I don't think I had any fun with the program until we met in class on Thursday. I think it was a really fantastic way to sum up class--after months of getting to know each other through class discussions, this was seriously the icing on the cake. I adore David for making an avatar that vaguely resembles a cross between Santa and Jesus--goes along with the "Merry Christmas" thing from his video. Jordan's avatar reminded me of Fat Albert. The lecture we received from Joe's friend was, for all intents and purposes, highly scandalous. I'd asked her how she'd met Joe but she was in the middle of the story of how she met her boyfriend...which involved clubs, drinks, and free lap dances. Needless to say, Joe's reputation kind of sunk in the eyes of a handful hopeful undergrads...but only for a few minutes!
Test driving the Scions was a genuinely hilarious experience. The interface was nothing like Mario Kart, hence my ridiculously haphazard driving. My favorite part had to be when a few of my peers to decided to join me in my vehicle. David kept complaining about my lack of digital driving skills, I continuously ran over Roxanne, and Ashley laughed a good amount. It was a fantastic bonding experience, I think. I'm beginning to understand how people invest this into an addiction.
I think given the subject matter that lies at the core of this class, playing Second Life was a fantastic experience. Would it be cool for other classes like History, Psychology, or Calculus? Maybe. Would I recommend it for English? Not on your life. Some subjects are better left to their original formatting. I'd be insulted if an English prof wanted to have class on Second Life. Thursday's class was immensely enjoyable especially because the Arctic tundra decided to bless us with its curses by making an appearance earlier that day--with class on Second Life, not only did I get more sleep, but I didn't have to risk tripping over an igloo either.
I'm going to miss writing in this thing. I might not stop--I'd like to be in touch with you all. One of my closest friends is taking this class next semester, as per my recommendation of course, so perhaps I can live vicariously through him.
Thank you all for a fabulous academic experience. :)
PS -- I wanted to post that class avatar photo, but my friend's laptop here is refusing. It is forthcoming.