New Ample Avi Shape for Mother’s Day

May 10, 2015 Leave a comment

Today is Mother’s Day in the USA, the day we pay homage to the Mother, our Mothers. In some areas, we celebrate Eve, First Mother, the mother of all mothers.

To honor Mother’s Day, Ample Avi has released a new shape – aptly named Eve – a full bodied, womanly shape, with luscious lady curves.

Eve - Ample Avi

So, send your mother flowers on this special day. Then, do something special for yourself. Pick up Eve at Ample Avi and flaunt your woman-ness on Mother’s Day.

Ample Avi, the Full Figured Shape shop, inworld and on Marketplace.

Avatar Digits and Snowflakes

April 28, 2015 Comments off

Strawberry Singh has put out her annual call for personal avatar digits, the Digits Challenge – Take 5.  And once again,  photos and numbers are pouring in.

Avatar Digits

Now, there are a number of tutorials, rules and tools available to help one make the perfectly proportioned avatar.  But it is obvious from the digits which are being posted to the Digits Flickr Group that people have tossed all the rules and tools out the window.

The wide range in numbers people have used to create their avatars is mind boggling.  There are tall avatars with “0” height, and tiny avatars with “100” legs, large heads on small bodies, small heads on tall bodies, and every conceivable combination of numbers that could not possibly work together.  And yet, the numbers do work.

The shapes we see in this meme are as uniquely different as snowflakes.  No two are the same.  When it came to creating their avatars, the owners have chosen to follow their instincts as to what would make a beautiful shape.

The lesson we take away from Strawberry’s annual meme is this:  Be unique, be beautiful, be your own snowflake.

Aliens Among Us in Second Life

March 23, 2015 Leave a comment

It is not unusual to hear people talking about avatars in Second Life that look so unlike other avatars one would think they are an entirely different species.

I am not talking about furries, tinies, petites, robots, vampires or monsters, or any of the other unusual avatars found in Second Life.

The ones I speak of are extremely tall, well over seven feet tall, and often beyond the eight feet tall range. They are very thin, like a long exclamation mark. They have long legs that go from here to way up there, elongated slender necks, small heads with defined cheekbones, and pursed mouths. They are humanoid, yes, but they are an unique species unto themselves.

They do not try to hide their alienness from our eyes, but boldly walk among us, proud of their uniqueness. They are graceful and elegant, each and every movement of their bodies is beautifully expressive.

These alien avatars stand so far above us [pun intended] that they stand out in any crowd. They usually mingle with the fashion crowd and do not often cross our paths. But when they are nearby, we stop and watch, curious and with a bit of awe, wondering about life in their world.

Their world is one of glitz and glamour, as this alien species is predominantly found in the modeling business. Often, they are photographers and fashion bloggers, as well. In fact, one of these unique creatures begins her blog by stating outright, “Hello Earthling, I’m Rehana Seljan.”

They are alien and they are among us. Our everyday virtual world is enriched by their presence. And only in a place like Second Life can aliens like these feel right at home.

MINI ME at Ample Avi

March 10, 2015 Leave a comment

Recently released at Ample Avi, MINI ME, a curvy little shape. Cute as a button, standing only 5’5″ tall, MINI ME is the newest addition to the Plushy line of shapes at Ample Avi.

But not even this cute little face will get her past the guards on most roleplay or adult sims, where minimum height barricades are erected. Therefore, a Bonus Shape is included in the package, a 5’8″ version of MINI ME. This Bonus Shape is just tall enough to meet the height requirements on any sim she chooses to visit.

Ample Avi - Mini Me 2

Ample Avi - Mini Me

MINI ME at Ample Avi, the Full Figured Shape shop. Also available at Ample Avi’s online Marketplace store.

Valentine’s Day Red Rose Special at Ample Avi

February 13, 2015 Leave a comment

Ample Avi has a special treat planned for visitors to their inworld store this weekend, a Valentine’s Day Red Rose Special. A long stemmed red rose will be placed on the photo of a shape, and that shape will be available for only $100, for as long as the rose remains on the photo.

Later, the rose will be moved to another photo, and that shape will be available for $100. Note: the previous shape will revert back to its original price when the rose is moved.

The red rose will be moved several times during the Valentine’s Day weekend [Friday 13th through Sunday 15th], with no set amount of time for the rose to remain on any given shape. So, you have a three-day window to pick up a new curvy shape, or more than one, for a very low price.

Flaunt your curves on Valentine’s Day. Visit Ample Avi, the Full Figured Shape Shop, for the Valentine’s Day Red Rose Special.

Valentine Day Special - Ample Avi

Curvy Soft – New at Ample Avi

February 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Ample Avi, the full figured shape shop, has recently released the CURVY SOFT shape. This shape was a gift in the Peace on Earth hunt last December, and is now available in a modifiable version.

Ample Avi - Curvy Soft

Curvy Soft can be found at both the inworld store and the online Marketplace shop.

Different Strokes … WTH?

January 26, 2015 Leave a comment

The beauty industry in First Life is a quadrillion, super-zillion dollar economy. People pay untold amounts to remove or cover up freckles, moles, large pores, splotchy or uneven skin — anything and everything that can possibly be done to attain the goal of a flawless looking complexion.

In Second Life, having a flawless complexion is as simple as putting on a new skin.

Ample Avi - Eve shape [coming soon]

But people complain that the flawless complexion is not natural, and they pay untold amounts to add freckles, moles, large pores — anything and everything that can possibly be bought to attain the goal of a natural looking complexion.

Different strokes for different folks, I know that, but sometimes you just gotta say, “What the Hey?”.

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