I’m going to start this with a song stuck in my head while I wrote this. It’s fitting.
I like to browse the Second Life fashion feeds just for the hell of it. Most of the time it’s out of boredom or just to see whats up with whatever someone deems worthy to wear. A lot of it is pure shit. I’m assuming that many fashion bloggers couldn’t give a bad review on an article of clothing if it tried to car jack them, stole their purse, threw their puppy, and called them names.
But I’m not getting into that today. Instead I’m welcoming you into my evil little hell world where I’m just going to bitch about female portrayal in many Second Life fashion photos.
We have to stop for a moment and ponder the state of Second Life or many virtual worlds that are out there. These worlds are inhabited by real people with real lives and feelings.
Blah blah blah.
You’ve heard this all before. Be nice to each other and whateves.
Don’t be a dick you fucking dick.
I just feel that a lot of the ways a woman is portrayed in Second Life fashion blogs is absolute bullshit. I’ve seen more photos this week of women on their knees, wearing slut-tasitc outfits, or just flat out letting it all hang out in a not-so-artsy way. I would assume that everyone is on some sort of “OMG A MOVIE BASED ON A FANFICTION THAT INACCURATELY PORTRAYS A HEALTHY BDSM RELATIONSHIP CAME OUT!” kick with the photography lately but I would be way off. It’s been here before and it’s been here after. It’s not going anywhere.
I am not knocking the kink (I love the kink. I am a step above kink. Trust me. I blow your little universe away. Go kink!), My issue is that the constant bombardment of whorish fashion photos just knocks women in a virtual world back a few pegs. Most of us have been through internet harassment, abuse, or constant “Will you have sex with me?” . You’re not helping. You are really not helping to get people who are not asshole jack off creeps to explore the nerdy (Yes….it’s nerdy….don’t you argue with me…) realm of virtual worlds. When you constantly give hardy reviews to horrific fashion that might cover one nipple, let your ass crack hang out, and involves cum stains does not really help anything but once again stick that post it note of “we’re only here for you guys” bullshit.
I would like to see something a little different this year. I want you to look an outfit you are going to review and honestly tell us if it sucks or not. I want to see someone say “Fuck you!” and post a female positive picture that doesn’t make you some sort of hooker blow job advertisement to get guys to eat you out for money. (That has got to be a hard ass road of virtual porn there my friends. Yes…Made myself laugh with that one.)
Instead of forcing everyone to look the same, become big assed (Even though your big asses are my blog bread and butter….you dumbasses with the insanely fat asses pay the bills yo), bottom titty, submissive little twits why don’t we get a little female positive up in here. Screw looking sexy. It’s all about you baby.
Keep It Classy.
P.S. – By the picture you might think that i do not go biggie on Second Life. That is absolute crap. I do all the time to go to places to write about, etc, etc. What the fuck ever etc. I do not bother anymore to go biggie most of the time via sl anymore because to the fashion ideal of how I should look as well as how I am treated. I would rather be told I am “adorable” rather than get asked for sex everywhere I go. When I put my “biggie” on I get Skype invites, sex invites, etc. I’m a social virtual worlds hermit so leave me along unless you have something interesting to say.
I would also like to point out that I am probably one of the biggest sexual positive, kinky, “let’s do this” real life people on the planet. Pro polyamourous/polyamory. Thumbs up on positive bdsm relationships. Sexual education for the win. I totally dig porn. I just despise being talked to like a piece of meat and treated like a piece of shit in a virtual world. Treat me like a person not your virtual eye candy, shake my titties, piece of virtual waste of space. If I want to fuck you I will. If not then go fuck yourself. That is life in a nutshell folks.
This past week I was handed a notecard as well as a comment explaining to me how I was basically a horribly mean person for saying how I actually thought a place on Second Life sucked.
Let’s let that sink in for a moment shall we.
The notecard I, honestly, actually didn’t fucking read. Why would I not read an explanation as to how hard someone worked to make their place? Blah blah blah. Whatever. Why would I? I, in all honestly, don’t have to. And that’s where we get into todays really fucking mean article. Yes. I said “fucking” and “mean”. This is not an attack on those that asked me to remove their article because, for the most part, I have been nice to those that ask. Actually…to be honest…I’m usually not that nice. But after, in real life, 3 days of no power, “the world may melt” heat, & some of the worst shit weather in this state, I was not one to want to get into a fight 3 hours after I got power.
Don’t fuck with me when I’m dehydrated man. That’s just low.
Let us break down the rights of Second Life bloggers shall we. If you take a look at T.O.S. there is absolutely nothing in there that says that we, as writers & reviewers of all things Second Life, are forced to play nice. It is not written in-world but outside of world therefore you cannot lay claim to anything we say we think “sucks”. If absolutely everyone had to say that they thought everything in our fine virtual world was “HOLY SHIT! This may be the GREATEST thing I have ever seen in my entire life.” then we are lying. Not only we are lying but we are not being honest with our readers. If we cannot give an honest opinion on how we feel about your place, no matter the amount of time you spent on it (which means absolutely nothing to me if you still suck) then what the hell is the point of anything?
I want you to all ponder this for a moment. And this is REALLY SUPER IMPORTANT. If we have to EVER cave in to ANYTHING that tells us that we cannot give our honest opinion, be it virtual worlds or real life, then we have no rights to our own thoughts. And…if I have EVER been about ANYTHING on this damn site it’s ALWAYS been about giving my own honest opinion on stuff. No one…no matter who…NEVER has the right to take that away from you.
The point of doing a review on EVERYTHING Second Life is just that. There is no harassment or “OMG she is violating my rights in a virtual world” do to the fact that I am actually not doing any of that. I hate your shit. My opinion & I am allowed to express it. I love the hell out of your place then, personally if it was me, I would be happy that someone thought we rocked. The greatest thing is that you can be pissed if I do not like your stuff but, as anything that is in real life, I am entitled to my own opinion. Like the restaurant critic who thought your soup tasted like dish water or the hotel reviewer who thought your bed was comfy. There is absolutely no way of ever stopping the review.
With that said I currently regret having a real life heat stroke, trying to put my real life house back in order after a wicked weekend, & saying “Yeah…whatever…fine” by removing less than a paragraph of a review saying I hated a place. You are no longer worth a thought in my mind because you sucked so bad you made your rotting dead ancestors cry at your failure.
Won’t happen again. Trust me. I removed the opportunity from this site for anyone to say “You are mean & it hurt my feelings” to have it removed. Will not do this at all. What review is written shall stay. If you change things around & invite me back then I will always review it again.
One person ruins it for everyone. No more “nice clause”. I’m allowed to have an opinion. Deal with it.
P.S. Dear Readers – This has actually opened up a HUGE can of worms when it comes to rights for Second Life writers. I plan on visiting this theme of why we are & should be allowed freedom of speech & opinion for weeks to come. We all need to be aware of our rights & if what we write, be it opinion, news, fashion, etc. is protected.