Marnix started a blog meme wherein he asked people to post "nekkid but tasteful butt pics."
I have a real funny feeling about posting this naked picture of myself, but I am going to do it anyway. Because in true Chestnut-style the simplest things make me think and ponder and in true Chestnut-style I am not going to do that alone. Oh no. I am going to blather on here on teh intranets so hopefully one or two of you will nod your heads and think "that woman is nuts" or "hey that woman might have a point."
So for your gawking pleasure, here is my naked behind wearing skin by Curio, hair by W&Y, and a tattoo by Aitui. I am pretty sure the pose is by LAP, the sim is Oubliette and I used a Torley preset, a tiny but of PS, and a few minutes of my time. My point in listing all of the creators is not to pretend that I have suddenly become a fashion blogger. My point is everything you see in this photo is bits of code resulting from creative work done by a lot of people. And yet? It feels like I am posting *my* naked body and now *you* will see the image as Chestnut's naked body. It's pretty, no?
I remember way back in the dark ages when I played Tiny Empires. (haha - dark ages - get it? I crack myself up.) JellyBean Madison was Queen and I was in her line. There was a lingerie party because, of course, partying in your underwear was a very normal thing back in the Dark Ages. Ok, probably not. I think it was because the dude who threw the party was looking to hook up so he invited everyone to his castle so he could see all the women half naked. I remember being totally uncomfortable being in a large group of people wearing lingerie, dancing and joking as if it were a normal evening.
Why *is* that? Why does sharing my pixel body make me feel uncomfortable? It really is the strangest thing isn't it? It just goes to show how much we humans identify with our avatars. The subject of avatar identity is so complex and, for me, endlessly interesting. So tell me, do you prance around naked without a care or does pixel nakedness feel vaguely uncomfortable for you as well?
Is that what you had in mind Marnix? How did I do?