Let's talk about our avatars!

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  1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
    schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years ago

    So, feel free to comment on other people's avatars or ask questions, and start by commenting on Yours smile

    Me: This is really (what's her name?) oh, Katy Perry.

    1. Diane Inside profile image76
      Diane Insideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      mine is my niece and nephew they are cousins, about 3 months apart in age. Looking out the back door at grandmas.

  2. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
    schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years ago

    I love to change my avatar from time to time
    It's great fun--like many do on facebook!

    You never know what you're gonna get on here for avatars! LOL
    lol

    1. Diane Inside profile image76
      Diane Insideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah this makes about the third time I have changed mine. And I'm sure I will again soon. lol I get bored with the same one all the time.

  3. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I chose mine because I thought it represented things I wanted to express.  It's not really feminine- or masculine- associated, but the picture is kind of feminine.  That's kind of me - gender-neutral in most of my thinking/writing, but not at all gender-neutral when it comes to my "overall self"  It's got that transparent element, and I guess I like that.  It's the Earth (something we all know and love), but the picture shows in it in a kind of more ethereal way (something I guess I try to do in my non-fiction writing).  What doesn't show is the Earth Day date that's on the picture, and that date means something to me and people who know me (so it's kind of like a secret message, or something  smile ).  I don't like to change it because 1) I don't want to risk having my earnings drop if I do (who knows, they may..), 2) I like stability, or at least want to imply stability as an "Internet person", and 3) I use on other sites and kind of want it recognized (such as it is  hmm ).  (All that thought into one lousy, little, avatar, eh?  lol )

    And yet, having said all that, I'm getting pretty sick of it (and hate the color, blue anyway).  I've recently had the urge to post a real photo of me (if I can overcome my Internet-shyness about doing that).  hmm  If a picture of a flower or a keyboard shows up one of these days, you'll know I couldn't overcome the discomfort of posting a picture on the Internet.  hmm

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      wow, Lisa Hw, that's a very insigtful look into your avatar! That's sorta why I posted this thread! smile
      btw: I do like the blue and it's pretty smile

      1. Lisa HW profile image64
        Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I have the distinct feeling (to say the least) that not everyone takes his avatar on here quite as seriously I did when I choosing it (but I've never pretended to be someone who doesn't turn every last, little, thing into a big, stewing-over, deal that absolutely "must reflect what means something to me"  lol   lol

        1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
          schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          lol
          I'm actually the same way with alot of things, Lisa HW smile
          I have put much thought into many things, like you, but I guess with the avatar thing, I either: (and if you know me I love being organized when I write, in my home, etc so I use alot of bullets! lol)

          1)If it's actually me- I want the best looking pic I can find wink
          2)It could be something fun like my current pic of Katy Perry -that's her name right? lol
          3) If it's abstract-THEN I'd choose something meaningfful to me
          ................................................

  4. Friendlyword profile image61
    Friendlywordposted 8 years ago

    I think I'm a genius. I came up with the perfect name and the perfect Avatar. I'm a SOB and a few people act surprised at some of my comments. They say "You are not FRIENDLY at all! But you would think that big ugly pit bull would have givin them a clue! That was so slick! Admit it.

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hmm well friendlyword is a nice "friendly name"and the pitbull--well the avatar is small so I thought it was a bear actually.
      But I don't like pit bulls- so yeah you are a "pitbull"!

      But I wouldn't say genius,,,though tricky eh?

  5. profile image0
    TransScribblerposted 8 years ago

    Hi All.

    I am on my second pic/avatar since joining HP.
    To me, an avatar/profile pic should have some meaning to the person using it. So, my avatars/pics are of things that are relevant to me as a purple loving, transgender identifying writer.

    The first was a photo of myself as a child (boy) dressed as I have always believed that I should be... in a dress.
    The current one signifies who I am, and how I feel. I may change it again soon, but if/when that happens, it will be to another avatar/pic that represents me in some way.

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thanks Trans Scribbler!
      I agree, that's what I've been doing too, mostly up till my present one- well it does connect to me cause I like her music and I like the pic--sometimes I just want to be "someone else" for while smile lol

      I like what you said, how meaningful these things are to you.

      1. profile image0
        TransScribblerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        smile

  6. alternate poet profile image66
    alternate poetposted 8 years ago

    My avatar is the face of Leonardo da Vinci from his self portrait that illustrates the third dimension among many other things, it also (maybe) points to the fourth dimension in thinking.

    I am clearly far prettier than he was, but I am about as cocky as he looks - 'she' says !

    One thing about avatars for sure is that in choosing them we reveal more than a little about ourselves.

  7. profile image0
    blatvaposted 8 years ago

    Mine is just a picture of me  smile  I actually just took it yesterday.

  8. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 8 years ago

    Mine is a closeup of me on my wedding day.

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      aww, that's pretty! I love the idea of being married (etc) smile

      1. Denise Handlon profile image88
        Denise Handlonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's funny--that you like the 'idea' of it.   (???)  That makes me curious.

  9. Mikeydoes profile image75
    Mikeydoesposted 8 years ago

    If you couldn't guess mine is of me and my baby Brandy

  10. Joy56 profile image74
    Joy56posted 8 years ago

    avatars are windows of the soul.  I stole this flower from a hubber, i love pink i quite like roses.  Lisa do not be shy lets see ya.... this is a great thread, i will change my avatar and come back later....

    1. sofs profile image88
      sofsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      HI!  Joy where have you been you have been missed!  I love your rose,

      My avatar is the second I love purple, light make  that Light rays and purple.. I loved it at first sight!!  May be I'll change sometime later!

  11. MPG Narratives profile image61
    MPG Narrativesposted 8 years ago

    My avatar is my logo which I have used for years as a freelance writer. I communicate so I thought it was appropriate.

    I enjoy looking at people's avatars, some are very creative, I especially love the animal ones. smile

  12. timorous profile image83
    timorousposted 8 years ago

    I started out with a photo of my friend's cat 'Buster'.  The small, postage-stamp size in Hubpages didn't do the picture justice.  It's one my best, and favourite animal photos.

    The next one was a blue spiral staircase, one of several photos I received from kimberlyslyrics (thanks Kim smile)...I've no idea where she gets them.   I don't think it signifies anything..I just liked the look of it.

    The present 'feet' photo is also via Kimberly. I suppose it implies a certain shyness, or 'timorous' nature.  Although I'm a bit shy, I'm not painfully so.  I enjoy writing here, and chatting with all you Hubbalicious peeps. smile

    p.s.  Of course if you read this thread a few months from now, some of the avatar insights won't make sense anymore...oh well.

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      true true! lol

  13. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years ago

    ...me, when i was younger...and i guess now too....

  14. MissE profile image82
    MissEposted 8 years ago

    Just me, myself, and I.  I have wondered if I should change it to something different than just my pic.....be more...mysterious.  Hmmmmmmm.........

  15. katiem2 profile image58
    katiem2posted 8 years ago

    Just me, myself and I  big_smile

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i like it smile

    2. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like it too--very scholary, I must add.  smile

  16. GmaGoldie profile image76
    GmaGoldieposted 8 years ago

    May avatar is currently a piece of artwork from Erte.  In the past, I have had the real me and a photo of Doris Day.  Sad to say too many people thought I looked like Doris Day - it was simply a quick pick and I was too much in a hurry to work on this.

    I plan on updating my avatar with the real me - with a couple of surprises - stay tune!!!

  17. profile image0
    3 Finger Readerposted 8 years ago

    Mine is a picture of a stuffed Koala bear that I got as a Christmas present when I was 5 years old.  Not having much imagination, or maybe as an an indication of my future pragmatism, I named him "Koala." 

    He became my most beloved toy and I carried him with me everywhere.  I once left him outside overnight, and when I realized that I had, I rushed outside in bare feet, running across chilled grass that felt like ice blades just to find him.
    I've had him for a long time, and he's one of my most important possessions.

    I chose him to represent me because I associate him with my most basic self, the innocent that still lives inside me somewhere.  Writing is very intimate, it's like you're transfering your self to the page, so I thought he was an appropriate representation of that.

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I was given a special teddybear from Germany when my oldest sister went there in highschool. It's still in my parents house, and I loved it.

    2. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Cool, 3 finger reader.

    3. profile image0
      TransScribblerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Beautiful! I wish I still had my teddy... got him when I was born, but disappeared when I was about 18.
      Oh... as an Aussie, I feel it my patriotic duty to point out that koalas are not bears roll

  18. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    me, myself and I taken Dec 2009

    1. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like it.  You are very pretty...don't think you like like a dark horse at all !  LOL  (I'm kidding, I hope you know)  smile

  19. profile image0
    selrachposted 8 years ago

    I have put my foot in my mouth so many times in my life I decided to put my mouth on my foot.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL   That's a good one!  LOL

  20. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Me. Me me me me. And a bat. The moon. Some mood lighting.

    The spider wasn't invited roll

    1. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Funny!  How did the spider come to visit then???  smile

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

        It wasn't visiting. The word implies some sort of expectation.

        It gatecrashed.

        Took me forever to get the damn bat in-frame, just at the right moment. Then of course the moon was on the prowl. And don't get me started on the frog dropping aspect.

        It would've been a perfect shot ... if there had been a distinct lack of arachnid sneakiness neutral

  21. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 8 years ago

    Mine is a photo I took at the Norfolk, VA Botanical Garden Butterfly exhibit in the Summer of '09. Butterflies are one of my 'totems' and have had a special meaning for me.  Besides their variety in color and designs they represent transformation.  I feel that as long as we are living we are always changing...hopefully to a lighter state, like the butterfly.

    1. profile image0
      klarawieckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Denise, that's a monarch butterfly. They grow in my garden all year around. I have their host plant and plenty of flowers so they never leave. They are beautiful!

      1. Denise Handlon profile image88
        Denise Handlonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I know, Klara, and I LOVE them. They are beautiful-and delicate (well, I suppose all butterflies are)  I wish I could create a butterfly garden where I live, but we are renting and there is not much room to grow anything.

  22. mega1 profile image76
    mega1posted 8 years ago

    My favorite flower (right now) - sunflower close up taken in the garden a couple weeks ago - I'm not feeling as adventurous as last year this time when I was posting all kinds of sexy avatars - I still have them in my avatar folder waiting to break out for the holidays . . .

  23. profile image0
    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    mine is a hockey game I went to...I switch between a jeep (my car), me sitting on a beach and a left handed bottle cap

  24. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 8 years ago

    Mine is from one of my first hubs!  It seems to piss off the religious folks for some reason!  But some think it suits me well!

    1. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's funny....."could it be ---- S A T A N ?"    (S.N.L. reference, in case you don't watch it--it's from way back though)

 
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