Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Revenge of the Body Image

As time goes on in SL, I'm starting to get used to being beautiful... a little bit. Some combination of ongoing amazement at the concept and vanity is behind the number of pictures I take of myself, though I am not sure of the proportions, and I'm not sure I want to know. (Well, part of it is the sheer delight of wearing beautiful clothing, so it's not all about me.)

So, having all this along with the SL visual version of Burns's famous gift—i.e. we can see our avatars as others see them—it occurs to me that I can go off somewhere private in SL, and without anyone else around, try... a nude self-portrait, region permitting.

And all the anxieties come charging back.

It will be interesting to see what comes of this, though I'll not post any of the results here.

2 comments:

Mordecai Scaggs said...

Beloved, I can assure now that if you do such a nude, and allow me to see it, I will be even more certain of your beauty than I am already. It saddens me that you have such anxieties, but then you wouldn't be you if you didn't have them!

SLNatalia said...

Melissa, your not bad, your just rezzed that way! (Hee hee) Enjoy the pretty cloths and be a Barbie for a day! I promise it wont hurt ;P