What Does It All Mean!?

Discussion in 'GBAtemp Art Studio' started by 5uck3rpunch, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. 5uck3rpunch

    5uck3rpunch Surf Monster!

    Feb 20, 2004
    United States
    Texas - USA
    Hey gang,

    I see a LOT of cool avatars & sigs here in GBATemp & I often wonder why these graphics are chosen & maybe where these graphics came from. Tell us the story behind your avatar & sig!

    Mine is easy:

    I ALWAYS LOVED [​IMG] cartoons & Popeye was ALWAYS my favorite! I have him tattoed on my right arm/shoulder, flexing & snapping a drumstick in each hand (because I am & always will be a drummer). The Suckerpunch name & graphic is due to my NJ attitude that I grew up having (for those of you not in the US - I always had a trouble making bad ass punk attitude [​IMG] ...that was until I grew up [​IMG] ).

    mrthnight [​IMG] was kind enuff to show off his PhotoShop expetise & made me my 1st Popeye SIG. I happen to own a flash drive with U3 on it & downloaded a copy of GIMP (portable version) that I started messing with & what you see below is my very 1st attempt at a SIG & using GIMP. (WAY easier than PhotoShop & FREE!) I heisted the graphis from different sites thru Google images search, cut copy & pasted a bunch of different pictures & came up with what you see below. Not bad for my 1st attempt. It came out just as I envisioned it - very comic strip looking.

    My fave SIG on GBATemp (other than mine)?: The one that Hugecock was using for the last few months! GREAT play on the words & very funny & creative!

    Avatar/SIG I'm most curious about?: The avatar that Takeshi uses. I did a little research & read a little on the musician/alien person & find it creepy & weird. But that is why it intrigues me. I hope he will explain it in this thread - looking 4ward to it!

    [​IMG] Now it's your turn to tell your story!!! [​IMG]
  2. lagman

    lagman I wish I was green.

    Former Staff
    Nov 5, 2003
    Me, To You
  3. yuyuyup

    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

    Apr 30, 2006
    United States
    USA MTN timezone
    e-ego is retarded
  4. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

    Former Staff
    Jun 30, 2006
    United States
    th' south
    My avatar is from the book Mother Night, by Kurt Vonnegut. Various permutations of the words mother and night have been my handle since QuantumLink (pre-AOL) days. My band (consisting of me and me ATM) is called mothernite as well. Mother Night is a book about a high ranking Propaganda Minister in nazi Germany (think Goebbels) who was actually a spy for the United States. He was adored by the nazis and hated by the people he was actually trying to save. Think Schindler's list, with a much more pronounced blurring of the dichotomy between good and evil.
    Like gangsta rap artists who write about their environment and educate in the process of describing horror, I've always dipped into darkness to describe it and was mostly accused of glorifying it, (as the rappers generally are.) All along I really wanted to show what depression and self-loathing were to people who couldn't see it from the outside. So when I read the book I identified strongly with the anti-hero. The cover of the book has an american cowboy riding a german bred dog. I erased the swasticas and iron crosses, because I don't want anyone to think I'm a nazi or promoting such things. It's a powerful book, well worth a read if you want to explore means to an end type stuff.

    Mother Night is also a "character" of sorts in a play by Goethe called Faust. Mother Night is the darkness that was all encompassing before light came in and invaded it's territory, the two became entangled as they often are in life, Think yin & yang, kinda...

    Anyway, did I over explain that enough? [​IMG]

    ..and yeah Takeshi has the coolest avatar by a long shot! Followed closely by Psyfira's, and if you've never seen the complete picture of that, you're missing out.

    ..and Yuyuyup didn't like the avatar I made for him [​IMG] but he's too cool for school anywhool!

    Yup, I'm e-tarded! And the power of photoshop compells me.
  5. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    My avatar is the main character of Chopping Block, a mild-mannered cannibalistic serial killer, Butch, and the problems he encounters as he trudges through the daily grind... Chopping Block: because serial killers are people, too.

    And the sig is Calvin, from Calvin & Hobbes, trying to invoke a rain of chocolate chip cookies with his ancient Indian cookie-dance.

    Read C&H. It is good.
  6. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    My avatar is a screengrab from the I wanna rock video by twisted sister, it means nothing other than I enjoy dodgy 80's metal.
    Other avatars I had:
    A transformers symbol
    A smilely I hotlinked from the neoflash forum
    A screengrab from ninja scroll.

    Before my lycos site got taken down I had a samurai sword through a DVD,a GBA and a DS. I guess it could symbolise some of my interests but really it just means I got bored and decided to play with photoshop.
  7. tshu

    tshu On epic journey, brb.

    Sep 21, 2005
    Hmm... Avatar/sigs I have had:
    - Wario picking his nose, sitting on a couch.
    - Wario picking his nose, sitting on a couch, with Momus(weird musical artist) sitting on his lap.
    - Wind Waker Link
    - Miss Spider
    - Tintin
    - Ness
    - PeeWee Herman
    - Lionel Richie
    - Gary Coleman from Stand By Me
    - Bob Dylan

    were there any others? I can't remember. What did they mean? Pfft, who knows? Maybe I secretly, subconsciously wanted to be these people, and the only way I could do this was to use them as an internet avatar.
  8. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

    Jul 31, 2006
    Avatar: The guy with the expressive glasses from "Late Night with Conan O'Brien".
    Sig: "1000 Years of Pain" from Naruto.
  9. Squiffy

    Squiffy GBATemp's Little Embarrassment

    Oct 30, 2002
    Northern Ireland
    My avatar is from GBA ROM number #700, "Silk to Cotton". God knows why I got that one.

    Sig is from when we had sig competitions here and I liked it and just kept it.
  10. enoughrope

    enoughrope GBAtemp Regular

    May 22, 2006
    It's a cute fluffy fuzzy kitten!
  11. 5uck3rpunch

    5uck3rpunch Surf Monster!

    Feb 20, 2004
    United States
    Texas - USA
    These are great! Keep 'em coming!

    @tshu: I remeber most of those avatars & tha sword sig!!!
  12. [M]artin

    [M]artin .

    Nov 7, 2006
    United States
    Here's the deal:

    My avatar is a chibi-ish Phoenix Wright playing a DS.

    Never played a PW game and probably never will, but you gotta admit, he has some cool @$$ hair...

    My friend sent me the avatar and I've been using it ever since [​IMG]
  13. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

    Dec 31, 2003
    Avatar was just a pic I'd done that looked kinda cool and cropped to a convienient size.
    Sig cause I drink far too much tea, and it was the only thing I could think of to fit the dimensions. (I suck at working in narrow horizontal.)

    First sig was derived from a DA ID about soul selling for a DS, which seemed rather appropriate for this site. [​IMG] And here's a sneak-peek at the summer sig I made but never used cause it looked out of place on the page.

    Tshu: Didn't you have your one armed man wallpainting as an avatar for a while (or was that daftkid, I forget [​IMG] )
  14. yuyuyup

    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

    Apr 30, 2006
    United States
    USA MTN timezone
    it's a good avatar, but I'm too much of a dick to use it
  15. kingeightsix

    kingeightsix GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 20, 2006
    my avatar is an image of what really goes on in my mind... you can't see it because you can't read my mind.

    my sig is just what i own: a nintendo gameboy micro (w/ g6 lite 4g flashcart), a modded ps2 & a nokia n80 as a cell phone.
  16. .TakaM

    .TakaM .II

    Oct 8, 2004
    New Zealand
    my avatar is from my upcoming game, and my signature is one of my logos I like [​IMG]
  17. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

    Oct 15, 2006
    United States
    Portland, OR
    My avatar is a toaster.
  18. Valshar

    Valshar Member

    Jul 13, 2006
    My avatar is The Sentry, a marvel comic book character (and one of the most powerful)
  19. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

    Jul 22, 2006
    United States
    my avatar is the rose from the girls not grey single by AFI. The text is part of an AFI song
  20. nintendofreak

    nintendofreak Around. Shoot me a PM.

    Mar 27, 2006
    United States
    Cal Poly Pomona / (323)
    My avatar is from www.jinx.com , theyve cool clothes and what not [​IMG]