You can tell from the head cocked just so, the twisted waist, the instant smile, the jazz hands. We all know 'em, we all have 'em. The *MM* Model Poses 1-17. I think I got these in one of my first freebie boxes back in late 2006. I was like WOOT poses! and tried em all out and took pics with em here and there. Well that was before I saw the other poses an avatar could do and wayyy before I had an AO.
I'm so grateful for gifts from designers like Torrid Midnight. Her store was one of the few places I could afford well made clothes when I first came in world so this isn't meant as a slight to her in the least, but PEOPLE I'm calling for retirement of these poses. Every ad using them that I see come out in fashcon, I flinch now. When I see these in a clothing ad especially on a white BG I think automatically "Business in a Box". It's not that they're horrible poses, just overused! I've actually left stores that have these poses in their ads without even looking at the clothes. I know I know but Iveyyy they're free, some people cant afford poses! Well there are a tonn of great places to get very cheap and free poses in SL you just have to look.
Good poses I know aren't easy to do and the best ones are expensive! I've given a try at some and I'm not great at it, and pose makers like Torrid, Luth Brodie, Dave Bellman of Animazoo, Evangeline Cortez of LAP and Beauvoir Rousselot of Maitreya deserve great props for the work they're doing now...but the time for the *MM* Model Poses 1-17 is past. They have been used, abused and hung up wet people! When I see an ad for a pastel pink ball gown doing the jazz fingers it makes me want to punch the model in the teeth. It's OVER.
Poses can be pricey, especially if you're a pose and animation hoar like me so I wouldnt leave you poseless without some suggestions of replacements. For some great cheapie and free poses check out Sylva Petrov's Animation Factory, Happy Dispatch, Vital Animations has a big freebie set. Join Stella Furkel's group, she's always giving out poses and anims. There's a store called "Stand" by shin Thursday that has $35 L animated AO stands. Izumiya has boxes and boxes of free poses for guys and girls. Torrid even just marked her new fabulous range of poses down from $100 L to $75 L each. There are a ton more too...If anyone out there knows great places to get cheap or free poses throw a comment on here!
Thats my little mini rant for the day. As said before no offence meant to the maker of these poses. I appreciated them when I was a noob and I'm sure some still do, but designers...pass them on to a noob and don't use them in your clothing ads for God's sake, think of the children!
Luff & PEACE