According to an official release from Google, the much-hyped Lively virtual world will cease to be. It is an ex-world. It has gone to meet its maker. It's a fucking stiff.
The Second Life killer turned out to be nothing more than a damp squib. This is not a terrible thing in relation to the world of virtual fashion because in all truth, the notion of "style" had no meaning in Lively. Here I am in my Lively incarnation:
Although the blond hair and blue eyes are there, the normal raw sexuality and masculine hunkiness are missing. If I were to turn up at an SL fashion show looking like that, I would deserve to be banned on sight and shunned by the models. And I love the models.
It seems that although everyone and their dog thinks that creating virtual worlds is "a good idea" and "pretty straightforward," it turns out to be a lot more challenging that it appears.