So, today I was working on fixing my eyes for my fursuit (required if I wanted to use it for Anime North this year) and I discovered this picture:
If you’ve never heard of it, this image is from Second Life, a virtual world that I have been apart of since 2006. In fact, that’s where Alley McNally originally comes form. Anyway, when I saw this today, it reminded me of that avatar I used to use long, long ago . . . Ahh free avatars, don’t we love them? Of course, it rarely used today. Which is what surprised me when I saw it in Google Image Search.
Of course, it is an old image (that I knew), but I didn’t realize just how old! Until I clicked the link that is. It’s from 2006 (same year I joined) and is from a blog entry about some talk held in SL. Now the talk itself isn’t that interesting, but the bit about the raccoon (yes it is supposed to be a raccoon) is:
JRP: I hesitate to draw a sharp line, because I don’t know what the outer limit of potential terrorist destructiveness is. It is not unrealistic to fear the possibility of a nuclear attack by terrorists or an even more devastating biological attack. The appropriate preventive measures have to be scaled to the magnitude and probability of the threat.
Suddenly, a large wooden cube materializes in the middle of the auditorium, blocking Judge Posner from the audience– an apparent griefer attack on the event, or the Judge himself.
JRP: That’s an example of the kind of threat that worries me– a huge box marching through an amphitheatre.
The audience laughs while chaos ensues, during which Hamlet Au briefly crashes out of the world, and the Judge notices an audience member:
JRP: Is that a raccoon?
Kear Nevzerov: I’m a “furry”. Not sure how I got this way.
JRP: I think it’s Al Qaeda.
KN: I’m really an IP lawyer from DC. Honest.
JRP: I like your tail.
Somewhere within this interchange, CC staffers remove the giant prim and eject the griefer. The conversation continues.
Yup, a furry griefer shows up to a talk about terrorism. Nice. Almost Poetic, isn’t it?