Your avitar?

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  1. Jane@CM profile image58
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    Some of you have some great avatars, where do you find them?  Obviously they are cartoon or minimized photographs, but still very cool - I need something new & not me smile

    1. tobey100 profile image60
      tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I started out with a cartoon animal I thought best represented my personality.  It was a goofy lookin' moose.  currently I'm using a cropped photo rather than show my whole face.

      I was gonna show you my moose but I can't add the image for some reason.  Never tried before....................

      1. Lily Rose profile image85
        Lily Roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Is that really you?  That doesn't look like the face of a 55 year old man with 5 kids!  I like it, though!

        Mine's me.

        1. tobey100 profile image60
          tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yep, it's me.  That pic is from about 9 or 10 years ago.  Still look the same but the hair's definitely grayer.  No wrinkles yet but I'm sure they're on the way

      2. Daniel Carter profile image74
        Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Okay, tobey, I just CAN'T resist....
        Your moose???
        That just sounds too much like a euphemism.

        For the record though, your avatar is very cool. Well done.

        Lots of very good avatars here! Mine? Not so good. Taken in a kitchen at a gathering on New Year's Eve. Need to work on it....

        1. tobey100 profile image60
          tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Daniel, Daniel.  It's you, so it's all good.  I had to use an old pic cause I'm always the one taking the pictures.  Never get in 'em.  I had to retire the moose, he was getting more comments than I was.

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Hey Jane,

    http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/community/fanart/

    This is where I got a lot of mine from. smile

    1. Jane@CM profile image58
      Jane@CMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Cool, off to check it out!

      Tobey, I'd love to see your moose lol  you might have to resize him/her smile

      1. tobey100 profile image60
        tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'd love to post him in a response but I can't figure out how to include a picture on a forum response?????

        1. Jane@CM profile image58
          Jane@CMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Look at formatting tips on the lower left side when replying, if you figure out how to add the picture in a response - good for you!  I've tried it and it never works lol

          Cags...I need another site, while those are cool pictures, I'm far to old for them & they don't speak to me :lol

          1. Cagsil profile image81
            Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Jane, I am 41 myself. lol lol lol

            1. Jane@CM profile image58
              Jane@CMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              I have seven years on you lol

              I'm going to go play in photoshop now with my own pictures smile  I photograph nature, so I guess I should use my own images!

              1. Norah Casey profile image67
                Norah Caseyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                I like that idea! My avatar is a vector graphic my boyfriend created based on a picture of me. It is a slightly different spin on a photograph, but it is still representative of the original.

                1. wyanjen profile image80
                  wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  It's very cool Norah


                  There is a site for freelance photographers that has very reasonably priced stock photos (I use at work) and a big section of free stock photos (I use here)

                  http://www.dreamstime.com
                  (It's kinda like the "HubPages" of the photography world...)
                  My mug avatar is from dreamstime.
                  The free stock pics usually need a little touch-up in Photoshop, but overall they are good quality.

        2. NewYorker profile image58
          NewYorkerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Try finding the IMG code.

    2. emievil profile image76
      emievilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's a great link Cags! Thanks for the link smile.

      On the topic - one of my avatars (the witch one), I downloaded from the Internet. The rest came from our camera, especially the ones of my niece smile.

      I don't upload my own pic for personal reasons so if you don't want to trust me because there's something fishy about me, that's up to you lol.

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You're welcome Emie. smile

  3. DevinG profile image60
    DevinGposted 8 years ago

    Since I know you all love my panda wink, I will tell you where I got it. I searched in Google for a Panda plush. I have it as my use pic because I think pandas are awesome.

  4. The Rope profile image55
    The Ropeposted 8 years ago

    If you aren't a photographer yourself, ask your friends!  I bet someone you know has a great photo (or collection) that you fall in love with.  If it's still in print form, take it to a local and have it transferred to a disk.  Easy and personal...  Good luck!

    DUH, just read the rest of the thread, sorry I must have missed it.  YES!  Use your own - a great inspiration whenever you're on line!

  5. profile image0
    Deborah Sextonposted 8 years ago

    Personally, I don't understand why people use Avatars. No one could ever really get to know you.
    I guess it's true what Oscar Wilde wrote:
    "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth"

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      sorry deborah, i see no logic in that assumption. how does anyone know if that is really you? we get to know each other through our words, our communication, not by the image in the avatar.

      1. profile image0
        Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Really?? To me you will always be a cartoon. SO YOU BELIEVE THEIR PHOTOS COULD BE FAKE, BUT NOT THEIR WORDS. How deep.
        See I was saying real pictures not fake ones, or did you miss that? Seeing someones face can reveal a lot about them.
        But you're right if that's what you want to be.

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          that's why now I only show my body. My face has revealed enough already ! lol

          1. profile image0
            Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I like the pictures showing your face. I was finally able to see the person I was arguing with smile..

          2. Friendlyword profile image60
            Friendlywordposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I CANT TAKE IT!!! (fainted)

            1. tantrum profile image60
              tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              lol
              hi friendly ! big_smile

    2. wychic profile image87
      wychicposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'd have to disagree with that...people generally choose avatars that are just as representative of them (if not more) than their real faces. For me, I met and got to know my husband long before either one of us knew what the other looked like, and were already talking about permanent arrangements before we saw each other's pictures. Luckily we were both thrilled with what we saw, but we both agree that it's just icing on the cake, we fell in love with each other's minds, not the bodies that always change.

      1. profile image0
        Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        OK but we're not talking about a love connection.

        1. wychic profile image87
          wychicposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Love and friendship both start in the same place, one just goes a little further tongue. My point is, I don't believe someone has to actually see someone's face to know whether or not they can trust them, faces tell so little of a person.

          1. drej2522 profile image83
            drej2522posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            valid point...in fact, it doesn't matter one way or another, especially a picture...pffft

            damnit, okay, this is the last post on this thread for sure...hrmmm smile

            1. wychic profile image87
              wychicposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Are you SURE about that? ...okay okay, that just seems to be the one way to get people to stick around big_smile

  6. profile image0
    blatvaposted 8 years ago

    I just use pictures of me :3

  7. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    You Can Shop @ my place Jane..... What would you like? hmm

    I'll email you a couple of goodies if you wish? smile

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      funny, I just started giggling after I looked at your avatar in another post, PD 

      it's just... funny.

      of course people can get to know use by using an avatar... how silly to say.

      1. Pearldiver profile image81
        Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Your two choices are legendary. smile
        I know what happens when I put my pup up as avatar.
        My Samurai... makes them all think I'm Grumpy lol

        1. rebekahELLE profile image86
          rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          they're both so opposite and yet the real you comes through.

          I guess everyone just needs to watch the last samurai or go read some of your haiku.

  8. profile image0
    Maximus591posted 8 years ago

    Avatars are ego extensions.

    An ego isn't who you are but what you would like to be.  Avatars give expression to the ego.

    ... as Freud would say if he was still alive, which he's not. 

    Also, Avatar's can be used as masks to hide behind.

    Never trust someone with an avatar. There's something fishy about them.

    1. wyanjen profile image80
      wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      really?
      http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-char136.gif

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol lol

      2. profile image0
        Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Avatars are used for only a few reasons. 1. They have no way to upload a photo 2. They don't want to show who they are, maybe they feel fat, ugly or feel people won't like who they really are. 3. They love to play around.

      3. Pearldiver profile image81
        Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I think that advice would depend on where and how you raised!
        Where I come from people tend to generalise about those (like yourself) that Tilt to the Left. big_smile

        It is also said to reflect one's inability to be honest.... but we don't insult fish by making reference to them with Left Tilters! lol

    2. RedElf profile image89
      RedElfposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Did someone say "Fish"? Where? Here fishy, fishy!

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol lol

      2. profile image0
        Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        here I am!!

        1. frogdropping profile image85
          frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I already had my avatar Jane. Can't remember where it came from now. I have two, the one I use and a similar one which my son used. Mine fits my rather silly hub name smile



          Or froggy.

    3. profile image0
      Ghost32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Huh.  I use my own pic by choice, but there are lots of folks out there with avatars I trust to the max.  Not to mention, what did Freud know?  He had as many hangups and self-deluding mental veils as the next dude.  Sure, it's true enough that avatars can be used as masks to hide behind...but so can faces.  big_smile

    4. Black Lilly profile image60
      Black Lillyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A few months ago you were using some pretty young girls' picture as your avatar...or was it you there or your..ehm..ego extension?
      I'm confused.

  9. profile image0
    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 8 years ago

    mine is not great, it is a part of a photo of me and my family..I was not dressed nice and my hair was not done as usual...one of my best friends died that morning in an accident, I could not cancel on the family so I had to do my best, grin and bear it...


    but I actually do not care what my avatar is...I would be fine with a simple and generic smiley face!

  10. Jane@CM profile image58
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    My, my such a tantalizing read from just a mere little question! HA!

    After great consideration, I've decided I don't like how I look and am going to keep playing with photoshop - as Nora mentioned, its a fun twist to your own self smile

    Pearl, I like you dog, its cute.

    Back to your regular scheduled programming, I'm off to write something fishy. Smoked Salmon? Walleye? How 'bout a trout with one eye?? lol

  11. RedElf profile image89
    RedElfposted 8 years ago

    If we're going to play at amateur psychologist, an avatar can say more about a person than their picture, if you bother to read their work and get to know them.

    I just like kitties big_smilebig_smilebig_smile

    Now, about that fish...

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Them kitties like little fishies. lol lol lol they just suck those bad boy up and spit out the bones. lol lol you get 'em RedElf. smile tongue

    2. Ivorwen profile image70
      Ivorwenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Very, very true!

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Ivorwen, what's up? smile

        1. Ivorwen profile image70
          Ivorwenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'm sitting under my sun lamp, thinking about heading to bed.  How are you?  smile

          1. Cagsil profile image81
            Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I'm contemplating the same thing of heading to bed. I'm doing well. I guess I'm more bored than anything else. smile Thank you for asking. smile

            1. Ivorwen profile image70
              Ivorwenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Good night!  See you tomorrow.  Hope you overcome that boredom.  smile

  12. H.C Porter profile image79
    H.C Porterposted 8 years ago

    I have used a few pictures that are not my photograph-
    all of which were sketches or paintings that i created, so they were just as much a part of who I am as my face...

    1. profile image0
      Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      And I agree they are as much a part of you.
      What I am saying is you can read someone's face.
      Faces, even in photos, are a part of Body Language.

  13. profile image0
    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    I use either pictures of me or pictures I have taken...I switch between 3 or 4 during a couple month time frame

  14. marcel285 profile image64
    marcel285posted 8 years ago

    Why don't you take a pic of a close up of you're eye, like mine? Just an idea..eye's are the windows to the soul..i wonder how many people believe that? I do. Every eye is different, but it's not exactly an original idea is it? An oldie but a goldie, i think though.

  15. theirishobserver. profile image59
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    nominations are closing for avitar smile

  16. Jane@CM profile image58
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    Maybe we should have a hubbers fish pond lol

    1. profile image0
      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol could be a new category in the forums?

  17. wychic profile image87
    wychicposted 8 years ago

    Personally, I use my own pictures in avatars only because some of the sites I write on require it for people to be featured on the site. On the Long Hair Community I have a pic of the back of my head, and on Koko's I have a picture of one of my goldfish. Trust me, if you don't have a picture of some kind of fish on Koko's people look at you really weird...they might even start to suspect you aren't really a fish person.

  18. myownworld profile image78
    myownworldposted 8 years ago

    I think one's 'avatar is completely one's personal choice...and I wish we wouldn't 'judge'..or 'sum up' the other person on it's basis. I use my real pic (taken recently, laptop cam, no effects etc.) and  I often find people doing the same to me. Personally, I really don't care what someone's avatar is: it's their writing that interests me - all else is secondary in front of it! smile

    1. profile image0
      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      im so sick of the avitar fights
      its 100 percent stupid to think you can trust a picture of any sort. I agree with MOW, for me its the writing that I enjoy, but even then....trust?

      1. myownworld profile image78
        myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        big_smile stay with the forum fights...and soon we'll put you in the right MOOD! Ha ha....!

        1. profile image0
          Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          im stuck as a mermaid for some time...
          being the lying coward I am....
          a mouse chewed off the end of my phone cord, I cant acess hp with my computer till tomorrow...cant change my pic...

      2. profile image0
        Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm not fighting and I'm not stupid, it's an opinion like yours. ...But hey...big_smile

    2. drej2522 profile image83
      drej2522posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm in love with your avatar pic, MOW...so, how's that for personal??

      1. myownworld profile image78
        myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        very personal. but I guess I can make an exception now and then! wink

    3. profile image0
      Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, who said anything about rights? And judging?
      So we both have our own opinions..imagine that.
      You have to understand that when someone thinks differently from you, it's not judging.

      1. myownworld profile image78
        myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        chill deobrah...that was in answer to some of the other comments above...not you. smile

        1. profile image0
          Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Chill? I'm not heated up...Stating a fact. You generalized it so how is someone to know?

          Deborah

  19. drej2522 profile image83
    drej2522posted 8 years ago

    oy!!! ladies, ladies...just strip and mud wrestle already, geeeez! smile

    1. myownworld profile image78
      myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      (((I don't get into arguments, muddy or otherwise, so see u in another thread! wink))

      1. drej2522 profile image83
        drej2522posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        (shrugs) K...I don't really get the argu...the 'discussion'...it seems really odd, is all.

        (salutes) And now I'm booting myself out of the thread wink

  20. Daniel Carter profile image74
    Daniel Carterposted 8 years ago

    I woke my avatar up and tried to send him to work in my place but he refused.
    I so fired his sorry butt.
    So I'm shopping...

  21. Sa Toya profile image71
    Sa Toyaposted 8 years ago

    Well if I'm not using a real pic like ow, I use pin ups, I've got a thing for them...photobuckets pretty good for fun pics smile

  22. Ann Nonymous profile image60
    Ann Nonymousposted 8 years ago

    I tried to find one that would add some "mystery" to my already mysterious name! hahaha...Ann Nonymous is my name, and staying anonymous is my game! Hence the question mark with a figurine avatar!!!!! It's just some random clipart but it works for me!

  23. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    You know the biggest joke about the thread is that Jane@CM only started it to get a place to get more avatars for using on her Hub profile.

    It's ridiculous that this thread has gotten so far off course. It's unbelieveable.

    WOW!


    @Sa Toya, thank you for at least answering the thread. smile

    1. myownworld profile image78
      myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ...surprised??  Has ever a thread on HP stayed on course?....now THAT would be the real surprise....! wink

 
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