Suggestion: Gonk get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 19th Mar 2013 11:59:00 PM

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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.
3 Willbyr4th Feb 2013 01:50:07 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 SeptimusHeap4th Feb 2013 02:05:18 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 AnotherDuck4th Feb 2013 02:40:59 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 nitrokitty4th Feb 2013 05:36:07 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 AnotherDuck4th Feb 2013 06:20:51 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 Willbyr4th Feb 2013 07:44:33 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Those are lateral at best.
11 lu1276th Feb 2013 08:28:17 AM from the Forest of Thorns , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
This guy? Cropped, of course. Or this?
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12 AnotherDuck6th Feb 2013 08:35:11 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 tdgoodrich16th Feb 2013 08:35:39 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 lu1276th Feb 2013 08:42:19 AM from the Forest of Thorns , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Well, for that approach, we could use the left half here, maybe?
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15 nitrokitty6th Feb 2013 01:43:58 PM , Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
[up] That guy doesn't look really Gonk-ish to me though, just big.
16 ShadowHog6th Feb 2013 01:46:56 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 nitrokitty6th Feb 2013 01:49:48 PM , Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
[up] Not really, no. He actually looks kinda cuddly.
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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 nitrokitty6th Feb 2013 02:16:57 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 DRCEQ6th Feb 2013 02:37:24 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 DRCEQ6th Feb 2013 05:04:42 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 Willbyr16th Mar 2013 06:42:31 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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