Your avatars explained
A light-hearted topic looking for curious answers.
Why did you pick your current avatar? Any interesting story behind it or just some semi-random image?
(Credit to FreeHelicopters for the idea)
My avatar shows the duolingo owl with a chicken sitting on the owls head. This is how I like to think of learning together! I think old books and new learning are treasures that go together. So the owl is pointing to a very old Spanish Grammar book –from 1725 – it has such a great title:
"A NEW SPANISH GRAMMAR, More perfect than any hitherto publish'd." London, MDCCXXV
(MDCCXXV is 1725)
Well that ´s easy, its my reflection in the compass heading East. (almost, to be exact -10º in that point) Still, it s just a selfie.
What i really like about that picture is all the implicit information included and even, the missinformation as we are use to in this modern times.
My avatar is completely random.
It's just a particular shade of blue and doesn't reveal anything about myself at all. There's absolutely no meaning or reference hidden in it, and it's not even my favorite shade of blue. At one point, I was considering change it to a shade of blue I liked more, but people recognize me with this one, so I'm most likely going to keep it for quite a while.
Thanks for asking!
lol I was just messing about in the other thread.
Picture of weights is a reminder of the daily dedication building fitness levels involve. You need the consistency of daily routine yet its also necessary to push yourself beyond what is comfortable to have any growth.
The principles of learning a language are the same, long term dedication, consistency and a willingness to push yourself.
I was just messing about in the other thread.
Still, but credit where is due.
Funny thing, until you describe it I though it was old cannons like this one: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4599301645_239225f675.jpg
Must check lenses...
You're right... forgot to mention mine.
This is a bridge in my hometown. Like the lines and the colours on the photo... so, mostly aesthetic reasons.
Now that you mentioned it, I've noticed 3/4 of the most regular members here have changed their avatar. Such is the power of suggestion...
... or just coincidence.
A late Santa must've passed on this topic and awarded everyone who replied this discussion a lingot.
It wasn't me.
Either way thanks to those who kindly offered me 8 lingots. Of course I don't do threads to get lingots but it's always a nice token of appreciation.