What a toy I’ve found!
My best friend and I used to play paper dolls. Wish I could remember the specific ones we used. (Maybe she knows. She’s a Facebook friend, so I can ask her). No different than creating avatars — though the avatar is totally personal and that’s what makes it fun. When I played with paper dolls so many years ago, it was a different world. There were 5 acceptable girls names, 1 dress code, 3 approved hairstyles, and 1 approved skin tone. A little like the fundies still do it, you’re thinking.. Exactly.
Playing with paper dolls was a derisive comment I use to hear from someone I once knew who had inordinate power over my life (yeah, it’s a long story, too long to relate right now…) Anyway, this person was a hater of art, fun, and creativity and TG they are way way out of my life (and have been for ages).
Anyway, Yahoo Avatar was addicting and fun. I see I somehow selected the Angelina lips. Oops. (My lips are actually shrinking… That’s a long, nasty story also. Aging sucks. Don’t do it…) and the wrong color hat, but – it’s pretty close to what I wanted. (My favorite gardening hat used to be a hot pink cap with a long bill. Until I got buzzed by several hummingbirds, which can be unnerving. Kept hoping they wouldn’t mistake my ear for part of that hot pink flower).
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