I’ve been having a bit of fun lately as an Orc on Second Life.
It’s a strange thing to say in a way, because SL is really geared up for those who wish to conform to a set standard – looking as glamorous as possible in order to have really bad cybersex! (This is my opinion of the game, but you know)
So, being on there as something as unconventional as an Orc isn’t easy. My Orc is also called Gaak, which might explain a few of the problems I have been having, if you recall one of my earlier posts
I’ve had abuse shouted out me for looking weird as well as people asking “WTF is that!?” to their friends while I am in ear shot; it seems that the one thing human nature can’t get away from is the high-school need to belittle someone else to make themselves feel better. Admittedly during the earlier days of SL it wasn’t easy looking good as an Orc – there are still parts of my avatar that I would like to change, but due to a real lack of building skills on my part on there I am reliant on others; thus see my previous note about the general consensus being to look as good as possible.
I am doing all right.
At least, I think I am!