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Milan



Registration date : 2011-03-17

PostSubject: Avatar Story   Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:38 pm

What's the story behind your avatar? I see pictures of folks, but I don't know where they are? Some brothers use different symbols and pictures? Where are you in your avatar or why did you pick the one you did?

I am on a boat whale watching in the Bay of Fundy in mine. I chose it because the Bay of Fundy is one of my favorite places to visit. My face is pinched in the photo using an effect. My face is much fatter in real life.

Cheers & Health,

Milan


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Doc Manhattan

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Age : 39
Location : Land of Steady Habits
Registration date : 2008-05-26

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:59 pm

Willy (the cat) runs everything else around the house, so why not my avatar, I figured.
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Wet Dottle

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Location : Littleton, CO
Registration date : 2008-02-27

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:04 pm

I was a fan of Edgar P. Jacobs' graphic novels during my youth. One day I came across this gif of one of my heroes on the net and liked the fact that it has transparent background. I promptly "stole" and uploaded it here. Very Happy
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jogilli

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Location : Germany
Registration date : 2010-08-08

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:56 pm

Every year I participate in the 100km van Ieper in and around Ieper Belgium.. more well known as Flanders Fields as a 'desired' piece of ground during WWI. The second day of the walk has a 40 and a 50km stretch that lead you into France.. at the halfway point you're pretty tired and there is a little French bistro that has the best ice tea I've ever had.. maybe because your just hot and tired..

Long story short.. the picture was taken by my son the first year he completed the full 100km (60 miles) while on that break in France

BTW it hurts super super bad when you get up and start on the last 20km to the finish line

James
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Dave_In_Philly

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Age : 36
Location : Philly
Registration date : 2011-08-18

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:58 pm

<-- Just me smoking on my deck
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Frost

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Age : 39
Location : Somewhere near Philly, PA
Registration date : 2009-12-31

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:26 pm

Mine is just a picture I found with a google image search that I liked. It looks somewhat similar to me, and somewhat similar stylistically to one of my tatoos. It's from some unknown party's photo album on the web and supposedly the image exists in some form somewhere in Bergen, Norway.

It recently came to my attention that a pipe maker somewhere on the interwebz also uses this image as his avatar photo.

Other than that I have no idea what it means or where it comes from. cheers Very Happy
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Centurian 803
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Age : 67
Location : Oak Ridge, TN
Registration date : 2008-09-10

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:58 pm

The man in the picture is doing what I love best. Smoking and reading while surrounded by books.
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Airborne



Registration date : 2011-07-06

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:35 pm

I get bored with my avatar after about one to two weeks. Then I have to change it. See - I did it again! The Maltese Falcon. Not mine, but the one in the movie. A cousin to mine I suppose. Reason? I suppose it's because I like Dashiell Hammett's writing. I'd probably like Dashiell Hammett as well if I'd met him, but he up and died. I waz only a punk kid then.
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Boulder

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Age : 61
Location : Northern New Jersey
Registration date : 2011-08-29

PostSubject: Avatar Story   Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:51 pm



Avatar displays to me a moment in time when something as simple as a smoke between men, could forge friendship and peace in simpler times.

(Lets keep-up the tradition)

I thought the pipe was cool looking.

John.


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Nick Berwick

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Age : 39
Location : Westhoughton, Lancashire. England
Registration date : 2011-08-30

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:04 pm

My avatar picture was taken by my friend, Gus, during a quiet five minute pause at work. He has a fondness for art and photography and mine was one of a series of portraits he did of several colleagues. Believe it or not, he took the picture with his mobile phone! in an (empty, of course) operating theatre and the only lighting was the surgical lights directly above and slightly in front of me.
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flytyer

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Age : 51
Location : N E Pa.
Registration date : 2009-03-22

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:15 pm

I chose mine because because of the trout , my favorite kind of fish. The background reminds me of a nice quiet early morning on the river.
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Jar

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Age : 73
Location : Poland
Registration date : 2011-02-13

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:19 pm

I use for avatar the picture/photo of one of my small sculptures/objects of art in silver from seria "Romantica" that I created some 25 years ago.
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PipeLeisure

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Age : 40
Location : Dartmouth Massachusetts
Registration date : 2011-08-28

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:04 pm

Lover of freehands...what else can I say Very Happy
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Carlos
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Age : 60
Location : Chestnut, IL
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:04 pm

Was my best friend for many years. Josh has been gone now for over 20 years.

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riff raff

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Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:18 pm

The seat on my old Triumph chopper and my favorite AC/DC song, also my screen name on most forums (also use ssjones)
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Tim_Haggerty

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Age : 57
Location : Pittsburgh
Registration date : 2010-06-11

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:25 pm

I lie big pipes, this fit the bill
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LIPIPE

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Age : 69
Location : Setauket,Long Island and upstate Granville, New York
Registration date : 2010-12-18

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:30 pm

Just of shot of me relaxing in my rear yard on a lounger facing the pool.
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i.keenum

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Age : 27
Location : coast of mississippi
Registration date : 2011-06-12

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:46 pm

the picture is actually a vincent van gogh painting. I got a poster of it in college in 08, I don't personally smoke cigarettes but it was one of his that i'd never seen but really liked
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Harlock999

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Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:03 am

This was my original avatar when I signed up last year. It's Harlock, a beloved character from my childhood. pirat
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PipeLeisure

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Age : 40
Location : Dartmouth Massachusetts
Registration date : 2011-08-28

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:01 am

Love that chopper Riff Raff...very cool.
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Buckshot

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Age : 71
Location : Southeast Michigan
Registration date : 2011-07-17

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:13 pm

Elementary, my dear Milan. Smile
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dshpipes

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Age : 33
Location : Durham, NC
Registration date : 2011-03-06

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:43 pm

After my Grandfather's death earlier this year, my mother scanned and uploaded a bunch of family photos, most of which I'd never seen. My avatar is me at age 4 and it pretty well encompasses my sense of humor. When I saw it, I just about fell out of my chair laughing.
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SingleMalt

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Location : Fort Worth, TX
Registration date : 2011-06-30

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:21 am

<--- Just me smoking my pipe.

The user name is because I like single malt scotch. Like tobaccos, it's hard to choose a favorite single malt. But if I had to choose, it'd probably be either Balvenie 17y Peated Cask or Ardbeg Uigeadail. I like the smoky taste...who'd have figured I'd also like Latakia? Smile
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Age : 53
Location : South of heaven
Registration date : 2007-12-09

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:41 am

Mine changes often, I usually try to keep it humorous, but something that's reflective of some part of me. This one is the fathers day card my 6 year old granddaughter Abby made for me a few months ago during the last week of kindergarten.

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Thomas Tkach

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Age : 30
Location : North Dakota
Registration date : 2010-11-24

PostSubject: Re: Avatar Story   Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:11 pm

It's a well taken picture of me with a pipe. Also, I'm wearing a hat I made and am proud of.
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