SL Bloggers – Is your avatar more or less your current biological age? Do you portray a younger avatar, or older? Why is this?
I don’t know why, but I always tend to think of Kitty as being between 30-35. I’m 36, so I tend to envisage her as being close to my own age, but she is essentially ageless. She has no need for botox or wrinkle fillers, and I can change her appearance upon a whim. I’d have no problem wearing an older skin upon her, should I want to, but as for younger? I don’t think her shape lends itself to portraying anything other than a woman, rather than a girl, and I’m certainly happier when she has curves in all the right places. I don’t envision Kitty as a better me, because that would be a bit silly. I am a very different shape for a start in real life, and I have my flaws-but they are what makes me as a person. Kitty is my virtual representative- we have the same personality, but her look is whatever I want it to be on any given day..which is one of the reasons why Second Life is so much fun. If I want facial piercings and a Mohawk I can have them..in real life that would be a definite no-no!