Outdoors of online game web sites’ remark sections, probably the most fucked up issues on-line occurred to me on Stardoll (or on different gown up video games web sites like GirlsGoGames.com and DressUpGames.com), based in 2004.
Stardoll nonetheless exists as some shell of its former self, so far as I can inform. Its entrance web page is usually populated with paper dolls uploaded round 2011, across the time I used it most passionately. At the moment, it was a web based group centered round superstar gown up video games. Truly the BarbieGirls web site collaborated with Stardoll and recommended customers be part of it as soon as it shut down.
The quantity of paper dolls uploaded was spectacular even to me, a toddler with no understanding of why and the way computer systems turned on. You possibly can type anybody from Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee to conservationist Dian Fossey, and outdoors of gown up video games, there have been make up video games, procuring plazas populated by actual, groundbreaking 2000’s trend manufacturers like Vivienne Tam, Italian luxurious model Miss Sixty, and DKNY. There have been additionally limited-edition “tribute” shops to established and, on the time, up-and-coming trend greats, like Giambattista Valli, Roberto Cavalli, and Lanvin, all of which knowledgeable my love, information, and criticism of trend at this time.
However like BarbieGirls, Stardoll clearly perpetuated a extremely particular thought of womanhood and of what an ideal, paper doll-worthy girl was. Skinny, white, extremely taken with procuring. And its group, which I principally engaged with by interest-based boards you can be part of, was full of drama and, no less than on my finish, lies. As soon as I instructed individuals I had a boyfriend who seemed precisely like Stefan from The Vampire Diaries besides he was in a wheelchair. I additionally wrote Twilight fanfiction impressed by the 2008 Anna Faris film The Home Bunny. It was fucked up and I did fucked up issues. Being 13 is difficult.
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