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Ideas for a picture.: Enthralling Siren get usage counts

I think what would work best for this is a picture showing the two main ways sirens are depicted. If people don't like the idea of a two-part picture, I would strongly recommend that we go with the bird-woman portrayal, seeing how Sirens Are Mermaids is already covering the fish-woman portrayal.

 2 Septimus Heap, Sat, 18th Feb '12 6:20:25 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
None of these pictures shows the "Enthralling" part of the trope tough.

Maybe a picture from the new Pirates of the Carribean movie will do the trick.
 
 4 Noaqiyeum, Sat, 25th Feb '12 6:01:20 PM from a thought-experiment gone horribly wrong Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
Except those are mermaids.
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 5 Chadderic, Tue, 28th Feb '12 1:50:33 PM from small town, america
Wants a pizza
We can use an image of the three washladies from "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" add the caption 'Go to sleep you little baby' and it could work very well for the idea of this trope

edited 28th Feb '12 1:51:09 PM by Chadderic

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 6 Deboss, Tue, 28th Feb '12 8:46:21 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Can you bring it to us? It helps if we can look at it rather than try to picture it. It's also possible that we may not be able to find a good screen grab (it's depressing how often that happens).
 7 Chadderic, Wed, 29th Feb '12 8:44:54 AM from small town, america
Wants a pizza

these or the two best that I found

edited 29th Feb '12 8:45:16 AM by Chadderic

Life sucks, get a helmet
Except, of course, that they aren't sirens.

This is a trope about sirens, not enthralling women.

 9 Chadderic, Wed, 29th Feb '12 2:37:05 PM from small town, america
Wants a pizza
I know, but they do express the idea of the trope, and they play the part of the sirens in the movie. But that's just my two cents
Life sucks, get a helmet
The movie is "The Odyssey in the American South" and in it they are sirens. If you don't know that they just look like humans though.

edited 29th Feb '12 2:52:38 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
No, in it they are not "sirens", they are humans who are a Shout-Out to the sirens. Using them as the illustrator for the trope would be no more apporpiate then using Big Dan the one-eyed Bible salesman to illustrate a page about cyclopes.

Should have said "are like" rather than "are".

However, sirens are creatures with enthralling voices that lure people to their doom; "in most modern depictions of sirens, the bird characteristics will be dropped and they'll be just beautiful women with beautiful voices..."

If it was clear that's what they are, they'd make a fine page image.

A cyclops, on the other hand, is specifically a giant with a single eye in the middle of the forehead, so yeah Big Dan would be inappropriate.

edited 29th Feb '12 5:23:23 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
No, sirens are not defined as creatures with enthralling voices. "Sirens have enthralling voices."

Creatures can have enthralling voices and not be sirens, just like creatures can float and not be a duck, even though ducks float.

So if something has an enthralling voice but isn't a siren, it is a poor example, and even worse page image.

edited 29th Feb '12 7:15:16 PM by Catbert

Enthralling voice and female and lures men to doom with song. Looks walks and quacks like a duck...

Also don't understand the point of this, already an ironclad reason not to use that image.

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 15 Final Starman, Wed, 29th Feb '12 8:35:22 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
The image on the right in the first post would work like a dream.
 16 Willbyr, Sat, 14th Apr '12 8:11:44 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Clock is set.
 17 Willbyr, Wed, 18th Apr '12 4:29:13 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Clock's up; locking for inactivity/lack of consensus. No action is to be taken based on this thread. I added the suggestions in the OP to the Image Links page.

edited 18th Apr '12 4:29:21 AM by Willbyr

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