Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Does Second Life's hood ornament need a new avatar?

Tog Frog saw "a horrible photograph" of Philip Linden - aka Philip Rosedale and Linden Lab's CEO - in a Real Life German newspaper yesterday. To add insult to injury, Tog's RL friend commented, "This is your Second Life? Looks like a bad cartoon," and Tog took this to heart.

Together with Petronilla Paperdoll, Tog has founded a group called "NAFPL - New Avi for Philip L," expressly for the purpose of creating a new look for our Commander-in-Chief. "I think it's time to do it... and it should be fun. It doesn't look good for Second Life's #1 figurehead to be wearing such an old avi," said Tog who, by the way, is a very new Resident in Second Life. This little critter was created, it's typist tells me, specifically for the Philip mission.

Some time ago, AngryBeth Shortbread poked fun at Philip's avatar with her Bootleg Phil Machinima. Looking at this vid again, I had to agree with Tog, so I paid up the $25L to join.


Anonymous said...

Hahahaha! Yeah! Geez....and PLEASE, the HAIR! All his talk about user-generated content and a) he won't buy any (must be spending all his money on leveling up in Warcraft) or b) won't make any. What kind of 'evangelist' is he?

Oh...and did you check out his "tux" during the Davos interview? He didn't even have prim shoes if I recall correctly!

Sign me up!

Anonymous said...

i rarely ever wear prim shoes. i have a few pair, i just don't want to. credit chug for that, i guess, but it sure makes life easier, and when you live on a beach, who care?

MadCow said...

Human avatars shall one day fall and we shall rise up again in a endless number of new images. The time of the non human is upon us, or maybe its not till next Thursday.