My friend Headburro came round to my house last night to have a chat and see my Christmas decs (I’ve put the old house away, probably never to be seen again, and built a little cabin thing, well looks more like a summerhouse with snow, but there you go!). We got chatting about skins and he told me about a really good shop for getting one, for those who don’t know second life, when you first create your 3D person (avator), you can chose what sort of person you want to be, and you have newbie clothes and newbie skin. I chose a goth avator for myself, shame I don’t have any pics, but thought I looked really cool with my white skin, horrible newbie hair and dreadful black and red clothes. Only when you see other people walking about with flowing hair, beautiful glowing skin and clothes that look straight off the catwalk, do you realise you have so far to go in the appearance stakes, and the shoes, such a lovely range of high heels instead of pointy newbie shoes with odd shaped heels that you start with. I went through quite a range of different looks, quickly getting away from the goth phase, after I discovered I could do quite a lot in the appearance mode within the Second Life tools, changing my complexion, reshaping my features and adjusting my make up until I liked it. Having only a little money, I search out many free clothes and shoes that I could modify and bargain hair that wasn’t half bad. Well talking about a new skin with Head got me all fired up to change myself again last night, so he showed me where the shop was and we both bought some nice new eyes. Head had to go off, so I went back to have a good look at the ivory skin that looked very glamorous on the model in the pictures. I spied that you could buy a demo pack to try the four different types of make up that comes with the skin and bought one to take home. Well I got home and tried it on, well, I was just hoping no one would spot me, as there I stood with ‘demo’ written all over me.
Well, panic stations, realised I could not change back that easily, as I just couldn’t go back to my old face that I had constructed out of the appearance tools (I’m sure there is a way but panic had set in and I was in a flap). Dashed back to the shop and bought the skin, quickly putting it on, wore it for a little while and realised I hated it. Well thank goodness for the wonderful people who give out freebies in sl, I found a free skin in my inventory that I didn’t know I had, that I could modify, and putting it on, quickly got back to the old me.
Well I read Headburro’s blog today and he nicely took the p……. out of my bits and pieces face, which was hilarious (go and see it at www.headburroantfarm.wordpress.com, its always a great blog to read anyway), so I though I’d get my own back, tehe. While he was at my place last night, he was called away from the keyboard. He had been showing me his newbie look when he had chosen the ‘boy next door’ appearance. I sneakily tooks some pics, awww didn’t he look so cute.
And below is a picture of Head in one of his up to date guises that we all know and love. Well we’ve all come a long way from the first time we logged on and thought we were so stylish in the newbie outfits and shapes. I’ll have to ask my other mate Pinkie who she came in as, I’ve only known her as her beautiful self (pictured below Head’s pic), perhaps she’ll tell me her story……