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« Topic Start: July 05, 2007, 01:54:58 pm »

A lot of full members have personalized avatars: some are photos, some are illustrations, some are typography or calligraphy; some are self-portraits, some are animals, some are abstract designs; some are totems or carry other spiritual meaning, others may not. All, if they're personalized, say something about you.

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I used photos of eagles, my totem, in my signature on the old board, but something more abstract seemed to lend itself better to the smaller image size of the avatars on this new board. So the eagle became a silhouette, in flight because it better reflects my pagan moniker ("al ta'ir" is Arabic for "the flyer," meaning a bird).

I like to think of the light source in the pic in two ways. In the first, the eagle is flying into the sun, which captures the idea of flying high and also the mystical role of eagles in many cultures as the messenger of the gods, going between the heavens (the spiritual realm) and the earth (the mundane world). In the second, the eagle is that formed by the constellation Aquila, and the light source is Altair, that constellation's brightest star.
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« Reply #1: July 05, 2007, 02:04:41 pm »

So tell us about your avatar!

Not much to say about mine.  It's a sun.  Apollo is my Patron.  That's about all there is to it.  Smiley  I have the same design (minus the flames) tattooed on my right shoulder and have used it elsewhere as religious symbolism as well.  The basic design was clip art I found somewhere and latched onto, though I added the flames at the center.
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« Reply #2: July 05, 2007, 03:42:35 pm »

So tell us about your avatar!

It's of actress Claudia Black, aka Aeryn Sun.  I picked it partly because I think she's lovely, physically (a girl crush of the highest degree......).  In interviews, she strikes me as open and frank, but there's a sense of gentleness too.  I think it's mostly that she seems to embody that idea of the ultimate tough girl with a soft side.  She also seems very aware of the world and herself. That's what I aspire to, so it's also there as a reminder and inspiration.
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« Reply #3: July 05, 2007, 04:00:13 pm »

So tell us about your avatar!

Mine is of me.  honest, that's a pic of me.

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well, the flame symbolizes Flamekeeping.  the wings .. um, that I like wings.  the sardonic quirk of the eyebrow?  pure coincidence, I swear. Wink

the wee widdle baby?  um ......... *looks guilty* I ain't saying! Cheesy  (but he's trying to crawl into the clean laundry as we speak ....)
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« Reply #4: July 05, 2007, 04:02:30 pm »

So tell us about your avatar!

My green butterfly comes from the wallpaper that BardicStorm created for me years and years ago.  I use the butterfly as my symbol in LJ also.  Green is one of my favorite colors and the butterfly has always been a creature that fascinated me.
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« Reply #5: July 05, 2007, 04:04:29 pm »

So tell us about your avatar!

Mine is of my chihuahua Shadey Bear.  I actually have 13 pet chihuahuas, but he is my special baby Smiley  Besides, if I used a pic of my daughter she would get me! LOL

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« Reply #6: July 05, 2007, 04:12:47 pm »

the wee widdle baby?  um ......... *looks guilty* I ain't saying! Cheesy  (but he's trying to crawl into the clean laundry as we speak ....)

I really should try to find you a toddler to go in there instead of the baby, now that Darius is getting bigger...
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« Reply #7: July 05, 2007, 04:43:16 pm »

So tell us about your avatar!

I'm a just a cat-lover and at work, I'd tune into LiveJournal's cat_macros community to keep me sane during the day. The pic for my avatar is one of my favorites that got posted. Smiley
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« Reply #8: July 05, 2007, 04:58:56 pm »

So tell us about your avatar!

The waterfall that I use for an avatar is one of my favorite places on the planet.  You can't see it in the picture, but they're large enough that you can walk behind them (and there are caves underneath as well).  It's a powerful place and one where I go when I need to reconnect. 
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« Reply #9: July 05, 2007, 05:18:50 pm »


So tell us about your avatar!

Well, mine is a photo of me.  Pretty simple. Smiley  I forget the exact circumstances of it, but I imagine it was a halloween night a year or two ago.  Possibly a little more.  I enjoy 'gothing up', but now I'm older I prefer to reserve it for 'appropriate' occasions - and eally halloween is the only time I feel able to get away with it these days.  When I was younger I pretty much did some eyeliner whenever I was going out.

Plus I like flirting, and it's easier to flirt with people when you look 'normal.'
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« Reply #10: July 05, 2007, 05:27:22 pm »

So tell us about your avatar!

My avatar is a picture a friend gave me that I've always loved. The first time I saw it, I thought of Brighid, and have used it since.
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« Reply #11: July 05, 2007, 05:44:28 pm »

So tell us about your avatar!

There's not really a lot to tell. It's a reduced version of my sig image from the old board. It's an ancient Greek coin with an owl image (for Athena).
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« Reply #12: July 05, 2007, 05:58:43 pm »

So tell us about your avatar!

NOt a lot again,

I actually made it from a bike helmet sticker design, which I recolered, resized, chopped up and then recoloured and copied again.

The flames (obvious) symbolise the flamekeeping, and the colours are teh ones I always felt best displayed my own contrasts. I only wear black and blue, To the extent someone once accused me of not knowing any other colours exist. However ALL of my personally coloured "artistic" items start out red (role play game avatars etc), and only get recoloured if I need them to be some other colour for some reason.

The Com W is pure practicallity - It's my logon ID and what shows up in the Chat. That way people recognise it as being me - which is good.


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« Reply #13: July 05, 2007, 06:41:40 pm »

So tell us about your avatar!

Yews are special to me.  Especially the female fruit-bearers.  There's some spirituality attached to this, but mostly I'm just really into plants and yews are one of my faves.

Also, my online nickname has always been some version of "yew".  I'm a Taurus.  Consistency matters.  Wink

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« Reply #14: July 05, 2007, 07:02:10 pm »

A lot of full members have personalized avatars: some are photos, some are illustrations, some are typography or calligraphy; some are self-portraits, some are animals, some are abstract designs; some are totems or carry other spiritual meaning, others may not. All, if they're personalized, say something about you.

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Well.... I'm still toying around in Photoshop for the right avatar.

At the moment, I have a small "square button" that has a purple background and a very lovely starburst (which is actually made of two layers of gradients, believe it or not). My name is scribed across it, well, 'cause it's my name. LOL. Purple's one of my two favorite colors - the other is blue. I did one in blue but the purple just looked better, more softer.

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