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Tell us about your avatar!!

Discussion in 'Welcome' started by Petal, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    They say a picture can tell a thousand words which I believe is very true! So, why did your choose your avatar? Is it personal to you? Is it an icon you look up to? Nature, perhaps?

    Tell us all about your avatar;

    My avatar is basically self explanatory, I do care and try to assist as many people on here that I can so that is why I chose my avatar as I have!

    I'd love to read how you picked your avatar and why, so please share!!

  2. Freya

    Freya Loves SF Staff Member ADMIN SF Author

    My avatar is a (slightly startled looking Owl) that I was given by a friend. I love owls - I have a bunch of owl stuff (note books, pencil toppers, stuffies, an owl oil burner..) so it seemed like a good fit for an avatar.
  3. JmpMster

    JmpMster Have a question? Message Me Staff Member Forum Owner ADMIN

    This is Romeo- he is my best friend for the last 8 years and never let me down or been too busy to listen... though he does get distracted by squirrels...
  4. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Eccentric writer, general weirdo, heedless heathen

    I change mine a lot....it's just something cutesy that I liked. No deep meaning really. But I like hearing the stories behind everyone's avatars :)
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  5. Flying Fox

    Flying Fox SF Supporter

    What a great idea for a thread! Fruitbats or, to be more specific, flying foxes have always been my favourite kind of bat since I was little. They are among the largest of all bats and some species are even active during the day. Kratt's Kreatures, the Wildlife Fact Files, and the story of Stellaluna all contributed to my love of them as a youngster, not to mention other nature books and documentaries. Foxes are also a favourite species of mine; it easy to see why some fruit bats were named after them. Also, nature, whatever form it takes, is just plain enjoyable and astounding, and a nature-related avatar just seems right to me.
  6. SillyOldBear

    SillyOldBear Teddy Bear Fanatic Staff Alumni

    The longest running passion in my life is teddy bears. Rudi, my avatar, is my favorite teddy. I remember being in a huge teddy bear store. I wandered around for a long time and saw nothing that appealed to me. Then a flash of yellow caught my attention. It was Rudi. He has big yellow eyes. We have been together for over 20 years now. He goes on vacations with me. He has accompanied me to the hospital. He shares my bed. He has all the signs of a well loved bear. And he is my 'fire bear'. The first and only thing I would grab if the house caught on fire. For years he ran around the house and teased the other bears about it; telling them they would burn. But he has finally stopped that nonsense.
  7. Mr Stewart

    Mr Stewart Well-Known Member

    It's meat boy from Super Meat Boy video game. It's one of my favorite video games. I don't play games as much as I used to but I still love the simple 2D platformer style ones.
  8. JmpMster

    JmpMster Have a question? Message Me Staff Member Forum Owner ADMIN

    ROFL -- Thank you for making my morning better....
  9. SillyOldBear

    SillyOldBear Teddy Bear Fanatic Staff Alumni

    You are very welcome.
  10. PoshInsomniac

    PoshInsomniac Well-Known Member

    Well, my avatar represents anonymity and kinda reminds me of the stereotypical portrayal of a young devious hacker in movies and series (ya know, hoody and all). And since I do programming most of my free time I thought it appropriate, I guess.
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  11. PoshInsomniac

    PoshInsomniac Well-Known Member

    I recognized your avatar and wanted to comment on it a few days ago, love the game.
  12. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    My avatar is a picture of some violets. I took the photo myself in the park across the street from my apartment building. I love nature, including wild flowers. (And I love purple!)

    If I change my avatar, I will try to remember to update here. :D
  13. Cicada 3301

    Cicada 3301 Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    My avatar is a fan creation based on the Dark Side of the Moon album cover by Pink Floyd, with a little twist. The difference is the stream of colours, which have been changed into cute bunnies. I was reading about the creation and found out that they aren't just regular bunnies, they are Eevee's from Pokemon! If you zoom in you can see it more clearly :p A really strange crossover, but so cool, at least I thought :D
  14. AngelofPainandMisery

    AngelofPainandMisery Permanent loser

    Mine is the closest thing to how I feel inside all the time, also how I can never express physically how I feel. Its at least not an extremely violent image that wouldn't be appropriate on here.The picture seems pretty tame and boring and really doesnt express how much I really feel, but it the best I could find on the internet. I can't make my own because I absolutely suck at anything art related, otherwise it would be a much deeper, misery filled image. It certainly doesn't express the level of pain, misery, lonelyness and sadness that I really feel constantly. But I've found I cant really convey that through any artistic medium like writting, music, or art. :(
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  15. Jabez

    Jabez Well-Known Member

    I have always loved colours and am a very visual person, but have never learned to express myself artistically (or any other way, really!). Along the course of the last year or so of therapy I started with "adult" colouring as a mindfulness/meditation exercise and from there began exploring drawing and doodling to open the options for expressing my own images.

    My avatar is a photo of the first drawing I did (with my pencils sitting in the top left) titled "Expectations". It was drawn in an attempt to express how lost, overwhelmed and incapable I feel. Each of the coloured rings represents an area of my life - husband, kids, work, etc. - and what is expected of me within that role. The dark circle represents me and my actual capacity: too small to fulfill any one of the expectations let alone all of them together, solid on the surface but incomplete/lacking strength underneath, and black and empty at the core.
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  16. True-Lee

    True-Lee Well-Known Member

    My current Avatar Is a cat that I got from our local animal shelter, I use to make bi- weekly visits to the shelter, I am a supporter of the shelter My First Cat was a Black and White Maine Coon Cat I got him when I was 7, I lost him when I was 28 he lived 21
    years His name Was Thimbles .
    I had my quota of 4 cats, that is what I had decided on as a maximum number that I could keep and properly take care of, this cat was at the Shelter for 6 1/2 months she was too wild no one could pick her up she could not be held, they had to open the door and she would climb out to the top of the cages I had discovered that she like feathers or maybe it would be better to say she hated feathers because she literally shredded Feathers wherever and whenever she came across one. I took her home one day, within 2 weeks she was my best Friend, she was by my side always when in the house, I had a fairly large veg garden, she helped me to tend that as well as almost everything I did she was there planting hoeing weeding and even watering. It took me quite a time to name her, nothing seemed to fit her there was nothing about her that I could say, yup that's her! She was a quiet cat until it was feeding time or when I came home from work, then she went bananas, she thanked me every day multiple times for giving her a home, she would walk between my feet meowling, crying and purring, rolling over and over. I could not walk while this was going on she was slender and supple, her fur was softer then Velvet, I have never felt another cats fur as soft an smooth as hers. If I ran my fingers through her fur the trails my fingers made stayed there it would look like she had ridges on her back I named her Willow Whisper she was a willowy as a willow tree an she was as Gentle as a whisper, I got her on the 21st of January 2009 I Lost her on November 2nd 2013, She had slept on my bed, for the 2 nights previous it was strange most cats moved around she lay down between me an the edge of my bed on my bedspread her feet to the edge her back against my legs with her head near my pillow, she never moved all night she got up after I was in bed. did not move until I started to get up in the morning, She gave herself completely to me, I have never before had an animal like her. I never will again, she changed my Life. I have more tales to tell about her, She almost meant as much to me as the One True love of My Life, who also had Changed my Life, without those two figures in my Life, I Would never be happy again! Thank You for giving me the opportunity To Share one of my Loves
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  17. Dawnflash

    Dawnflash Member

    I consider the avatar a reflection of who we are. And this pony, Dawnflash, fits that description.
    Before you ask, it's my persona, encapsulating what I feel like inside. I believe reality is what we perceive by our senses, not what "is given", so if I wish to perceive Dawn as a pony in a world built as such, so be it real as if I was there in person. I owe the community of bronies my life, well, at least its extension by at least 2 years. The avatar reflects the reason I'm still here, that is.
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  18. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    Mine depicts how I feel. Alone and lost in the darkness.​
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  19. Silverpuddle

    Silverpuddle Some kind of geek SF Author SF Supporter

    There's a song called "Rain" by a band called "Silvard" that always makes me feel better when I'm depressed, and my icon reminded me of that.
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  20. kirst

    kirst New Member

    Mine is a page from a zine a made last year about passing thoughts, I called it "REVERIE" (I actually won best zine). I'm not entering this year though, I think it was just a one-off thing. It's pictures of things that I do to help me feel better when I'm sad. Listening to records, writing, reading outside, picking flowers and instagramming pretty pictures. Here's some other pages from the zine...