|09-16-2011, 10:32 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Do you look like your avatar?
So one fun question that I know we had a thread over like a year ago. Do you look like your avatar? I know its hard to even remotely resemble sl's barbie ish figures, however does anyone share any resemblance to their avatar? I unfortunately am not a rubix cube in real life.
I used to program once, then I took an arrow to the knee.
|09-16-2011, 10:42 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Goth when goth was. Also, socially unacceptable.
Have I mentioned yes? Yes. AS much as I possibly can. And I won't hesitate to tweak it to look more like me if I think something is off. My RL friends can pick out my SL avatar from a crowd with no prompting.
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|09-16-2011, 10:43 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Who are you?
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: In between.
SL Join Date: Early '06 or late '05, not sure.
Client: Singularity, mostly.
I look exactly like my avi.
It's been a problem at church functions..
Seriously, I tried to make my avi look like me for the first few months, but the limitations of SL made themselves apparent and the options I had seen by then were intriguing so after looking into vampire, cat girl, and some other looks I ended up going with the 'Hellboy's sister' look that I have now.
|09-16-2011, 10:55 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Let's Go Mets!
Doesn't Like Cheese
Join Date: Nov 2007
My avatar resembles me in some ways, but is not meant to be an exact representation. That would be too creepy for my tastes.
"It's too late, I've gone too far, I've lost the sun. I've come undone."
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|09-16-2011, 10:56 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2009
Client: Flavor of the week
No. Sometimes I have the same hair color/eye color, but that's more by accident.
"My opinion is, a designer should always try to enhance the inworld experience for his clients. In a virtual world, where individuality is hard to obtain, selling modifieable items is like selling a bit of freedom. Think about that." ~Silent Sky
|09-16-2011, 10:59 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Sure I do.
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|09-16-2011, 10:59 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
My main avatar does look somewhat like myself - at least, like a 20something me with better clothes, less annoying hair, and an amazing ability to walk in high heels. Oh, and somewhat purple eyes.
I didn't consciously make her look like myself, I suppose I just naturally gravitate towards skin tones and hair colours that "look like me".
|09-16-2011, 11:03 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Head of the SLU Troll Tax Administration
No, my avatar looks like I *want* to look like in RL, but don't.
"Don't post dickishly if you can't take the pushback, cupcake." -- Roxy Couturier
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|09-16-2011, 11:10 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
SL Join Date: Jan. 2008
mine looks like me, silghtly enhanced ... as the boobie slider dosn't go into negative numbers I cant make an exact copy. *sigh*
I tend to dress younger then I am in RL too..
my daughter (18) was watching me on SL one day and she accused me of making Kirari look like her! ... i told her no, Kirari looks like I did when I was 20! ...
I could tell by the look on her face she did not believe i was *ever* 20.....
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|09-16-2011, 11:16 AM||#10 (permalink)|
Elysium Hynes is Typing..
My animal spirit is the lolcat
Love the new profile pic color looks nice on you, i don´t look much like Ely i guess maybe a little in body shape not face tho.
Here is Ely´s looks tru this year and the puppet master behind.
I have a blog with stuffs in it Sium
You can also check my Flickr or my Pinterest for event covering.
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|09-16-2011, 11:19 AM||#11 (permalink)|
The Pink Hands
Not 3 Laws Safe
My avatar is what my sense of self would look like if given form. But physically, sadly no. If only the meat version could Edit Appearance
JLU DESIGNATED PERSONAGE
“Senban Babii personage 2010-07-10 15:26:31″
"You are an apologist for criminals and a notorious one" - Prokofy Neva
(Crazy Cat Lady) is always surrounded by a large number of cats, and in every appearance she screams gibberish and/or throws cats at passersby.
|09-16-2011, 11:39 AM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2008
Blog Entries: 1
Not as much as she used to, mind you.
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|09-16-2011, 11:44 AM||#13 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2011
SL Join Date: April 19, 2008
Well, I have dark brown hair and pale skin and both my parents had practically black hair and pale skin, so I guess the base aesthetic colour combination comes from there -- Sonya is almost always black-haired and as pale-skinned as I can get without going to vampire (anymore).
Her grey eyes are from old rp, though, but I doubt I would have given her my mix of green-grey otherwise either. Obviously the shape is nothing like mine, I went for fifties pin-up secretary look back in the day when I first created her. I am fully admitting playing pixel barbies with her.
As for how she dresses... guess that's what I'd wear if I had a body like hers and didn't live in the middle of snow half a year? With some dampeners for modesty (yes, even if I had that shape in RL) because SL fashion is always more daring than RL. What is modest and normal in SL would raise eyebrows in RL, there would need to be a transition filter. But still, how she dresses is definitely representing personal aesthetic values and preferences.
I like what Senban said about sense of self given form. I think that if I had to go for a nutshell, that would be it.
|09-16-2011, 11:47 AM||#14 (permalink)|
Curiouser and Curiouser
Following the White Rabbit
Trasee is a reflection of who I am inside, not outside. The human and anthro appearances are all aspects of who I am. My human avi is a reflection of what I wish I could look like IRL.
|09-16-2011, 11:51 AM||#15 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
I'm currently a deer.
Last night I bought and morphed into the Water Horse deer.
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|09-16-2011, 11:53 AM||#16 (permalink)|
Yes, almost exactly, unless you mean physically, and then no, not even a little bit
|09-16-2011, 11:56 AM||#17 (permalink)|
My Own Girl
Fortitude and attitude...
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: the Edge of the Earth...
SL Join Date: Jan 30, 2009
Blog Entries: 28
Rox looks like I might have if I'd had that second X chromosome when I was born. Sans that, I have been doing my best to >Edit Appearance< in RL, as time and funds permit.
"Never underestimate the fortitude of a fairy princess." - Beebo Brink.
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|09-16-2011, 11:57 AM||#18 (permalink)|
is taking names and breakinghearts
I would have to say no.
"Don't touch the things, this is a local shop for local people, there's nothing for you here."
|09-16-2011, 11:58 AM||#19 (permalink)|
Louder than god's revolver and twice as shiny!
I totally look like my SL avatar, 100%... It's my RL avatar that has everything all wrong. DX
|09-16-2011, 12:29 PM||#20 (permalink)|
Is eating your shoes.
Join Date: Jun 2009
Business: Blue Moons
Not at all.
I stand a different way in RL.
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|09-16-2011, 12:43 PM||#21 (permalink)|
Just call me Beth
Singing along with old music
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Out in the mists
SL Join Date: Oct 4 2009
My oldest account is named for me, and looks a bit like me if I'd had my choice of eye colours, was 15 years or so younger, and was 100 pounds lighter [except since she's a lot taller, I guess that 100 pounds should be there anyways ]. She's also me when I colour my hair the colour it should have been - just ask my complexion, and had 9 fox tails >.>
Beth is not really me, not in looks - she's a little shorter, more slender and has cat and faery features [most of the time], and I'm more inclined to foxies for my own personal form expression. But somehow Beth got better known and started the shop, teaching and DJing [even when I tried splitting it up, that failed badly...all my dj gigs fell through on my dj alt].
Anyway TL;DR - not really - partially on purpose, partially because if I could, I'd shapechange on a whim in RL - but I can't.
|09-16-2011, 12:47 PM||#22 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
I've tried. Maybe my heart really wasn't in it.
And gender reassignment is too easy in SL.
I think SL really showed me what I look like on the inside.
Not gonna have the op in either world, though. One part of me is pretty faithfully replicated.
|09-16-2011, 12:48 PM||#23 (permalink)|
Sim Architect / Builder
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Central USA
Not in the slightest, nor do I want to.
To me, participating in SL, where I can be anything I can imagine, and then making my avatar look just like the real me, is as interesting as going to the world's best amusement park, and instead of riding any of the famous rides, paying thrill-ride prices to be spending all my time sitting in an office cubicle on a folding metal chair.
I did try, once, to make an alt look "just like me". (Well, like me, but a little younger.) I couldn't stand playing as that alt, with that appearance.
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|09-16-2011, 12:57 PM||#24 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Between our dreams and actions, lies this world
SL Join Date: 2/16/2007
Business: Black Operations
Close enough, if I started training again.. Well, proportionally, I suppose, since I'm not 7' tall in RL.
Strangely enough, I have a biped leopard avatar that also bears as disturbing resemblance to me. I think it's the freckles.