It is what it is

When I wrote for Emmanuelle’s 2EX blog (now Jayne’s 2EX blog, but sadly, apparently, defunct) there was a lot of discussion about pubic hair because Emma was a big advocate of it, making the claim that ‘women should look like women, not little girls’.

It wasn’t an issue that vexed me, but it appears the matter does enter people’s minds when reading SL Naturist too. I’ve got an email from a reader who asks why the staff are all ‘natural’ looking in the pubic area. I can’t say I’d really noticed. It’s coincidental. It is what it is. 

It’s not a discussion I’m going to countenance on this blog. People are free to wear what they wish, how they wish, reflecting a reality or a fantasy and we’ll photograph them, chat with them or whatever as the people behind the keyboard and their projected alternative look and life.

My own avi appearance reflects my RL existence, not just in that area, but also in hair colour, style, as best as I can replicate and the fact that I wear glasses. As far as my avi goes, it is what it is.

I won’t be altering my avi’s appearance for anyone other than myself. I won’t be asking the staff or any model, to alter their projected alternative life for anyone other than themselves.

In Celebration of Eden Celebration

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, but the Eden Naturopolis collection of sims is simply stunning and outstanding, both in terms or breadth and depth. There’s a keen eye to detail which means interest never fades. We’ve been out and about in Eden (again!), this time in the Eden Celebration sim, which houses the Yacht Club.

I confess that while I’ve done some sailing in SL, it’s not really my thing, so I remain a land lubber who prefers to explore the sea either up to my ankles with sand below it, or else totally immersed if it’s warm enough. Better to sit on a lounger, reading a book and avi-watching than actually putting a boat out to sea!

So, while exploring Eden Celebration we ran into a couple of avatars doing the same. I’m pleased to say that the more we publish, the more avatar awareness there is of SL Naturist, our bona fides are accepted and avis now appear more willing to pose for us!

The sim houses Eden’s Conference Centre (we’ll get to that in due course) as well as the Yacht Club, and we spent some time exploring prior to running into Bill, who was messing around in boats and also diving into the harbour, which looked a little chilly to my eyes. Still, Bill was enjoying himself and didn’t seem to feel the cold.

We talked for a little bit (he declared himself to be more of a ‘wannabe’ naturist in RL than an actual participant) and he agreed to pose for a few snaps.

He confessed to enjoying what he’d seen at Eden and said he’d return to it again, and bade us farewell as he continued on his exploration.

Thereafter we wandered around some more, taking a load of photographs, mostly of scenery, no avatars included, precisely because we do admire Elbag and Brenda’s builds so much. There’s an astonishing level of detail involved, and photos are worth taking as and for themselves. If you like to record your own SL in picture form, I recommend you try this at home too! Harry showed me some of the photos he has collected from defunct sims, and it’s a permanent reminder on how SL, its geography, avatar appearance and so on, have developed in recent years.

Then we ran into Tina, and walked and talked with her for a while as she, in turn, explored the Eden Celebration sim. She, too was willing to be photographed, so we grabbed a few snaps of her and continued to explore together. Tina was particularly taken with the open air arena, clambering onto the stage and desperate to sing a song to the empty arena, before we continued on our way and ended up bumping into Bill once more.

He had discovered a golf buggy, but unfortunately the keys hadn’t been left behind, so it was only possible to have Tina and Bill pose beside it. It’s difficult to say if we’ve captured the essence of the place. Harry feels we need to return for more landscape shots, simply to show off its architecture and landscaping.

Words by Ella, photos by Harry.