Main Glamour Failure Discussion

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01:20:02 PM Feb 7th 2013
edited by Maxaxle
I've noticed that most police cars, obvious or not, will have a "Police Interceptor" badge on the back, in addition to fairly distinctive hubcaps/wheels (the kind painted only in matte black, with the central feature in chrome). Would this make a good Real Life entry?
09:26:05 PM May 16th 2012
edited by captainsandwich
Should we mention that some observation technology, say a Single-lens reflex camera make use of mirrors? And if so should we mention how they use mirrors. Because my understanding is Single-lens reflex cameras use a mirror with a pent prism to allow the photographer to 'see through the lens'. And aside from helping the photographer know what what is going to be in the picture, has no impact on the result of the photo. I assume there is a type of camera that mirrors play a more active roll in, but i have no idea what it is called or how it would work.
04:37:02 PM Mar 28th 2012
Since when is the ability to disguise oneself referred to as "glamour"? I thought glamour was just about being charming or beautiful.
05:14:16 PM Mar 28th 2012
edited by CrypticMirror
In historic myth, legend, and folklore the ability to cast a glamour is a means of disguise. The current usage of the words actually stems from that, since those disguises were often unnaturally beautiful, with it first being a spell that cloaked someone in beauty and then in the late 19th-early 20thC the magical part of it dropped out of common use to become the way it is commonly used today. However, in terms of fiction, it still holds true to the original spell cast to deceive with a disguise (ugly, plain, and beautiful). The Other Wiki has more info: here and here.
07:25:02 AM Mar 29th 2012
Huh. Thanks, that actually makes sense. Hey, aren't you one of the guys who tried to help me understand Death of The Author? Still don't quite get that one...
08:48:02 AM Feb 2nd 2012
edited by silveryrow
Buffy... Not sure that Adam seeing through Jonathan's spell counts, as it's not due to a feature that slips through or anything. Also, which vampire did she 'make out' with and not realise he was a vampire?

The folklore example with demons and vampires having bird feet they couldn't conceal - more Red Right Hand?

I'm not sure the Odin example should be there at all as he is 'usually unable' to hide his missing eye...
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