ENTER: Misc Avatar Contest: Folk Heroes!

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  1. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    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:

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    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!
     
  2. auntiehill

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    How about this?
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  3. JiNX-01

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    Johnny Appleseed
     
  4. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    All the myriad Hoods. :D :bolian:


    Nice. I almost did Johnny Appleseed. :bolian:
     
  5. JiNX-01

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    I did consider Paul Bunyan...
     
  6. Saga

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    King Arthur

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  7. Kai "the spy"

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    Siegfried bathing in the blood of the slain dragon Fafnir, as depicted in Fritz Lang's "Die Nibelungen" from 1924:
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  8. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Queen Boudica

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  9. Shanndee

    Shanndee Commodore Commodore

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    No love for Jason Connery auntihill? I am sad.
     
  10. Ancient Mariner

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    Yoohoo ... I'll make you famous:

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    Billy The Kid ... as portrayed by Emilio Estevez
     
  11. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Very nice!

    Sorry. :lol:
     
  12. Gov Kodos

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

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZEcSgGKfQg[/yt]
     
  13. Gov Kodos

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    Damn double post
     
  14. RJDiogenes

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

    Excellent choice.

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

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

    There we go. I was waiting for that. :D
     
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    Not quite all... Where's Costner? Where Cary Elwes?
     
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    That steel-drivin' man, John Henry.

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  17. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    ^^ Awesome. :bolian:

    This is going to be a tough contest.

    Not to mention Dick Gautier. Some of the myriad hoods, then, I suppose. :rommie:
     
  18. Kai "the spy"

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    Where's Patrick Bergin?
     
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    ALSO ....

    In the early 1960s there was a Robin Hood TV series starring Richard Greene.

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  20. RJDiogenes

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    There's still time to enter!