Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Not the movie. Sorry, I haven't seen it. I really shouldn't be apologizing, but I feel the need to since it seems like I'm the only person in the world who hasn't seen it.

I can never get to the point of my post fast enough...

I was creating a Guitar Hero avatar "Rock Star" and realized that no one would create an avatar that looked just like them. I mean, mine has the same hair color as me, but that's about it.

I guess that's the reason why people want to make avatars, so that they can "live" through them in some way, or in my case party like a rock star with one.

If people are overweight, they make a skinnier avatar. If people are tattooless, then they put a tattoo on their avatar's arm. I did. A spiderweb tattoo. It's pretty bomb.

Short people make themselves taller, blondes become brunette and vice versa, and some avatars look a ton sluttier or muscular than the avatar creator.

Why don't we want to be ourselves?

My answer...because the real Kinsey would hardly be a rock star in the real world, so my avatar "Kins" will have to rock out for me.


  1. My avatars never, ever look like me. In fact, some of my avatars have been boys, which is to say I just try to pick one, get him/her decorated, and move on to the guitar playing, which is not to say I want a gender transformation. Ha!

  2. Um. Maybe I'm weird but my avatars look EXACTLY like me. I guess that is a good thing :) They might be wearing something a little scandalous that I might not be able to pull off, but I even give them the same hair color/style as me...I LIKE ME!!!

  3. Ah come on! You can rock it just as well as your avatar. I must say that I take a different approach to the whole avatar thing. I don't remember the last time I had to make one but besides being skinnier it looked a lot like me. It was short and all tatts were either mine or ones I plan on getting. Well, perhaps there was a blue streak in the hair which I could never pull off properly but you know...

    And BTW I haven't seen the movie either. We can sit in a corner together with a look of shame on our faces.

  4. For the record, I always create my avatars to mirror me. I take it as a challenge to create a replica of myself.

    And I refuse to watch Avatar.

  5. I stick to photos, photoshop lets you lie more with those, lol.

  6. My avatar slightly looks like me when I created them as they look yellow too. Oh and I haven't seen Avatar either so don't feel alone.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate

  7. A-I haven't seen avatar either so don't feel bad


    B-my WiiMii (or however the heck you spell it) looks completely different from me! I think making them funny looking is much more interesting than having them look exactly like you

    btw, there's something on our blog for you :)

  8. we haven't seen it either, the web cam lets my son change into santa and he thinks that's cool, add shades and crowns etc. He loves it.

  9. my google avatar looks just like me. O.o

  10. Meh, don't bother seeing Avatar, it wasn't that mind-blowing. Transformers 2 on the other hand...
    just kidding.

  11. Quite a profound philosophy, it is true, we do seem to be forever running away from ourselves, I wonder what this illustrates about humanity as a whole...

    P.S. Avatar? I went to see it, in my opinion, you're not missing much.

  12. As a few others have said - Avatar = Overrated.

    As for other avatars, mine resemble me but what I kinda sorta wished I looked like. So I keep the blonde hair (usually I'll add some form of outrageous hot pink in there if I can - which is something I have done to my actual hair at one point, it was awesome), and I usually keep my avatars on the shorter end because I like being short.

    Then I give them skinny skinny waists, lots of curves and a promiscuous outfit that I can't wear in real life because I either can't pull it off or because people would think poorly of me. Anyway, I think that's kind of what video games are for right? Living vicariously through them? (Ok so hopefully no one wants to be a futuristic robot that does nothing but find inventive new ways to kill other futuristic robots all day [Halo] but this is true for at least some of them right?)