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What should I use as avatar?

Asked by Vincentt (8043points) September 12th, 2008

Does anyone have any recommendations for avatars that would fit with me? ;-) (Though the current one is nice, really!)

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robmandu's avatar

How ‘bout this? (not a rickroll)

bodyhead's avatar

how about a pickle?

paulc's avatar

I can’t see robmandu’s image but I have a feeling its the same person I’m thinking about.

Vincentt's avatar

@robmandu: Referral Denied
You don’t have permission to access “http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTM5MzM1ODI1MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjg2NjQxMQ@@.V1._SX83_SY139.jpg” on this server.

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@benseven: something like that would be funny, if only I knew Black Hole. I wouldn’t like people making Black Hole (whatever it is) references and me missing them :P

@bodyhead – interesting. Why a pickle? :)

@paulc – ew, that guy’s scary xD

bodyhead's avatar

I just like pickles. Maybe they’ll make you seem tasty.

A couple close to me just had a child and there was a baby naming contest. Sadly, Pickle did not win.

robmandu's avatar

Ah… sorry gang… it worked when I tested it from this page.

And yah, @paulc, you nailed it. IMDB.

BTW, I like paulc‘s second link better than what I suggested.

paulc's avatar

@robmandu, yes the second photo is of high dapperness.

@Vincentt, if you’re not going to use it, I am.

robmandu's avatar

You can also create your own Manga-style avatar.

wildflower's avatar

When I googled “vincentt”, this was one of the first images to show up – I think it’s a keeper!

jrpowell's avatar

I’m fond of the current one. I would keep it.

cracks knuckles

wildflower's avatar

That is SO cute!!

jrpowell's avatar

@robmandu
I cropped it and tried to bring it down to 40 X 40. It was horrible. But it is a cute illustration.

robmandu's avatar

Oof! Yah. Even in Photoshop the minor images overlap and bleed. Hate to see what the Fluther thumbnail engine would’ve done, especially if uploaded in original, non-square aspect ratio.

(Had a bit of the same problem with my current avatar. But I still kinda dig it.)

Oh wells.

wilhel1812's avatar

something simple. Like a plain, gray(#BFBFBF) box with 20px rounded corners or something.

Vincentt's avatar

@paulc – nice, now I should find myself a Paul as avatar :P

@wildflower – thanks for the idea of Googling my name. I now scoured Wikipedia for my name (so as to make sure I’m allowed to use the image), and when I came across Vincent van Gogh I knew I had to use him as he’s Dutch as well ;-)

@johnpowell – sorry, it needs refreshment every so often :P

@wilhel1812 – I would do that, but I believe there was another member already doing something like that and I wouldn’t want to make the impression I’m stealing people’s avatars.

wilhel1812's avatar

What? I have no idea what you are talking about.

robmandu's avatar

< < kicks self for considering and rejecting Van Gogh as an avatar. I didn’t know he was Dutch!

greylady's avatar

@ robmandu. With a name like Van Gogh you didn’t know he was Dutch??

Vincentt's avatar

Hehe. Then again, I’m having second thoughts now – I can’t really identify with the head :P. Ah well, it’ll do for now ;-)

paulc's avatar

@Vincentt, personalize the head! I gave mine the Judith Supine treatment. I feel so much more at home with it now. I have embraced the Vincent Price bust.

greylady's avatar

@Vincentt. Could you try just the ear? Or maybe just a small portion of the “Starry Night” or a piece of one of his that you like.

Vincentt's avatar

@paulc – if it wasn’t for greylady’s idea I’d have done that ;-)

@greylady – thanks, I like that. I took a self-portrait from him painted roughly a century before I was born. I’m not a fan of Van Gogh/paintings, unfortunately ;-)

greylady's avatar

You’re welcome! I am not too fond of his painting either, they seem too “unsettling” to me. All that wind or glare or something uncomfortable in them. But the self portrait is not bad!

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