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What's your avatar?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by superisis, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    I was mostly joking. The Silmarillion is one of my favourite books, period, but tastes differ.

    I'm surprised about the "8th grade" comment, tho. I read it in 5th grade and loved it.

    (OTOH, that's also about the time I read Bra Böckers world history in 16 volymes. I might not have been an entirely typical preteener.)
     
  2. joacqin

    joacqin Prince

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    My avatar is kinda dull and unimaginative, not to mention the fact that it really doesnt represent me very well. It is the coat of arms for the city I live in, sure I kinda like the place but I am not one to be proud and thumping my chest over geographical locations. Couldnt come up with something else though and I really didnt want to have an avatar someone else already had.
     
  3. PantheraTigris2

    PantheraTigris2 Deity

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    I go through several, in fact this one's about to go soon. But right now, it's a Renault RE30 Formula 1 car, driven by Alain Prost in the early 1980s. Those were the days when they ran full ground effects, and the turbocharged engines with their exotic fuels produced insane horsepower. The 4-cylinder BMW 1.5L qualifying engine produced just over 1,400hp, for ex.





    The ones from that era are just everything that fast cars are meant to be... wide-tracked, slick tires, lots of power, and massive amounts of raw downforce - cornering like it's on rails. All the good stuff from that era, has since been banned.
     
  4. jonatas

    jonatas tropicalista

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    ah yes his student Porphyry... but i prefer to think of Plotinus more as "neo-platonist" than "proto-christian"... though i admit, perhaps he was something of of the latter, but not intentionally though....

    anyhow, my avatar is of "Caetano Veloso"... one of the greatest artists of our age... :D
     
  5. nonconformist

    nonconformist Miserable

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    My avater is currently a huge satirical swipe.
    For one, it is a polarisation of my views (I am a leftist, and I am portraying my self as a communist, hahaha how hilarious).
    Notice the santa hat. This is also funny, as the USSR was a non-eligious state.
    I also gives for some funy alliteration.
     
  6. insurgent

    insurgent Exhausted

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    Damned, you're a funny person, nonconformist.
     
  7. Hitro

    Hitro Feistus Raclettus

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    :lol:

    Mine is my hometown's coat of arms combined with my favourite football club's badge.
     
  8. ~Corsair#01~

    ~Corsair#01~ Deity

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    My "Communazi" avatar was satirical, but I had to change it 'cos it was offensive (do yourselves a favour you who were offended, don't go to India). :rolleyes:

    I spent too much time listening to Iced Earth's Gettysburg trilogy, and wound up with my current one. ;)
     
  9. Zwelgje

    Zwelgje Deity

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    Mine is zwelgje from the movie "Als je begrijpt wat ik bedoel" (If you understand what I mean), now take a guess where I took my username from. :p
     
  10. Longasc

    Longasc Deity

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    Simply a pic of myself, as usually I am listening to music. I am still looking for the ultimate MP3-Player. Everyone who now wants to mention the iPod is likely to get a belittling smile from me! :)
     
  11. Aphex_Twin

    Aphex_Twin Evergreen

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    For some strange reason I can't reduce my current avatar candidate to below 32 kb. Must be the FAT or something.

    CFC can't upload it because it's either too large (>70x70 pixels or >4kb). Windows tells me the file is some 3 kb (size) and 32 kb (size on disk). Last time I checked I had FAT 32 installed.

    Anyone have an idea?
     

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  12. Mescalhead

    Mescalhead Vincebus Eruptum

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    That is fantastic. #1 in my book, but a bit of a tease as well.
     
  13. Yom

    Yom Re-ese Mekwanint

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    Use this as your avatar if you can shrink it down ;).

     
  14. Longasc

    Longasc Deity

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    Aphex Twin

    because your Avatar is 58x69 pixels! -> reduce the vertical height.
     
  15. Longasc

    Longasc Deity

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    um, but mine works with 53x70... I think 70x70 is the limit.

    Your clusters are probably too large. But it is stupid that this takes in account the size on your HD. I will make a copy of your Avatar and save it a bit smaller, perhaps this version will work.

    It cannot be connected to your FAT-system... but there must be a reason.
     
  16. Longasc

    Longasc Deity

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    Gnarf. It is a GIF. Simply convert it to JPG.
     
  17. Aphex_Twin

    Aphex_Twin Evergreen

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    I mean 70x70, not 64x64 (it fits this criteria).
     
  18. Aphex_Twin

    Aphex_Twin Evergreen

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    JPG doesn't work either :crazyeye:
     
  19. Yuri2356

    Yuri2356 Test Screening

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    At the moment, I think the Avatar Uploading option is broken. Dell19 and a few others have been having problems with this.
     
  20. Reno

    Reno The Studio Ghibli Fanatic

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    Nobody can upload a new avatar at CFC for some reason.

    Well anyway, mine's Eboshi Gozen from Princess Mononoke, but i'll change the avatar once they get the avatar upload working again.
     

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