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As a longtime lurker, it's been difficult to build up enough GG for an Avatar. Many a month I've bemoaned by lack of identifying symbol. But now that time approaches.

I'm getting closer to needed gold, but I have to consider: what should I have as my avatar? It's like Bruce Wayne picking his new identity in the persona of the Bat. I can't take this lightly.

Here are some thoughts I've had.
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An MST3K Avatar?

I am a huge fan of the show. But do I want every future post filtered through the lens of sarcastic comments on bad movies? What if I can't live up to the legacy of Joel and the Bots?
 
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A Venture Brothers Avatar?

Show my love for a new favorite? Maybe Brock disembowling some goon or Hank and Dean in peril.

But then, The Venture Brothers suggests a level of weirdness that I perhaps am not up to. And I'm hardly a die hard fan (shamefully haven't seen all of season 3 yet).
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My username is a semi-obscure Star Wars reference, so maybe something in that vein?

Not that BGG needs more obscure Star Wars references.
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A Calvin and Hobbes avatar?

A favorite of mine growing up and still closely identified with my personality.

Tracer Bullet or maybe Spaceman Spiff. Choices, choices.
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An Avatar of my favorite game?

Race for the Galaxy is a beast of a game, a flag many would proudly salute.

But it also has its haters, those who wish nothing more than to piss in RtfG's cereal. Allying myself with RftG makes me immediately an object for their scorn.
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An avatar referencing my game?

Hey, what's more important to a budding designer than his own game? Why not make it my identifier around here?

But it seems kind of cheesy to be advertising my own game wherever I go. As much as I want others to know about it, overexposure ain't good. It just ain't.
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Or my other game?

Hmmm, no images for this one yet. So scratch that idea.
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Maybe just some picture of a babe. Random babes are always good.


But my wife might have a different opinion about that. Violently different.



(Honestly, I just put Busen Memo on here to save others the trouble of adding it as a joke later.)
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Maybe I'm overthinking this. Maybe just a picture of myself.

But then again, I'm a hypnotically attractive man, and I don't want strangers falling in love with my over the internet. That would be inconvenient.
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Maybe I'll have a picture of my cats as an avatar!


But that might pigeonhole me as a particular type of person: a crazy person.

(Disclaimer: That is not my cat, nor does it bear any resemblance to either Starbuck or Cookiedough.)
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...or just leave it blank!

I've got lots of things I could express interest in with MicroBadges. Leave the avatar on the backburner for a while, let it percolate and such.
 
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Why don't you take an inside joke as an avatar? Just a picture reminding you a hilarious experience you shared with (some of) your best friends. So every time they'll see your avatar, you just know they are remembering the good times! It works, I did it
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Penrose Triangles are cool...
 
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And we have a winner!

Thanks for the input, but Calvin, er, I mean Tracer Bullet takes the day.

I will probably switch to an Alien Frontiers avatar when the art reaches a more finished form.
 
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