I almost hate to say it: The eagle is almost the only thing I don't like about Garuda.
I decided to try Garuda because of the amazing artwork. The Dra46onized desktop is the most beautiful I ever saw.
I decided to stick with this distribution because it so well put together, so well thought through and so well optimized that it is pure pleasure to work with it (No, gaming is absolutely not my cup of tea).
But the eagle, to me, it looks too serious, even kind of mean, almost evil. I personally would prefer a friendlier, cuter mascot.
I hope, I don't offend the person who created it.
I live in Canada. The Bald Eagle is a majestic bird that lives in many of the trees near my home. They will often perch on the trees on my property. You could not ask for a more beautiful bird to frequent your home area.
Although the white swans that overwinter on the lake here are also very beautiful as well. Both are graceful and beautiful creatures. Eagles just happen to have a different diet than the swan. That does not make the Eagle mean, or evil. Nature is that way, each species has it's niche in the ecosystem. Both are extremely beautiful birds and I feel privileged to have them both living in my local environs.
Very, very true. However, I probably expressed myself poorly:
I don't dislike eagles at all in general. They are truly amazing birds, aside from being symbols for the Roman and German Empire, Austria, Prussia, the USA, Russia etc...
I just meant, again please, said with all respect for the creator for doing an artwork I never could have done, just the particular Garuda Eagle.
And I quote:
"The researchers found that 79% of the harpy's prey was accounted for by sloths [...]. Monkeys (are) regularly taken. [...] Other partially arboreal and even land mammals are also preyed on given the opportunity, including porcupines, squirrels, opossums, anteaters, armadillos, and even relatively large carnivores such as kinkajous, coatis, and tayras.[...] The eagle may also attack bird species such as macaws. [...] (It) has been recorded as taking domestic livestock, including chickens, lambs, goats, and young pigs, but this is extremely rare under normal circumstances."
OK, got it! In the end, they are birds of prey and I perfectly understand that you didn't want a chicken or a hummingbird as sigil. I'm just more into friendly, happy and peaceful stuff, not into grim, angry and dangerous.
But that's just me and I understand the appeal, especially to gamers and hackers.
However, there is lots of artwork of yours in the showcase, I absolutely adore.