December Challenge: Goblin Mode

December Challenge: Goblin Mode

Oxford University Press has released their “word of the year” for 2022: Goblin Mode.

a type of behaviour which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations

Oxford University Press, 2022 Word of the Year

Given the year we’ve just experienced, ‘goblin mode’ resonates with all of us who are feeling a little overwhelmed at this point. It’s a relief to acknowledge that we’re not always the idealised, curated selves that we’re encouraged to present on our Instagram and TikTok feeds. This has been demonstrated by the dramatic rise of platforms like BeReal where users share images of their unedited selves, often capturing self-indulgent moments in goblin mode.

Casper Grathwohl, President of Oxford Languages

Did they… just… define SL avatar life??

SL is a diverse world and it’s amazing how industrious many avatars are! Nonetheless, Goblin Mode seems like a very avatar kind of word.

Photo Challenge!

It’s your turn, avatar! Create a photo of your best depiction of “Goblin Mode”.

  1. Link your photo in the comments below
  2. Add your photo to the Flickr group:

I can’t wait to see what you create!

Good luck, Goblins!

Image: The Guardian

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