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KaiserMazoku
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12:44:40 PM Jul 20th 2011
The guy in the picture doesn't...um...look very sorrowful. Image change?
dium
10:05:58 AM Aug 1st 2011
edited by dium
The picture is depicting an extremely appropriate example very frequently referenced by fans of LOST.

So, as a fan of the show, it pains me to admit that you're totally right and the image should indeed be changed.
StarStormXIII
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02:31:00 PM Jun 11th 2010
Suggest Name Change- Does anyone else think "Beard of Despair" has more.... uh... pop to it than Beard of Sorrow?
Darkmane
10:38:59 PM Jun 11th 2010
No.
StarStormXIII
12:57:33 AM Jun 17th 2010
edited by StarStormXIII
=/ Whatever.
Darkmane
07:56:32 AM Jun 19th 2010
To clarify: (And hopefully not coming off too much like a Grammar Nazi) "Despair" means to give up hope, loss of hope, or a state of hopelessness. (See for example: Despair Event Horizon). "Sorrow", on the other hand, is simply a state of unhappiness. Beard of Sorrow happens when you go through a prolonged period of said unhappiness, or sorrow, commonly known as Depression.

It can happen with long periods of desperation, too, but thing is - you can be unhappy without actually being desperate, but not vice versa, and we're dealing with unhappy here.

Also, Beard of Sorrow goes nicely (in both name and in trope) along with Drowning My Sorrows, so a name change is unnecessary.

Hope that cleared things up for you.
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