Monday, August 23, 2010

How often do you say "My avatar"? (O.o)

It just kind of sprung on me right now. I left a post earlier today where I said "I don't have any eyes". The fact of the matter is that 'my avatar' doesn't have any eyes. But, unthinkingly, I speak as though it's myself. (O.o)

Now, I've made it pretty clear that I totally identify as "Immy" with my often repeated statement: Immy is my me that's more "me" than I can ever be. But, I'm just having a major "woah!" moment in referring to my virtual "me" as "I". (o.O)

So, a question: Have you ever had that "woah!" moment? When referring to your avatar, is it "I, me, my"? Or, is it "my avatar"? (^_^)

Or, should I lay off the glue for a while? (^_^)y

9 comments:

Chestnut Rau said...

I always say "I" when I am talking about my avatar. I always have too.

porfirio said...

That may simply be a small pitfall as a result of wearing the same avatar all the time.
Personally, I don't recall ever having referred to my avatar as "me".
Not saying it's never happened, but if it did, clearly it didn't strike me as anything momentous.
For me, it never really disconnects that it's just a pixel doll on an LCD screen.

Imnotgoing Sideways said...

Ah, true... While I change clothes a lot, my shape and skin never go. It's also my "me". (^_^)

Ghosty said...

I tend to say "my" inworld, and "my avatar" out of it.

My skin may change from time to time, but my shape is the same (almost), even in the change from human to llama. (You do NOT want to know what my avatar's head looks like under the llama's, though.)

Brinda said...

Brinda is always "me" or "I" in-world or out. { the glues optional!}

Brinda said...
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Brinda said...
Oh...and @porfirio ...I've a very large black widow spider avie I don when the 'boys' want to fall in pixel love...it's still me/I.
{BTW.....I've had no pixel sex takers as 'black widow' rofl}

Melissa Yeuxdoux said...

For me it's "I"/"me"/"my", always.

daleinnis said...

I say "my avatar" pretty much exactly when I'd say "my body" in RL. Which isn't really very often. :)

See also:

http://daleinnis.wordpress.com/2009/07/23/av-sl-body-rl/