Sunday, January 20, 2008

I sound my barbaric yawp


There's a certain rooftop in Second Life where I go to hang out when I really, really want to be alone. It's restful, and wide, and gives a lovely view, and -- last time I was there I actually ran into an acquaintance.

"Hey -- you're in my alone place!" Jonathan Sprawl said.

"Oh, I am sorry."

We had a small chat before I ceded the roof. I noticed that he'd entirely changed his look -- different body (much less buff, much more average), different skin, clothing that was more /artilleri/ than Savvy Avvy.

"What's up with that?" I asked.

Jonathan said that this look would probably stay, that it felt better somehow to look more natural than like a super-Ken doll. "I don't understand how, given the enormous range of options available in Second Life, people choose to look like plastic instead of something real."

I agree and disagree. I think that there's a place for plastic too (or at least latex), and that even Barbie has her own secret favorite look (I bet it's the lumberjack shirt). It's really all about choices, right?

***Hair: Calico Creations Heather - Ivory (10L for a pack of lots of colors)
***Skin: Tete a Pied Vivant Paon 4 Almond (group freebie)
***Necklace, cuffs: ::Violet Voltaire:: gank Set in white
***Latex body suit: Draconic Kiss, White Basic Latex
***Dress: !Rebel Hope Designs - Hearts on Fire Pure White
***Boots: First Flower ~ FF ~ Hollyhock Subdued Quite White
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