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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Level Up



House of Curios Noir Pumps, colour change HUD, skin HUD, modifiable, copyable, 175L$

i can't count all the times i've been forced to take remedial action to save some poor newbs from continuing their throwaway freebie styling. the assault to the grid and all self respecting fashionistas wasn't something i took lightly. my basic nature, not straying far from the initial warm and fuzzy glow of birth, is to help. full stop. putting someone on the path to beauty, if i can tear myself away from my selfish shopping goals, is a gift i've learned to give from my very first day inworld. there was never any cost, harm, or fail. buy, wear, be happy. win win.

that was the era before primfeet. as things are now i'm not all that inclined to spending a week getting anyone to the point where they, or i, are suitably educated to sharing a positive experience in the fitting, sizing, shading, and editing of some pretties for their feet.

fortunately Guu Nishi has the formula to serve both newbs and oldbies alike. 1. simple, 2. affordable. word of mouth from her growing fanbase has brought a lot of attention to her wares since wading into the competitive field of women's high design shoes. her decidely relaxed character spoken loudly by her funky creations isn't protection enough from the seriously hard core businesses earning and maintaining a real life living from their virtual designs. i shoulda warned her. oh, i did, i did.

it's a shame that her significance to her customers and competitors has been made so damned large since her Noir series (boots, stilettos, and now pumps) hit the grid. going up against big money can kill you dead. and, the grid being the way it is, you never know who done it. this covert spy vs spy aspect can ruin your freedom of expression, your openness, your very being.

your fanbase aren't aware of all the dirty dealings undermining your soul's light. you can take no solace in your sales numbers. serving your own artistic needs, improving and innovating might give you some respite but you should already know you're great and can create anything the big girls are selling at three times the amount you are. of course, their entire lives are invested in protecting that livelihood. hobbyists be damned!

what Guu needs now is a marketing agent with a plan. of course, upping your game to embrace the devil Mammon is a life changer. affording the services of this particularily distasteful sort of individual is something that has removed some fairly admirable artists. unfortunately, the realities of the game can't be avoided forever. if the urges to move up gnaw at just the right frequency, your adventure to get out of your own way (developing a trusting relationship with said publicity jurist) can profit you in the end. maybe. you know yourself. now it's time to reach out in that muddy murky world of marketing mayhem. let them fight amongst themselves.

if i was as good as yourself i'd solicit some well known publicity firms for quotes on their plans. i said Well Known. you know the ones who own the world. can you save your self after they own you? good luck girl, you got the skills. do we need another hero?

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