Sunday, August 19, 2007

New friend; new clothes.



Tonight on SL, I hung out with a new friend, Siri Woodget. In the course of our meanderings through the best shops of SL, it occurred to me that I know a fair number of free and cheap sources for cool shoes and clothes. Perhaps I should make a list...

Siri asked me how I knew all of this. I admit to a guilty passion for clothing that I can indulge in Second Life that I can't indulge IRL. This is perhaps Second Life's biggest draw, for me. The dress-up!

"It's the reason why Barbie is so popular," Michelle Zoss pointed out at dinner tonight, making me cringe and bite my fingernails. I've never owned a Barbie, and find Barbie awful. Is this seriously why I dress up my avatar so often? I'd like to think that my 3D dress-up doll has much better taste than endless pink.

However, I return to a vaguely feminist thought that I've been kicking around of late. Women aren't liberated when they don't have to play with Barbie -- women are liberated when men can play with Barbie without being stigmatized.

Anyway. Second Life is all about...um. Yeah.

1 comment:

James said...

the thing that i love about Second Life is just what you touched upon. When I was a kid I could only play doll house with my female cousin until I was like perhaps 8 years old, then it was a verboten sort of thing. Here it is like doll house, dress up and fantasy play, and all socially acceptable, seemingly. Where else can I indulge my senses in dressing up in Victorian dandy fashion and house my art within a house that could only exist in my dreams?

ellisDee Welinder