Surfing the web, as you do, I found an article entitled "Ten Reasons to Avoid Second Life". It is four years old, and thus rather dated, but I don't think it is far off the mark, and it offers a pretty concise explanation of SL for those who don't quite understand what SL is yet.
Click here to read the article - here!
I am not suggesting that this is some kind of SL encyclopedia, but...it is quite interesting.
The aforementioned article mentions Gor. From my understanding, Gor is a fictional place/world pulled from an old series of novels in which a class of "free" men and women use other men and women as slaves for sex. I first stumbled upon the concept when I managed to wander into a Gorean sim in Second Life. A signpost issued me with a set of rules and a HUD which contained an AO that would basically bind my avatar up like some kind of kinky parcel. One Google Search later and I was starting to think I needed to get out of here. It all seemed rather violent and grim, and also rather serious - but then I came across this:
|"Do NOT Climb :)"|
Maybe it only looks like it was written by a five year old in crayon. Maybe that five year old is a psychopath who daubed it in his slave's blood. I suppose anything is possible - this is SL, afterall!
How did they know I'd want to climb the waterfall, anyway?!