Wednesday, July 6, 2011

In Which Sian Makes Herself Really Uncomfortable

"Never again will you be capable of ordinary human feeling. Everything will be dead inside you. Never again will you be capable of love, or friendship, or joy of living, or laughter, or curiosity, or courage, or integrity. You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty and then we shall fill you with ourselves." - George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four
"The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power... We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites." - Orwell
"We shall abolish the orgasm. Our neurologists are at work upon it now. There will be no loyalty, except loyalty towards the Party. There will be no love, except the love of Big Brother. There will be no laughter, except the laugh of triumph over a defeated enemy. There will be no art, no literature, no science." - Orwell
Sian and Sion wear:
Outfit: [Defectiva] Oppressive Force - Blackheart L$500

Sian wears:
Boots: [Abyss] Stompers Black L$200
Eyes: sian's testcard eyes (Sian's own work, IM her in-world if you want some)

Sion wears:
Boots: [Black Cat Bones] His Dark Future (Dark Future Hunt Gift, defunct) L$0

Note: The outfit is designed for men. The version Sian's wearing has been modified.

Sian, you should know, is about as left-liberal-vegetarian-tree-hugger-pacifist as you can get. But sometimes, for the sake of role-playing, or pretend, or hallowe'en, or just trying it on because SL isn't real, an avatar can dress up, and sometimes you dress up as something evil.

Some avatars dress up as devils, criminals, or some other monster. Sian (and Sion) dressed up as one of the worst things she could think of.

But then, role-playing and fiction are like that, aren't they? Just because we like horror movies doesn't mean we actually like watching serial killers at work, does it? Should playing at being non-specific totalitarians really mean that we approve of these things, or take them lightly?

Should it?

No comments:

Post a Comment