Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Paving the road ...

So much for good intentions! RL has all but swallowed me whole :(

I really appreciated Tymmerie's comment emphasizing the POSITIVE aspects of SL for the short of avi. Flying is wonderful, even with the challenge of those red ban lines. And not having to hem skirts and trousers -- well yeah!

I just dropped a new coat off at the RL tailor yesterday. It was a "petite" and over 2 inches needed to come off the sleeves:(

On the other hand those popular ruffled cuffs in SL often need a bit of *tweaking* before going out in public. After all you wouldn't want to drag them through your virtual soup would you?

And then there are the "full length" formal gowns with no-mod flexi skirts -- one of my biggest SL pet peeves. In my case they are "full and a half length" and I spend the evening dragging my skirt through the floor behind me. Sometime a picture does better than words. [taken at my gallery, Souvenirs at Park Galleries.]

[If you can't see the picture, my skirt extends well below the opening in the floor. ] Perhaps designers might consider providing two sizes? I have seen that in a few cases recently and it is MUCH appreciated in these here parts.

Friday, October 26, 2007

My world and welcome to it!

There are plenty of challenges in Second Life as demonstrated in this video. Once you get past those there is slow rezzing, lost inventory and regions crashing, not to mention avis crashing. When you add a forest of 7 foot avatars to the mix, a small avi could get lost! [A frequent comment I hear from my friends is "Where are you Sam?"]

Well of course, you say, she could be 7 ft too! And that's true. But my choice to remain small wasn't really a choice. I am short in RL and am happy thank you very much, so I saw no reason to suddenly shoot up 2 whole feet. But I DO have to confess that recently I *tweaked* my avi all the way from 5'6" in heels to 5'7" -- how daring!

Sure I get noticed -- I've been asked if I am a child avi [let's not go there:(] The comments range from funny to a bit rude, but being short in SL helps me keep my RL & SL well connected. And I'm pixel proof that being 7' is not necessary for grid happiness. [A new hard drive would help though...]

Okay what will this blog cover after we run out of short jokes? I will deal with some of the problems of being short, but also with a bit of fashion as well as reflections on the pixelated universe our avis inhabit. This will not be about my "Real Life", but, of course, who I am and how I think will come through. Sam is, in every sense that matters, ME.

I welcome comments, but will reserve the right to remove bad short jokes LOL.