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Postby MediumRare on Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:09 pm

This place is becoming too serious. :^o

Inspired by the goings-on in a German forum I decided to pick a new avatar with an appropriate seasonal theme. I've made modifications to some of the ones I've used or considered using in the past.

I've tentatively picked one than goes with TheWizard's first remarks, although my wife said it's in bad taste- but she has strong vegetarian tendencies

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This one doesn't really fit:

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This was the last one I used- until the Louvre changed it's website:

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and this one goes back to the great avatar movement and an overreaction thereto:

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as does this one (part of an escalation strategy not implemented):

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What do you think would be most interesting or appropriate?

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Postby MediumRare on Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:12 pm

Seeing as it's no fun making a fool of myself all on my own, I've come up with some suggestions for some other regular posters here. I think it's fairly clear who's meant:

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Now this one caused me a lot of problems. I really wanted to do something like this, but it didn't scale down gracefully, so I had to settle for this proposal:

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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:51 pm

oh shit.
LOL doesn't even begin to describe it...
i was just gonna pop in for a quick glance at the forum before i drift off to sleep...no chance of that now with all the laughing in the last 2 minutes.
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Postby Ian on Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:03 pm

omg.. The Xmas steak was funny.. but doing everyone else's avatars takes the cake.
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:32 pm

i love my x-mas one, i would gladly use it, aviationwiz?
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Postby MediumRare on Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:19 am

hoxlund wrote:i love my x-mas one, i would gladly use it, aviationwiz?

Glad you like it- you can link to it directly, like dodecahedron did. :D

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Postby bill on Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:34 am

Very funny, nice work! :lol:


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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:44 pm

I love what you've done with my avatar! I'm using this for the rest of the season for sure!! :D
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Postby MediumRare on Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:20 pm

I had some trepidations about this one, knowing how Americans feel about their flag and other national symbols- but here goes (counting on humour and Christmas cheer). I've added bill's avatar (with transparent background) to the collection.
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Postby bill on Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:09 pm

That's terrific, thanks for the avatar!!! I was trying to figure out how to do the same thing but you beat me to it.

I like it and appreciate you thinking of me :D

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Postby socheat on Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:20 pm

Ha, nice! Decorative and functional! Penguins lose 90% of their body heat through their heads, so mine should be all taken care of this winter. ;)
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:20 am

Awesome, that rocks!

Thanks for an awesome thread MediumRare!

I'll be using mine until I get back from South Africa sometime in January!
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Postby LoneWolf on Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:39 pm

I think for Dodec's sake, you need a dreidel or menorah option. :)
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:55 pm

thanks for the kind thought, Wolf. but no need realy.

this is more than i could wish for.
i'd put it in my signature, but i think i'll get kicked in the head...

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Postby Spazmogen on Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:43 pm

Well done!

Can I link to it until I get to upload it to my webspace?

I really like Slim's too: Image
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Postby Alejandra on Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:32 pm

Cool, thanks :D


Could I have these ones (one for another forum and the other for MSN Messenger) please [-o<
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Postby cfitz on Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:25 pm

Just so we don't overwork MediumRare:

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Postby cfitz on Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:37 pm

And in the car:

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Postby cfitz on Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:42 pm

In case you have to use .jpg :

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Postby cfitz on Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:47 pm

The small ones could use some sharpening (at the expense of a little increase in size):

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(Edited to add these to the original post too)

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Postby Alejandra on Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:32 pm

Hey, thanks, Cfitz.

Cool ones, I saved all of them :D
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Postby cfitz on Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:18 am

You're welcome. :)

I can't believe I misspelled your name. #-o Sorry. :oops:

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Postby MediumRare on Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:06 am

cfitz wrote:Just so we don't overwork MediumRare:

Nicely done, cfitz, and good so see you back for your monthly visit. :D

Living in "liberal" Europe, I would be tempted to do a bit more with the iMac girl's attire, so it's just as well that you did the job. :wink: I suspect you're more proficient with the graphic tools, too- I know that I've learned quite a bit from you. This thread is the harvest of an afternoon of messing around with Photoshop Elements.

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Postby pranav81 on Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:25 am

I like hoxlund's modified avatar the most.

Excellent thread.


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Postby Alejandra on Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:33 pm

Will be seasonal avatars for St Patrick's day?
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