Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Moving towards the mainstream?

I was wandering around on SLUniverse, and found a thread that surprised me greatly: "Where Did You Get Those Boobs?"

The original poster was curious about them, but here's what caught my eye:
I'd been out of SL for about two months, and rarely reading any fashion blogs or feeds, but while I was gone something very strange happened.

Everyone got boobs.

I don't know if they are prim, or mesh, or part of clothing, it's really hard to tell but a lot of feeds, blogs, and particularly avatars in world have them.
The original poster was honestly curious, and the responses mostly straightforward. A post of
Behind every set of prim "ta-tas" there is a over sexed [sic] male at the keyboard. That is my theory and I'm sticking too [sic] it.
got responses from people who either cited themselves as counterexamples or simply disagreed. Many pointed out the superior shape of prim/mesh breasts compared with those of the stock avatar.

The whole thread is well worth reading; they get into mesh avatar questions and some of the issues that are familiar to any prim breast user.

I will see if I can find out which feeds and blogs the original poster was referring to. If there are portions of the SL busty community I'm not familiar with, then there are more of us than I thought, and that's a reason to celebrate. That and the relative lack of snark and mockery gives me hope.


Gatherings said...

I would love to read the original post. I am amazed every day how much the busty community has blown up.. no pun intended ;). It is exciting and rewarding to see new faces in the community and creators as well, and all the acceptance that brings with it.

I certainly do remember the not too distant past when we were often not taken as legit and ridiculed. I am happy that new implant and mesh body wearers are entering at a time when it is openly accepted, though I must admit there is part of me that feels like an old timer on the verge of saying..."you have no idea what it was like when... " LOL, but I have been on the receiving end of that one and will refrain ;).

I am very excited about the future of the busty community as it continues to expand... ok, maybe I meant that pun ;).

Melissa Yeuxdoux said...

I think the Blogger template may not show enough contrast between plain text and non-visited links; might be time for a change there. The quoted title of the thread is clickable and will take you to the SLUniverse thread.