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Elf-olution

So, new blog, newish look, and new profile pic. This is the time of year where I like to change things up.

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It’s taken a long time to get my avatar to what I really like the look of. Mostly because I have lots of other things in the queue ahead of personal appearance; also because I like spending my rare Ls on building stuff and texture uploads lately. But, I got a bit nostalgic for the old days, so I hope you’ll excuse what is probably a moment of narcissism as I put up a timeline of avatar pictures, from then (2008) to now (2013).

June 4, 2008: Mistletoe is rezzed.
The name is after that of the protagonist in a comic I drew for a while. In the story Mistletoe was originally a young woman in the modern-day world who gets sucked into an MMORPG world and turned into an elf. It seemed a most appropriate name.

June 6, 2008: The first ever Mistletoe picture.

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I was 2 days in SL and got the hang of designing my own system clothes and hair. I really thought this was amazing.

June 29, 2008: Prim hair, prim ears, and skin.
Mistl and Arch in the tub

All freebies. And that’s the first known picture of Archimedes as well.

August 2008: I’m making my own clothes, and stubbornly resisting primwear.
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October, 2008: Look! Better prim hair!
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This was prim hair scripted to be worn up or down, from Sirena. And look at me still stubbornly resisting any prim clothing of any type…

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…until later the same month. All made by yours truly.

Nov. 1, 2008
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I haz Spock doll. And ears that could cut you.

March 2009
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Showing off skull boots I’d found in the Twisted hunt.

September 2009: Those eyes.
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New, vivid blue eyes and new braided hair.

May 2010
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New extra-long hair, and finally new sculpted ears. Looks like a newer freckley skin too.

July 2010
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An even better picture of the extra-long hair.

Halloween, 2011
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New skin (the one I still use today), shown in crappy lighting.

May, 2012
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A much better-lit photo of the new (present) skin, and my first-ever (and current) mesh hair. This look would remain in my avatar photo at WordPress up until, oh, yesterday.

July, 2012: my embarassing video

Smaller (and current) ears. And really cute socks as a bonus.
One thing that continued to bother me, however, was the fact that I had very little in the way of lips. Talking with my friend Tel about this is what inspired me to try my hand at bargain cosmetics.

January, 2013: ERMAGERD LERPS!
Ehrmagerd grins

Photo by Tel. In case you’re curious to know, I’m wearing Flattery’s Classic Lip Color in “damask“.

Today.
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New eyes. Tried them in mesh, didn’t like them. Minor adjustments to shape. New AO, which may in fact be my second EVER with this av.

So… there it is, a look at then to now.

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