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Instead, it's proof that I finally, FINALLY got one of those damned doll-generator thingies to work.

No, they didn't really have a good approximation of my new glasses; or my old ones either, actually. Nor could I change the eye-color; my eyes aren't blue. And don't bug me about the hair, okay? They didn't *have* my hair. But who cares? These things are such a laughable approximation in the first place. I could get all philosophical about them being interesting not because they're accurate (which of course they are not), but because of what it reveals about the user through the choices they make from the offerings provided, which when you think about it is not all that different from what posting all those stupid meme and quiz results says about anyone (i.e. the quiz may be lame, but the way you take it still says *something* about you).

But who would that fool? I did it because it was fun in the way that playing with computerized paper-dolls is fun. Hell, I've been tempted to get into City of Heroes with telepresence merely because I want the chance to generate cool-ass characters like Doctor Chocolate and the Ferrous Pharaoh. It's mesmerizing.

It's even mesmerizing when it's a somewhat frustrating and lame-ass doll-generator like the one used to produce the image above. (Let the record show a complete lack of ability to dress your doll in men's Hawaiian shirts, which would have helped me to produce a more accurate picture.)



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Aug. 4th, 2004 07:46 am (UTC)
I had been looking for the link to this generator. Would you require links to any other generators?
Aug. 4th, 2004 10:36 am (UTC)
but this looks better than you in men's hawaiian shirts.

really, i looked at it and thought Ah! Hol! Did my doll look at ALL like me? I think this looks somewhat like you. of course, none of them are really fat enough for me.

the key is they had your hippy bag. the hippy bag is crucial.
Aug. 4th, 2004 12:08 pm (UTC)
I played with that doll generator for like an hour last night. ("Now I'm a princess! Now I'm a cheerleader! Now I'm a *Korean* princess!") My only complaint with it was that I was totally unable to make myself look frumpy enough, but I did get a great skeptical expression.
Aug. 4th, 2004 12:11 pm (UTC)
Post! Post! Share! Share!

And DUDE, I hear you on the "frumpy" part. I was amazed that I was able to find any clothing that was within even a ballpark of "sort of Bohemian hippie or something".
Aug. 4th, 2004 01:07 pm (UTC)
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