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My Avatar, My Self: Identity in Video Role-Playing Games | Zach Waggoner
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With videogames now one of the world's most popular diversions, the virtual world has increasing psychological influence on real-world players. This book examines the relationships between virtual and non-virtual identity in visual role-playing games. Utilizing James Gee's theoretical constructs of real-world identity, virtual-world identity, and projective identity, this research shows dynamic, varying and complex relationships between the virtual avatar and the player's sense of self and makes recommendations of terminology for future identity researchers.
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maich
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This picture is taken by my sister in June. I wanted one special picture for my book blog. And sister found this idea me sitting on the floor with books around me. I use this picture in all my social media (FB, IG, GR...). I love it.❤❤😍
#litsyavatar
@Chelleo

JazzFeathers It is a great picture 😀👍 2y
Chelleo Very cool pic! 2y
maich @JazzFeathers @Chelleo Thank you😘😘 2y
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bobregina
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My #avatar is a picture of the beautiful and strong Frida Khalo, because I have a crush on nonconformists women 💪🖤 My #litsyhandle is just some random name that I saw on a fashion magazine, and adapted a little bit!

Chelleo I love how chose your handle! 😍🤣 2y
Jess7 Nice 2y
JoScho Frida was a total badass! 2y
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MrsSpencer
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Let me jump on this #litsyavatar post. My daughter, lover of all books, and I. Parents, what is your favorite book to read to your child? Any suggestions?

AshleyHoss820 Lovely, the both of you!! My favorite book to read to my kids was The Monster at the End of this Book because you get to do Grover‘s funny voice! 😊 2y
JaclynW Great picture! One of my daughter's favorite books to read together is 2y
JaclynW @AshleyHoss820 I second this book! It's always a favorite! 2y
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JGadz11 I don‘t have any children, but I am a middle school teacher. They love when I read Scaredy Squirrel, and also the Pigeon series (Mo Willems). Scaredy is a little more nuanced, maybe for a little older - but the Pigeon is fun to add voices and emotions to! 2y
AshleyHoss820 Oh! Also: My middle boy LOVED (edited) 2y
Peddler410 My daughter has loved The Story of Ferdinand forever! We also loved (edited) 2y
CarolynM My favourite was Sandra Boynton's Moo, Baa, La La La. I always gift a copy to firstborns. 2y
Eggs Precious photo 2y
Kaye I can‘t remember what all I read my kids. They are now almost into their 40s. Long time ago in a galaxy far away. When I took care of my grandson, he loved all Dr Seuss, the Froggie books, the one with the boy named David, but his favorite was The Spooky Old Tree. 👻 2y
minkyb Note: My children are adults now but I remember reading Jamberry, Ten in the Bed, When I‘m sleepy, Magic Treehouse, Cam Jansen, Junie B. Jonas, Andrew Clements, Katherine Paterson...I could go on forever. 2y
MrsSpencer @Peddler410 my youngest loves that book too!! 2y
MrsSpencer @JGadz11 im going to add these to my collection!! 2y
MrsSpencer @minkyb there are so many! I love reading to all our kids 2y
MrsSpencer @Kaye dr Seuss is always a fave! 2y
MrsSpencer @Eggs thank you! I‘m a professional photographer, but my oldest son took this 2y
MrsSpencer @CarolynM oh that‘s a great idea for gifting. For my youngest instead of cards, we asked for books with a message. I love reading those messages now 2y
MrsSpencer @AshleyHoss820 that‘s one I haven‘t read, I‘m going to have to check it out 2y
Eggs @MrsSpencer Who you should consult is @LibrarianRyan !! She reviews children lit (her job) and includes lots of illustrations and info 💕 2y
LibrarianRyan @Eggs thank you. Thank you. My fave picture book is 2y
LibrarianRyan Anything illustrated by Catrow. 2y
LibrarianRyan Also awesome is 2y
CSeydel An unusual Dr Seuss that we really enjoyed was 2y
MrsSpencer @CSeydel I have not read that one! Thanks for the new idea! 2y
Hamlet Love the tattoo 2y
MrsSpencer @Hamlet thank you! 2y
Sophoclessweetheart This is adorable. I love to read The Gruffalo and Everybunny Dance! to my little one. She adores them! 2y
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bookish_wookish
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Thought id jump in here on the #litsyavatar post! I actually just changed it not long ago! Before it was a picture of my ferret Coco (who passed) laying on my arm as i was reading. Now its just a pic of me! Makeup is my thing so i take an obnoxious amounts of selfies trying to get it right! 😜

kamoorephoto Such cute glasses on you! 2y
Kaye Pretty ! 2y
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minkyb That bun! ❣️ 2y
bookish_wookish Its a full blown craft project!! 😂 @minkyb 2y
Chelleo Cute bun and glasses! 2y
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DeeLew
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My Litsy handle is just my nickname from high school (Dee) combined with the first 3 letters of my last name. Not very original, I know. 🙃 My avatar is a recent photo of my dog and me. 🐕🐾💜 #LitsyHandle #LitsyAvatar

JenlovesJT47 Beautiful doggy 🐶☺️ 2y
britt_brooke Cute photo! 2y
Chelleo Cute pic!! 2y
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BethM Awww the doggy! 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Beautiful!!! I love your smile 🌻 2y
Kaye What a beautiful pup. 2y
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shanaqui
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#LitsyAvatar @Chelleo This is the custom avatar that Lemoness from Habitica made for me when I became a mod. I was, and am, so proud to play such a part in such a lovely website. 💙

Sorry the quality is terrible... Can't find the original file.

Chelleo What‘s Habatica? So cool to have a truly unique avatar! 2y
shanaqui @Chelleo It really is! Habitica is a site and app that gamifies good habits, like brushing your teeth or not buying too many books.. It has a really nice social community and I think it was actually someone I knew from Habitica who got me onto Litsy! 2y
Chelleo That sounds fun! 2y
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PirateJenny
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The story of #mylitsyavatar and my #profilepic is pretty simple. I love pirates. It started when Errol Flynn and his swashbuckling ways enchanted me when I was a wee lass of 4 or 5 (See also Robin Hood). And my name is Jennifer. Then there‘s the song “Pirate Jenny” from Threepenny Opera. I use the name whenever I can. The pic is from a pirate birthday party of the daughter of some friends a few years ago. I‘m not Aunt Jen to her; I‘m Pirate Jenny

CrowCAH Love it, matey!!! ☠️⚔️⚓️ 2y
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Dulcinella
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My #litsyavatar is a picture taken last summer. When the weather is nice, hubby often goes biking for a few hours while I enjoy a terrace and a good read.
I am sure I have the better deal 😎
Usually I smile more, but he took the picture in a sneaky way.

Chelleo So sunny and warm!! I think you did get the good end of the deal! 2y
Cathythoughts Nice picture! I wouldn‘t mind chilling out there with a book 👍🏻👍🏻✨ 2y
Dulcinella @Chelleo and @Cathythoughts Pretty sure I had the best deal😉 2y
catebutler A terrace in the warm sun and a book sounds perfect! 2y
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TheRiehlDeal
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My #litsyavatar is a selfie I took in my bedroom. Definitely could use an update sooner then later. And my #litsyhandle kind of stuck with me since elementary school. I have a twin brother, and our school principle would call us 'the real deal' when heading into school.

Chelleo Cool handle!! And I was even pronouncing it correctly in my head! 2y
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DivaDiane
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My avatar is not me (although I look kind of like her (just less skinny 😂). It‘s a Dutch photographer, Susanne Middelberg in her Everyday Wonder Woman series, which I supported on Kickstarter. I love Wonder Woman! You can see the photos here: http://www.susannemiddelberg.nl/wonderwoman-family/
@Chelleo
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Chelleo Thanks for the close up!! I didn‘t realize she was upset. Will check out the pics too!! 2y
Chelleo This photo series is awesome!!! 2y
DivaDiane @Chelleo I know! I love the series too. Wonder Woman crying is my favorite though. So powerful and brings up all sorts of thoughts about WW. 2y
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SassyBookworm
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My #LitsyAvatar is of Corey & I at his annual Christmas party! We don‘t take much time for just us, he works a lot & now that I am a SAHM I‘m constantly taking both of our busy girls here & there. So this was a rare but fun night where we got to have time alone (although with his co-workers). But still, it was fun for this recent SAHM to have a reason to dress up & throw a lil make-up on & fix my hair! & my handle is my name plus my lucky number😏

SassyBookworm P.S. fun fact about my name is that I‘m named after both of my great-grandmothers Chrysta comes from my dads grandmother Chrystal & my middle name Marie comes from my mothers grandmother Jewell Marie. 2y
Kaye He‘s a handsome guy with a twinkle in his eye ✨✨✨✨ 2y
Chelleo Fun! I totally understand! We have to preschoolers and it‘s a struggle to carve out grown up time! 2y
SassyBookworm @Kaye Thank you! I sure think so ☺️ @Chelleo yes! By the time we actually have time we are just so tired from all the activities/work ect we‘d just rather stay home 🤣 2y
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cocomass
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My #LitsyAvatar is from this past August when my book club took a trip up to Sonoma to celebrate our one year anniversary. I also got to visit my aunts ☺️ Sonoma is a second home to me 🍷 💕 🥂

readordierachel Great pic! 2y
BellaBookNook Sounds like fun and you look beautiful! 2y
Mdargusch Fun trip! 2y
AmyG How lovely. 💕 2y
Chelleo Pretty!! I have yet to visit that area! 2y
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ju.ca.no
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a bit late but still- here‘s my #litsyavatar @Chelleo I took it accidentally on new Years Eve when I was taking stupid selfies with my boyfriend 😅

AmyG ❤️ 2y
Chelleo So pretty!! 2y
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BookHermit
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My #profilepic is from a 2015 Instagram post 😳. I believe I was expressing my dissatisfaction with the Tron remake. I should change it but I guess it‘s my book critic face because I use the same pic on Goodreads 🤷‍♀️

#litsyprofile #litsyavatar

Chelleo I should use your pick for some of my reviews 😂🤣😂 2y
PurpleyPumpkin I love this pic, but your new one is great too!😄 2y
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DebbieGrillo
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My #litsyavatar #profilepic is a selfie I took in the car one Saturday morning last fall on the way home from the market. No make-up, hat worthy hair and comfortable in my own skin. @Chelleo

ReviewsbytheMrs 🙌🏽 I tell my daughter that her confidence is one of the most beautiful things about her. 💜 2y
Chelleo #goals 😉 2y
AThousandLives87 That‘s all there is to her, folks. And that‘s all you need. She is who she is. #feminist #fierce 2y
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huntersmom1977
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#LitsyAvatar

My Litsy Avatar is a year old picture of myself in Prince George, BC. I went out there for a wedding and here I am a little bit pissed off due to a storm which delayed my flight by 24 hrs. No biggie because the other lady staying at the AirBnB was amazing and I kinda wanted to steal her dog because he was the most cutest thing. Just kidding!

Ddzmini Beautiful resting bitch face 😝 2y
huntersmom1977 @Ddzmini Lol yep you know it girl 😂 2y
Chelleo Pretty Pissed (see what I did there...) 😆😊 2y
huntersmom1977 Lol good one @Chelleo 😊 2y
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LittlePixels
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My #LitsyAvatar is one of my favorite photos, not because of how it looks, but because I remember vividly how I felt. My daughter was a micro-preemie, and she was just a couple weeks old here. She was born 16 weeks early, and was fighting for her life, so the rare opportunities I was able to hold her were pretty much the only times my heart felt whole. ❤️ #profilepic

Bklover She is precious!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Lindy 💕🌸💕 2y
SassyBookworm Beautiful picture! 2y
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TrishB Awwww ❤️ 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh my heart ❤️ 2y
BarbaraBB 💜 2y
GypsyKat 💗💗💗 2y
youneverarrived ❤️❤️ 2y
TheRiehlDeal 💞 And I was a preemie myself. Born at 1.5 pounds. 2y
Suet624 💕💕💕 2y
Chelleo Beautiful! 2y
LittlePixels @TheRiehlDeal Wow! My daughter weighed about the same. How many weeks were you? 2y
TheRiehlDeal @LittlePixels I can't exactly remember, but I think it would have been about the same as your daughter. And my twin brother was born at 2 pounds. 2y
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Amanda61
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My #litsyAvatar #profilepic is a close up of a pic of my husband and I in Ireland on our honeymoon. We were standing right on the coast with the wind whipping around us in the most ridiculously fun way and I just loved how it made my hair go twirling through the air.

@Chelleo

Chelleo Pretty!!😍 2y
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GypsyKat
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My #LitsyAvatar is just a selfie. I took it in August of 2016 when I had pink and purple hair (my hair is brown, and purple, and turquoise now) and I added a Prisma filter to make it look like a painting. I suppose I should update it, but tbh I just don‘t feel like it. It was current when I joined Litsy. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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@Chelleo

britt_brooke I like it!! 2y
Chelleo Pretty! Love Prisma!! 2y
Pamwurtzler It‘s pretty! 2y
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GypsyKat @britt_brooke @Chelleo @Pamwurtzler Thanks! Prisma is a cool app! 👍 (edited) 2y
LittlePixels It's so pretty! You have beautiful hair! 2y
Cinfhen It's one of my favorites❣️❣️don't change it 2y
JazzFeathers I hate it when people change avatars. Sometimes it takes me days before l recognise them 2y
GypsyKat @LittlePixels Thank you! 💗 2y
GypsyKat @Cinfhen Thank you, friend!!😊💗 2y
GypsyKat @JazzFeathers Yes, I know what you mean! 2y
SilversReviews Love it. 2y
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IheartYA
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I like to walk and read. The stairwell at work has an area behind it that I do laps in on breaks. I liked my hair this day so I snapped a pic. Even though it shows a scar patch near my eye - I had to wear it for 3 months after getting Shingles in Sept- I still like it. I do not like many pics of myself. #litsyavatar
My handle is obvious but on other sites I use Trishanna which is a mash up of my first and middle names, Patricia Ann. #litsyhandle

cathysaid Beautiful! 2y
IheartYA @cathysaid 😚😚 thank you *blush* 2y
abbsinwonderland I got shingle for my 21st birthday! 😔 It was across my shoulder and neck. Worst pain I've ever had! 2y
Chelleo Lovely photo. Love your name mashup! 2y
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BookishShelly
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This is a 2 or 3 month old picture. Late last year we moved from California to Oregon and I was happy to be in an area where I could see my breath and need to wear a hat. I‘m originally from Wisconsin and that‘s where I lived when I got that hat. First time wearing it in several years. #LitsyAvatar #Profilepic

Chelleo Great hat! I lived in Florida for a short spell and missed Midwest winters so much!! 2y
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trueisa4letterword
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My #LitsyAvatar is a photo of me from my first full day in London on a week's trip there with my boyfriend after I graduated from library school in May. My mom paid for my manicure for graduation and I got lemon yellow nails to match my hood. Eric had never been to London whereas I spent a semester abroad, so we spent that first day just "Londoning."

@Chelleo

Chelleo Congratulations and welcome to the profession! Great pic!! 2y
RaimeyGallant Congrats! 2y
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Kappadeemom
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My #litsyavatar is of me on the night of a Heart Ball. I am a fundraiser for the American Heart Association and have to attend many gala events this time of year. It‘s not as glamorous as it seems. I travel a LOT and work a lot of hours away from my family but it is very fulfilling work. ❤️❤️

DeeLew Lovely! 2y
MallenNC Thank you for working to stop heart disease! 2y
Kappadeemom @MallenNC 👍 I wear a lot of red in February 😁 2y
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MallenNC @Kappadeemom I am sure you do! We did wear red day at work Friday. 2y
Kappadeemom @MallenNC awesome!!!! #GoRedForWomen ❤️❤️ 2y
Reviewsbylola Pretty! ♥️ 2y
britt_brooke Great photo! 😍 2y
Chelleo Beautiful! 2y
Kappadeemom Thank you,@chelleo! 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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I change #LitsyAvatar often. My current one is from last winter. I had been out shoveling out my car from the literal three feet of snow we had gotten. I went inside and laid down on the floor. My cat Persephone walked over to see if I was dead and she could start eating me. Or just to say hi. Who knows.

Chelleo 😂😂😂 or just say hi 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Or to lick the snow and sweat off your face. 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @BarbaraTheBibliophage there you go being all reasonable. I‘m still go with testing me for tenderness. 🤣🙀 (edited) 2y
Bookzombie 😂😂 2y
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daniwithtea
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My #litsyavatar is from our first anniversary trip to Disney World in October. There were so few people in the Magic Kingdom that morning that we have a slew of photos in front of the castle with no other people (or very few) in them - it was like having the park to ourselves!

@Chelleo

britt_brooke Cute photo! 2y
Chelleo Well it sure looks like you enjoyed yourself!! 😍 2y
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drbethandherkindle
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Here I am! My #litsyavatar and profile pic is from a trip to Denver and the Rockies in September. Did you know Colorado has a state fossil and it is the stegosaurus?? I was so entertained!

Pamwurtzler There you are!! 2y
britt_brooke Great photo! I lived in Colorado for 3 years and didn‘t know this tidbit. How interesting! 2y
Chelleo Lovely pic...and trivia too 👏🏾☺️ 2y
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ChelseaM6010
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My #litsyavatar is a picture from my engagement photo shoot. It's one of my favorite pictures of my fiancé and I 😊❤ Plus, it gets me excited for nicer weather and my wedding day 😊
@Chelleo

Chelleo You make a lovely couple! Congrats on your upcoming nuptials! 2y
ChelseaM6010 @Chelleo Thanks! 😊 2y
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rustoryhuf
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My profile picture is the aftermath of “Who” hair. When my daughter, @lizzlehuff was in high school, her dance center put on productions each spring and Christmas. My husband and I would fill in with any parts that were needed, and here I am as Momma Who after The Grinch.

[DELETED] 3803335244 Love this! 2y
Kappadeemom @rustoryhuf Looks like we may be visiting GSWU. Basketball coach came and watched my stepson tonight and is trying to recruit him ❤️❤️ He just won defensive player for the region, so he‘s getting noticed! #weneedscholarships 😂😂 2y
rustoryhuf @Kappadeemom let me know when you‘re coming. Maybe we can meet up. Also if you‘ve questions about lodging, the campus, etc., let me know. This is exciting!! 2y
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HatefulGrablin
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My #litsyavatar is my shadow on the wall of the Lava River Cave in Oregon. I can't wait to go back, especially knowing not to try and share a flashlight!

Chelleo Very cool! 2y
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Chrissyreadit
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My avatar is a picture my daughter drew for a homeschool event.

dsfisher That is beautiful! 2y
Mommamanzi I love it! 2y
LittlePixels That‘s gorgeous! 2y
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saresmoore Wow, what an incredible picture! I‘m a recovering homeschool teacher and I regret quitting almost daily. 2y
Chrissyreadit @dsfisher @Mommamanzi @LittlePixels Thanks for your compliments. I will share them with my daughter. 2y
Chrissyreadit @saresmoore thanks! Homeschooling is hard, and having a supportive group is what helps me most. Some days I wonder if traditional school would be easier. Are your kids grown? 2y
saresmoore They are 7 & 9. We switched to public school in August, per their request. I had zero support, but I‘ve recently moved to a place that has great homeschool community and I‘m tempted to give it another go. The kiddos are bored and totally unchallenged in school, but they like all the friends. It is certainly easier, but I wouldn‘t say it‘s better. 2y
Chrissyreadit @saresmoore good luck no matter what direction you go in! There is never a perfect solution, in my opinion, just the one we can do our best in. 2y
saresmoore That‘s very true—thank you! Best wishes and strength to you, as well! 2y
LittlePixels @saresmoore @Chrissyreadit Another homeschool mom here. 🙋🏻‍♀️ It's difficult, but so worth it! And rewarding in ways I never expected. I've done the public school thing in the past too, but right now I wouldn't change a thing. 💜 2y
Chrissyreadit @LittlePixels Hi! How old are your kids? Mine are teens. They started out in school, but this is our 7th year homeschooling. I have many friends who have done both. I do love the things we are learning together now. 2y
LittlePixels @Chrissyreadit My youngest, and the one I'm currently homeschooling, is 11. She started in a Montessori school, but when she aged out, I didn't want to put her in public school. She was a micro-preemie, and has some learning issues. Homeschooling has been amazing for her! 2y
Chrissyreadit @LittlePixels that is awesome! Glad she is doing well. My niece was born at 25 weeks I think- she is 4 now and her mom is also considering homeschool. 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 A fellow homeschooling mom ❤️ love ❤️ 2y
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Pelican71
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My #litsyavatar is a picture that was taken last weekend before I ran the Mississippi Blues Quarter Note. I‘m from Louisiana, the pelican state, so my #Litsyhandle is a combination of that and my birth year. I always use Pelican71, unless I have to change the numbers, on all social media. #profilepic

Chelleo Fun avatar! Did not know the state bird was the pelican! 2y
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abbsinwonderland
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✨ My #LitsyAvatar is just a selfie from the good ol warm weather days, which I'd do anything for right about now. All our snow will melt, just to wake up to more. 🙄 This tag has made me a little nostalgic for weather I know is just right around the corner. 🌞❄
@Chelleo

Chelleo Yes! Just a reminder to really enjoy it when it comes! 2y
Bookish.Heart What does your tattoo say? 2y
abbsinwonderland @Bookish.Heart "this too shall pass, I'll be my own savior" 2y
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Foragingfantasy
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My avatar is just a recent picture of myself; soaking up a sunny Texas winters day on our steps with a cup of tea. #litsyavatar

britt_brooke Great photo! 2y
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freyaheart
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#litsyavatar is myself in line waiting for my copy of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. I went to the midnight release in my Slytherin best. I won the costume contest and got my book first. @Chelleo

Chelleo Nicely done!! 2y
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AlobelThee
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My #LitsyHandle AlobelThee started out with Aloe as the popular drink I often bought. There was a #QueerBooks Annabel song by Goldfrapp that had me thinking of an androgynous name, also with Poe's poem Annabel Lee in mind. Aloe adds a great spiritual side of healing the soul, with a unique sense of knowing myself. ✨

My #LitsyAvatar was taken last winter, with a variety of photo filters for the snowy style. I'll try for a new one near the summer.

Chelleo Love your handle story. I also love a good filter! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great story behind your handle. Now I think I understand how to pronounce it too. 2y
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britt_brooke
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My #LitsyAvatar is just a recent selfie in front of my messy shelves. 🤓 @Chelleo

HelloImJez A true "shelfie"! ? 2y
BarbaraBB Great picture! 2y
kspenmoll Beautiful photo!!!! 2y
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Cinfhen Great pic💕 2y
Chelleo Lovely! Love that it is b&w (edited) 2y
britt_brooke @HelloImJez You‘re right! 😆 2y
Kalalalatja Great photo! 2y
KarenUK Lovely 👍💕 2y
MissAimz_55 Love your glasses! You're beautiful 2y
britt_brooke @MissAimz_55 You are so sweet - thank you!! ☺️😘 2y
catebutler Love your avatar, it‘s so cute!! 2y
britt_brooke @catebutler You are too kind - thank you! ☺️😘 2y
TricksyTails Beautiful! 😘 2y
britt_brooke @TricksyTails You‘re so sweet - thank you! ☺️😘 2y
Reviewsbylola So pretty! I wish I could take a selfie like that! 2y
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola Thanks! ☺️😘 Multiple tries, multiple filters! 2y
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LoveToReadLiveToRead
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This is a bigger version of my #litsyavatar
I can‘t say it was chosen after a lot of consideration, I just had a quick look on the Book of Face for some photos I was tagged in and saw his one that I remembered I‘d liked.
This was in Shangri-La at Glastonbury Festival a few years ago. I‘m in typical festival attire, pigtails and a straw cowboy hat! I liked the way the people walking past had blurred and the sign above; “We wanted to be the sky”🎵

jhod Ah, fond memories! I am going to miss it this year 😔 2y
LoveToReadLiveToRead @jhod I‘ve only been twice and would love to go again. I had a look after I‘d posted this photo and it was actually in 2011! #feelslikeyesterday 2y
jhod Ha! I was there that year too! The year of the "secret" pulp and radiohead shows and lots of sunshine :-) 2y
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Amiable
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This is my avatar --it's a photo taken when I was traveling through Belgium and the Netherlands on an adventure for my 49th birthday. This is me eating Belgian waffles in Bruges, Belgium, on my birthday. #TheGiftOfAlliteration #litsyavatar

SandyW That's quite the birthday celebration! 2y
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Ddzmini
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This is my husband and I hanging out on a Sunday morning me on Litsy 😋 him on Facebook 😖 just chilling 😎 #Litsyhandle #Litsyavatar @Chelleo

Chelleo That‘s love! 😍 2y
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Djspens
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I love that my grandson loves books as much as his mommy, his aunt and his Gramma (me)! There's nothing better than reading to him and getting in some snuggle time! #litsyavatar. I made him a litsy profile. You can follow his #toddlerreads at Sullybob

SilversReviews So adorable!! 2y
JenlovesJT47 So cute! You look too young to be a grandma!! 🤗💚 2y
Djspens You're too kind, but I'm definitely old enough 😂 I'm counting on him and any future grandkids to keep me young and busy! 💕 I did manage to pinch my sciatic nerve picking him up the other day, reminding me that I'm not as young as I think I am lol 😂 2y
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SilversReviews
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#litsyavatar
@Chelleo

My avatar has become my trademark all over the Internet. It is the header on my Blog, on Facebook, on Litsy, on Twitter, on Instagram, etc.

The story behind my avatar is that when I visited Portree, Scotland, and took a photo of these lovely pastel-colored homes in the adorable village, I had to make it my own and so I did. :)

Pamwurtzler That‘s so pretty! 2y
SilversReviews @Pamwurtzler It is...and it is even better in person. :) 2y
Mitch This summer- we sat on that wall with a bag of chips, fending off the gulls!! 2y
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SilversReviews @Mitch Were you up high where I took the photo or by the houses/stores?? (edited) 2y
Mitch Down the bottom, near the blue pub. We spent a wonderful week on Skye, walking and eating cake! 2y
SilversReviews @Mitch Fun...we were only there a few days. It was quite cold, but the atmosphere made up for the weather. :) 2y
Mitch Absolutely- we had rather wet, damp weather and loved it even more because of it! 2y
SilversReviews @Mitch Truly authentic. :) 2y
drokka I love Portree. The Caledonian, Skye Batik, and the walk to that jetty. I miss Scotland. 2y
SilversReviews @drokka It is beautiful. 2y
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Pamwurtzler
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This is my #Litsyavatar. It‘s @kitty_reads , me, and @drbethandherkindle posing with our kindles on a road trip to NYC last March. My #Litsyhandle is just my name.

britt_brooke Great photo! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage You guys are so cute!! 2y
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Chelleo Great pic!!! I thought one might be @Karkar 2y
Pamwurtzler @Chelleo thanks! Nope, those are my kids and @Karkar is my friend from work. We‘re excited to meet you IRL at the Cincinnati met-up. 2y
Chelleo @Pamwurtzler those are you daughters? 🤯 mind blown. No clue! Litsy family!! 2y
Karkar @Pamwurtzler @Chelleo Pam you were kinda like a work mom. 😊 2y
Pamwurtzler @Chelleo @Karkar I prefer to think that I‘m not THAT old. 😂 2y
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JenlovesJT47
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Here's a close up of my #LitsyAvatar - it's from a couple of years ago, one of those rare occasions where I took a selfie at one in the morning and it turned out decent! 😂Lol so I used this as my profile pic on Facebook for awhile and used it for other things. Probably time to change it soon! This and the #LitsyHandle prompt are cool ideas @Chelleo ! Great way to learn more about everyone here. 🤗

Chelleo 😍👍🏾pretty 2y
AmyG Beautiful. 2y
JenlovesJT47 @Chelleo @AmyG thank you!! 🤗 2y
Kaye Beauty Queen 👸 2y
JenlovesJT47 @Kaye aww thank you! ☺️😘 2y
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Jerdencon
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This is my avatar pic... actually an old pic of me and my son from a year and a half ago. It was my Goodreads profile pic so again out of laziness I just picked when I joined here! @Chelleo @Chelleo
Thinking I may need to update it! #litsyavatar
Loving all these posts today!!

Chelleo Cuteness all around! 2y
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Jabberwocky
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My #litsyavatar is just a favourite picture of mine. My #litsyhandle has a better story though. When we were little kids my dad used to recite the poem Jabberwocky to us, while running about and trying to catch us. My sister and I now both have the poem memorized ourselves and I often run through it when I‘m feeling anxious or scared.

Gezemice That‘s really cool. 2y
SilversReviews Love the story of your name. 2y
Laura317 Your dad sounds awesome! 2y
Jabberwocky @Gezemice @SilversReviews @laura317 Thank you! He really is 💖 (edited) 2y
Chelleo That is a great story! I remember learning the poem in school but only the word jabberwocky stick with me. 2y
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Eggs
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#LITSYAVATAR @Chelleo This is one of my profile pics/avatars; I change them a lot. The current one on my Litsy profile is recent: my daughter @geodynamical and me on a midweek outing♥️♥️

Chelleo 😍😍😍 2y
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TommieMarie74
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So, my avatar is a cat wading through deep snow. This is really just because a) I love cats and b) I love snow. I grew up in NW Nebraska and the snow was often so deep you couldn‘t see your car, let alone your pets. I don‘t get that in Kansas and I really miss it. But because this is an opportunity to get to know each other, I‘ve included a pic of me from a couple weeks ago. I was showing off a new haircut. #ProfilePic #LitsyAvatar

Cathythoughts Love the cat in the snow ❤️& love the hair style (edited) 2y
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AndreaReads
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This #LitsyAvatar was taken last winter. I was going through a tough time (my husband and son had moved back to Utah, but I chose to stay in Texas to finish the school year with my students). That day I was wearing my new Hogwarts Alumni shirt (for college-shirt day at school), and my hair was behaving and I felt good about myself, so I decided to take a selfie. It's a fave pic of mine, so it's currently my pic on a most of my social media...

Melissa_J It‘s a lovely picture 😊 2y
AndreaReads Thank you, @Melissa_J 😊 (edited) 2y
TommieMarie74 It‘s a beautiful pic. Love it!! 2y
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mrp27 It's a great pic! 2y
IamIamIam Gorgeous pic!!! 2y
kspenmoll It‘s lovely! 2y
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Ingerella
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My #litsyavatar was taken the week after Thanksgiving in Central Park. My hubby and I spent 6 days in NYC as part of our vacation. It's now one of our most favorite trips.
@Chelleo These are fun!
I don't really have much of a story behind my #litsyhandle. I can't remember when I came up with it but I have had it from way back when I had a sewing blog. It's my Twitter handle too but I'm not on Twitter much.