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09 Sep 2010 18:28 - 09 Sep 2010 18:29 #73524 by jhuntin1
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SanIlDefanso wrote:

mikoyan wrote:

jhuntin1 wrote:

All you guys with your awesome stories and sources for where you got yours... sheesh. Mine's just the helmet of my favorite college football team (Nebraska Cornhuskers).

Welcome to the conference that can't count. As long as you hate Ohio State Michigan, we'll get along just fine.


Fixed that for you.


I hate both teams, so unfortunately you'll probably both hate me. I hate Notre Dame more if that counts for anything.

Living in Indiana I was psyched to see Nebraska join the Big 10/11/new12/whatever. Then I saw the division split and see that they're not coming to Indiana or Purdue until at least 2013. Now I'm a sad panda...
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09 Sep 2010 19:10 #73532 by Shellhead
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I grew up in Indiana and went to IU, but I think the Big Ten should be re-named the Big Dumb. 10 does not equal 12.

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09 Sep 2010 23:59 #73551 by ozjesting
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My old laptop died and with it was my little collection of avatars. Now I cant be bothered getting them again. I usually have a Blood Bowl star player, Prince Moronian of the High Elves, but here I sport good old Helo from BSG. This was from the most excellent forum game held here awhile back in which the Cylons, led by Helo, made the universe safe for toasters!

Of course what I should have is the smoking crow from the Black Crowes...but Helo fits here quite nicely.

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16 Sep 2010 16:13 #74204 by MrZir
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I like the winged look of the Bently and Aston Martin symbols and wanted to do someting similar. Pegasus was the first thing that I thought of, so I edited a screenshot of the old Tristar pictures logo animation. I want to edit it further and give it a more silver/chrome look so that it more closely resembles a car marque, someday.

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16 Sep 2010 16:29 #74205 by Shellhead
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Dr. Mabuse wrote:

The Testement of Doktor Mabuse is one of my favourite films. Initially my avatar at the Fort was based on the cover of the Criterion Collection edition, (which I still use on the Geek).


Dr. Mabuse made a surprise cameo appearance in Stalking the Vampire, by Mike Resnick. It's a mildly humorous story set in a fantasy version of Manhattan.

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17 Sep 2010 16:50 - 17 Sep 2010 17:21 #74314 by Dogmatix
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My current avatar is probably pretty self-explanatory: Grateful Dead fan and Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) die-hard.

Schweig! wrote:
Awesome! But doesn't change the fact that Waits sucks a herd of donkey balls.


And yet one more reason on the list why I must focus all my wargaming nerd-rage on you and only you. (Speaking of which, let me know when South Mountain lands :) )



My original avatar should probably make a comeback shortly (I changed it out for the current at the start of the 2010 hockey playoffs). That was scan of Dogmatix from one of the Asterix the Gaul comics. I was introduced to Asterix & Obelix in my highschool French classes and thought that the pun in both the original French name and the English translation were clever. I've been using it as my online handle for just about everything since I got my first email account at Marquette in 1988 (a play on "dogmatic" seemed really appropriate for life at Jesuit university). Based on the ease with which I've been able to register the name just about everywhere over the years, chances are very good that, if you see a "dogmatix" online somewhere other than a french-based site, it's me.

To loter's "use your real name as your handle", well, my rule has long been "use a name that you don't mind being called if you ever meet this person in real life." There are a few local friends I met through online gaming 10+ years ago that will call me "Dog" no matter what. I'm good with that.

I have, however, been amazed at the number of people who read "Dogmatix" as "Dot Matrix" or, as some here have, "DogMatrix," which sounds like a bit like a surfer version of Neo...

On the name, stolen from Wikipedia:

"Dogmatix is a pun on the words dog and dogmatic. In the original French his name is Idéfix, itself a pun on the French expression idée fixe (fixed idea) meaning an obsession. This pun is unusual for a translation in that it is remarkably close to the original meaning and adds to it (by inclusion of the dog- syllable)."

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17 Sep 2010 17:23 #74323 by Schweig!
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Dogmatix wrote:

And yet one more reason on the list why I must focus all my wargaming nerd-rage on you and only you. (Speaking of which, let me know when South Mountain lands :) )

Oh well, Idefix was my favourite Asterix "character", however. No sightings of South Mountain yet, though. But parcels usually arrive on Saturday morning when I'm sleeping.

Oh yeah, I haven't mentioned yet that I use a different username on every site I register at (excluding e-mail registration). It's paranoia mixed with creativity. I also use a handful of different passwords which I alternate between site.

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18 Sep 2010 09:14 #74371 by Schweig!
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Schweig! wrote:

But parcels usually arrive on Saturday morning when I'm sleeping.

As I said.

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18 Sep 2010 13:32 #74385 by SuperflyPete
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My avatar is simple: I was driving back from a sales call with a guy and he noted that every time he talks to me, I'm on the damned phone in the car. So, he snapped a shot to use as his "personal screen" when I call.

I asked him for a copy, and it sat for weeks. Then, a site my articles syndicate on asked me to become a Staff Writer, which I laughed at, but they offered some access to review games I couldn't normally get, so I told them I was fine with it. They asked for a photo...and there it was. So, I've been using it ever since.

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19 Sep 2010 22:32 #74480 by Jarvis
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Not a cylon.

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20 Sep 2010 11:26 #74523 by Stephen Avery
Jeff Jarvis is *most definately* a cylon.
Cylon!


Steve"sux@BSG"Avery

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20 Sep 2010 22:20 #74591 by Jarvis
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Nope, most defintely NOT A CYLON. *spreads hands ala Baltar*

Though I think you are trying to throw people off of you. Cylon.

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30 Sep 2010 02:47 #75473 by Amontillado
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My current avatar is a close up of the likeness of Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson as portrayed on the album art for the the Tull LP "Broadsword and the Beast". Back in the day my mother was going through a pagan phase around the time I was getting heavily into RPGs. I liked their album "Songs from the Wood" the best for this purpose. The vibe from the paganesque Tull music made the RPG time that much sweeter, so I'm still a fan, even though it truly dates my 70's/80's childhood.

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30 Sep 2010 10:36 #75511 by JJJJS
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I think Destro's a straight up pimp, so I photoshopped a picture of him to look that way.

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03 Nov 2010 00:14 #78353 by Ancient_of_MuMu

New avatar is my new tattoo.

For those curious about the writing, it says:
"I have seen the Fnords" (appears disjointed as it isn't easy to see the Fnords)
"Justified and Ancient"
"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" (that is spread up all over the place as it is dangerous to have that all in one place)
"Stand by the Jam"

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