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Suggestion: Gonk get usage counts

The current image is all right, but I want to suggest this one, just because it's so morbidly hilarious.

You took my only food! Now I'm gonna starve.

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I'm good with the suggestion, provided it's shrunk to 250 or so.
Merge those duplicates! Fix that factual error! Delete that shoehorned non-example! You have the power! Meta Four
 3 Willbyr, Mon, 4th Feb '13 1:50:07 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Maybe as a link in the examples, but I prefer the current to Fatrick.
 4 Septimus Heap, Mon, 4th Feb '13 2:05:18 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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I somehow feel that the suggestion is normal artstyle and not supposed to be gonky.

Ergo, Keep Until Better Image Suggested

 5 Another Duck, Mon, 4th Feb '13 2:40:59 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
I don't think characters who're not human illustrate the trope very well, unless perhaps there are other characters around to clearly set a standard for animation style.
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Image is a downgrade; not only is the character not human (So for all we know, it's not an artistic choice to have him so ugly), but the only real gonk part is his belly.

I think the best way to picture this is by having a Gonk character standing among several "normal" characters.
Now I kinda wanna put it on Fat Bastard, though that page also has a decent image.

 8 nitrokitty, Mon, 4th Feb '13 5:36:07 PM Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Agree that current is kinda... meh.

I immediately think Queen Brahne from Final Fantasy 9: [1] [2] [3].

 9 Another Duck, Mon, 4th Feb '13 6:20:51 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
[up]Last one gives a hotlink default. But I don't see Brahne as better. There are some rather unusually shaped people in that game anyway.
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 10 Willbyr, Mon, 4th Feb '13 7:44:33 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Those are lateral at best.
 11 lu 127, Wed, 6th Feb '13 8:28:17 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
This guy? Cropped, of course. Or this?
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 12 Another Duck, Wed, 6th Feb '13 8:35:11 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
[up]Well, those are as good. That means no change for me.
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 13 tdgoodrich 1, Wed, 6th Feb '13 8:35:39 AM from Atlanta Relationship Status: Californicating
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Be better if you could get a pic of King Moron or Hanako with the more normal-looking cast members, but either of those could work.
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 14 lu 127, Wed, 6th Feb '13 8:42:19 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Well, for that approach, we could use the left half here, maybe?
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 15 nitrokitty, Wed, 6th Feb '13 1:43:58 PM Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
[up] That guy doesn't look really Gonk-ish to me though, just big.

 16 Shadow Hog, Wed, 6th Feb '13 1:46:56 PM from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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The round head, chubby cheeks and giant nose don't do it for you?
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 17 nitrokitty, Wed, 6th Feb '13 1:49:48 PM Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
[up] Not really, no. He actually looks kinda cuddly.

serial tweaker, sorry
Showing off that gonk isn't the usual art style but is only used for one character is a good idea. I'm thinking Tsuritama. [1]?

edited 6th Feb '13 2:00:51 PM by bananasloth

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 19 nitrokitty, Wed, 6th Feb '13 2:16:57 PM Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
If we're talking about sudden shifts in art style, Lovely Complex has some pretty dramatic ones: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

Might help reinforce the idea that Gonk =/= fat.

 20 DRCEQ, Wed, 6th Feb '13 2:37:24 PM Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
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Please note that Gonk is rarely ever used as a temporary condition.

It's used to express a character's ugliness by making them over-the-top drastically different and ugly looking in comparison to the normal standard set for everyone else in the series.
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[up] then I guess both the Tsuritama and Lovely Complex suggestions are out of the question (I'm not sure which one you were referring to originally, but both are temporary). In that case though, that should be marked on the page. Nothing there indicates that this can't be temporary.

I personally think that it seems reasonable to include cases where the characters are only gonkified(?) to show how much their anger/embarrassment/sadness transforms their faces. If not, the page should mention that it's only really gonk if a character looks like that by default.
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 22 DRCEQ, Wed, 6th Feb '13 5:04:42 PM Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
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We can mend the description.
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Some of these don't look really so Gonk so much as Super-Deformed or Ugly Cute. I'm going to suggest Jerri Blank from Strangers with Candy.
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 24 Willbyr, Sat, 16th Mar '13 6:42:31 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock is set.
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How about Lena the Hyena from Li'l Abner? That's the gonkiest gonk I can think of.

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