posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 11:10 PM
My current Avatar is my avatar from DC Universe Online MMO. He is a superhero who's mentor is Wonder Woman, so he is learning how to wield magic from
Sometimes an avatar will tend to color my perceptions of a poster, if I don't know who's in the avatar I tend to assume it's a picture of the
poster themselves, even though intellectually I know it may not be. However, usually I assume the poster is a male because most computer users and
gamers are male, even though I know I could be talking to a woman. I usually tend to think this way, at least until I know otherwise.
But otherwise, it doesn't really affect my responses all that much. My responses are always based on what the material of the post contains, and in
that regard I'm pretty much neutral because I really don't know who i'm posting to.
For all I know, I could be posting to Obama himself who is just moonlighting to relax from the stress of being a president. or I could be talking to a
famous actor. Of course I could be talking to an infamous criminal of some sort or I could even be talking to a mobster who has powerful connection.
Or i could just be talking to a normal Joe from Modesto (sorry I just had to make a rhyme, I hope you don't mind). That's both the dangers and the
wonders of being on a discussion board like this. For I all know you could be Jessica Alba herself.
Eventually I'll change it when I get bored with it/