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Attention, TAY'ers. May I have your attention, please.

If I may direct you to the following image:

If you hadn't noticed, Kinja has been lassoing our avatars; stuffing them in convenient, perfect little circles among other things.

We're being herded and its tyrannical!

My major concern is that I'd like each of you to please check how your avatars are framed now because it might not be so pleasant on the eye, unlike the above referenced adorable avatar I may have borrowed to use as an example from two of our very own TAY Folk.

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More importantly, when you visit your new Kinja pages by clicking your handles, does everything look okay? Like... does the image look safe for work? Are your pixels showing? Yo, put that bag back on. Cover up, please. Think of the children.

As I say the word pixels, I am reminded of my time with Netflix's Daredevil, and my firm belief that Daredevil has some Hotline Miami shizz going on in its cinematography and back-story (minus the pixels), as I mentioned earlier this week. The Russians are evil? Daredevil busted up in one of their strong hold on a suicide mission? Mhm. Everywhere I look, I see Hotline Miami. I think I have a sickness. At the very least, I'm not getting calls like NotGoodForYou certain TAY'ers to do certain things.

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Like, I don't put on a strange mask — an avatar, if you will — and cause a ruckus. I only do that on Kinja.

And that my friends, is how this Open Forum just came full circle. It may be a little crooked, but I never said it was a perfect one.

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For Today's Suggested Topic(s). Answers to any or one will do:

  • Are your avatars looking okay? I think Zarnyx lost some hair in the process but I'm not so sure. Maybe I'm just seeing things...
  • While we're at it, tell us a little bit about your avatars! We've done this a few times here already but we've got a lot of fresh new faces. Why did you choose said avatar, and do you get attached or can change like you do clothes.
  • Have your favourite games been seeping into your daily lives and television shows? Do you see crazy, applicable references everywhere, even beyond actual video game franchises slipping into things like Steven Universe.
  • Circle, X, Square, Triangle? What's the best shape and why. Also, I guess, what's your favourite controller?

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As always, feel free to Talk Amongst Yourselves if ain't nobody got time for loops. It is the Open Forum, after all. Don't forget that the IRC Channel is always around for you to carry out discussions as well. If you wanted to give an admin, author, and/or friend a shout: You can find them on the DirecTAYry.

  • Because circles never truly end...