I recently started working at a company as a mobile programmer. This company makes tools that allow kids to easily make games and publish them online and our primary user group is kids ages 6 to about 15. Each person who works at the company gets a special badge that shows up next to our avatar’s name whenever we step into games that identifies us as administrators.
Anyways, when I got to set up my own administrator account, I choose iMightBeLying as my avatar name because I figured it would give me free license to openly lie to children, something I was unable to do as a substitute teacher. So whenever kids notice that I’m an administrator, they always start asking me a battery of questions about what is like to work at the company and what kinds of things I work on and how long I’ve been working there.
To date, I think my favorite lies have been that I was hired to fight off the bears that frequently attack the company’s headquarters, and that I have always been at the company, they only just found me in the basement last month.
Another cool feature is that you can stylize your avatar with tons of cool gear and hats. I found this massive horse head mask as well as some Trojan style armor and helmet. I thought this did well to complimented the lying motif, as the Trojan Horse is one of the greatest lies in history in my opinion. Anyways one day, some kid asks me why I’m a horse, so I tried to explain how the Greeks pulled a fast one on the Trojans. They got hung up on the name “Trojan” and asked if it was like the virus….
To simplify everything I asked, “Well, have you seen the movie Troy?”
"Have you seen Space Jam?"
"Troy is exactly like that."
I love my job.