I’m not a fan of Twilight. I think the storyline is horrible, the books are pretty badly written, and Bella may be one of the worst female characters in all of literature. That being said, the movies always have good music, and I hate that I’ve been listening to her wedding song since yesterday. It makes me feel like a jerk.
When Second Life decided to slap some vampire avatars together for the Library, I was less than pleased. The last thing we need are MORE dumb girls walking around as “BellaSwanCullen Resident” or whatever variation they pick. But I guess whatever gets people here? And at least most of the starter avatars are way better than what most of us started out as. I will say that the vampire they have on the front page of the SL website is…not that great.
Is she a vampire in a snowstorm? Do vampires usually have big curvy teeth hanging out on their bottom lip? I just don’t know. But what gets me is that with SO MANY amazing artists in SL, this was the best they could do? I mean, I don’t consider myself all that fabulous at Photoshopping, but even I was able to slap together a kind of okay picture with the avatar in about 20 minutes.
I think this is the Vampire Xyla avatar that’s in the Library. I didn’t do anything to it, although I should have, since the terrible hair didn’t even fit my head. And because the hair is pretty much all flexi alphas, in certain poses, the bangs disappeared because of the prim eyeballs. I know something is better than nothing, but couldn’t the creator of this avatar at least have adjusted things to fit properly? I mean, if a newbie starts out with this, they’re not going to know how to adjust their prims so their hair isn’t all embedded into the side of their head. Shouldn’t someone be in charge of quality control as far as Library avatars go? The outfit isn’t that great, but the shape is pretty decent. It actually looked great in the face when I played around with some of my Curio, Belleza and LAQ skins.
So tomorrow is the blackout day for a lot of sites to protest SOPA/PIPA. You might find a lot of your favorite SL blogs that are on WordPress are not going to be readable. Blogger, as far as I know, doesn’t have a way that we can do that unless we just set our blogs to private. I still haven’t decided if I’m going to do that. But if I do and you come here tomorrow and my blog is locked, it’s just for tomorrow to protest. Some stores in SL are closing as well for the day to protest, so don’t get scared if you can’t go to some stores.
Some people are even taking a whole day away from the internet, but there’s protesting and then there’s crazy talk. So…yeah. LOL