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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

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Tracy RedAngel

Resting Bitch Face keeps you pretty

CronoCloud Creeggan

It's one of the many reasons I don't use a mesh head. I have enough Resting Bitch Face on my own default face.

The mouth-breather thing is part of the cutesy-youthful-twee trend in SL. It's supposed to make you look "cute" or for the japanophiles...Kawaii. It's not just mesh heads. Some skins, like Pink Fuel, come with a slightly parted lips option.

CronoCloud Creeggan

Addendum, at least 4 of the images in that Collage are Gogo of Juicybomb wearing the Logo Chloe head.

http://juicybomb.com/2014/01/05/mesh-heads/

http://juicybomb.com/2014/03/15/shes-a-chloe/

Kitty Revolver

Personally I like thin and closed lips (like my real life lips), so I haven't bought a head because of these looks.

Honestly, the looks will die out and all the money spent on the head will go to waste, because you have to buy the $L2000 head, the $L200-400 appliers (plus the $L1000 for the base skin), $L250+ makeup kits from the skin designers, the cheap makeup from makeup brands.

I think this is a problem with mesh and the sl av. Since there are no bones in which one can rig fit mesh to the av to the face, and thus we are stuck with a popular look that just isn't right for everyone. Plus everyone looks the same and it just kinda comes off wrong for some people. Even if the lips were small, Kitty is supposed to look different than most fashionistas, which has become a problem because the blog-o-sphere has become roughly 3 looks and faces: "Super-Kawaii," "Urban Diva," and "Fashion bitch" and sometimes they are all three at once, so I don't bother with feeds except for one. And all three have mesh heads and face sliders to go along with the clothes. There is nothing inherently wrong with either of these, just they are so common that it creates these kinds of tweets.

Iggy

Tsk tsk. Only half of those heads are dreadful. I'm going to upgrade my avi soon, with not with mesh. I'm a cheapskate and will keep my mouth closed. Do the heads for male avatars fall into such odd dichotomies: Resting Psychotic Biker or Coffee-Breathing Lumbersexual Hipster?

Tracy RedAngel

I don't think any of those heads are bad at all, they just don't feel like "me", which is why I haven't bought a mesh head.
I think the Slink mesh head hud and expressions are fantastic though.

I mostly wear either Belleza & League skins, and neither brand has created appliers for any mesh head. Now...if either of those skin makers were to make a mesh head now that might be something I'll try.

Deoridhe Quandry

The common fashion expressions made no sense to me until I looked at Vogue - it's in style right now, just like thigh gap is so important in SL because it became a marker of high status for women's bodies offline.

In any place where we have such complete control over how we look, super-normal stimulus is going to take over. For a lot of women that means pale skin, enormous breasts and rear end with no stomach, a thigh gap, thick lips in a frown with a slightly open mouth, narrow nose, tiny feet on stiletto heels, etc... a combination that is effectively impossible offline without extensive surgery. On SL it's possible with some sliders and maybe 20$ in cash.

Issa Heckroth

It sthat what people call it? "Breathing Face" or "Resting Bitch Face"?

I call it the "squeezing out a dookie" face.

Why its considered cute or sexy to look like your carrying a Deuce that might have to be removed my C-section?

Marianne McCann

I think some folks read *way* too much into a facial expression.

Ziki Questi

As Berry just mentioned on Plurk, not all of those are mesh heads.

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