|That’s My Current View of Me|
This is what I see these days as I follow my avatar around the grid. Her development has been a slow and, looking back, fairly embarrassing metamorphosis over, what is now, a 6 year journey.
I’ve told you before that I didn’t worry too much about my appearance for the first 6 months – I was far too excited about learning how to build. It’s a good thing I have a strong stomach.
|The First Me|
When I first decided to work on my appearance, I was horrified by the skanky norm. It just didn’t feel like me. I forced myself to go out and shop and ignored the stares from those far more fashionable residents who acted like I might be carrying some contagious disease. :)
My eventual look was created from primarily tailored male clothes – and I stayed pretty much the same for years.
|Me @ 6 Months (and for years after)|
I didn’t really start developing my avatar until I saw my first painted skin. That changed everything! I’ve gone through a few, but I only switch when I see something that says “Yes, that’s me!”.
My celebration of 6 years in Second Life is in two parts. First, I indulged myself by having the great Strawberry Singh↑ do my portrait. She spoiled me with a few options – so this one is to show off. :) I’m using a different version for my various profile pics (see the one to the right of the post).
|Honour by Berry|
As the closest thing to a fashion post I’ll ever do, I’ll share that the skin is Dragon by alpha.tribe↑, the hair is a modified version of _ZION_MORPHOSE by EMO-tions↑, and the earrings are by Coxigrue Borgin↑. The outfit is no longer available and will probably be worn until it falls off of me. :)
The second part of my Rez Day celebration was, of course, to do the Poppin’s Challenge↑. It’s not my best effort – but, as I have for all of my other annual naked plunges, I returned once more to Alpha Point↑. Like me it has changed over the years, but we’re both still here.
|Yes, I’m 6!|