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TOPIC: Your avatar - what inspired it?

Your avatar - what inspired it? 18 Oct 2012 22:27 #1

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My previous avatars over the years have often featured pictures of the late great Frank Zappa....not just a musical genius... ;)

I fancied a change for TZ however....new times, new avvy and all that.

This latest one - ' woman with cello' - is an image that is beautiful, meaningful, stylish, and erotic for me....all at the same time!

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Your avatar - what inspired it? 18 Oct 2012 23:12 #2

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Im one of the TZ default avatars right now, i picked it cause it was perty.

I subsequently learned that...

Palm Tree = pheonix = Ra/Horus. :chuckle:
From ancient Greek times the phoenix has been asso­ci­ated with the bennu (benu) bird of Egypt­ian mythol­ogy. It is said that this iden­ti­fi­ca­tion is sup­ported by the fact that in Greek the word Phoenix can mean ‘palm tree’, and so does benu have the alter­na­tive mean­ing of ‘palm tree’ in Egypt­ian.

Orig­i­nally, the phoenix was iden­ti­fied by the Egyp­tians as a stork or heron-​like bird called a benu, known from the Book of the Dead and other Egypt­ian texts as one of the sacred sym­bols of wor­ship at Heliopo­lis, closely asso­ci­ated with the ris­ing sun and the Egypt­ian sun-​god Ra.
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Your avatar - what inspired it? 19 Oct 2012 05:59 #3

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A love of playful happiness inspired mine
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Your avatar - what inspired it? 19 Oct 2012 10:27 #4

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MrsGood wrote:
A love of playful happiness inspired mine

Is that the little guy seen in the superman outfit in the 'show us your pretty faces' thread?
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Your avatar - what inspired it? 19 Oct 2012 10:37 #5

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Yeah, my very own superhero :rofl:
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Your avatar - what inspired it? 19 Oct 2012 15:50 #6

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I never gave my avatar selection much thought - I just like that kitty looks happy and a bit insane.

Your superhero looks cute MrsGood.
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Your avatar - what inspired it? 19 Oct 2012 16:14 #7

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Well I like the film Scarface...I also like Serpico. I think Serpico was my first Pacino avvy, ever since then I've been using Pacino in my avvys a lot :chuckle: He's one of my favourite actors.

I'll probably start changing things up and I'll use different avvys...I'm getting a bit tired of the Pacino ones.
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Your avatar - what inspired it? 19 Oct 2012 16:22 #8

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irrepressible wrote:
Well I like the film Scarface...I also like Serpico. I think Serpico was my first Pacino avvy, ever since then I've been using Pacino in my avvys a lot :chuckle: He's one of my favourite actors.

I'll probably start changing things up and I'll use different avvys...I'm getting a bit tired of the Pacino ones.

Love Pacino & DeNiro. 'Heat' is one of the best films ever.
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Your avatar - what inspired it? 19 Oct 2012 16:23 #9

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My avatar is a picture of me around November 1969 Quang Nam Province, What inspired it??? self righteousness? Probably.
" Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship. Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind "

General William Westmoreland Time magazine, Apr. 5, 1982

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Your avatar - what inspired it? 20 Oct 2012 02:53 #10

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ok i changed mine to a different Palm Tree now, one that has a sun.

I wanted it to be a proper Horus/Ra...so it had to have a sun. :hahano:
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Your avatar - what inspired it? 20 Oct 2012 07:45 #11

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Bit of a weedy palm tree :sanctum:
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Your avatar - what inspired it? 20 Oct 2012 09:08 #12

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MrsGood wrote:
Bit of a weedy palm tree :sanctum:

Its wind swept, not weedy. :spank:
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Your avatar - what inspired it? 20 Oct 2012 09:39 #13

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I love the horse, and when you watch them run it's like a finely tuned engine that's alive.
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Your avatar - what inspired it? 20 Oct 2012 09:46 #14

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I particularly like that avatar image of yours ric :cool:
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Your avatar - what inspired it? 20 Oct 2012 09:49 #15

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ric wrote:
I love the horse, and when you watch them run it's like a finely tuned engine that's alive.

Your avatar is a Ford Mustang emblem. :cool:
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Your avatar - what inspired it? 20 Oct 2012 09:56 #16

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So it is, well spotted....gives ric's 'finely tuned engine that's alive' comment extra relevance eh ;)
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Your avatar - what inspired it? 20 Oct 2012 09:59 #17

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diamondgeezer wrote:
So it is, well spotted....gives ric's 'finely tuned engine that's alive' comment extra relevance eh ;)

I have a Ford 5.0 in my garage so i should well spot it. :chuckle:

It aint a mustang though, but close, its an australian built thing...kind of like a 4-door mustang, with a mustang engine and mustang type chassis.
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Your avatar - what inspired it? 20 Oct 2012 10:09 #18

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I have a Ford 5.0 in my garage so i should well spot it. :chuckle:


5 litre engine eh. I bet it stays in the garage most of the time too, what with the price of petrol these days... :D
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Your avatar - what inspired it? 20 Oct 2012 10:24 #19

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diamondgeezer wrote:
I have a Ford 5.0 in my garage so i should well spot it. :chuckle:


5 litre engine eh. I bet it stays in the garage most of the time too, what with the price of petrol these days... :D

It actually uses less than my 2.4 nissan on the highway :D

Big engine doesnt always mean more fuel use particularly on the highway. 8 litres per 100 km or 30mpg in this case for the 5.0 Ford...its not so bad. If you have a 6 speed manual or 4 speed auto with lock up torque converter the bigger engines do ok on the highway because they are barely ticking over and can still have enough power / torque to move the car, compared to little engines that need to rev more.
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Your avatar - what inspired it? 19 Jan 2018 11:04 #20

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My avatar picture is inspired by this movie

truth-zone.net/forum/cinema-film-youtube/68077-upside-down.html

for more than one reason.

:)
"The truth must be repeated over and over again,
because error is repeatedly preached among us, not
only by individuals, but by the masses. In periodicals
and cyclopaedias, in schools and universities; every-
where, in fact, error prevails, and is quite easy in the
feeling that it has a decided majority on its side."

~ J. W. v. Goethe

Johannes Lang "The Hollow World Theory" Blog
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