Hi there and welcome to my blog, I have had a few blogs and been very lacksadaisical in keeping up with them, I have heard it said that blogs can be addictive and some peeps have to blog everything they do, bit like FB when you keep updating status, I wish I could do that, but time and life and all that stuff kinda stops me,
However I do want to keep this on updated and on a roll so to speak, so if any of you guys or even IF any of you are reading this codswallop that is being typed woooo NO TYPOS so far, see me slacking, please send me the proverbial digikick and Thankyou ;
I am going to be or try to be as open and honest in this as possible, it is just a recodr of my Journey through SL as a model, but I will be also including my personal views on things, You are welcome to respond in the comment box, in fact I would truly appreciate it as healthy debate is pretty stimulating, but please dont get abusive, its uncalled for and unwarranted, unless you have a personal beef with me, then please send an e mail and I will try my best to resolve it.
So far, I have come up through the modelling courses pretty well , I am not perfect, have made mistakes and done my best to correct them, I am always learning, the day I say I know it all is the day I die,
I have found though that in SL its kind of difficult to try to do your best, there will always be those that wish to put you down, and those are mainly people who are arrogant enough to think they do know it all and are somewhat better than us mere mortals, personally I pity them.
I remember my first basic modelling course, it was a free one with capa, and to be honest was a very good basic grounding, I had absolutley NO idea of the amount of work involved in Runway, or even how to load a pose into an AO, shame on me I know, but I learned a lot at CAPA, the tutors were so patient and helpful, also I attended Models Workshop which again is free and I still attend time allowing, but for me its kind of at that time where |I feel ok or am desperate to close my eyes and sleep and I am guilty of falling asleep on my computer at odd times, not good for the keyboard I assure you. but Models workshop is a really wonderful and helpful place to go if you wish to pursue the Modelling path in SL.
I was by this time starting to become besotted with modelling, so checked with my fave tutor which course she was teaching and where, this turned out to be MA school of Modelling and I enrolled there for the next course, If I thought CAPA had opened my eyes, MA blew them out of their sockets, this was serious stuff, and no messing, we were nursed walked and bullied in the nicest possible way through the steps of modelling and being the best we could, and had to work as a team to get the grad show together and co ordinated for the big night, whilst also getting outfits designed, put together and choreos, or in my case chaos the show.
Most of my fellow students were amazing but there are always the few that no matter how pleasant or nice you are, will always have a kind of antipathy towards you,again the ones who think they know it all and cannot stand the fact that you have worked your ass off and subsequently it shows in your performance leading them to feel jealous, and resentful,
I remember one such lady, if I can be generous enough to give her that title, she had bought a model AO (The smartass came up with that idea, really should be stopped) and her resume read like the SL whos who, definitely no shrinking violet this one, well she was all over the place, and right in front of me, ahhh hell, I was still a nervous beginner and trying my best, This damn AO of hers was poncing all all over the place arms swinging, head nodding I am the coolest chic on the block (NOTTTT).
I digress, anyway she was in front of me, I am trying desperately to stay focused, remember my stops, hit the correct poses etc, and she is 5 seconds in front of me and that long runway was suddenly a very very short one.
Off I go after the 5 second pose she had kind of performed, and bang she is all over the place, anywhere but where she should be by now, and of course the inevitable bump into each other happened, now I should have been watching her more carefully admittedly, but it was more or less the 3rd time I had ever been on a runway, and my very first show, and ok it was only rehearsal, and these things happen.
I stupidly apologise for a bump that wasnt my fault, and the IM I got from here was absolutley vicious and quite frankly unrepeatable, I was actually quite shocked.
So always there will be truly amazing people who will go out of their way to help you and others who are so precious to themselves that they possibly would not spit on you if you were on fire, best advice with these types, is to just let them be and walk on by, and never ever forget, You are unique, your skills are just as viable as any one elses, and you are also, Just as special as the ones who think they are.
Be you Be happy and Be yourself,