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Orual 02-16-2003 09:45 PM

Best Avatars
Okay, we have best nicknames and best thread names, but not best avatars. Which member do you think has the best avatar? Partially because I've rarely ever met another person who actually knew of--much less liked--Bloom County, I love the Barrow-Wight's Opus icon. Go flightless waterfowl! There's also the icon that counts to twelve in Elvish...I don't know whose it is, but kudos to whoever came up with it and whoever used it, and double-kudos if it's the same person! And I must say, Squatter of Amon Rudh's Sir Cosmo is unique and very much a part of the way I think of him.


Beren87 02-16-2003 09:50 PM

Herion Istarion had an old one that was of orangish fireworks, I quite liked that one.

Aylwen Dreamsong 02-16-2003 09:56 PM

I love doug*platypus's avatar. As was said in the Kidnapped! Discussion thread:


Even were Cuddliness to take a body visible, so would it appear.
I also like Beren87's avatar. Little blue wizard...kinda looks like it's throwing confetti around though!


[ February 20, 2003: Message edited by: Aylwen Dreamsong ]

alaklondewen 02-16-2003 10:04 PM

I like Horse Maiden of the Shire's eye, and Sharku's new one makes me laugh. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

Beren87 02-16-2003 10:15 PM

*bows* why thank you! I thought he was more purple than blue which annoyed me, as I prefer blue.

Ithaeliel 02-16-2003 11:11 PM

I do so love doug*platypus's platypus! Also I think Gilthalion's map is remarkable.

onewhitetree 02-16-2003 11:23 PM


Diamond18 02-16-2003 11:51 PM

That's what you think. [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]


Hirilaelin 02-16-2003 11:53 PM

I like alaklondawen's avatar, what a cool fairy! I was unoriginal and went for Arwen. But hey, I like it!

InklingElf 02-16-2003 11:53 PM

I don't remember who it was but, I saw I moving one with Orlando Bloom getting his head shaved for LOTR. Not actually obsessed with Mr.Bloom but it looked pretty cool!

alaklondewen 02-17-2003 08:16 AM

Thank you, Hirilaelin. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] Amy Brown is the artist.

dragoneyes 02-17-2003 09:11 AM

I like Diamond's very much and I'm quite fond of Squatter's Sir Cosmo, he has an exquisite moustache.

LePetitChoux 02-17-2003 09:41 AM

I like mine.

Arien 02-17-2003 10:50 AM

I like yours too LePetitChoux( evil looking Grommit, I prefer Shaun though, and that dog, cant think of his name right now), I also like doug*platypus's avatar [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

[ February 17, 2003: Message edited by: Arien ]

red 02-17-2003 10:52 AM

I know you all have simply forgotten about mine and otherwise would have placed it first in your lists. Belle forgives you - this time.

elven maiden Earwen 02-17-2003 11:05 AM

I think Arien's is cool.I cant figure out what it is, because im stupid, but its really cool looking.

Arien 02-17-2003 11:26 AM

Its a black Sabah tooth tiger (Obviously [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] )
with bright eyes, the eyes.....thats why I chose it....the eyes [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] Thankyou though.

[ February 17, 2003: Message edited by: Arien ]

Hirilaelin 02-17-2003 12:30 PM

I also like LePetitChoux's avatar very much. Evil Grommit. Heh heh. I wanted to do an avatar of a picture I drew, but couldn't figure out how, as it's still on paper. Oh well. I think that Glithalion's map is absolutely brilliant by the way.

elven maiden Earwen 02-17-2003 01:04 PM

Orual's avatar is really cool too. I think its pretty.

eleanor_niphredil 02-17-2003 01:16 PM

I loved the gromit as well. I noticed that Lepetitchoux, you change yours alot. Keep this one!

Túrin Turambar 02-17-2003 01:17 PM

He he i like my little avatar, yes precious we do. Gollum, gollum

Galadrie1 02-17-2003 02:46 PM


There's also the icon that counts to twelve in Elvish...I don't know whose it is
I'm pretty sure that's Arwen Baggin's avatar.

I really like Maikadilwen's avatar, I've always liked Gilthalion's map.

[ February 17, 2003: Message edited by: Galadrie1 ]

ElentariGreenleaf 02-17-2003 02:57 PM

ooooo, I host that one of Orli getting is head shaved!

Maikadilwen 02-17-2003 03:14 PM

Actually I do like yours a lot, red. Belle is a sweetie!
Alkanoonion's is pretty cool, too. At least for morbid people like me. [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]

[ February 17, 2003: Message edited by: Maikadilwen ]

burrahobbit 02-17-2003 05:03 PM


Eruwen 02-17-2003 06:14 PM

I just saw the Orli head-shave one! Lossentilien has it. It's kinda cool, but he looks like he's scared or something.

I like LePetitChoux, Túrin Turambar, and for some odd reason I have this weird fascination of Burra's. I think it's really cool. {Although, I liked his old one better.}

Alkanoonion 02-17-2003 09:03 PM

I like Belle
followed by

Phrim 02-17-2003 09:39 PM

I've seen some very nice avatars, but I really think Gilthalion's map takes the cake here. A great concept, and wonderfully rendered. Knowing that he created it himself really blows the mind.

Pallando B.C 02-17-2003 09:52 PM

I like originality in Avatar's so mine go to: burrahobbit, LePititChoux's old Mr. X Avatar and Telchar's.
Lush had a good avatar that suited her Personally Selected Title very well, but she changed it.

[ February 17, 2003: Message edited by: Pallando B.C ]

Ithaeliel 02-17-2003 10:37 PM

I liked Lush's pink flowers from last summer. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

Bruce MacCulloch 02-17-2003 10:47 PM

Only 80's cartoon villains can possibly ever count as best avatar.

HerenIstarion 02-18-2003 12:57 AM

Thanks Beren87, I still retain the firework [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

I do like burra's sun and onewhitetree's lady

Also I do remember Sharku's "nose" (it was a mask indeed)

but best of all is Marileangorifurnimaluim's lack of such [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

Lush 02-18-2003 01:22 AM

Fine, fine, I have missed my "grape lady" too, so now she is back for an extended engagement. Do you suppose my life is empty enough, considering that I now get attached to avatars?... *grumbling at my misplaced affections*

onewhitetree 02-18-2003 01:33 AM

You like originality, eh?

I drew mine.
All by myself.
It's a self-portrait.
The original got me an A in a graphic layout project and is in my portfolio.

Boo, and may I add, ya.

Raefindel 02-18-2003 11:21 AM

Maril is not the only one without an Avatar, Half the "coming of age club" is without! You oldsters need to get on the ball, before I start naming names!

lindil 02-18-2003 11:38 AM

ok I spent a good hour digging mine up last night [without any cajoling from this thread I might add [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img] ] and am now told by Maedhros that he cannot see it.

can anyone [besisds myself] see it?

and thanks Ron, even I can improve my posting with the spiffy new 'preview' feature.

Now if only we can get the option that lets you view most recent threads first..


[ February 18, 2003: Message edited by: lindil ]

Eruwen 02-18-2003 11:56 AM

Sorry, lindil, I can't see it. [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img]

I always meant to ask you, onewhitetree, if that was a portrait of you. I guess I just forgot. I like it.

I also like Raefidel's. That has been one of my favorites since I arrives at the Downs. I don't think she has changed it...unless I am thinking of a past avatar.

I always used to the the Barrow-Wight's one too. But I think he changed it, didn't he?

Mister Underhill 02-18-2003 12:01 PM

lindil, your link is to a file on your hard-drive, which won't work for anyone but you. The pic has to be hosted online somewhere, and the entry in your profile should be a link to it.

ArwenBaggins 02-18-2003 01:32 PM

yes, I have the counting avatar.

I like Diamond18's avatar.

Raefindel 02-18-2003 03:20 PM

Well, Thank You for your vote, Eruwen. No I've never changed my avatar, although I have a new pic I'm going to attempt replace it with soon. As much as I like the Eowyn pic, she is not a redhead (I AM a redhead).

I have a new pic of a redhead with a sword that I need to work on before replacing my old avatar.

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