38 years old and divorced. No real friends. I had been working tirelessly day in and day out in a logistic company to forget about my lackluster life.
I was working in the office until late night when I fell asleep on my desk. Suddenly, I was in white space. Weird. It was not a room. It had no wall, ceiling, and floor. I couldn't move my body. The image of my body was projected in front of me in 3D. This looked like when I was creating and customizing a new character in my Playstation 5 games.
"Hello? Is anybody here?" I was able to shout but no one answered. To my surprise, words appeared beside the 3D image of my body like a game tutorial. It said, "Please adjust the physical traits of your body". This was exactly like the games I often played. But how to adjust? I raised my hand but my edge of my hand went through my 3D body. It appeared the image is 3 dimension but it had no physical form. When i touch the "Tutorial words", a list of parameters appeared beside my 3D body. It really looked like a PS2 game!
I was an Asian with light brown skin and average height. Could i alter my physical appearance with this? I touched the "Nose" feature, my nose on my 3D image became more pointing like an European. The more i touched, the longer it became until my face looked like some weird foreigner. How to shorten my nose? Using my finger, I tried to scroll to left like when I playing game. That nose became shorter. So that's the mechanism!
I didn't want to substantially alter my appearance so I just altered my nose to be just slightly pointing but still looked Asian. I then brightened my brown skin to lighter brown. My height was originally 176cm, I altered to 186cm as I had always wanted to be taller. I raised my weight according to my new height. In overall, my 3D body still looked Asian.
Now, my hair. As 38 years old, I had a balding hair escpecially at the top. I touched the 'hair" word. Every time I touched, my hair style changed. From long curly black to long straight blonde hair. I choose the long black hair as that's my appearance during my teenage days. Finally, I touched the "Age" word. Number "38 appeared with "Minus" sign at its left and "Plus" at its right side. I touched the "Minus" until the number turned to 14. My 3D image became youthful !