Therapeutic

To say there is something for everybody in Second Life™ would be an exaggeration. In fact, whenever that cliché expression is being used, it’s an exaggeration. Personally I came here for the sex and I stayed for the styling. It’s a friendly virtual environment to experiment with both those aspects of life and a few more. I can’t tell you how many hours I have spent looking for just the right piece of furniture while constantly trying to keep that balance between creating an interesting visual and still being able to move around. Working with a limited prim allowance has been fun too, at times. Challenging, but fun. These day most of my attention goes to constantly putting together new looks for my avatar, even more so now that I have ventured into selling shapes on Marketplace. I think that for many of us, all this tinkering with virtual homes and avatars is a way to step away from real life for a while and get lost in another world. It’s more emerging than watching a movie or reading a book and I personally find it highly therapeutic.

Poses by Cordeaux

For this look I’m using one of Birth’s newer skins, Evan. It was launched at The Skin Fair, which I mostly missed. Luckily it wasn’t an exclusive for that fair and Evan is now available at the Birth main store. As I’m partial to some freckles, I like how they’re actually part of this skin. They help to give Evan a youthful appearance without turning him into a teenager. In this case I’m using the BOM skin on the Catwa Daniel mesh head, combined with the Birth body applier for Belleza, because I don’t have the Birth BOM skin for that body yet. It just goes to show that BOM just has given us more options while leaving the door open for appliers.

I urge you all to take a couple of deep breaths and start tinkering away on your avatar or homes and give other social media a wide berth for a couple of hours a day at least. Alternatively I suggest watching Miranda (a UK sitcom made for BBC) and knitting.

Credits

  • Catwa Daniel bento mesh head
  • Belleza Jake mesh body
  • Birth Evan applier or BOM skin for Catwa. This skin includes options for eyebrows, facial hair and hair base. Body applier available separately at Birth.
  • No Shirt Sherlock Vermeer eyes, light brown. I’m using the system eyes here. To do that I added the rigged Catwa eyes that come with the Daniel head and pushed the BOM button in the HUD for this head (you find it in the Skin/Ears tab) and then the eyes magically appear.
  • Billy Beaverhausen Tom Shape for Catwa Daniel mesh head and Belleza Jake mesh body
  • Dura U95 hair
  • L’etrê Basic Mesh Ears
  • Thirst JOCK July 2019 Jersey Brief

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