This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
This is an old device to imply wisdom...
...is interesting. Plainly, it is a Nippon thing. When I see a character go all Magoo- sans
-specs, I go to a "clueless" place. For the character, that is. For myself ... well, I just hang out here in Clueless Land, all the time.
Anyway. Some back-story on how squints became wise in Nippon-ville would be welcome.
: At a guess, linked to age and veneration of the elderly. (Magoo is a good example of it representing "old".)
Umptyscope: Would V from V For Vendetta
ILP: I'm going to remove Naruto from the list because the entry isn't correct. He maybe does this for ~1 episode. The rest of the time, his eyes are open. In fact, it's almost the opposite.
Off Side 7
: I thought Chichiri from Fushigi Yuugi had a magic mask? Someone seems confused as to how it makes expressions. Isn't this a case of A Wizards Did It?
Rooster: Why is it that the film Eyes Wide Shut