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Old 08-01-2010, 06:24 AM   #1
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What is the story behind your avatar?

Mine, well, I think the byline says it all.

So, what is the story behind yours?
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:32 AM   #2
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:58 AM   #4
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Inspired by Adrian, made by Taylor514ce, what's not to love about a beanie with a propellor on top. Also, "in the world before Monkey, primal chaos reigned..."

I'z in ur beanie, wearin' ur monkeyface!
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Old 08-01-2010, 02:22 PM   #5
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Old 08-01-2010, 03:16 PM   #6
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It is an artist conception. By a friend, like my signature says. I think it fits me like a glove, although I do not do snowboarding, but just ski. Every time I see it my mood just jumps up one notch.

I have been defined as a well mannered (often at least) whirlpool. That's the idea. I have been defined just a nice guy. That's the idea also.

BTW. Great thread TadW. Very useful for the students of postology.

BTW2. This thread Do avatar images influence your impression of personality?
might be interesting as background reference to this thread and certainly could complement his scope

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Old 08-01-2010, 04:02 PM   #7
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Well, I used to have these boring old avatars. Though I rather liked the last I remember, a blue steampunk style male lion head. Fitted my star sign. If I believed in such things.

Then, one day, late last year, I started this thread here at MR - Do avatar images influence your impression of personality?. That sparked a new "era" of avatars for me.

First I came across a cute/funny image of a woman in dirndl dress, having fun with a Hanlin V3 - I think it was courtesy of Astak readers actually. Since it was close to Christmas, the image gave me the idea to look for cute looking Christmas style pin-up images. Nothing tacky or cheap, but cute, sweet and funny images I would like to look at myself. I found a few that I used throughout December last year.

And since then I've stayed with the beautiful women and pretty girls. I like to look at them myself - and from the comments I get, others certainly do, too. I try to stay away from tacky or cheap images, but taste varies, and sometimes I wonder when someone will complain... Not too soon, I hope

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Old 08-01-2010, 04:38 PM   #8
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I am a retired Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) from the U.S. Air Force. One of the more common themes for Air Force chiefs is Native American.

I also adore Mickey Mouse.

Finding the two themes together in one picture was so cool - I just had to have/use it.

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Old 08-01-2010, 04:54 PM   #9
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I am a retired Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) from the U.S. Air Force. One of the more common themes for Air Force chiefs is Native American.

I also adore Mickey Mouse.

Finding the two themes together in one picture was so cool - I just had to have/use it.

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Marilyn I am impressed. Maybe it is too early in the flow of the thread to comment on other members' avatar. So I will not comment on yours except to say that I like it very much.
That said, I am impressed. A Chief Master Sergeant is somebody who scares the ... (how do they say this ...) out of everybody. Like Burt Lancaster ( Sgt. Milton Warden in FromHere to Eternity) or Clint Eastwood chum in Gunny.

Tell me more, please, why "One of the more common themes for Air Force chiefs is Native American." Themes of what? Thank you
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Old 08-01-2010, 04:58 PM   #10
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Tell me more, please, why "One of the more common themes for Air Force chiefs is Native American." Themes of what? Thank you
Very good question - also from a European like me
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:29 PM   #11
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Tell me more, please, why "One of the more common themes for Air Force chiefs is Native American." Themes of what? Thank you
Sorry it wasn't more clear. Here's some unofficial U.S. Air Force history (bit dry, sorry):

Chief Master Sergeant is the highest enlisted rank (E-9) in the Air Force and the shortened form of address is "Chief." In the 1970's, the United States Air Force chief master sergeants adopted the American Indian chief as their symbol. The Indian chief is the highest member of the tribe. The chief is also a teacher or mentor to the warriors of the tribe. The chief - an elder - was looked on for leadership.

Upon reaching the rank of E-9, it became customary to give the newly-promoted "Chief" a small bust of an Indian Chief, or a framed lithograph of an Indian leader, usually depicted in full war bonnet. The intent is to capture the virtues of courage, bravery, and honor associated with an American Indian Chief and to encourage the "Chief" to embody these ideals in his/her new rank.


Hope that helps.

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Upon reaching the rank of E-9, it became customary to give the newly-promoted "Chief" a small bust of an Indian Chief, or a framed lithograph of an Indian leader, usually depicted in full war bonnet. The intent is to capture the virtues of courage, bravery, and honor associated with an American Indian Chief and to encourage the "Chief" to embody these ideals in his/her new rank.
That is very admirable virtues to honour in this way. I can see why you value your "Chief Mickey"
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