Monday, May 7, 2012

What's in My Closet? A New Me

One of my blog posts yesterday concerned the evolution of two alts, Zyx Flux and Zyx. They've made quite a few changes in the last year, so it got me to thinking, "What have I changed about me?" After all, people gain or lose weight in Real Life and they get shorter as they age (danged gravity). Why not in Second Life?

At Forest Floor (SLurl) for my new portrait.

It was May 22, 2010 when I last modified my shape (shapes, really ... I have barefoot and shoe-fitted versions, each with large and small bust sizes for every day use depending on the clothes or lack thereof) and I was a tall 1.88 meters with a very narrow waist, too narrow for even my tastes and far more narrow than my Real Life shape. I figured if my pixy alts can evolve, it was about time that I did.

So I'm now just 1.8 meters tall —sure, not a big deal but oddly it seems like a lot as I adjusted overall height and hip length for the effect — and I made myself thicker around the middle with the saddlebags slider and the tummy slider. I added some muscle to my legs, too and widened my hips. That change looked fine from behind when I was naked, but .... . Anyway, I also took 5-10 points off my bust size (each variation) so clothes could be a better fit.

And then my wife, Angela, took me shopping and I bought that baggy mesh blouse you see in the pic above so I look really pudgy, especially with the wider hips that make my butt look bigger even though I didn't touch the butt slider (fill in your own jokes, folks). Life is not fair, even a second one.

But I'm actually happy with the changes. I look far more natural now — less Barbie-fied and ultra-femme — and I feel more like me, a fairly soft butch (RL my hair is very, very short and I dress very, very plainly). The adjustments I made were small and subtle, but just enough, I think. What do you think?

Yes, I like it. Even the thicker waist.


skye said...

Overall, not bad at all. I'd just suggest a small tweak to the size of your head, maybe? It seems just a little large in relation to the rest of your body. But that could just be me...

Uccello Poultry said...

@Skye I thought of that, but then I'd have to resize all the hair, eyeglasses, earrings, hats, .... Its tough enough to keep up with just my regular inventory. Hopefully as I get and use more Mesh hair that won't be as much of a problem.