Greetings Monday people! It’s Monday and simply beautiful weather here. The sun is golden, the bushes are in full bush and the grass looks perky and ambitious after all the rain last week.
I saw a horrible video on Facebook yesterday. A young man who was overweight went into a McDonalds and a troop of really horrible girls went at him, screaming and shouting at how disgusting he was and how he shouldn’t be in there. The guy was actually cowering from the onslaught. It was sickening. This happened here in the UK and didn’t stop until another guy got involved and eventually dumped his carton of Sprite all over her head. She seemed to pipe down a bit then, so looks to me like Sprite beats spite.
I had my own small and rather strange experience of body shaming last week too. A woman on Reddit decided not only to say that my avatar was a ‘hideous monstrosity’ and malformed, but suggested that in RL, I must be clinically obese to have such an avatar. That really blows my mind! Not only has she no evidence on which to base that opinion, but she’s willing and able to go out and troll other people with body shaming as her first objective.
Anyone who has considered body shaming anybody else – either for being too fat or too thin, having huge boobs or butt, or none at all, for having spectacles, spots, freckles, red hair, no hair, bow legs, knock knees – or anything at all to do with their appearance, should be made aware of this one truth (that their Momma should have told them already)…
Every imperfect person (for we all are) is a lot more beautiful than the abuser will ever be. The kind of ugliness cultivated by such a vile attitude is one that everybody around them can see and be repelled by. Anybody who does such a thing is repugnant in the extreme and personally, I’d like to see more attitude shaming.
Let’s all go out there and support each other on our paths in life, let’s see each person as the cover of a book we haven’t read yet. And let’s stand up and be counted like the guy with the Sprite, because bullies cannot be allowed to win.
What to wear in Second Life today?
Visit | Shot of Tequila
Pose | Sari-Sari Comfy Sit 05 (Sari-Sari Mainstore)
Skin | amara beauty – Katie Skin, shade 04 of 12 [Catwa/Omegbody] (Powder Pack Catwa – May)
Eyeshadow | Izzie’s Under Eye Glitter, 1 of 20 [Catwa] (Powder Pack Catwa – May)
Lipstick | Izzie’s Glittery Lipsticks, 1 of 20 [Catwa] (Powder Pack Catwa – May)
Top | BUENO Rucy Top – Grey [Fitmesh/SliHG/2Bell] (Kustom9, til 10 June)
Shorts | Blueberry Side Tied Shorts [Mait/2Sli/3Bell] (Blueberry Mainstore : Blueberry Marketplace)
Hair | tram G0210 Hair (tram Mainstore)
Necklace | Empyrean Forge Rhapsody Necklace (EF Marketplace)
Shoes | !Aphorism! Rora Wedges [Mait/Sli/Bell] (Kustom9, til 10 June)
So, the new Catwa Powder Pack is out for May! Oh how exciting it was to unpack all the little gems and joys within. I could have taken a ton of photos to show you, but I decided to instead use my newly honed vlogging skillz to talk you through it… so I made a vid to show you the HUDs of what I’m wearing today and how they work and some of the cool options available. Hope you like it! This is in addition to the ‘jigging for the rigging’ below. I’m not going to turn full vlogger on you, but it is useful for demonstrating things and I’ll do it every so often. I should say at one point, I seem to say that the Izzie’s eye make up includes lashes, but it does not. My mistake 🙂
Bueno brought out their newest release for Kustom9. It’s a lovely girly top named Rucy (such a pretty girl’s name :D) and it comes in a load of colours. It advertises itself as having Slink Hourglass and two Belleza bodies plus a fitmesh size, but the fitmesh size fits Maitreya Lara spot on for me. I mean, always try a demo, but I never have so much as an ounce of nipple poking out.
!Aphorism! have also brought out a new release for Kustom9 – the lovely Rora wedges. They also come in a range of colours (most muted but some more Spring-like options too) and in the mesh body sizes you have come to expect.
Here’s a ‘well lit, no shit’ shot for your inspection, Sir/Ma’am…
And finally, here is the ‘jigging for the rigging’. Let’s see if Bueno’s ‘Rucy’ keeps my boobs in check.