Edit: Looks like the site is no longer active.
I can't quite put my finger on why this Flickr group doesn't sit well with me, so I'm going to flail around for a moment to find words. A lot of people that I respect find it funny, but I think I've got to say what I feel about it in the interest of being true to myself. :p ...So, no offense intended to anyone, but...
I think it's this. People try very hard to be creative in Second Life. It's all a process, not a final destination. I know that if my first twenty or so blog posts had been pulled up for judgment on a site such as this (or hell, some of my posts now), I would never have found the heart to continue. In fact, it was difficult for me to post today because at the back of my mind was the fear that my photos would end up adorning the pages of this group.
This is a personal reaction -- sites that tear down and criticize other people's works of design or blogging don't encourage people to try harder, they simply make them want to stop trying. I joined the group to see when my own fashion faux-pas would end up there. How sad is that? I know that this group won't go away, and I know that a lot of people don't mind it, but I'm going to try my best to pretend it doesn't exist now. Moving on.
In happier news, katat0nik released her adorable striped dollie dress today, and I'm wearing it with another new release from J's, the RealToe Short Boots. RealToe, you say?! Why yes, if you click the toe, options appear for an open-toed boot with neatly polished toenails! You can match the skin-tone on the toe, and there are several polish colors. Such a cool idea...
***Bracelet: Perturb/ation [P/a] SUGGESTVE - Bracelet/BLACK
***Lipring: ::FlipSide:: F11 Kitteh Bell Mouth Set Piercings
***Earrings: Schadenfreude Oz earrings
***Tattoo: Tramp Stamp Tattoos - Trinity
***Hair: ::69:: EGOIST - cocoa
***Dress: *katat0nik* (olive) Striped Dollie Dress
***Boots: J's Real Toe 2WayShort Boots in Brown
***Skin: Nomine Sylvan Skin - china white
***Eyes: Treasured Visions Large/Changing Leaf by Malkavyn