Just out of curiosity, does this look familiar to anyone?

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For some reason, and for as long as I can remember, I occasionally think about this picture, or something like it, and everybody I've shown it to says it looks really familiar. The problem is, nobody knows WHAT it is. Does anyone here know? IMAGE(http://img72.exs.cx/img72/1219/theimg.jpg)

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Nike
IMAGE(http://money.cnn.com/2003/12/08/news/companies/nike_serena/nike.03.jpg)

Other than that, no idea.

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Yeah, Nike pops to my mind first too.

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Simply because I just got down playing it, it looks like a letter in the Daedric writing in the game Morrowind. Other than that... where did you think you saw the picture first?

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Forte, the dynamic.

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Looks like an F. Logo for a "family" channel?
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Maybe it's one of those abstract drawings the use to test a person's mental state.

EDIT: e.g. What does this look like to you?

IMAGE(http://www.medical-library.org/journals/mddx/Rorshach/sld002.gif)

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It actually doesn't look familiar to me at all, but the closest thing I can come up with is the stylized "f" symbol on Macs, often used to abbreviate "folder".

Edit: *Looks at ink blot* Ripped parchment! Alien cocoon-butterfly-woman! Zork! David Gonterman! An android letting off a huge burst of energy! That enemy from Castlevania, possibly one of the Death incarnations!

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quote:
Originally written by burglar ben:

EDIT: e.g. What does this look like to you?

An evil cows skull?
Edit: Or the silhouette of a Muppet Show Monster!

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quote:
Originally written by burglar ben:

Maybe it's one of those abstract drawings the use to test a person's mental state.

EDIT: e.g. What does this look like to you?

IMAGE(http://www.medical-library.org/journals/mddx/Rorshach/sld002.gif)

God, that's disgusting.

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It's Arctic's version of marking his territory, of course.

—Alorael, who has no idea what the original symbol looks like. It doesn't remind him of anything, even Nike.
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quote:
Originally written by Mandatory Misanthropy:

It's Arctic's version of marking his territory, of course.

—Alorael, who has no idea what the original symbol looks like. It doesn't remind him of anything, even Nike.

The first thing that came to my mind was goatse. For the original picture, I swear I have seen a mark like that somewhere before. Game or something.

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It looked to me like a dagger (pointing down). But I don't remember seeing anything like this before.

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F is for Fusionics. Well my brother wishes it was. He would get more sales that way.

The inkblot, well, I see a guy holding a kilingon batleth (sp) from the top.

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Two Halloween witches holding something.
For the F-thing, this is the first time I've seen it, but the more I look at it, it's like I've seen it before but it's too vague to figure out.

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For those interested, the inkblot is an all-black copy of one of the ten slides in the Rorschach test, a tool phychologists use to determine a person's emotional state. They are all designed to be interpreted as different things by different people.

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IMAGE(http://www.innerx.net/personal/tsmith/Rorschach.gif)

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If it helps, I keep on imagining the picture done in black ink, maybe a tiny bit dark green, on whitish parchment. Kind of like a Sumi drawing.

And try to imagine the shape in gray alone, without the funky little background patch. That's just in there to make it more visually interesting.

I think there's some painting of the Grail that looks like this...

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The first picture looks like the Quake (the videogame) logo, rotated a bit.

The inkblot looks alot like a foxhead to me, so much so that I just thought someone posted a digital picture of a foxhead (before I read the abstract comment) from the days of NES console gaming.

I just came from the Hippy Vegetarian/Barbaric Meateater thread. My head hurts.

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My first association to the first picture was the red dragon tile in Mah Jong.

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It looks like it might be a variation of the twisted cross basically a full size cross with bars at the end of it symbol of the Christian germans inside the third reich. A kind of cross Swastika. Not sure though.

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Aren't the actual Rorschach inkblots supposed to be somewhat secret?
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seeing as how psycholigistic-types use them every day, I don't see how. What may be secret is the interpretation.

1st symbol. reminiscent of an airline or airport for some reason. of course also the Greek goddess of victory. (he's really a psychologistic type, that Robin)

2nd symbol: two pig bats carrying a demon. or doing *something* to a *something* or one of the exits in lemmings.

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I think that one only sees what he or she brings to the picture. It is a reflection of who you are.

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quote:
Originally written by Rowen:

I think that one only sees what he or she brings to the picture. It is a reflection of who you are.
Not only who you are, but also under what circumstances you live in the moment you look at this ink blot.
I made the experience, that I see different things in these Rorschach tests in different phases of my life. And the answer is not every time usable for psychology!
Sometimes you will only recover that the viewer reads very much science fiction!

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