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April 7th, 2010, 4:29 AM
When you see pictures of people online, or on PC, do you imagine them as how they actually look from then on? Or do you continue to go by the preconceived image in your head of that user?

For me, even if I've seen lots of pictures of people, I still find it hard to imagine them as who they are in their pictures, though there's really only one exclusion, which is Malyka, who I actually imagine how she looks when thinking about her and talking to her. (Though then again, that image that I had in my head before I saw her still kind of exists, yet it's impossible to get a clear picture of that. Adding to that, she's about the only one who I've seen in my dreams, as opposed to most others by their usernames or another form of online representation.)

April 7th, 2010, 6:35 AM
It sometimes happen, and yes I see Malyka in my mind when I talk to her like you do.. :3

But then there are some faces you just kinda forget after seeing them.. :/

So I can't really remember them. But I do See Mr. Destler like his photo is and I do see Beachy like his photo is (I tend to remember the more photogenic members and imagine them as so..)... I also remember Lightnings face, and I do remember the faces of those whom spam up the pic thread or have.. Such as Tattoo... I see him when I see his posts.. I also see Bethan and Spencer as they are when I talk to them. I also see Nica and Siggy as the pretty females they are.. :3 (Siggy's Raven black hair is smexy)...

What I'm saying is, if I can remember the face I see that person like that..

If I've never seen them on a pic I usually look at their avatar.. cx

April 7th, 2010, 6:53 AM
Tbh I actually dislike seeing photos of people since I usually forget the images I had in my head as the picture slowly dominates my mind Dx<

April 7th, 2010, 8:22 AM
I generally don't commit much memory space to a photo of a person. While I know what some members look like, I tend to picture them based upon whatever their current signature/avatar they have. Using this method I can easily differentiate real world and online friends, and avoid any confusion. XD

So no, when I see a picture of a member, that image does not dominate my mind, the image they chose for signature/avatar does. :p

April 7th, 2010, 8:39 AM
Yeah, it's sometimes depressing to find out how you thought he looked like, was totally wrong. :/

Captain Hobo.
April 7th, 2010, 8:42 AM
When I see a pic of someone online that is not how I remember them. I remember them ny there avatar.

April 7th, 2010, 1:07 PM
I only have vague memories of what everyone looks like from the picture thread. So the image in my head is what usually sticks. There are only a few members that when I see their username I see the exact image from the picture thread. It's a little weird in some ways since I don't talk to those people. :3

April 7th, 2010, 1:19 PM
I'll be perfectly blunt...in order for me to remember a face on PC or any other website, you'd have to have a damn good looking face or spam up the pics thread. :P

Otherwise, I just associate avatars and signatures to a certain poster. XD

April 7th, 2010, 1:36 PM
Actually, I just realized right now, I don't think of people as the preconceived image, that is, if I've never seen there photo, or I have, but forgot.

I almost always think of a person as there photo. xD

April 7th, 2010, 2:16 PM
I look at the quality of their posts and their avvy/siggy.

But when I get to be friends with them and add them on msn, I see what they look like and I'm like; "Didn't expect that."
But they still cool♥. :3

April 7th, 2010, 11:52 PM
I actually remember people by their photos that they post online..

Um.. but if they haven't posted one, I usually conjure one up by taking elements such as text styles or colours from their themes or the way they type.. and trying to translate it into something I might imagine them being.

April 7th, 2010, 11:52 PM
I'll be perfectly blunt...in order for me to remember a face on PC or any other website, you'd have to have a damn good looking face or spam up the pics thread. :P

Otherwise, I just associate avatars and signatures to a certain poster. XD
^ This, except replace "good looking" with "posts their photo all the goddamn time". XD; Not a bad thing, necessarily, but lol it's the only way I'll remember how someone looks short of meeting them in person. :p

April 8th, 2010, 4:46 AM
I try to find an image of that person, so I picture him or her actually talking. At most times, I would not expect them to look that way. o3o

April 8th, 2010, 5:11 AM
I remember them by their most memorable theme's, or stuff they're obsessed with, or similar.
Silv is a cute chibi japanese person with blue hair who has this expression: =3
Dogboy is Phoenix Wright, mixed with Haku from Spirited Away.
Vanitas~ is a guy with a really big sword and awesome sunglasses. XD
Sakura is a fairy with who you don't want to piss off. I don't know why I think that. XD
Jordan is a blue haired Kyou Fujibayashi from Clannad, with the dictionary of death and a ninja blade. don't know why. XD
Sonniku is a female vesion of Sonic. Simple as pie. mmmmm, pie....
Gazza is a female Dr. Hobo. Sometimes he's brilliant. Most of the time, he is not. Also, very girly. XD
Awesome. is an amazing spriter with crude humor, and sometimes childish. XD
Nudge every time I think of him I think of Raymond from Everybody loves raymond, but his personality is COMPLETELY different, and more awesome. XD

And that's basically it for the people on the top of my mind.

April 12th, 2010, 5:44 AM
Um....I think Signomi is um, a beautiful person like her personality WUT?

Me, you would never dream what I looked like.