Yes, that's right. Avatar chat. First, let me say:
Alright, back on topic. I was just thinking to myself, and if you haven't noticed, changing my av every few hours and days, wondering what everyone thinks about avatar changes. For the most part I've stuck with good ol Broodwich Shake, but occasionally I'll find something else, like bitey kitteh, or my new favoritist thing, Chibi Alien, which I stole from some bad aborto thefetus clone
. God, that guy sucks.
This is the cutest Alien ever. Ever.
But it throws me off. Well, not changing my own, but when it happens with other community members it throws me the fuck off. Because really, isn't that what you see first when you look at someone commenting? It sometimes takes days for me to figure out, "Oh, that's so-and-so" when they change, just due to the fact that I get used to them by what they look like. I know, don't judge a book by it's cover and whatnot, but when the book is another person, and their cover is what they decide it should be
, when it suddenly switches
, what does that say?
So that's why I'm hesitant to change. Cowzilla
said it best when he wrote, "Hey, don't bitch, I'm stuck with a banana with a face." (Note: Probably not verbatim there) And I remember butmac
saying when I switched back after the first time I changed "blehman = shake". Snailey boy, too.
Now also let me say I've never been an online community member before, so I don't know if there are unspoken rules about this or not, or if it's just a preferential thing. Personally for me it's a preference thing. It's my preference that you stay the damn same so I can figure out who you are, or if you are gonna change, at least keep the same theme running, like snail's stormtrooper motif
, or MrSadistic's "zombie/killer/kitteh" thing. But if it's my preference that y'all stay the same, what does it say if I change? "Fuck you" most likely. And I don't want anyone (weeeeeeeeeeellllllll, most anyone) thinking that I think about them that way. Internet is truly serious business. Shocking
, I know.
Anyway, enough ranting about one of the least important things ever. I just wanted to know if anyone else held internet avatars as high up as I apparently do.