Something about originality (avatars and usernames)
11.06.2012 @ 12:02 #1
Username - It is said that words contains power, and if you choose one to be your alternate name on internet, probably there is a reason for it. So name yours and what it means for you.
Avatars - Same reason. It's your mask, the face you choose to confront this alternate world. Why did you choose it and where it comes from?
So here's mine:
Secondchildren - it's a mistranslation from Japanese to Italian, of the "Second Child", which is the nickname of one of the protagonist of a famous 1995 anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. I could identify myself with this character pretty much at the time I chose it. Now things have changed a little, but everyone knows me as "secondchildren", and I'm too lazy to change it, so... ^^
my avatar - I don't like borrowing pics from internet, I think that my art better represent me. So I just take it from an artwork of mine. That one is specifically Lily's face. Lily is the trophy bruxa you have to kill in Chp V of W1 (in the Swamp Cemetary).
Your turn now!
11.06.2012 @ 12:09 #2
My avatar: It's the protagonist of one of my favourite games: Planescape: Torment. (He is the Nameless One, if you are wondering.)
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
11.06.2012 @ 12:44 #5
My avatar: When I was creating the account I was playing an indie Japanese game Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale which is awesome and I thought it would look funny on the leaderboards here when I was ranked higher.
11.06.2012 @ 12:45 #6
Also, I am too a NGE fan. So when my nickname is somewhere taken, I just add numbers 01 behind it. Or 02, 03, 04,...
My avatar: Welp, I am on Witcher forums, so I have my favourite character from Witcher universe, Regis, as avatar. Its that simple. Though everywhere else I use this as my avatar. Everyone keeps telling me that Kyon looks like me. Even my attitude and posture is kinda same most of the time.
11.06.2012 @ 12:55 #7
my avatar - Vincent Valentine, from Final Fantasy VII. I like that character (I made even a cosplay). I chose the image because now I'm not home and I can't use one of my drawings. Maybe, when I'll can, I'll change it..
11.06.2012 @ 13:04 #9
Hazama as my avatar, because I had the animated clap picture lying around. Plus I like Hazama as a character even though he is not my main.
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11.06.2012 @ 13:22 #10
And my avatar is also a 3D figure of my own creation (just morphing and mapping).And I've choose because I am proud to get to her face exactly the expression I wanted.
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11.06.2012 @ 13:27 #11
My avatar is my own artwork, and was simply to go with the name. An Eastern dragon with crow's wings.
11.06.2012 @ 15:18 #12
As for the avatar image - it was simply one I liked enough ask the artist for permission to use. A crazy, dirty and dopey looking coyote (the archetype trickster) sums up my general posts on forums.
11.06.2012 @ 15:19 #13
My avatar is an original artwork of Ms Phelan's, made for me and worn proudly wherever I go.
11.06.2012 @ 16:21 #15
The avatar artwork is mine, i decided we never see male fairies - they are rarer than hens teeth, so i drew one for an art assignment years ago. this was my first drawing class so it is not very good, i never did get very good, but i still like the idea - larger version lower-
I have been etainne for over 16 years i figure online, probably not ever going to change it now. Same as Treasa, the moniker was created for that website for that Australian artist back before she was famous
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11.06.2012 @ 16:22 #16
As for Dawnermold and the avatar... well, uh...
11.06.2012 @ 16:44 #17
Avatar: Radovid, obviously. My favorite Northern monarch and the character I identify the most with (and apparently the one I look like).
11.06.2012 @ 17:04 #19
I use Shani as my avatar here and also on a couple of other gaming sites, though I use different avatars in some other places, notably Maxfield Parrish's "Ecstasy" painting. Shani is helpful, brave, caring, and strong, so I admire her. And at the time I joined the forum, I was a clinical psychologist, so I identified with her role of healer. (I still have my license to practice, but I make games now.) I may choose a different Shani pose someday, but I doubt that I'll ever change her for someone else, because I've been using her for so long that people expect her when they see me. I can think of worse people to be identified with.
11.06.2012 @ 17:05 #20
Avatar: Roche, a blunt, hotheaded special forces commander but with a golden heart inside. Describes me perfectly.