02-16-2012 08:43 PM
I like to go to the events...you know like the black market..fashion garrett etc etc...but when I land..and I look around..and all I see is these type of body shapes in the advertising boards, I just leave.
Its not just because I find the "look" unappealing (although I do !) its because its so far removed from what my look is like..I have no idea what the clothing/skin.tatts etc would look like on me.
Im really really hoping this fad dies out soon.
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02-17-2012 12:52 AM
As someone who used to use IMVU quite a lot and still does venture over there occasionally, I can tell you that I'm pretty sure that the fad did not originate on IMVU, since I've not seen horseshoe shaped hips and fish lips over there, but I see them everywhere here on SL.
Here is a quick snap of my IMVU avatar for a bit of reference:
I think (I could be wrong) the fad originated from a type of RL BJDs (ball-jointed dolls) that are apparently quite popular - Click here for a link to a flickr group about them.
02-17-2012 04:33 AM
Coincidence or not, but most of those girls with fish lips and pear like bodies are very rude and have obnoxious profiles like " f***k off", "mess with me blah blah" ect. And if they think their hot mess, pardon me, but they deserve to be fudged.
02-17-2012 05:13 AM
They look to me like they overdid it with beauty operations, lips a bit more blown up as they should, wasp tail a bit more intensive as it should, boobs a bit bigger as they should ...
Let's be happy that they don't have the money for beauty operation in RL
02-17-2012 11:12 AM
Morgaine Christensen wrote:
I have seen a lot of fashions come and go in my time, but what's up with all the female skins and shapes I am starting to see? Seems like they all look like tweens or children with fat oversized lips? What ever happened to all the glorious sexy womanly skins and shapes?
Stop by my shop. Lol
I don't understand the fish face, horseshoe hip fad in shapes right now, either, and I don't offer any.
I did see someone try on one of mine and turn it into that almost immediately, but that's up to them.
02-17-2012 11:40 PM
There are a lot of them nowadays but they should always remember that inorder for them to be respected they should put there self in a respectful way. No matter and who you are just go with dignity and respect everything goes well.
02-18-2012 01:01 AM
02-18-2012 10:54 AM
I think there are a few common factors in both these styles.
1: The avatar mesh itself, and the "morphs" controlled by the Appearance sliders are really quite old tech. Yes, they're low-resolution, but there is a decade of experience out there, both for other games and for CGI. (Male AVs can have an odd ridge along the line of the bottom rib. And what should be a smooth line can go all over the place if you have the wrong shape.)
2: Some of the Appearance sliders really shouldn't be taken to extremes. For some, 0 and 100 are both extremes. Others are biased one way of the other. And the Avatar Physics--bouncing boobs--needs room to move in.
3: Women, pretty obviously, are going to be a different shape when wearing clothes than when not wearing clothes. And the Avatar Physics will be different too.
(Comic-book artists, as a class, are notorious for not having a good understanding of female anatomy.)
4: There might be a streak of unintentional caricature. I know that my own memory of people can be misleading.
I have one slight advantage as a furry AV: I don't have to worry about keeping my head and face unchanged when I change a Shape, and the whole thing is expected to be a bit unreal. And that does make it posasible to have a shape which suits the clothes I'm wearing without threatening my sense of having an identity.