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posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: tetra50

I am often drawn to someones signature. They speak volumes in what they represent!
This is a very cool thread. Bookmarking to come back.
I wrote a poem about Our Avatars a while back. It speaks mainly of Avatar Images, but would apply to a signature just as well perhaps in a way. Kinda long so I'll just post a link to it here:Our ATS Avatars

Have a good one!! Later, Syx.




posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 12:28 PM
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I like to think any Star Trek NG fans on ATS get a kick out of my sig.

& Id have to hope that if you know what ATS is, you know what bilderberg is.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: SyxPak

Hey SyxPak: Thanks for the link to that poem. I really enjoyed it. One of the things I enjoy most about this site is people's expressing themselves through their avatars and signatures. I think it even helps you "keep your finger on the pulse of the sign of the times," even. I've noticed over the times that there are some trends expressed in that there will be periods with a lot of fairies, and then a lot of dragons, and so forth. Or maybe it's just the threads you find yourself on, and what kind of members those threads attract.

Anyway, as you said, the signatures DO speak volumes, and seeing the wide range of what is expressed from funny, to famous quotes and always learning new ones, to personal quotes, they are always fascinating and a big part of my reading, here. Thanks for your participation in the thread.
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posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 04:59 PM
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Hi tetra, this is a great thread. I always get distracted by signatures, they are like our clothes really, as akushla said. I love reading other people's signatures because I'm interested in who is talking to me. I suppose deep down we all have a lot in common - well, we're all here, after all.

Mine is from a woman I adore, Anais Nin. She had a knack of seeing things for what they really are, and I love that particular quote because it is so permissive. We all see the world through our own goggles, and that's ok. I read that quote over and over during the Scottish indy referendum, it calmed me down.


I love your signature, it made me laugh when I first saw it! My only bugbear is that you can't use a comma in the signature strip, but that's because I'm a punctuation fiend.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 07:31 PM
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a reply to: beansidhe

Hey, dear Beansidhe:
I absolutely loved your reply! And, of course, I absolutely love Anais Nin….so wonderful you have that tidbit from her as your signature. She was such a brave woman for her times, but really any times.

I'm glad you like the thread, and appreciate the complement on my sig. At one time, it was one borrowed from another member, can't remember now who it was. But this was it:

They have everything covered. What could possibly go wrong?

Then, I felt the need for the one I have now.

Yes, the signature and avatar features are sort of like our wardrobe, and the lack of punctuating ability is like a lack of accessories, i.e. purse and shoes….lol
Oh well, we can't have everything, and it's great we have these ways to express our identities. One interesting thing I've observed about the signature, is that it can be quite provocative and evocative, and then there is no way to comment on it or speak to that for those reading. I am happy to know mine made you laugh. Of course, this is what I am aiming for with it.

I always enjoy your posts, my friend, and thank you for participating here and giving us your wonderful signature to add hereabouts.
tetra



posted on Jan, 18 2015 @ 09:29 AM
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a reply to: tetra50

You are most welcome and thanks for such a nice reply. I'm looking forward to reading from other members, as you're right, there isn't usually an opportunity to share about our signatures.



posted on Jan, 21 2015 @ 02:43 AM
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originally posted by: tetra50

originally posted by: Anyafaj

originally posted by: tetra50

originally posted by: Psynic
As of yesterday or today, I'm not seeing anyone's avatar.

I thought this thread may have been about this new development.

Anyone know what's going on?


I think in your account, there is a choice somewhere to scrap avatars while on the site. Sounds like maybe you've somehow inadvertently made this "choice," somehow. I'd go into your account settings, and see if this is what is happening, and correct it.

Hope it's just a simple glitch like that….



I often change my avatar and signature, according to my mood. If I'm in a foul mood, my avatar will be a morose like character with a signature to reflect it. Right now I'm in a good mood, so I have a goofy avatar, with a semi funny political signature.


Your avatar, mood, location and especially your sig are pricelessly entertaining. This is expression at its best, imho, and thank you for that. This is part of what this thread is about…..members individual expression, entertaining us all while expressing your personality. Thanks so much for responding and giving me a great laugh….
tetra
ETA: And I'll join you as Sophia Loren in that other parallel, Audrey…lol



Thank you for the very kind compliment! I appreciate the smile it put on my face before I laid down for the night! BTW, My Username honors my Hungarian Grandmother. It is two Hungarian names put together. Anya is Mother in Hungarian, and Faj is Hurt. So basically my username is Hurt Mother. At first I created it when I separated from my cheating husband, whom I eventually divorced. But being someone who is strongly empathetic, it took on a deeper meaning. To give an example, when the Oklahoma City building was bombed, I was pregnant. I had been feeling good all day long, no pain, nothing. The second that they showed the worker bringing out the body of the baby Bailey, I believe her name was, I actually doubled over in pain and cried for over an hour at the loss of this young child's life and what her family must be going through. Now if I reacted this stronger to her, imagine how I am at other things that are similar. To this day I absolutely CANNOT watch footage of 9/11. I react too strongly to it. I had dreams for months of being trapped in the staircase of the building and being on fire. I don't want those to start up again! But anyway, that's a little back history as to how I came about my username as well as the signatures, pictures, etc...


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posted on Jan, 21 2015 @ 06:47 AM
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Dear Anyafaj:

You have a beautiful screen name, Hurt Mother, and though everything you describe here is painful, somehow there is beauty there, too. This is a most interesting juxtaposition you have brought to us, don't you think? And so much, very deep, to think about, too….

Your story about 9/11…everything about that day is heartbreaking. And I have to say your reaction does not surprise me at all. Not the best thing for you or your child, unfortunately, either. I am sorry about all of it, the day itself, all those lives lost, the unbearably tragedy for everyone, and then your exposure to it, at that particular time. So very sorry.
Thank you, though, for sharing it here. But there is new and ongoing life, even after such tragedy, and your story represents that for all of us. Life will not be stopped, even by those who take it so for granted, using the ending of it in whatever way they wish, whatever message they intend to stop, those who kill, it will not be stopped by those who kill others. I can only hope this is as meaningful to you as it is to me--for on the micro level that day, you and your child affect the macro level in a profound and meaningful way. Enough said, for the moment here at least, about that, I think. Much love to you, Anyafaj and to the child you gave life to, the most precious gift, even in the midst of such tragedy, where both of you represent that unstoppable gift of life. And a gift it is.
I thank you on this day for reminding me of that, and I hope that others reading this recognize it the same way.
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One day, my friend, we shall meet as Audrey and Sophia, the breeze will blow through our hair, we will embrace, and in doing so, embrace the gift of our lives, and leave the hurt behind, and just be mothers…..

Thank you for bringing poignant but lovely meaning to the thread and all who read it.
tetra



posted on Jan, 21 2015 @ 11:12 AM
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originally posted by: tetra50
Dear Anyafaj:

You have a beautiful screen name, Hurt Mother, and though everything you describe here is painful, somehow there is beauty there, too. This is a most interesting juxtaposition you have brought to us, don't you think? And so much, very deep, to think about, too….

Your story about 9/11…everything about that day is heartbreaking. And I have to say your reaction does not surprise me at all. Not the best thing for you or your child, unfortunately, either. I am sorry about all of it, the day itself, all those lives lost, the unbearably tragedy for everyone, and then your exposure to it, at that particular time. So very sorry.
Thank you, though, for sharing it here. But there is new and ongoing life, even after such tragedy, and your story represents that for all of us. Life will not be stopped, even by those who take it so for granted, using the ending of it in whatever way they wish, whatever message they intend to stop, those who kill, it will not be stopped by those who kill others. I can only hope this is as meaningful to you as it is to me--for on the micro level that day, you and your child affect the macro level in a profound and meaningful way. Enough said, for the moment here at least, about that, I think. Much love to you, Anyafaj and to the child you gave life to, the most precious gift, even in the midst of such tragedy, where both of you represent that unstoppable gift of life. And a gift it is.
I thank you on this day for reminding me of that, and I hope that others reading this recognize it the same way.
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One day, my friend, we shall meet as Audrey and Sophia, the breeze will blow through our hair, we will embrace, and in doing so, embrace the gift of our lives, and leave the hurt behind, and just be mothers…..

Thank you for bringing poignant but lovely meaning to the thread and all who read it.
tetra



I would love that meeting. If you think I am an empathy, you would really love to meet my daughter. If she sees someone crying, she wants to go up to them and ask what is wrong and try and make them laugh. She is missing part of her brain, has autism, and suffered oxygen loss at birth. She is 20 going on 12, and likely will be 12 for life, but she has a graceful, calming spirit to all she meets. She is a funny child and loves everyone. When she was younger, she used to talk about visiting her brothers and sisters in heaven, or when they would visit her. That is until my ex took her to a psychiatrist and told her it wasn't nice to talk about fairy tales, so she doesn't talk about it anymore. (I had 5 miscarriages. 2 before her, and 3 after her. She was born dead and died 3 times that day. I almost died the day she was born.) I truly think there would be less wars if there were more empaths, however, being an empath is a big burden, as you feel more deeply. Love, pain, death, hurt, etc... She's a stronger empath than me. When her great grandfather that she never met died, she cried for 3 years, so upset over his death.



posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 03:13 PM
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So, I'm bumping this thread again, my own, shamelessly, I'm afraid…because in reading these last few days I'm seeing more interesting signatures, and would like to encourage people to participate in this thread and share with us their signatures….and what it reveals about them.
tetra



posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 03:52 PM
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Here's mine. Pretty easy to figure out.

ATS RESIDENT TAPHOPHILE

Tony Stark: Is it better to be feared or respected? I say is it too much to ask for both?

Edgar Allan Poe: I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity.
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posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 05:01 PM
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Hey Flyers Fan:

So, you have an excessive interest in graves and cemeteries and death, in general?
Because I read your posts always with interest, and don't see that reflected in your living moments, hereabouts…..
Surely there is respect possible, without being feared. I would like to see a world where it isn't necessary to be feared at all. In my own experience, we wish to be feared usually as a matter of protection, because we've been hurt in the past, and wish to be feared so this won't occur again.

But this is me trying to psychologically break something down into terms I can understand.
Thanks very much for participating, and that's an absolutely great Poe quote you added, as well.
It definitely takes a certain amount of generally accepted insanity (and I put it this way because that's simply a matter of judgement and perception of others: what is sane and what is not, or even whom) in order to keep getting out of bed each morning. I no longer have a bed, and sleep in a chair…lol, so I don't have to worry about getting out oof one anymore, at least.

I always try to find the positive, even as life seems to get more difficult.
Again, thanks for your participation.
tetra



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 10:08 AM
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So I am shamelessly bumbing my old thread again, as it's always a timely subject, and I'm always seeing new and interesting signatures while reading. Please, come share and discuss your signature with our community. The signature is a unique way of identifying and describing you and what is important to you. Ergo, this thread is a way and a place to share more about yourself and your individual views and opinions…..
tetra50



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 12:45 PM
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I'd forgotten all about a thread i did about my signature a couple of years ago.

Here it is

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posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 01:19 AM
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Hello SecretKnowledge: Thanks for participating. It's a great topic, isn't it? Well worth participating, and revisiting, as people frequen†ly change their signatures, as life shifts and shapes us differently from moment to moment to year by year, so that last week's signature no longer expresses and so is changed, just as a mood is. Not only that, but as I, and other members, have already stated, the signature is a unique identifying opportunity for expressing our individuality as members of a community here, where literally millions of people could be reading…

While the focus, here, is clearly on ideas, thoughts, opinions, philosophies more so than the individuals, themselves--and rightly so--who think those thoughts, write about them and thus, discuss them, we all surely realize it takes each of us driving those ideas, sitting at our keyboards, searching, struggling, wondering and theorizing, living out our individual lives and being ourselves while doing so for any and all of this to happen.

The difference between your thread and my thread is my thread isn't intended so much to be about my signature[/] as it is to be about everyone's….or, at least, those who wish to discuss it, and to make a place where this way of expressing ourselves can be explored.

Thanks for linking me to your thread.
tetra



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 06:01 PM
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Bump for posterity.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:39 PM
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originally posted by: tetra50
a reply to: KnightLight
Awareness of self and in relationship to the environment….yes, these are important abstractions of consciousness.
There's a book by Frank Herbert, Dune author, called "Destination Void," which explores the idea of "building" a computer that can mimic consciousness, and have this awareness we are talking about. But the whole idea of the book is exploring what consciousness actually is: awareness of self, and departing programming and displaying autonomy which denotes this awareness of self and environment……

But, there is spirit, and more to it, perhaps. Can mankind create a machine that becomes conscious? Is that a good idea? There is another book I will look for about a mainframe that was built around 1972, and was asked to predict future scenarios based on information it was fed about "history….."

The awareness of self without a body to experience emotion in relation to our environment may be a very dangerous thing….



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 03:00 PM
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posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 03:08 PM
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We have a lot of new members, who may need ideas for unused signatures, or wish to discuss what theirs or others mean, so I am bumping my old thread….
tetra
There's also quite a few very good links in this thread, about much more….wink, wink.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 03:26 PM
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A friend on here made it for me because i have no experience in it... i think i would like a couple i can rotate




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