Where's your avatar from? With added username discussion!

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Re: Where's your avatar from?

Post by Don Alexander » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:13 am

I'm inspiring! :ymblushing: :D And I got first answer again...

My avatar is, as many will have correctly surmised, Jupiter.

As imaged by the Cassini mission to Saturn when it flew past the king of planets.

Get the full, stunningly detailed image here

We had a bit of a discussion about where our names come from in another thread once. But it might be nice to gather it in a dedicated thread like this one.

My first name is David Alexander, peculiarily enough I go by Alexander. Hardly anyone knew I was also named David until I started appearing in the author lists of scientific papers. I deemed it would be cooler to be D. A. than just A. (seeing that others have things like M. F. M. or R. A. M. J. ...). A colleague from Italy asked me if the D. stood for Don. ;)) That kind of stuck, and I used the name in BAUTForum, and I have also used it in the User Friendly forum and in the comment pages of ICHC (along with my LoLspeak-hating twin borther Ebil Don Allesandro).

Finally, I landed here, and, well, this is like my home now. :ymblushing:
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Re: Where's your avatar from?

Post by MarkMoriquendi » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:23 am

i created mine. it's the splash page for my website.
it's me, hooked up to a couple of monitors

look at http://www.markmoriquendi.com to see the full size pic. all scratch mad except my face, which was posterised slightly anyway

(i wouldn't usually big up my own site, butthere's only a holding image there atm)

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Re: Where's your avatar from?

Post by midgetshrimp » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:34 am

I made mine in South Park Studio, and it's a version of my forum persona. I have other ones (the computer face from "Still Alive", the Ghost in the Shell SAC hacker sign, and one I made as a mascot for my friend's Myspace band page).
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Post by zefvonee » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:40 am

Well, my current avatar is pretty obvious. Just a parody of the Barack 'change' posters, just with Optimus Prime. Another I frequently use though, is from the manga Dragonknights. Alchemist Kharl with his creation, the Killer Shrimp.

As for my username, I made it up several years ago while I was supposed to be paying attention in science class. I'm not sure what struck me to throw the letters together, but I came up with it and haven't gotten rid of it.

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Post by Kamino Neko » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:48 am

It's from a manga called The Yuri Cage, translated by Lililicious. (It's in Chi-Ran's Himitsu Shojo...luckily, otherwise, I'd not be able to find it.) I coloured it for use as an avatar and LJ icon.

As to the username.... Neko was chosen because...I'm big on cats. The Kamino part is a little longer a story - and has nothing to do with Star Wars. I was using Nekogami for a while, but, there are just so damn many Nekogamis around. So, once again unable to get it, I rearranged the elements (and thus changed the meaning, and turned it into a completely valid name). Tada, Kamino Neko.

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Re: Where's your avatar from? With added username discussion!

Post by Don Alexander » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:00 am

I have an idea, if anyone is up to it...

I have been using one and the same avvy since post one and I do not want to change it. Most others here have switched every once in a while, some rarely (I know only two from zef and Kamino - KN, I loved your first one, the two running cartoon/anime girls) and some very often, like Asaryu.

Just for nostalgic reasons, anyone up to posting some/all of their old ones here? :)
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Post by Kamino Neko » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:08 am

I would, but, oddly, I...don't seem to have it, any more. Apparently I hosted it somewhere other than photobucket, and have had a crash since I had it.
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Post by midgetshrimp » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:11 am

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These are all of my avatars that I've used since I became a member. From left to right: Me, GitS SAC hacker sign, "Still Alive" Portal computer face, Dryope's rendering of my forum persona, Cyanide and Happiness frame, same frame edited, Mopman with his trusty brand Destructomop (my rendering), and my current forum persona rendering a la South Park Studio.
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Re: Where's your avatar from? With added username discussion!

Post by Asaryu » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:19 am

Your wish is my command

Commence the avatar-spam!

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There have probably been more, but these are the ones I can readily find.
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Post by Asaryu » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:29 am

I was making my first roleplaying character, and I couldn't think up a nice elfy name that didn't sound like a pretentious wanker had jizzed it onto the paper. So I was being silly and snuggly with my partner (who was also the game master) and I called him silly...and he turned to me and said "as are you".

I used to suffer from some serious depression and some mild paranoia. I used to worry that I was different or weird or stupid or sick or something. And now I remind myself when it's written that it's exactly what it means...I am like everyone else, and we're all part of the same big thing. I'm not so different or special and neither is everyone else. But we are all different, and we are all special...so it reminds me to treat everyone as though they are special. Cos we all are.
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Re: Where's your avatar from? With added username discussion!

Post by Don Alexander » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:36 am

Yay for Asaryu avatar-spamming!!

I don't even know all of those! :O

Yeah, I think your very first one is missing. It was also one of the card avatars...

My three faves are the cartoon image of you, of course the iddle-biddle octopus with my caption :) and the reading one. That one makes me grin each time I see it!

If pepperkitty gets around here, I hope she reposts her first one - it was sooooooo kyoot!!!!! :x
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Re: Where's your avatar from? With added username discussion!

Post by Asaryu » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:46 am

I made most of mine myself...not the art, but the composition.

I am a shapeshifter, remember.

Besides, I can't adequately represent myself with only one icon, and there's no animated gif file large enough to encompass all of me. So I change mine depending on my mood.
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Re: Where's your avatar from? With added username discussion!

Post by Tenjen » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:33 am

i use this image of a lynx photo a lot. havent changed it in ages. Never here at least. the "jesus" lyx image as one friend at kiwi chan studios put it.

Tenjen is from my full nick, Tenjen Kouken. One means celestial or divine and the other means guardian. Both words are out of context :3

My old was GSGuardian, when i was really young and an otaku. I passed through that stage and becaome Tenjen Kouken. After that i just became Tenjen.

I use a lot of nicks like Tenjen. [celestial/divine/etc] like Hemel or himmlisch or tenrai.

My favourite chosen nick is Ikuinen. Which doenst mean celestial or divine but something much more closer to home with me.
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Post by cyanide_sweet » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:39 am

I definitely don't have/remember all the avatars I've used. My current one is RAWRSHACK ;;) Cause of the awesoomz.

My name is from a song called Cyanide Sweet Tooth Suicide. An ex told me the lyrics reminded them of me.

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Post by JVDifferent » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:38 am

JVDifferent is short for justverydifferent. Sometime during my second last year of high school I went through a lot of interior soul-searching and personal re-awakenings, and started writing the beginnings of the giant-ass narrative that I posted about in the Springboard thread (though the alternative world had less dinosaurs and was more medieval at the time :-o ).

Its surrogate title, because I was focussing on the story and finding myself in it rather than its name, was A Very Different Story, or A.V.D.S, for short. As I got into it, I decided it was time to update my internet-self. So I ditched the handle linked2zelda (DON'T JUDGE ME), and was tossing up between justverydifferent or thirdeyeblind (stuff involving third eyes is pretty prevalent in the narrative). Turned out Third Eye Blind was already a well-known band and was thusly a taken gmail account. So I picked justverydifferent.

My eye avatar is derived from the same third eyes as thirdeyeblind was. The two lines above the eye are meant to be suggestive of eyebrows, placing it in the middle of the two eyes you can't see in the image.
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