Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hypocrite

Do you laugh at People of Walmart? How about Look At This Fucking Hipster or Look At This Douchebag? Have you laughed and pointed at the poorly made stuff on Regretsy? Do you look and think "What an idiot!" on Fail Blog and There, I Fixed It? And lets not forget the fabulous celebrity fashion disasters over at Go Fug Yourself! Or hey, what about the original? The SL Fashion Police?

I do get what you guys are saying. It's a little hypocritical of me to be kind of sad that people won't talk to me based on having a "normal" avatar [as if there was such a thing!] when I'm part of a team of writers that show blinging butt-baring bad fashion on WTFug. My posts are growing less and less frequent, as are most of the others, just because our interests and schedules vary greatly. The majority of our posts at this point are reader submissions. Oh yes, your friends are taking your picture and sending it in. But I guess we're all a little hypocritical because there's probably not anyone who hasn't giggled a little at at least one of those sites I listed above, or even just when you're out and about and you see someone looking odd.

We do want to do more tutorials, but they tend to be a little time intensive. Lash fitting was one that was brought up earlier today in Plurk, which I am more than happy to do once I get a chance. If there are any others you guys would like to see, please let us know. We also wanted to do some on crazy buildings & landscaping. At one point I wanted to do one on crazy Xstreet listings, but someone else appears to have beat us to the punch.

[Why it's ok to post a creation that someone put their time and effort into, but not ok to do the same to an avatar, which is also basically a walking creation, I have no idea.]

I guess the main thing is this: If you don't like it, don't look at it. There are many blogs out there I don't read for one reason or another. I don't go to their blogs and comment to call them names, or IM them to berate them. Now THAT would truly make me a bitch. If I don't look at the blog, it doesn't bother me. As my adorable Aisuru reminded me, the internet is not SRS BZNS, no matter how badly you'd like it to be. Even if you don't find it funny, someone else does, and that's just life, first or second. For every IM I've gotten threatening me, telling me they're going to call their e-lawyer on me for showing them in orange skin, or calling me names, I get one from someone who tells me I brightened up their day or made them laugh out loud at work. Those are the ones that keep me blogging, no matter which blog I'm on.

Oh, but please don't be scared to talk to me in world. I think THAT is what has made me more blue than anything else. The "omg, you're such a bitch" thing, I can take. Trust me, I've been called worse in my life and someone on the internet doing it now doesn't really bug me that much. But someone being scared of me? That makes me really sad. Usually when someone I don't know talks to me, I'm a little bit like a deer in the headlights!

Of course, that's a blog post for another day.

*sighs* I suck.

Ali's Thanks of the Day: A HUGE thank you for my Plurk friends who made me feel so much better earlier. They are the most incredible support system I have ever had.

6 comments:

Renee said...

First off you don't do it to hurt people intentionally. The blog is funny, a lot comes from readers submissions and to show people "hey there's tons of good stuff out there & resources you don't need to look like this after being on SL for a long time unless you really want to."

Also you are very sweet & I am so glad to have become friends with you & it is THANKS to your blogging that we became friends. ILY & you rawk! <3

Verona Valentin said...

People are always going to disagree with you no matter what the issue.
Just keep doing what you're doing. It's your blog; as you said, if you don't like it, don't read it.

That being said...I know I don't comment much, but I enjoy your blogs. It's nice to see a regularly updated site that covers a wide range of topics. Also - those links you posted at the beginning gave me a good laugh. Thanks :P

Anonymous said...

I guess you missed the point, Alicia. what surprised me about your previous post is your complaint about being discriminated for the 'beauty' of your avatar. While all you do in Second Life is make fun of the ugly avatars. Being beautiful or ugly, in RL as in SL, is our choice. If you chose to be beautiful and laugh at the ugly, you can't complain about the ugly making fun of you. Simple. Easy. Same process, just opposite points of view. And keep in mind that the 'beautiful' wouldn't care really about being made fun of, while the 'ugly' do. How much do you think you are beautiful, Alicia?

Jules Trommler said...

Well, Alicia and I talked in world, so like Renee, nice to become friends with someone new.

Alicia and I are both coming out of our comfort zones. :)

Shattered said...

I miss having a self-hosted WordPress blog and being able to see the IPs of commenters. It really takes the sails out of their cowardly, anonymous poop-throwing.

slahlian said...

i don't know if you remember at all, but you once helped me tint my prim feet at the wtfug HQ, and you were an angel! you were so freaking nice, haha. thank you!