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Old April 4 2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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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:



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!
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Old April 4 2013, 06:28 PM   #2
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How about this?
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Old April 4 2013, 08:16 PM   #3
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Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: Folk Heroes!



Johnny Appleseed
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Old April 4 2013, 11:04 PM   #4
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How about this?
All the myriad Hoods.


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Johnny Appleseed
Nice. I almost did Johnny Appleseed.
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Old April 4 2013, 11:29 PM   #5
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I did consider Paul Bunyan...
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Old April 5 2013, 01:26 AM   #6
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Old April 5 2013, 02:26 AM   #7
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Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: Folk Heroes!

Siegfried bathing in the blood of the slain dragon Fafnir, as depicted in Fritz Lang's "Die Nibelungen" from 1924:
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Old April 5 2013, 03:05 AM   #8
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Queen Boudica


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Old April 5 2013, 03:42 AM   #9
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How about this?
No love for Jason Connery auntihill? I am sad.
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Old April 5 2013, 04:31 AM   #10
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Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: Folk Heroes!

Yoohoo ... I'll make you famous:



Billy The Kid ... as portrayed by Emilio Estevez
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Old April 5 2013, 06:03 AM   #11
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King Arthur

Very nice!

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How about this?
No love for Jason Connery auntihill? I am sad.
Sorry.
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Old April 5 2013, 09:00 AM   #12
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Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: Folk Heroes!

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

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Old April 5 2013, 09:00 AM   #13
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Damn double post
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Old April 5 2013, 09:54 AM   #14
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Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: Folk Heroes!

JiNX-01 wrote: View Post
I did consider Paul Bunyan...
Me, too. I didn't see any pictures I liked, though.

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King Arthur

Excellent choice.

Kai "the spy" wrote: View Post
Siegfried bathing in the blood of the slain dragon Fafnir, as depicted in Fritz Lang's "Die Nibelungen" from 1924:
Fantastic. I'll have to see if that's on DVD.

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Queen Boudica


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

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Billy The Kid ... as portrayed by Emilio Estevez
There we go. I was waiting for that.
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Old April 5 2013, 07:56 PM   #15
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Re: ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: Folk Heroes!

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How about this?
All the myriad Hoods.

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