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Flashback: Tuesday of this week (The 9th of January, 2018), one of my coworker is stretching his legs and wanders over to my area and asks if I'd heard of the "Ugandan Knuckles" meme. This immediately piqued my interest and by the weekend I was downloading VRChat for my PC.

Now, for those who don't know what VRChat is, it is basically an internet chatroom where players can talk and interact with each other. How is this any different from your average chatroom though? Well, players can select from a list of premade avatars or go to any number of "Avatar Malls" as I call them, and select any one of countless player made Avatars and use those avatars to interact with other players.

The game is meant for VR Headsets like the Oculus Rift and other headsets but can be played with a simple mouse and keyboard, or even a gamepad. Most of the players I've met use the mouse/keyboard combo due to the high costs associated with a VR headset and controllers. I'm also limited to the mouse and keyboard for the same reasons (I~I ain't got no mo~oney!). All you need that you may or may not have already is a microphone as there is no text chat in the game.

Let me give you an example of some of the things you can do in VRChat.

You can go bowling (Game has a pre-made bowling alley in the game), play the Disc Wars game from Tron Legacy (in the premade arena for it), or do what everyone else does and socialize in one of the numerous different places available in the game. One of the best ways, I've found, to get on the good sides of other players, especially in the bar settings, is to clean up the dropped drinks and food items and return them to whoever the "bartender" is.

Of course, I can't mention VRChat without mentioning its famous (or infamous, depending on who you ask) meme. The Ugandan Knuckle Meme. Do not be surprised when one of the first avatars you encounter is a small hyperdeformed Knuckles from Sonic the Hedgehog, speaking with a faux-Ugandan accent, asking "Do you know de whey?" or "You must have Ebola, to know de whey." and heaven help you if you choose to use an Anime girl (a loli particularly) for your avatar because odds are, you will become "De Queen" and have a lot of Ugandan Knuckles flocking to you and "spitting" on you (don't ask). Also, expect lots of tongue clicking.

I say this because I've partaken in this cancer :). If you want to give in and join them, just go to one of the worlds in the game known as Uganda (yeah...) and click on one of the chests on the small island. The chest will immediately make your avatar a Ugandan Knuckle and you will get to show others "De whey of de Devil."

Let me give you a rundown of one of my first experiences in VRChat.
I log in, go straight to Uganda, swap to the Ugandan Knuckle skin, and start looking for a world. I ended up in a world called Club Lo-Fi, which is a simple and small sort of cyber-punkish bar with three back rooms and a stage. That evening a couple of VR players (players that had the VR controlers) one dressed as Blake from RWBY, the other as Jack Skellington, and a third regular player in a dark armored Yellow Heart from Hyperdimension Neptunia were tending bar while a guy in a huge (and I mean really huge) Warhammer Space Marine skin acted as bouncer. My initial appearance caused some consternation from some of the other players ("Oh no, we've got a Ugandan") but I decided to simply lend a hand as I noticed the floor was covered with dropped glasses and bottles from the bar. So I just ran around, picked up these dropped items and brought them to the space marine. I heard the space marine calming Jack Skellington occasionally ("The Ugandans are actually helping us out, bringing glasses and such back so they're alright"). I'd, of course, speak in the Ugandan accent but refrained from tongue clicking or repeatedly asking if "dey know de whey." I was just there to have a good time and helping the bartenders out got me on their good side. They kinda realized that I wasn't there to troll fairly quickly. I even managed to convince the other Ugandans that showed up from time to time to help out. There was also a strange number of Loli avatars, including a red and black Kanna (from Kobayashi's Dragon Maid) that was referred to as "the original Loli" by the space marine (the Kanna player had been there since before the space marine had arrived). There was also an adorable VR player dressed as an anime loli in a tomato costume (IDK what it was from) but they just silently walked around carrying a vodka bottle, "drinking" from it.

I don't get to play VRChat as often as I'd like since I don't live alone and I'd rather not speak faux-Ugandan around other people...or speak into a microphone in general when I'm around other people. If they ever implement text chat, I'm so in.

VRChat is 100% free to play with no microtransactions even offered. Only thing you need is a few GBs of space on your harddrive for the base game plus any player made maps and avatars you download, and a microphone.

So, my bruudas...

...do you know de whey?

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I'm not talented when it comes to visual art but I am a writer. I have a profile on Fanfiction.net and regularly surf DeviantArt for fun and inspiration. DeviantArt is probably the first place I turn for inspiration when it comes to my writing.
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Symbolar Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Did you have plans to have Kento to meet his grandparents in force spirit?
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StarToursTraveler Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
No and I still don't. I don't see much reason to.
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Symbolar Featured By Owner 5 days ago
In your Star Wars series, no one says, “Shadow War” in the story. How come?
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StarToursTraveler Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
For the same reason you didn't hear veterans of the Clone Wars call the war they served in the "Clone Wars" until after the war had ended. For the same reason Rebels and former Imperials didn't call the Galactic Civil War the Galactic Civil War until after it was over. I refer to it as the Shadow War for illustrative purposes but right now it's just known simply as "the war" by its participants. When the war finally ends, it'll likely be referred to as the Shadow War.
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Symbolar Featured By Owner 5 days ago
It seem strange to give a title after the war ended
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StarToursTraveler Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Aaaaaaand calling "the Clone Wars" and "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" TV series is any different? I mean only once throughout Star Wars prior to or during the Clone Wars is said war referred to as such is in Episode II Attack of the Clones when Yoda says "Begun, the Clone War, has."

Most of this though is from conversations with my late grandfather. He was a WW2 Vet and he told me that they (and by they meaning he and his fellow servicemen) never really thought of it as a second world war until after the war ended and the Korean War began. They just referred to it as "the war" and this tends to be the case for any and every war. When there's a massive war going on, most people refer to said war as "the war" as most will know what they're talking about without further elaboration. It's only after a war ends that a war tends to get a name.

This isn't always true though if there are two separate conflicts going on at one time. Like the War in Iraq or the War in Afghanistan for example as both were similar but separate conflicts and both needed a name to differentiate them from one another. The War on Terror could've been the name for them both but when being specific they got a name.

Again, for big conflicts like the Clone Wars, WW1, WW2, when it's the same sides fighting in different locations, for the same goals as in every other location, then it's usually just referred to as "the war."

That said, I will happily chow down on a serving of crow if someone can prove me wrong and show me a point in Legends or Canon media when, during the Clone Wars, that the war was called as such. After the war doesn't count.
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Symbolar Featured By Owner 5 days ago
When Star Wars season 2 was coming out, you gave out hints what will happen on each episodes. Will you do that again?
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StarToursTraveler Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
You mean like teaser images? If so then, yeah I'm aiming for teasers. We'll see.
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Symbolar Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Yes
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Symbolar Featured By Owner 6 days ago
In fanfiction website, do your fans give a suggestion for your story.
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