Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Fifth *kat* post in teal and orange

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I had a strange in-world interaction yesterday. I went to my stone circle in Caledon last night, and found someone sitting there. He was a Caledonian gentleman, staring into space on one of my treestumps.

I greeted him and welcomed him to my garden. I also mentioned that the stone circle had just been completed by my pal Azazeal.

"Your stone circle? This land belongs to someone else," he corrected me.

"This is my land. I bought it last week."

He didn't seem to believe me and spent the rest of the time drifting off into IMs. He courteously apologized for ignoring me, but camped out on my land IMing until he logged off.

I wondered for a moment what his issue was, and then realized that perhaps I didn't look the part of a Caledonian land-owner. I was dressed in the purple kitsune outfit (below), and looked a bit scruffy. Had I put on a large prim skirt, perhaps he would've believed me capable of landscaping. As it is, I'm torn between being chuffed that he enjoyed my garden, and disappointed that he was vaguely rude. It does indicate that clothing and avatar appearance dictates social standing just as much as it does IRL...

Why did I write about this? I'm trying to document my interactions in this blog more lately, for the purposes of a conference study about language and avatar interaction in Second Life. That means that y'all are going to have to pick through for fashion stuff, but it'll be there.

For these last two outfits using *katat0nik's* stuff, I had two ideas in mind. I wanted to fight the inevitable cuteness with the orange outfit, and succumb totally with the teal outfit. I think I prefer succumbing -- I even used the tiny person shape that I made for kat's skin (available as a freebie at my writing shop on Axis Mundi).

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Teal outfit:
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***Shape: Bitter Ink Lolita shape for *Skins of Delphi* -- freebie found at my tree outside of *katat0nik*
***Cuffs: *katat0nik* Achariya Cuff
***Stockings: *katat0nik* (teal/black) striped stockings
***Skirt and long-sleeved shirt: from *katat0nik* (teal) Sweetheart Dress
***Jacket: from *katat0nik* (teal) Starfall Jumper set
***Hair: *katat0nik* (naturals) Malice Hair
***Skin: *Skins of Delphi* Taffy Skin Twilight/Black
Orange outfit:
SLURL to *katat0nik*
***Shirt: *katat0nik* from the (orange) Very Cherry dress set
***Gloves, hat, shorts, stockings: *katat0nik from the (orange) duck shoot dress set
Other:
***Skirty belt: Discord from the EN-KAKU orange set
***Tattoos: Tramp Stamp Tattoos - Bloom
***Bracelet: Studio Sidhe Silver Filigree w Bell
***Necklace: Schadenfreude Heortecaeg collar and earrings
***Other necklace: Schadenfreude Large Ankh on Leather
***Blindfold: Little Boy Blue web of time blindfold 1
***Boots: First Flower Witch-Hazel II in halloween color
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Wrath I - Midnight
***Skin: Nomine Sylvan Skin - ultralight
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