At the pinochle party in the aviary, Leaves Turning Copper fends off parakeets but loses the round to Raghida. Copper agrees to enter the VR park . . . . where Bad Things await.
Leaves Turning Copper has reached the VR settlement in the valley and met Raghida, an eighty-three-year-old woman with a passion for pinochle and parakeets.
I want to try Oculus Rift. Decades ago I played one of the early VR games, in the ASUC store at Cal, and not long after that, friends and I went to a shop where we played as a team in a VR battle simulation. Even that rudimentary tech was immersive for me–an extraordinary feeling. Oculus Rift sounds intriguingly overwhelming. I don’t want to play the Alien game, though, or anything scary!