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Do you feel attracted to or annoyed by someone's avatar?

  1. Cardisa profile image90
    Cardisaposted 5 years ago

    Most people on Hp have an avatar on their profile. Some are genuine photos of them and others are weird looking pictures. There are those that are quite pleasant to look at while others are...how should I put it...quite different?!

    How do you feel about the avatars you see?

    1. tobey100 profile image62
      tobey100posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Most of them I enjoy.  Some I don't even understand and a few actually scare me.  That's why instead of a picture of my self, I chose a cuddly little character with killer eyes.

    2. couturepopcafe profile image59
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      In light of this question, I started a new forum post.  I thought it might be fun and/or interesting to find out what's behind the moniker and avatar of hubbers.

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        There are some I adore but others are really scary and not nice to look at.

      2. tobey100 profile image62
        tobey100posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Where's this new forum?  Can't find it to comment.

    3. Glenn Stok profile image97
      Glenn Stokposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I never was troubled by any avatars, no matter how weird they might be. But an interesting footnote to this thread is what Google has stated about Authorship. If you want your author information to be included in search results, then you need a good, recognizable headshot.

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I agree Glen and it is really the professional thing to do if you want to be taken seriously.

        1. Captain Redbeard profile image60
          Captain Redbeardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Sure like Richard Bachmen or Mark Twain.

          1. Cardisa profile image90
            Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Or Cap'n Scull or Red beard lol tongue

      2. smcopywrite profile image82
        smcopywriteposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        i use an avatar here at hubpages. however, many sites have mentioned that a head shot is the way to go. though, i value my privacy to some extent and have seen some folks get stalkers and such with a head shot. i say to each his own and you should be permitted to portray yourself whichever way you feel comfortable.

    4. paradigmsearch profile image92
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The blue mist approaches...

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        eeek!

    5. Kris Heeter profile image89
      Kris Heeterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Some are fun, others not so fun.  I prefer a real picture - love having a face to put with a name!

    6. Daniella Lopez profile image87
      Daniella Lopezposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I love old pin up art, which is why all my avatars for the sites I write on are pin up models. I don't have any "real" avatar pics at the moment because I'm pregnant and huge and don't feel like sharing all that love. =P

    7. Chasing Riley profile image80
      Chasing Rileyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I enjoy most of the avatars, however, there is one hubber who has a smug looking headshot and it makes me not want to read anything she writes.

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Is that me?

        1. Cagsil profile image84
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          lol

          1. Cardisa profile image90
            Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            You laughing at me Cags...now I know it's me!

            1. Cagsil profile image84
              Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I'm not laughing at you per se. I'm laughing at the fact that you thought that she might be talking about you. tongue


              Edit: self conscious much. lol

              1. Cardisa profile image90
                Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                lol tongue

                1. Cagsil profile image84
                  Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  tongue

        2. Chasing Riley profile image80
          Chasing Rileyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          not at all. It's no one on this page. You're funny!

          1. Cardisa profile image90
            Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I was just messing around with you and  Cagsil.

            1. Cagsil profile image84
              Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Yeah right. tongue

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                kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                double, no make that triple right tongue

                and yes cag's your welcome for the new pic lol

                1. Cagsil profile image84
                  Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  I like the new picture. smile big_smile

      2. Randy Godwin profile image95
        Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Whew!  That lets me out for sure.  Unless of course, you can't tell the difference between male and female hognose snakes and also mistake my nyah-nyah expression for smugness.  lol

        1. Cagsil profile image84
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah Randy, that smug snake with it's tongue sticking out....we can all see it. lol tongue

          1. Randy Godwin profile image95
            Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Ya never know what a woman's thinkin' Cags!  smile

            1. Cagsil profile image84
              Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Well, having a very long tongue could have them thinking a lot of different things Randy. tongue lol

        2. Chasing Riley profile image80
          Chasing Rileyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You guys are so funny!

    8. mega1 profile image81
      mega1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'll tell you how I feel, mostly, about the avatars I see - I am a bit bored when people keep the same one all the time. But then if they don't come to the forums and they keep the same avatar I'm always happy to recognize them.  I understand they do that for the recognition factor, but still -  And I love it when people go out of their way to pick an avatar that expresses something about themselves - some way they want to be or are.  When people post their own pictures I like that too, but usually they tend to downgrade themselves and don't post the very best foto they have, or maybe they just don't go out of their way to get a very good foto.  I don't use the pics I have of myself because they are:  a)frightening b)homely c)revealing and d)downright boring and also e)unlikely to encourage any traffic to my hubs or inspire followers.  So there you have it!  and anyway, it doesn't matter what we think that much does it?  or maybe , hmmmmmmmmmmmm. . .

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
        Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        UHHHhh-- yes, that is a complex answer, yet relevant and making complex points. As to your Avatar--the images are usually quite similar, so it is still easy to recognize.  You may have discovered the best points of changing and remaining recognizeable.

    9. Millionaire Tips profile image90
      Millionaire Tipsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I use an avatar because I want people to judge me by my writing not by my face.

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        This is not a serious forum discussion. We don't judge people. It's all about the avatar. Have some fun!

    10. Xenonlit profile image58
      Xenonlitposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I love a creative avatar that expresses the person's point of view. I Can't stand the overtly sexual ones.

      Otherwise, a younger photo is fine. A person should be allowed to present themselves in their best light and should not feel that it is all about their looks or age.

      I usually despise my own avatar the most. hmm

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I don't mind a little hanky panky in the avatar. I don't know how to describe the avatars that scare me..but they do just that scare me...

        One of my favorite avatars is Shadesbreath's because I know he drew it!

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      mtsi1098posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I get red all over when I look at someone's avatar too long smile

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol tongue

  2. WriteAngled profile image92
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    I leave a forum thread immediately if I notice certain people are contributing to it because their avatars gross me out totally.

    Fortunately, one of the people concerned no longer seems to be active here.

    It's a pity when it concerns a thread that would otherwise interest me a lot, but I cannot cope with the actual physical discomfort these avatars cause me.

    Of course, it also means I will never investigate these people's profiles or read any of their hubs!

    1. Lisa HW profile image83
      Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Of course, now you've got at least some people trying to think of which one it was that disturbed you that much.   smile

      Nobody's ever going to have one that everyone else finds appealing, but I'd agree that some of them really make one wonder about why, on Earth, someone would want that particular thing to "represent" them.  I think a lot of them are "best-I-could-come-up-with-for-now" type of things.  Some, though, give off some real "icky" vibes.  smile

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You know where I find the weirdest ones? While hub hopping.

        1. tobey100 profile image62
          tobey100posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Very true.  I like to try and imagine why in the world someone would choose the avatars they do.

        2. Lisa HW profile image83
          Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          There was one creepy one not long ago, and I don't even really know why it was creepy.  Whoever it was got banned, though; and I can't say I hated to see them go.   lol   (I pretty much hate my own.  Its days are numbered.  I just hope it doesn't cause anyone any physical discomfort, though.   lol  )

          1. tobey100 profile image62
            tobey100posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Hey, I kinda like it.  Sort of a mystic, surreal, intelligent look.

  3. Cagsil profile image84
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Personally, I don't think an avatar should matter. It's almost like judging a book by it's cover. wink

    1. tobey100 profile image62
      tobey100posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good point although I do tend to judge a book by it's cover.  Not people.  Just books.  Of course, I've gotten some pretty sorry books that had incredible covers.  smile

    2. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Somewhat true Cagsil, but some are really scary. I am in no way comparing avatar to writing skills and there are some persons I follow with scary avatars and I absolutely love their personalities and writing.

      This is just a fun avatar bashing forum. Not to be taken too seriously.

      Take for instance you tiger eyes, I absolutely adore but you could be the most unattractive man, I could never tell.

      1. Cagsil profile image84
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        tongue

        1. Cardisa profile image90
          Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Whoa there handsome, took me a while to recognize you!

          You're kind hot looking......

          1. Cagsil profile image84
            Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol

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          kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          roll




































          lol

          1. bbnix profile image61
            bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            cool

    3. WriteAngled profile image92
      WriteAngledposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      If I have heard about a book from another source, or already know and like the author, and think I might want to read it, the cover will most often have no influence. However, even then, if the cover is really stomach turning, I might hold off until I find another edition of the book with a different cover.

      With respect to serendipitous discoveries of new books, both the title and the cover will massively impact on whether I pick up a book to find out whether I might want to read it.

      This is hardly surprising. If I am in a book shop, surrounded by thousands of books and wanting to try something by an author I have not read before, some sort of filtering is automatically going to kick in.

      1. Cagsil profile image84
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol

        1. WriteAngled profile image92
          WriteAngledposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It's no funnier than people selecting a book just because it is being over-hyped by the media, which is something I never do.

    4. Daniella Lopez profile image87
      Daniella Lopezposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Cagsil, is that a Night Elf avatar I see on your profile pic? yikes

      1. Cagsil profile image84
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        A "night elf"? Possibly, if you consider a "night elf" the same as a "drow elf". lol


        But, not anymore. tongue

        1. Daniella Lopez profile image87
          Daniella Lopezposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Arg! I knew it was one or the other. =P Night Elves are from World of Warcraft and look similar to Drow Elves, so I thought that's what it was. xD

          1. Cagsil profile image84
            Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I don't play World of Warcraft, but did get the picture from the Blizzard Entertainment website. I'm a huge fan of the Diablo series. smile Which is where the avatar I'm using now came from. smile

            1. Daniella Lopez profile image87
              Daniella Lopezposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              big_smile

        2. Pearldiver profile image88
          Pearldiverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Why change back? yikes

          What was wrong with your Fairy Fella avatar? smile

          1. Cagsil profile image84
            Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Which one?


            http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5733848_f248.jpg


            http://s3.hubimg.com/u/5733850_f248.jpg


            http://s4.hubimg.com/u/5733855_f248.jpg

            Each are gaming characters. I'm not sure which one you're talking about.

            1. Cardisa profile image90
              Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I really dig the one in the middle, the third one kind scares me  tongue  big_smile

            2. sunforged profile image65
              sunforgedposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              since I tend to look at each small element as being important to the whole of your promotion and success online, even a small thing like a profile image can have deeper effects then one person being "shallow' or judging a book by its cover and all that.

              Some people like photos of their kids smile (ive done it) ... but how might that look bookending an article on hot cheerleaders or sexy halloween costumes or something with a more adult theme?

              Cagsil ... your gaming related avatars may be recognizable by gamers .. I always thought they were comic book related. I think they all look a bit dark and therefore arent the best accompaniment (in my eyes) to your generally positive and uplifting themes.

              When people "share" links across social networks, bookmarks etc. the first image is often grabbed as the thumbnail (with HP that seems to be the profile image more often than not), if the link title doesnt match the image ... it may turn away a potential reader/sale/click ... that tiny detail could make a world of difference to the people element that might make one article successful.

              If I was a CAGSIL , I would go with something like:


              http://h3.homestead.com/Jonathan_Livingston_Seagull_taken_by_Mom_for_Dad.jpg

              an image taken from or inspired by Jonathan Livingston Seagull(gil) , lol ... gives the uplifting feeling (to me) and I would imagine someone who recognizes the imagery would also appreciate your writings

              1. Randy Godwin profile image95
                Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                HA! And what sort of first impression should one get from your present avatar, SF?  Deep moody intelligence?  Someone with a neck problem or humpback?  Just joking of course, but seriously, how do you think you appear to your readers in your avatar?

                1. sunforged profile image65
                  sunforgedposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Lol, probably wasnt the best time for me to post that subject.

                  During holiday trends or if I happen to be writing in one niche for a period of time I will change the image to reflect the traffic I want to attract.

                  My account is very much general interest and in varied topics, so my image is non-committal. I suppose I find that particular image flattering and the text (when seen larger) happens to say Sunforged.

                  The only thing I did want to make sure my image reflected was my gender as many of my more popular articles are very much from a male standpoint and could be disconcerting if I went with a pin up or something of that type (although I do like pin ups as much as the next guy)

                  Its easier when you have a solid topical selection and HP is very much a downplayed part of my online efforts these days so I dont have as much concern about what type of impression my image may give as I may have once was.

                  I liked my Johnny 5 avatar the best. I will revive that shortly.

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image95
                    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    I feel the same way about my avatar here on HP too, Sunforged.  I don't depend on my writing for a living (good thing, I know) or perhaps I would be more concerned about how my avatar affects those who read my hubs.  I do understand your point though.  smile

              2. Cagsil profile image84
                Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Thank you Sunforged. I appreciate the critique. wink

  4. kmackey32 profile image83
    kmackey32posted 5 years ago

    smile

    1. Greek One profile image80
      Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      kmackey32's avatar makes me want to be her BFF

  5. saddlerider1 profile image56
    saddlerider1posted 5 years ago

    James, James Bond 008   Uwah

  6. Pearldiver profile image88
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    Def the top Elf Cags. smile

    1. Cagsil profile image84
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh okay. I'll think about it. lol But, thank you for your recommendation. lol

  7. Captain Redbeard profile image60
    Captain Redbeardposted 5 years ago

    Being that I am a pirate..."Captian Redbeard"...I choose this avatar because it resembles me the most. Stark white, bald, bright red bushy beard and dreadfully thin.

    My vessel is the Sedona Switchblade, I currently Captain a crew of 6 and be ye warned if'n ever you set your eyes upon the black flag with the Redbeard flying high upon you. G'Yaar

  8. Pearldiver profile image88
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    WOW... have you noticed that there seems to be an empty, vacant space behind your eyes private? yikes

    1. manlypoetryman profile image69
      manlypoetrymanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah...and wipe that smile off your face lol !

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol

  9. Randy Godwin profile image95
    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago

    I love my creepy avatar!  It cuts way down on those shallow enough to let it affect them in any manner.  Besides, some of the real people avatars scare the heck outta me.  lollol

    1. manlypoetryman profile image69
      manlypoetrymanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm just glad you didn't use spiders...I hate spiders!
      http://www.goodjayson.com/images/gallery/animals/wild_007.jpg

      1. Randy Godwin profile image95
        Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ahhh!  it takes a rare person to see beauty in all living things, MPM.  Charlotte's Web terrified you I bet!  lol

        1. manlypoetryman profile image69
          manlypoetrymanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Not particularly...However...that Big Banana Spider gives me the "willies"...especially if I had just went through his web...and the dang thing was stuck on me...Yikes!

    2. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, throw words at me Randy...I am so offended lol tongue

      1. Randy Godwin profile image95
        Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Words I can throw, Cardisa.  Whether they stick or not is another matter entirely. smile I love friendly word flinging contests with fellow writers, especially those who aren't too sensitive to know when I'm having fun.  I know you are one of those, by the way.smilesmilesmile

        I just may take you up on that goat next time!!

        1. Cardisa profile image90
          Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          BTW I have three pregnant goats now....very soon there will lots of goat babies so you are still welcome to get some.

  10. Cagsil profile image84
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Okay, I guess I'll go with a new style of avatar. smile

    1. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Cags you remind me of a shape shifter, how many times have you changed today? lol tongue

      1. Cagsil profile image84
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Cardisa, I had only changed my avatar 3 times. But, am now not going to use the older ones and will look around for newer ones more fitting my mission forward. smile

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    I feel attracted to this one;



    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5734660.jpg

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image62
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Cute big_smile

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    But like this one too



    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/5734669_f248.jpg

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    This is the one, talks and walks lol



    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/5734683.jpg

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image62
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      And has an amazingly large beak. lol

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        NICE!  lol

        1. Cardisa profile image90
          Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I like this one!

  14. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 5 years ago

    It's not the avatar that annoys me, it's the attitude.  I get annoyed by those who post provocative or revolting looking avatars while trying to come across as flirty or "badass" and tough.

    1. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I agree. Like having a cat as your avatar and trying to act like you are bad smile

      1. Disturbia profile image60
        Disturbiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I actually had one just like that, it was a white fluffy kitten with a very pushed in face and a pink background with a caption saying something like I HATE EVERYTHING.  It was a reflection of my mood at the time.

        1. Cardisa profile image90
          Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I don't mind cat avatars bit some avatars are really scary looking.

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            kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            like some head stealing hands of avatars lol

            hmm:

  15. cherylone profile image91
    cheryloneposted 5 years ago

    After reading this thread, I am wondering if I should change my avatar, my drunken kittie may not be the best way to get people to read my hubs.....

  16. cherylone profile image91
    cheryloneposted 5 years ago

    Ooops, he not really drunk, you know, he just always kinda looks that way, lol

    1. Cagsil profile image84
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol

  17. Greek One profile image80
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    Now HERE are some drunk cats!

    http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTu6PHxSyOvEjTowitjc1QnwRqyuaBholDDuL9Fo8BLYbd9CALyon4vwzW-

    http://photos.weddingbycolor.com/p/000/006/605/m/50913/p/photo/148939.jpg


    http://thehotglove.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/drunk-cat.jpg


    http://media2.onsugar.com/files/upl1/1/13254/18_2008/drunkcat/i/Drunk-Cats-Truth-Can-Now-Told.jpg

    1. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol

  18. MickeySr profile image86
    MickeySrposted 5 years ago via iphone

    Kimberly has had some avatar photo that are gorgeous - and a few that are stunningly  gorgeous . . . but that can't really be fair, she just is stunningly gorgeous so can that really count?

  19. rmcrayne profile image95
    rmcrayneposted 5 years ago

    There are a few hubbers in the forums that I have found to be provocative in the worst possible way.  Hate-mongers, bigots, generally ignorant.  Therefore I find their avatars instantly annoying.

    There are a few avatars I really like, such as the one darkside used when I first joined HP.  I believe it was a closely cropped, angled face shot.  I also like it when my favorite hubbers keep the same avatar over time, so I can instantly recognize their forum posts and hub comments.

    1. homesteadbound profile image89
      homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I too like to be able to instantly recognize someone.

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Me too, I get a little confused when the avatars keep changing.

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          kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          ya but who keeps doing it I want to know?  Maddie maybe?

  20. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 5 years ago

    I know its rather kinky, but I'm attracted to my own avatar! Probably not a big surprise to anyone, I guess.

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm soooooooooooooo attracted to your avatar but that probably does surprise everyone right now lol

      ps-your soooooooo hot

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image62
        Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        What about this baby?

        1. Cagsil profile image84
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Hey Hollie, just in case you didn't see Sunforged's post....he likes it. I personally think it's a bit loud, but cool. smile

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image62
            Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Didn't see Sunforged post, where is it? You would think it's a bit loud, you're a disagreeable bugger. lol

            1. Cagsil profile image84
              Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I think it's on the other thread....the one that says "suggest an avatar for a hubber" thread Sunforged started, after he made his comments on my avatar. wink

              1. Hollie Thomas profile image62
                Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                It ad to better than fruit loops. Wow. I've obviously lived a sheltered life in the UK. smile

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          kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'd for sure do you, for what it's worth


          we are afraid to inform you lyrics is under moderation to be banned or spanked lol

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image62
            Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Ohh la, la. lol

            1. Cardisa profile image90
              Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Like the new looks girls.

              I wouldn't know what to change mine to. Every time I try something new my friends protest.

              1. Hollie Thomas profile image62
                Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                TY Cardisa. Your avatar is good the way it is. Doesn't need changing smile

                1. Cardisa profile image90
                  Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  I like that pretty looking bird with halo.

                  1. Hollie Thomas profile image62
                    Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    TY, it is a dove.

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              kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              lol

              1. bbnix profile image61
                bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                roll   hmm   big_smile

          2. bbnix profile image61
            bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            hmmmmm...I think I'm in love...
            cool

      2. mega1 profile image81
        mega1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I am not surprised, Kim - yu always love my avatars!  and, don't get me wrong, but smile

        yur hot too!  that is, I mean, it is easy to get u hot!  not that ur easy, but -

        once again, I have said too much!  lol

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          kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          lol :lol;

          sizzle

  21. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    What a fun thread with funny comments. I like the seagull for Cags-- it rises above things, soars occasionally, and will not apologize if he poops on your head-- accidentally. (JK) he probably has a lot of them where he lives.

    I used to use my actual face, but it is not particularly interesting. The owl is from the cover of my children's book, so yes, it is promotional. It is a tiny, cute, appealing little predator, so I hope no one feels threatened.

    1. Cagsil profile image84
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol

    2. Hollie Thomas profile image62
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Owls are cute, somewhere in my distant past, I believe that I learnt they  denote wisdom.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
        Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Depends on the culture-- wisdom or death.

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image62
          Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'll stick with wisdom.

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
            Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I'm all for that.

        2. Lisa HW profile image83
          Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          ...   wisdom, death - or maybe just cuteness.  smile  I had one show up on my porch a few years ago,and it was so adorable I'm still not over how cute it was!   smile

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
            Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Was it a Saw-Whet owl? I hear them now and then but have never seen one in person-- my friend , who did the photos for our book, had one napping under her deck. That's when she got the photos, which begged to be shared.  Search my hubs for Saw Whet if you want to know more.

            1. mega1 profile image81
              mega1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I always liked that picture of you Rochelle - and I can see the resemblance between you and that owl, too.  Both of you very quizzical and probingly staring like - WHAT?  you said WHAT? Is that so! 

              Love it.

            2. Lisa HW profile image83
              Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              He kind of looked like this, I think.  He (or she) was so, so, cute.  smile

              http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp199/wildlifewarrior452/IMG_9349.jpg 

              I walked out into the kitchen and saw it looking in at me.  I couldn't figure out if it was a kitten or what, but knew it wasn't.  Anyway, back to avatars, I like your present one; but your previous photo of you was a nice picture, I thought.  smile

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                kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                should hub it, awesome shot! wow

              2. Rochelle Frank profile image89
                Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Yes, a Saw-Whet (named for their screech that sounds like someone sharpening  saw) They are about the size of a soda can and quite wide ranging across the Northern US and s. Canada, though not frequently seen. They usually hide in daytime.
                Nice shot,

      2. carol3san profile image61
        carol3sanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I like an avatar.  Some on them are funny and interesting.  I use one myself, obviously.  I did post my real picture with and article I wrote about compulsive eating.

    3. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I missed quite a few laughs. Hi Rochelle.

      So Cags is now a seagull who poops on heads lol

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol  lol  lol  lol  lol  lol  lol

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/5754086_f248.jpg

    1. bbnix profile image61
      bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      smile smile smile smile neutral neutral neutral neutral  big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile yikes yikes yikes yikes wink wink hmm hmm tongue tongue

      cool
      lol

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        roll

        1. bbnix profile image61
          bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          smile

          1. Cardisa profile image90
            Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Bbnix you crazy......for Kimmy...drooooooling

            1. bbnix profile image61
              bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I know, I know, I'm even throwing rocks at her window that's 800 feet in the air, from 3000 miles away.....I'm a freakin' lunatic...

              Thanks Cardisa...I need all the support I can get...

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                kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                dude get a pistol like air gun bet it will work well

                your welcome  smile

                1. bbnix profile image61
                  bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  pistol hell, I'm getting a freakin' pack of chewing gum, a trebuchet (for launching fools in love) and launching myself {I have a helmet for that very purpose) to that damn window...and yes, that chewing gum is in case I miss....
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wVADKznOhY

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              kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              slurp lol

              1. bbnix profile image61
                bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                You keep missing the target.....I'm over here.......Geez romance makes my arm and my head hurt....

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                  kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  cause your head has a helmet lol

                  1. bbnix profile image61
                    bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    I know...I look ridiculous wandering the streets...lost in love....with a bright red helmet on ...plus I can't hear a thing and the damn street cars keep running me down...I have track marks all over me...

                    You should check...I sent you a tracks covered e-mail...

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5730216_f248.jpg

    1. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You are such a shape shifter, I never know how you will look the next I see you! tongue

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I use avatars for pure fun and distraction from working.  My profile views are always up given i change it almost every day
      and yes I am aware I need a life

  24. Chaotic Chica profile image83
    Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago

    Annoyed by an avatar? No, never.  Confused, perhaps; attracted, maybe; but I have never found myself looking at an avatar and saying 'boy does that picture bother me'.  An avatar is supposed to be your best representation of you so if one feels like something dark, dirty, goofy, or serious is how they want to  be viewed then so be it.  The more unusual ones tend to indicate a creative open-mindedness that appeals to the writer in me but plain, simple head shots have their own appeal in a proffesional manner.  I have changed mine multiple times but it's almost always an actual picture of me.  They have all represented me in one way or another but usually when I change it, it's because I took a better photo that I like more than the last.  big_smile

  25. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 5 years ago

    Well, when I see a giant cross or an eagle draped in a flag, I pretty well know what to expect and usually get it.

    So, yeah, I am  affected by some icons.

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    mine irritates me as i am constipated not kissing

    sad

    1. bbnix profile image61
      bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      For those of us in a quite magical, somewhat delusional state, that avatar would be simply resting and readying for what will undoubtedly be the most slow, sexy, passionate, most intense, sexy (again?) kiss of her life (or she just heard of a new Steven Segal movie, but hey, whose delusional state is this...right..right that little weird guy in the corner's...bb's the name, and the HIGHEST quality delusion's are his game....)

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'm saying it again...you crazy!

        1. bbnix profile image61
          bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Only my dearest friend Cardisa understands just how much a gift my craziness is to me...unless of course we're talking about who I'm crazy about...

          Thank you, my friend...I have very little but the love in my heart...

          So that makes you...one very, very precious friend....I feel a tear coming on..time to go hide now...thank you....

          And Oh, I'm supposed to be reserved and low key in how I express my loove.....but when the hell wAs true love freakin' controllable...ever.....hmmmm...cause like there is not one person on this planet who is more in love´than me....

          thank you....

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            kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            ????????????????????????????????????????

            1. bbnix profile image61
              bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Oh Kimberly...how many know of just how crazy in love I am....

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                kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                lucky chick big_smile

                1. bbnix profile image61
                  bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  there is no luckier...I hope she truly knows that no matter what happens my life is hers....forever...

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                    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    I wish this for you too bb you deserve it

                    cool

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        yikes

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    just saying....................


    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/5723066_f248.jpg

    1. bbnix profile image61
      bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      See those thousands of petals passionate in color,,,romantic even..that's not even a tiny bit of how much in love I am.....and really....are there words strong enough....


      The funny thing about love ...it can be enough....if you just follow your heart....

  28. 0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    I need 8 followers should I offer cash?  or comments?

    1. bbnix profile image61
      bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      locked and loaded baby...not enough cash in the world can buy this...

      commenters back off this is mine....I own this freakin world...and I love like no other...

      1. 0
        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        yikes

        1. bbnix profile image61
          bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          cool

  29. 0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5682484.jpg

  30. 0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5680028.jpg

    1. 0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      man ok already chill out

      1. bbnix profile image61
        bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Chillin
        http://s4.hubimg.com/u/5757415_f248.jpg

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          kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          so lame there is no word for you man OMG!

    2. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I missed that crazy cat....been busy.

      1. 0
        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        http://s4.hubimg.com/u/5768471.jpg

  31. 0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5708176_f248.jpg

    1. bbnix profile image61
      bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      My otter looks better than this guy...

      1. 0
        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        yep drugs only explanation
        I mean I would even clean this guys kitchen TWICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  lol

      2. 0
        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        then your otter is a fake dude with a mullet cause your talking to yourself again lol

        1. bbnix profile image61
          bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Or I've just taken up drinkin' again...naaaaghhh...talking to myself way more fun..
          http://s3.hubimg.com/u/5763362_f248.jpg

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            kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol

  32. 0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5757564_f248.jpg

    1. bbnix profile image61
      bbnixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hey what are you doing in my helmet RV...

      1. 0
        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        roll

        1. mega1 profile image81
          mega1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          if you're gonna post senseless drivel, then I'm gonna join in!

          and you only need 4 followers! wow, like I'm impressed - they're probably all guys trying to get you know what!

          1. Pcunix profile image92
            Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Money? Tickets to the playoffs?

            1. mega1 profile image81
              mega1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              you know, more senseless drivel is pretty much all the guys I know here want!

              1. mega1 profile image81
                mega1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                and, by gum, that's what I'ma gonna give em, too!

              2. 0
                kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                that and Dude only accolades being so cool and all

                I'm giving every one of them a 0, with respect love lust grossness and constipation of course big_smile

          2. 0
            kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            LMFAO  lol  lol

            yikes

  33. 0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5762108.jpg

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5762116.jpg

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5762140.jpg

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/5762150.jpg



    BACK OFF THIS DUDES ALL MINE!  yikes

    ugly    10 up, 7 down
    An adjective used to describe someone not blessed by the Holy Unicorn of Spazti-Land. These people are generally hideous and extremely unpleasant to be around because they do not Believe. All ugly people have a wart at the top of their forehead that normally vanishes when they are Blessed.
    Ugly? Just look around you.

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      yikes

  37. 0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    Mega Channel
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Mega Channel

    Launched    20 November 1989
    Owned by    Teletypos S.A. (ΤΗΛΕΤΥΠΟΣ Α.Ε.)
    Picture format    4:3, 16:9 (576i, SDTV)
    Audience share    16.7% (13/6/2011 - 19/6/2011, AGB)
    Country    Greece
    Language    Greek
    Website    www.megatv.com
    Availability
    Terrestrial
    PAL    various frequencies
    DVB-T    DIGEA 02 multiplex.
    Satellite
    NOVA Greece    Channel 105
    Mega Channel, also known as Mega TV or just Mega, is a major television network in Greece. Teletypos S.A. was founded in 1989 under the name Teletypos Television Programmes S.A. and the trade name "MEGA CHANNEL."[1] It was the first private television station in Greece, launched on air in November 20, 1989.
    Mega's programming consists mainly of Greek programmes such as comedies, dramas, news, current affairs and entertainment shows. In recent years, Mega Channel has overtaken its main rival ANT1 as the most popular channel in Greece, largely due to hit shows like 50-50, Sto Para Pente' and Savvatogennimenes[citation needed].
    Mega Channel studios are located on Mesogeion Avenue in Athens. It was previously located in the town of Paeania, Attiki.

    1. mega1 profile image81
      mega1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      so, then, like I would be SO popular in Greece! dude.  I'm going there.  They have sparkling ocean and that blue, blue sky - and they dress in those cool sheets!  I could be so fine as a Greek!

      but WAIT!  don't they stone women for adultery there? or something?  And the old women have to wear those long black dresses?  and their eyebrows meet in the middle?  Like they're all Frida Kahlo?  oh well.  guess I'll just keep saving up for my trip to New Guinea.

      just joking - I love Greeks - the only Greek men I've met have been incredibly jealous and possessive though.  That's just in my experience.  I bet there are some real sweethearts there.   and I don't really believe that crap I wrote above, so don't nobody start going ballistic becuz they think I'm a racist or anti-Greek or anything

  38. 0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/5762170_f248.jpg

  39. 0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    oops better work lol

  40. aware profile image71
    awareposted 5 years ago

    Ive thought to my self . On more than one occasion.Kim's avatar is one id sure like to bang.
      these words came to me in song.

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      oh god please sing and ps you have mail cool

  41. aware profile image71
    awareposted 5 years ago

    smiles   goosebumps .   we just crashed into each other in mid air

    1. 0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      and it was f@cking fantastic
      Bang!  big_smile

  42. donotfear profile image92
    donotfearposted 5 years ago

    I bet there's a whole lot of gun control supporters out there who hate mine. Oh well, like I learned in Girl Scouts, be prepared!

  43. Bard of Ely profile image89
    Bard of Elyposted 5 years ago

    The weird looking picture of me is a real portrait painted from a photo when I did look like that! There are lots of avatars I am attracted to.

    1. 0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      always loved this one Eli smile

  44. 0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    this avatar crosses the bow fashion lines



    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/5773555_f248.jpg

    1. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol

      Kimmy you are a genius!

  45. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 5 years ago

    I had a hard time choosing whether to put my current avatar picture up, or the one from the same shoot where I was smoking and flipping the bird.  Obviously, film noir won out over personality.  ;-)

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      omg your hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  lol

  46. bbnix profile image61
    bbnixposted 5 years ago

    I love people's avatars...seriously...

    The avatar choice is a little window into one's personality, no matter a picture of themselves or not, an auto-biographical ink blot of sorts...

    but, personally, I find my own avatar hard to take, I mean who wears a fire red helmet all the freakin time.....only a nutcase, I think....and what about helmet hair? ..I mean, crimini, dude, my avatar's hair must be one messy lump of solid hair...like Donald Trump's...

  47. melbel profile image92
    melbelposted 5 years ago

    There are a few avatars that annoy me, especially the ones that pop up all over the internet, like the pic of the cat with a citrus fruit helmet. There's another repetitive avatar that's an apple, which is kind of funny because that's my avatar on Digital Point simply because I didn't care to use anything special at the time.

    Another type that annoy me are pictures of people that obviously aren't the writer. Like a picture of some random business-y looking person with a headset on. That immediately says "spammer" to me.

    I like it when people have a pic of themselves, but don't mind if people have a pic of something they enjoy, perhaps their pets or a character they relate to... it's really about representing yourself. smile

  48. Alice N Wonder profile image60
    Alice N Wonderposted 5 years ago

    I do not like the idea of using a head shot as an avatar.  I used to do this, but people are crazy and it makes me a bit nervous.  Think about it, you put your name, your location and your photo online, and any lunatic can find you...  Creepy.  Don't worry, I am new here but not one of the crazies, lol.  No, I now prefer a pen name and a curious avatar.

    Mine is a photo I took at a park.  It is not the greatest photo ever, but I like it.  It (to me) captured what I was seeing.  I was inside of this boathouse where kids apparently hang out at night or whatever.  There was an old beat up fireplace and graffiti on the walls.  It was pretty ripped up, but the contrast to what you see through the doorway is remarkable (to me).  Outside is bright and glorious with green grass, lush trees, flowers, and sunshine, all overlooking a cool and wonderful lake.  It made me feel great, so I had to keep it in my pocket, and I did...

    1. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yours is nice and I understand the caution, but I live in Jamaica so I don't think most crazy will be crazy enough to want to find me...lol

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        sista so true the craziest thing I ever saw was someone call someone crazy, knowing they were crazy!  Now that's crazy!  smile


        http://s4.hubimg.com/u/5773571_f248.jpg

        1. Cardisa profile image90
          Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          lol lol lol tongue

  49. DIYweddingplanner profile image92
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    How did I miss this thread... Hysterical! I might be stalked by someone desperate, but I like to see people's real faces!

  50. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Should I bring this one back?

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/5505538.jpg

    1. DIYweddingplanner profile image92
      DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oooh creepy!

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That's just scary! YIKES!

 
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