Well I was recently referred to as being the brutally honest Simon Cowell of Second Life with my last post on Blind Tp's. I had a great response and the majority were in agreement that unauthorized TP offers were a pain in the ass...I am also happy to say that it worked and for some strange reason I have received no blind TP offers in the past 3 days (gasp).
I spent the last few days clubbing again and checking out some different clubs, some new and some old and some clubs were catering to certain "cliques" or "types".
I have always known that there are basically 4 kinds of avatar types and they tend to all stick with their own kind because of certain stereotypes and attitudes.
These are some general observations:
Bears and cubs: Bigger, muscled or fat hairy guys usually facial hair and hairy chests. Most often very masculine and sexy. Sometimes also leather men! Sometimes they make fun of twinks...
Twinks: "Regular" sized guys or smaller and boyish looking, not always hairy, clean shaven and little or no body hair. Often teased as being "Pink Twinks". Often young teenage boyish in appearance. Sometimes look upon bears and cubs as undesirable...
Furry's, Tiny's and Elven: This category of avatar seems to be looked down upon by both Bears and Cubs and Twinks. I have been a furry and a tiny as well as Elven and have noticed these prejudices first hand. Furry's are usually an animal type avatar such as a wolf with some human body parts or even a human avatar with a tail.
Tiny's or Petites are small sized avatars usually the height of a regular sized avatars knee.
Elven folk usually have pointed ears and fantasy type clothing.
The other day I was a furry wolf avatar and forgot and teleported into a sim that did not allow furry's and I was instantly ejected!
I also noticed extreme negative reactions whenever I have been a petite avatar and when I was my old persona, Rhett Whybrow, I was an Elf with pointed ears in my early incarnation and was often referred to as "spock" from Star Trek as well as other nasty comments!
Now all these inside bickerings and hatreds between avatar types seems to contradict what the Second Life experience is all about. Second Life is a place where you can be and do almost anything you want. It's your deal and your fantasy!
I have seen twinks snickered at when they attend a bear club and bears snickered at when they attend a so-called twink club. Why? Nothing is hotter than seeing a cute, blond twink in the arms of a big, hairy cub!!!!
I have been a bear/cub, leather man, twink, tiny, elven as well as a woman on Second Life at different times and sometimes even all in one day ;-)
I just think it would be a lot more fun if everybody mixed and mingled and just because the person is not the type that the club or clientele finds attractive I think all should be allowed and accepted. I don't mind dancing beside a twink, a bear, a furry or a tiny and I think it makes for a more fun and diverse atmosphere!
I especially don't think that someone should be barred from a club or experience because they are a certain size or type and in fact if you do it to me I just may be a "Simon Cowell" and call you out on it publicly!!!
Get over the bullshit and get on with the fun of Second Life....