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RJDiogenes April 4 2013 09:35 AM

ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: Folk Heroes!
 
Folk Heroes! Every culture's got them. Sometimes they are perfection personified, sometimes their character is of dubious quality, sometimes their notoriety does not weather changing social fashions and sometimes, of course, one culture's hero is another culture's villain. They can be real people, like Paul Revere, apocryphal, like Robin Hood, or complete fiction, like Paul Bunyan. Some stand the test of time and some fade into obscurity.

Your task: Inspire us with images of your favorite Folk Hero.

The media rules apply, with a caveat-- no heroes that began as media characters (e.g. Indiana Jones, Captain Kirk) will be allowed, but images of historical folk heroes from TV and movies (e.g. Fess Parker as Daniel Boone) are okay.

To start us off:

http://home.comcast.net/~RJDiogenes/...llyPitcher.jpg

Molly Pitcher is a legendary folk hero of the American Revolution. She is an amalgam of all the women who were not content to sit at home and wait for the men folk to return, but who actually were out there fighting.

And we're off!

auntiehill April 4 2013 06:28 PM

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How about this?
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...binmultiav.gif

JiNX-01 April 4 2013 08:16 PM

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http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ps9793e127.jpg

Johnny Appleseed

RJDiogenes April 4 2013 11:04 PM

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auntiehill wrote: (Post 7898272)

All the myriad Hoods. :D :bolian:


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JiNX-01 wrote: (Post 7898698)

Nice. I almost did Johnny Appleseed. :bolian:

JiNX-01 April 4 2013 11:29 PM

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I did consider Paul Bunyan...

Saga April 5 2013 01:26 AM

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King Arthur

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/2820/arthur0.gif

Kai "the spy" April 5 2013 02:26 AM

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Siegfried bathing in the blood of the slain dragon Fafnir, as depicted in Fritz Lang's "Die Nibelungen" from 1924:
http://i.imgur.com/bf7OGUj.jpg

Ar-Pharazon April 5 2013 03:05 AM

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Queen Boudica

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8898/...a1c150x150.jpg
http://img10.picoodle.com/i544/arpha..._af7_u9a07.jpg

Shanndee April 5 2013 03:42 AM

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auntiehill wrote: (Post 7898272)

No love for Jason Connery auntihill? I am sad.

Ancient Mariner April 5 2013 04:31 AM

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Yoohoo ... I'll make you famous:

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...pscc72078c.jpg

Billy The Kid ... as portrayed by Emilio Estevez

auntiehill April 5 2013 06:03 AM

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Praetor_Shinzon wrote: (Post 7899946)

Very nice!

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Shanndee wrote: (Post 7900573)
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auntiehill wrote: (Post 7898272)

No love for Jason Connery auntihill? I am sad.

Sorry. :lol:

Gov Kodos April 5 2013 09:00 AM

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What about Robin Hood Daffy? Great selection, anyhoo, auntiehill.


Gov Kodos April 5 2013 09:00 AM

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Damn double post

RJDiogenes April 5 2013 09:54 AM

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JiNX-01 wrote: (Post 7899433)
I did consider Paul Bunyan...

Me, too. I didn't see any pictures I liked, though.

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Praetor_Shinzon wrote: (Post 7899946)

Excellent choice.

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Kai "the spy" wrote: (Post 7900204)
Siegfried bathing in the blood of the slain dragon Fafnir, as depicted in Fritz Lang's "Die Nibelungen" from 1924:
http://i.imgur.com/bf7OGUj.jpg

Fantastic. I'll have to see if that's on DVD.

Pretty cool. I hadn't heard of her before.

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Samuel Walters wrote: (Post 7900777)
Yoohoo ... I'll make you famous:

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...pscc72078c.jpg

Billy The Kid ... as portrayed by Emilio Estevez

There we go. I was waiting for that. :D

JiNX-01 April 5 2013 07:56 PM

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RJDiogenes wrote: (Post 7899340)
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auntiehill wrote: (Post 7898272)

All the myriad Hoods. :D :bolian:


Not quite all... Where's Costner? Where Cary Elwes?


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