Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Why I chose a puma as my avatar.
Disclaimer: it's not that I'm posting again at full regime but today I was thinking about my avatar and how it can be misunderstood.
Okay, first I'm Italian, and in Italy we don't have pumas, I only saw them in movies and documentaries and always liked them, I think their faces are beautiful.
And once I had an avatar who was a cougar's cub, so lovely.
But then I was looking for a new avatar, and since I thought to be more mature, I imagined an adult puma could fit.
When I found the picture above, I liked it immediately, it seems so placid, and pensive, and lazy, the way I am.
What I didn't think at the time was:
First, for American people, a cougar or puma is a real threat, in certain areas cougars are free and dangerous.
Second, for Americans, a "cougar" is a mature woman (as I am) that dates with younger men (I don't).
Now, I'm a bit concerned about these two things, and I ask you, my friends, what my avatar makes you think?