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Old 09-04-2010, 07:37 AM   #1
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What is the Significance of your Avatar?

Why did you pick your Avatar and what is it? Does it have any special meaning to you?

Mine is the character Gus from "Lonesome Dove" as played by Robert Duvall. My favorite cowboy philosopher.

Early in the movie the camera focuses on this sign and a discussion between the two main characters ensues.



Woodrow Call: ...and if that ain't bad enough you got all them Greek words on there, too.

Gus McCrae: I told you, Woodrow, a long time ago it ain't Greek, it's Latin.

Woodrow Call: Well what does it say in Latin? For all you know it invites people to rob us.

Gus McCrae: Well the first man comes along that can read Latin is welcome to rob us, far as I'm concerned. I'd like a chance t' shoot at a educated man once in my life.


The movie never tells us what the "motto" means but does a fine job of demonstrating by word and action the deeper meaning. It translates to:

"uva uvam vivendo varia fit".... "A grape is changed by living with other grapes," or, since we are not really concerned with grapes after all, We are changed by the lives around us.

I don't rent pigs either!

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Old 09-04-2010, 07:49 AM   #2
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Why did you pick your Avatar and what is it? Does it have any special meaning to you?

Mine is the character Gus from "Lonesome Dove" as played by Robert Duvall. My favorite cowboy philosopher.

Early in the movie the camera focuses on this sign and a discussion between the two main characters ensues.



Woodrow Call: ...and if that ain't bad enough you got all them Greek words on there, too.

Gus McCrae: I told you, Woodrow, a long time ago it ain't Greek, it's Latin.

Woodrow Call: Well what does it say in Latin? For all you know it invites people to rob us.

Gus McCrae: Well the first man comes along that can read Latin is welcome to rob us, far as I'm concerned. I'd like a chance t' shoot at a educated man once in my life.


The movie never tells us what the "motto" means but does a fine job of demonstrating by word and action the deeper meaning. It translates to:

"uva uvam vivendo varia fit".... "A grape is changed by living with other grapes," or, since we are not really concerned with grapes after all, We are changed by the lives around us.

I don't rent pigs either!

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Old 09-04-2010, 08:48 AM   #3
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Mine is of our dog that adoped me. We have four total and I say we adpoted 3 and were adopted by the fourth.
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:04 AM   #4
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Mine is the American Sign Language sign/word for I love you. I am a sign language interpreter.
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:17 AM   #5
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:34 AM   #6
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Mine is a statement about my hillbilly roots, and where I've come to...............
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:47 AM   #7
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Mine is the highlight of my life. Of course he's much older now.
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:53 AM   #9
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:17 PM   #10
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I love cats! They have attitude, style and they are easy-going, cuddly and cute. However, when backed into a corner, even the smallest of them with their eyes still shut will push back with a hiss. As I get older, I also appreciate simple things like playing, good food, nature, and kind people, and I feel that my neko-girl avatar picture captures that. She really can be "A little bit Ginger. A little bit Mary Ann."



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