Your avatar could be anything imaginable, and you could build your environment entirely. Even shape the land!
It astonished me. I wanted in!
When I signed up, I had already designed my avatar in my head. My friend helped me find some wings and taught me how to rez a prim, and then manipulate and texture it. I made a torus, and dropped the Blue Plasma library texture onto it. I still wear that halo even now.
The rest of my avie hasn’t changed much since then. I’ve gotten better at moving the sliders around to get the body shape I wanted. Also, I’ve changed my shape to reflect some growth and aging. I was an eight-year-old to start with. Now I am forever-twelve.
Back to that first prim. I was shaking so badly when I selected Build from the old pie menu. It was an enormous step – bigger than choosing my name. I am glad I took it, as it’s the main reason I log in.
(Even with mesh, I build inworld as much as possible. I don’t want to be away from home for long and Blender is not quick!)
I’ve built so much more than just objects and environments. I talk with people from around the first life world. It’s fun wandering into a region, and finding familiar names on my radar.
Thank you for being here with me!