Suggest some new comment avatars

Suggest some new comment avatars

Those of you who read or comment on my posts here on the site (instead of just LJ) know that WordPress assigns avatars to everyone who comments. The assignments are generally random, though after you make three comments you can choose one to be yours whenever you post.

The theme for the avatars is: POC in genre media.  TV, movies, comics, anything visual. My list is pretty comprehensive, btu I am missing some.  And every now and then people tell me so. Of course I always forget later.

So! Here’s your chance. Take a look at all of the avatars I have so far and tell me who I am missing.  Can be any genre media of any time from anywhere. Just let me know character name, show, etc. also, if you have a link to a good image, stick that in. It makes things easier on me.

Comments

  1. Layla Lawlor says

    eeeee, you beat me to it; I came here to suggest Annie! I adore Being Human and Annie totally rocks my socks. :D

    Martha Jones (from Doctor Who) seems fairly obvious, but I looked through the icons and I don’t see her in there…

  2. says

    Boomer on either version of Galactica. Tigh on the old one, as well. On the new one, Dualla (assuming she manages to gain any significance; I’m still too early in my viewing).

    Also (since you’ve already got Allison, Jo, and Henry), how about Kevin?

    Also, Ben from Reaper. And Morgan, Lester, and/or Anna from Chuck (CIA Director Graham might qualify, too, but since Tony Todd has been on every genre show ever, there are probably better options for him).

  3. Layla Lawlor says

    Ha, nevermind, just realized why the Martha icon is not in the icon pool. *smacks self in head*

  4. says

    I adore your Emerson Cod icon.

    Joel de la Fuente and Lanei Chapman from Space: Above and Beyond.

    Daniel Dae Kim has been in a ton of genre shows. Crusade, Angel, and Lost are the ones I remember. You could snag a bunch of people from Lost, come to think of it.

    Mr. Trick, Jubal Early, and the Operative are all memorable Jossverse characters (arguably the SAME character, but still).

    There are some nice photos of Amaury Nolasco on his IMDB page but none of them are from Transformers or Max Payne, as far as I can tell. Of course, I’d argue that Prison Break is SF.

    I see someone already suggested Boomer and Dualla from BSG. Simon would be good as well.

    Are we acknowledging that the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels exist? I can’t find a very good shot of Naomie Harris except on IMDB.

    I think you already have Carl Lumbly somewhere… how about Merrin Dungey from Alias?

  5. says

    Yes, Earth Kitt for sure, and Merrin Dungey.

    Here are a few others; trying again since I think my other one was auto-spammed. :)

    Richard Ayoade as Saboo (on the left), a recurring character in “The Mighty Boosh” (it’s comedy, but with major genre elements)

    Ayoade in “Darkplace” (ditto)

    It’s cheating to list stuff from Asian TV shows and movies, I guess, but you said “anywhere,” so… :)

    Abe Hiroshi (on the right) and Nakama Yukie (on the left) in “Trick” (Japanese TV show: they investigate apparently supernatural goings-on)

    Gianna Jun as Saya in “Blood: The Last Vampire” (Japanese movie)

    Koyuki as Onigen in “Blood” and again


    Priyanka Chopra (left) and Hrithik Roshan (right)
    in the Indian sf/superhero movie “Krrish” and another picture of Roshan as Krrish


    Just crop anywhere: “The X Family”
    (Taiwanese fantasy/sf/martial arts comedy TV show)

  6. says

    Help! I can’t post my suggestions! I’m not just getting the “Your comment is awaiting moderation.”–the post with the actual suggestions just vanishes.

  7. says

    Oh damn, I thought of a bunch once I got avatar privileges, but I seem to have forgotten a bunch of them. I definitely want to see Edward James Olmos (BSG, Blade Runner, Wolfen) and Ricardo Montalban (Star Trek, Fantasy Island, Freakazoid!, Spy Kids).

  8. Sinmix says

    How about Duane Jones from Night of the Living Dead:

    “A graduate of the Sorbonne, he studied acting in New York City. His role in Night of the Living Dead marked the first time a black actor was cast as a non-ethnic lead in a major motion picture in America, and the first time a black actor had a starring role in a horror film.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duane_Jones

  9. Ryuutchi says

    I hope you’ll forgive the (mostly) comics-dump, but here are some of the CoC I’ve seen recently, or who’ve stuck in my mind. I’m sure I’ve forgotten some, but I’d hate to wear on your welcome more than I already am. :)

    Hunter and the Marquis de Carrabas from Neverwhere.

    Victor Stone/Cyborg from Smallville, and the same character from the Teen Titans comic. Also from the cartoon.

    Michael Holt/Mister Terrific (who is awesome, despite the cheesy code name), from Checkmate.

    Renee Montoya, from Gotham Central.

    Eli Bradley, of the Young Avengers.

    Misty Knight from Heroes for Hire.

    Victor Mancha and Nico Minoru from Runaways.

  10. says

    For more Latinas/os:

    Michelle Rodriguez and as Ana-Lucia and Hurley from Lost.

    I feel like I’ve seen a B’elanna Torres icon around here before, but I can’t find it on the list.

    Danny Trejo as Razor Charlie in From Dusk Till Dawn.

    Jessica Alba as Sue Storm and Max Guevara.

    Tony Plana as Manny Calavera from the Lucasarts adventure game Grim Fandango.

    Most of the people on this list, but most espececially Renee Montoya/The Question. Even the pictures provided are ready made for shrinking into avatars. What an amazing site!

    Also, here’s Gaff, Adama, Eddie Holt, Khan Noonien Singh, Mr. Roarke, and Armando Gutierrez. (Sadly, I can’t find a good picture of superpowered Gutierrez; guess I need to get those DVDs soon.)

    And I’m not even going to bother seconding all the awesome stuff people have already said.

  11. says

    Hm. It looks like my own link-heavy comment has been eaten/moderated/spamblocked. Here’s the comment without links. I can e-mail URLs if you want them.

    For more Latinas/os:

    Michelle Rodriguez and as Ana-Lucia and Hurley from Lost.

    I feel like I’ve seen a B’elanna Torres icon around here before, but I can’t find it on the list.

    Danny Trejo as Razor Charlie in From Dusk Till Dawn.

    Jessica Alba as Sue Storm and Max Guevara.

    Tony Plana as Manny Calavera from the Lucasarts adventure game Grim Fandango.

    Most of the people on this list [Fantasy Magazine’s Top 12 Latin Superheros], but most espececially Renee Montoya/The Question. Even the pictures provided are ready made for shrinking into avatars. What an amazing site!

    [Then links to the characters listed in my first comment.]

    And I’m not even going to bother seconding all the awesome stuff people have already said.

  12. dianne says

    Oh, Lou Diamond Philips in that short-lived were-wolf show (I don’t recall the name, and it wasn’t good, I guess, but I liked it because I like anything he’s in:)

    And…Floyd Red Cloud Westerman was in the X-Files (and Millenium), and is a Native Rights advocate. PLEASE!

    I see Uhura listed now. I swear I didn’t see her before, but that would just be silly.

  13. says

    Thank you for digging me out of the spambin. ;) Samuel Jackson was going to have to have words with Akismet.

    I could name Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese characters ad infinitum, but I don’t know that that’s in the spirit of things. Your list is growing nicely anyway.

  14. says

    somebody mentioned ‘dark angel.” there were others besides jessica alba, but i can’t think of their names just now.

    what about neo and tank from the matrix? and a buncha others from the matrix?

    will smith in a buncha things.

    hoshi and the pilot dude from “enterprise.”

    the rock in “southland tales”

    vin diesel in “pitch black” (forget “chronicles of riddick”)

    etc.

  15. dianne says

    Oh, and Ice Cube? Ghosts of Mars, I think?

    And if you consider “Twin Peaks” horror, then Joan Chen and Michael Horse. He spoke the best line in the whole series, “Some of my best friends are white people.”

    Surely Mr. Horse has been in something that qualifies. Plus, he makes jewelry!

    Did we get Henry Lennix (sp?) as Commander Lock? And since that makes me think of the current stinkarama he’s on now (and I was a Joss fan: ( and I feel sad now- ), there is the lovely uncredited FBI agent “who helps” one main white male FBI agent. I don’t know her name because she isn’t credited ANYWHERE that I can locate, but she’s been in a ton of sci-fi shows.

  16. dianne says

    pilot dude = mayweather (sp?) an awesome character played by an awesome actor. should’ve given him more play.