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#16    Abramelin

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 03:27 PM

Long ago I regularly posted on some board that is gone now.

I remember one of the regulars changed his avatar into a little girl with a ball in her hands.

Unbelievable as it sounds, he was being accused of being a pedophile and a child molester, just because of that avatar.

But... the avatar was a photo of a girl that showed up as some ghost child in the movie "The Shining", and.. it was supposed to be scary.

Soon it was clear the one attacking the guy using this avatar was just trying to change the topic of the discussion to an attack on the personality of the guy with the child avatar. The 'attacker' did not know how to 'win' the disussion, and so deviated to defaming his opponent.

Now I am not saying Repoman was out to defame Sarah Snow (to me it looked harmless, and nothing more than a bit of teasing), but it does happen often, here, and on other boards.






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Posted 23 June 2009 - 04:04 PM

I like Sarah's skating avatar, it's cheerful to look at.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 11:22 AM

while the avatar of the skating girl is absolutely not obscene, it is obscenely perky. ie. annoying, a hinderance, eyesore if you will.  this was an obvious joke. is someone outraged that repoman threatened the safety and well being of animation? light the torches, ready the rope. gonna be sum fun t'nite boys!!  with that said, i would like to put sarahs avatar in an air canon and launch it into an acid ocean. if the skating animation pixel-damsel happens to make it to shore, then i will shoot it with a gun that shoots goldfish with mime makeup painted on. then i would.....ohh never mind! really, i would like for my avatar to arm wrestle hers till they both fall asleep.

it looks like the upper hand, is on the other foot.

i guess they would say we could set this world ablaze

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 04:34 PM

View PostCausticGnostic, on Jun 11 2009, 08:16 AM, said:

I think it's ironic that Repoman, whose avatar takes a laudable and humorous stand against censorship, is effectively arguing that Sarah Snow's adorable little jam-jar skater should be censored. . . .
That was very well said.

I think there's nothing wrong or bad at all with the cute little perky skater, it's uplifting actually lol. :)


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Posted 01 August 2009 - 09:35 PM

View Postwitchfinder general, on Aug 1 2009, 11:22 AM, said:

while the avatar of the skating girl is absolutely not obscene, it is obscenely perky. ie. annoying, a hinderance, eyesore if you will.  this was an obvious joke. is someone outraged that repoman threatened the safety and well being of animation? light the torches, ready the rope. gonna be sum fun t'nite boys!!  with that said, i would like to put sarahs avatar in an air canon and launch it into an acid ocean. if the skating animation pixel-damsel happens to make it to shore, then i will shoot it with a gun that shoots goldfish with mime makeup painted on. then i would.....ohh never mind! really, i would like for my avatar to arm wrestle hers till they both fall asleep.

This from a person with an avatar that's--what is that, exactly? a freakin' muppet?!

I also notice that nobody is complaining about that one Member's avatar that had an animated person slamming his head against his keyboard until his head gorily explodes and his bloody eyeball is yo-yoing back and forth.  That's not obscene?  Or what about the Member with the disgusting and offensive user name, Babiestastegood?  I think some people here at UM have ther priorities all fouled up.

Edited by CausticGnostic, 01 August 2009 - 09:39 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2009 - 09:43 PM

View PostHugh, on Aug 1 2009, 04:34 PM, said:

That was very well said.

I think there's nothing wrong or bad at all with the cute little perky skater, it's uplifting actually lol. :)

Thanks, Hugh.  See? Even I can occasionally post something that isn't snide, offensive, or mean-spirited!  It takes some extra effort, and it's not as much fun, but I can manage it if I put what my passes for my mind to it.  :)

Edited by CausticGnostic, 01 August 2009 - 09:45 PM.


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Posted 03 August 2009 - 03:24 AM

View Postwitchfinder general, on Aug 1 2009, 12:22 PM, said:

while the avatar of the skating girl is absolutely not obscene, it is obscenely perky. ie. annoying, a hinderance, eyesore if you will.  this was an obvious joke. is someone outraged that repoman threatened the safety and well being of animation? light the torches, ready the rope. gonna be sum fun t'nite boys!!  with that said, i would like to put sarahs avatar in an air canon and launch it into an acid ocean. if the skating animation pixel-damsel happens to make it to shore, then i will shoot it with a gun that shoots goldfish with mime makeup painted on. then i would.....ohh never mind! really, i would like for my avatar to arm wrestle hers till they both fall asleep.

Bring on the arm-wrestling, Master Hopkins!  :P

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 05:54 AM

one rule: loser buys breakfast!

it looks like the upper hand, is on the other foot.

i guess they would say we could set this world ablaze

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 07:26 AM

My money's on the Jam-Jar Skater!  I think she can take you, Witchfinder! She's tougher than she looks, that little darlin'!  And if she breaks out a hockey stick, I'll give odds of 5 to 1!  :)

Edited by CausticGnostic, 03 August 2009 - 07:28 AM.


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Posted 03 August 2009 - 07:37 AM

If she breaks out a hockey stick the best advice to her opponent would be "turn to vapor". Otherwise it's going to hurt like hell.

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 07:47 AM

View Postcormac mac airt, on Aug 3 2009, 08:37 AM, said:

If she breaks out a hockey stick the best advice to her opponent would be "turn to vapor". Otherwise it's going to hurt like hell.

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You got that right! And there's nothing more embarrassing than getting your butt kicked by a cute little skater wielding a big stick!


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Posted 04 August 2009 - 09:09 AM

View PostCausticGnostic, on Aug 2 2009, 07:35 AM, said:

This from a person with an avatar that's--what is that, exactly? a freakin' muppet?!

I also notice that nobody is complaining about that one Member's avatar that had an animated person slamming his head against his keyboard until his head gorily explodes and his bloody eyeball is yo-yoing back and forth.  That's not obscene?  Or what about the Member with the disgusting and offensive user name, Babiestastegood?  I think some people here at UM have ther priorities all fouled up.

Ha Ha Ha I love that avatar! I can empathize with it :lol:

And what the hell is wrong with Sarah Snow's avatar? It's cute, I like it! And it suits her username perfectly IMO.

Heck some people might even find my avatar more offensive! But oh well.......I love my wolf. ^_^

Edited by Moon Minion, 04 August 2009 - 09:09 AM.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 09:28 AM

View PostMoon Minion, on Aug 4 2009, 09:09 AM, said:

Ha Ha Ha I love that avatar! I can empathize with it :lol:

And what the hell is wrong with Sarah Snow's avatar? It's cute, I like it! And it suits her username perfectly IMO.

Heck some people might even find my avatar more offensive! But oh well.......I love my wolf. ^_^

So do I.  My last dog was half timber wolf and she was as sweet-natured an animal as one can imagine.  Smart, too!  Wolves are awesome creatures that have been too often--and falsely!--maligned.


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Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:01 AM

View PostCausticGnostic, on Aug 4 2009, 07:28 PM, said:

So do I.  My last dog was half timber wolf and she was as sweet-natured an animal as one can imagine.  Smart, too!  Wolves are awesome creatures that have been too often--and falsely!--maligned.

I watched a program once about a man who went and came in contact with a wild pack of wolves, they practically took him in, once they saw he was no threat. And oh my goodness they are such fascinating creatures, and they work together like a family. Though I think in nowadays a lot of people have a lot more respect then fear for wolves. In the past people perhaps just didn't understand them, and only saw the vicious wild side of their nature.
I love werewolves too, obviously, which is both the reason for my avatar and user name. (I know their not real lol) but I'm disappointed with a lot of adaptions lately, as the person's focus is more on their new 'skills', abilities and blood thirst, rather then their new 'wolf-like' traits molding into their personality. Which could be very fascinating IMO if done right. Seeing as there is more to wolves then blood lust.
But that's getting too far off topic... :lol:

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:05 AM

my cousin had a wolf hybrid and he was huge. if i went over to his house at night and didnt see Link (the wolf/pooch) he would let out a small howl. stopped my heart every time. awesome pet, but he'd drag goats into the yard. yummy!

it looks like the upper hand, is on the other foot.

i guess they would say we could set this world ablaze

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