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My new ATS avatar, your thoughts..?

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posted on May, 18 2012 @ 07:15 PM
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just curious what people's reaction is, at first glance and on closer inspection of my new avatar.


i think it's amuzing, for reasons I'll explain later..

but what comes to you when you see it, and does it make you wonder, and if so, what about..

curiously, and thanks in advance for the feedback.

Best Regards,

NAM


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posted on May, 18 2012 @ 07:23 PM
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It speaks to me about my wife


Kidding of course!




posted on May, 18 2012 @ 07:26 PM
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Ha! Now that's funny, as long as you don't share the joke with your wife.


But both are green, as is the logo - so taken contextually, what you do think it might mean, for you?

I appreciate the impressions, thanks.




posted on May, 18 2012 @ 07:26 PM
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Nature is cruel yet fascinating.

You seem to have been in the right place at the right time to have snapped a hapless grasshopper, trapped in the jaws of snapdragon. (or is it a venus flytrap? ... not much on plants)

Anyway it is a great shot and an original avatar! Well done!
What is the background story?



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 07:27 PM
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Originally posted by NewAgeMan
reply to post by XXXN3O
 


Ha! Now that's funny, as long as you don't share the joke with your wife.


But both are green, as is the logo - so taken contextually, what you do think it might mean, for you?

I appreciate the impressions, thanks.



Well for me, im thinking more along the venus fly trap angle of things rather than colour.

A seductive flower that lures your in and traps you when you are most comfortable like a beautiful woman.


Maybe you should try the debate threads if your debate skills are like the picture


It is pretty amazing how people see something so different in the same picture.
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posted on May, 18 2012 @ 07:28 PM
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Trapped in a slow death that's what it makes me think of. I like it. Makes me think of our government, the value of a dollar and the declining way of life on this plant at times.



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 07:32 PM
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It speaks to me about my wife


How true in so many ways.



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 07:34 PM
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neto, looks cool.

im liking the oh crap save me look.
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posted on May, 18 2012 @ 07:38 PM
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Just a thought, would a grasshopper not be able to chew his way out?

( think locust plague and the destruction they cause.)



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 07:40 PM
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Originally posted by Timely
Just a thought, would a grasshopper not be able to chew his way out?

( think locust plague and the destruction they cause.)



In other words,there is hope in those trapped by the ever enticing fruits that traps us all.
Nice metaphor.



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 07:45 PM
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Or you actually put the critter in that position, and you are assuming you are god!

Evil!!



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 07:48 PM
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Or is it the illusion of being trapped that saps the will to fight?

Was this meant to be a Zen kinda thread?



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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Explanation: S&F!

It has that Little Shop Of Horrors feel to it!


Personal Disclosure: FEED ME SEYMORE! FEED ME!






COOL!



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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Poor little dude, he looks so trapped, jailed


I do like it though



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 08:36 PM
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It's hard to be objective now that I'm only looking to see what I think.

I see a larger form of life trying to entrap the smaller life form, but the trapped one has a way out and is making plans.

ETA not sure what both being green means, could it be camouflage, as to blend in to your pray unnoticed?
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posted on May, 18 2012 @ 08:38 PM
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Grasshopper - Us

Venus Flytrap = US Government / Police State


What that what you were going for?



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 08:55 PM
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I think he's smiling a Cheshire cat type knowing smile, equanimous, without a care in the world, his antennae (as a type of communication.. or sensitive awareness.. alertness!) plainly liberated beyond the green-white jaws of death, as if to convey, with awareness and understanding, but without any concern "hey we all have a role to play"..

But the context can then be expanded to include the ATS logo as possibly being descriptive of something as well, in relation to the whole image, being also of the same green taken as an average between the plant and apparent victim, as if to say that there may be something about ATS itself, as a type of communication medium, and our own role as active and willing participants, drawn here, only to find ourselves thereafter residing in the "Hotal California" where "you can check in, but you can never leave".

ATS is neutral.. or is it?


Could be it's a "watched channel", like some sort of double or quadruple reverse psy-op? You'd probably be amazed to see the entire visitor IP address listing that passes through here, and returns day after day, cataloguing, sometimes participating in subtle ways... But if so, who's REALLY in the trap then...

from that perspective, it's like a quadruple bind set by me (as a flytrap of symbolic meaning and significance), since it symbolizes the higher awareness of what might be occuring, allowing us the courage to sit calmly and equanimously in the flytrap with self awareness, our antennae extended, speaking truth to power in ever growing numbers ie: we KNOW we're in the trap that was set, but we also know we can spring it, by recognizing it for what it is, even that some among us (in this case me for creating it as a symbol) might have already come along and sprung on our own behalf before we even know what was happening (if so you're in my trap, but it's the trap that set's you free).

It has this kind of self-reinforcing, self-referencial quality to it, once an honest inquiry is made into what it might possibly mean, taken both in parts and as a whole.

Is that little smiling grasshopper dude me, is it you, is it all of us, trapped by the government, or is it them trapped by US, and is ATS a force for good by speaking truth to power, or, a psychological honey pot by which certain PTB can figure out precisely what we're all thinking, and then create new wedge issues, and policies both short and long term to deal with us or, once again, sideline us (the self aware little man), along with our growing Civil Conscious Awareness..?

Or maybe that's just going a little too far... I don't know.


Best Regards,

NAM


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posted on May, 18 2012 @ 08:57 PM
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He actually looks pretty snug and content, all cosy in his natural camping sleeping bag!
I feel the need to read the novel The Hungry Hungry Caterpillar and tuck him in!



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 09:02 PM
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It's a cool avatar.
Makes me want to bite down and crunch the grasshopper.



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