3D Mantras

Posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Having re-released my freebies recently, I’ve been looking at site logs, visiting old sites, etc, seeing how the response is going. There was a spike of bandwidth at the first of the month, but it’s tapering off.
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One side effect is that I’ve been looking at the Daz forums again. I see they’re still arguing and complaining about too much emphasis on overly revealing female garments in the store.
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This is not new, in fact, it’s a decade plus old, older than Daz. Back in the 90’s, the motto was, “If you can’t get a real woman to do it, there is always Poser.” Well, add Daz Studio to the mix, same argument.
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Some are offended by the terms “slutwear” and “skankwear”, and the latest thread has the moderator changing the title to “skimpywear”. Now having lived down on the Gulf Coast my whole life, I can instantly spot skimpy clothing from slutty clothing. Seems others who haven’t experienced southern Texas summers don’t understand the difference. Shedding clothing to a minimum is simple survival here, and seeing a lot of flesh is no big deal. Heck, skinny dipping is accepted in many places down here. I’m no prude when it comes to the acreage of dress codes. It’s just daily living, no big deal.
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Skankwear is about visual focus, drawing the eye to certain parts of the body, adding a desire to explore further. It’s not how much is covered, it’s about how it’s covered.
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If you can’t get a real woman to do it……
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Now, I will say that skimp stuff is easier to make and takes far less time to assemble a package. It has fewer morphs, fewer bones, few if any JCMs, yadda yadda yadda…. Making a conforming gown takes about four times as long to make properly than a sleeveless/upper thigh skirt. Four items can be offered for market in the same time as the alternative, creating more income, even if they don’t individually sell as well as a gown would.
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Yet, because of this, so many conforming clothing makers have fallen into this “slut rut”. Hence the market, supported by a good-old-boy run store who loves seeing the provocative in their store, is rife with enticing clothing that shows off the flesh in a prurient manner. I see its popularity often as a crutch to getting artwork noticed, similar to riding coattails by portraying popular movie characters or objects. It’s popular with beginners who don’t feel the confidence of someone more experienced who wants their work to stand entirely on its own merit, and it makes the response to their displayed work more numerous.
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It’s pretty logical, yet the feud continues as it did over a decade ago. The Poser community is still very sexist and treats people images like objects. Well, they are objects (mathematical, at least), but the imagery does strive to carry a suspension of disbelief in order to be successful. So the vision of sexuality of the object becomes objectifying to women.
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I’m surprised that those who take offense at the term “slut” and “skank” are not also just as offended by the virtual clothing that does the same thing as the verbage, but with an even stronger psychological effect. Besides, I hear those two terms used considerably more by women than men, and generally used with more venom than men use.
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I can remember being complemented for never showing cleavage in my freebie promos. Not once…. I guess I just don’t like to go with the flow. Maybe that’s why I left, I rubbed too many people the wrong way.
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Oh well, everyone join hands, put our differences behind us, and cite the Daz manta…..
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Cleavage, navel, inner thighs…
Cleavage, navel, inner thighs…
Cleavage, navel, inner thighs…
Cleavage, navel, inner thighs…
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You, in the back, keep your head down. Stop looking at her eyes!
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Cleavage, navel, inner thighs…
Cleavage, navel, inner thighs……………

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