Meanwhile I have something to say….

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I have been in SL for a while now, and over the years the same comments come up over and over again, one perennial favourite is shapes, other peoples shapes.

my face

Back in 2008 I remember the self important humourless people going around telling people inworld that they were too tall, even groups dedicated to not being tall, wore titlers with YOU ARE TOO TALL  on them and who banged on about how their avatars were ‘realistic’ and everyone else was wrong.  (except, if they were realistic why went they slightly asymmetrical or flawed in any way?)

Recently it’s moved away from telling people off inworld and moving it over to plurk, flickr, forums and blogs, outing people who have ‘bad’ shapes, taking images from flickr or their blogs without permission and using them as bad examples.  Now, there are a lot of shape trends I am not a fan of, 100 legs, 0 bodyfat, giant hips etc. but I really don’t care what other people choose to do with their avatar shapes, and it certainly ain’t my business to publically abuse them.

girl next door shape

It does make me laugh though, the people screeching the loudest about how other people are doing it wrong only seem to be about +/- 3 points from the Girl Next Door shape in the library, like this gem here is your imagination really that narrow?

Most of the time it’s people moaning that their personal preferences are not universal, squinnying about small eyes when they have giant bug eyes.  If you really want to criticise people, there are so many more things you can do, the amount of blogs out there with poor quality pictures, no credits and no effort put in them is a much bigger SLcrime than a shape you don’t like.


3 thoughts on “Meanwhile I have something to say….

    Bumblebee said:
    July 27, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    aw geez i clicked on that link and spent 20 minutes reading the comments lolol btw 2nd image? priceless 😉

    Chalice (Cha Cha) Carling said:
    July 27, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Funny you bring up about being tall. An hour ago I was at the Hair Fair and some random person shouts out ‘wtf i’ts Twiggy’, referring to my avi who is tall. I ignored her and she shouts out again ‘Bye Twiggy lol’ as I walked out the shop. Like it doesn’t matter because at the end of the day it’s just pixels but it still says a lot about that person and their sense of entitlement to just comment publicly about the shape of a stranger. I wonder if she comments if people are fat or short or ugly in RL. I do love the face in the first picture…so unusual and unique.

    zibska said:
    July 27, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Well said.

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