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  • In Real Life
  • Cory Doctorow
  • English
  • 03 July 2020
  • 9781596436589

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Read & download ↠ In Real Life Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ends a gold farmer a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from developed countries with money to burn This behavior is strictly against the rules in Coarsegold but Anda soon comes to realize that uestions of right and wrong are. I was NOT expecting to love this as much as I did but HOLY MOLY I LOVED IT

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Read & download ↠ In Real Life Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A lot less straightforward when a real person's real livelihood is at stake From acclaimed teen author Little Brother For the Win and Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow and Koko Be Good creator Jen Wang In Real Life is a perceptive and high stakes look at adolescence gaming poverty and culture clash. 45 starsYYYEEEESSSSSSSS

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Read & download ↠ In Real Life Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Anda loves Coarsegold Online the massively multiplayer role playing game where she spends most of her free time It's a place where she can be a leader a fighter a hero It's a place where she can meet people from all over the world and make friends But things become a lot complicated when Anda befri. The road to hell is paved with good intentions In Real Life this new graphic novel written by Cory Doctorow with art by Jen Wang is full of them In its heartfelt introduction Cory Doctorow says that In Real Life is about game and economics about the political economical social choices that we make on a daily basis and their conseuences About how social media and the Internet can potentially shape and change the worldThe book portrays how Anda the shy and lonely main character trying to fit in at her new school starts playing Coarsegold Online a MMRPG for the non initiated massively multiplayer role playing game and gets involved with the real life conseuences of playing itThere are I think three aspects of the novel worth exploring First of all the clear and welcomed feminist message of the book Anda starts playing it after a school visit by one of the game s organisers who talks about the rise of female gamers the problems encountered by them sexism misogyny ending with a call to arms in which girls are specifically invited to play with female avatars The idea is that Coarsegold Online provides a welcoming and safe environment in which to do so The story then follows Anda as she becomes confident and develops relationships with other female gamers as well as other girls at her own school This part of the book WonderfulAlso great Anda s journey toward self awareness and a larger comprehension about the complicated world at large Whilst gaming she becomes involved with Gold Farming In the book she befriends two other characters one of them co opts Anda into killing in game gold famers an illegal practice within the game the other is a gold farmer himself who turns out to be a poor kid from China working in extremely poor conditions in a gold farming factory This prompts Anda into realising the conseuences of what she does on her side of the Atlantic how it impacts other people then eventually spiralling into political activism Whilst I appreciated very much Anda s personal journey of self awareness I have serious misgivings about how this is actually dealt with in the book which brings me to the third aspect of the novel I d like to expand on the one that made me angry and a little bit horrifiedNow Gold Farming is a real life economic phenomenon in which players often located at third world countries can collect in game valuable objects to sell them to other players often in first world countries for real money This has rippling effects within gaming leading to extreme prejudice against non English speaking players as well as outside gaming it has been reported that Gold Farming has become not only a lucrative business but one that usually involves extremely poor working conditions and exploitation of underprivileged workersNeedless to say this is an extremely complex topic and I find it that depicting and addressing it with any real depth would have been difficult to start with in any scenario but within a short graphic novel with less than 200 pages and exclusively from the perspective of a privileged American character Probably not the best idea everThis is how this plays out in In Real LifeAnda befriends Raymond a 16 year old Chinese kid who barely speaks English and works at a gold farming factory Cue to a clumsy dialogue in which Raymond tells Anda everything about his terrible circumstances he works the night shift for 12 hours every night because his family doesn t have money to send him to college the alternative would be to work at a zipper factory which is worse He hurt his back lifting boxes at his previous job and since the gold farming factory doesn t offer medical insurance he sometimes have to excuse himself to go to the bathroom so he can lie on the floor a little while and rest he has a friend who has good hands and offers massages in exchange for cigarettesCUE TO ANDA S ANGSTNot Raymond s Anda s It s her duty to protect him so she will do everything to save him from his terrible life to his eternal gratitude And despite being a young kid herself and knowing nothing of the world or Raymond s real circumstances she decides to research So SHE finds about local doctors he could go to and tell him to go to his coworkers and tell everyone they need to demand health care together or they will go on strike This leads to Raymond getting firedCUE TO ANDA S ANGSTNot Raymond s Anda s Anda lying in her comfortable bed saying how the world is a cruel place How it was HER FAULT FOR MAKING HIM BELIEVE THINGS WOULD BE OKShe then decides to get up and do She puts together a team of other privileged players then I don t know what is like to live in China and I don t know what s like to be a gold farmer but I do know what s like to a kid who loves video games If you would give me a chance I will do anything to help you get him back If you really care about him you will help me spread this message The message is something she wrote a call to action to other Chinese workers so they CAN FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHTS 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