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Suggestion: The Problem With Pen Island get usage counts

Dragon Writer
A new challenger approaches!

Pen is broken (A)
Pen is broken (B)

Versus the current image:

Pen is stuck

Who will win? FIGHT!

edited 14th Apr '12 4:46:21 PM by Stratadrake

 2 Dragon Quest Z, Sat, 14th Apr '12 4:48:59 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Second one works for me, since the lettering on the rest of the words is a bit smaller and bolder, which makes the first two words look like they could plausibly be one word.

EDIT: Saw the current one, and that is better to me, since the two relevant words are so close together.

edited 14th Apr '12 4:49:59 PM by DragonQuestZ

I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
 3 Japanese Teeth, Sat, 14th Apr '12 5:46:40 PM from Meinong's jungle Relationship Status: Mu
too angry
I like the current one better because it looks a lot more like "penis stuck"; it takes you a few seconds to work out what it was trying to say. The other one is pretty obviously "pen is broken". It's still funny, but the current one is more blatant.

edited 14th Apr '12 5:47:53 PM by JapaneseTeeth

Prefer current

 5 Willbyr, Sat, 14th Apr '12 6:30:36 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Current ===> suggestions
 6 Martello, Sat, 14th Apr '12 6:40:16 PM from Black River, NY
Hammer of the Pervs
Yup, current is best. The other two are funny but the current really looks like it says "penis."
"Did anybody invent this stuff on purpose?" - Phillip Marlowe on tequila, Finger Man by Raymond Chandler.
 7 shimaspawn, Sat, 14th Apr '12 8:36:52 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Current is best.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
 8 Ookamikun, Sat, 14th Apr '12 10:52:12 PM from the lupine den
Wolves, wolves, wolves!
Current is best, since it's hard to decipher the difference of the two words.
Lone wolf? Hah! "Lone" wolves die out of hunger and loneliness. The wolf needs the pack, and the pack needs the wolf.
 9 Willbyr, Sun, 15th Apr '12 1:41:49 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Since we've got a consensus to keep the current pic, I'm gonna lock up...not making an Image Links page.
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.
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