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.
INSTALLMENT THREE: MICHELLE'S SECOND LIFE
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