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Old March 12th, 2008 (07:20 AM).
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I (like Hicky, whom I got the idea for this thread from) have the annoying habit of imagining people as their avatars, and when someone like TK (or Trainer Kat to those not aware of my often used abbreviation) changes her avatar daily, she just begins to become a haze when I look at her posts.

Is this with everyone, or just me? Discuss.
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Old March 12th, 2008 (08:26 AM).
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Imagine them AS their avatar? Well, no. XD;

But if you mean associate them/their posts with their avatars, then definitely. Avatars are usually the first thing I notice, and I remember certain avatars with certain people. o3o
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Old March 12th, 2008 (08:33 AM).
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I wouldn't say I imagine them AS their avatar, however If I haven't seen a picture of them I will usually associate thier avatar or a person in their sig as them.
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Old March 12th, 2008 (09:35 AM).
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I think the signature is more representative of someone on the forums. Some people on the forums actually dedicate time into their signature, making it look the best they can, and it's honestly what they like. An avatar is just a square picture that is sometimes just taken away from the banner itself.

I don't notice the avatar very much.. if I'm about to read a post from someone, or if I already have and thought it was interesting, I'll just look at the username. XD;;
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Old March 12th, 2008 (10:58 AM).
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lol I hope no-one does this to me, I don't particularly want to be imagined as a Drifloon XD I mean, Drifloon is cute, but I don't really want to be one o.O

Anyway, I wouldn't say I imagine people to literally look like their avatars (lmao), but I associate their avatar with them, if you get what I mean. Not like... actually imagining they are their avatar or anything
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Old March 12th, 2008 (11:39 AM).
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If there's nothing else to go by, I generally will see some kind of heavy association with a person and their avatar.

On my avatar, I'm not actually a girl who plays a violin, but feel free to see me as such.
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Old March 12th, 2008 (11:51 AM).
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I think the avatars say something about themselves to because your right they chose it so its them actually just like mine i love Tyranitars which is sorta like a dragon and its a dark type.
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Old March 12th, 2008 (11:51 AM).
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Yes! I do actually imagine people as their avatar some of the time!
Usually if it's a theme they've used for a long time or something memorable.
Someone has told me before that they imagine me as 2k-tan from a theme I used a lot awhile back. Yeah, I view people as their avatar sometimes :x


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Of course I'm a Toxicroak! Come on, what else would I be?

But, yeah, I do that too. Haha. It's weird when their avatar is a character from something I recognize, because then I'll start associating that character's face with them. And it's also strange when a person doesn't really have any kind of animate object in their avatar, because then I just imagine them as some sort of... shapeless essence or something? Perhaps some sort of vague human figure with facial details I can't make out?
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Old March 12th, 2008 (11:55 AM).
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Chibi, I think I imagine you as 2k-tan. XD

I associate people with their signatures, not their avatars. So the people who change their signatures and avatars every day? They bother me a lot because I have nothing concrete to associate them with. (Especially since they're usually the types to change their name every chance they get, too.)
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Old March 12th, 2008 (12:09 PM).
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I don't really..jusge people based on whatever theme/avy they're using. I mean, yeah, it gives you a general idea of what their interests are, but it doesn't really..say anything about the person's attitude ._.

I prefer to see what they're like through what they say..or type, or whatever.

..Like right now, having realized that signatures are totally un-Metal, I'm not using one anymore, so no one can judge me by what it is <_<
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Old March 12th, 2008 (01:37 PM).
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Yeah, I'm totally a loli character cosplaying as a Mantyke :P

But yeah, I sometimes tend to form an idea about what a person looks like concerning their avatar, though it's more like I just associate them with it.
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Old March 12th, 2008 (01:46 PM).
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I odn't really imagine people as their avatars, but I when I see someone's avatar I'll be like "yea...that's Bob since his avatar is like that." When someone gets a new avatar along with a new name, I will have trouble recognizing them at all. An avatar is just another way for me to recognize who the person is.
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Old March 12th, 2008 (02:56 PM).
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I don't really imagine people as their avatar. I just think that a person's avatar suits their personality ... maybe. =D
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Old March 12th, 2008 (03:03 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Oni Raichu:
I (like Hicky, whom I got the idea for this thread from) have the annoying habit of imagining people as their avatars, and when someone like TK (or Trainer Kat to those not aware of my often used abbreviation) changes her avatar daily, she just begins to become a haze when I look at her posts.

Is this with everyone, or just me? Discuss.
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Old March 12th, 2008 (03:33 PM).
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No, I don't imagine them as their avy's because I have a Cheese Avy. Although my friends call me Cheese doesn't mean that I look like Cheese. The person a post ago has a Kabutops as their Avy, they cannot look like a Kabutops. XD Also Clade: I think Avy's are supposed to suit people's personality too. My personality is just like Cheese. XD
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Old March 12th, 2008 (04:02 PM).
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I actaully do the same thing. Right know, Hazuki is a plant to me xD
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Old March 12th, 2008 (04:58 PM).
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xDD I do NOT change my theme every day, Mr. Oni~!

But yes. For a while, I just sort of...pictured you as the boy in your signature when he was your avatar as well. Well, I'm having a hard time picturing you as a cheetah with a top hat, but...at least I know it's you when I see that avatar.

Long story short--
If you have a person as your avatar (like 雀), that's how I will visualize you.
Unless...y'know...you're a girl with a guy as your avatar...
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Old March 12th, 2008 (05:24 PM).
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Long story short--
If you have a person as your avatar (like 雀), that's how I will visualize you.
Unless...y'know...you're a girl with a guy as your avatar...


I feel exactly the same way. I also tend to generate possible personalities based on someone's avatar, username and sig. I can spot a noob from a mile away!
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Old March 12th, 2008 (05:28 PM).
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Interesting thread, and actually I do it sometimes...

I'm not exactly sure on the factors and everything, but some when I person doesnt post a picture in the "post you thread" then I just go by what ever is out there, but in other ties I know a person so well by their posts that I can somewhat imagine what they look like.

So yeah sort of case by case. Though yes, sometimes I go by avatar.
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Old March 12th, 2008 (05:57 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Trainer Kat:
xDD I do NOT change my theme every day, Mr. Oni~!

But yes. For a while, I just sort of...pictured you as the boy in your signature when he was your avatar as well. Well, I'm having a hard time picturing you as a cheetah with a top hat, but...at least I know it's you when I see that avatar.

Long story short--
If you have a person as your avatar (like 雀), that's how I will visualize you.
Unless...y'know...you're a girl with a guy as your avatar...
It shows elegance and genius, which is exactly what you should be thinking when you see my avatar.
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Old March 13th, 2008 (11:59 AM).
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I have a bad habit of doing that myself. I've been going for forums for over 6 years now and I always imagine people looking somewhat like their avatar. Most of the time, it's very far off.
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Old March 13th, 2008 (12:13 PM).
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Yeah, i remember back when i was with United Forums, I imagined people to be like their avatars... and eventually most of them imagined that I was not a really person, but a living embodiment of an anime character. Although at times, i'm not too far off from how my avatar looks.
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Old March 13th, 2008 (12:33 PM).
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Actually I go more for the signatures, unless the person has the same avatar for months, and suddenly change it...
Nica helped me a lot about not caring about avatars, since she changes hers eight times per week XD

But, really, I have known a lot of people who care about the avatar: I once had a more girl-ish one and I was called "her" (despite the fact of having never changed the "male" from my profile O_o).
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Old March 13th, 2008 (01:45 PM).
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Its easy to base an opinion on someone from their avatar. So when someone changes theirs it can be a bit confusing.

L is awesome and think he is really similar to me- so I feel comfortable about using it XD
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