It's a visual trope in which the face (or the top half of the face) is drawn as blank or blacked out to show a character is really embarrassed (or shocked, or what have you). It's super-common in manga/anime, although I think it also comes up elsewhere. It could use a picture to make it clearer; didn't it use to have one?
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Yes, I admitted when I offered that picture that it wasn't the purest example, but I thought it close enough considering it was the only one I knew of and no one else had provided one. It actually illustrates both tropes, while for example, the current one for Color Failure does not illustrate this one. That said, one that shows only this trope is certainly desirable, so I hope someone else can provide it.
Failing that, though, would it be better for it to have no picture?
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Alternative Titles: Losing Face
29th Jan '13 10:25:41 AM
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