This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
: Where did this trope's name come from?
Osh: Just a made up word a friend thought of once to describe something vaguely misshape and ogrish.
: I was just reading through this trope again, and I think it doesn't mean what I thought it meant... the first paragraph makes it sound like the trope is the tendency in anime for all characters to be really good-looking. But I think I just realized it's actually referring specifically to the characters who are intentionally made to not be good-looking. It could use a bit of a rewrite to make it clear that that's what the trope is talking about. And perhaps someone with a better head for trope names than I could come up with a name for said tendency of all anime characters to be really good-looking, because that happens in every anime series, basically.
: Well, if we're making up a term for an uglified character, maybe something other than gonk could be supplied. The word means something already in hackinese (definition)
Pulled out "A Gonk
, done deliberately bad, in the anime Pani Poni Dash!
", until we can put together something that will allow a caption for an image to act like a caption.
: If you say so. You did the resizing too, I figure? I've been trying to size 'em, but it's tough to get 'em sized properly while keeping the aspect ratio, yet STILL being visible. My Milfy picture from The Ditz
suffered *bad* from being microtized.
: Pulled ...
- "D" in Project A-Ko looks basically like Arnold Schwarzennegger in a seifuku.
- Actually, that was Mari. D was the one in a bikini.
.. looks like discussion to me. No idea about the issues.