Shockwaves continue to bounce off the walls in Second Life as Residents wake to the news that Art Historian, journalist and hitherto apparently Prim and Perfect Rowan Derryth was caught on camera necking a newbie. The newbie, who cannot be named for mnemonic reasons, appeared unhurt after the incident, although his jeans did appear to have been stapled to the viewer.
Allegedly one in a series of recent incidents, Derryth is said to lure roaming weeklings into her new gallery (SLURL suppressed to prevent you freaks from making an alt and stalking the place) by offering to let them 'peruse her Ekphrases', an offer even hardened veterans of the SL art world find hard to resist. The actual noobication took place on her burnished leather steampunk sofa. This photograph, taken by myself at great personal risk, reveals the full horror of the sofa stage of the attack. Those of a childish disposition are discouraged from clicking on the photo.
Derryth's behaviour provoked reaction across the Grid. P Linden woke from his mid-morning nap and looked ruefully at his golf clubs, at the Blue Angel Poet's Dive a candelight vigil slash non-rhyming limerick competition was hastily organized, ColeMarie Soleil reminded her public that she knows Bryn Oh, while Torley released a Tutorial titled: "How to Avoid Being Derrythed". An unnamed Dutch blogger said: 'I am all for crappy and offensive performance art, that's my schtick, but this crosses the line.'
Ms Derryth was available for comment.