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Explain your avatar
« on: September 22, 2009, 12:24:25 PM »
We once had a topic where you could explain your nickname.
Maybe an idea for avatars as well    ;D
« Last Edit: March 21, 2010, 02:08:28 PM by IgorTekton »

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009, 01:17:33 PM »
...

hmmm.... it would be a good idea.
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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2009, 01:28:42 PM »
;D

and we would also discover the meaning of the shooting monkey...

too bad vilvoh changed the jumping car, i would have liked to know its meaning ;)

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2009, 01:35:33 PM »
Nothing special, It just means I like low riders..boing...boing...boing  ;D

P.S: In fact, I used it because I've planned a tourist attraction about that topic, and I found the animation while I was searching for some pics related with lowrider cars.

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009, 01:37:30 PM »
Let me guess this one...



"... I'm #1! Because I rulz" ;D

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2009, 01:51:45 PM »
Vilvoh is the first one to vanish from the table...

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2009, 01:53:53 PM »
Mine is simple. First steam engine I painted for Simutrans. Whee :)

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2009, 01:54:48 PM »
We once had a topic where you could explain your nickname.
Maybe an idea for avatars as well    ;D
I'm quite willing to explain mine. HE'S SO CUTE ;D

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2009, 01:56:51 PM »
Vilvoh is the first one to vanish from the table...

Let me guess this one...
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"... I'm #1! Because I rulz" ;D

oooh yeah!!

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2009, 02:04:59 PM »
<- Well, this is not exactly a steamroller, but more or less along these lines... Look how nice smoke it has! :P

Also probably the oldest and only avatar I ever had. Consistency! In fact, I believe nobody else around has had the same picture this long. (Except for no picture people, of course)



By the way, should I split this? It seems we already have a good basis for "explain your avatar" thread :)

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2009, 02:07:20 PM »
i change mine every now and then, but now for a couple of yeard it's my own pic ;)

i like people to see my face when they read what i write ;D

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2009, 02:08:36 PM »
Also probably the oldest and only avatar I ever had.

I always think, "I'll keep this avatar now", but they seem to wear off and I feel the want for a fresh one every few months ... for the Simutrans forums I'll try to keep this one. No promises, though ;)

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2009, 02:11:55 PM »
Heh, I always thought it would be nice to have something people could recognize. Thus no changes. I don't feel in any particular way about this picture, except that I should keep it to be recognizable.

Okay, splitting... *splat* !

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2009, 02:20:52 PM »
It makes a determined and powerful impression to me.

Edit: Keep rollin' ;)
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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2009, 03:59:54 PM »
;D

and we would also discover the meaning of the shooting monkey...


Shooting monkey man is AWESOMELY WEIRD :) That's why. :D

May I suggest this is moved to Forum Lounge perhaps?

Semi Off Topic:

Speaking of weird images:



Hehe - that's my own creation - it's a real photo!
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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2009, 09:03:56 PM »
We once had a topic where you could explain your nickname.
Maybe an idea for avatars as well    ;D

I'm quite curious about

Please tell :)

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2009, 08:22:11 AM »
I'm quite curious about
Please tell :)

My avatar is the head of a little statue (abt 15 cm) of a so called Fat Lady. It is a Chinese terracotta figure dating from the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907). As I love Oriental art, I saw this item on an art fair, however it costed a fortune so I only could have a picture of it. It’s my first and only avatar I used on this forum.

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2009, 08:41:30 AM »
Ok, I activated my avatar again. I only made this, since people started to complain about the head coder missing an avatar.

It is an acknowledgement to Stanley Kubriks Dr. Seltsam and stemmed from a spontanous idea we had ten years ago after finishing a session with the gas laser (which needed tons of liquid nitrogen, thus the LN2 tank and the strange glases). Actually half of the group of that time did this: http://www.physik.tu-berlin.de/~prissi/movpe.html
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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2009, 11:39:26 AM »
This is a locomotive from the historical depot in Halle/Saale (Germany). I have taken this picture by myself.

A translation from the description of this depot: http://translate.google.de/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.deutschebahn.com%2Fsite%2Fdbmuseum%2Fde%2Fstandorte%2Fhalle%2Fstandort%2Fstandort.html&sl=de&tl=en&hl=de&ie=UTF-8


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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2009, 11:56:30 AM »
Mine is just a funny lol cat with a curious helmet I found somewhere years ago. I've been using it for quite long time as my common avatar, but now I've found this one which is more related with transports and simutrans:
http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/01/12/monorail-cat-2/

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Re: Explain your avatar
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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2009, 12:10:10 PM »
Zeno, your avatar is a very popular image in the net
Yeah it must be popular after so many years. Not only me loving lolcats, you know... ;)

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2009, 10:53:25 PM »
For a long while, I used the attached - even made some colorized variants.

It's a picture of a rabbi, apparently warding off the person taking the photograph, probably because of a superstition that photography stole the soul...

...but what I really liked was -- that gesture is used by 1) some rock fans, and 2) fans of the Longhorns, a football team at a Texas university.

As someone who had an interest in Judaism earlier in life (long story, no longer relevant), it just seemed a perfect storm of cool. :D

My current avatar is me, of course; from a picture I took of myself in Seattle this past spring; run through a popular Facebook application to make it into a "pencil sketch"... I have intentions to colorize it at some point, but haven't found the time yet.

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2009, 12:37:42 AM »
Highschool version of me.  In case I say something silly, people will give me a break.  In case I say something clever, there goes a smart kid.

I'm 33.  My younger self was a very nice boy and a reminder to keep it polite and modest.

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2009, 04:00:22 PM »
My current avatar is me, of course; from a picture I took of myself in Seattle this past spring; run through a popular Facebook application to make it into a "pencil sketch"...

Looks like a good and happy self of you :)

It itches me to change mine once again. Must see about it.

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2009, 03:40:54 PM »
Mine comes from the Battle for Wesnoth,a game I played (nearly) only before I found Simutrans...The pic comes from the 'Art Contributions' in their Forum,and it's uite outdated...It's on page15/16/17/18/19/20/21/22/23/24...

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2010, 05:24:45 AM »
Mine is an *extremely subtle* hint about my preference on computers. similar to my user bars in my signature. for those who can't figure it out, I prefer Apples.
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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2010, 07:02:05 AM »
Mine is actually a screenshot from my addon map of Hawaii for a game called YSFlight.  I was making ground objects for that map around the same time as a topic showed up here of people putting Simutrans ads on race cars or something, so I threw together a billboard to advertise Simutrans in YSF.

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2010, 09:10:45 PM »
I think mine is a bit obvious that i do some work in the Wiki. But i haven't been active lately.

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2010, 01:52:25 PM »
Detail of an old promotional poster for a TV-series that some of you will certainly recognize, although it's squashed.

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2010, 02:38:15 PM »
It is too simple to explain both the nickname and the avatar:

-Nickname
Actually its longer version is "Lingnan Bus Co.":
you're right, seems to be a joking stuff with my College life*.
(*That's Lingnan Chicken Rice<-a character changed from that Singaporean Hoi-nan Chicken Rice. However, You can't have Lingnan Chicken Rice for your lunch, haha~)
In fact, becoming a Pak-64 maker mainly on Buses, LNBC was founded in this way.

-Avatar (V 2.0)
Let me explain a little bit - it is a Volvo Olympian Mk II (B9TL) with Volgren Bodyworks (in unusual Pak 128 Game).
This LNBC Livery shown here is the 3rd version, combined the 1st version of purple skirt under the lower deck's windows, and the 2nd version of Pink-purple skirt (representing Bauhinia: the flower of Hong Kong).
The blue top is remained for every livery versions: to honor China Motor Bus (ex-franchised bus operator in Hong Kong after 1998) as a history icon to the transportation history in the Town.

Anyway, LNBC is NOT a real bus service operator in Hong Kong,
but you may interested if the real operator KMB (Kowloon Motor Bus in Full) really operated such as the bus in my avatar in normal service.
[However, it looks alike a Golden brick instead. Only a test pet B9TL fits with this Volgren Bodyworks.]

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2010, 02:54:04 PM »
Its easy enough for me to explain my nickname, an avatar will have to wait!

In 1998, I attended the first game played at the Madejski Stadium in Reading. I was so outraged by the temperature of the lager, I registered on the supporters forum to get my point across. Lukewarm lager has since been reduced to Lukewarm.

Despite what some people think, my name is John not Luke!


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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2010, 03:13:34 PM »
May the beer be with you, Lukewarn... :P

I've changed my avatar several times recently and right now it's a picture of Alice in Wonderland Chesire cat's smile. I really love that smile, men. It makes me feel grrrreat  ;D
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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2010, 06:49:14 PM »
AVATAR:

Background: it should be very old sheets of paper - but else it has not special purpose than background
Pen: original purpose can be seen in Czech language board, sometime I write very long posts
Lime blossom: it has not special purpose, it is only my favourite blossom (for its strange sweet smell)

USERNAME: the first part of my e-mail adress - because I was lazy to search for something special, else it is my name and surname less diacritic signs.

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2010, 08:04:34 PM »
Mine is just a funny lol cat with a curious helmet I found somewhere years ago. I've been using it for quite long time as my common avatar, but now I've found this one which is more related with transports and simutrans:
http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/01/12/monorail-cat-2/
This is really cute!

About mine :
Once we had a security goverman. ( Old goverment. ) And he came to visit the army. he took the googles and he did "like" he is looking... But it was close.
Since than all arabs are laughing on him and we call him " the man with the googles" .

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« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2010, 12:22:24 AM »
Mine was my first vehicle I made. The HondaJet, which is still being worked on...
http://forum.simutrans.com/index.php?topic=5071.0 Heres where it is. No pak file available yet..although..

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2010, 07:17:12 AM »
@wipi i've seen the original figurine in kyoto and was very fond of her beauty.


http://www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/dictio/data/touji/kasai01.htm

calling her fat is quite rude!

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2010, 08:08:25 AM »
calling her fat is quite rude!

 Calling her a fat lady is no insult at all, on the contrary, it was a honorary title!
And this is the complete picture of her:


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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2010, 04:11:42 PM »
ah then we're talking about another figurine. Do you know where she, the original, is exhibited?

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« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2010, 05:57:23 PM »
Guess ;D

I'll tell you that it isn't because I am especially a BM fan (I like his music, but no more than that, I'm more a rude boy in the 2Tone sense than in the original sense), and I don't have dreads.

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« Reply #41 on: June 06, 2010, 12:59:28 PM »
Maybe Moshe Ben - Ari ?


Or someone else who got mad in India?
( Just for the protocol : He is making me scared and I don't like his music... )

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2012, 10:17:14 PM »
After a few experiments, I think I want to settle with the "house tree" that I made some time ago. I made it for pak96.comic, and it is supposed to be the home of the artist colony "freehand". It combines the idea of nature, art, and freedom, even the will to defy gravity by living on the end of the branches. Also it is a settlement - while a tree just by itself can be the symbol of stability through long times, this is in addition also a settlement - the artists want to stay.

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #43 on: February 23, 2012, 03:04:52 AM »
i was looking through cc images that could be suitable for an sdog (with a lowercase 's', often mistyped here). the nickname is taken from this record: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_of_Disorder

the image had to be small, funny and re-recognizable

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #44 on: February 23, 2012, 04:02:48 AM »
Mine is the cityhall of my city, pictured by myself.

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« Reply #45 on: February 23, 2012, 04:18:08 AM »
São Paulo?
(Santo André)

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #46 on: February 23, 2012, 09:55:54 AM »
I am with you sdog! My nickname, meaning 'small o' should also not be capitalised, as that would be contraproductive.

My avatar is 'le chat' from the Belgian comedian Philippe Geluck. This cat made me love the French language and its abilities to express completely different ideas with words that sound completely alike.

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« Reply #47 on: February 23, 2012, 10:58:25 AM »
My avatar is 'le chat' from the Belgian comedian Philippe Geluck. This cat made me love the French language and its abilities to express completely different ideas with words that sound completely alike.

Wow. Cat. I thought that is a grinning hippo  :o

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #48 on: February 23, 2012, 11:12:17 AM »
It's sometimes difficult to distinguish them, yeah:


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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2012, 11:24:57 AM »
I just drift around aimlessly

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2012, 08:21:10 PM »
My avatar is picture of a postcard. In the postcard is Helsinki metro M100 series train.

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #51 on: February 23, 2012, 09:49:53 PM »
My avatar is me on Simpsons. I made it on Simspons movie site.

(with a lowercase 's', often mistyped here)
I am with you sdog! My nickname, meaning 'small o' should also not be capitalised, as that would be contraproductive.
That's nice about my nickname, there's no rule. You type as you want... lowercase, uppercase, capitalized, and can even be without the underline. It doesn't care, and the way you say also don't have rules. You say as you want, it can be:
A N _ D Z
An _ dz
An dz
A n d z
Andz
And you can say in any language, it can be as portuguese words, english, spanish, don't care.

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #52 on: February 23, 2012, 10:00:48 PM »
But what does it stand for, if I may ask?



Fabio is my name, I spelled it lowercase here in a snobbish fashion, to make it more interesting, buy you can spell it either way.

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« Reply #53 on: February 24, 2012, 04:22:04 AM »
It's my name and last name together. With an underline for beauty. :D
André->And

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« Reply #54 on: February 24, 2012, 05:35:16 AM »
lowercase are not that important to me, i perfer them though. I like the combination of the s and d both at x height with the ascender pointing out. but it mostly comes from my real first name, which i do not like very much capitalised, it looks to bold, boisterous. You will understand me immediately when i tell you it's a G (followed by an e). even with good kerning a G stands out very much in most font families. Perhaps it only is inconspicious in those with a massive x-height. Being followed by an e makes things more difficult, thus i prefer greatly to write ge... instead of Ge...

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #55 on: February 24, 2012, 09:49:59 AM »
Nickname you can see: it's just my name and surname.
Nickname to login: ST43-241. ST43 is our national operator's PKP name for romanian locos Faur LDE2100 and Electroputere 060Da. It means "diesel locomotive for goods trains, with electric drive, with possibility to control second loco". 241 is individual number. ST43-241 was my favourite ST43 loco until some "expert" destroyed its motor...
Avatar shows vehicles I made for Simutrans.

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #56 on: October 17, 2012, 03:44:18 AM »
I'm trying a new avvy. Mine came from Simon's Cat, since I'm a cat person.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VLcLH97eRw (@ 1:19, it's where my avatar came from)

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #57 on: October 17, 2012, 08:28:13 AM »
It is quite simple :
My avatar is a self portrait drawing with Inkscape.
My nickname mEGa includes my initials written in capital letters for Eric Gindre.

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #58 on: October 17, 2012, 04:00:28 PM »

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Re: Explain your avatar
« Reply #59 on: October 17, 2012, 04:41:52 PM »
My current one is a mix between SNCF's logo (SNCF is the major - near the only one - train company in France) and "SNFOS", the "fake company" uniting french addon makers :)