Battle of the Geeks: Installment Three

Welcome once again to Battle of the Geeks, the series of blog posts in which I, Michelle Nephew, prove beyond a doubt that I am far and away a bigger geek than my husband John.


You've heard of Second Life, right? The massively multiplayer online virtual world where you can actually build things yourself? Well, say hello to my Second Life avatar:

Yes, that's my steampunk outfit ... how observant of you! Oh, and what's that I'm standing on? Not a snowfield, no, that's a CLOUD, because you can FLY in Second Life. And it's not just any cloud, it's actually the building platform I set up above my island sim to create skyboxes on (floating houses for you non-SLers), which I then sell in Second Life. That's right ... I MAKE MONEY in Second Life.

Now, to be fair I must admit that John does have his little World of Warcarft hobby. HOWEVER, I'm not only a Second Life player, I'm a Second Life entrepreneur, and that's what makes all the difference. While John pays his $15 a month for WoW, I've actually MADE over $4,000 to date on Second Life. Notice the comma there? Just checking. ;)


Michelle = 3
John = 0


  1. Hey, Beloved Nerdette, shouldn't I at LEAST get 1 point for Warcraft? And for being in a guild with Bob from the Source?

  2. I'm inclined to agree with John on this one. Surely a little grace (or condescension) is called ofr here?

    Be merciful and award him one point for Wow.

  3. Point goes to the GEEKIER person, you don't just get points for BEING a geek ... the fact that we're both gamer geeks is pretty much understood already. ;)

  4. Although, he DOES have a point about being in that WOW guild with Bob. I wouldn't contest a point for that, if he wrote it up. SEE! I CAN be merciful!

  5. ... In fact, he could probably get a point if he just listed the NAMES of his WOW characters.

  6. You mean, like Wonkosane, my Tauren druid?

  7. A reference from so long and thanks for all the fish? That's so worth a point!

  8. Hi Michelle!
    I make money in Second Life also. I make t-shirts & posters for sale. Also rent out a luxury condo at GIRLTOWN on Fantasy Land 6.. It is a FREE home for girls with about 240 girls living there and NO men. We keep them out. ihihih
    Linda Latte in SL !!