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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby empath » 12 Oct 2014, 06:21

Previously I've used images that I've found that I feel represent what I am like - something to give an insight to the person within when you already have access to my outward appearance.

...and then Jester made an offer to do pictures of people as superheroes (ala Who You Gonna Call) and I haven't looked back since, since he managed to capture both. :D
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby AdmiralMemo » 12 Oct 2014, 11:19

I've had essentially 6 avatars that I've used online, this current one being very recent.

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6. For work-related accounts, I use an American-styled version of the company logo.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby korvys » 12 Oct 2014, 16:05

Mostly my avatar's are just my face (facebook/twitter) or something I just thought was cool (here).

Interestingly, Deedles, I figured out who you were on Twitter because you had the same avatar, though a different name.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Prospero101 » 12 Oct 2014, 16:43

korvys, as I recall you previously had some geometric avatar that seriously buggered with my perspective every time I tried to look at it. I think it was "nevermore" in the shape of a raven or something like that.

I bring this up because the way I recall you changing your avatar was someone offhandedly mentioned how to make .gifs into avatars and you were like "I HAVE TO GO." and came back with what you have now. It was quite funny.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby korvys » 12 Oct 2014, 16:51

That's pretty much exactly what happened.

Yeah, the nevermore raven was my old one, because korvys is like Corvus, but spelled differently because... reasons... and Corvus is the genus of Crows/Ravens/Etc.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Deedles » 12 Oct 2014, 20:12

korvys wrote:Mostly my avatar's are just my face (facebook/twitter) or something I just thought was cool (here).

Interestingly, Deedles, I figured out who you were on Twitter because you had the same avatar, though a different name.


This avatar actually started being used on my Skype account, then my Twitter and finally I added it here, for a couple of reasons. 1 being that I felt like updating, since I'd had my avatar for years, and 2. I thought that since I'm Deedles here and Nintarie on Twitter having the same avatar in both places could make me recognizable. :)
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby VmKid » 13 Oct 2014, 11:16

For a while, my avatar was an incredibly poorly-photoshopped Virtual Magic Kingdom logo (as that game's where I derived my username from).

Eventually, I started using a crash test calibration symbol for a short period of time, before moving to a "[V]" that I generated in GIMP.

Soon after that, I moved to my common "V-Cog" logo. The avatar I started using recently is the new Video Games AWESOME! mascot, Turbo Buddy, stylized to look like Chiro from that robot monkey show I'm too lazy to type the title of.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Valkyrie-Lemons » 13 Oct 2014, 11:32

My avatar is just a photoshop that took me literally a couple of minuets. I'm just too lazy to make, find, or ask someone else to make me a new one.

Plus, I don't think it's that bad.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Bebop Man » 13 Oct 2014, 12:05

I just use Spike. Comes with the name.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Omega Lairon » 13 Oct 2014, 16:34

It's a Lairon... because username. Usually it's just an in-game sprite, similar looking official artwork from spin-off games, or a trading card that looks particularly cool. But at time of writing, it's in "Halloween mode" / "Spoopy vision", which is just a quick 5 minute MS Paint sprite mash-up of a Lairon, Gastly, and the unidentified Lavender Tower ghost(s) from Fire Red / Leaf Green versions.

As for "why Lairon?" - A few years ago, I was involved with some small time Pokemon RP group/site (roughly 6-10 members, tops). I wanted to make a character which was my all time favourite Pokemon: Aron. But I didn't think anyone would take him seriously due to being so small and adorable, so I figured I'd make him an Aggron instead. But then we already had an Aggron in the group (who posted twice and then left. Thanks guy). So naturally, I settled for Lairon. I ended up posting a 3 out of 4 parts of a terrible fanfic series before realizing it was all kind of stupid, so I just never went back.

...maybe someday I'll write out the ending, just for closure if nothing else.

So yeah. TL;DR - matches username I obtained while roleplaying.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Bebop Man » 13 Oct 2014, 16:49

Lairon = Sylph Scope Ghost?
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Omega Lairon » 13 Oct 2014, 19:18

Bebop Man wrote:Lairon = Sylph Scope Ghost?


Indeed, as are all Pokemon. Or at least that's how I interpret there being one generic ghost sprite for all the various species that would be buried there. The eyes being a similar shape was a big plus also.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Phailhammer » 15 Oct 2014, 02:32

After the weather we've been having the past couple of days, this popped up on the Blue Mountains Police Facebook page:

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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Lord Chrusher » 15 Oct 2014, 02:45

Well, one half of Australia being on fire while the other half is underwater is not unusual. Snow on the other hand ....
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Prospero101 » 15 Oct 2014, 10:21

Yeah, isn't it SUMMER down there? How high are the Blue Mountains?
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Bebop Man » 15 Oct 2014, 12:34

Isn't it Spring in the S. hemisphere, and Autumn in the Northern?
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Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 15 Oct 2014, 13:04

1. Yes, Bebop
2. Thank you from the depths of my heart for not referring to it as 'fall'
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Valkyrie-Lemons » 15 Oct 2014, 13:06

Judging by the weather, we've seemed to have missed Autumn and gone strait to Winter.

Or is it just me? Since I'm finding the weather to be freezing at the moment.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Phailhammer » 15 Oct 2014, 15:17

Prospero101 wrote:Yeah, isn't it SUMMER down there? How high are the Blue Mountains?


It is indeed Spring, as Bebop said. The snow occurred because of a storm that crossed the Greater Sydney area and surrounds. Most areas were hit with heavy rain and high winds, rather than snow. I was delayed getting home on Monday, due to lightning strikes affecting the railway signalling system.

As for elevation, it depends where you are. The main strip, along the A32/Great Western Highway, ranges between around 150 and 1200m. Where I am is around 650m. It is not unusual for snow to occur above 900m (Leura, in the bottom image, is 985m), though it usually only happens a few times a year.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby SohNata » 16 Oct 2014, 06:37

So when I registered for the Kickstarter, I had a different forum name so can't get into the KS forums? Anyone know who I should contact?
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby AdmiralMemo » 16 Oct 2014, 07:24

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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Rikadyn » 16 Oct 2014, 14:24

Valkyrie-Lemons wrote:Judging by the weather, we've seemed to have missed Autumn and gone strait to Winter.

Or is it just me? Since I'm finding the weather to be freezing at the moment.


I had a typhoon this week so couldn't say that, but it seemed to blow the miserable heat off this island for a bit at least.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Trevor » 16 Oct 2014, 19:34

For me today was the hottest day in months.

I have little frame of reference for what "Autumn" even is. Seasons always seem like they would be such a weird thing to experience.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Deedles » 17 Oct 2014, 00:29

Not sure where to post this, so I'll post it here; Tally is a really nice person. Was feeling down about my art, so when I saw a tweet of hers on being creative I responded to it, asking how she manages to stay motivated, and got a lovely conversation out of it.

Made me realize I don't talk enough about art on here, like what I feel about my art and such, instead of just posting an image and that's it, but that's because I get defensive, and don't dare say much in conjunction with something I post.

Because honestly I feel crap about my art most of the time, but don't talk about it much, which makes me sad, because drawing is awesome and fun. So I should really change that and try to be more open.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby MotorWaffle » 17 Oct 2014, 06:12

Same here as far as art goes. I usually feel like my story writing is awkward and clunky. Seems to be a thing with creating in general.
I also don't know where to post this, so I guess it'll go here. Had a spider in my house yesterday, and this shit went beyond Shelob levels. We're talking Ungoliant herself crawled out of my couch post-maiming of Melkor (been reading the Silmarillion). Whacked it with a phone book and it laughed my attempt to kill it off.
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