So every now and then, I'll notice the little red haired anime-eyed avatar right next to the name of the Gaia tab, and I'll think, "Why is this avatar our icon?" I mean, we've come a long way from just making spin off anime items, and not all our avatars are kawaii desu desu anymore.
What do you think is a more suitable icon?
Where do the origins of this one come from?
Guys, Gaia-tan was made years after the favicon and it's based on that avatar, not the other way around XD; also, anime chibi wings really aren't unique, nor was Gaia the first thing to use them... see Card Captor Sakura and many shojos and you'll notice it plenty of times, either way I do like more the mini wing over the current favicon, I have a greasemonkey scrip to change it back at home, and I love the little wing~ <3