Frequently, Strawberry Singh posts a Monday Meme/Challenge for other bloggers to participate in. For the last couple of years, she has posted one asking people certain stats about their avatar. This year, mesh bodies have come into much greater use on the Grid, so peoples’ numbers are quite different. I myself just switched to a mesh body a few weeks ago, so I’m still tweaking, but I thought I’d still take part. Strawberry asked a few questions related to our shapes, as well as what some of our sliders are.
1. Do you currently own a mesh body? If so, do you wear it all the time or just once in a while? If not, skip to the fourth question.
I do – The Mesh Project’s beta male body. These days, I wear it about 95% of the time – I really only change out of it if I want to wear something that absolutely won’t fit it (short shorts are the worst culprit because of the body’s massive thighs). I’m still getting used to the body, but I’m enjoying it quite a bit so far.
2. What is your preferred mesh body available on the market right now?
Guys really only have one option as far as premium-quality mesh bodies go – The Mesh Project’s beta body. I wish we had more choices that were high-quality, but I’m sure they’ll come out eventually.
3. Have you changed your shape since you started wearing the body?
Yes, and since the body is still so new to me, I’m still tweaking my shape. I’m sure that eventually I’ll get it all where I want it.
4. How do you feel about mesh bodies in general?
I think they’re great! Having been in SL since mid-2004, I’ve seen so many things change, but the body mesh never had until just recently. I’m not a huge fan of the mesh heads that are out on the market, but the bodies are great.
5. What is one thing you would request from designers when it comes to mesh bodies?
I’d love to see more options for male bodies (Slink, I’m talking to you!). The Mesh Project having a monopoly isn’t the best thing in the long-run in my opinion, but with every day that passes, it will be harder and harder for another male body to creator to come out with their product and gain good market share.
Most people put their slider numbers on the photo, but I didn’t want to do that, so here they are:
Height – 30Body Fat – 5
Head Size – 59
Torso Muscle – 51
Pectorals – 27
Arm Length – 50
Hand Size – 40
Torso Length – 88
Love Handles – 28
Belly Size – 0
Leg Muscle – 61
Leg Length – 76
Hip Width – 52
Butt Size – 50
Saddle Bags – 31
I decided to also post a couple of items from recent events because I’ve been out of town lately so I haven’t been able to blog much. The hair that I’m wearing is from Damselfly at The Seasons Story, which is always one of my favorite events. The necklace is new from Mandala at The Mens Dept. The pose that I’m using (except for the arms, which are controlled by the soccer ball prop) is a great new one from Repose at Pose Fair – JUSTIN 3(*). I also realized while taking this photo that even though I wear it all the time except when I’m in a fantasy avatar, this is the first photo I’ve posted on my blog that my “THRIVE” tattoo on my neck is visible in. It’s an old one from AITUI, but I love it.
Necklace | MANDALA (Male)SHORT_Necklace LUSTFUL (at TMD)
Hair | Damselfly Rayburn Dark Blondes (at The Seasons Story)
Tattoo | AITUI Thrive [Fresh]
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Body Hair | #TheMeshProject “Natural”
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked
Main Pose | Repose M JUSTIN 3* (at Pose Fair)
Soccer Ball/Arm Pose | Millo Copperfield Soccer Ball – Censored (Marketplace Only)
Location | Jericho Hill Sports Complex