Where do Sk8ters come from?
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once was a time on Palace when the sk8ter AV did not exist at all. Hard
to believe? To cover up our yellow smilies, people wore pre-made pictures, copied straight from the
web *gasp*. Anime was hot! Real people AVs were hotter! And all sorts of
cartoons found on the web were the rage. But these AV's never looked as
perfect as we wanted, mainly because the colors were faded by the notorious
palace palette. And real people AV's didn't quite fit in with the cartoon style
backgrounds of Palace.
And so it began. Everyone wanted a copy of this new look. No more did the palace members have to rely on copying pictures off the web. They became creative. They edited these AV's to their heart's content.
The original sk8ters were not even called sk8ters. They were referred to as Little People. These first AV's which emerged around mid 1997, all had a similar look. The heads looked downward, and they gave off a look of despair or rebellion. The adults hated them at first, the teens was overjoyed. They could finally rebel in style! When someone added a skateboard to them, the term sk8ters was born. These AV's became a new trend on Palace and spread like wildfire across every palace.
It has been over 3 years now since the Little People made their
debut, and that one avatar has evolved in so
many ways. It's amazing to see the transformation and how much the
Palace community has contributed to the creation of these cartoons, and
the phenomenon of the Sk8ter.
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