I’ve always had a thing for blindfolds.
Between the vagaries of RL work and the ever-increasing demands of family life, it’s often hard to find the time and the wherewithal to do things in-world the way I’d like, and even to sit down and learn how to do other things, such as 3D modelling. If you add the fatigue from my thirteen (on both this and my previous account) years in SL, it’s no surprise that I’m no longer as driven and motivated as I used to be. However, I still like to have fun in-world, even if it “merely” consists of shopping and chatting with a few dear friends I’ve made and kept over the years.
That said, I reckoned 2019 was a good year to make a bunch of changes in my SL. I started with revamping my avatar, and I detailed the process and the results in my previous post. I changed my profile picture as well. Over the past few days, post-vacation, I also started reconsidering my outfits – some I had never bothered to use, and others I simply grew tired of. So, I went a bit Stalin on them and performed a great purge, in my outfits, in my inventory, and even in my Flickr photostream. While I was at it, I did a little rummaging in my inventory and started combining older, but still relevant, and recent items to come up with new looks. One of these I’m presenting right here after the cut.
I have to admit that, as a blogger, I’m effectively in semi-retirement. RL obligations keep me distracted from doing things in-world and from blogging. Also, I lack the motivation and drive I used to have. I guess you could say that all these years in Second Life have caused a fair bit of fatigue. However, I still care enough about SL and similar free-style virtual worlds in general to try and promote policies that don’t ruin their potential. Last time around, I participated in the protests against the destructive EU Copyright Directive, whose articles 15 (formerly 11) and 17 (formerly 13) pose a grave existential threat to virtual worlds like SL and (unsuccessfully) lobbied my country’s MEPs to vote against it. Only two did – the others chose to become accomplices to Axel Voss’ and Emmanuel Macron’s machinations.
Anyway, here I am, blogging again, but not one of my usual long-form opinion pieces. Instead, I chose to blog about my shape, necro-posting one of Strawberry Linden’s (née Singh) old memes. If you’re wondering why… Well, the truth is, I simply felt like it, and I had a few reasons to do it. You see, I’d been tinkering with my shape a wee bit, so I thought I’d give you an opportunity to compare this version of me to the previous ones. Finally, I have a bunch of things to say about it all.