Avatars - how many are fake?

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by gimme_another_inch, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. gimme_another_inch

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    I'm wondering how and why so many people put body parts figures in their avatars and then you discover, from their galleries, that they don't belong to them... I see a lot of wonderful muscular - lean - perfect shaped bodies but they don't match with the poster
     
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    Avatars aren't always meant to be a physical representation of what someone looks like, they can be what that person feels symbolises them.
     
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    avatar |ˈavəˌtär|
    noun chiefly Hinduism
    a manifestation of a deity or released soul in bodily form on earth; an incarnate divine teacher.
    • an incarnation, embodiment, or manifestation of a person or idea : he set himself up as a new avatar of Arab radicalism.
    • Computing a movable icon representing a person in cyberspace or virtual reality graphics.
     
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    Yeah I'm definitely not an anime character lol. I'd wager it's just another way for some people to keep living out there fantasy.
     
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    Are you new to the internet?

    Mine is always the genuine article, btw... :wink:
     
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    My partner is real. :smile:
     
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    So's mine.
     
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    You two will end up with identity crises :)
     
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    WHO ya callin a FAKE, bud?? MY avatar is NOT fake!!!

    (now you've gone and made him MAD... there there...there there...there there...)
     
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    Mine is real! It's Mr. Winky, the dancing condom.
     
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    last time, i checked, i was not Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Famke Janssen, or Jean Grey. i choose women i admire as my avatars.
     
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    I agree with the majority of the responses on this thread. An avatar may be more of a symbol/expression than an actual portrayal of the person. I currently use black and white photos of male nudes as my avatars in most forums that I belong to, because I think that it's a beautiful artistic expression of the human body. I'd also use women, but photos including breasts would get me into trouble.

    No_Strings, your avatar is truly beautiful. I hope that you don't intend to change it anytime soon because I look forward to seeing it regularly. :wink:
     
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    I do wish people would use their real pics as avatars if they're able, I spend most of my time on here thinking people are cartoon characters :)
     
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    I also agree with you all, I don't complain but what I find "let's say strange" is to put a muscular body with a huge dick or a fit body with nice tits and firm belly when in reality that's not like that.
    I also would like to have a nice fit body with some big attribute down there but I'll find it somehow "faky" but this, of course, is my point of view.
    In other forums I put a pic from the place where I live so that they can easily identify my, on the chatting softwares like msn and aim I use my face...
    Please understand that I'm not complaining or whatever else, it's just my curiosity.
    thanks all and have a nice sunday
     
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    Have to say I like the cartoon/anime avatars as it gives me some insight as to the real person.

    hahaha You think you're annoyed imagine how a straight woman feels . . . hahaha

    Liar! No it's not. You aren't wearing blue and green shorts in any of your gallery pics. :smile::wink::biggrin1:
     
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    Mine is real too!!!
     
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    My gams are real.
     
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    Hahaha.. you got me. Hey, I can't help that there's a "no nude avatars" policy. Besides, I do have a shred of modesty, ya know! :tongue:
     
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    That's a shame :)
     
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