If you've ever dreamed of marrying a video-game character, having your ashes put in a computer, or holding your wedding on the deck of Star Trek's USS Enterprise, you're not alone. Geeks before you have had the same ideas - and some have even implemented them.
World of Warcraft funerals
World of Warcraft (WoW) memorial services prove people care...and that some people are jerks.
WoW has over 11.5 million monthly subscribers, so it's inevitable that some of the players will die in real life.
A young Chinese girl, nicknamed Snowly, died after playing World of Warcraft for several days straight in 2005.
Her death did not go unnoticed - an online funeral service, attended by her fellow players and guild members, was held in the week following her death.
Snowly was not the only player to die, of course.
In 2006, a Horde member died of a real-life stroke.
Her guild members organised a virtual funeral in Winterspring, a PvP area.
Alliance guild Serenity Now got wind of the event, and decided to crash the funeral - they attacked the grievers and were awarded many honourable kills.
While this may have not been the most respectful thing to do...it also wasn't against the rules. Kind of like how it's not respectful to protest real-life funerals...but it's also not illegal.
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Nintendo-themed birthday party
I wish my parents had been this geeky...and this dedicated to my birthday parties.
Mine were always themed around 'My Little Pony' and featured cheap plastic gifts in the party bags.
But apparently this kid really likes Super Mario and Nintendo games.
It just goes to show how dedicated the parents are.
Image Credit: Flickr user SGA Creative
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