Erik wrote:I'm seeing a lot of "half-half" in here... Frankly I disagree.
If I, as the slaver or new owner want changes that cost money (hair, skin, clothing, etc.) - then *I* should be the one paying for it. Why? Because it is unlikely she will refuse me my wants. And therefor it would be *wrong* of me to make those changes, and (technically) force her to pay for them.
If she DOES refuse, then my answer is simply: good for her!
Now, if SHE wants to make changes (same things, hair, skin, clothing, whatever), then it is her own responsibility, unless I am feeling philanthropic and throw some money at her.
The *problem* (yes, I specifically choose to use that word: problem) is that she will NOT want to disappoint him. Therefore, if he says "buy this" or "buy that" she will - even to the point of spending real money to get the L$ needed. I've seen it way too many times.
My girl has a lot of L$. I have no idea how much, but I know she does, or at least has access to it just based on discussions and things said on the side. But yet, I still absolutely *insist* that I pay for anything and everything I want of her with regard to what she wears and any avatar enhancements (right down to hair style and the rest.) Why? Because it's something *I* want, and it not right to have her pay HER money for something *I* want.
That's how I see it.
My appearance. that of my avi is my problem. Though Erik might tell me what he likes and might want particular things of this girl, I might have a different opinion about her, or how she would wear something. We talk about it and I give my side, he gives his. Somewhere we have a meeting of the minds.
True, Lindens are not a problem for me. But actually, I spend very little. With 25L Tuesday and 30L Saturday...you really do not have to! Erik was very clear, expecially in the beginning, about how he wants his girl to appear. He bought several things and so now I know what he likes. When I see something that fits his style and it is a good price, I pick it up! But that is my choice.
Really, I see this all as a give and take between reasonable people. As the slaver/owner...Erik gets the last word about what Curio wears out of the house. I have no problem with that. Frankly,I am glad he notices.
Now if I could only get my hands on his
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