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Does Not Illustrate: Obfuscating Insanity get usage counts

A man in a mushroom hat talks about a rock. How does that entail "pretending to be crazy"?

In uffish thought
Previous thread. I'll go Keep Until Better Image Suggested, since there's definitely insanity but the clothes and beard suggest he's intelligent. It's a very weak keep, but the image isn't harming the page.
 3 Another Duck, Sun, 30th Sep '12 8:16:01 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
I think he's got a sharp look in his eyes, actually. Could just mean further insanity, but I wouldn't discount something else.

Keep Until Better Image Suggested.

edited 30th Sep '12 8:16:17 AM by AnotherDuck

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 4 Septimus Heap, Sun, 30th Sep '12 8:18:53 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Actually, I can't see any insanity there.

 5 Willbyr, Sun, 30th Sep '12 8:19:42 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] Agreed.
 6 Another Duck, Sun, 30th Sep '12 8:22:55 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
Here I disagree. I think he looks sufficiently out there to at least illustrate insanity.
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 7 Septimus Heap, Sun, 30th Sep '12 8:27:17 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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How exactly?

In uffish thought
The mushroom hat?

edited 30th Sep '12 8:32:32 AM by Telcontar

 9 Another Duck, Sun, 30th Sep '12 8:34:31 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
A character speaking about a rock like some sort of a relic, wearing a mushroom and tacky clothes, and an almost as tacky chair tells me the artist wants him to look insane.
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 10 Septimus Heap, Sun, 30th Sep '12 8:35:11 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Very weak for me. There are just too many reasons for that.

I think it is (usually, but especially here) important to consider the caption: "Is it a magic rock?" "Not that I know of."
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
Which...adds absolutely nothing.

Please phrase your response in the form of a question.

"What do you think that adds?" It adds that the rock is not magic. It would be less insane if it was not just a rock.

edited 1st Oct '12 10:38:54 AM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 14 Another Duck, Mon, 1st Oct '12 10:51:43 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
Either way, even if it's weak, is it misleading and thus actively harms the page? Otherwise there's no reason to pull it. I've also not seen any suggestions for a better image.
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I can see the crazy (and I think the caption definitely adds to that effect), but not the pretending. "Has a beard and a robe and therefore looks intelligent" is not something I can agree with. Looks simply loony to me.
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 16 Shadow Hog, Mon, 1st Oct '12 12:15:59 PM from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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I'm not even sure it means the guy in the image is insane. Consider:

"This was your father's rock."
"Is it a magic rock?"
"Not that I know of. We're not even sure why your father was obsessed with it. Still, he left it to you in his will, so... here you are."

Being unfamiliar with the source material, there's not really a whole lot that says it couldn't have immediately gone in that direction, making the old man perfectly sane. (The mushroom hat, while unusual to us, could just be the normal fashion in-context.)

Better than nothing, however? Yes.

edited 1st Oct '12 12:16:13 PM by ShadowHog

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I didn't mean that settles it, just that it's supporting evidence. There are several scenarios where that's not insane if you don't know whether the rock is magic, but fewer if you know it's not.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
Instead of debating whether or not the current image is either completely bad or acceptable until we get a new one, how about we look for a new one that's actually good?

This discussion reminded me of an old doodle I did in high school.

Will this do?

Yeah, that avatar's a 'Shop of my real face.
 20 Willbyr, Tue, 2nd Oct '12 6:13:35 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] That's a vast improvement over the current.
In uffish thought
That's very good; definitely prefer to the current. I am also slightly worried about your sanity now. tongue
What can I say? Boring classes drive me to . . . let's call it whimsy.
Yeah, that avatar's a 'Shop of my real face.
Would've preferred something from an actual work, but that is pretty fantastic.

Well, if you like, you could call it a troper work. tongue

Also, I forgot my suggestion for a caption: "Works every time."
Yeah, that avatar's a 'Shop of my real face.
 25 Japanese Teeth, Tue, 2nd Oct '12 9:34:57 AM from Meinong's jungle Relationship Status: Mu
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@Malchus: Love that one. Definitely better than the current one.
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