The Advantages of Being Male

In looking for inspiration for this blog, I tripped across an interesting list: 90 Advantages of Being Male. So in lieu of my saying anything pithy, please allow me to share some of my favorites:

1. Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat… 3. You know stuff about tanks…. 6. Your bathroom lines are 80% shorter…. 8. Old friends don’t give you crap if you’ve lost or gained weight… 11. Your ass is never a factor in a job interview…. 13. A beer gut does not make you invisible to the opposite sex… 23. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.

The Advantages of Being Male

Yaszi Mornington gets that it’s easy to be a man. Just throw on this tweed hoodie and it’s all good. Shelly Toonie has you covered with a great sweater and Rob1977 Moonites makes your terrific cords.

34. You don’t have to shave below your neck. 35. You don’t have to curl up next to a hairy ass every night…. 39. Everything on your face stays its original color…. 43. Flowers fix everything…. 45. You get to think about sex 90% of your waking hours… 47. Three pair of shoes are more than enough…. 53. You can whip your shirt off on a hot day…. 61. Hot wax never comes near your pubic area….69. Wedding Dress $2000; Tux rental $100…. 72. People never glance at your chest when you’re talking to them.

The Advantages of Being Male

Tricky Boucher teased his group members last week with two new men’s skin offerings. I donned the Shawn here because the eyeliner on the other was just too much for me. I will tell you, I inspected this skin thoroughly (*cough*). It passes all my tests. And Truth Hawks decides to give a nod to the guys with great new hair that came out this week. Why is there so much less hair for men in SL? “57. You don’t give a rat’s ass if someone notices your new haircut.”

77. You needn’t pretend you’re “freshening up” to go to the bathroom. 78. If you don’t call your buddy when you say you will, he won’t tell your friends you’ve changed…. 85. If something mechanical doesn’t work, you can fix it or bash it with a hammer and throw it across the room. 86. New shoes don’t cut, blister, or mangle your feet…. 88. You don’t have to remember everyone’s birthdays and anniversaries.

The Advantages of Being Male

90. Your pals can be trusted never to trap you with: “So…notice anything different?”

Hair: >TRUTH< Drake – cocoa by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<

Skin: -Belleza- Shawn Med group gift by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza-

Jacket: Meriken Co. “HOOD” Brown by Yaszi Mornington for Meriken

Sweater: MS-Knit Vee Olive by Shelly Toonie for Moonshine *

Pants: *FIR* Brown Cords by Rob1977 Moonites for FIR & MNA *

Shoes: (Shiny Things) Murphys – brown by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

Jacket Weather

The chill has hit the air but not in an unwelcome way. I remember when fall started and I was SO excited to bring out my new fall school clothes—the new cute sweater, the fashionable jacket, shiny shoes.

Jacket Weather

I just got this new sweater from Shelly Toonie, who is releasing this whole set with a great set of colorways and combos as if they are knit from variegated yarn (yes still stuck on this knitting thing). The skirt is a wonderfully textured sculpty from Maya Levane, who has combined the best of of a pleated look into a skirt that moves pretty well on the avatar considering it’s a sculpty. My jacket is from last spring but does well in the fall as well as the chill comes in the air. Toraji Voom has made a very versatile piece. A little scarf around my neck to keep the chill out thanks to Milla Michinaga, and I am set to go.

Jacket Weather

What turns this outfit on its head are the striped tights from Allegory Malaprop and the coordinating flats from Fallingwater Cellardoor. Fallingwater, as long as she has been in this game, still makes wonderful content and pays attention to all the smallest details. These little shoes are lovely. Thanks to Zeerya Pyrithea for the earrings.

Finally my skin, glowing and young with bee stung lips, comes from the mind and talented digital make-up artistry of Gala Phoenix. And though the hair is named “Lost” by Lamb Bellic, I will find my way home.

Jacket Weather

Written while listening to “In the Dirt” by S. Carey.

Hair: !lamb. Lost – Kit Kat by Lamb Bellic for !lamb

Skin: :GP: Sundust Frex [Dark] June-Grass 2 for Gala Phoenix for Curio

Jacket: **DP**yumyum:mods coat (female) by toraji Voom for **DP**YUMYUM

Sweater: MS-Harvest Knit Olive by Shelly Toonie for Moonshine *

Skirt: (TokiD) le frills skirt – masut by Maya Levane for TokiD

Socks: Schadenfreude Autumn Bawdy Socks by Allegory Malaprop for Schadenfreude

Earrings: Cube Cloth Earrings [] Grassy Stream by Zeerya Pyrithea for ~< { Zeery } >~

Scarf: MichaMi: Ebba Scarf in Beige by Milla Michinaga for MichaMi

Shoes: (Shiny Things) Zimmy Flats – olive by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

Falling in Love with Myself

When you have had a second life long enough, you find out who you are but also who you might be if you feel like it. I confess here I have crossed genders as Harper. I have done this to try on men’s clothes, men’s skins, men’s hair and men’s shoes. I confess: I have been a man.

My latest urge to be a man came after visiting Shelly Toonie’s shop, Moonshine. She had such a terrific array of men’s clothes, I started experiencing that little itch—the desire to dress up in the clothes of the opposite sex and strut myself. I was the opposite of RuPaul. I wanted to dress up and gaze longingly at myself. There is something so fine about men… *sigh*.

In Love with Myself

The terrific thing about Shelly’s clothes is that they are practical and wearable for men. The one thing I have learned about many men is that they do not want to think about their fashion. They want to look cool and put together without a lot of fuss. Shelly makes it easy for them with her handsome shirts and pants. Her textures are well drawn with versatile colors for coordinating. She knows what men want. (I have a sneaking hunch some of it is due to input from our dear friend, Dazz, who has always been a man who knows what he wants and who is the luscious model in some of her ads.)

In Love with Myself

I made my man handsome with this unreleased skin from Pulse and this totally gorgeous hair from Aemilia Case. I have heard men whine and complain there is no decent hair for men in SL. (I heard M Linden himself say it last year at his keynote at SLCC.) Go check this one out and several others from Aemilia and tell me you still can’t find something. (And if you can’t, you’re just too darn hard to please.)

In Love with Myself

In Love with Myself:

Hair: PE Harrison: Golden Brown by Aemilia Case for Philotic Energy

Skin: Unreleased skin from Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Sweater and shirt: MS-Apres Thunder and MS-Apres Mirage by Shelly Toonie for Moonshine

Pants: MS-LoRise Cords Kohl and MS-LoRise Cords River by Shelly Toonie for Moonshine

Shoes: SOMA 2 Gray/Black by Eponymous Trenchmouth for Jeepers Creepers Shoes (JCS)