The Incomparable Lightness of Tweeting*

*With apologies to Milan Kundera, but given the subject matter, it was too hard to resist the title.

Twitter can be a fun place, especially when it comes to Second Life (no, really…). Take last night, when I noticed Mistletoe Ethaniel tweeting to a hashtag entitled “LessAmbitousNovels”  – the idea being to take the name of a novel and turn it into something a little … less ambitious. I couldn’t help but reply with one of my own: The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to Your Local Store. which prompted a rapid exchange between Mistletoe and myself:

Thus was born a few hours of silliness that illustrated the range of talent and humour that is part and parcel of the SL community. Here are a few of my personal favourites by “author”:

  • Abel Undercity:
    • An LSL Bridge Too Far
    • For Whom the Lag Rolls
    • Crash
    • My Fair JIRA
  • Ahuva Heliosense – The Sun Also Rezzes
  • Alex Hayden
    • The Prim of Miss Jean Brodie
    • The Fall of the House of Linden
  • Antony Fairport – Rendezvous With Drama
  • Bear Silvershade – Where Avatars Fear to Rez
  • Cinder Roxley:
    • Stranger in a Strange Sim
    • Old Man and the Blake Sea
    • Something Scripted This Way Comes
    • War and Grief
    • Uncle Tom’s Skybox
    • The Tenant of Ravenglass Hall
  • Gypsy Quixote – The Handmaid’s Tail
  • Gwendolyn Ann Smith – A Tale of Two Bay Cities
  • Miso Susanowa
    • Lord of the Sims
    • For Whom The Tier Tolls
    • One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Sim
  • Mistletoe Ethaniel
    • I, Copybot
    • Master and Kajira
    • To Kill a Sion Chicken
  • Ossian – The Grid-Wide Hunt For Red October
  • Salazar Jack – Prim and Primibility
  • Sling Trebuchet
    • Charlotte’s Mesh
    • The Muted American
  • Spikeheel Starr
    • The Avatar is a Harsh Mistress
    • Welcome Island of Dr. Moreau

And there are more besides under the hashtag #SLNovels. While I hate pointing to my own contributions (ego, ego!), I hope the following selection raised a smile or two:

  • I, Rodvik
  • Rosedale Shrugged
  • The Catcher in the Cornfield
  • The Thirty-Nine Prims
  • To Sculpt a Mockingbird
  • SL Confidential
  • A Passage to Zindra
  • A Prim With A View
  • Gone With The Windlight (also submitted by Marx Dudek)
  • The Scripted Agent
  • Do Avatars Dream of Breedable Sheep?

So, does anyone else have ideas for suitable SLNovels?

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9 thoughts on “The Incomparable Lightness of Tweeting*

  1. I had some posting issues last night, so instead of vomiting up my own ideas, I got to enjoy all the posts folks put up last night.

    Good ones all around, and crowdsourcing humor remains an SL user strong point.

    -ls/cm

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    1. Was great fun, and we missed your input. As Rodvik’s SL home is a library, maybe we should donate the titles to him…

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  2. That was one of the more fun threads – i was chuckling all afternoon at work – Bear “Silverblade” 🙂

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    1. Drat! Corrected 🙂

      And you know, your name was one of only three (along with Cinder’s and Spikeheel’s) I didn’t simply cut-and-paste from the Tweets! Silly me!

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