I change my avatar almost weekly and I'll stick with a theme for about a month.
I like seeing different avatars, I usually remember a member by their style anyways.
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Good question. I do identify the user with aspects of their name or avatar. For example, there is some commonality between your current and previous avatars: organic materials, rather baroque presentation, antiquarian illustrations of anthropomorphic vegetable figures. I do find myself wondering if this corresponds with some aspect of your character or personality. I do believe your avatar selection says something about you, but this would depend on any individual's interpretation.
Your assertion is well-taken.
I agree that avatars serve to represent elements of personality the user wishes to implicitly convey. Avatars (along with pseudonym) form a collective vision of an idealized sensibility people wish to give off...
To this end, I wonder how honestly we offer ourselves to this community; how clearly our identity is served by avatars/monikers.
Conversely, what is to be said by people who offer simple avatars/nicknames? Or people who haven't avatars at all?
We hide so well. We're less than we suppose, aren't we?
What does this mean to the rest of your ostensible identity? We see only the tips of otherwise-submerged personalities....
Your words...what do they mean? What does it mean to "know you", Synarch?
1. It does not mean anything about the rest of my identity. It means you can only see what I present. It does mean you only see one aspect of the larger complexity. No one here is able to present themselves in their real aspect. We are strangers even to ourselves.
2. My words are the only data you have to go on. Judge them on their own merits and no further or you risk error.
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This is a nice Thread.
And actually I DO find it annoying when People change their Avas all the Time. It's okay to change it sometimes, but I have seen People change it like 5 Times a Day.
It's like "Make up your Mind already!" X__x
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