on my SL profile’s first page, among other short little quotes of mine, it says,
a soul-infused avatar
Sl is a world for me and not a game.:)
I wrote that almost 7 years ago, and it was my way of saying that I saw SL not as something unreal but as an alternative reality. Even if you don’t go as far as to believe in a soul, then let’s say conscience, personality+morality, something that humans have (or should have) and we infuse all that in our avatars. They have our thoughts, our beliefs, our talents and sociability and they represent us on every level because we are the ones who breathe life into them, otherwise they are just….. an NPC ( a Non-Player-Character)
Meet “Let’s Dance my first NPC.
I feel sorry for her.
She is on an endless dance-loop, an endless salsa routine at my little under- the over-pass Dance Club on my Kitely world, “The Hudson Line” just waiting for someone to dance with her.
She has nothing more inside and maybe it’s me, but I see her as more vapid than I could ever look. She is my clone, an NPC copied directly from me and thanks to Nara Malone’s Video and free gift at her world’s landing, I created her.
Now I am having “moral misgivings” 😉 Well, I am kind of serious here, but not totally..still there is something a bit creepy about watching yourself dancing one dance into the next and never knowing the “why ” of her/your existence. I guess the why (on my end) is she is a great Greeter etc etc. but I am wondering if that is enough for her?
So00, I am now pursuing the training of a Chatbot on Pandora’s website at least to give her the gift of gab and maybe who knows, meet someone who likes to text a soft spoken salsa dancer and anything could happen from there:)
If you have an Opensim world and are interested in causing yourself this great “dilemma” or if you are not as prone to looking at life as melodramatically as I do, you might find the idea of NPC’s to be very interesting(albeit weird) and functional on your worlds.
Thank you Nara for making this video I will embed below and also for offering us the free gift to make our own, You too can be a Dr Frankenstein in only minutes…
“Its ALIVE and it looks just like Me!!” The NPC!
Here is how to get to Nara’s World (from Opensim) and find your
NPC poseball located in a gift box by the landing zone at world.narasnook.com:8900
Keep exploring, learning, having fun. That’s what virtuality is all about!