Tattoo layers for an older avatar look.

I think many of my SL friends maintain ‘classic’ avatars, not for me the idea of mesh bodies and Bento heads. Frankly, I don’t like mesh bodies as I can’t edit them enough to accurately reflect how I wish to present myself in SL. And then there’s the question of Sansar…or SL v2.0…although Linden Labs don’t like to see it as such. Will all of that mesh and Bento be transferrable to this new world? So I’ve never committed to mesh in any shape or form, but there are definite, visible benefits to it, such as appliers to ‘age’ yourself. I feel that as SL grows up there’s less emphasis on looking forever young anymore, with many avatars adopting a physique that accurately reflects their age.

One such avatar is Barbara, who has written for us in the past on ‘the older avatar’. Her contributions are like buses! 😉 Wait long enough and two come along at once.

She’s a keen advocate of anything that portrays herself as an older avatar, so she pointed me in the direction of Izzies store where there’s different appliers to age your avi, and there are a few which even cater for classic avatars, with tattoo layers (L$199) that do the job.

Barbara sent along some photos…

Barbara without ‘aged’ tattoos

Barbara with ‘aged’ tattoos, crows feet around her eyes being particularly visible in the bottom pic, and an excellent tattoo layer for those wishing to utilise an aged avatar

My perception is that as SL ages, so too does the way in which its avatars perceive themselves. I’ve begun to notice that many avatars, particularly males, are adopting an older looking avatar, and this is a positive thing in my view, broadening the general feel of the population inworld.


Postcards from Spain 2017

It’s that time of year again, when I jet off to the sun for 10 days of naturism.

I have to say I’ve learned to hate flying. Not because I think the plane’s got a gibbering idiot behind the controls or that we’re going to crash. Just that in the time I’ve been flying it has become an increasingly annoying thing with all of the sense of security that surrounds it, and what used to be a hot meal served now downgraded to a ‘meal’ that comprises a sandwich.

I fully understand the need for all of the security involved, it’s just that it doesn’t make for a wonderfully pleasurable experience. It’s a means to an end. And airports the world over do all they can to rip you off, something else that makes it even more of a hateful experience.

I feel that we’ll probably, eventually, go back to holidaying in France, taking the ferry and then driving to some of that country’s wonderful naturist campsites, but we’ll have to wait until the children are older.

There’s also a fight to get them out of school, and some veiled threats of fines. As we near the end of term, the school year is winding down. My feeling is that the children will learn more in a week in a foreign country than they will at school at this time of year, and I know many parents feel the same. Again, the airlines rip us off by hiking the price when the school year ends, a thing that irritates most parents. We try to get our children to learn a little of the language while they’re away. Our oldest boy is confident enough to order a coke or an ice cream in Spanish now, and a little knowledge of the language is, we hope, a foundation for an interest in languages which will serve him well when he goes to high school. And that’s something his primary (elementary) school won”t teach him.

Back to the security issue…

Perhaps the time has come for us all to fly naked. No concealed weapons possible!!!

And some of you may be aware that there was publicity some years ago for Naked Air, an airline on which you could fly nude.

Their website has a gallery, but as the photos are subject to copyright I won’t reproduce them here. Go see for yourself!

Next Wednesday morning will find me at the airport dressed for comfort because when you get to the far end, the heat hits you full-on. I shall probably be reporting, from Thursday onwards, from Spain and doing the usual thing I do in the evenings out there…report back on what I’ve seen in resort, as replicated in SL, through another series of ‘Postcards’.

The loose pants and handkerchief top that I’m wearing in the photos are from Poshtale are free if you wear your Fab Free group tag. They’re very much the sort of thing I wear in real life for the flight out to the sun.

The location for the photos, both terminal building and plane, was Second Norway Airport.


Amoras Nude Beach

While I haven’t posted much for about 10 days now, I have been online. Sometimes, more so now that I don’t have much help in doing the blog entries, I need to set the blogging aside in order to research what I’m going to blog! This has been one of those weeks.

I’ve been at Amoras Nude Beach, a new build, to me, although it seems to be getting quite a lot of traffic, so I guess it has been around for quite a while and my eye has been off the ball. It’s quite gorgeous, one of those photogenic builds that we, the naturist community of SL, are so lucky to regularly enjoy amongst the sims we inhabit.

The clubhouse area appears to be ‘clothing optional’, the beach a fully naturist one. This is a nice demarcation line clearly signposted at a time when some ‘naturist’ sims are so much more vague about their intentions, to the extent that some aren’t naturist at all, but increasingly ‘clothing optional’.

I have to say that this is one of the most exciting naturist sims I’ve seen in SL for some time. Exceptionally photogenic in delivery, it’s one of those places I feel I could wander for hours, just taking photographs and, indeed, it’s something I’ve been doing for part of this week.

Husband Jim joins me for a bit of relaxation on a bench stacked with some wonderful looking poses.

The shower cabin

Love this pose at the pool area!

At the juice bar

A perfectly executed dive into the Amoras pool

There are some delightful poses at Amoras, including the application of sunblock. It’s a personal safety issue we’ve written about many times.

If you’ve not visited this lovely sim yet, I’d urge you to put it at the top of your SL ‘to do’ list. You can join the sim’s group, free, at the tp entrance point, and be on your way to being part of what I hope becomes a thriving SL naturist community. It certainly deserves to be a huge success.