Tag Archives: 08/06/2008

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Griefer

‘I committed the first murder of a human avatar in a virtual world.’ He blew foul-smelling cigar smoke from his nostrils. ‘No you fucking didn’t,’ I said. ‘You sure?’ ‘Positive. People were dying online before you were…’ I checked the file. ‘Before you were pre-pubescent.’

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We Get Greedy

Let’s not say that he wasn’t prepared. He was. He’d been planning for weeks, and if you met him it showed. Unshaven, wild-eyed, determined. He only had one topic of conversation. You walked into his flat and it confronted you, all maps and plans for

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Better Worlds For Zipguy

Sometimes, when it seems like the hopeful thing to do, I believe in alternate universes. Infinite Earths, and the like. Mostly, I believe that for every choice I make, there’s somewhere in the quantum whatever where I made the right choice instead. (Which, I suppose,

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Meat-Free

Excerpts from the full transcript of an interview with Own Freeman, speaking to Andrew Weiss. The finished article will be running in five parts in our print edition, every day this week, as part of our “Meat-Free Lifestyles” week. “… Of course, for years I