I wondered when "Gangnam Style" would become a real viral hit in Second Life, and now it truly has. Being SL, of course, it has to come with its own quirky flavor. Behold, Gangnam Hamster Style:
The hamsters are Suetabulous Yootz's face-punchingly cute mesh avatars Iris wrote about last week, and the Gangam dance animations seem to be from Iron Serpente which I wrote about last month. Put them together and suddenly the PSY viral craze has a new roly poly iteration. I'm starting to see a lots of Gangnam-styling hamster videos coming across my feed, so I think it's safe to say this is on its way to becoming viral. Here's another:
And yet another:
And so on. There are many such on YouTube now, it seems.
Some may say WTF, but I'd say it's the latest variation of what I've called "Bebop reality" -- the tendency of Second Life users to mix, match, and improvise around existing themes to make the world weirder. I didn't even mention the Gangnam Style furries, or the Gangnam Style bronies in Second Life, but yes, they exist too.Tweet