What's The Story Behind Your Avatar?

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Maybe I'm a bit weird to say this, but I'm fascinated with avatars. xD
That makes me think if there are certain stories about your avatar.
Does it have deeper meaning, or is it just a random picture that looks good for your profile?
I will appreciate any kind of story. :D

Anyway, I'd start with my own avatar.
The Story
This frog dude originally appeared on my short story I created during Junior High School (for English class).
I forgot what is the exact title of my story, but it's about a frog who wants to be a bull.
You know, bull is big and strong, while frog is small and of course not that strong. xD

It starts off with frog and bull having friendly conversation while walking in the city.
When they were about to cross the street, a truck passed by in a weird manner.
Apparently the driver was sleepy.

The bull tried to hold the truck to save the frog from being run over.
He can hold the truck without being damaged by it.
This display of strength greatly impressed the frog, he wanted to be more like the bull.
Days passed, the frog can't stop thinking about how he can be more like the bull.

As the frog walked near a grass field, he saw the bull chilling with his laptop.
The frog was about to greet him, but suddenly a crow flew by and stole the bull's laptop.
The bull chased the crow as best as he could, but he can't. He was too slow.
The frog on the other hand, was quick and he can jump high.
As he jumped, he can get the laptop that has been stolen by the crow.

The bull thanked the frog for taking back his laptop, and he was impressed by frog's ability to jump high.
By this time the frog realized that he don't have to be like the bull.
He have his own strength, and he should be proud of himself.
At its core, the story is about self acceptance (but honestly I didn't know that concept in Junior High School). xD

So why this frog becomes my avatar?
In 2012, I joined an Indonesian comic forum as EpicFAIL28 (later changed to EpicFILE).
I randomly pick the frog dude picture as my avatar. xD

EpicFILE and this avatar becomes my go to profile information when I joined a forum.
The story about this frog dude evolved overtime.
In 2015, I named him "Epic Katak" (literally means Epic Frog)
and made a music video of him playing guitar with his friend "Kadal Kidal" (Lefty Lizard).
In 2019, he's one of the character in my Instagram comic 3 Sekewan (currently on hiatus).
His name in the comic is "Mas Epik" ("mas" is from Javanese language, to call a young male).

The Many Versions of My Avatar
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One of the earliest version, the very first version from frog and bull story has lost. xD

2015 music video version

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2017 version, when I joined this forum

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2019 version, as one of the main character on 3 Sekewan comic

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2020 version, on 3 Sekewan

That concludes my story. What's the story behind your avatar? :D
 

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I love tigers, eagles and dragons, so I match my name to the avatar and nicknames.

former Nicknames (most used ( TigerMaster)) in most forums, now for RPG Maker
only atm as ShadowDragon.

not really a meaning behind those, Tigers specially because I like those animals
and because it's a cat, and I'm a cat person =)
 

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No interesting story about this poker faced girl XD She is just the MC of my seemingly first 'could be completed' game that I started working on in 2018... I had high hopes for the project. But it was very ambitious for me to attempt alone so I put it on hold. I'm not the type of person that enjoys working in a team so I guess the project is dead, I don't know :'/ This avatar is quite recent though. I just randomly selected her as it was the first picture I saw in my gallery XD And now I'm sort of stuck with her. I wanted to change multiple times but just doesn't feel right lol In real life my overall vibe is similar to this character too- plain and lifeless so maybe that's why.
Btw, I like the story ^^ @EpicFILE It reminds me of my own English classes when I was a kid TT
 
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@ShadowDragon
You have a cool looking avatar,
it reminds me of Mortal Kombat in some ways. :D

@gabrieldiastche
Wow, I just noticed the G and D on that game pad.
It's a great design, looking sleek and professional!

@Testtubebaby
That's pretty interesting. Do you actually wore that costume when the photo was taken?

@Hyouryuu-Na
I can't see you with another avatar.
It's just iconic to me. xD
She seems to be mysterious rather than plain, so it's cool.
Anyway, thanks for liking the story.
I have certain emotional connection with the story. xD
 

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Just my first OC, and still one I frequently use for different stuffs. The drawing itself was from one of the Powerpoint movies I did (yes, I make sprite battles in Powerpoint).
 

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Wow people really be using powerpoint for some cool stuff :0 I saw someone make a VN in powerpoint and now there's someone making sprite battle movies in powerpoint! I can never see it as more than just an annoying software used to complete even more annoying assignments XD
Edit: Oops I'm going offtopic. Apologies :"(
 

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I experience an identify crisis every so often for being called Seacliff but not even being an iconic JRPG island that floats in the sea.

I used over a dozen avatars while on this site, and probably a hundred across other sites, but I've always found that whatever avatar I used influenced the way people read my comments. An Angry/Intimidating avatar made my posts seem more hostile than I intended them to be, and laid-back avatar made apologies seem less sincere than I intended.

...It didn't help that I had virtually no self-awareness of the things I posted back in 2013.

I decided to use a landscape image across most of the forums I'm still active on because I hope it would help people read my comments a bit closer to how I intended them to be read. And it's still instantly more recognizable than just using the default avatar.

And I chose Zeal from Chrono Trigger because I like Zeal.
 

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Mine is an incredible rendition of Dante from Devil May Cry. I've always liked him in the DmC games. Plus he shares a lot of my features like dark hair, seems to be around my age, etc.
 
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Believe it or not, my blue torch, which is used across all my accounts except Twitter, has a deeper meaning. Blue, to me, means peace, tranquility, and hope. The reason I chose a torch is to represent lighting the way for that hope. Lunar Flare aims to be a positive change in social media--an internet that is safe and welcomes everyone, no matter what.
Lunar Flare's name itself also holds meaning. In the night, it's usually dark, but the moon lights the way when it's there. That's "Lunar". The "flare" is the uprising of people who want to light the way to a free and safe world. Hence "Lunar Flare".
And the last part, "studios"? Simple. I dream of making Lunar Flare my business, and it'll be for animation and game development. Starting here, with RPG Maker.
TRIVIA: Lunar Flare Studios used to be referred to as "Oracle Studios" before it was actually a thing. I changed it because Oracle is the company that makes Java, and I didn't want to copy that.
 

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Heavy topic, please don't read if you don't like serious subj matters:

My soulmate committed suicide in the summer of 2019 (after a long bout of stuff with the bullies/assaulters and them baiting him saying they'd leave my friends and I alone finally if he did it), so one of my friends had this commissioned for me while I was going through a really tough depression in the week that followed. It was as a way of remembering him. It's part of a larger picture, with Yggdrasil the tree of life burning in the background and Mordegon-sama and myself sitting out front. I just cropped it to our faces.

He was in a dark spot, and he really felt it was the only way to help me. So I get really touchy over the subj of suicide or people that dismiss bullying as being "nothing too bad". I'll forever feel honored someone thought of me ahead of their own life.......although I much rather still have him. His birthday would have been tomorrow.

But yeah that's the story behind my avatar.
 

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On my case, what you see is what you got, cuteness. :kaopride:

There's just a bit more to it. I usually just use a kiwi picture (because... MrKiwi, you know...) however the actual one might be slightly more interesting since it portrays my two most common avatars. They are both representations of my self on some way. They pretty much make a duality of my personality:

The human: His name is Zino, he's more of a physical representation of myself and a small portray of my intents to have a cute look, he's shy and reserved, but really creative, does not enjoy being surrounded by crowds and always tries to just vanish and not being a bother to others.

The kiwi: Just refer to it as Mr.Kiwi, this is a more spiritual representation, he represents my weird imagination and more logic side. He's pretty confident on his capabilities and ideas, yet doesn't likes showing off.
 
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It's just a drawing I did of BURNING JUSTICE, a character I decided to use as the mascot for my games. I'm not an artist but I thought it looked decent enough. Just kind of a cheesy Kamen Rider inspired superhero type character

I had an earlier version of it for a few months as well
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My "Gamertag" so to speak, has been Harlekin for ages. Asked a former coworker of mine if she could draw me something since I was tired of using google images for avatars. This is what she made. Been using it ever since.
 

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I really like the 7th dragon series, and my (current) icon is a drawing of this character portrait from 7th Dragon 2020-ii:
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I made my icon drawing back in like... 2018, I think? And I surprisingly still like the drawing (I usually find a lot of issues/errors with my older stuff & don't like looking at them, but not this one), so I haven't thought to change my icon yet lmao.
 

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My avatar is cropped from this Undertale comic which in of itself is a reference to the infamous Tails Gets Trolled webcomic. (Though I definitely didn't know that when I picked it out :LZSlol:)

I chose it as my avatar because:
  • By itself I think it's cute
  • I like Undertale
  • Red eyes
  • It kinda looks like they're peeking into the thread to see what's up
 
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@Seacliff
I agree that certain avatar can give certain impression.
Sometimes I subconsciously trying to read the person's intention through the avatar.
It's not always the accurate representation of the person's intention at all. xD
Your current avatar gives off a calm and serene vibe.

@LunarFlareStudios
I really like the philosophy of your avatar. It has a positive meaning to it.
Hopefully you can achieve your dream of making an animation/game business,
and it can impact people positively. :D

@PixeLockeT
I'm sorry to hear that.
I really can't understand what's the reason of the bullies to make your friend do that.
Hopefully your friend is in a better place now.

@MrKiwi
I saw you first time with the kiwi dude avatar. :D
That's a pretty interesting story.
I can relate to that duality you're talking about, the different sides of your personality.
It's also the case with my frog dude,
he's a representation of certain parts of me that I wish I can embody and express more.
 

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My current avatar is one of the many Battlers I created for my project. I myself am very fond of Hamsters, and cool-looking clothes. I made this brooding-looking one while I was in a rather melancholy mood. I felt...lost. Just wandering around, unsure of my next step...

I'm feeling better lately, but i've been told by folks that it looked pretty nice, so I decided to keep it for a while!
 

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My avatar changes every so often ( as you are well aware lol) however they always say something about me and the mood I am in.

The current one of a Sater with glasses is me being more playful but also a bit chaotic. Whimsical but Also a bit more direct then usual (maybe lol).

The one before this was the creepy clown. I was a bit less fun but very much using my humor to get through a though time...

So yeah, watch that avatar and you might know a bit more about me everytime lol
 

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