The World Out There is Really Big - Confusions about me and Him/Her

@thesids (22358)
Bhubaneswar, India
September 21, 2015 8:48am CST
Ever since I and many others returned back to MyLot, there have been messages and comments about my dear capser (on my avatar). What seems to have happened is - On some other website, there was/is someone who has a name/avatar and many who newbies who arrived here from that website mistakenly took me to be him/her. I never knew I could be that known a face anywhere, but I was proven wrong each time I encountered a PM or someone mentioned it on my response/discussion. Now with so much of confusion around, I need to change my Avatar. I wanted to opt in for one of the list below - 1. Batman - The one from the Lego Movie - He is so cute on the Trailers 2. Morpheus (from Matrix) - I find him hot with this shaved head and the Dark Glasses 3. Snowman in Red - I normally use that one during the Dec- Jan each year. 4. Me - I had it on sometime in the earlier version but personally, I did not like the snap. So should I change my Avatar - is the first obvious question. For those who have known me for a while, can you please come up with some suggestions that would go with the way I have been around... And for newbies who I need to get familiar to - what do you think should be my avatar.
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@topffer (34616)
• France
21 Sep 15
I don't know the name of this masterpiece, but the photo is mine.
I am for Batman. We lack of superheroes at myLot. I was also looking for another avatar. I took this photo in a contemporary art museum Saturday. What are you thinking about it ?
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• Philippines
21 Sep 15
i see chocolate
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
21 Sep 15
On the resized version (that MyLot follows) this one looks quite apt for me. A leader, in chocolate. Personally, I can go for this, surely. But there are other chocolate lovers around - and a lot of them - and my only scare is they will feast on the chocos I carry if I go with this Avatar
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• Philippines
21 Sep 15
@thesids i remember 2 pictures of you, and i liked the one where you wore glasses and was smiling
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@jaboUK (54492)
• United Kingdom
21 Sep 15
I wouldn't change it at all. I haven't been here that long, but your present avatar is instantly recognisable.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
21 Sep 15
Going by the consensus, that is what I think would happen at the end I needed to reinvent myself, but then, I dont want almost everyone confused. There already had been a confusion over my new pseudonym - from "thesids" to "thebusysids"
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@Bluedoll (17063)
• Canada
21 Sep 15
@thesids If you like the avatar keep him. Perhaps if Casper feels like he is being mistaken for someone else he doesn't need to go through an identity crisis but just tell people he is really a friendly ghost.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
21 Sep 15
@Bluedoll There is no identity crisis with Casper. To me, he is larger than any crisis just because he is the "Friendly Ghost" and not too many of them are believed to be friendly Instead, I wanted to try and get rid of the confusions our new members in the family can face.
@Rosekitty (19441)
• San Marcos, Texas
21 Sep 15
Is there really a good enough reason to change casper?,,Could you add casper coming out of a cupboard? or wearing those dark glasses? I really think its up to you but it will confuse me if you do change
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
21 Sep 15
I agree, it always happens. The last time when I changed to my Snowman avatar, initially, I was confused too. I mean, I knew I had responded to a discussion, but I was unable to find it just going by avatar
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@LadyDuck (163602)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 15
I believe that many already asked you if you are "Casper" from the other site, but now they know you with this avatar, I see no reason to change it.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
21 Sep 15
Yes, there were such confusions from many. Many PMs and a few even asked me on the discussions. I am not hurt or upset about that. I only want to solve the matters - so that the newer lot arriving may have things simpler But yes, I do agree, I love Casper too and I personally would not like to change it - at least here at MyLot - I normally change my Avatar thrice a year - Stays during Dec-Jan when I have snowman in red (I love him in that attire), Casper and my own pic.
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@LadyDuck (163602)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 15
@thesids I use the same avatar during holidays, but with a different outfit. Keep Casper, it's a nice avatar.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
21 Sep 15
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• United States
21 Sep 15
How about your face?
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
21 Sep 15
I like the idea. I had one that I had pulled off some months before we all left MyLot. I might get back to it or even a newer version
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• United States
21 Sep 15
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• United States
21 Sep 15
Ok, well I am one of the 'newbies'. I really don't know you all that well, but since I been here I have grown to know you as you are. I don't see any reason why you have to change, unless you truly wanted to. If that is the case, then sorry I might not be much help for as I stated at the start here, I don't know you well enough to give any suggestions.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
21 Sep 15
Yes, we met quite recently and so it might be difficult. never mind. Who from the 4 on the list would you select in that case?
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• United States
21 Sep 15
@thesids Ok, this is just my personal opinion. Since the idea of the whole thing is to stop 'confusion' of mistaken identities, I would say go with the 'Me', which is you of course.
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• United States
21 Sep 15
@thesids I would not change a thing. While I am new here and am unclear about the confusion it is not my opinion that change is necessary. However, if you feel it is necessary here is a suggestion: Put on a costume to look like one of your suggestions and then do the 'Me' options. Ie a costume mask of batman, a pair of dark glasses and a 'skullcap' (to mimic being bald) . That way it could be Me- Batman, Me-Morpheus, Me-Casper or Me-(pick a character)!
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
21 Sep 15
Loved this one And I even have a visual of what is gonna happen when wifey sees me doing that kind of "costume" for me
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• United States
21 Sep 15
@thesids Is it good or bad? Will she go all off the grid giddy? Desrcibe the picture for me please!!!
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
21 Sep 15
@Berniezeitler I had tried once donning the get up of Akon - after watching his video "Smack That" (a pic of him from the song is attached). I had planned to shock her on her birthday. So when she went to her work, I went to the barber, got a similar haircut, asked my cousin sister to drop in with her Bling and also got some accessories. So all was set. And when I opened the door on her return, she was like - what the heck has been the world upto Later, she told me that I have gone insane in attempting to do something that people half my age would normally do, and I needed to consult some psychiatrist. I understand, I do not have his physic and I am a living skeleton I have not attempted such a thing ever since. She is quite the opposite of me. She is traditional and my perspective is that she doesnt seem to see the fun that I can manage being at home
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@excellence7 (3477)
• Mauritius
22 Sep 15
I have not known you personally but in this little time that I have known you virtually through your responses, I can see you are someone good with great ideas. In light of this, I highly encourage you to put your own picture.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
22 Sep 15
Glad to have you on my discussion and this is your first on mine. You have a suggestion that is quite doable for me. So all good. Very very soon. Time I played casper and granted you your wish And yes of course, all at mylot know me only virtually. The only difference is that some of them have known me for long 5 years now
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• Mauritius
22 Sep 15
@thesids I am glad that you appreciated my response. Thank you for this. Honestly though, I am not waiting for you to upload your picture. I think I have already seen you - the person you are. And you are someone good. But if you choose to upload your picture, it will always be good.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
22 Sep 15
@excellence7 Your words are always soothing and encouraging
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@cahaya1983 (10043)
• Malaysia
21 Sep 15
Aw, but I like the Casper avatar! I associated Casper with your username already. But let's see...if you choose a new one, make it something that look "busy" then - a bee of some sort? A superhero bee?
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
21 Sep 15
A super hero BEE That would create gender related confusions - I already got into some on the earlier version, but it was all so fun when the real genders were revealed
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• India
21 Sep 15
Superhero bee.... Was it named "The Superhero Movie", the spoof...?
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@cahaya1983 (10043)
• Malaysia
22 Sep 15
@hora_fugit That, you have to check with @thebusysids
@SIMPLYD (80362)
• Philippines
22 Sep 15
I prefer your own picture like you did use before .
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
22 Sep 15
Not the one currently on Fb I am going to get a new one tomorrow
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@SIMPLYD (80362)
• Philippines
22 Sep 15
@thesids I am excited to see your new one .
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@hora_fugit (5439)
• India
21 Sep 15
I am not sure Casper the friendly ghost from the B-world had the exactly same avatar as yours. You could keep this one.... And if you change, definitely my suggestion would be - it should be you! Batman and all are fine but they can't give competition...
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
21 Sep 15
competition
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• India
23 Sep 15
@thesids .... to the real guy.
@Porcospino (18385)
• Denmark
21 Sep 15
I have met Casper from the other site, but I am surpriced that people confuse you and him. I think that your writing style is very different from his writing style, but maybe people get confused because they only look at your avatar. I remember the photo of you and the snowman in red. I like the snowman a lot, it is cute, but maybe it is more suitable for the holiday season. I think that I will vote for the photo of you (or maybe a different photo if you don't like the other one)
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
21 Sep 15
Your response to my discussion means a lot here. First, you rightly point out that many of the people who have commented or contacted me asking if I am that Casper have not mentioned anything about the differences in writing styles, barring one - who said that I cannot be him. They even have not bothered about two other important things (I think, they should have considered them too) - my username(thesids) and also the pseudonym currently in use(thebusysids) - I am quite sure that the two cannot be the same used by the other casper on the other site. For now, I have only a couple of days more to keep casper - as on my birthday, I will have my own pic as my Avatar (like every year, I have been here) and probably by the end of September, Casper will be back only to be replaced by Snowman during Dec-Jan. That is what my current plan is. But the majority here suggests me to keep the Casper
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@Susan2015 (21030)
• United States
21 Sep 15
I like the Casper one that you use now.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
21 Sep 15
In all probability, it will stay and if it goes, it would be back sooner
@vandana7 (66104)
• India
22 Sep 15
That casper seems to say "Won't you take me to, funky town?"..lol. Anyway, I am fine with your present avatar, and like the rest I would have problem in locating you. And you don't give as much choice, do you? I mean, I would have liked Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and many such characters making to the list. lol. Kidding, but casper is as good as it gets.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
22 Sep 15
I would have selected Donald Duck for sure. or even Uncle Scrooge. I never limited the possibilities, I only gave some of the examples that I have with me. So casper it is
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• India
22 Sep 15
@thesids Uncle Scrooge, my favorite character!
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
22 Sep 15
@hora_fugit Sundays morning 9:00 am on DD national.... great days great memories
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@viju0410 (2286)
• India
22 Sep 15
In fact i got confused between 'thebusysids' and thesids. Lol. I think you should be yourself. Even your whatsapp pic is cooool.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
22 Sep 15
Thank you didi. But hey, I never knew you saw me on Whatsapp. Is so, should add me up on the list as well. Trust me, I wont disturb much. Just a few messages from me everyday.
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@viju0410 (2286)
• India
23 Sep 15
@thesids Would love messages from u bro. i started the msg this time.
• India
23 Sep 15
*takes a peek* didi? doc with a number .... umm.. hmm.... maybe
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@Jlyn10 (10900)
• Malaysia
24 Sep 15
Tough decision ... but then, you can be whoever you want to be so long as you continue to remain as Sids. But you can always be my partner.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
24 Sep 15
Oh. I thought dear @topffer is the WonderMan especially after all the training you gave him on the other discussion. He is the right candidate as he has mastered all the skills of the Whip.
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@Jlyn10 (10900)
• Malaysia
24 Sep 15
@thesids He's just my sidekick I offer you partnership.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
24 Sep 15
@Jlyn10 Oh. In that case, I might have to change my pseudonym again... from the current - thebusysids to... ...and will they tolerate that
@sofssu (14451)
2 Oct 15
I think you should use what you are comfortable with.. I did know of a sid with a casper on Hubpages. But that is should be no reason for you to change your avatar.. I wouldn't if I were you.
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@sofssu (14451)
2 Oct 15
@thesids That was exactly six years ago.. and then the account got deleted..
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• China
24 Sep 15
I don't know what the capser is .For my part ,you had better use your own photo ,like I do on Bubblews and Personapaper.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
24 Sep 15
Dear friend @changjiangzhibin89, casper is the image on my avatar. It is from a movie which is about this lovely cute ghost. I do understand your suggestion though, and there will be days when I will be on my Avatar
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• China
25 Sep 15
@thesids Oh ! It is a cute ghost! Hope I will soon see the picture of your good self on your Avatar.
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
22 Sep 15
I think, that now you have let everyone know, you are not him/her, that you should keep this avatar.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
22 Sep 15
Hello Catherine aka @bluesa Your response does seem logical and also, as I read all the other responses I realize that the Casper Avatar should stay. Of course, it will stay almost all the year around
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
22 Sep 15
@thesids , hello :-) . I think that is the right choice, it is a great avatar.
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
21 Sep 15
I think it should be something personal for you, maybe a pet, maybe a favorite flower, or your eye, or something that is no one else. I always use this one of me, that took me while to get to where i didnt mind it, so that people identify me as me.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
21 Sep 15
or your eye, Interesting idea for an avatar. It is so very you and still they have no clue on what you look like in real.
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• Centralia, Missouri
21 Sep 15
@thesids it could be a ring on your finger, or your hand holding something, just something totally you.
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