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katykiwi Moonflower
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09-22-2005 09:17
What is an Urban Legend?

Some call it folklore, some call it rumor; others just call it bull, but there are those who call it the truth, just embellished a bit.

An urban legend is usually a modern story, fictional in whole or part, passed around from person to person as the truth. It spreads like wildfire, reaching a wide audience in a short amount of time.

Spreading quickly over a wide audience, with some element of truth to it, are elements that distinguish an urban legend from rumor. The rumor becomes larger than life and grows to legendary status.

Urban legends can be totally false or partially true. A lot are inspired by an actual event but have evolved into an exaggerated and embellished version of the event as the story is passed from person to person.

They seem to come from nowhere, and tracing the source of the legend to authenticate the story is impossible.

Some famous urban legends in RL have included a lot of stories about things ending up in microwave ovens, gerbils, Eric Clapton, and other various topics. Do a google search to see the long list of legends and I bet you find several stories you have heard about.

So, what are the SL related urban legends? Without naming names of course :)

Here is one I have heard MANY times from MANY sources, therefore qualifying as an SL urban legend as opposed to rumor:

A managerial level in house Linden spends time at his desk at work secretly having cyber sex with various women who are SL members. Legend has it that he pretends to be working but the words he is typing on his keyboard are really cyber sex. As a reward this Linden grants special favors to the women he cybers that include lucrative benefits and special inclusion in LL projects and contracts.

A high profile SL member is married in real life to this Linden playboy and had his baby. This SL member is a troublemaker who avoids sanctions for violating the TOS/CS because of her relationship to this Linden, but she doesnt know about the others who also get favored treatment as a result of his secret philandering.

Whats your SL Urban legend...remember..NO NAMES!

edited to replace the word Casanova with the word playboy to avoid confusion with the SL surname!
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Sensual Casanova
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09-22-2005 09:19
From: katykiwi Moonflower

A high profile SL member is married in real life to this Linden Casanova and had his baby. This SL member is a troublemaker who avoids sanctions for violating the TOS/CS because of her relationship to this Linden, but she doesnt know about the others who also get favored treatment as a result of his secret philandering.

Whats your SL legend...remember..NO NAMES!


LMFAO, I want names!
Pendari Lorentz
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09-22-2005 09:21
I have to name names for mine. But of course it isn't true, it is just an Urban Legend.

That James Miller is Phillip Linden's alt! :D
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katykiwi Moonflower
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09-22-2005 09:21
From: Sensual Casanova
LMFAO, I want names!
Sens after your post i edited my post to use the word playboy rather than Casanova so there would be no confusion! :D Casanova referred to him being a playboy and not the SL surname!
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Kendra Bancroft
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Join date: 17 Jun 2004
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09-22-2005 09:22
I got drunk one night ya know...and I totally stayed at one of [name deleted] rental homes --cos like it was late ya know, and I didn't wanna go home. Well he offered me something to drink to warm me up, I took it 'cos it was in a Bangzwang stein from Neualtenburg, and I like totally passed out!!

I woke up the next day in a bathtub and one of my kidneys was missing!!
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Sensual Casanova
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09-22-2005 09:23
From: katykiwi Moonflower
Sens after your post i edited my post to use the word playboy rather than Casanova so there would be no confusion! :D Casanova referred to him being a playboy and not the SL surname!


Oh I understood that part, but I still want names! IM them to me?

Here is an urban legend...

Bub Linden is my babies daddy! :p
Jake Reitveld
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09-22-2005 09:24
I think my urban legened is that there are places where secrect groups of people have orgies in Skyhouses.
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Pypo Chung
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Join date: 26 Dec 2003
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09-22-2005 09:38
here's one, There are certain zones that are only accessible by being in a certain group...no-one knows whats innem or what there about, but there not open to public....think about that while i go get some beer
Osprey Therian
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09-22-2005 10:52
I heard that Bub Linden is everyone's babies' daddy :-D
Catherine Cotton
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09-22-2005 11:17
linden alts posing as regular players on the forums and pissing customers off. looks around and points fingers. :rolleyes:
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Asha Lumiere
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09-22-2005 11:20
From: Osprey Therian
I heard that Bub Linden is everyone's babies' daddy :-D


This can't be true because I heard from a friend that a friend of her friend and Bub are planning to adopt because he can't,well, procreate. *Looks at her child and says "but he looks JUST like Bub"*

Hehe we love you Bub!!
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Catherine Cotton
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09-22-2005 11:21
Bub is a woman. :D
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Ulrika Zugzwang
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09-22-2005 11:21
From: katykiwi Moonflower
A high profile SL member is married in real life to this Linden playboy and had his baby. This SL member is a troublemaker who avoids sanctions for violating the TOS/CS because of her relationship to this Linden, but she doesnt know about the others who also get favored treatment as a result of his secret philandering.
Ha ha. :D

This is supposed to be me. I have to say that like all good urban legends, the story is slowly evolving over time. I first heard of it myself from Prokofy on the SLUniverse forums and later on IRC. :)

~Ulrika~
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Chik-chik-chika-ahh
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09-22-2005 11:23
From: Ulrika Zugzwang
Ha ha. :D

This is supposed to be me. I have to say that like all good urban legends, the story is slowly evolving over time. I first heard of it myself from Prokofy on the SLUniverse forums and later on IRC. :)

~Ulrika~



The words "A high profile SL member" should tell you, it is NOT you... LOL sorry I had to..
Catherine Cotton
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09-22-2005 11:23
Indeed.
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Aimee Weber
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09-22-2005 11:40
I have a feeling a lot of these "urban legends" about players (particularly the negative ones) have a common origin.
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Cristiano Midnight
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09-22-2005 11:42
From: Ulrika Zugzwang
Ha ha. :D

This is supposed to be me. I have to say that like all good urban legends, the story is slowly evolving over time. I first heard of it myself from Prokofy on the SLUniverse forums and later on IRC. :)

~Ulrika~


Yeah I am impressed with how it has evolved. The fact that you just gave birth has just added street cred to it. :) The philandering cyber thing is a nice twist to the story.
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Ingrid Ingersoll
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09-22-2005 11:44
From: Cristiano Midnight
Yeah I am impressed with how it has evolved. The fact that you just gave birth has just added street cred to it. :)


I've heard it several times but it was never Ulrika. But for the sake of her ego, we can pretend.
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Cristiano Midnight
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09-22-2005 11:51
From: Ingrid Ingersoll
I've heard it several times but it was never Ulrika. But for the sake of her ego, we can pretend.


Ulrika is not making that up actually (about being accused of it being her):

http://www.sluniverse.com/forums/FindPost5788.aspx

That was the first time I had heard the rumor. There was another one about someone being a man that I had never heard either, until Prokofy posted it (and it wasn't true).
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Moopf Murray
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09-22-2005 11:54
From: Ulrika Zugzwang
Ha ha. :D

This is supposed to be me. I have to say that like all good urban legends, the story is slowly evolving over time. I first heard of it myself from Prokofy on the SLUniverse forums and later on IRC. :)

~Ulrika~


No, this doesn't relate to you. Somebody far more infamous. Nice try though.
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Cristiano Midnight
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09-22-2005 11:55
From: Moopf Murray
No, this doesn't relate to you. Somebody far more infamous. Nice try though.


Ahhh I know the other person you are referring to - yeah, that rumor has persisted longer than it being Ulrika. However, for a long time, that person was actually banned from posting in the SL forums, though they still had their SL account. That rumor becomes even more interesting when combined with the other rumor about the same person being a man. It gets even more sordid :) I can see why Ulrika thinks it was a reference to her, though, since she was accused of the same thing.
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Moopf Murray
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09-22-2005 11:58
From: Cristiano Midnight
Ahhh I know the other person you are referring to - yeah, that rumor has persisted longer than it being Ulrika. However, for a long time, that person was actually banned from posting in the SL forums, though they still had their SL account. That rumor becomes even more interesting when combined with the other rumor about the same person being a man. It gets even more sordid :)


Yes, there have been several variations on the theme as well that I've heard at different times, all revolving around the same person. Sordid ain't the word :)
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Pendari Lorentz
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09-22-2005 12:00
ugg! *insert puking smilie that should exist as an option on these forums*

If it is not Ulrika that the rumor involves, I have too much faith in that Linden for it to be the other person implied. :p
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Ingrid Ingersoll
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09-22-2005 12:01
I've heard Marcus Forsetti is the biggest jerk in sl. AND I BELIEVE IT. He RUINED immersion and tons of other stuff. :mad:
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Siggy Romulus
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09-22-2005 12:02
Player X is Grimmy Moonflower.
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