posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 10:40 AM
to me, one's words hold as much character as avatars do. an avatar is too deceiving, because you do not know the intent of the picture. you do not
know the story behind it, the context. UNLESS you know that individual's thoughts, theories, posts, and words.
does anyone remember MUDs? [multi-user dungeons] they were text-based versions of what World of Warcraft now is back in the 90s.
whole worlds, rooms, arenas, homes, and characters were all created just by descriptive wording alone. and other players would log in, and they would
simply be a word, a name.
words are meant to draw up images in the brain.
it's like reading a really good book, and then watching the movie of it a year later. the characters never look like you thought of them.
i like words, more than avatars. everyone is unique in my mind because of it.