How important is how an avatar looks to you? I feel like it shouldn’t be an issue but in all honesty, it is right? It certainly shouldn’t be the only issue but it is still a consideration if you become close, or intimate with someone. I invest a lot of time and money in how my avatar looks – not for anyone else’s pleasure but for my own. I like to have nice things. I spend a lot of time on SL with my avatar and why be in a world where you can be anything you want to be and be a version from 5 years ago? I don’t think I’m shallow, though I appreciate I might sound like I am right now, but on the flip side, how much you look after your avie says something about how invested you are in Second Life? During one of many conversations about my ‘bum’ over the last week with my friends (see previous post pictures to understand why my bottom was such a topic) I had commented that “I spend a lot of time looking at the back of my avatar and I’m damn sure I’m making it a good view”. There was an element of joking but also a large dollop of truth in that statement.
So, how do you approach the subject with someone you like that you feel needs to refresh or update their look? I can think of plenty of guys who haven’t gone down the mesh head route who still look absolutely amazing, so I’m not saying it has to all be about mesh but even with a system skin the shape needs to be carefully adjusted to smooth out and look as good as the creator intended. I can usually be quite tactful (when I want to be – if you have ever been on the receiving end of me not being quite so tactful then I meant not to be :P), but if you like someone you don’t want to upset them or sound like a shallow asshole but if you can see that person needs some pointers how do you broach the subject?
So, I probably still sound like I’m being unreasonable and I should just base things purely on personality, but I’m really just being honest. What do you guys think? Do looks matter if someone is becoming more than a friend?
About the Stuff:
RealEvil have pulled out all the stops for The Epiphany Gacha with the stunningly sexy Katia set. There are 2 RARES and 23 Commons and a number of ways to mix and match the looks and colours. It’s made for Maitreya Lara only and fits to perfection. I was going to do a ‘rear’ shot but I’ve been getting my butt out enough lately lol. Check out the full collection below:
Head – Lelutka – Simone 2.7 Bento
Skin – Lara Hurley and Iza Lelutka Applier
Hands – Vista Prohands
Eyes – IKON – Hope
Ears – Mandala – Steking Ears
*RealEvil Katia Arm Warmers **NEW** at The Epiphany
*RealEvil Katia Body – RARE **NEW** at The Epiphany
*RealEvil Katia Bracelets **NEW** at The Epiphany
*RealEvil Katia Mask – Exclusive **NEW** at The Epiphany
*RealEvilKatia Sandals – RARE **NEW** at The Epiphany
Hair – Truth Hair – Lisette
[ kunst ] – Cigarette & holder #5 (hand)
Pose – GingerFish Poses – Smoked **NEW** at Pose Fair 2017
Location – Blithe