Poor Image: Magical Flutist get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 30th Jul 2012 11:59:00 PM

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1 Willbyr10th Apr 2012 11:28:35 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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The current pic on Magical Flutist is as tall as the page when the folders are closed. Can we cut it down to one of the pics? Also, here's another option.
2 Catalogue10th Apr 2012 12:01:31 PM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.
Now that you mentioned it, none of these are actually that special. They sort of work, but, meh.
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3 Willbyr10th Apr 2012 01:58:04 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Yeah, none of them get the "magical" part across very well, especially the third.
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Hmm I dont have anything super to suggest here..... All I got is a Magical Girl playing a Magical Flute... at least the flute looks magical....

edited 10th Apr '12 2:16:44 PM by Raso

Perhaps some sort of snake, or rope charmer? [1]
7 Willbyr25th Apr 2012 08:42:46 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Heh. smile I agree, the third of those is the best.
8 Willbyr23rd May 2012 01:30:22 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Bump...anyone else?
9 FinalStarman23rd May 2012 02:02:08 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
If the page were longer, the current image would be perfect. I'm fine with any one of the three pics in the current image. The rope charmer is okay too, but it may not be quite as good.

Keep in mind that the instrument itself need not be or look magical. What matters is the character, mysteriously playing mysterious tunes. That's what I get from the description, but some of the examples show otherwise… this may need another thread for examples cleanup. I mean, seriously, the Warp Whistle? Mario doesn't fit at all!

edited 23rd May '12 2:02:29 PM by FinalStarman

10 FinalStarman2nd Jun 2012 08:22:20 AM from Clinton, Massachusetts
11 FinalStarman18th Jun 2012 07:16:18 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
This has gone on for long enough. I left the Waka image on the page. Caption? I got nothing.
The current is not very magical but nobody seems very excited about any of the alternatives.

Something magic? What is he doing?

edited 18th Jun '12 7:38:51 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
13 FinalStarman18th Jun 2012 07:59:32 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
not very magical
Take another look at the description.
The description does not affect how magical-looking the picture is.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
15 Willbyr18th Jun 2012 08:55:54 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up][up] Flautist in fancy garb doth not "magical" make at first glance.

edited 18th Jun '12 8:56:11 PM by Willbyr

I liked the anime pic better
17 FinalStarman18th Jun 2012 09:26:05 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
This character is notable for having a flute or some other wind instrument, playing tunes that give a feeling of mystery or magic, and for being quite mysterious themselves.
Mysterious guy playing a flute. Does it get more overt than that? I honestly think the objection to the image is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the trope.

The magical girl one? Shows a random person playing a fruity flute. Utterly misleading about the trope, completely wrong.

Anyway, the Link to the Past image is also good. If that's any better, then that one can be put up.

edited 18th Jun '12 9:31:33 PM by FinalStarman

18 Willbyr27th Jul 2012 04:25:20 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock is set.
19 JapaneseTeeth27th Jul 2012 06:34:54 AM from Meinong's jungle , Relationship Status: Mu
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I like this one personally. The current one just shows a weird costume. In the anime pic the flute at least looks magical.

I'm fine with the current, but here's some of Link being the flutist.
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21 Willbyr31st Jul 2012 03:22:40 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock's up; locking for inactivity/lack of consensus. No further action is to be taken based on this thread.
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