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    Upcoming Hollywood Blockbuster: Some Guy Gets Married In Second Life, RL Wife Is Pissed Off
    Andy Chalk posted on 17 Dec 2008 11:47 am

    Straight from the Department of Creative Bankruptcy comes news that Universal Pictures and Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski have acquired the movie rights to a story about a guy who married his Second Life girlfriend while he was still married in real life.

    The story originated in a Wall Street Journal article entitled Is This Man Cheating On His Wife? It told the tale of Ric Hoogestraat of Phoenix, Arizona, an avid Second Life player who became engaged in a virtual relationship with fellow Second Lifer Janet Spielman. The two own a pair of virtual dogs together, pay an in-game mortgage and "spend hours shopping at the mall and taking long motorcycle rides." In mid-2007, Hoogestraat asked Spielman to marry him in the game and become his "virtual wife."

    None of which sat very well with Sue Hoogestraat, his first-life wife. "It's really devastating," she said. "You try to talk to someone or bring them a drink, and they'll be having sex with a cartoon."

    Hoogestraat defends Second Life as just a game, albeit one he spends six hours a night playing. He said he has never actually spoken with his online spouse, even over the telephone, and that they have no plans to meet. But that's of little comfort to the real Mrs. Hoogestraat, who said, "It's sad. It's a waste of human life. Everybody has their hobbies, but when it's from six in the morning until two in the morning, that's not a hobby, that's your life." Ironically, Sue and Ric met online three years ago through a computer chat room.

    Now, Verbinski and unnamed executives from Universal have decided that this is a story worth a Hollywood retelling. Steven Knight, who wrote the screenplay for Eastern Promises, has been hired to come up with a screenplay based on the original Wall Street Journal article.

    I really don't know what else to say about this except to rail viciously at the spiraling worthlessness of the Hollywood film industry. Does anyone think this is a good idea? That this vaguely sad but otherwise entirely unremarkable story somehow has the makings of a big Hollywood blockbuster? I don't particularly care about Verbinski or the movies he churns out, but this is the man who's been handed the reins to the BioShock film. What hope can we have for that if this is the kind of thing he thinks will put butts in seats at the local Cinerama?
    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news...-Is-Pissed-Off

    Wonder how much money Axle is going to sponge off mommy to go see this waste of good film?
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    "You try to talk to someone or bring them a drink, and they'll be having sex with a cartoon."
    Priceless.
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    There are people that really do this stuff. I had some girl tell me a story like this...she fell in love with a cartoon on SL & they got married. Her RL husband did not mind at first, as he was spending hours playing WOW. I don't think she had any clue as to how freaking dysfunctional it sounded to me.

    I quit watching cartoons years ago and she is an adult bragging about being married to one? :eek:
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    Since Yvette and I broke up in January I meet REAL women on sites like Kiss.com and Udate and get laid for real. The day I find myself chasing and trying to seduce a cartoon I'll rip the broadband out of the wall myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    There are people that really do this stuff. I had some girl tell me a story like this...she fell in love with a cartoon on SL & they got married. Her RL husband did not mind at first, as he was spending hours playing WOW. I don't think she had any clue as to how freaking dysfunctional it sounded to me.

    I quit watching cartoons years ago and she is an adult bragging about being married to one? :eek:
    These are just the old Dungeons and Dragons geeks in a virtual setting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    These are just the old Dungeons and Dragons geeks in a virtual setting.


    Well, they are missing out on all of the fun of making costumes from old sheets and playing D & D in the tunnels underneath their college campuses.


    Or, maybe the tunnel thing is just a Michigan public university thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news...-Is-Pissed-Off

    Wonder how much money Axle is going to sponge off mommy to go see this waste of good film?
    You might think that people who use online games like SL are losers.

    But those people are the ones who will be operating the drones and robot soldiers.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...robot-soldiers

    Oh, and don't i recall you playing world of warcrack?
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