My current avatar is basically just me rezzing in and out of the digital world of TRON.
In the time just before joining TRON-Sector, I noticed that there were a lot of really cool looking custom avatars. I figured everyone here was an amazing digital artist. I didn't want to show up for the formal without the proper jacket and tie, so to say, so I sat down for a couple of hours and pounded out my animated rezzing avatar.
The TRON-ized image of me I made in 2002, shortly after getting my 20th Anniversary TRON DVD. I took that, and animated a wire frame version of it drawing in and undrawing back out, hoping it would fit in with all the other cool avatars here.
Come to find out shortly after joining, it was Sketch, our own resident pixel pusher and artist of all of TRON-Sector's digicons (and then some), who had made most of the cool custom avatars I was admiring. Who knew all that cool was coming out of a single guy, huh?
So, that's my avatar, and a brief story of how it came to be.
For anyone who's wanted to see a larger version of it, here it is:
I had to shrink it down for the 60x60 avatar specification here.
I'll spare you the widescreen, HD, 3D, holographic version of it.