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Re: EXPLAIN YOUR AVATAR THREAD

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2022 7:06 pm
by Orbited insanitarium
oakmoss&amber wrote:When I was a wee little lad near Waterrock Knob in Maggie Valley, NC. I still go there twice a year.


Oh fab! Nice n' picturesque for the summer season.

May I ask, did you run that photo through any AI depixelization software, if so it's done a cracking job. Vibrant as all hell. :)

Re: EXPLAIN YOUR AVATAR THREAD

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2022 7:12 pm
by oakmoss&amber
Orbited insanitarium wrote:Oh fab! Nice n' picturesque for the summer season.

May I ask, did you run that photo through any AI depixelization software, if so it's done a cracking job. Vibrant as all hell. :)


Haha! Thanks! It's just Imgur. I recently learned you can upload a photo directly from there as the profile picture so it is nice and crisp. That is actually a photo I found looking through old albums, snapped it on my phone, then edited it a bit.

Re: EXPLAIN YOUR AVATAR THREAD

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2022 10:11 pm
by Orbited insanitarium
Auld one: (still love the damn thing!)
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Current One!
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That's right folks! For the purposes of an avatar, it's Peter Gabriel from that there Genesis, reprising his proggy role as Bat Wings. :)

Re: EXPLAIN YOUR AVATAR THREAD

PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2022 7:10 pm
by TheStatPow
Orbited has the best profil pics on the market.

Re: EXPLAIN YOUR AVATAR THREAD

PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2022 7:29 pm
by Orbited insanitarium
TheStatPow wrote:Orbited has the best profil pics on the market.


Half-price sale! All stock must go! :P

Re: EXPLAIN YOUR AVATAR THREAD

PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2022 10:06 pm
by rodox_head
rodox_head wrote:or the effects of listening to too much geogaddi.
I feel like no matter what my avatar is, this statement will still apply

Re: EXPLAIN YOUR AVATAR THREAD

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2022 11:29 pm
by rodox_head
It's from a bit of '90s music video camp, if anyone was wondering:

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Re: EXPLAIN YOUR AVATAR THREAD

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2022 9:08 am
by Orbited insanitarium
This one is the early logo for The Chemical Brothers record label "Freestyle Dust"

Old 'Yin:
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New 'Yin:
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These Kosmik hippies represent the Chem's sound quite well. This would've made a great cover for an album of relentless hallucinogenic techno.

Who is dis doin' this synthetic type of alpha beta psychedelic funkin'? :wink:

Re: EXPLAIN YOUR AVATAR THREAD

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 11:44 am
by Orbited insanitarium
I've been waiting for rodox to change their avatar just so I can reply "or the effects of listening to too much geogaddi." :P

I'm living a sad, sorry existence I know.

Re: EXPLAIN YOUR AVATAR THREAD

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 4:39 pm
by rodox_head
Orbited insanitarium wrote:I've been waiting for rodox to change their avatar just so I can reply "or the effects of listening to too much geogaddi." :P

I'm living a sad, sorry existence I know.
I've grown attached to it since the aspect ratio of the original gif got messed up when I changed it. It's like a final touch of imperfection, or Wabi-Sabi.

Re: EXPLAIN YOUR AVATAR THREAD

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:17 am
by rodox_head
Orbited insanitarium wrote:I've been waiting for rodox to change their avatar just so I can reply "or the effects of listening to too much geogaddi." :P

OK. I guess that sounds pretty good. :wink:

Re: EXPLAIN YOUR AVATAR THREAD

PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:19 pm
by wi?L
me and my dad ready to go sledding, circa winter 2007

Re: EXPLAIN YOUR AVATAR THREAD

PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2022 12:35 am
by Orbited insanitarium
Auld one:
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Current one:
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This is a photograph of a "made-out-of-nature" quirky creation that was synonymous with a local podcast I took part in a few years back.
The subject matter of the cast was the outdoors. Going for a wander, and exploring the sounds of your surroundings. Quite fitting innit? :wink:

Re: EXPLAIN YOUR AVATAR THREAD

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:51 pm
by steeldancer-x
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A shortened view of The Great Turn, painted by Alex Grey. He did it for a Tool album, but man, fuck Tool. The art is inspiring enough alone.

An excerpt from Grey on The Great Turn;

The Great Turn is a symbol of the potential for both transformation and disaster. There are three primary compositional elements, the polarized body, the jewel web, and the background tunnel of eyes, symbolizing three levels of our self. Reflecting on the meaning of the image, the Body feels the struggle of the ego caught in the web of the Mind, yet reaches toward the light of Spirit a tunnel of infinite awareness seeing everything. It is possible for us to locate our identity in any of those domains, yet the mystics would say Spirit is our true nature.


Sounds like nonsense, but when you look between the lines, the message is a beautiful one. Basically what he is saying is that we're constantly playing tug o' war with ourselves. You'll pull one way, but the other, many halves of you, are going to pull in so many more different, maybe even unknown directions. It's important to stay grounded in what you believe, while also trying new experiences at the same time. Balance the self's good and bad, while not losing yourself at the same time.

Orbited insanitarium wrote:Auld one:
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Current one:
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This is a photograph of a "made-out-of-nature" quirky creation that was synonymous with a local podcast I took part in a few years back.
The subject matter of the cast was the outdoors. Going for a wander, and exploring the sounds of your surroundings. Quite fitting innit? :wink:


A friend in nature indeed! It seems like a fun exercise to remind others to stop and smell the roses for a bit, get rather familiar and understand their surroundings better. Was this the only friend you managed to capture?

Re: EXPLAIN YOUR AVATAR THREAD

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:33 pm
by Orbited insanitarium
steeldancer-x wrote:Image

A shortened view of The Great Turn, painted by Alex Grey. He did it for a Tool album, but man, fuck Tool. The art is inspiring enough alone.

An excerpt from Grey on The Great Turn;

The Great Turn is a symbol of the potential for both transformation and disaster. There are three primary compositional elements, the polarized body, the jewel web, and the background tunnel of eyes, symbolizing three levels of our self. Reflecting on the meaning of the image, the Body feels the struggle of the ego caught in the web of the Mind, yet reaches toward the light of Spirit a tunnel of infinite awareness seeing everything. It is possible for us to locate our identity in any of those domains, yet the mystics would say Spirit is our true nature.


Sounds like nonsense, but when you look between the lines, the message is a beautiful one. Basically what he is saying is that we're constantly playing tug o' war with ourselves. You'll pull one way, but the other, many halves of you, are going to pull in so many more different, maybe even unknown directions. It's important to stay grounded in what you believe, while also trying new experiences at the same time. Balance the self's good and bad, while not losing yourself at the same time.


Not going to lie, I was very excited for finding a copy of Tool's Lateralus the other day, and it was mainly for the wall-breaking artwork by my main man Alex Gray. I've always loved everything surreal and psychedelic, so his paintings really reveal the spiritual side of that to me. With everything vibrant, his work is such eye candy.

Two of my favourites :wink: :
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As for Tool, the prog in me will like it hopefully.

Re: EXPLAIN YOUR AVATAR THREAD

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:07 am
by rodox_head
Old avatar: An edit of a Postal 2 NPC; free for any other boccers here to use.
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Current avatar: A snapshot from an *ahem* adult animation run through an image corrupter, then some further meddling in GIMP
static:
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animated with PhotoMosh:
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