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Old January 24th, 2008, 08:49 PM   #1
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Why did you choose your avatar?

I thought I'd start this thread for fun. For a while now, I've been curious about why some forumers on SSC have the avatars that they have. Specifically those here in the SSC Tampa Bay forum. I can tell all of you right now that the reason I have mine is that that they are a virtual images of myself so to speak. All pulled from The Sims 2. Prior to my current line of avatars, I had a HARTline bus stop sign.

Please share your avatar and the story behind it here please .
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Old January 24th, 2008, 10:32 PM   #2
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I picked mine because I love London!
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Old January 25th, 2008, 05:49 AM   #3
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Let me see I picked mine because at the time it looked funky! I feel funky SO.... I choose mine because of that!
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Old January 25th, 2008, 08:38 AM   #4
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Its a pic of the cover from one of my favorite issues from the magazine I publish.
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Old January 25th, 2008, 10:31 AM   #5
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My name is Zac.... so it's only natural that my picture is from Zack street, in front of Skypoint.
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Old January 25th, 2008, 03:52 PM   #6
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It was a test avatar I uploaded when I could first do so (which was barely after SSC went public). I was basically uploading a variety of images that I thought people might use, because the default ones sucked... And I've kept it over time so that it is recognizable.
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Old January 25th, 2008, 08:25 PM   #7
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I really like looking through historical photos of Tampa (see my map) and seeing how the area use to look. I chose this picture of a "Welcome Gate" for the Tampania Subdivision (started in mid 1920s), because I love the sign above and it shows what great lengths people went to back then to market real estate (some things never change).

The gate would have stood at the intersection of a much smaller westshore blvd. and North B St.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 12:21 AM   #8
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It was a test avatar I uploaded when I could first do so (which was barely after SSC went public). I was basically uploading a variety of images that I thought people might use, because the default ones sucked... And I've kept it over time so that it is recognizable.
Your's is neat nonetheless

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I picked mine because I love London!
London is terrific. I want to go there someday.

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I really like looking through historical photos of Tampa (see my map) and seeing how the area use to look. I chose this picture of a "Welcome Gate" for the Tampania Subdivision (started in mid 1920s), because I love the sign above and it shows what great lengths people went to back then to market real estate (some things never change).

The gate would have stood at the intersection of a much smaller westshore blvd. and North B St.
That one is cool too.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 03:10 AM   #9
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If you missed my past avatars...here they are...
The HARTline bus stop avatar is on a CD so I won't be able to upload it again until I retrieve the CD on Friday.
  • May 2007 - November 2007
  • November 2007 - January 2008 (except for Holiday season)
  • Christmas 2007 I had Medo from the UK forums photoshop the second avatar for me for Christmas.
  • Very briefly during January 2008 (had the background set as the Landside Terminal at TIA
  • January 2008 - February 2008
  • Current
  • (Larger view)

Avatars that you may see soon...
  • If I'm REALLY, REALLY confused...
  • If I'm exhausted from school and work...
  • If I'm having a jolly good time on HARTline (LOL)...
  • OR...maybe model Alessandra Ambrosio will become one of my avatars because she's HOT! (wolf whistle) JUST KIDDING JASON!
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Old February 14th, 2008, 03:35 AM   #10
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^Wow. Nice history lesson.

I'm going avatarless for the time being, but at various times I've had:

a picture I took of the Verizon tower,
along with the cover art of different hip-hop albums such as

Eardrum (Artist: Talib Kweli)
Illmatic (Artist: Nas) and
Train of Thought (Artist: Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek)

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Old February 14th, 2008, 11:54 PM   #11
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BTW: The Alessandra Ambrosio thing was meant to be a joke. But she is very good looking nonetheless.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 04:05 PM   #12
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^Wow. Nice history lesson.

I'm going avatarless for the time being, but at various times I've had:

a picture I took of the Verizon tower,
along with the cover art of different hip-hop albums such as

Eardrum (Artist: Talib Kweli)
Illmatic (Artist: Nas) and
Train of Thought (Artist: Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek)
What is the avatar that you have now? What artist is that?
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Old February 17th, 2008, 04:49 PM   #13
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Artist: Nas
Album: Stillmatic
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Old February 17th, 2008, 05:08 PM   #14
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Mine is my car, I've had a few others that are scattered in my old photobucket accounts.
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Old February 17th, 2008, 07:26 PM   #15
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Artist: Nas
Album: Stillmatic
cool.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 03:48 PM   #16
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Have fun on the Crosstown!

It's going to be a long road ahead with the fixing of the deficient overpasses and the I-4 connector.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 12:19 AM   #17
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Which avatar you have this time FF? What kind of a artist/band is that? It looks like one of those punkish rock bands.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 12:29 AM   #18
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If I told You, I'd have to kill You!
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Old May 1st, 2008, 12:39 AM   #19
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Old May 1st, 2008, 01:00 AM   #20
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To quote the Beastie Boys...

Quote:
I Kick It Root Down
I Put My Root Down

It's Not A Put Down
I Put My Foot Down
And Then I Make Some Love, I Put My Root Down
It's a hint.
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