I’ve been sitting on this skin feature for about a week now. Yes I said “feature” and not “review”. I’ve been struggling with that term lately. If I take pretty pictures and tell you how much I love a product is that a review? It’s probably semantics, but at any rate I love this skin and I wanted to feature it and the exclusive makeups being offered at the Summer of Love fair before they disappeared.
There’s more to this post, but I’ll get to that after the pretty pictures.
Single makeups may be purchased for 700L or all three makeups in a mini pack are 2000L. I’m showing the Butterscotch skin tone, but it’s also available in the Fudge skin tone exclusively at the Summer of Love Fair
SLURL to SOL Fair
Naked Pixels and a bit of a rant after the cut
Earlier I said I’ve been sitting on this feature, and I had a perfectly good reason for it. You see, when Rhapzody Wilde (the designer of Mynerva skins) sent me the review pack and I began to snap photos, I noticed something…odd. There were these 4 funny faded white lines on the back of the right calf. So I tried on some of the other Mynerva skins I’d purchased, zoomed in and noticed the funny lines on the Plain Jane skin, and while I was zoomed in and put on the Barely There skin, I saw seams…obvious ones.
Now here boys and girls is where I go on a rant that may hit the nerve of another blogger who seems to pride herself on “skin reviews”. I had two options when I noticed the flaws on the skins.
1. I could realize that even though in SL where we can be neko, faun, demon, dragon, vampire or whatever our lil heart’s desire…on the other side of the screen we are all human. Humans make mistakes. Humans are imperfect. Being a designer or even a blogger does not exempt us from that. And with this knowledge, I could contact Rhapzody and let her know what I was seeing. Communicate with her directly.
2. OR. I could snap some pictures, plaster them all over my flickr and plurk for my fan girls to “ZOMG!! I cannot believe a skin designer would sell something with such a big mistake! She totally must have done that on PURPOSE!” in indignant horror at the travesty, and bask in the attention without giving a thought to the fact that the designer may have made an honest mistake without any opportunity of resolving it before having her work dragged through the mud.
Well. I chose Option 1.
Rhapzody saw what I pointed out, dropped everything she was working on and completely repainted the body. Then spent the time to go through her transaction logs and replace the skins for everyone who had purchased. We spoke very openly. She cared what I had to say and was very thankful I contacted her before blogging. Doing the right thing feels good, even if it doesn’t get you all the attention.
Oh and by the way, I’m “featuring” the Audri skins from ATOMIC next…