Avatars and Other Ambiguity

I was looking forward to the Avatar movie. I use the past tense, not because the movie in question has already come out – it hasn’t – but because I have qualms about the choice of director and about the casting strategy. You may have gathered that I’n not referring to Avatar by James Camereon.

I’m referring to The Last Airbender, the live-action movie based on the excellent animated TV show Avatar: The Last Airbender. And I’m leading up to other ambiguities.

Strawberry-Eyed SnowbabyWordPress is like the movies: there’s more than one avatar to keep track of. An avatar can represent a user, or it can represent a blog. I posted about the difference just over a year ago. I was reminded of the difference when I decided that my avatar should be the square crop of snowbaby’s face, and the blog’s should be the Eggman.

Here’s the original photo of snowbaby, who we built yesterday, before the snowstorm. He’s now buried, since the snow is taller than he is. His eyes are the tops of a couple of strawberries. In case that raises the question of what happened to the rest of the berries: the kids ate one eye each.

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