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jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« on: 09 Feb 2011, 10:04 »

That's about all I've got to say
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #1 on: 09 Feb 2011, 10:28 »

A lot of avatars around here make me uncomfortable. A long time ago I used to complain about it, but I just gave up and stopped visiting here from work. That's probably a good idea anyway.

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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #2 on: 09 Feb 2011, 11:23 »

It pretty much disgusted and freaked me out at first, but now it is changing my perceptions of attractiveness in unforeseen ways.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #3 on: 09 Feb 2011, 11:29 »

I miss Kiff's puppy-stomp one.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #4 on: 09 Feb 2011, 11:30 »

A lot of avatars around here make me uncomfortable. A long time ago I used to complain about it, but I just gave up and stopped visiting here from work. That's probably a good idea anyway.


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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #5 on: 09 Feb 2011, 11:40 »

Katie your avatar is actually one of the leading causes for me to hit a panic alt+tab while at work
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #6 on: 09 Feb 2011, 11:40 »

Hey I have much worse.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #7 on: 09 Feb 2011, 11:45 »

NO

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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #8 on: 09 Feb 2011, 12:01 »

my av is the best
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #9 on: 09 Feb 2011, 12:15 »

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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #10 on: 09 Feb 2011, 12:21 »

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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #11 on: 09 Feb 2011, 12:23 »

but doggies are cute and Hush is a fantastic hour of television.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #12 on: 09 Feb 2011, 12:36 »

LIKE MINE?

especially yours

I am posting from my iPhone when I am sitting right in front of my computer. Seems a little silly but quite necessary.

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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #13 on: 09 Feb 2011, 13:07 »

Katie's I've gotten over and just generally think is silly, but yeah, the tongue thing....I don't know man, it gives me the creeps. But it's also one of those avatars that's like a train wreck - it's awful, but you can't stop watching.

Unlike Jodie's P-Diddy/Bjork icon which makes me laugh every freaking time. And the cute animated animal ones. Those are awesome and I watch them all the time.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #14 on: 09 Feb 2011, 13:38 »

paging ackblom to this thread
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #15 on: 09 Feb 2011, 14:23 »

Who was the person with the bottomless guy swinging his junk around? I think it was Kieffer. Also, Trollstrummer's puke face wash one


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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #16 on: 09 Feb 2011, 14:44 »

Who was the person with the bottomless guy swinging his junk around? I think it was Kieffer. Also, Trollstrummer's puke face wash one

Trollstormur's puke face wash was too epic to be gross. But the split tongue, as I've said before... eugh. Doing stuff like that to your body just hits all the wrong buttons.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #17 on: 09 Feb 2011, 14:50 »

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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #18 on: 09 Feb 2011, 14:50 »

as long as we're all giving opinions away up in here, i think it's pretty cool
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #19 on: 09 Feb 2011, 14:52 »

I haven't got any problems with it either, and I usually hate animated avatars. I thought it was interesting the first time I saw it because I couldn't figure out how each half was moving independently, then I remembered I could curl my tongue into a W shape and stopped thinking about it.

There's nothing gross about splitting your tongue. It's no more "wrong" than piercing your ears or dyeing your hair, two things which are perfectly common and considered normal.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #20 on: 09 Feb 2011, 15:08 »

I confess, it sort of makes me scroll past the person's posts mega quickly, which I assume defies the point of posting on a forum.

Likewise, in the past when people had creepy or disturbing avatars, I always did the same. Thus, by all means have whatever you want as your avatar but I'm probably not going to read your posts.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #21 on: 09 Feb 2011, 15:19 »

Only one person's avi makes me cringe every time I see it, and he has only made one post in over a year, so it's not an issue for me.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #22 on: 09 Feb 2011, 15:35 »

I really have no issues with peeps Avatars

If I did, I'd say something, believe me.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #23 on: 09 Feb 2011, 15:44 »

On that subject, what's going on in your avatar, Kugai?

I can't really make it out.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #24 on: 09 Feb 2011, 15:47 »

There's nothing gross about splitting your tongue. It's no more "wrong" than piercing your ears or dyeing your hair, two things which are perfectly common and considered normal.

I'm fine with split tongues. Steve's has never bothered me. It's the avatar that bothers me. Why? I don't really know. Maybe just because it doesn't stop, who knows. Animated avatars are too distracting for me to ignore, I guess.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #25 on: 09 Feb 2011, 15:49 »

Oh, I wasn't aiming that at anyone who didn't like the avatar, just specifically at LTK. I get distracted by animated avatars too, and since I usually identify a poster by their avatar it's tricky when they change a lot.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #26 on: 09 Feb 2011, 16:32 »

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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #27 on: 09 Feb 2011, 16:44 »

The only gif avatar that bother me is Jodie's because it just takes so goddamn long and I never see the start of it, I still have no earthly idea what it's supposed to be.

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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #28 on: 09 Feb 2011, 17:00 »

Oh, I wasn't aiming that at anyone who didn't like the avatar, just specifically at LTK. I get distracted by animated avatars too, and since I usually identify a poster by their avatar it's tricky when they change a lot.

I know! But people keep paging Steve to this thread and I was all "Whut, that's not what I meant," so I was replying in general, but your post made sense too.

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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #29 on: 09 Feb 2011, 17:02 »

So what makes an avatar "good" or "best"?

Also, if I'm scrolling through a thread I get my posts and Johnny's posts mixed up all the time even though the avatars aren't all that similar. I think it's those big ugly blue stars camouflaging everything underneath them.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #30 on: 09 Feb 2011, 17:04 »

I'm pretty sure cuteness figures pretty heavily, at least 'round these here parts.

Incidentally, I love JD's avatar. I love that girl. Wanna get to know that girl.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #31 on: 09 Feb 2011, 17:06 »

The comments on the source video on Youtube were fuckin' ace. They ranged between "KILL IT WITH FIRE" and "omg hottest thing ever", with pretty much no shades of grey. My favourite: "I have the most confusing erection ever".
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #32 on: 09 Feb 2011, 17:06 »

On that subject, what's going on in your avatar, Kugai?

I can't really make it out.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #33 on: 09 Feb 2011, 17:07 »

Only one person's avi makes me cringe every time I see it, and he has only made one post in over a year, so it's not an issue for me.

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also, seconding that i have no real problems with anybody's anything. Jd's avatar is a super cute lady who kind of weirds me out a little tiny bit; it's the perfect combo!
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #34 on: 09 Feb 2011, 17:30 »

JD's avatar (along with meeting Stephen and his tongue) just makes me want to get my tongue split.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #35 on: 09 Feb 2011, 17:48 »

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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #36 on: 09 Feb 2011, 17:53 »

OHHHH GODDD NOOOOOOO

JD's avatar (along with meeting Stephen and his tongue) just makes me want to get my tongue split.

Your avatar makes me want to love again. Almost.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #37 on: 09 Feb 2011, 17:59 »

See, that one just makes me laugh.

Maybe it's just the girl who weirds me out. I don't get it!
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #38 on: 09 Feb 2011, 17:59 »

JD's avatar (along with meeting Stephen and his tongue) just makes me want to get my tongue split.

So if you get your tongue split, and you make out with a girl who's tongue is split, can you like intertwine them?

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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #39 on: 09 Feb 2011, 18:02 »

There's only one way to find out.

I'll get my tongue split and fly all the way to America just to kiss Stephen.


He does, after all, make a very attractive lady.


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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #40 on: 09 Feb 2011, 18:07 »

Only one person's avi makes me cringe every time I see it, and he has only made one post in over a year, so it's not an issue for me.
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« Reply #41 on: 09 Feb 2011, 18:14 »


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« Reply #42 on: 09 Feb 2011, 18:16 »

It's great waiting for them to finally sync up.
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« Reply #43 on: 09 Feb 2011, 18:18 »

Also it's kind of like they're kissing when it does finally sync up.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #44 on: 09 Feb 2011, 18:20 »

The only one I ever officially complained about was the guy who had an animated gif from an old movie where a person's eyeball was being cut. Even though I knew it was just special effects, even scrolling by it real fast just icked me out to the point of nausea.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #45 on: 09 Feb 2011, 18:34 »

i have been on this forum for like four years and still have never had an avatar.

i like it when regulars have the same avatar forever and then i can scroll through posts and know who's talking because the avatar in my peripheral vision links up with that person in my brain and i can read through conversations much more smoothly. and in the same vein, when two people have avatars that look too much alike, i get really confused because people are posting things and it does not line up at all with their usual posting style and i'm like "why is person A trying to sound all like person B" and it just causes me unnecessary distress in my forum-reading.

i think i read this forum too much.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #47 on: 09 Feb 2011, 18:38 »

Wow that shrew sure is big in non-av form.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #48 on: 09 Feb 2011, 18:41 »

I will have none of this .gif hatred, dancing corgi is the best.
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Re: jd's avatar makes me kind of uncomfortable
« Reply #49 on: 09 Feb 2011, 18:47 »

i like it when regulars have the same avatar forever and then i can scroll through posts and know who's talking because the avatar in my peripheral vision links up with that person in my brain and i can read through conversations much more smoothly. and in the same vein, when two people have avatars that look too much alike, i get really confused because people are posting things and it does not line up at all with their usual posting style and i'm like "why is person A trying to sound all like person B" and it just causes me unnecessary distress in my forum-reading.

yeah i do this. also when I first started posting regularly I changed my avatar to this,



unaware that Linds had recently had almost the same exact thing (I think the background color was different?), and that confused some people.
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