Thursday, November 11

Inkblot Of The Day (Thursday)

   Apparently there is a contender for our man Hermann!  The Holtzman Inkblot Test was "invented to correct many, if not all, of the controversial issues aroused by the Rorschach Inkblot Test." (Wikipedia)

   Controversy?  Yes.  As a psychological testing tool, the Rorschach inkblots test is/was under fire for things like the objectivity of the person applying the test, and the exposure of the standard ten inkblots to the general public over the years, due to the images being public domain.
   It's just hard to standardize, apparently.  US Courts have ruled that the test "does not have an objective scoring system." (Also from Wikipedia)

   So this Holtzman chap apparently has a pool of several thousand inkblots to choose from, and after a cursory glance on Google Images, I can't really tell if I found any.  Chances are they are have a copyright anyway, and I suppose I don't want to muck up his work by "over-exposing" you to them before you actually need them.  (You know, when you all get tested for serious mental problems.)

   Speaking of over-exposing mental problems, I wonder if Dan felt compelled to submit an interpretation because the inkblot was literally in his name:

"...something from Crimson Skies on the xbox :o"
   Well, he's a good sport, for a duck owner.  Thanks for taking the time to send this in.

  I made an inkblot with my name (*in* my name?) that same night, but I seem to have misplaced it.  This one is also from that night, the Night Of The Black Ink Remnants, which is going in my Personal Favorites:

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34 comments:

  1. hahaha that first pic looks crazy

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  2. Those look so cool, but maybe i'm just high...I dunnooooo

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  3. man they are blowing my mind, the second one, i totally seen the soul of a starfish.. maybe its cause spongebob is on.. not sure.

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  4. Reminds me of the art I did in middle school, so fun to create.

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  5. It looks like a bat free falling into the ocean

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  6. I also see a bull... the bottom two holes are the bull's nostrils

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  7. I see a bat having sex with a butterfly!

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  8. A cross between a little girl/skull/rabbit/cat.

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  9. Hmm, it looks like a cat on its back with its legs wide open

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  10. Ahh that's really pretty actually, like the colors

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  11. The new one looks a bit like the Starcraft archon.

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  12. I see a panther eating fireworks. Which is a very likely scenario if you ask me.

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  13. HOW DID HE EVEN SEE THAT
    ;_______________;
    too complicated for my mind

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  14. Hey, cool pictures. I remember doing this back in grade school and having a blast doing it!

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  15. I see a mad panther. Like really pissed off

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  16. I see the face and antlers of a cartoon style ant.

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  17. It looks like Wolverine performing cunnilingus on his chick :D

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  18. I see a cat carrying an over-sized backpack

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  19. Artistically that's a very attractive blot. really looks like it could be considered abstract art.

    I see a bug facing forward, and our perspective is from his front looking down. It's a 4 legged insect with sweet antennae and big eyes.

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  20. how do you guys have that much fantasy?

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  21. Ok, I might sound really crazy but the new inkblot is the head of a tiger with 2 exploding human hearts (you can see blood squirting out of them) on the top of it´s head around it´s ears...

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  22. I see a spider on top of a scorpion/crab.

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  23. man, i really think this one of your bests, express some kind of rage to me, really liked the composition!!
    keep it up

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What do you see?