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A couple of groovy avatar type pictures I made

  1. Sep 13, 2004 #1
    I was bored and started playing with little pictures using Japanese stuff:

    http://bad-sports.com/~archive/images/avatar.gif [Broken]
    http://bad-sports.com/~archive/images/yinyang.gif [Broken]
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  3. Sep 13, 2004 #2
    The're very good.

    Do you have a lot of time on your hands?

    Only joking. :rofl: :tongue2:
  4. Sep 13, 2004 #3
    Yeah, I do. Not much work last week.
  5. Sep 13, 2004 #4


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    What kind of work do you do, Adam?
  6. Sep 13, 2004 #5
    I'm a computer contractor type guy, among other things.
  7. Sep 13, 2004 #6
    Groovy baby !!
  8. Sep 13, 2004 #7
    mind to explain the chinese/japanese characters on the pictures?
  9. Sep 13, 2004 #8
    In the yinyang, the characters are ten and chi. Ten = earth, mundane, physical, stuff like that. Chi = heaven, spiritual, mystical, et cetera.

    The other says "chivalrous spirit". Not something I have, but probably something worth trying for.
  10. Sep 14, 2004 #9
    The characters in both avatars are Chinese. I don't really think they are Japanese but I might be wrong because both languages share similar characters. The characters in the second avatar read 'tien chi' in Chinese. I doubt that it would have the same pronounciation in Japanese, in the case that the characters are Japanese.
  11. Sep 14, 2004 #10
    They are Japanese, but the Japanese kanji are indeed based on the Chinese. This site is good for translations if you have your computer set up for kanji: http://www.jlpt-kanji.com/
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