Haven’t done a rant post in awhile..here we go!
As I’ve said in previous posts, I’ve been on SL for a long time. I’ve seen it all..the highs..the lows..the furries with 8 penises around their waist like a belt..you know..the usual! Child avatars back in the day were around..but barely. I would see like maybe one every month..if even, pretty much like my rage period. But now a days it’s like no matter where the hell I go I see like..atleast 3 or 4 all grouped up together like the damn Lollipop Guild. I’ve been to Adult areas where they sell like the sluttiest clothes and have seen child avs there..no joke.
Don’t get me wrong..I love reconnecting with my youth..I buy toys and candy all the time in real life and watch cartoons and my SL inventory consists of mostly wacky avs and things that go boom. But, there is something very, very strange to me about wanting to be a child on Second Life or even on any game or roleplaying situations. To me..a child av on SL is pretty much like putting a child in the red light district of Amsterdam. The one thing SL is known for the most is sex..everyone knows that..stories about people getting cheated on have been in the media and what not all the time. Why put a child..even a virtual “roleplaying” one..in a place where there’s GOING to be sexual situations all the time?
Now..on the subject of roleplaying. Roleplaying is great! It’s always fun to get into a characters shoes and kind of write out a novel in real time. But, when it comes to a relationship like a mother/father and child relationship..I don’t know. Most of the SL “parents” I’ve seen are incredibly awkward..there was one that was dressed up with her hooha hanging out and her nipples almost showing and she was not even roleplaying besides going “TEEHEE COME HERE SON.” And most of the children act like slaves with “Yes mommy.” “Whatever you say mommy.” It’s really creepy. It seems like most of the people that play the parents also have children IRL and are usually of middle age..from what I understand of anyone that has kids..why the hell would you want to have more? Even more so on a video game..come on. It’s supposed to be your off time!
True story, me and Gornax used to know someone that had like 10 SL kids..swear to god. One time she was talking to this full grown man just like chatting and we were like,“Who is this?” And she goes..“Oh this is my son, he hasn’t been born yet.” We were like “WHAAAAAAAAT!?!” Like talking to your unborn son that’s a full grown man like….WHAT? In a roleplaying sense that doesn’t even make sense. So, what I assume is that it’s just about lack of parental love IRL or lack of love from your children IRL. It’s not even a roleplaying thing at all, not something to have fun with at all..that is what most of them say when I ask why they do the whole child thing. It’s about all about attention in my opinion.
And the way child avs look..phew..do I even need to get into that? Look at the picture above..seriously. How can anyone look at those..things..and go AWWW? They must need some glasses or something cause..oh god. I enjoy smaller races in fantasy stuff, I have no problems with midgets or dwarves at all, I think they’re incredible people. But seriously..trying to pass those avs off as children is just..disturbing to say the least. They look like Gollum from LOTR, seriously..like a bunch of lil Gollums running around being like “Mmm..me wants some fish mommy..*COUGH HACK WHEEZE*” That might actually make it better though.
The way they type..oh god..please no..that’s what usually gets me the most,“hewo mommie, do u want 2 pway?” Every time I see that baby talk and the lazy typing ..phew. When they “NORMALLY” type they do the same thing..like..I swear it confuses me to death. I’ve had fights with child avs where they only talk like that but still say curses..it’s incredibly stupid. If you’re going to try and prove to me that you’re mature and know what you’re doing..might want to take the time to type like you know the English language.
Maybe like..if Linden Labs could make an option to start off as a child and you’re restricted to sims that are only for child avs and parents..I would be okay with it. Most of the child avs I’ve seen have had escort places or sex bed places in their profiles..and will completely deny that they have them in there..and that’s NOT okay. At the least if you play a child av you should be forced to sign an agreement that you can’t go into adult or moderate areas. I’m sorry to sound like a dictator but really..child avs should only be allowed in G areas. Rating systems never work..ever.
I know that having a child av is NOT against the terms, only if they’re displayed in a sexual way. Many child avs I see though are usually dressed like their “mommy” which means they have a mini skirt on and their underwear showing and what not. It’s not cool..it’s not cute..it’s just wrong. I’m not saying that every person that has a child av is a pedo, or every parent is too..but..it’s such a common thing on the internet..it’s hard not to imagine it being extremely possible. SL is a dirty..dirty place..anyone that says otherwise is lying through their teeth.
And..hate to be a stereotyping mofo..but..I’m going to be! Most of the people that play child avs or parents..tend to be kind of stupid to say the least. Like the AOL leet speak sort of people..or the ghetto gangstas that for some reason have to type in Ebonics. There has to be a connection there, I’m sorry. I haven’t met ONE parent or ONE child av that I’ve actually been able to have a normal intelligent conversation with. Most of them tend to be hillbillies as well..just sayin’.
So, in closing, child avs are creepy. I’m sure a lot of people think otherwise and I might get a bunch of slack from this..but..I just can’t have grown adults controlling a virtual child. Just the idea alone has bad news written all over it. I’m a person that plays a chick with…something extra..and people are going to find that weird too. But..ahhh..things dealing with children..that’s just morally screwed up and totally illegal. You go up to any person on the street and ask ,”What do you find weirder, a shemale or a person playing a child on an online game that has sex in it?” My bets most of them are going to say the latter.
Anyways, if you got through all of this..I salute you..even if you hate me now. It’s been pent up for a long time…and I figure I might as well get my opinion out there. Give me some feedback, just don’t try to assassinate me!