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1 minute ago, Elora Lunasea said:

Me, 10 years ago or so not long after I rezzed and the most recent version of me from about a week ago:

 

 

 

 

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Amazing how much imagination and skill creators have compared to the earlier days. Then again back then we all thought we looked sexy. lol

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This is me in August 2008. I found a skin with a ginger beard in a freebie shop somewhere, and never looked back:

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And here's me in 2017. Funny thing is that aside from quality, I haven't actually changed my look at all since that first week at the Shelter. Even my hairstyle is still basically the same.

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For a real fright, this was my oldest avatar from 2006; two years earlier:

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I didn't log into this account again until around 2013 and when I finally did, I was horrified to find that he didn't even own any prim shoes. I did update him but I only keep him for the stipend now.

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3 hours ago, Vin Soulstar said:

Not sure about the chest hair though, for 7 years ago it didn't look too bad. Kudos to the creator back then.

That reminds me a hunt I did years ago. It was called Totally Wrong Hunt, or something around this, and I got a tee with hairs on it. Yes, on the tshirt.

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I've posted all these before, nevertheless...

April 2008, Madelaine Marbach, two days old (and looking like I'd just wolfed down a powdered sugar donut)...

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Summer 2010, the waning days of Maddy Marbach, pinching Ghosty's bum...

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Back as Maddy McMasters, October 2010...

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Me recently, only the hair has changed since 2010... and I bought clothes...

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But my beauty is only skin deep. It's my evil that goes clear to the bone...

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Unfortunately I have no pictures of my first avatar from 2007, and when I log in to that account, she appears as red cloud.

But when I started this one, I improved starting avatar a little bit, I was not yet aware of mesh world and all improvements.

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Later I turned into mesh, going first for maitreya body and later for lelutka non bento and finally bento head.

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On 8.11.2017 at 10:07 PM, Vin Soulstar said:

Amazing how much imagination and skill creators have compared to the earlier days.

I think it's the other way round: Amazing how much imagination and skill early days creators had compared to now.

The really early avatars with monochrome skin and dwarf arms on giant bodies will never look good of course but even they can be amazing when we consider the limitations the creators had to work within.

The big upgrade in avatar appearance was proper skin textures,  not fitted mesh and personally I think a really well made system avatar is much more beautiful, realistic and credible than ninety percent of the mesh avis we see today.

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I started here in mid-May 2014, so I'm a relative newcomer here, compared to most of you.  Pictures from May 2014:

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I really loved the hair in the picture on the right.  I looked in my inventory to see if I still have it, and I do, so I decided to try it on to see what I would look like today with that hair :) It's flexi hair, so it never all stays completely still, and it's so long, floating out behind me when I walk. 

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and the normal me, today: 26553057899_8a6209be66_o.png.e552638c2de8d00a04af11eed9030fef.png

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1 hour ago, ChinRey said:

:o

You managed to look gorgeous even with an old style monochromish skin. That is possibly the most impressive avatar appearance achievment I've ever heard of!

Born to be a star I guess LOL. TY.  I wore that hair and skin for a VERY long time. 

Another Shop Skin (free and controversial because of it) and my camped for hair. 

 

Edit: I just went back and looked at the post with the photo. You know when you look at fresh out of the pod (well not quite) Chic and current Chic, we have pretty much the same look, just very updated :D. Interesting. 

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21 hours ago, Kotelle said:

Unfortunately I have no pictures of my first avatar from 2007, and when I log in to that account, she appears as red cloud.

 

She is probably wearing a skin, shape, hairbase or eyes that is corrupted or missing from inventory. Change all four of those things and she will probably rez just fine.

 

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finally back to post mine!  lol. it works out good too cause we took some pics this morning which we havent had a chance to in *ages*.  only cause this morning I gave birth to our first sl baby. So here are my partner and I 9 years ago  (2008!) n the first pic we ever took together, and then from this morning.  You'll notice his avi is exactly the same.  lol. I dont mind, he is always a happy sight to me!

 

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Day 1... Way back when, standard noob goth chick avi, for about 15 mins...

2012... (system avatar)

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2014... (system avatar)

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2016... (system avatar)

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Currently, 2017... (mesh body & system head)

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And so we change subtly, over the years...
 

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