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  • 柯南
    柯南 wrote:
    <p>I think I will continue, since I have a few (stoned) minutes, to deduce the psychological significance of members' avatar choices. Because I can only cooperate with the masochistic sides of attention whores.</p> <p>I'm actually a little embarrassed to take on the case of <strong>Uncle DD</strong>, since he is so painfully simple to understand. Unfortunately I have seen pictures, not that I needed to see them in order to deduce what he looks like. It's clear from the writing itself that he is an uncomfortably large man. More simple plebian-tier compensation psychology explains his choice of whatever that blue thing is. Through it he escapes the discomfort that comes from being everything that is not cute, cuddly, and cartoon. Though the cartoon part is probably accurately reflective.</p> <p><strong>Kyle</strong>, (who never responds to my attacks on his inadequate intellect), has had various avatars and maybe some pics of himself (again it doesn't matter) and they have all reflected his insecurity. Now he has the comic book Joker, who wears the mask Kyle wishes he could wear. The Joker is a sad character because although he is very cool, he has no hope of ever winning against the batman. Kyle really wants to be smart and funny but his sensitivity to criticism keeps him from progressing.</p> <p><strong>Scott</strong> also becomes quite boring under analysis. He sticks with safe dead comedians, his heroes presumably. We cannot confidently say it is good for people to have heroes. The reason we cannot say it confidently is because heroes are something people are usually able to choose for themselves. Thus boys choose serial killers as heroes and through that hero receive the encouragement they need to commit murder. And murder's wrong, okay? In the case of Scott, the important thing to understand is that it is in his nature to idolize things -- a trait that is not usually beneficial to a person who desires to be creative. There is a term in literary criticism -- the anxiety of influence -- the feeling of pressure that comes from knowing too much about what has been done. Tl;dr Scott needs a xanax.</p> <p>Now if you come back on me you should bear in mind I recently cried while watching The Shawshank Redemption, because even though I had seen the movie many times before, suddenly at the end when Red is on the bus heading over the border into Mexico, I sobbed in joy for Red and for just how goddamn beautiful the friendship between he and Andy is. True story. Also I was really stoned. </p> <p><img src="http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k492/phaser1/rene-magritte-jeune-fille-mangeant-un-oiseau-le-plaisir.jpg" alt="alt text" /></p> <p>For a while I used this image of a girl eating a bird, which I chose because it reflects my appreciation for the cruel and the strange, an appreciation that has the potential to be damaging to social relationships. Tl;dr I care about your feelings, but only after I have hurt you.</p> <p>My present avatar was chosen to bring attention to what a brilliant innovator Rene Magritte was. Here we see him anticipating the comedic and satirical photoshop technique of the internet age -- transplanting the face of one onto the head of another, the head of one onto the body of another. Here Magritte satirizes the mother-child relationship. I have no idea why he does that.</p> <p><img src="http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k492/phaser1/spiritofgeometry.jpg" alt="alt text" /></p>
  • Ajantha Manohar

    The simplest explanation is usually the best: ugly guys don´t use their own pics as their profile pictures. you wanna see a real pic of skaught?

  • Mari Vidste
    Mari Vidste wrote:

    How to explain the "Psyche" of a compulsive poster of (usually unrelated) images? There is a certain helplessness that is being expressed here, an inner turmoil and frustration that cannot be resolved. But I prefer to see it mainly as an indictment of words as a medium of communication. A kind of fuck you to words themselves, and to those who use them. I support this.

  • 随便叫兽
  • Mari Vidste
    Mari Vidste wrote:

    That's "Psyche Opening the Golden Box" by John Waterhouse Williams

    Teach me all about it, please. None of us knows the story of Cupid and Psyche. Please share your knowledge and bring some enlightenment to the forum.

  • Mari Vidste
    Mari Vidste wrote:

    so curious about why i used that book cover?

    No.

    u wanna be "enlightened"

    No.

    u don't know me

    No.

    Bret Easton Ellis's heavenly visage

    Wut?

    Cool story bro

    Okay now when you say 'cool', do you mean like 'good', or like 'not good', or is your main point simply that you are a faggot?

  • Simen Wangberg

    ANALYZE MY GLAM ROCK NIGGA

  • Mari Vidste
    Mari Vidste wrote:

    Well that is really small on my screen but presumably it is some little DIY toy with some "ironic" text superimposed. The shock of blue hair says not enough oxygen in the blood to me. I wouldn't be surprised if 袜子 has some health issues. Again as in Mini we have a celebration of little things but with concomitant feelings of inadequacy. Here the guitar becomes both sword and shield -- protection against the evil giants. 2012, still making fun of glam rock suggests you are a long-term grudge-holder who never forgives.

  • Simen Wangberg

    Everything you said was 100% accurate. WOULD REQUEST ANALYSIS AGAIN +++++++++++++

  • Patrick Coleman

    queing in line....... takes so long....................

  • Mari Vidste
    Mari Vidste wrote:

    Art D? Post the picture of that on here so I can see it properly. I don't visit profiles.

  • Patrick Coleman

    alt text

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    cant find it anymore i lost my picture! try this new ones....

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