Mylot Needs A Change

Regina, Saskatchewan
March 21, 2008 12:01am CST
The past little while on site has been fun, informative and combative even at times. But. There's always a but. I want to try something different. An exercise in mass hysteria if you will that won't result in any of us being called nasty names. You've seen by now that I've changed my avatar. I did this to find one that more clearly reflected my user name. As much as I adore all your avatars, I think it would be fun and a rather a hoot to see you change your avatars to more closely reflect your own user names. Then post here the relationship between them. You'll be amazed what you learn about each other. I know that some of my friends will not want to change, nor do they need to. My favorite cat in particular will break my heart if she does change hers. It's just too perfect for her as it is. But to the rest of you, I issue you a challenge to see how well you do changing yours and then posting about it's relationship to your user name. My user name is spark of insanity and if I could have found an avatar with sparks in it, I would have uploaded it right away. As it is, this is the best I could find. I did find one I absolutely fell in love with, but it would have required my changing my user name instead to "I'm your brain on drugs". Let the challenge begin, and let's change the face of mylot and have some fun.
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17 responses
@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
21 Mar 08
Well my avatar and user name are related, they both came from one of my favorite PS1 role-playing game. I have tried putting my OWN photo here, but somehow people didn't recognized it because they told me it was too dark! Though this is the first time (I believe) I've been to your post, I do know and remember you from other posts we've both been to. I kinda liked your first one, though this other one is also good and somehow has made me curious to know more about you! I life both your user name and avatar, it gives a very strong statement that I'm not really sure if I'm aware of it!
@tessah (6621)
• United States
21 Mar 08
nice challenge dearie.. my avatar however couldnt reflect me any better than it already does being as it IS me.. even more so with the coupling of the leopard over my shoulder, as she is my spirit animal and is with me and a part of me always.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Mar 08
I rather thought that was really you and I'm so glad you explained the leopard, though I kind of understood that inference too. Glad to know my instincts are still working! LOL You're beautiful in a dark and dangerous way. I like it. I've always wanted to be tall dark and beautiful. *sigh*
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@tessah (6621)
• United States
21 Mar 08
i highly doubt yer an ugly albino dorf =oP thanx for the compliment =o)
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Mar 08
LOL. I refuse to refute on the grounds you may p*ke. rofl
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@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
21 Mar 08
I like your avatar - I think that saying applies to everyone. Mine is pretty simple. That's my son in the back and I am his mommy, hence the mylot name maddysmommy. I know very original aye LOL You might want to squint your eyes a bit though, I don't know why it came out so small I still prefer the cute monkeys I had though and probably will change it back tommorrow hehe!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Mar 08
Oh no, don't change it. Use the monkey's as a kind of signature to your posts like an emoticon, but please don't change your avatar. You are gorgeous and your son peeking out behind you like that is so charming. Your avatar and user name are perfect together. But hey, *I'm not crazy* - well maybe a little, and you don't have to listen to me. LOL
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@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
21 Mar 08
Thank you for the lovely compliment sparkofinsanity and I might just keep it this way for a little while :)
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Mar 08
Oh goody. Such a relief. I just LOVE that little peer a booer! LOL
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@34momma (13891)
• United States
21 Mar 08
my avatar is my daughter. and my name 3 4 momma mean three kids for me. so my daughter does represent me very well. and the pic and my name go together very nicely
• Regina, Saskatchewan
22 Mar 08
I knew that! I did! I did! LOL Do you have a picture of all three of your kids? That would be really perfect and I'd love to see what your other kids look like. I'll bet they are just a cute as your avatar!
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@34momma (13891)
• United States
22 Mar 08
i do have a pic of all three of them. here is the link to see my three wonderful babies http://ww3.yuwie.com/profile/pictures/pic.asp?id=5952&pid=21588&aid=2732
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
23 Mar 08
Thanks so much for the link. My aren't you a beautiful family! I hope you are all enjoying your Easter holiday.
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@ctrymuziklvr (11057)
• United States
21 Mar 08
My avatar says it all! - country dog
I really wouldn't change my name because other than being crazy which I talk enough about anyway I love country music and use this avatar and name in a lot of places. I think I'm going to stick with mine.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
22 Mar 08
You know, I see your avatar around site quite a bit and the message has finally seeped into my thick skull that country music just might be worth listening to. So I've discovered a few country artists that don't spark my insanity, so I'm very glad you haven't and won't be changing. lol
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@novataylor (6570)
• United States
21 Mar 08
I'd love to change my avatar, darlin, can you tell me how I can do that? It will have to be something that I find on the computer, because I can't scan anything into this old dinosaur. Any suggestions you might offer would be most entirely welcome. I have something in mind, actually a couple of things, but I'll need some input from you,please. thanks, love!
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21 Mar 08
To have an avatar related to my name, I'd have to have a picture of me! (and I don't like to have my pictures on the internet) I change depending on my mood... And maybe a picture of a lime or lemon would be more suitable, but I haven't found any good ones =[[
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Mar 08
I love the name emma and I don't blame you for not wanting your picture on the net. I have a problem with that myself, but then I have a nefarious history! LOL
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• United States
21 Mar 08
I will change it after I finally get some sleep. But realize I will be changing back to one of my baby as soon as you award a BR. lol I think this avatar already sums up me being cynical and outspoken but the one I am going to change it to tomorrow (even though it is already 4 on Friday) you will appreciate as much.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Mar 08
ROFL - what can I say? I love your baby avatar and the way your refer to her, so I meant you when I said in my discussion that some of friends won't and I don't expect them to change, but you outdid me woman again! Cripes it's hard staying one step ahead of you!
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
22 Mar 08
Hello sparkofinsanity!:-) I selected the avatar that I use because it represents a character or personality that my name represents, and that I try to be or at least I really would like to be. My screen name means ‘Successful’ or ‘Fortunate’! I really like to stretch my hand to someone who needs my assistance, uplift, encouragement, energy and help. I would like that no body feel lonely or left aside, I'll offer my companionship. I also like people to take my hand so that we move forward, with the help of each other, to a common lofty goal. I also like to make friends on the basis of mutual respect and partnership. I like to invite people to join and help me in my struggle against many evils present all around. For all of the above reasons, I'll stretch my hand out. My avatar conveys all these messages; that's why I selected it to represent me, my personality, attitude and behavior. And, as it represents a person who is in position of ‘Success’ and who is ‘Fortunate’ to offer and get all that, so it is an indirect representation of my screen name too!:-)
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
22 Mar 08
Call me spark kamran. And Best Response to you my friend, even though you didn't have to change your avatar. Well said, well done, and I gladly take your hand in friendship, respect and common purpose. Gosh I love the French. lol
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
22 Mar 08
Wow! spark, my friend, thank you for accepting my hand in friendship, respect and common purpose. And thank you for the best response; you are so generous! I really didn't expect it especially when I didn't change mine. But then, I precisely took it to represent my name in broader terms! Thanks again!:-)
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
22 Mar 08
You are more than welcome kamran. Your response was just what I was looking for and the fact that you didn't have to change your avatar to give is was just a bonus for me.
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@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
21 Mar 08
Canada Gal's Chest - Canadian flag tattoo on a Canadian Gal's chest
I can't really prove more than the fact I'm a "Gal" in my picture. Hmmm.... if I can find my Canadian Flag tattoos, I can put one on my forehead or cheek and take a pic for you. How would that be? I can't do it now, because I'm going out tonight, and in case things don't turn out too well on my skin, I would rather not chance it. lol. In the interim, I've attached a pic of my chest, taken last summer. Pink is a girl's colour (I'm wearing that same shirt in my "Flarp" pic in my photos on my profile), and of course, the Canadian flag is the epitome of Canadian. Canada Gal. There you have it. :P
• Regina, Saskatchewan
22 Mar 08
LOL, you beat me to it. As soon as I saw your name my first thought was, *well I know she's a gal, all she needs is a Canadian flag tattoo on her forehead! Canadians are so smart and you are one step ahead of me again! *sigh* lol
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@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
22 Mar 08
My avatar will never match my name. In fact I wouldn't even have this name if I wasn't pimping a website when I first came here. This is the only place I use this handle and not even close to the one I use everywhere else that reflects me much better. Good challenge though, wish I could comply.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
22 Mar 08
*filmbuff* pimping a website......with an avatar of George Bush highlighting a wedding ring.....sparks my insanity and works for me! LOL Nice to see you here anyway buff dude.
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@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
22 Mar 08
Haha, if you look at my profile, the ring in question is the "One Ring of Power" from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. hehehe
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
22 Mar 08
No kidding! I missed that. Aren't you the sly dog. Been taking lessons from Scoop I think you have. LOL
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
10 Apr 08
Another one I like - because it reminds me of love
Hello spark! One of your older discussions and here I am just now responding... trying to do a little catch up here. I did change my avatar do this one because I like it however, I do have a few more that I could change to or I could go back to the orginal and I may do that eventually but I like this one for now. I think it explains perfectly what it's about for I love animals of all kinds but can't list them all for a screen name so CatsandDogs will have to do for now.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
10 Apr 08
Hello my darlin'. Better late than never so no worries. And I love your new avatar even if you changed before this discussion. It so suits you and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Can't get better than huh? LOL
• Regina, Saskatchewan
10 Apr 08
Sorry, meant to say 'can't get better than THAT'. Tired me is. Time to go to bed. Sweet dreams to you too.
@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
28 Mar 08
I selected my avatar because this is me... I don't care what people think of it to be honest with you... It's me and that's that.. A avatar doesn't have to go along with your user name or anything like that it's just a name... However my name is where I live and I was 26 when I signed up for the site.. I was here before this nic but forgot my nic.. No one should really care if your avatar isn't perfect or your nic is different we aren't here to judge them we are here to make conversation on all kinds of subjects.. If people don't understand that than it's their loss no one else's!! Happy Lotting!!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
28 Mar 08
Helloooooo Wisconsin! LOL I wasn't trying to say people should change their avatars. I was just trying to give users a way to show a relationship between their avatars and their user names just for fun. Not everyone is comfortable using personal pictures. I like yours, and as you are from Wisconsin and that it's you in your avatar, you are already way ahead of most users. lol
@roberten (3131)
• United States
24 Mar 08
I didn't know how to change my avatar until some mylotters helped me out. I know how now and just haven't taken the time to do it. I suppose I'll get around to it someday.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
24 Mar 08
Oh just bite the bullet and do it roberten. It's so easy and it would be so nice to see a new one attached to your name. Those generic ones we get when we sign up are just so boring don't you think?
• Philippines
22 Mar 08
Ok that sounds fun let me change my picture to whom my name represents me. It is really quite something of a change. Wish I could be the real her though. ;)
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
22 Mar 08
Well I'm pouting now! lol It's a great pic and I never would have questioned whether it's the real you or not. It has turned my dog into a screen licker though! lol Down boy, down!
• Philippines
22 Mar 08
i haven't changed my avatar since the day i registered here...dunno...i just kinda like it the way it is and i have no plan of changing it...hehehe
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
22 Mar 08
And I like it too! lol
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
22 Mar 08
Randomizing mine, but I think you've seen the current avatar (for now). Who knows, I may grow attached to this one too.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
22 Mar 08
I like whatever one you use. Your name and the choice of anime avatars makes it easy to put two and two together, so randomize away! LOL