Re: What does your avatar say about you?
posted at 1/21/2011 4:47 PM EST
In Response to Re: What does your avatar say about you?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: What does your avatar say about you? : Hfx, Since I was the one who referenced the thread ... ha ha! If it's a guy of a certain age (up through college), yes, I think it's eye candy. I can't see any reason to look at it more seriously than that, can you? Girls have eye candy posters on their walls, too ... so why can't guys? Even in our parents' day, they escaped into this sort of thing. If a person feels it's not "PC" then that's certainly their opinion. Sometimes I thnk that's just a little uptight. The thread I mentioned, was just in fun, as I said, and I found it hilarious!! I won't say who participated, but some of the guys post in the music forum (guess who?!!) But after a certain age ... not so sure. Let's not go there ...
Posted by yogafriend[/QUOTE]
I know the thread you mean. If I'm not mistaken one of the first pictures someone put up was the famous poster of Farrah Fawcett, the one that sold something like 12 million copies. I'll use that poster to help me with the point I'm fumbling toward here.
Let's say that back in the day I was one of the guys who had that poster of Farrah Fawcett on my wall. What would that say about me as an individual?
Not very much, in my opinion, because 12 million other people had the same poster. Kind of a lowest common denominator thing.
If on the other hand you found a poster of, say, Catherine Deneuve in my room, maybe it would you tell you more about me. Maybe it would show a little more of my real self because I made a choice that was more out of the ordinary.
On the other hand, I might have chosen the Deneuve poster because I was a pretentious poseur trying to look more worldly and sophisticated than the guy next door with the Farrah poster.
We control the image so it might tell the truth about us or it might be a lie.