I have been really lazy lately and not blogging. I have a lot going on in real life with moving and all and having to pack the way too many things I have acquired in the five years I have been living in this apartment.
Strawberry Singh recently brought back her “What’s Your Digits” blogger challenge and I thought What the heck! I haven’t done it since the first one 2 years ago. If you would like to check out the original post you can here What’s Your Digits? – Take 3
So this is Dizzy 2013 edition. Not too much has changed except she’s gotten ever so slightly shorter and a little fatter. I always am making little minor tweaks to her that usually no one but me would notice. My ideas of what looks good changes from year to year. I look at her shape just from 2 years ago and there are things I feel now don’t look right, but did like them then. Her shape has been ever evolving through the whole 6 years of her SLife. I think I finally have her where I like her and haven’t changed too much in the last year. Mostly now I just adjust for different mesh things.
Proportions Challenge Questions:
1.Do you try and keep your avatar’s body proportionate and similar to the “average” proportions pictured above? – I had never really seen the proportions picture, so no I did not try to keep my avatar’s body to the same proportions. Just kind of eyed it for what looked good and in proportion to me.
2.What do you dislike the most about the SL avatar mesh? – There are parts of the body that are really jagged. Like around the collar bone and right under it the chest caves in a bit. In some lighting situations it shows up horribly. Also the ankles and wrists are really wonky, but I guess that is fixed now with new mesh hands and feet. (I haven’t jumped on the mesh hands bandwagon yet though.)
Also to me the legs seem really out of proportion to me. Above the knee always looks way longer to me than the portion below the knee. Not so noticeable in shorter avatars, but it really stands out on taller ones. Looks like when an avatar is made taller it adds more length to the legs only from the knee up and not both. That’s just how it seems to me. Kinda one of those things that once I saw it I can’t un-see it.
3.Does it bother you when you see other avatars that are not proportionate at all? – For the most part no because I do realize in SL everyone is free to have the shape they want and look how they want. Although I do have a pet peeve that makes me cringe every time I see it and that’s when people have little stubby arms. Kinda like a T-Rex. But I would never say anything to the person to change their avatar… unless they are a friend and then I might drop a hint or something.
4.Even though this is a virtual world and people can be anything they want to be, do you feel when they are in human form, they should try to keep their proportions close to average? – I feel that as long as you are happy with your shape then that is all that matters. Even though there are certain aspects about shapes that will make me cringe from time to time, I think it is great to see how different people can be with their shape. Makes for a nice variety in SLife.