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Virtual dance club

This is Yole, writing for Rocky Greymyst.

Have you ever been to a virtual dance club?  When is the last time you went out dancing in real life?  In the picture above, I am on the lsft and my friend Lyly, a Secondlife supermodel, is on the right. We are dancing at the Tropicana Dance Club in Secondlife. It is a latin club where I go to dance salsa and lambada. Of course there are al sorts of other clubs with different music.

If you have never been to a virtual world, you simply must try it. It is a great way to do something totally different and fun. Joining is free and you can shop till you drop looking for clothes for your avatar. There are hundreds of free outfits to choose from. Then go out and get a skin that matches your tone and top it off with a great hairdo.

Now you are ready to go dancing. Be prepared to meet interesting people from all over the world. For about one dollar you can get a language translator that works both ways. Just type your text and it translates.

What? You are not a good dancer? It does not matter. Every dance club has animations you can use. You will be absolutely amazed and astounded at how wonderful the dance movements are. You will look great!!!!

If you want to go one step further, get your real life face sculpted and put it on your avatar.

If you want more information about having your face sculpted, email me at: yole@virtualgif.com

Supermodel

This is Yole again, writing for Rocky Greymyst, who is away on business.

This is a picture of Lyly, a verygood friend of mine in Secondlife for a long time. She is from El Salvador, but lives in Virginia, USA now.

Lyly has trained for modeling in Secondlife at one of the best schools and has her masters. She has attained the status of Supermodel.

Have you ever wanted to be a model? Most of us just simply do not have the body for it in real life. Many of us look great, but not quite good enough to be professional. Fortunately, this is not enough to stop us from being a model and looking absolutely fabulous.

If you join Secondlife, which is free, you can turn yourself into a supermodel too. If you have never been in a virtual world this might seem a little hard to imagine. Nevertheless, if you want to have some real fun, give it a try. You can always get in touch with Lyly, or me to get advise.

If you really want to get into your model avatar, you can have Rocky sculpt your real life face and apply it to your avatar. Is that cool, or what??!!

If you would like more information, email me at: yole@virtualgif.com

Wardrobe

This is Yole, writing for Rocky Greymyst.

Going shopping and trying on dozens of outfits is always fun, except when you have to pay for them. Ouch!!! Don’t you just hate hanging something back on the rack and going home without it?

How would you like to have a movie star wardrobe for about $20? Really!! If you go to a virtual reality website like Secondlife, or InWorldZ, you can have your own avatar and go out on a shopping spree that will keep you busy for weeks and never go out the door. This could be lots more fun than dragging the kids through the stores. There are thousands of free outfits to buy and if you like something that costs real money, it might be as little as 25 cents.

Then, when you find some great outfits, go to a club and dance to some rock & roll, or salsa. You would not believe the great dance animations for avatars.  The moves are fantastic!!

The next thing you might want to do on your virtual excursion, is to make your avatar look like you. How cool is that? Get your real face sculpted and applied to your avatar, make your body the way you like it and you are now living in virtual reality.

If you would like more information about having your face sculpted, email Rocky at:

avatar@virtualgif.com

Cosmetics

This is Yole, writing for Rocky Greymyst.

Ladies have always been on a timeless search for the perfect cosmetics that enhance the individual. Even before the time of the pharoahs.

Through the years, how many hundreds of hours have we spent in stores, trying dozens of makeups, eyeshadow, lipstick, etc? Then you buy it and when you get it in different light, you do not look quite the same. Dang! This kind of thing drives me crazy, and for me, that is a short ride!

A couple years ago, Rocky offered to sculpt my face for my avatar on Secondlife. This became very cool instantly. I could try many kinds of skin tones, mixed with eye makeups and lip colors in all different light levels. Then I print out a picture and take that with me to match colors. Works pretty good.

If you want more information about getting your face sculpted, email Rocky at :

avatar@virtualgif.com

Virtual Predators

Virtual worlds provide a wonderful opportunity to have fun and live your fantasies. Unfortunately, there are some people that use bad language, nudity and prey on people, particularly children. As an example, look at these two tiny hamster avatars. There they stand nude and wearing dirty bedroom slippers. Not only that, but they are really scary kitty and bunny slippers.

OK, that is better.

Seriously though, there really are predators in virtual reality, just as there are predators in real life. One main difference is that they are real people in real life, with real punishment, whereas, in virtual reality, people are anonymous. They usually do not use their own name and their avatar looks nothing like them, so, they are free to do what they like with little consequence.

I believe this has a great effect on relationships in VR.  It is not easy to have good, long lasting friendships in RL or VR. In real life, you can watch a person’s facial expressions, body language and listen to the tone of their voice. In VR, all you can go by is the look of their avatar and what they say in text. This can make it rather difficult to give any credibility to the avatar, or the person behind it. Predators have taught people to be wary.

So what can you do? Obviously, you must give credibility to your avatar. How in the world do we do that? If it is easier to deal with people in RL because they see your real body and your real face, then maybe people in VR would warm up to you better if your avatar looked just like you, just like the picture in your profile. All you need to do is have your face sculpted and applied to your avatar. Shape the avatar body to yours, get some hair and skin that closely resembles you and there you are. You are you!

“No matter where you go, there you are”

Isn’t that the truth? So, you do not think you want your 35 year old face on your avatar. But, you were a real knockout when you were 21. You are you at 35 and you were you at 21. So get your 21 year old face sculpted. It is still you and you are still being honest.

Credits: I would like to thank Yole Charisma and Pamela Charisma for wearing their Tiny avatars for the pictures. I had a terrible time getting them to pose nude. I hope this does not make me a predator. LOLOL

If you want more information about having your face sculpted, please email me.

avatar@virtualgif.com

Being Real in Virtual Reality

When people join a virtual reality website, such as Secondlife, or InWorldZ,  they can create an avatar that looks like anything they want it to be. It can be great fun being a vampire, gladiator, princess, rabbit, etc. The one thing that becomes a little disconcerting to people is the difficulty in trying to project their own personality through the avatar, a cyber being that in no way resembles the real person. As a result, many people in virtual worlds do not take other people very seriously. It is not always easy to make good friends.

Try something new. Have your real face sculpted and applied to your avatar. Tweak your body parts a bit, to look like you and there you are. Suddenly, YOU are in virtual reality. Now, when you meet someone, you can introduce yourself as the real you. Your avatar face will match your profile picture. This is real credibility!! Suppose your friends and relatives had avatars with their real face. This brings virtual reality to a whole new level!

If you would like more information, email me at avatar@virtualgif.com

Avatar Facelifts

Geez!!   Quick!!

Call in the Plastic Surgeon!!

For those of us that have a avatar on Secondlife, or InWorldZ, these faces are all too familiar. They are Newbies! For those of you that have not joined one of these free virtual world websites, the avatars shown above are some of the free choices you have when you create your initial avatar.

Do not be afraid. You will not have to look like this forever. There are numerous shapes and skins you can buy to alter the appearance of your avatar. You can look like anything you want to be. Except for one thing……..

You can not buy the features of YOUR face for your avatar, but you can have your real life face sculpted and applied to your avatar.

Wouldn’t that be cool? Oh, so you are not totally happy with your face. Maybe you always wanted a higher cheek bone, or you are not very happy about the broken nose you got last year. No problem! Everything can be modified to your satisfaction.

If you would like more information about having your face sculpted, email me at avatar@virtualgif.com