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Steve Crawford <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 25 Feb 2011 08:53:54 +0200
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I like that very much! Perhaps we can all choose a favorite character from the past to become in 2nd Life. I would like to be Hannibal or Alexander. Inhibitions be gone.

Somebody though needs to be Sam in modern contexts.


On Feb 25, 2011, at 1:21 AM, Scott Holmes wrote:

> For those of you that already have accounts in Second Life and for those
> aware of it but haven't logged in yet, I have created an avatar named
> SLClemens.  I suspect that most readers of this list haven't a clue what
> I'm talking about, Second Life indeed.  I'll leave that to you to
> google. Anyway, I've created this avatar and characterize him as an
> itinerant story teller that visits venues throughout the Second Life
> grid and reads stories from the works of Mark Twain.  He is currently
> working on Roughing It and has an engagement on Thursday March 3 at 1pm
> (pst).  He's using a copy obtained from the Gutenberg project in order
> to avoid any potential copyright issues.
> Now I don't pretend to be a Mark Twain impersonator nor do I attempt to
> do dialects, just straight reading from the text.  I've rarely done any
> public speaking outside of presenting papers back in my graduate school
> days and my erstwhile career many years ago.  I'm doing this because I
> want to try to do something creative with this new platform, Second
> Life, and because I love Mark Twain's works.  SLClemens will not attempt
> any of Twains novels but will stick primarily to his travel adventures,
> if he can get through Roughing It.