Some people are so narrow minded about what constitutes beauty, I fear that if we left it up to them, Second Life would soon become very bland indeed. I was having this fleeting thought after I got shortly pulled into a chat group conversation. Someone was wondering where they would be able to get their hands on a freebie head applier. It reminded me of the skin Stray Dog donated to L’Homme Magazine as a group gift back in August, so I quipped in with my two cents, telling them that they needed to keep an eye out for group gifts and mentioning the Stray Dog skin as an example, illustrating this with a link to the above picture. Their reaction to that was:
“Jaja. Bruh. Anyway, it doesn’t mean anything to me because that skin looks like an Alien.”
Oy vey! I guess beggars can be choosers after all. Rather than flying of the handle and overly defending the look of my avatar however, I explained that this somewhat more extreme look was not merely caused by the skin, but was the result of my experimentation with pushing the boundaries of the Catwa Stanley head.
I recently revisited and slightly tweaked that look to use in a blog post about the latest Men Only Hunt and personally I still enjoyed the soulful quirkiness of it. Of course I will have to take that “bruh’s” valuable nugget of wisdom in my stride by creating a more “normal” looking alternative. After all, I tend to take these things as a challenge and if left alone it could turn into a killer bee in my dainty bonnet. On the other hand, I do feel I should take that Alien remark as a compliment.