It’s hard to believe that only 11 days from now (on the 23rd November), I will celebrate my second rezday! I know, I know – everyone else has been here longer than me, and believe it or not my account lildaria isn’t an alt either (though she does now have one alt, Dario)! Well, unless you count a time I joined SL about four years ago and promptly gave up on it because my computer couldn’t handle it so crashed me out!
So, in case I forget all about it (like I did last year) – HAPPY REZ DAY TO ME ON THE 23RD! hehe <3
I remember very distinctly a lot of firsts I had in Second Life, especially the first events I went to, which were all the Winter/Christmas events because it took me that long to work out how that events existed, let alone go to them.
One thing I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned, is how WEIRD looking I thought SL people were. Now it could just be that my only prior 3D world experience was in a game with a much less sophisticated platform – so even elements like hair, individual face sliders and the like were all foreign to me – but I felt like SL avatars looked like gnomes with giant breasts and asses 😛 Interestingly enough though, after a month in-world I tried to go back to the game I had played for a year before joining SL, just to check in… and suddenly, everyone there looked hideous instead!
So what’s my point? Well I’m not sure I have one, but if I did it would most likely be that change, appearance related or not, is always ugly at the start. We adapt to what we’re used to seeing/having, so much so that even if technically speaking, what we’re used to is considered ‘inferior’ by the masses – it doesn’t mean that it seems that way to us. So just remember, while we (obviously!) love our mesh bodies and/or heads and/or whatever other random mesh attachment you love – not everyone else will feel the same way as us.
I raise this point I suppose because lately I’ve witness a surprisingly disturbing new trend in group chats and the like – mesh body elitism. It’s strange to me, probably because I do wear so many different bodies and heads (and like a true addict, I never end up being loyal to any one body or head), but I understand that a majority of people do. That’s all well and good, but it crosses a line when your love for your body/head (or love of mesh bodies in general) becomes the equivalent of a Mormon knocking on your door trying to smash the ‘holy truth’ into your brain in 10 minutes or less.
Now don’t worry, I’m not going to try and lecture you all as though I’m perfect – just offering you some food for thought. Till next time MAddicts!
I’m wearing (Picture 1)
Mesh Head – Alex V2 Omega version by LOGO
Mesh Body – Lara by Maitreya
Skin – Romy (tan) by WOW Skins (Omega head and body appliers used)
Hair – Hanne 02 by MINA (Available at Hairology)
Top – Agatha cropped sweater by Addams – Includes sizes for Belleza (all), Maitreya, Slink (both) **Available from 7pm SLT today
Jeans – Celen jeans by ISON – Includes sizes for Maitreya & Slink Physique **Currently 50% off in-store!
Lamp – Lamp by Glam Affair (Available at C88)
Pose Prop – It’s raining cats by The Pose Shop (Available at Sad November)
I’m wearing (Picture 2)
Mesh Head – Jessica by Catwa
Mesh Body – Lara by Maitreya
Skin – Denis by Glam Affair (Available at Gatcha Garden) (American tone, Catwa applier)
Tattoo – Wing Tattoo by Infected – Includes Maitreya, Omega, Slink & TMP appliers
Hair – 8109 by Pink Hustler (Available at Hairology)
Top – Group Gift top (previous) by Blueberry – Includes Belleza (all), Maitreya, Slink Physique
Cardigan – Catby shrug by Tres Blah (Available at C88) – Includes Maitreya & Slink Physique sizes
Jeans – Burtonesque skinny jeans by SPIRIT – Includes Belleza (all), Maitreya, Slink Physique & TMP sizes
Pose – Lean 2 by Image Essentials