I’ve been a little bit lazy with posting lately but I have something new to share. A few days ago, Genus released a version of their Strong head as a free group gift. It’s not the full version (though I’ve yet to discover which features are missing). I picked it up because when I was shopping for my first female head, it was one that I had on my shortlist, and I only didn’t get it because a couple of the male skins I was wearing at the time didn’t really work well with it.
Now that I’m wearing different skins, I like it much better. Naturally I turned it to BOM immediately. This first one is with my regular Flamboyant skin:
Next, with Pink Fuel:
I think I like it okay so far but I’m undecided whether I like it better than Catwa Margeaux or not. There are a couple of things that irritate me; the ears don’t go pointy with the sliders like Catwa’s do, so if I want elf ears I have to go back to third-party ears. And the rigged eyes are too small and too deep-set, but I solved that by wearing the unrigged Catwa eyes instead. On the plus side, it looks good with most of my current skins, including the male ones from Plastik, and even the animations aren’t as bad as some people said they are.
I’m still tweaking the shape daily, but I think apart from the eyes, it’s more like my original male head (Catwa Justin) than Margeaux is. The mouth shape is definitely closer. So my plan is to wear only the Genus for a week or so, then switch back to Margeaux and see how I feel about that change. Either I’ll go “yuk” and switch back to Genus, or I’ll sigh wistfully and realise how much I missed it.
Also, two weeks on from getting the Lucybody Vania, I am still torn between that and Maitreya, mainly because of the arm thing, so I am still switching from one to the other. It’s a real shame that Vania doesn’t come with an alpha hud like Atena does. On the other hand, at the rate I’m evolving my avatar, I’ll probably have actual boobs sooner or later, in which case I can just go back to Maitreya (or Atena) and use the DK mod as before.
So here are a couple of pics I did on Monday, with Genus.
This dress, along with the gloves and crown, is “Jaina” from Arwen’s Creations. Presumably named after Jaina Proudmoore from World of Warcraft; there’s a lovely version in Alliance colours of blue and gold. I like the red though, it reminds me of something a Blood Elf would wear. The hair is Artemis by Doux and the skin is Flamboyant Jade. The awesome bento wings are by Murder of Ravens. These are by far my favourite bento bird/angel wings in SL, and I’ve tried demos of them all.
And just a quick RL update, I am now working from home full-time, and really enjoying it. So much so that I may not ever want to go back into the office at all! My family and I are all safe and well, although some of us are starting to go a little stir-crazy and I cannot wait for pubs and restaurants to start opening again.