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#1    shephardess


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:37 PM

I collect and restore dolls, I chose this picture of a Chinese Barbie doll because she is one of my favorites and because she looks calm and collected, attributes I wish to cultivate in myself.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:42 PM

A colleague of mine said that when he saw a picture of a three toed foot he would have seen everything, so I photoshopped him one. Been using it as my avatar ever since.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:00 PM

I chose mine because I am a huge fan of the rock group Rush.  2112 is my favorite album of all time.  I like the symbolism of this picture as it relates to the story of 2112.  The "Red Star" represents the Temple...the priests...aka...the establishment.  The "starman" is pressing against and trying to hold it back....I like that symbolism of resisting the establishment.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:07 PM

I change my avatar quite often but I've stuck with this little fellow for a while just because he makes me smile :D

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:08 PM

I chose mine because it's from Doctor Who and it expresses perfectly my first reaction to 90% of what I read here.

I must not fear. Fear is the Mind-Killer. It is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and to move through me. And when it is gone I will turn the inner eye to see it's path.
When the fear is gone, there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:09 PM

Many folk seem to think that my avatar is the symbol of Re(Ra) in the Egyptian pantheon of gods, but it is actually the symbol of the god Thoth, the god of the Moon, magic, writing, and knowledge.  One of my patron deities.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:41 PM

I change my Avs often and they usually have some allusion to water since I live near the coast and love the water.  But the current one reflects my absolute love of dogs and especially Beagles :)  I actually had been considering changing it to a pic of my puppy Fred but had decided not to because his face was almost identical to Yam's dog AV.  Only Fred was all Black.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:48 PM


Because I'm such an angel. :innocent:

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:04 PM

Because I like pictures of beautiful scenery. And I know this one is fake, but I still like the colors.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:36 AM

Mine is always of one of our pets. This time it's Aussie one of dads Water Dragons

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:18 AM

Because that guy in my avatar pic is awesome ....

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:22 AM

First one, and one I had the longest was our Wolf Sakari...

Second one, was Myself and Sakari.....

Third was the second longest....Myself and My ex Motorcycle.

Current one......I had a recent scare, and battle with a malignent Melanoma. Had Cancer surgery, and I am fine now. Changed my life....This Avatar will stay for a very long time.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 02:39 AM

I used to us a GIF of Zarkor and Zerak, my space alien friends, but now It's Big Brother from a "1984" movie. I just think it's appropriate right now, and maybe for the foreseeable future. I'm not a pessimist, though I think we should remain aware of the world we now live in, and its possibilities for good or for not-so-good.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 03:10 AM

I'm a sci-fi fan, and my favourite movies was Star Wars. Thus a favourite quote of mine is "come too the dark side of the Force".  I just find a child-like juxtaposition of this in the sense going to the Dark Side so I can get cookies.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:10 AM

It fitted the required dimensions... ha!

Mostly because Conrad Veidt is awesome. Conrad Veidt photoshopped as a villain one of his roles inspired: priceless.

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