posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 11:02 PM
I can spend an entire day analyzing my avatar.
It says a million things about me and how I feel and how I think.
For the record, I presently hate it, but I'm too lazy to change it to something else - speaks volumes!!!!
Therefore by default, I assume everyone elses says a million things about them. Usually I don't start analyzing avatars until I've run into someone
and liked their posts several times - because I'm pretty sure the true meaning would be lost to me - as mine would be to you.
I do really liked the concept of this thread, but I barely glanced at your avatar. I liked the idea of analyzing my own rather than everyone
After reading all the posts in this thread, only 2 avatars stuck out to me. One was the twin towers - because its recognizable - I have no idea now
who's avatar it was or what they said though, but I've seen it before and remember the avatar everytime I see it.
The other one gave me way more to think about in combination with their post. The one with the fire - Watchitburn? I think that was the name. His
(or her?) post explained the reason for the avatar and linked it with the name so obviously I looked at both to see if they matched. What struck me
most about this post/avatar/name combination however, is the fact that the author seemed to be implying they have more than one name (not necessarily
here, but in general).
So while I may always notice the Twin Towers, I'm likely to just breeze past them in general and not give it much thought (the post I might, but not
the avatar) - whereas whenever I see Watchitburn and their fire, now that it has been brought to my attention, I might think they went for the gimmick
and is not very attached to their name or present persona - which is not directed at the avatar at all, but specifically the combination of
Not to say these aren't likable people either - I don't mean to come across as hostile in any way. In fact my brief analyzations say way more about
me than the person who actually chose that avatar.