I accept the fact that I’m more than a bit of a Second Life PRUDE. That’s ok. It’s my Second Life and I can be who I want. I respect the fact that you too can be whatever you want. But, I think that when our fantasy existences cross one another, a certain amount of decorum, and well – manners, should be expected.
Case in point.
I got dressed – as pictured, and ventured out because a good friend had new releases that were not to be missed. I actually had several stops on my shopping list, but this first one was a much anticipated release -a must have.
Upon arriving, there were lots of grey people there. I moved out of the TP spot and just waited. In fact, even after turning down my graphics, the crowd was slow to rezz so I went and got a beverage before returning.
When I come back, they’re making fun of someone. Oh – it’s ME.
In my presence are two furries, two parents and a child AV, two women in lingerie FYI YOUR APPLIERS REZZ REALLY SLOW NICE NIPPLES, and two naked women on chains with their master.
Somebody’s master thinks I just need a good collaring. They think I look like a grandma. They’re laughing because I’m carrying a purse. Ok. Really? Girl on a chain thinks it’s funny I’m carrying a purse?
Rather than engaging, because honestly, the opinions of slags mean nothing to me, I walked up and reviewed my intended purchase trying to decide if it fit where I wanted to put it. At which point “OH SHIT WE’RE IN LOCAL” was piped up by one of the chained girls.
I turned around (I like to do that, it’s kind of menacing), and said “Yes you are. But it’s ok. I know they don’t teach manners in your mom’s basement.” I felt really, at that point I got to comment.
At which point one of the furries calls me a bitch.
What if, just what if, we respected that everyone wants something different out of SL. If I can respect that you think wearing a buttplug that talks or a fake fetus that blathers on nonsense in public chat is a great fashion choice, why can’t I simply dress nicely and live quietly. Why am I the wrong one in that equation?
Dignity. It’s free. Some folks should get some. The way ya’ll love freebies you’d THINK you’d be all over that shit.
Gidge Is Wearing:
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 5
Beauty Mark:[PXL] Beauty Mark POS8 Dark SX
Purse:*katat0nik* (yellow – POSE) Woody Purse
Shoes: Ingenue :: Lydia Slingbacks :: Night
Hair:Slink Bianca Hair Nordic
Hands and Feet: Slink
Dress: SYSYs – Mesh Daisy Dress – S – FloralYellow MY ATTIC
Earrnigs: [HANDverk]Zelda Earring.yellow
Shape: Gidge ~Savoir Faire
Skin: -Belleza- Leila Pale 1 BL
Eyes: Poetic Colors classic – coral reef (m) bright
|Cajsa or Oscar||People who spend their time putting other people down reveal nothing so much as their own sense of failure and inferiority.|
|Sean Gorham||Wow. Just... wow. You are most certainly not dressed like a grandma, Gidge! I would wear what you're wearing, and I'd consider the purse, too.|
|Sean Gorham||I think some people get so caught up in their own little SL subcultures that they forget they're really the ones walking around like some freak on a leash.|
|Virgin Tymmerie||awesome post! Great comeback!|