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Where does your avatar or icon come from?
Abt_Nihil at 4:47AM, Feb. 26, 2011
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Since we just had the “How do you pronounce your alias properly” thread: I often find myself wondering how people came up with their avatar/icon. Don't know if there's already been a thread like that… at least I've never seen one.

So: What's the backstory of your icon - Where does it come from and why did you choose it? (And in case it's linked to your user name: Why and how did you come up with it?)



As for me, my current icon depicts Leiji Matsumoto's Captain Harlock. I changed it from my “Abt Nihil” icon (which I'd had for three or four years or so, and depicted my stage name alias, which I'd come up with around 2001) last halloween, because I'd just watched the “Endless Odyssey” OVA and was also planning to do a space pirate comic (which I'm currently working on). I'd originallyp planned to change it back after Halloween, but I liked it too much ^_^
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Aurora Borealis at 4:54AM, Feb. 26, 2011
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It's my photo. It is a couple of years old already so maybe I'll have to update it somewhere this year. Comes from this photo:

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ozoneocean at 5:09AM, Feb. 26, 2011
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People call me “Oz”
I'm in Australia, also often called “Oz”.

My avi is the Wizard of Oz, with long blonde hair like me, happy and smiling :)

 
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Genejoke at 5:55AM, Feb. 26, 2011
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Mine is an image of Dan from malefic.
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ayesinback at 6:13AM, Feb. 26, 2011
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Right now it's a plate of french fries since I'm playing the latest mafia theme.

but I'll revert back to the grapefruit tree soon, a Charlie Brown grapefruit tree, if you will. This little tree needs a huge amount of TLC and attention if it's going to survive the winter, more than I can give alone. And since I believe in the power of positive thought, and step one is just attention, I figured notice from DD viewers might help

(and if any of you are thinking goddam that f'n tree, please stop that now).
under new management
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kyupol at 6:32AM, Feb. 26, 2011
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Avatar - Made it because I'm so fed up with the police state and erosion of civil liberties happening in America… both USA and Canada… and the rest of the world…

I've had it with the TSA. I've had it with the high taxes that end up mostly creating a police state at home and wars abroad. I've had it with the roidhead cops and more violations of civil rights. I've had it with fat cat politicians and corporations sharing the same bed and making life harder for all of us. I stand for freedom and liberty. And proud of it!

http://www.infowars.com/latest-entries-in-v-for-victory-campaign/

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Icon - Thats Claudita from MAG-ISA. I understand that many readers of my comics have a crush on her. Sorry guys (and gals who like other gals)… She's already taken. :)
NOW UPDATING!!!
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I Am The 1337 Master at 6:36AM, Feb. 26, 2011
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My avatar is a picture of Fonzie from Happy Days that I took into paint and edited.

It's name is “D” and it is the only avatar I tend to use more than once and for long periods of time.
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Product Placement at 7:43AM, Feb. 26, 2011
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This is my original avatar:



It has a pretty simple background story. At some point, when I was creating my account here, I decided that I wanted a new nickname and settled with Product Placement. I then started searching the net for something that could related to the name and stumbled upon a picture of a guy holding a “For sale” sign. I have no idea who this guy is and when I attempted to rediscover the picture and possibly find out his identity, I couldn't find it again.

The current picture that I'm using is my default mafia GM picture, that I put up whenever I'm running the game (I've used it at least 7 times already :รพ ). It comes from a comic called “Top Drawer High”, which is based on users on this forum who happened to dally around in a section called The Top Drawer. It was a 4chan like environment that people visited to create stupid “All your bases are belong to me” threads until the Admins got sick of it and shut it down. The thread that spawned the comic still survives and can be found in the Network and Community section. It should give you a pretty good insight on how the Top Drawer was like.
Those were my two cents.
If you have any other questions, please deposit a quarter.
This space for rent.
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BffSatan at 7:49AM, Feb. 26, 2011
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I was messing around on flash one day and drew eye-planet. I later came back and re-made it with awesome face instead of the eye as well as being, simply put, less shitty.
And yes, it's a planet. It's like a metaphor or something, I dunno, whatever.
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noncannonfireworks at 9:25AM, Feb. 26, 2011
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Mine is from a drawing of a giant astronaut on a giant unicorn holding a giant flaming shovel.

On the moon…
The interesting thing about a signature is that you can put anything on it. No matter how pointless.
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Ochitsukanai at 9:38AM, Feb. 26, 2011
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My avatar indirectly came from a mafia game. I wasn't playing, but because Crocty was the GM, I died in all the narrations anyway. In one of them I was eaten by a tyrannosaurus. I drew it, then thought the dinosaur was cute and used it as an avatar for a few games.

Way later, I added a background and colored it to get used to using a tablet. I'm pretty sure it was ninja who suggested I paint a wig on it, which started dinopalooza.

Always, I wanna be with mew, and make believe with mew
and live in harmony harmony oh nyan
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DarkGesen at 10:26AM, Feb. 26, 2011
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Ozone, what the hell did you make me just watch?!
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PIT_FACE at 11:26AM, Feb. 26, 2011
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DarkGesen
Ozone, what the hell did you make me just watch?!

im pretty sure Peaches used to have peaches….
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Freegurt at 11:27AM, Feb. 26, 2011
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I made it in Photoshop. It's the logo to Terror Mountain.
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Adariel at 2:37PM, Feb. 26, 2011
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my avatar is also my “online character”, but i am nowhere near like it in real life.
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Salsa at 6:01PM, Feb. 26, 2011
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My avatar is normally a generic chibi with a hat, but I'm thinking of changing it.

The current one was drawn by miss Ochi.

The Icon for SftD is a picture of the titular starship

speaking of which, I gotta get back to tomorrow's page…
RAGE!
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Niccea at 4:18PM, Feb. 27, 2011
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Well.

I had an epic fail in trying to draw an elf when I was in high school.

The ears were totally messed up. But I kept them on the character and have her pop up in some of my comics (and used a different version as an avatar).

This version was drawn by Rokulily and colored by me.
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demontales at 5:11PM, Feb. 27, 2011
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Currently the main character of my comic. If I didn't suck at doing self-portrait that's what I would put instead. I'm not too fond of having a character, because I don't want people to think that character is my alter ego or something, but it's the best I have for now. At least I chose one that isn't crazy.
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Chernobog at 9:35PM, Feb. 27, 2011
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It's ‘Joker’, the villain from Persona 2: Eternal Punishment. He's the visual inspiration for my Arachnid Goddess character, Bagman.
 
 
“You tell yourself to just
enjoy the process,” he added. “That whether you succeed or fail, win or
lose, it will be fine. You pretend to be Zen. You adopt detachment, and
ironic humor, while secretly praying for a miracle.”
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Red Slayer at 10:19PM, Feb. 27, 2011
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Eddie Izzard eating invisible icecream.
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Skullbie at 10:50PM, Feb. 27, 2011
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I stole it.

 
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sama at 12:05AM, Feb. 28, 2011
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The Tooth Fairy, from our comic “Death and Fairy”.

We're going to do more color works (including for the front page of our magazine, Kiseki Magazine in Australia) for next month's issue so the icon may change.

Live life as the new Death
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ozoneocean at 3:40AM, Feb. 28, 2011
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sama
including for the front page of our magazine, Kiseki Magazine in Australia
I didn't know you guys were Australian O_o

PIT_FACE
DarkGesen
Ozone, what the hell did you make me just watch?!
im pretty sure Peaches used to have peaches….
lol! Naw, she's hot.
 
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Peipei at 5:36AM, Feb. 28, 2011
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I made it :D The two characters are Orn and Milek from my latest comic.

I like Pie!
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Abt_Nihil at 6:01AM, Feb. 28, 2011
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ozoneocean
PIT_FACE
DarkGesen
Ozone, what the hell did you make me just watch?!
im pretty sure Peaches used to have peaches….
lol! Naw, she's hot.
I thought she was rather cool than hot…

Niccea's and Peipei's icons are my personal favs so far. Followed by Oz and skullbie.

ozoneocean
People call me “Oz”
I'm in Australia, also often called “Oz”.

My avi is the Wizard of Oz, with long blonde hair like me, happy and smiling :)
The ocean part is quite mysterious though. What's an “ozoneocean”?
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ozoneocean at 6:39AM, Feb. 28, 2011
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Abt_Nihil
The ocean part is quite mysterious though. What's an “ozoneocean”?

It's just this: Ozone baby
Plus this: The Ocean

Nothing more mysterious than the tracklist on the big Remasters Zeppelin box set… Which actually has them in the reverse order. But the names had deeper resonance for me, of course, which is why I took them as my nick.


…An ozoneocean would be a superfantastic ocean of deeeeeep blue freezing cold O3, which would be reactive as hell, but look lovely ^_^
 
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Doodstormer at 7:55AM, Feb. 28, 2011
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Nico Cipriani, because I'm all about shameless self-promotion.

And vaguely Italian musicians.

Actually I was planning to change the person each time I introduced a new character, but I kind of fell behind on that before it even began.
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Abt_Nihil at 8:03AM, Feb. 28, 2011
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ozoneocean
Abt_Nihil
The ocean part is quite mysterious though. What's an “ozoneocean”?

It's just this: Ozone baby
Plus this: The Ocean
++++ LEVEL UP in respect.
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DrLuck at 9:54AM, Feb. 28, 2011
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I tend to always put characters from my comics as my avatar as a bonus way to promote the art. I never really use any sort of “online persona” thing. The one I got right now is actually a cropped bookmark I made for conventions of one of the main characters in A Loonatic's Tale.
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Hunchdebunch at 11:28AM, Feb. 28, 2011
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Mine is just a self portrait :)
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