There is actually a history with this new avatar.
You see I was inspired by Terramak (a once GM now part of the Community team, I aspire to be like him. I am not part of the community team, I am a GM what moderates the forums between tickets) in his introductory thread on CO. He drew a MSpaint avatar and I thought "hmm that is the most amazing thing I have ever seen."
I first revealed my creation on the CO forums (for Terramak to find). I realized that while I love CO down to my finely groomed talons they would not understand the true genius so I brought it over here.
I found MS paint so intellectually engaging that I feel ALL players should make an MS paint version of their avatar. We can have an unofficial MS paint weekend and display the STO inspired artwork for all to see!!!