Avatar: The Last Fuwabender*
*Note: There will be no Avatar: The Last Airbender references from this point on.*
An avatar, also known as profile picture, is defined via Google as "An icon or figure representing a particular person in computer games, Internet forums, etc."
In the case of the Fuwanovel Forums, avatars typically represent one's identity, or at least represents whatever appeals to them personally at that particular point in time (such as a favorite character, "waifu", etc).
Many users of this forum have different ways of utilizing their avatars and through years of extensive research I have been able to group them into the following:
- The Eternal: users who have had a single avatar since the beginning of their creation. ie. Zalor
- The Loyalist: users who have a single unique avatar that they change to variations of. Can change to another avatar, but typically returns to the original unique avatar ie. TarzanofVersailles
- The Bandwagoner: users who change their avatar on a whim depending on their current mood or preferences which can change over time. This can branch to Settlers who very rarely change their avatar to a new one ie. Clephas, or Travelers who change to a new avatar relatively quickly ie. Eclipsed (pre-Louise era)
- The Identity Crisiser: users who cycle / rotate their avatar on a frequent basis to a select few unique avatars while typically being unable to settle down on any particular one. May also become a Bandwagoner at times. ie. Kaguya-sama
Eternals are the most powerful class of avatar users. Their very existence is so great, that if one were to ever somehow undergo an avatar change, the resulting shockwave can very well destroy the forums (an example being the fateful Taypocalypse of '14).
Loyalists are the second most powerful class of avatars. They are typically very fond of their avatars and only choose variations of said avatar when changing avatars, or in the case that they do choose a new avatar, they tend to revert back to the original unique one eventually.
Bandwagoners (subclass: Settlers/Travelers) are the common folk. Settlers are more powerful than Travelers.
The Identity Crisisers are the wildcards. One can never fully determine if a Crisiser has finally settled on an avatar or if the Crisiser will continue their neverending quest for their one true avatar.
TL;DR, here are all of my avatars since the beginning of my time here on Fuwanovel (times are approx.; not all images from an era are displayed.)
Lurker Era (Sept)
Technically this is the first avatar for everybody, but eh, let's not use this...
Date A Live Era (Sept - Nov)
Bet you can never guess who 'his' first avatar was, and how her name relates to the next clue!
Kotori Era (Dec - Jan) <Love Live>
Kekeke, how convenient. Date a Live's Kotori was 'his' first avatar, and Love Live's Kotori is the next clue. Hopefully the Search Bar is consistent for everybody...
Date A Live II Era (Jan)
Though, make sure you have 'all content' ticked, right now it should be ticked to Blog Entries since you're viewing a blog.
Charlotte Era (Feb) <Machine Doll>
Frenda Era (Feb) <Toaru Majutsu no Index>
Louise Era (Mar - Present) <Zero no Tsukaima>
What avatar class are you?
Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for more Eclipsed's ramblings!