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TheNosh
August 21st, 2009, 09:01 AM
every now and then i see avatars, and i wonder if they have any significance and where/what they're from. i figured i could make a place for everyone to explain their avatar if the would like.

and yes, i realise that this is probably a bad time for this given the whole squirrel invasion thing, but oh well.


as for mine, it started as sort of a cross between the triforce from legend of zelda (in case anyone doesn't know, thats a video game)
then i started adding some other things from the game; the master sword, a fairy, and the hearts used to display health.

cariboo
August 21st, 2009, 09:05 AM
Mine is the view from my backyard with one of those darn squirrels getting in the way. :)

TheNosh
August 21st, 2009, 09:19 AM
Mine is the view from my backyard with one of those darn squirrels getting in the way. :)

...i want your back yard

t0p
August 21st, 2009, 09:19 AM
Mine is America Jara from the Judge Dredd Megazine. She believed in freedom before security - a distinctly unAmerican sentiment today. The stormtroopers of law and order shot her dead in the street, as they are wont.

TheNosh
August 21st, 2009, 09:23 AM
Mine is America Jara from the Judge Dredd Megazine. She believed in freedom before security - a distinctly unAmerican sentiment today. The stormtroopers of law and order shot her dead in the street, as they are wont.

ah, thank you. yours is one of the ones i remember wondering about.

HappinessNow
August 21st, 2009, 09:36 AM
Warwick Bass :guitar:

bodyharvester
August 21st, 2009, 09:37 AM
im a fan of older games like Duke Nukem and Serious Sam, my avatar is a shot from the game Duke Nukem Forever which has been in production since 1997

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_nukem_forever

i have included shots of the box cover from when it was announced, a screen from 1999 and a screen from two years ago

HappinessNow
August 21st, 2009, 09:50 AM
Warwick Bass :guitar:Specifically, the Warwick Bass Corvette

koleoptero
August 21st, 2009, 10:00 AM
Mine is America Jara from the Judge Dredd Megazine. She believed in freedom before security - a distinctly unAmerican sentiment today. The stormtroopers of law and order shot her dead in the street, as they are wont.

That's a she? wow...

Sand & Mercury
August 21st, 2009, 10:00 AM
It's a Shambler from Quake.

blithen
August 21st, 2009, 10:03 AM
Tootsie Pops friggin' rock

Artificial Intelligence
August 21st, 2009, 10:08 AM
<== Real picture of me. I'm quite busy most of the time and only offline when the Ubuntu Forum Council cuts the power supply.

Ms_Angel_D
August 21st, 2009, 10:16 AM
My Avatar Is Me :D

KiwiNZ
August 21st, 2009, 10:21 AM
My Avatar is not me

Artificial Intelligence
August 21st, 2009, 10:22 AM
My Avatar is not me

*cough*yesitis*cough*

lisati
August 21st, 2009, 10:23 AM
Mine is not me either. As I type, a "beware of the squirrel" alert is in place.

KiwiNZ
August 21st, 2009, 10:28 AM
*cough*yesitis*cough*

Dammit you said you wouldn't tell

bodyharvester
August 21st, 2009, 10:32 AM
Dammit you said you wouldn't tell

i knew it! :)

cmay
August 21st, 2009, 10:35 AM
Mine is the MINIX .BSD and LINUX mascots.

ell02
August 21st, 2009, 10:42 AM
me on secondlife

gnomeuser
August 21st, 2009, 10:59 AM
It's a picture of me from my 2005 trip to the US, with all it's known sense of hospitality towards visitors will money to spend such as fingerprinting me with a refusal to tell me hold long they would keep the records. The armed guards with rampant paranoia just gave the place that homey feel that's second only to warm apple pie cooling in the window.

In fairness the North Carolina people when not freaked out at me kissing a woman old enough to be my mother and just nodded an smiled when they talked about Jesus instead of telling them I was an atheist, were exceedingly nice and their food very tasty (best shrimp in the world I say with confidence).

TheNosh
August 21st, 2009, 11:22 AM
It's a Shambler from Quake.

...with a squirrel head

automaton26
August 21st, 2009, 11:25 AM
I can't explain mine - mainly because you've made me realize it's unimaginative and geeky.

So I'll change it in the next day or so - which will just confuse this post... :)

overdrank
August 21st, 2009, 11:25 AM
...with a squirrel head

What squirrel? :)

headflux
August 21st, 2009, 11:25 AM
Mine's a self portrait

Grenage
August 21st, 2009, 11:33 AM
with all it's known sense of hospitality towards visitors will money to spend such as fingerprinting me with a refusal to tell me hold long they would keep the records.

Ahh, that reminds me of my trip to the states...

My avatar is a Bleach (anime) character. It was the only image I had on my machine at the time!

XubuRoxMySox
August 21st, 2009, 11:34 AM
A pencil portrait of me

-Robin

TheNosh
August 21st, 2009, 11:36 AM
Ahh, that reminds me of my trip to the states...

My avatar is a Bleach (anime) character. It was the only image I had on my machine at the time!

Urahara is my favorite character, so kudos on that

K.Y.A
August 21st, 2009, 11:40 AM
Mine is Milton from the movie Office Space.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjYEVb-AhXg

Swagman
August 21st, 2009, 12:13 PM
Mine is One of the Goblinz from the Amiga game "Goblins"

I usually use the one below on forums but couldn't be bothered trying to shrink it down for here !!

http://www.upload3r.com/serve/210809/1250853110.gif

JillSwift
August 21st, 2009, 12:19 PM
Hannelore Ellicott-Chatham (http://www.questionablecontent.net/) requires no explanation ;)

wojox
August 21st, 2009, 12:30 PM
“Not if anything to say about it I have”

WorfSOM
August 21st, 2009, 12:41 PM
I'm a fan of Simon Pegg, and have been making spoof avatars of him for years.

That sounds weird reading it back!:lolflag:

beercz
August 21st, 2009, 12:44 PM
I want coffee :-)

red_Marvin
August 21st, 2009, 12:45 PM
<-- My previous neighbours' cat Platon. (Plato)

chucky chuckaluck
August 21st, 2009, 01:36 PM
it's me right at the moment i had found out i was the new miss universe. you can't imagine how thrilled i was.

Nevon
August 21st, 2009, 01:39 PM
It'sa me, Nevon!

shiva.n
August 21st, 2009, 01:40 PM
I man ah di Rasta Penguin... Believe in free air, free water, free herb and free OS...:tongue:

RabbitWho
August 21st, 2009, 01:44 PM
It's a teeny bit of an Etching I did

http://catharsisky.deviantart.com/art/It-was-nice-to-talk-to-you-84431558

swoll1980
August 21st, 2009, 01:46 PM
I been using the pink pony aviator for a long time. When the squirrels started popping up all over, I thought a pink squirrel would be funny.

alindgr1
August 21st, 2009, 01:47 PM
US Marine Corps Emblem (http://www.marines.mil) I am an active duty Marine with nearly 19 years of service.

Tristam Green
August 21st, 2009, 01:50 PM
Squirrel Mage.

RiceMonster
August 21st, 2009, 01:50 PM
Just a picture of me after I dyed my hair blue. Looks good, don't ya think?

swoll1980
August 21st, 2009, 01:50 PM
US Marine Corps Emblem (http://www.marines.mil) I am an active duty Marine with nearly 19 years of service.

Thanks

alindgr1
August 21st, 2009, 01:52 PM
You are more then welcome. I like the purple squirrel, by the way.


Thanks

Grenage
August 21st, 2009, 01:56 PM
It's a teeny bit of an Etching I did

http://catharsisky.deviantart.com/ar...o-you-84431558

I really like that!

longtom
August 21st, 2009, 01:57 PM
Mine is Hilda. Lives on the ranch I work together with Herbert. She is sponsored by Pons beauty cream....really.

I am a huge fan of her....

alexandari
August 21st, 2009, 02:08 PM
Some dark vampire chick with red eyes. I dont rly know which anime is she from but,I`m inlove with her <33

geekygirl
August 21st, 2009, 02:15 PM
when there isnt a squirrel in the way..its just one of those anime styled ones from Face Your Manga I had done for another forum...

yes it is me although I dont need the glasses anymore, and there is at least one person on here who can vouch for that being a reasonably accurate image of my noggin :p

diafanos
August 21st, 2009, 02:24 PM
My avatar is the emblem of my favourite football/basketball club.

This is ARIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQovHKmRflE) my friends...

RabbitWho
August 21st, 2009, 02:30 PM
I really like that!

Thank you! :) There's a whole bunch of them, but I think that was the happiest one.

VCoolio
August 21st, 2009, 03:08 PM
From the cover of Douglas Adams' Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy; "don't panic" seemed like a suitable thing to say on computer forums and it's a great book.

lukjad007
August 21st, 2009, 06:29 PM
Mine right now is what I do when I'm not in school, fight squirrels!

moocow1452
August 21st, 2009, 06:31 PM
Being into Linux, you have to think non-linearly. Not to mention, I lurve Portal.

schauerlich
August 21st, 2009, 06:37 PM
Currently it's a photo of the Forum in Rome with a squirrel pasted over it (Get it? because there are squirrels invading the forum? I slay myself.), but normally, it's a picture of an Overlord or Zergling from Starcraft.

mikehenson
August 21st, 2009, 06:48 PM
My car with an edge detection filter. It is a 1987 IROC-Z. My hobbies include my wife, cars, and computers.

MSH

The Toxic Mite
August 21st, 2009, 06:51 PM
A squirrel.

:mrgreen:

MaxIBoy
August 21st, 2009, 06:52 PM
The logo of the Python programming language, with one of the pythons having been given scales. The whole thing was then made green because of the Iranian protesters.

A squirrel version is in the works.

hoppipolla
August 21st, 2009, 06:59 PM
I took it years ago of myself when I was walking in the woods lol, it was quite spontaneous :)

BuffaloX
August 21st, 2009, 07:06 PM
I been using the pink pony aviator for a long time. When the squirrels started popping up all over, I thought a pink squirrel would be funny.

Oh no! The pony was so cute.

Mine is supposed to look like a running buffalo in the sunset.
Made it myself.
I've often been called Buffalo Bill.
The X in BuffaloX is due to buffalo always being used, when i sign up for something, and it signifies hex values (0X) as in I can do a little bit of programming, the ox part could also signify strength.
Honestly I have no idea how any of this is perceived...

Stan_1936
August 21st, 2009, 07:08 PM
http://www.rock-rebel.com/images/Product/medium/1508.jpg

Joeb454
August 21st, 2009, 07:12 PM
Warwick Bass :guitar:

I've played one of those :D

And my avatar is a picture I took on holiday a year or so ago, with a random squirrel that was about

Stan_1936
August 21st, 2009, 07:12 PM
tiger >>> squirrel

RiceMonster
August 21st, 2009, 07:15 PM
tiger >>> squirrel

Everything >>> squirrel

running_rabbit07
August 21st, 2009, 07:17 PM
Mine is an actual Lemming I found on yahoo images.


Hannelore Ellicott-Chatham (http://www.questionablecontent.net/) requires no explanation ;)

No, but your beans require a fan, Lol.


US Marine Corps Emblem (http://www.marines.mil/) I am an active duty Marine with nearly 19 years of service.

I am jealous of the Marines. You guys do one enlistment and get full med benefits for 10 years. Army gets nothing unless we are in a wheel chair for the rest of our lives.

Jesus_Valdez
August 21st, 2009, 07:17 PM
Futurama!!!!

Altough Bender is the best character, Fry is not that bad.

I wanted to put a luchador, but for some reason I didn't

j.bell730
August 21st, 2009, 07:25 PM
I think everyone here knows who Daft Punk is...

Stan_1936
August 21st, 2009, 07:26 PM
.....or can Google it(if they don't listen to that kinda music).

running_rabbit07
August 21st, 2009, 07:31 PM
I think everyone here knows who Daft Punk is...

Never heard of them.


Blasphemy :P! They're one of the most successful electronic groups, ever. It's an electronic duo from France.

Yeah, I googled them. One day when I teach my Ubuntu how to open music files in the music player and not the movie player I might give them a try.

j.bell730
August 21st, 2009, 07:34 PM
Never heard of them.

Blasphemy :P! They're one of the most successful electronic groups, ever. It's an electronic duo from France.

RiceMonster
August 21st, 2009, 07:36 PM
Never heard of them.

Well the best way to hear of them is to go around the world.

Around the world arrrrrouuunnd the wooooorrrrld
Around the world arrrrrouuunnd the wooooorrrrld
Around the world arrrrrouuunnd the wooooorrrrld

SuperSonic4
August 21st, 2009, 07:36 PM
Al Gore's Head :p

In the year 3000 he is the inventor of the environment, the first emporer of the moon and the author of Earth in the Balance and [the more popular] Harry Potter and the Balance of Earth

MikeTheC
August 21st, 2009, 07:39 PM
Mine is of a highly advanced and exotic alien form of transportation.

Swagman
August 21st, 2009, 07:48 PM
Well the best way to hear of them is to go around the world.

Around the world arrrrrouuunnd the wooooorrrrld
Around the world arrrrrouuunnd the wooooorrrrld
Around the world arrrrrouuunnd the wooooorrrrld

By that text it soulds like you mean..... This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdPJ9BtqK7w&feature=related)

RiceMonster
August 21st, 2009, 07:57 PM
By that text it soulds like you mean..... This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdPJ9BtqK7w&feature=related)

Unfortunatly, I can't watch that video because I'm at work and youtube is blocked, but if you mean the song, then yeah, that's what I'm talking about.

Dobbie03
August 21st, 2009, 07:58 PM
My avatar is of the mighty Entombed from Sweden.

running_rabbit07
August 21st, 2009, 08:04 PM
Unfortunatly, I can't watch that video because I'm at work and youtube is blocked, but if you mean the song, then yeah, that's what I'm talking about.

I tried it, of coarse now I can't get sound from FF. Might be the Java filter I am using.

Edit: I got it to work in Karmic VBox, it's not for me. I like loud guitars with lots of distortion like old school Metallica.

j.bell730
August 21st, 2009, 08:14 PM
By that text it soulds like you mean..... This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdPJ9BtqK7w&feature=related)

Nay, that's not it, that's the Electronic Light Orchestra. This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WF9RhH7YyU) is Daft Punk.

subdivision
August 21st, 2009, 08:15 PM
Made mine in Paint.

xpod
August 21st, 2009, 09:33 PM
Mines is a group of Ubuntu using penguins.Highly advanced penguins of course.

XubuRoxMySox
August 21st, 2009, 10:08 PM
This squirrel flew away with my avatar!

CJ Master
August 21st, 2009, 10:18 PM
Origionally an Ubuntu logo with a windows logo in the center, but recently the squirels have taken over Microsoft and adjusted Window's logo.

Anxious Nut
August 21st, 2009, 10:33 PM
It's an anxious peanut, reached a new level of anxiety that turned it into blue!!!

btw I created it

#11u-max
August 21st, 2009, 10:39 PM
mine WAS a race-car driving tux, but the squirrels [especially foamy the squirrel] had their way with it......

jwaffolter
August 21st, 2009, 10:41 PM
mine happens to be America's finest news source.

sisco311
August 21st, 2009, 10:44 PM
it's a picture. why should i try to explain it?

oh okay...




















it's my avatar. :-k

Tamalin
August 21st, 2009, 10:47 PM
My avatar is a cat. I simply like cats.

running_rabbit07
August 21st, 2009, 10:51 PM
mine happens to be America's finest news source.

They do tell the bitter truth!

lovinglinux
August 22nd, 2009, 04:16 AM
Mine is a cylon: the cyborgs from Battlestar Galactica series.

earthpigg
August 22nd, 2009, 04:20 AM
its a pig. from earth.

running_rabbit07
August 22nd, 2009, 04:27 AM
its a pig. from earth.

You sure it's not a flat nosed squirrel with pink fur?

TheNosh
August 22nd, 2009, 05:10 AM
its a pig. from earth.

thats my favorite kind of pig

Hogosha
August 22nd, 2009, 05:13 AM
sometimes i just have to GTFO, hence, exit sign

chessnerd
August 22nd, 2009, 05:20 AM
My avatar is the Xubuntu logo without the mouse. The reason for this is that the first Linux distro I ever used was Xubuntu. Also, it's cool looking. :)

ovroniil
August 22nd, 2009, 05:22 AM
I am Ron, Ron Stoppable from Kim Possible... :)

mobilediesel
August 22nd, 2009, 05:43 AM
My avatar is a 2d barcode made with iec16022 (http://datenfreihafen.org/projects/iec16022.html). It's just my username.

steveneddy
August 22nd, 2009, 07:42 AM
I choose not to use an avatar.

xuCGC002
August 22nd, 2009, 07:45 AM
cowsay -f tux

steveneddy
August 22nd, 2009, 08:46 AM
Jill Swift's avatar is HOT!

Bezmotivnik
August 22nd, 2009, 09:14 AM
It's a late 1954 single-coil Fender "Precision Bass."

When I'm in my bass player mode, I frequently play my '54RI that looks like the avatar...or one of my fifteen other basses. :rolleyes:

I'm not as enamored with the '54RI as I used to be, though.

BTW, I have avatars turned off in my view profile. Makes us all look more grown up. ;)

sn0m
August 22nd, 2009, 09:45 AM
Mine is from Greek mythology. Prometheus was one of the titans who stole the secret of fire from God's and gave it to human's so they could warm themselves and cook. However Zeus, who was the boss of the deity got pissed off and got him chained on a mountain. Everyday an eagle would come and eat part of his liver, and the next day, and the next, putting him through agony but keeping him alive.
Why this avantar, well linux gave us the knowledge to like prometheus the fire. So there is hope for knowledge and freedom to survive from the evilness and tirany of windows...:P

xc3RnbFO8P
August 22nd, 2009, 12:22 PM
Self portrait :)

imbjr
August 22nd, 2009, 12:43 PM
A Ladybird book illustration, face removed.

Sidewinder1
August 22nd, 2009, 01:09 PM
Their names are Shadow and Stormy, respectively. I've kept the "Dogs in Black" around, since 2007, specifically to combat aliens of any race color or creed. Now, these squirell buggers have shown up, just as I predicted.....
HAVE AT 'EM, BOYS....

Gordy
August 22nd, 2009, 01:50 PM
Mine is the view from my backyard with one of those darn squirrels getting in the way. :)

Thats a prairie dog I think

calrogman
August 22nd, 2009, 02:07 PM
Frederico the alien, from the Interactive Story on http://explosm.net

toejamfootball
August 22nd, 2009, 02:35 PM
IIRC it's my eye.......

EDIT: yep, it's my eye......

Gen2ly
August 22nd, 2009, 03:26 PM
Gotten from icon-master Etherbrian. Below was a remake of the original.

But felt guilt from plagiarizing and eventually mad my own. Back when I used Mac OS 8 used to take a look at this guys art and icons all the time. Still love the work:

http://etherbrian.org/2k9ui.html

dragos240
August 22nd, 2009, 03:57 PM
It's a phychocat, a purple phychocat.

steve161
August 22nd, 2009, 04:04 PM
Yankee fan (baseball), and frequently take the 4 train for my job.

steveneddy
August 22nd, 2009, 04:50 PM
It's a phychocat, a purple phychocat.

Purple - that's purple.

Looks grey like rocks to me.

Tamalin
August 22nd, 2009, 05:08 PM
Purple - that's purple.

Looks grey like rocks to me.

You may want to read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_blindness :)

C!oud
August 22nd, 2009, 05:16 PM
I use FreeBSD and I'm swedish , thus the daemon from the freebsd.se logo :)

johnbunag
August 22nd, 2009, 05:42 PM
mines from an anime call Basquash. Her name is Miyuki Ayukawa. she is a hard-core mecha mechanic in this anime.

TuckLive
August 23rd, 2009, 08:51 AM
The blank face represents the anonymity of the internet.

kellemes
August 23rd, 2009, 09:23 AM
It's my kid made unrecognisable with Gimp.

markbuntu
August 24th, 2009, 01:14 AM
That is a real size uncompressed original image I drew with my mouse pixel by pixel in about 2 minutes. I was just doodling and that was what came out.

Way back when I wanted to replace all my windows icons with jackboots and people getting crushed and tortured but could never figure out how to get them in the apps but then I got OS2 and it was easy. They had an icon editor built in so I replaced all my OS2 icons with jackboots and swastikas and stuff. It sort of freaked people out.

rajcan
August 24th, 2009, 01:42 AM
A friend of mine wrote a story, and based many of her characters off of her real life friends. My character just happened to be a squirrel :)

JC Cheloven
August 24th, 2009, 01:50 AM
It may be obvious: I'm an active fsf & gnu supporter, and I play cello. So I took some related images, and merged them with the gimp.

BTW, the role of the Gnu Project and the Free Softare Foundation has been / is fundamental for foss as a whole. It seems not to be so perceived nowadays...

Hyper Tails
August 24th, 2009, 03:06 AM
mine is tails as a ninja

Megrimn
August 24th, 2009, 03:41 AM
mine is tails as a ninja

I thought he was a basketball player. If you squint, the background looks like a basketball court. Now that you mention ninjas, I think that now he looks like Neo from the Matrix.


Anyway, mine is my school's mascot (Harding University Bisons) with a ubuntu tattoo and a "Madagascar" penguin (Specifically, it's the one named Private).

nelson2006
August 24th, 2009, 03:41 AM
Linux and Yankees, the perfect combination! :)