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Do you ever look at users' jellyfish icons and think they're something else?

Asked by ubersiren (15150points) May 14th, 2009

When I glance at them, I always think this certain one is some sort of weird skeleton (looks like E.T.‘s skeleton), and there’s another one that looks like part of a globe (the blue background with green jellies looks like the US on a globe). I fall for it every time, then I have to shake it off and remind myself that it’s jellyfish. You?

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spresto's avatar

Yep, I think that all the time also. You aren’t crazy…AND NEITHER AM I!!!

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Spresto’s jellyfish looks like an alien skull to me unless I really focus on it.

spresto's avatar

I thought about changing the jellyfish, but I like the looks of it. lol.

mattbrowne's avatar

Very few people seem to use a real photograph.

Les's avatar

You all know how to see avatars at their full size, right? Of course, it doesn’t work on the jellies, but for example, mine is a snowman on a beach. Right click, copy image location, paste into your URL, delete the part that says “thumb”, and enter. Ta da!

dynamicduo's avatar

I like loading them up in full view and seeing what details there are. But I do this very rarely. Mostly I don’t really care what they are and don’t pay them much attention. I do like unique avatars cause it makes it easy to know who is who, but use what you like :)

Les's avatar

dynamicduo is reading minds now…

dynamicduo's avatar

You also have to remove the underscore before thumb, but that’s how you do it!

Try it with mine :) (Edit: I uploaded it at a low size, so it won’t load bigger. But it works for others!)

Les's avatar

ah, right you are. Thanks

ubersiren's avatar

Yes! @spresto‘s jelly pic is the E.T. skeleton!

Oh, and @Les, you have to delete _thumb. The underscore is very important.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Yes, some of these are very hard to tell what they are. Too bad they aren’t big on the profile pages.

Strauss's avatar

Yes! I had the same jelly pic for my original default avatar. Even though I knew it was a jellie, I thought it looked like a brain from the old “Dr. Brain” PC games.

Dog's avatar

Until I looked at Daloon’s close up I did not realize it is an atlas

ubersiren's avatar

@Dog : I like to call daloon’s ass-vatar and atl-ass. I like ass jokes, I guess.

Strauss's avatar

edit to remove bad joke!

Supacase's avatar

I like Daloon’s too. I figured it was something else, but it’s funny that it looks like an ass at first glance.

Mine is a row of popsicles in the plastic tubes. Love ‘em.

gailcalled's avatar

Before the enlargement tips, I was told that my avatar was of a chicken. Maybe it is.

elijah's avatar

I thought shilolo was wearing a shark hat, and dynamicduo was some weird dolphin.

casheroo's avatar

Probably.
But, I do know when I see that cat avatar, I instantly think troll.

ubersiren's avatar

@elijah : I actually thought shilolo was a muslim woman wearing a hair covering until, like, yesterday.

elijah's avatar

@Les looks like cookie monster at the beach.

knitfroggy's avatar

Daloon’s isn’t an ass with paint on it? I’m so disappointed…

Dog's avatar

@knitfroggy Think of daloon’s as a great reference unless you are seeking countries that may have fallen through the crack.

YARNLADY's avatar

I think the jellies look too much like spiders, and I have a severe, irrational fear of spiders, which makes them rather off-putting.

chyna's avatar

I thought jbfletcher was a gorilla.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

allllll the time! i feel like i’m interpreting ink blots.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@chyna LOLL, nah, just a furry little squirrel.

Knotmyday's avatar

I use the photo from my ordination ceremony.

gailcalled's avatar

I thought janbb was smoking a large corncob pipe and I too thought jbfletcher was a gorilla.

(@Knot: How did you do that? I am laughing too hard to leave my house.)

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Geez, maybe I should put a question on here that I’m NOT a gorilla, just a little ankle biter. LOL

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@jbfletcherfan to an ant, a squirrel is an 800 lb gorilla. It’s all a matter of perspective.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra This is true. BTW…nice dye job you have there.

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