First of all, I would like to let you know that this post is Canne’s 100th post! I do not put up a separate cerebration post for this occasion because it would end up as filler and when I put my blog’s age (2.5 years) into consideration, it may reflect that I didn’t post as often as I should have.
Now for this post, I want to talk about something light and easy. Lately I have been roaming around the blogsphere and have stumbled upon so many awesome avatars. Then it occurred to me that I should post something about that since some of those avatars seemed to possess some depth and unique qualities. Please note that this selection is very subjective and does not reflect the bloggers’ quality of work. It will be just about their avatars. Here are some of the avatars I like the most (next to my own, of course)
Caraniel: The burning red hair and the contrasting snow white skin makes Caraniel’s avatar totally unforgettable for me. Instead of facing the viewers, the girl in the avatar turns her back to us. Plus, her posture implies that she is far ahead and is almost out of our reaches. That’s interesting!
Chaostangent: What can I say? I am a cat person and I love anyone who put a cat in his/her avatar. Several people do that including Yumeka and Pietel but Chaostangent’s cat is the cutest of the lot. That’s all.
ExecutiveOtaku: His avatar only shows part of the face creating an unusually mysterious aura around him. The eye looks directly at the viewers in somewhat threatening way and seems to be contemplating something. Outstanding!
Fabrice: Fabrice’s avatar is quite generic in design but instead of focusing at the face, the picture focuses at the finger touching the chin. The girl is not looking at the viewers but diverts her sight upward which makes me feel that the person is in her own imaginary world.
Glo: Glo’s avatar is not beautiful but its simplicity makes it one of the most unique avatars around. What’s more, it radiates playful feeling just like the person behind it.
Kadian: Correct me if I am wrong but that is a bomb, isn’t it?! At first sight, Kadian’s avatar seems completely harmless like a kid’s toy but after giving it a good look, it’s kind of unsettling. Better keep my distance :P
Mefloraine: Mefloraine’s avatar is pretty, full of details and it is upside down. The girl seems to be floating in the water and she seems untroubled. But look at the bar-like silhouette on her body. Is she in a prison or something?
Poro: The lovely Totoro is eating an unfortunate child! I think that is self explanatory enough.
Ryan A: This is probably the most awesome avatar, in my opinion. Two people are separating from each other (or melting into one?) I think the picture represents the alternate self of the blogger; the one in real life and another who exists only in cyberspace.
Yi: This is the most beautiful avatar around. It looks like a painting. The girl is positioned at the lower left corner of the frame giving her a very introvert impression. Her eyes are closed. Is she sleeping or just listening and enjoying the silence?
Zzeroparticle: The girl is shutting herself in her own world listening to the music. I especially love the spacing at the right side of the picture which magnifies the invisible and impenetrable wall surrounding the person.
What do you think of my choice? Do you get different impression when you look at these avatars? I’m sure you have your favorite avatar in your mind so feel free to share them here. Again, I must say that I am talking about the avatars only, not about the blogs. And if your avatar does not appear here, don’t be sad. All the avatars are beautiful because their owners carefully choose them for a reason.