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Too Many Cooks - Why Second Life's avatar body industry is a crapshoot

 Let it be said that I am all for choice. Whatever body one likes to use, even if it comes from the depths of Onyx LaShelle's dark-as-a-black-hole heart, is their prerogative, and I won't advocate for it to be taken from them, nor will I advocate for barring people from trying to compete. But in recent months I've come to realize that the fitmesh body industry, home to monolithic companies like Slink, Maitreya, The Shops and Belleza, is heating up for.. no particularly good reason. In recent months if you've been to events, you'll notice a new company in the fray, Inithium, pushing their new body, Kupra. At first glance of a review, it doesn't really do all that much. Unlike Legacy, it doesn't reinvent things by providing compatibility with older clothing. Unlike Slink, it doesn't have a historical pedigree. Unlike Maitreya, it's not run by a megalomaniacal hack..  In fact, Kupra feels more like Ebody and bodies of its' stature - ones that fall

Why I'm Here.

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 I've often heard, both as the Eques of the VES and just as a Second Life resident, people ask me or put into question why someone would be here. When people like that cunt Alicia that I'd often get into fights with in the comments section on NWN putting SL on blast at every turn, with friends wanting to show me what I percieve to be inferior platforms like VRChat (At least in terms of scope), with Linden Lab every other month managing to put their incompetence on display, with the various communities on Agni wringing at each others' necks every now and again, with the terrible souls who have undeservedly risen to the position of SL's elite, with the various bugs and issues that SL is plagued with. The answer is simple. Agni is my home. When others question why I bother, I answer with moments like I've shown in "It's Always Sunny in Sansara", with the many pictures of memories i've had with my friends I've made here. Over the past 6 years, I