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What do you think of my Avatar?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Futhark, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Futhark

    Futhark Sage

    I like to change up my avatar from time to time,
    But this time I think I’ve crossed a line.
    Too bold, too garish, it doesn’t feel like mine,
    Lend me your thoughts, give me a sign.

    P. S. Feel free to ask or comment about your own avatar, but please don’t mention my poor prose.
    P. P. S. I’m just a little bored silly.
  2. Svrtnsse

    Svrtnsse Staff Article Team

    This may come off as a bit of a silly question at first, but if you look beyond that, and poke around a bit at the concept, it becomes kind of interesting. The avatars we choose for ourselves are, in a way, a replacement for our face.

    The way we look when we meet someone reflects what impression this person gets of us, which is why it's important to try and look our best for job interviews etc.

    In the online space, we don't have our real faces to show off to the world, but rather just pictures, and they can look any which way we want them to.

    My profile picture, for example, led someone to believe I was a lot younger than I really am - even though by any logic, there's no way to tell.

    in the end, go with a profile picture you feel comfortable with, regardless of whether you feel it truly represents who you are or not.

    PS, I'm also kind of bored. :p
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  3. Futhark

    Futhark Sage

    Totally agree. Like the saying goes, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. I try to express how I feel with my avatar a little. My first avatar was a kid viking with a helmet a bit too big, because this forum is my first foray into virtual socialising, and I felt like a child. Then I became more confident and changed it to the stylised Odin face. Now I’m coming out of my shell and my humour is emerging (good job scribblers, you’re in for it now, ), hence The Tick.

    Here’s some quotes for fun.
    “You're not going crazy you're going sane in a crazy world!” ― The Tick
    “Destiny dressed you this morning my friend, and now fear is trying to pull off your pants. If you give up, if you give in, then you're gonna end up naked with fear just standin' there laughing at your dangling unmentionables.” ― The Tick
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  4. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

    My advice is this: Have fun here. I used to post this GIF along with the accompanying music video here quite often because if you time it right, Space Ghost dances to the tune perfectly. :D


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  5. Ban

    Ban Sir Laserface Article Team

    I've had several koalas, a basset hound, a marten (evil car-eating bastards), multiple blocks of cheese, multiple bottles of olive oil, olive oil in a glass, a slice of pizza, a bunch of other drawings other than my current one, a celtic legend and the color orange as my profile pictures in the past. You're fine probably.
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  6. Svrtnsse

    Svrtnsse Staff Article Team

    I haven't changed my profile picture since I joined. :p
  7. Firefly

    Firefly Minstrel

    I like yours. It's weird, yes, but I like how distinctive it is.

    When I chose mine, I tried to go with something fantasy-ish that would be appropriate for the forum. I also wanted something that had a face/person in it and made it obvious I was female. It did take a bit of getting used to at first, though. The pic I'm most used too is an animated rainbow pop-tart cat I chose when I was like ten and this is a bit muted, by comparison.
  8. Darkfantasy

    Darkfantasy Sage

    Well I never usually bother with avatars, just can't be arsed.
    But yours is okay. I like purple.
  9. Futhark

    Futhark Sage

    [sigh]. I think I’m gunna have to change my avatar soon. Having Patrick Warburton staring at me every time I jump on MythicScribes is starting to freak me out a little :(

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