Hinduism a god appearing on earth in bodily form; incarnation of a god
If the word "avatar" is rooted in hinduism, what the heck is it doing being used at a Christian forum? I realize that's what they are called at all the other forums, is there anything else we could call them that's not so hinduish?
I took that photo myself, with my left arm stretched out holding the camera. (The perils of living alone.) I'm lucky it turned out as well as it did, but most of my hair was out of the frame. The top of the photo runs right along the bottom of the letter in my avatar, right at my hairline. I didn't want to put too much effort into redrawing my hair, so I just drew in a little bit to fill out the area behind and above the letters.