I've been a dark elf since the skin first came out in that everyone vs everyone Halloween event back in... 2009(?), though I have tried different dark elf skins since, the one that lasted the most was the purple dark elf but, because of the glitches that came with it as well as the fact that I just simply wanted a paper/snow white skin for my avatar I mostly had it hidden the Yamaya's Pearl white pearl skin.
Right now I'm a light (skin tone) dark elf and I'm happy to say that I haven't felt the "need" to cover it up with Yamaya's Pearl since I've been one :3. (even if I'd still prefer to have a paper white avi...).
I'm a shapeshifter. I'm human most of the time, but sometimes I'll be part deer/cat/horse/raptor, or I'll go alien/glompie/grombie/elf/statue. I was a vampire for a few months after the '07 event, I've been an orc for a week or so, and I've tried out being an imp.
I like being able to shapeshift, but I'm fond of my human skin.
I am all over the place. My base is a grombie, but I use skins like marionette, the doll skin (to look human), dyes (like my grey body dye), and I've been a centaur too. I used a human skin potion for most of 2011-2012 though because I wanted to work with a darker skin tone and use shop eyes.