No, not the torture of avatars – who cannot be harmed, nor even restrained against their will – but what is called prim torture. You see, prims (those deliciously smart building blocks from which almost everything in Second Life is made) can be made to behave very oddly, if you do things just right. With just the right settings in the right order, you can make a host of shapes that they were never actually designed to have.
The gentle art of prim torturing (also called prim twisting) has been documented extensively in a catalogue of shapes by Second Life user Ayumi Cassini. It isn't every possible shape you can make, but there's a bewildering array of unusual and useful forms. By all means, check out Ayumi's guide, and be inspired.
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