Khitten Kurka — Post 6 Grrrl

by justine on 04/04/08 at 9:50 pm

[Note from Justine- These past few weeks I've had fun  taking a little break from my list of Post 6 applicants and looking at the thousands of beautiful avatars there are out there. I was shopping last week and met Khitten Kurka, who graciously agreed to be this week's Post 6 Grrrl. She is a beautiful avie and a beautiful person.]


A few weeks ago, I was participating in a grid-wide Easter Egg Hunt. That’s when I bumped into Justine– literally! Lag was horrible that day and I think we were both stuck in our respective spots. After a few IM’s and several sweet compliments on my AV, I signed up for the Post 6 Grrl. Thanks to Justine and the Herald for this opportunity.  Not sure of what I have gotten myself into, but I guess that can be said about my time in SL.

I am like any other girl on the grid, I do enjoy the shopping, dancing, dating, and er uh, the extra-curricular activities (smile).  I spend plenty of time hanging out with friends and just having a good ol’ time. But as an AV of color it can be a challenge to play SL.  Remarks I get about my AV are hilarious. Why is my AV so dark? Why is my AV so fat? Why is my AV so short?


Why on earth would someone ask such silly questions? If SL is supposed to be a cyber representation of the world, wouldn’t there be room for someone that looked like me? Maybe normal isn’t normal anymore. *sigh*  Luckily, there are tons of plump avies and avies of color are all over the grid. I am happy to count myself among them.  I make no excuses for how I "rep" myself in SL. Like it or lump, this is Khitten!


So, what do I do in-world? I experience things I don’t have time or the ability to do in RL. Meet people from far away countries and learn about their life and culture. Explore creative spaces and hang out with greenies.  Enjoy the creativity of others as they build replicas of the Eiffel Tower or my hometown, NYC. From time to time, I model or spin as a DJ. But what I find most pleasurable are the additional friendships I have gained. I have "met" members of my sorority that live in other parts of the world. I have made friends that live just a few hours away.  For me, SL has allowed me to learn more about virtual communities and the people that exist within.  A totally foreign concept to me before February 2007. But now, a very constant and "real" part of my life!

47 Responses to “Khitten Kurka — Post 6 Grrrl”

  1. Doomguy

    Apr 4th, 2008


  2. N, Jim

    Apr 4th, 2008



  3. Near

    Apr 4th, 2008

    lol “Why is your AV so dark”

    SLfags are prejudiced against black people and fat people (Like poor Fat Emo Hitler.)

    You guys should be ashamed. ASHAMED.

  4. Velicia Llewellyn

    Apr 4th, 2008

    You’re gorgeous hon, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

  5. Rosemary Galbraith

    Apr 4th, 2008

    I think you are a beautiful and intelligent woman, and I like seeing your photoshoots! It’s so delicious that you are different from the norm. I respect you highly for being unapologetic in who you are!

    -Rosemary Galbraith

  6. africanjohanzon

    Apr 4th, 2008

    hay here is patrioticnigras website

    and here is ware u cen get copybots

  7. N3X15

    Apr 5th, 2008

    “Why is my AV so dark? Why is my AV so fat? Why is my AV so short?”


  8. Zoe Chenille

    Apr 5th, 2008

    Ms. Kurka you are one of the most down to earth people I have ever met. I love this article it is a true reflection of who you are. Continue staying true to yourself….lov ya

  9. Skye Donardson

    Apr 5th, 2008

    You have a beautiful avatar, and a really lovely attitude. Anyone that would make fun of the size and color of your avvie is so small minded that, as Near said, they should be ashamed.

    Good for you for representing yourself the way you want to, and to hell with anyone who thinks otherwise.

  10. Digital Digital

    Apr 5th, 2008


  11. Kanomi Pikajuna

    Apr 5th, 2008

    Khitten looks great, she makes the rocking world go ’round! Ignore those unsigned cowardly fools! That is a look you do not see every day and she should be commended for it! :)

    My only worry is that Justine has abandoned us on her list, left us tossing and turning and close to tears! Oh, the dramarama!

  12. Alyx Stoklitsky

    Apr 5th, 2008

    My avatar is 5″2, I am continually asked why I’m so short by 8ft tall hookers in platform 10″ heels.

    Go figure.


    Apr 5th, 2008


  14. Yak

    Apr 5th, 2008

    Kitten…. don’t mind the morons.
    You are a real beautifull lady.
    Your smile, your figure, your skin, your tits.
    But most of all your originallity and pride shines.
    Walk proud baby !!!

  15. izzy

    Apr 5th, 2008

    I think you have a great av, and a great outlook to your sl experience.. you keep doing your thing!! you look awesome! Where did you find such a natural sl smile..all the ones I seem to come across make me look goofy

  16. Sakura

    Apr 5th, 2008

    You are gorgeous Khitten! Dont listen to them ignorent fools, hatin’ like imitation is the purest form of flattery but the truest form of envy! Make your haters your motivators girl – stay trill

  17. sirhc Desantis

    Apr 5th, 2008

    You go girl :) Look like my bestest friend (c) ever. Come one come all to SL (c) – and (to cut them off at the knees) I’m a Neko fur fag ™

  18. Just Me

    Apr 5th, 2008

    Some of us come to SL to be different.
    Some of us come to SL to be the same.
    Some of us come to SL to have fun.
    Some of us come to SL to complain.

    Most of us in SL are happy.
    We enjoy every experience we have.
    For those who enjoy acting crappy,
    Try getting a life for your av !

  19. Maniko Manamiko

    Apr 5th, 2008

    What a cool girl and what a cool atitude!Finaly,a post six grrl that not only doesn suck but actualy ROCKS:).Kudos to you,Khitten!:)

  20. Digital Digital

    Apr 5th, 2008

    Not bad,,

  21. MoxZ

    Apr 5th, 2008

    Finally a beautiful avi of color with brains and big hips! Someone that represents reality! You rock it girl! You’re too cool to hate.

  22. marilyn murphy

    Apr 5th, 2008

    yay khitten. purrrfect.

  23. Carmen Kirax

    Apr 5th, 2008

    I have to say that this is the first time i have seen so many glowing comments for a post 6 Grrrl. I must also add that you look fantastic and i hope that i might be so lucky as to meet you in world. You have real guts to post 6, i would love to but i dont have the stomache for insults. Good on you.

  24. wisper2u

    Apr 5th, 2008

    @AfricanJohanzon – Thanks for those links. The PN site was really interesting. There have been some people asking, wondering about what that “Green Lantern Core Corps” thing was all about. I didn’t know what to tell them or where to point them, however they seemed to have something that they were very determined to settle with that group or something. If they ever ask me again I can just point them to:

    where they can gain intel and learn about the “SRS BSNS” exploiters.

  25. Ava Cartier

    Apr 5th, 2008

    I want your teefises. Where’d you get them?

  26. like_ummm

    Apr 5th, 2008

    In my estimation this is perhaps the ugliest post 6 girl ever…

    The first picture isn’t too bad though the arm seems to merge with the body. The second photo also – not too bad – not at all good of course.

    The third photo is hideous:
    Do black woman really have orange nipples?
    The right nipple is inverted – gross.
    Stumpy fingers digging into hips.
    Bad, style-less hair covering half of face for that just-got-out-of-bed look.

    In short this av is ugly. I don’t know why people are saying that this av is any good – I guess its because the av is a bit different than usual and everyone knows how americans just can’t help but cream their pants over any expression of individuality whatsoever – no matter how hideously ugly.

  27. Penance Sautereau

    Apr 5th, 2008

    I envy you your self-esteem. I once worked up enough confidence to make my avie bodyshape and appearance match my rl body, taking a break from sl being where I can look how I feel inside and instead just look how I look. Went to a nightclub at a friend’s invite and the instant barrage of fat jokes was stunning.

    I’ve never tried it again.

    You’re beautiful and confidant and perfect just as you are and you should be proud of your strength. Ignore any small-minded peon who says otherwise.

    (Off topic; to answer a question asked the last time I commented, I comment when I have something I feel is worth saying or adding, and otherwise keep to myself, and I’m a great deal happier since I stopped allowing myself to be pulled into the petty flaming. I’ll further take after Ms Khitten and try to find the confidence to know it doesn’t matter what anyone says negatively about me, if I know it to be petty lies and goading designed solely to milk me as an lolcow, I have no need to validate it by acknowledging any lie told.)

    To quote the venerable late lamented Doctor Suess

    “Never be afraid to be true to who you are, because those who matter don’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter.”

    Cheers Khitten, hope you’re having fun!

  28. Khitten Kurka

    Apr 5th, 2008

    Greetings All-

    I want to thank Justine for preparing me for the reviews, good and bad, that would come my way. Thank goodness I am well-adjusted, LOL. I appreciate all the feedback from everyone that found something likable and unique about my AV.

    Alyx Stoklitsky– don’t worry about your size. As long as you know something good is in your package, no matter the size, continue to do what you do!

    Izzy and Ava Cartier– I use a random smiler, which makes for a really great and full looking smile. IM me in world and I can send you a copy.

    N3X15– well in SL we can fix being bald. But if being bald is what makes you special, then don’t change a thing!

    Hugs to you all!!

  29. Noirran

    Apr 5th, 2008

    my my Ava Cartier, what a close-minded mean- spirited lemming you are. Feel better about yourself now? It must be so hard on you having to look at all these imperfect avatars running around offending your perfect sensibilities. pfffft. go girl. Big girl you are beautiful.

  30. Winter

    Apr 5th, 2008

    Noirran – you owe Ms Cartier an apology. HER comment was the one about “teefsies” – the author name is the one below the subject line, not above.

    Khitten – I admire your chutzpah.

  31. DinkyHockerShootsSmack!

    Apr 6th, 2008

    Never mind the adolescent sheep, whose minds are shackled by fear and ignorance.

    Nice to see a real looking girl in a sea of superficial fakery!


  32. Maniko Manamiko

    Apr 6th, 2008


    Why dont you get your head outof your motherfucking ass and grow up…eh but I guess you’ve been hanging too much with barbie doll hooker avs to appreceate true inner beauty,that shines outof this lovely woman.You clearly lack personality.I’m very very sorry for you,I realy am…

  33. The Tod

    Apr 6th, 2008

    Easily the hottest Post 6 girl yet — go Khitten!

  34. Noirran

    Apr 6th, 2008

    Ms. Cartier, I apologize. I should make sure I have the correct person before I flame them. Again my apologies.

  35. CronoCloud Creeggan

    Apr 7th, 2008

    I’ve been a Khitten fan ever since she started posting her pictures to the Linden Lifestyles Flickr pool.

  36. like_ummm

    Apr 7th, 2008

    i have a new theory as to why people like this av:

    people who like this av are fat and ugly in real life – if a fat and ugly av can be considered ‘beautiful’ then they too have a chance at attracting such a description to their own fat and ugly selves.

    You can tell the people who are fat and ugly IRL by the way they always talk about “inner beauty” and the likes. Everyone knows that inner beauty is for when outer beauty is unpossible.

  37. charity

    Apr 7th, 2008

    WOW thats my sis!!! you go girl….You are a beautiful soul..
    Those who cant appreciate it, well its their loss..:(

  38. Just Me

    Apr 7th, 2008

    @ like_ummmm

    “Everyone knows that inner beauty is for when outer beauty is unpossible.”

    And I guess outer beauty is ok, because then you can use words like “unpossible”. DUH !

  39. Isis Owatatsumi

    Apr 7th, 2008

    Im not familiar with Post 6 Grrrls… but Khitten rocks! I admire your esteem and courage.

  40. Penance Sautereau

    Apr 7th, 2008

    His posting history has clearly proven that like_umm is completely lacking in any kind of inner beauty. His reactions here of bile and bitterness to people appreciating Khitten’s very valid outer beauty suggest he’s completely lacking in that too. Why else be so clearly jealous of all the positive feedback she’s receiving here?

    To be blunt?

    This –

    Is a DAMN sight more attractive than

    This –

    To be crude? I’d rather f**k the girl who I can cuddle than the girl whose ribs I can count from ten feet away.

    There’s nothing remotely attractive about a skeleton with skin tightened around it.

  41. anon

    Apr 7th, 2008

    clearly the comparison of “slightly overweight” to “starvingly thin” is a fair one penance

  42. Darkfoxx

    Apr 8th, 2008

    Its funny to see that not everyone understands the basic concept of taste, especially the fact that taste differs.

    Personally the girls I find attractive are quite skinny. Khitten here is not that, but she’s definately drop dead gorgeous and thats not only her avatar :)

    Only size that matters is the size of the heart.

  43. Penance Sautereau

    Apr 8th, 2008

    Anon – It is given like_ummm’s shallow reasoning. Try snidely mocking him for a change, he gives plenty of material to work with.

  44. GreenLantern Excelsior

    Apr 9th, 2008

    This is great, a realistic looking avatar with a fantastic smile whose owner doesn’t give a rat’s patoot what other people think. How refreshing. Thank you for your courage and honesty. If more people were like you, SL wouldn’t be overrun with tall e-blondes covered in e-silk and e-jewelry.

    Not sure how the PN topic is relevant, but their website is a real hoot. The quote on that linked page came directly from an SL Herald article. Anyone who wants to know about the GLC can learn more by asking me or any current member.

  45. Archie Lukas

    Apr 13th, 2008

    ALL these photos are so damn dark
    ie underexposed.


    why not have a guest photographer and see what they can do?

  46. Pounamu Kohime

    Apr 14th, 2008

    She’s beautiful.

    Rounded curves, hot chocolate mama, self confident and great personality – what’s not to love??

    like_ummmmn – irl probably around 17 yrs old, spotty, living in his parents basement and definitely rejected at some point in his short, sad life by a hot woman like Khitten. Your fingers must have godawful cramp because that’s all you’re gonna be banging irl with that attitude, loser.

    BBW Rock!!

  47. Autumn

    Nov 19th, 2008

    You are beautiful. I personally love your avatar.

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