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#176. "Matias and Bethie"

Debuted: 9/9/10

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Sprots included an avatar of Matias with his cousin Bethie after the latter was involved in a near tragic accident. I tried a new approach to the typical hijacking of an avatar and actually transformed Matias and Bethie into ES and MBRS respectively. The reaction was mixed and the result almost looks like someone just decided to throw some real clothes on my characters.

Characters: ES, MBRS (superimposed over Matias & Bethie)

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29657&p=335775#p335775




#177. "Flamethrower"

Debuted: 9/12/10

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Birthday avatar drawn for Sprots, featuring her preparing to take a flamethrower to a gift box that pretty obviously has her favorite rodent inside.

Characters: ES, Sprots

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29715




#178. "Ballhawks"

Debuted: 9/16/10

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Ranked 20th in the 2010 ES Avatar Countdown

After Estonut posted a link to a video about some ballhawkers who stood in the streets outside Wrigley to catch BP homeruns (including one who kept stats on his catches), it prompted me to provide my own stats, and to also do this little avatar of ES's lame attempt to catch a ball. ES has his little ballhawking gym bag, and MBRS seems gleefully happy to have a homer bounce her way. For reasons unknown, this is one of my favorite renderings of MBRS I have done, which is the primary reason I snuck it into the year end countdown.

Characters: ES, MBRS

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=22447&p=336903#p336903




#179. "In the Dark"

Debuted: 9/19/10

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Ranked 14th in the 2010 ES Avatar Countdown

This avatar was inspired after a string of power outages over the past few weeks that seemed to occur almost daily. I am pleased with how I handled the shading in this one and love how it came out. While I have many green-eyed characters (including Sprots), that is MBRS there imitating an eaten Pac Man ghost.

Characters: ES, MBRS

Reference thread: None




#180. "Gone Fishing"

Debuted: 9/24/10

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Sprots went on a tangent where she mentioned putting an ad in the classifieds for an aluminum fishing boat she was selling, and I drew this avatar not of ES hounding her, but hounding Kiki while fishing from the boat in the pool at Stately Harris Manor. While this avatar has a charm of its own, it did in part help inspire what was later to become the #1 avatar of the year.

Characters: ES, Kiki

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29925&p=338197#p338197




#181. "Let's Go Squirrels!"

Debuted: 9/27/10

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I drew this avatar in hopes that my rally squirrels would help my BBBL team win the league championship. The rally squirrels very rarely root for the winners, and I wound up finishing in third, with Sprots' team taking the title.

Characters: MBRS, Angel

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29959




#182. "Sunmaid Angel"

Debuted: 9/29/10

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Ranked 9th in the 2010 ES Avatar Countdown

With my BBBL team already in the toilet just two days into championship week, I searched for inspiration for a new avatar in places I normally never look, in the transcript threads. Frank Stasio will not go down in WWTBAM history, crashing and burning just three questions into hsi stack, but it was that third question that inspired this avatar, which may very well be Angel's finest moment. That question dealt with the famous painting of the Sunmaid Raisins girl, and I redrew it with Angel as the girl for my new avatar. It is the epitome of what makes Angel's solo appearances so great, her undying happiness, innocence, and cuteness.

Characters: Angel

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30005&p=338902#p338902
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30014 (Mini's RaisinBeast thread)




#183. "Championship Scritches"

Debuted: 10/4/10

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Avatar celebrating Sprots' Cinderella season in the BBBL, which resulted in her winning the 2010 championship.

Characters: ES, Sprots

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30096



#184. "Out of Order"

Debuted: 10/5/10

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In a thread where Sprots invoked ES's "mangy attorney", this avatar of ES cross examining Sprots was born.

Characters: ES, Sprots

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30097&p=339817#p339817




#185. "Sedgeway!!!!"

Debuted: 10/7/10

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Ranked 8th in the 2010 ES Avatar Countdown

An idea born in the bowels of late night chat, this avatar depicts ES chauffering around the Bored's favorite Amish girl Emily Rumspringa on a Segway. Of course, being the naive Emily, liberties were taken with the name of the vehicle, as it was concluded she would call it a "Sedgeway". This was Emily's first, and thus far only avatar appearance, and the fun she appears to be having with ES is undeniable.

Characters: ES, Emily

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30153




#186. "Don't Tread On Me"

Debuted: 10/14/10

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I never did admit to the inspiration behind this avatar on the Bored, and because I still care about the person it was aimed at, I will not reveal it here either. However, I felt incredibly betrayed by someone here who is a good friend of mine, and in a classic case of art therapy, I rattled off this avatar and posted it for one day. The angry look I captured on ES's face is almost frighteningly spot on (Someone even incorporated this avatar into their Facebook profile for reasons I can't figure out). Unlike some of my earlier attempts at communicating via avatar, this message was received loud and clear by its target.

Characters: ES

Reference thread: None




#187. "La Sprotsie Bella"

Debuted: 10/18/10

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Ranked 1st in the 2010 ES Avatar Countdown

This was another idea that sprung up from the craziness that is chat, and this one had been put on the shelf for a good month or so before I finally was desperate enough for fresh avatar inspiration to create it. How tragic it would have been had my muse been more active in October, as this may very well be my favorite avatar I have ever drawn. The scene is almost perfect with ES, in traditional gondolier attire slowly rowing his gondola through the canals of Venice with his love Sprotsie Baby in tow. How could she possibly resist ES at his most romantic, and the look on her face is one of sweet surrender. Even if one does not know the story behind ES and Sprots' relationship, it is hard not to absolutely love this 200X200 pixel masterpiece. Almost as perfect as the drawing itself is the name lent to it by Fanny.

Characters: ES, Sprots

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30346 and
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30347




#188. "Year of the Angel"

Debuted: 10/21/10

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I drew this avatar to celebrate a year since my white squirrel character Angel debuted on the Bored. However, what was truly funny was christie starting a birthday thread for Angel and others chiming in with their wishes for her. Mini's eye-roll post is a classic.

Characters: Angel

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30412




#189. "Egg On Your Face"

Debuted: 10/23/10

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Clem got involved in a rather spirited rivalry with some of the Texans on the Bored during the ALCS, which pitted the Yankees against the Rangers. It even included a wager between BiT and clem in which clem would have to use an avatar of BiT's choosing for the rest of the year if the Yankees lost. Pea made the comment that it would be funny to see clem with egg on his face, even if it meant BiT and Calvinator would be right. The morning after the Rangers won the series in Game 6, I drew up this avatar of Yankee fan clem with egg goo on his awesome little face.

Characters: Clem

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30452 (Found it)
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30391 (Inspiration)



#190. "Colorado Graffiti"

Debuted: 10/26/10

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After TheSearchIsOn posted about some kids spray painting some not-so-nice messages in his driveway aimed at his daughter, ES adopted the idea as Plan Z to woo Sprots. The avatar was sloppily thrown together, and it shows. Neither the concept nor the artwork was a favorite of mine, and I quickly replaced it with a classic avatar from the year before.

Characters: ES, Sprots

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30507 (Inspiration thread)
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30510&p=342990#p342990 (Found It)




#191. "The Colorado Squirrel Massacre"

Debuted: 10/28/10

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This year's Halloween avatar features ES trick or treating at Sprots' door only to come face to face with Sprots in her hockey mask and wielding the chainsaw. The costumes were of course inspired by Charlie Brown and Jason respectively.

Characters: ES, Sprots

Reference thread: None




#192. "Bathtime For MBRS"

Debuted: 10/29/10

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The inspiration for this one actually came out of a PM, making it rather unique in terms of its source of inspiration. Kiki had PM'ed me and a few others in chat the night before a link to some new bathtubs she was mulling over, and I quickly grabbed an image of this one and placed MBRS enjoying it, much as I did when I put ES on Kiki's new couch the year before.

Characters: MBRS

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30574&p=343555#p343555




#193. "License To Scritch"

Debuted: 11/3/10

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Earendel mentioned in one of his top o' the morning posts that Elwing still uses the Alaska drivers license she got from her failed attempt to be a bus driver there. So I yanked a sample Alaska license off the internet (Not as easy to find an authentic copy as it might seem) and added ES's picture and vitals to create this avatar. Somehow, I overlooked this one for the Top 20, though I did give it one of my 15 honorable mention spots.

Characters: ES

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30665&p=344220#p344220



#194. "Marathon Girl"

Debuted: 11/7/10

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Peacock had been preparing for a long time to finally get to run in a marathon, and got a spot in this year's NYC Marathon. This avatar was done to celebrate her accomplishment, and wish her luck on finishing.

Characters: Peacock

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30739&p=345104#p345104




#195. "4:55:14"

Debuted: 11/7/10

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This is the Marathon Girl avatar with Pea's finishing time added, as reported by Bob78164. Pea later reported her official time to be 4:55:44, but who's counting?

Characters: Peacock

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30745&p=345182#p345182




#196. "ZAP!"

Debuted: 11/9/10

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Someone on the construction crew for my store's remodel wound up hitting a transformer. The resulting repairs were to leave the power out for most of the night, so I got an unexpected three day weekend. I drew this avatar of ES's telephone pole misadventures to celebrate the occasion.

Characters: ES

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30803




#197. "The Urinal"

Debuted: 11/12/10

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Ranked 11th in the 2010 ES Avatar Countdown

Spock felt the need to share his experience in the Mecca mens room, as his urinalmate decided to start a conversation with him, telling him about his hard work at Mecca and then showing off his tats. It took a while, but it finally inspired this avatar of a disturbing experience ES once had while at the urinal. Just what's up with MBRS? Alas, the only thing keeping this avatar from being one of the best ever if the poor size perspective on MBRS (Her feet are way too small).

Characters: ES, MBRS

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30848&p=345959#p345959




#198. "Patdown"

Debuted: 11/16/10

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The TSA was making headlines in late 2010 for their more aggressive pre-flight security procedures, including the mandatory patdown for anyone refusing to go through the electronic scanner. This prompted yet another perfect opportunity for ES to make life miserable for poor Sprots, in this avatar with ES as the TSA agent awaiting Sprots' arrival at the gate with snapped glove. The frustrated look on Sprots' face is perfect in this one, and it propbably deserved more than the honorable mention it got in the year end countdown.

Characters: ES, Sprots

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30912&p=346383#p346383




#199. "The Blues Squirrels"

Debuted: 11/22/10

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Ranked 15th in the 2010 ES Avatar Countdown

Birthday avatar put together for elwoodblues, one of my devoted LS players and LS Meister himself, who I wanted to do a birthday avatar for. This one featuring the squirrel girls as his inspiration The Blues Brothers is quite charming, and yet another successful use of MBRS and Angel's contrasting qualities in making a drawing great.

Characters: MBRS, Angel

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=31051




#200. "Make a Wish"

Debuted: 11/25/10

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Avatar done for Thanksgiving, showing ES and Sprots doing the wishbone tradition. I wonder what ES wished for?

Characters: ES, Sprots

Reference thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=31104&p=347915#p347915



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