In the virtual world, the appearance is also important. There is a flora of stereotypes with wide hips, narrow waists and big breasts, dressed up as Lolita-like avatars, the male avatars have tattoos, half-beards and wide breasts. As in the physical (or reality if you want) life, you make a number of choices to promote your avatar among others in a virtual and fictional world. These choices point back to an outer and inner life, the choices are shaped by the diversity of your identity, memories, desires and dreams and the flock you want to identify with, as in physical life.
The avatar is fictionalized, yet it feels like a reality because it is created by a variety of preferences you have. The choice options are many, built over pre-made shapes, as if they were molds. For example, there are very few avatars with overweight. These molds are layered with expressions.
I also have a basic story in life, this one comes out in different variations, maybe sometimes the same boring me, and also often surprisingly. That’s what I appreciate, you can dwell on avatars where I manipulate an ego. The avatar is a representation of both the fictional and the factual.