Favorite Movie Character of the Day Profile Picture Archive
I decided to do this for 30 days, which has now concluded with Darth Vader. This was a fun little exercise, and led to me rewatching many of my favorite movies in the last month.
For fun, I'm changing my profile picture each day to show some of my favorite movie characters in no particular order of preference. Here is a list with the history of these selections:
11-Apr-2015: Ruby Rhod, The Fifth Element
12-Apr-2015: Fezzik, The Princess Bride
13-Apr-2015: Lionel Mandrake, Dr. Strangelove
14-Apr-2015: Brian Cohen, Monty Python's Life of Brian
15-Apr-2015: Ellen Ripley, Alien, Aliens, etc.
16-Apr-2015: Egon Spengler, Ghostbusters
17-Apr-2015: Rick Deckard, Blade Runner
18-Apr-2015: Beatrix Kiddo, Kill Bill
19-Apr-2015: Frank N. Furter, The Rocky Horror Picture Show
20-Apr-2015: Jules Winnfield, Pulp Fiction
21-Apr-2015: Shaun, Shaun of the Dead
22-Apr-2015: Rebecca Buck / Tank Girl, Tank Girl
23-Apr-2015: Mark Bellison, The Invention of Lying
24-Apr-2015: Eleanor Arroway, Contact
25-Apr-2015: Megan Bloomfield, But I'm a Cheerleader
26-Apr-2015: Edward Jessup, Altered States
27-Apr-2015: Mark Renton, Trainspotting
28-Apr-2015: Derek Zoolander, Zoolander
29-Apr-2015: Emmett Brown, Back to the Future, et al.
30-Apr-2015: Merida, Brave
01-May-2015: Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark
02-May-2015: Sarah Connor, Terminator, Terminator 2
03-May-2015: Alex DeLarge, A Clockwork Orange
04-May-2015: HAL 9000, 2001 A Space Odyssey
05-May-2015: Frederick Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein
06-May-2015: "Janet Colgate", Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
07-May-2015: Audrey II, Little Shop of Horrors
08-May-2015: Tracy Flick, Election
09-May-2015: Matt Hooper, Jaws
10-May-2015: Darth Vader, The Star Wars Original Trilogy
imgur album of images used.
P.S. I'm posting in this disused, out of the way forum so as not to clutter a regular forum with something off-topic like this. Hopefully it will be allowed to stay (for a while at least).
Edit to add: I should have called this "favorite fictional movie characters of the day." As I think about characters to include on this list, I realize that several of my favorites are historical figures, and it seems wrong to include them here.
It would be fun if they'd add an off-topic forum for silly stuff like this, though I can totally understand why they wouldn't want to. A few minutes ago I added to my original post an imgur album of the pictures I've used so far for profile pics. If you missed my Ruby Rhod selection, you can see it there.
After only two weeks, it's getting scary how similar we are in our enjoyment of movies.
Well, none of these have been too "out there" (yet). This is probably a selection of films that have pretty broad appeal, for the most part (with the exception of Tank Girl that's probably the strangest selection for a few reasons). I'll have to ramp it up a bit before I call it quits.
I love this scene. Especially when they juxtapose the fighting on top of her music, and switch from one to the other.
My absolute favorite movie, ever (possibly :P): The Fifth Element
Ok, 30 days is enough of this. It's been fun as I've rewatched more of these movies in the last month than I should have haha.
Very well, Doug! This has been an enjoyable diversion from my Spanish studies. I've learned that one of the most 'serious' members of Duolingo is quite 'serious' about his movie entertainment!
Now that you've unearthed the old language skill topic forums again, you've planted the seed for future 'off-topic' ideas such as this one.
May the Force be with you...
I didn't think you'd go a whole month, it was fun seeing a new face everyday, ha ha. :)
Hah - nah, he only gets one day in the spotlight. I'll probably go back to Allende or maybe I'll pick something new. I haven't entirely decided yet.
I share your taste in movies so far. Looking forward to see which other characters make the list. :)
Dessamator has answered this. I, like many others, had noted that the old skill-specific forums were still in place, just no longer linked anywhere within Duo after the redesign. Remembering this when I wanted to post something off-topic for any of my duoFriends that were interested without spamming the main forum, I opted to use one of these forgotten forums (this one happens to be the Verbs: Future for the Engish for French speakers course).
It's kind of interesting that you chose topic 666, though :) 42 seems to be abandoned, too, BTW.
Doh - I should have grabbed 42 :/ 666 was just the first to pop into my mind when looking for an out of service forum.
It is easy, there are topic numbers for each Duolingo board(or sub-forum). For example, The french board is https://www.duolingo.com/topic/147, the french gerund skill sub-forum is 149.
All they did during the redesign is disable the links to these skill discussion sub-forums. But most if not all still remain in place.
I'd call this one (Ellen) my favorite because it just plays with my mind too much, ha ha.
Haha - My favorite characters that happen to be female will be causing all sorts of confused second glances.
I just popped in here to say (a bit late) that I am glad you are including female characters in your repertoire. Points will be awarded for diversity.
Patience - we're only 5 faces into this exercise! :)
I must caution you, though, that I'm old enough that there's aren't many kids movies/characters on my list. You may see several that are for kids of all ages (such as Fezzik on day 2), though.
OK, I may have been fibbing there. A little. Probably.
I've got young daughters, and being a good sport, I watch a lot of videos with them. I know far more about MLP than I'd like, and EG is really creepy to me.
@wataya - I actually enjoyed that one, which is why I'm not sure how to feel about it hah!
I think there's a Disney Princess somewhere in the mix, though. You may have gleaned enough about me by now to guess which one.
I may have, though I won't be sure until you confirm it..
I agree that EG is some creepy crap. Cartoons used to be wholesome.
Ah, Dr. Strangelove, one of my favorites! Every time I hear When Johnny comes marching home, a certain scene from this movie immediately jumps into my mind :)
Me too. Now I'm replaying Major Kong going through the survival kit contents check on a loop in my head.
And Alien afterwards, looks like our taste in movies isn't all too different :)
> 17-Apr-2015: Rick Deckard, Blade Runner
Have you read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?