Wednesday, July 6, 2011
For Those Who Say Avatar Identity isn't Real
What is your real name:
Is it the full legal name on your birth certificate?
The nickname everyone knows you by?
To your baby, isn't your real name mommy?
All names are merely labels used to designate a unique being.
Your name isn't you.
It's not part of your genetic code.
A name designating a virtual identity is as real as a human name.
Each serves the same function in its respective domain.
An avatar identity is a real identity
in the same way an adoptive mother is a real mom.
I am really Botgirl Questi
because the being who that label identifies is me.
So to those who say that avatar identity isn't real,
I say the truth of your reality has nothing to do with who knows your human name,
or what physical or virtual garments are worn to adorn your infinite being.
Adapted from a Twitter micro-rant