When I first landed inworld in 2011, I was completely smitten with Secondlife. The ocean amazed me, and so did gestures and AO. Everything was new. This picture was taken at a sim was called Hope. I had wonderful time exploring the romantic settings. Couples danced on glowing pools, you could hide in a field of grain and rain, or just enjoy the view from the airship in the sky. It was a magical place for this noob.
And here I am today, 30 months later, checking out the Fantasy Collective.What I noticed about myself, and also my friends, is that it seems our avatars "grow up" the longer we are in-world. In our first pictures we look like kids with a teenager's fashion sense, and now we are like adults with a more elegant fashion style. But it's not just us, SL and content creators are also improving slowly over time and that directly effects how our avatars look.
If you want to see what other people have submitted for the Then vs Now Photo Challenge, head over to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool.
And now about the Freebies! The closeup doesn't show it too well, but I'm wearing a group gift I picked up today from No Salvation Designs. The store has cool gothic themed clothing for men and women. The group gifts are 1L and 25L. There is a midnight mania board here too for men and women. The scarf is an oldie but a goodie freebie from Mr Poet. It includes resize and color change scripts. My favorite eyeliner is also an oldie but a goodie freebie from CL-NINE. I like that it's smudgy under the eye and not over the eye. Eyeliner on top of the eye lid is usually "feminine" to me, but a messy smudge under the eye is "masculine." CLnine is the only eyeliner I have found that does that in a way I like.
On Him, 2014:
Hair: Wasabi Pills Sebastian Mesh Hair - Iceberg [mesh](250L)
Scarf: Mr Poet Wide Scarf (free)
Jacket, Shirt, Tie: No Salvation Designs Men's Forsaken Skulls (25L, group gift)
Eyeliner: CL-NINE CL9v2l_HeadEyeline01C(bk)(free)
Eyes: S0NG Winter Violet Eye (50L)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Nathan - tone 1 - blond (990L)
Okay, now I have to get back to a RL project that's been keeping me busy this month. I will try to get some more posts in on the blog. Hackers of Mars part 2 is coming soon....