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Gaffer Gragz
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12 Apr 2021, 3:04 pm

I agree with toadsnail, its likely that your own avatar will influence how and 'why' you talk and respond as you do. Self imaging is core to your everything.



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12 Apr 2021, 3:09 pm

Mine is from a favorite sculptor I found online, Hsu Tung Han:
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12 Apr 2021, 3:33 pm

Gaffer Gragz wrote:
I agree with toadsnail, its likely that your own avatar will influence how and 'why' you talk and respond as you do. Self imaging is core to your everything.
It is more like the "chicken or egg" conundrum, in that it is equally likely that how and 'why' you talk and respond as you do will influence your choice of avatar.


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12 Apr 2021, 3:36 pm

i guess i talk and respond as a shabby santy claus. if i had chosen "abby normal" (my username on other sites) instead, with a picture of igor, i think i'd respond similarly, but mebbe with more dark humor.



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12 Apr 2021, 3:39 pm

auntblabby wrote:
i guess i talk and respond as a shabby santy claus. if i had chosen "abby normal" (my username on other sites) instead, with a picture of igor, i think i'd respond similarly, but mebbe with more dark humor.
LOL!  If you were "Abby Normal" here, your avatar would either be a brain in a jar or this fine-looking fellow...

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12 Apr 2021, 3:41 pm

the brain in the jar gets my vote.



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12 Apr 2021, 3:43 pm

Gaffer Gragz wrote:
I agree with toadsnail, its likely that your own avatar will influence how and 'why' you talk and respond as you do. Self imaging is core to your everything.

Something interesting I noticed when I first signed up here is that when I had my icon as a character that was from a more cartoony game in the series, people didn't respond to me that much. I tried changing it to the same character from another game, which wasn't as cartoony, and people actually responded to me a lot more, even though I didn't change anything about the way I post.

Kinda sucks because I use the first icon everywhere else. I even was skeptical of changing my icon to this one after that. lol


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12 Apr 2021, 3:45 pm

auntblabby wrote:
the brain in the jar gets my vote.


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12 Apr 2021, 3:48 pm

^^that's the spirit :alien: said eyegor.



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12 Apr 2021, 3:56 pm

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I like all these answers!
AGREED! This is an interesting thread. I'm enjoying it and learning stuff.

And the sculpture in cberg's post is incredible!


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12 Apr 2021, 4:19 pm

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And the sculpture in cberg's post is incredible!

My husband spotted it on the PC monitor from across the room and asked what it was, it is cool.


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12 Apr 2021, 6:02 pm

Hsu Tung Han's work (cberg) reminds me of Lego artist Nathan Sawaya
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12 Apr 2021, 6:57 pm

I used to have an account on here years ago but I'm locked out of it now, and (rather weirdly for me) Natural Plastic uses the Andy Capp avatar I used to use, by complete coincidence AFAIK. So I chose a different Andy Capp picture that isn't too similar.

I'm not even a mad Andy Capp fan but it seems an appropriate avatar. He looks like he's rushing to make a point.



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13 Apr 2021, 4:21 am

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I picked the planet Mars
My avatar comes from the planet Mars. It is the DC comic character Martian Manhunter. I choice him because he is was the only martian on earth and used his shape shifting powers to mask his difference and blend in with the local humans. Just like me.

Apart from super strength, ability to fly, telepathy powers, green skin and muscular physique we are exactly alike.



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13 Apr 2021, 4:24 am

I'm the lawnmower man cutting back all the BS :lol:



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13 Apr 2021, 5:27 pm

Martian Manhunter - very cool. I remember one issue where he disguised himself as Superman. The bad guys tried to use kryptonite on him. He first turned it into lead - then he ate it.

I like anything to do with Mars.


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