One phrase that I hear a lot from people when they describe mesh heads in Second Life is “uncanny valley.” Is that how you feel about them as well? Let’s compare the first picture to the second picture in this post, do they both look like they are from Second Life? In the second picture I’m not wearing a mesh head, it’s just my default SL face. How different does that really look?
I think it all depends on how you see it. Mesh heads do bring a certain degree of realism to the table that can be a bit off-putting at first. However, the more I stare at them, the more I get used to their realism and ‘perfection’ and the default face begins to look even more bumpy and distorted to me. But the default is what makes me feel like ‘me’ with all of my imperfections. It’s like a never ending battle within myself.
Do I actually have a face that makes me who I am in this virtual world? Or is it my personality that shines through my avatar that defines my virtual existence? I don’t know. All I know is that it’s late and I’m sleepy and I think I’m talking nonsense (again), but I did have fun taking that first picture today. If not anything else, mesh heads certainly do bring me a lot of enjoyment. And I guess that’s all that really matters in the end, right?
Credits to 1st picture:
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head: Logo Alex
*Skin Applier: Glam Affair Sia Applier for Logo (in satellite store now)
*Eyes: Ikon Triumph
*Hair: Truth Louisa (Group Gift)
*Shirt: Rowne Kivvy Top
*Tattoo: Letis Maat
*Mesh Ears: Mandala Steking
*Piercings: Mandala Okaki
Credits to 2nd picture:
In this post -> Second Life Addiction (Thank you to everyone that has answered the polls. Watching the responses has been fascinating.)