Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Something in the Air

Tis the season for lots of red and hearts in retail. Advertising in particular really overdoes the holidays, to the point where many have no desire at all to do anything for the holiday. Of course, many hold that if Valentine's day is the only romantic day of the year, then someone has their priorities wrong. That often sparks debates on emotional labor and context too.

Everything is bigger in Second Life, including the number of hearts showing up everywhere. Most clubs elect to go with it, though a small number go anti-Valentine with zombie and black themes. Stores put all the red things on sale. Sims make suggestions for romantic dates. It's odd to look at when not in a committed relationship, and pressure ridden in one. It comes down to when is a virtual date day is not a date, but a formula.

Photo references:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Mangomoon Kensi
Ears: Mandala Skeking
Eyes: Fate
Makeup: Sn@tch Underworld
Hair: Moon. Hair. Chelsea Dagger
Clothing: Beez Kneez Sophia Dress, +Cyrious+ Tessa Necklace
Pose: Elephante Poses Losing My Balance
Sim: One Upon A Fairytale