Thursday, January 31, 2008


The "Wonderland" series last night profiled people who get romantically linked-up on Second Life. The main pair comprised an American woman in a failing marriage, who had developed a serious Second Life relationship with a UK Geek who lived in a slummy tower block somewhere. Their avatars were of course gorgeous.

The whole situation reminded me of Laura Brown (Julianne Moore) in the film The Hours. The American wife was obviously an Idealist (NF) married to a steady-as-you-go Guardian (SFJ) type. She was going out of her mind with the lack of intellectual stimulation while he responded with dogged love and frustration, comparing himself embarrassingly to Forrest Gump. The British Geek, while smartish, had no social skills to speak of and when they met in that tower block it was as cringe-inducing as you could possibly imagine.