November 3, 2010

I'm totally a skin whore, and kinda proud of it too :P

So, way back on October 12th, Bunny Blindside posted a challenge on her blog: Are you a Skin Whore?. Thinking this would give me a good excuse to finally go through my skin folders and trash the stuff I'll never ever wear again, I set about doing it. OMFG I HAVE TOO MANY SKINS. Anyway, here's the dirt:

Just Another Skin Whore
Pose by Olive Juice, Hair by Stringer Mausoleum


How many unique skins do you own?
I actually bugged Bunny for clarification on "unique skins", and we decided that it would mean individual "face" or skin line. It was still a tough call because some designers don't have skinlines at all, their skins just gradually evolve. Anyway, I did the best I could at picking "faces" and counting them, and the pictures (see the bottom of the post) tell me I have at least 375. o.o

How old is your avatar?
2 years, 6 months

Do you consider yourself a skin whore, or are you a skin prude?
I'm not sure if I'm more of a skin whore, or just simply a pack rat. I have bought a lot of skins, it's true, but I keep tons of freebies and hunt items and group gifts too. I keep them because I like them, so it's not just junk, but even so. I wouldn't have so many skins if it weren't for the gifts that generous designers give out. And, for the record, I'm one of those people who is inspired to buy skins from designers whose gifts I love, so, yanno, us freebie hunters aren't all leeches ;P

Tell us about your skin buying personality, because it’s a topic I find fascinating.
I sort of fall in love with skins and my heart will ache after them if they are particularly beautiful or evocative. I'll snap up a ton of skins that are priced low, but the pricier skins I lust after I will wait for months before I pick them up. I'm not sure what's up with that ... I suppose I just want to make sure I'm really gonna love it when I have it (well, when you drop $20 on a skin fatpack, it had probably better be worth it, right?). And I do love them, so it works out :D

Because of my penchant for waiting and deciding, I have huge archives of skin demos. I will spend hours trying them on. I can't explain what it is they feed in me, but oh man, sometimes that's all I really wanna do. I recently decided to treat myself to some new skins (I'd been really good and not bought any for a couple of months :D) and that archive came in handy. Even if I don't get a skin I have a demo for, it works like a sort of Landmark to the designer's profile, so I can always find the shop again. (Designers note: ALWAYS keep your shop pick location updated! :P)

A picture to demonstrate your skin inventory would be appreciated, but take it from me: it’s time consuming! A picture is NOT REQUIRED, YO!
Oh how could I resist?? I'm the queen of doing things the hard way :P (click the pics to see 'em bigger)


I am a Skin Whore no.1I am a Skin Whore no.2I am a Skin Whore no.3I am a Skin Whore no.4I am a Skin Whore no.5I am a Skin Whore no.6
I am a Skin Whore no.7I am a Skin Whore no.8

All that creativity is just so lovely to behold. <3

~ Rue

2 comments:

  1. Ruina... we need to talk!

    Now stand up please and say 'Hi my name is Ruina and I am a skin addict.'

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  2. *stands up solemnly*
    "Hi my name is Ruina, and I am a skin addict"
    *big cheesy grin*

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