I have had a number of very rude comments from my dear friends about my Second Life appearance. To be honest, my SL appearance isn't too dissimilar from my 'real' identity. I made a deliberate decision not to develop a 'sexy' persona because I have a major problem with women being depicted as young and nubile, with incredibly big breasts in computer games etc. I mean, have you seen the latest incarnation of the game hostess in 'Buzz' - not only does she have big breasts, but her dress is see-through - and this is supposed to be a family game!! So, I decided to be a good feminist and resist the huge temptation to reinvent myself as a gorgeous young thing.
What has surprised me has been the comments from my girl friends. One said I looked like an egg cup. The other said she couldn't understand why I would resist the opportunity to develop a whole new persona and lets face it, my SL bum is huge (a bit like my real one, I'm afraid)! Now this has surprised me, coming from a load of dedicated feminists! So, I am wrestling with this moral dilemma - do I stay with my fat SL self and stay true to my principles or do I undergo a metamorphosis into a irresistible hot chick?!? The third answer could be: shut up, no one gives two hoots! What do you think?