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virtual slay

Okay, building a meaningful relationship with someone of the opposite sex.  I don’t handle rejection too well, and that’s why people like myself find solace in the virtual world.  But today I found out that relationships in the game world can also be nasty…especially went it comes to divorce.

A Japanese piano teacher was arrested for the murder of her virtual husband after an abrupt but messy online divorce.  The 43-year-old from the Kyushu province in southern Japan could face a maximum sentence of five years in jail if she is found guilty of killing off her digital partner.  She is accused of hacking into the profile of a 33-year-old office worker from Sapporo 620 miles away, whose avatar on the Maple Story computer game was married to her character until he unexpectedly demanded a divorce.

I learned two things for the story above.  First of all, I’m never ever going to get married online (geez! thanx alot!  I’m now even more of a commitophobe!)  Secondly…the lady was 43-years old, playing an MMORPG,got married online, got pissed and murdered her virtual husband…enough said.  Let’s all hope we’ll find a significant other by her age.

So kids, stay in school because it’s cool.


Go have fun and possibly find your significant others at Maple Story: