No linky to follow here because it's not a retread of another story. No ranting, because it's here for mere chit chat as we approach Xmas and
somewhat of a mixed one. For some, one of the leaner in years, and I see this among those I know in RL across a range of people.
So how about thinking about something a little different, but actually quite serious?
Recently, I decided my ad-hoc and rather primitive Rabbit Avatar had to go. The book never did look right. The Carrot-fist was a spur of the moment
idea and came almost overlapping to someone's logo, as I found later. So I went in for a change. The fine folks at Avatar Creations cooked up a few
for me and my first one was interesting...
I thought it looked sophisticated and was different enough to really be neat. (No reflection on the designer on it BTW... I could have asked for
alterations, but didn't, and graphics aren't the point I'm looking at). It wasn't long before I realized it looked intense and almost menacing in
a way .....
....Then, and what made me want to write this thread? I found some other people reacting a bit from the Avatar much the same way I'd come to see it
myself. Overbearing...given the circumstances and in hindsight.
The one I have now, I think strikes a much better balance
What does your Avatar say about you? Even if you don't necessarily intend it
, what may others be taking your Avatar to say about you..? In our
online world here, is there really a difference within that distinction to matter for considering the issue?
Since my experiment with trying on different Avatars for my comfort (some may notice I change them about as often as I change the vehicle I
drive..lol) I've come to be more sensitive to what other's are presenting and how, frankly, I HAVE been thinking of them......despite not noticing
or considering it that way until now.
So is this something others have considered or adjusted their Avatars based on? Is your choice tied directly to the image you wish to project or
balance you're looking to find?