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KH3 is fast approaching along with February, so it's time for a new combo! Obviously I had to pay tribute to the heavily-anticipated sequel, but also the fact that my boy Ralph got into it! (Only as a summon, but I'll take what I can get.) This theme also works on multiple levels, as Ralph Breaks the Internet comes out on Blu-ray in February as well. Avatar is the conclusion of Ralph's summoning animation from the game, new display name references the name of said summon, and I also threw in a little combo KH/WiR reference for the rank.

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I had to go back to Futaba after discovering that one of my (Several) favourite character designer and artists had drawn her.

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I've not bothered with a Signature for some time now, but decided to change it and have a compilation of characters that have appeared at some stage of my membership here as my avatar.

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Found a (Possibly?) better way to showcase past characters that have appeared as my avatar while being a member here. There's 20 in total and...I'm pretty sure that's not all of them. My memory ain't always so reliable. Still, I think it worked out okay. It your bored, you could try to identify them all. The answers are in the spoiler tag below. I made sure to use official material of all the characters.

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This and the previous two avatars are also Persona 5 related.

I think in December I briefly had a Haru avatar which looked cool, and then in January I used a Joker avatar from his Smash Ultimate reveal trailer.

I switched back to Haru (her all out attack portrait) after a couple of users used different Avis and it was awesome to have almost all of the Phantom Theives in the forum 😄

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Decided to upgrade my avatar to the 21st century even if I ironically joined here during this century. Originally I was going to use this for this year but then I thought well artists don't really like their work used outside of their own accord even when credited so I went for plan B, something that is on my mind and reflecting the past with an uncertain future.

It is the case of coming full circle. Where has before the avatar was from the first episode, this one is from the last episode (well so far). From a promising driver with a smug on his face to someone who looks like that he's had enough and has let go over the years while the stakes are high. Where you question whether you do not know whether it is reality or fictional any more. It is fitting for what I'm going through.

So why Lupin? Simple, he is the closest anime or any character (living or fictional) to what I resemble. Oh and like Sly Cooper on which it was based on this.

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Finished The World Ends With You: Final Remix this past month and fell in love with the story all over again, so going with a Neku theme for March. I'm especially proud of the double-pun in the display name.

Also replaced the Rookie and HerculesKabuterimon sprites in my signature with Bowz's BISDX battle sprite and my boy Ralph. In addition, Junior joins in on the fun to draw a little extra attention to my blog.

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May's combo celebrates the release of Detective Pikachu with a Mewtwo theme. Art is courtesy of the TCG set coinciding with the movie and both the display name and rank reference the fact that Mewtwo always seems to find his way into Pokemon movies. (Just this year he has a big role in TWO of them!)

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I tried so hard to get a gif of Detective Pikachu dancing as a new avatar, but alas....the file size is just too big. Slightly above 1MB. An avatar can only be this or lower.

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If I make him any smaller, it might ruin the quality. Oh well...

Got the stunning and very lovely Palutena instead. Still cute. Just not as much as a dancing live action Pikachu wearing a Sherlock Holms style hat.

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I’ve been on a big Kingdom Hearts kick, and the recent announcement of KH3's manga adaptation has got me rereading the previous Kingdom Hearts mangas.

Shiro Amano is an amazing artist, and I particularly love how well he's able to translate the very American Disney characters into his very Japanese art style.

I especially love his, frankly, adorable take on Pete.

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What’s not to love??

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I haven't posted in a while.

A fair while ago, my avatar has been changed to a character named Gō Mifune, better known as Speed Racer, from his old 60s manga and animated series. Why did I choose to change my avatar to him? Well, I like Speed Racer. There's a charm to it that I simply really enjoy, having even grown an interest in him as a child when the movie came out (underrated classic, imo). I would like to collect his manga some day, of which I found was actually quite popular in my country.

Have you ever noticed Speed Racer's effeminate eyes?

 

I won't change it until my next SSMBversary this time, as I wish to keep a consistent image.

 

My signature now has a picture of Mega Man from the stage select of Mega Man 11. Go Mega Man, fight for everlasting peace!

I also changed my member title to lyrics from a song from Daytona USA. Takenobu Mitsuyoshi really made a fun and enjoyable soundtrack to an arcade classic, for sure!

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Given the current status of the Telltale Community, I swapped to Gravatar to continue the cycle.  But then that was gone once I got back, so now it's just Big Alvin Sr.

On 5/13/2019 at 11:13 AM, Ernest the Panda said:

 

 

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What’s not to love??

What the shit?! :joy: 

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E3 is upon us, so as per usual, my June combo reflects it. This time around, I'm representing one of my most anticipated upcoming Switch games, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, with this magnificent shot of Deadpool taking a taco selfie from the end of the latest trailer. This shot combined with what little we've heard of Deadpool sounding like Nolan North's take (which I love) made this an easy avatar choice. 

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July combo is live and celebrates the SpongeBob 20th Anniversary Special, "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout," airing on the 12th. Avatar is courtesy of the Battle for Bikini Bottom: Re-Hydrated cover. Happy 20 years, Bikini Bottom gang! My life would be a whole lot less funny without ya!

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