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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Chair, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝️

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    Are you a fan of the other Batman?
     
  2. Shamar

    Shamar Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    My original avatar was related to my screen name, Shamar. Shamar is an old Turkish word meaning "a slap to the face," as in a challenge to a duel. I chose it because living as an autistic in an NT world is like always a slap to the face. This is the original:
    Shamar Icon.jpg
    When I came across the quote about judging a fish by it's ability to climb a tree, I decided that was more appropriate, and made a new avatar to go with it.
     
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    Moose meat is popular here in Newfoundland. Moose sausage is one of my favorite foods.
     
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    Yeah since the Tim Burton films
     
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    I think my difficulty is I don't know what my internal qualities are or I can't pick just one to represent me. If I go with my own face it is at least the same thing I present to everyone so it's consistent and authentic.
     
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  6. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝️

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    I played off of my name for similar reasons.
     
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    Clueless in Canada Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Yes, I read where you explained that. Very clever! I am either not clever or can do nothing interesting with my name.
     
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  8. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝️

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    THIS ONOMASTICS SITE is pretty reliable.
     
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    A quick look shows me that I could have used a version of my name from another language. I hadn't thought of that. I wonder if I could function with that. Not sure. Interesting site. Thanks for the link.
     
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    Someone once asked about my avatar, saying they liked it and ask if it was a lion face with a butterfly on it.

    The meant to be Jaguar face is the illusion part.
    An abstract play of blues and white spots, when just looking casually it's suppose to be a close up of
    a frontal view of a cat face with a butterfly on the end of the nose.
    The top of the butterfly wings appear where the eyes would be and give it a squinted look.
    The bottom of the butterfly is the open or snarled mouth. Bottom white spot is the chin.
    Dark blue on light blue spots give depth like spots or wrinkles on brow and cheeks.
    Illusion of full front view of feline face. Butterfly is true to life.
    Whether the feline face is snarling, talking or even about to sneeze is up to the viewer.

    Anyway, I was wondering why so many of the Avatars do not show?
    At least on my PC. There are many that are just little grey boxes with an X in the corner
    followed by the username.

    Does anyone else have this problem with the display or know why it is so?
     
  11. tlc

    tlc The Mackinac Bridge and U.P. is my happy place.

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    I see a butterfly.
     
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  12. You'llPokeYourEyeOut

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    Although I still love Neville Longbottom, it was time for an avatar change. My avatar is now Mordecai from "Regular Show." I relate to his character (and Skips and Pops, to some degree). This cartoon helps me get through tough times, so it will always be meaningful to me.