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Dave B
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Re: Explain your avatar

#521 Postby Dave B » August 30th, 2013, 7:47 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Bit lost on Solus' current avatar being a sci-fi image!

Can't seem to find a format for it that will work in Google Image Search either - damn.

There have been "science-fiction" stories that are set in days gone by - even cowboy stories! But this one has me beat.

Go, on, Solus, be, er, humanist and let us into the story!
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Re: Explain your avatar

#522 Postby Ken H » August 30th, 2013, 8:38 pm

Looks like something out of the Jules Verne era.
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Re: Explain your avatar

#523 Postby Dave B » August 30th, 2013, 8:53 pm

I would put it at least a century before Jules, unless he wrote "historical-science-fiction"!

Looks closer to Swift's Gulliver's Travels dress-wise.
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Re: Explain your avatar

#524 Postby Gottard » August 30th, 2013, 9:16 pm

Solus, let me give it a try: it's a close-up of a poker card, the knight?
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Re: Explain your avatar

#525 Postby Solus » August 30th, 2013, 10:24 pm

Dave B wrote:Bit lost on Solus' current avatar being a sci-fi image!Go, on, Solus, be, er, humanist and let us into the story!
Aw, geez, no pressure here! If I told you the year it's set in, you'd get it instantly. I can't tell you the plot, either, no matter how general I make it. (And, keep in mind that it is a prop from a sci-fi film, which by definition could be anything: a ray gun, a handheld computer, a fire hydrant...)

Ken H wrote:Looks like something out of the Jules Verne era.
The image, I don't know. Maybe. The setting? No.

Dave B wrote:I would put it at least a century before Jules, unless he wrote "historical-science-fiction"!

Looks closer to Swift's Gulliver's Travels dress-wise.
I'll say that Verne is a dead-end for this film.

Gottard wrote:Solus, let me give it a try: it's a close-up of a poker card, the knight?
Great guess, but no.
:smile:

But it is an extreme close-up of something else a gentleman of bygone days would have on his person.

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Re: Explain your avatar

#526 Postby Fia » August 31st, 2013, 11:34 am

Snuff box? Handkerchief?

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Re: Explain your avatar

#527 Postby Solus » August 31st, 2013, 12:54 pm

Fia wrote:Snuff box? Handkerchief?
I guess my clue was slightly unfair. Although gents back in the day carried this around with them, today it is mostly associated with the hoi polloi and, depending on where you are, has restrictions upon its usage.

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Re: Explain your avatar

#528 Postby Dave B » August 31st, 2013, 1:23 pm

Can I just clear up that this is a detail from an object that would be carried from a man? Or does it depict a man carrying such an object?
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Re: Explain your avatar

#529 Postby Solus » August 31st, 2013, 1:25 pm

Dave B wrote:Can I just clear up that this is a detail from an object that would be carried from a man? Or does it depict a man carrying such an object?
The former. A contemporary woman may have one of these as well.

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Re: Explain your avatar

#530 Postby Solus » September 1st, 2013, 2:34 pm

Okay, it's been 24 hours since my last hint so I'll press forward. It's a detail from a pack of cigarettes.

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Re: Explain your avatar

#531 Postby Alan H » September 1st, 2013, 2:42 pm

I know, I know, I know!!!

Spoiler:
Blade Runner


Erm, no it's not, it's Alien...
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Re: Explain your avatar

#532 Postby Nick » September 1st, 2013, 4:42 pm

I was guessing 18th century dress, because of the tunic, but as for the head-gear I was thinking of middle east or India. Though I hadn't put 2 & 2 together, I was, I suupose, thinking on Imperial lines (I suppose the Imperial relates to the British Empire....?) but got the wrong continent entirely. Oh well...


So why that choice of avatar? :)

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Re: Explain your avatar

#533 Postby Dave B » September 1st, 2013, 6:28 pm

English gentlemen of the artistic persuasion often dressed in a pseudo Turkish or Indian style in the late 1700s/early 1800s

Like Byron below:

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Re: Explain your avatar

#534 Postby Justme » September 1st, 2013, 7:13 pm

Mine was from a now defunct newspaper cartoon by the name of Bloom County.



The character is Bill the Cat and is, as you can see a rather torn up crispy critter, to say the least. This is how I feel most of the time and the humor is what keeps me going. If you can read the words on the paper he's reading the comic ran during Newt newt gingrich's reign as speaker of the house and you can see what the artist thinks about his attempts at censorship.
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Re: Explain your avatar

#535 Postby Solus » September 1st, 2013, 11:07 pm

Alan H wrote:I know, I know, I know!!!

Spoiler:
Blade Runner


Erm, no it's not, it's Alien...

You do, you do, you do!!!
:happyclappy:

Justme wrote:Mine was from a now defunct newspaper cartoon by the name of Bloom County.


...and don't forget Bill was in another defunct newspaper cartoon by the name of Outland.
:smile:

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Re: Explain your avatar

#536 Postby Alan H » September 1st, 2013, 11:32 pm

Solus wrote:
Alan H wrote:I know, I know, I know!!!

Spoiler:
Blade Runner


Erm, no it's not, it's Alien...

You do, you do, you do!!!
:happyclappy:
I cheated, though and used an image search... :D
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Explain your avatar

#537 Postby Solus » September 2nd, 2013, 3:33 am

Alan H wrote:I cheated, though and used an image search... :D

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Re: Explain your avatar

#538 Postby Alan H » September 2nd, 2013, 9:30 am

:exit:
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Explain your avatar

#539 Postby Solus » September 2nd, 2013, 12:41 pm

The ultimate insult:

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Re: Explain your avatar

#540 Postby draykorinee » September 21st, 2013, 8:01 pm

I play World of warcraft, my avatar is a character called draykorinee and I just drew this in 5 seconds on my phone, its really nothing exciting, I have quite a sarcastic humour and I thought it represented it well.
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Re: Explain your avatar

#541 Postby Cam » October 30th, 2013, 11:40 am

Mine is me sitting through my car. I had just cut the floor out and before welding in a new one, I thought I'd have a picture taken! Anyone care to guess what car it is? :laughter: Not much to go on!


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