Plus: Total Redemption! Rate this person's sanity!
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There are a few people that have submitted several or more interpretations, and over time I have gotten to know some of them a little. An anonymous soul let me fire off a few questions after he admitted to doing a few and pointing them out. The interview follows after the pictures (including the above), which contain the associated descriptions where available. I know the majority of you will be blowing through this text, but at the very least can you Redeem this soul and rate his sanity on the Scale? I have decided to not pair them up with their original blots; even though they were the reason for these images coming to fruition, they are hardly the focus anymore.
|In honor of the birth of a new breed of frog rabbits Frog King is |
going to sacrifice a baby bunny to the rabbit god.
|See Open To Interpretation Session 4|
|Some geisha thing with legs growing out of her face holding up |
an opera-singing vertically-challenged commander frog.
|Add Chef minotaur thing with his arm getting eaten off while |
stepping on some Siamese twins on the left
Angel dude punching through a zombie dog on the right
Right random blob, Mickey, left random blob, some old guy with glasses
P: It appears you have done this (at the time this interview started) nine times. Have you ever looked back on something you have drawn and thought, "Uh oh! Better not post this!"
A: Well, since I'm with other anons, no. If there was any way someone could relate it to me personally I wouldn't post any of them, lol! If I ever went to a real psychologist I'd probably refrain from telling them what I actually saw...
P: What do you think a professional psychologist might say if they saw your interpretations?
A: I'm a perv? Disturbed? Not sure, I'm not a psychologist.
P: Do people close to you IRL not know you draw? Or is it just you don't want them to see some of the things you draw, regardless of how whimsical it may have been represented, because some of it might be deemed inappropriate?
A: People know I draw, I don't hide drawing in general. It's more or less the sexual or grotesque images that I hide. Mostly because when I was younger I got suspended for writing something that made the teacher think I was disturbed; after that I've watched (what I share) more closely.
|This is one of *my* favorites|
A: I started off just seeing the panda guy and the airplane behind him, then added in everything else as I looked at it and thought, "Oh, that could be this..." I almost always see dicks so I usually try to see other things before adding them in.
P: It's not a bad thing (IMO) to see genitals. It's an easy and common shape. Judging from your answer though, do you feel compelled to draw more different things simply to take away a bit of the taboo that goes with "seeing some wangs?"
A: It is easy to see and that's why I'd rather try to look for something else. If I see something too much I'd rather look at it a little more and come up with something new, since if you just see the same thing all the time its no fun. I usually wind up putting some in though either way.
P: When you say there are items that are "easy to see," what other items or shapes do you think are common?
A: Besides genitals, I see pandas a lot.
|NOT by our Anonymous friend|
here, but another Anon.
A: The only one where it's really "..lol what?" to me is (right), since I can't see how they got it at all. I know it probably wasn't the first thing they saw and likely intentional. Most of the others I can look at the original again and see where they're coming from though. None of them really made me go, "seriously, wtf is that?"
P: Do you think a lot of people switch out some of their initial drawings at the last second because they thought it might be a bit weird? Even with anonymous status and impersonal forums, there still has to be a little sense of putting your imagination on your sleeve and just having it "out there"?
A: I don't think most people do. Especially about it "being too weird" on the Oekaki forum; I've seen some really weird shit on that site. I don't feel like I'm putting it on my sleeve at all while I'm anonymous, and I don't think most people do. When you can relate it to me elsewhere, that's when I'm uncomfortable. Like for this email, its my secondary email that doesn't have any personal stuff used on it which is why I feel fairly comfortable answering you. Anonymity makes people honest though since you don't have to worry about hurting your image.
P: Could you pick one inkblot you have already drawn on) tell us what you would say you saw if you *thought* you were under scrutiny for medical/legal/evaluation reasons?
A: If I was being evaluated for (image, left) I'd say I saw a lion in a fancy headdress.
|This just freaks me out.|
P: Do you do any other forms of art?
A: I draw anime stuff a lot. I write sometimes, but never finish anything.
P: Do you only draw using the computer?
A: I draw traditionally too sometimes, usually with my copics.
P: What do you consider good 'eyecandy?'
A: I like art that's either really smooth, or kinda rough. Usually with subdued colors, but I like a lot of different things.
P: Do you have any favorite artists or drawings/paintings?
A: Mashimi is my favorite at the moment.
P: Out of the drawings you have done on the inkblots, which one are you the most 'proud' of? I use that term loosely, mind you.
A: I spent the most time on (image) so probably that.
P: I know for a fact that Dr. Hermann Rorschach, the man who made inkblots famous, owned some sort of pet monkey that he sometimes brought in to his wards for the patients to interact with. Any thoughts on that?
A: I think that's awesome, I'd love to visit a psychologist with a pet monkey. I'd just hope he didn't get it from Harlow Rhesus.
(And after a little discussion over monkeys...)
A: I would love one of Rorschach's monkeys. I'd love a sloth even more though, they look adorable, huggable and they only shit once a week.
Well, there you go. I feel compelled to say again:
CLICK ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE.
You are missing out if you don't.
I truly feel this person captures the spirit of klecksography. We have our scale here, and the "Am I crazy?" jokes happen often enough, but at the heart of it, this blog is really about looking at random ink patterns and running around like little kids showing people what we see. I personally find it a blast. Thank you, Anonymous, for the pictures and your time.
I wonder how he would rate on the Scale?
Let's find out. Don't forget to thank him for sharing!
EDIT: I apologize to my blogging brothers and sisters for not getting around to your part of world (blogosphere) in awhile. I've been preoccupied with some strangeness in the woods, if you can believe it. I hope to dedicate a solid hour to it tomorrow.
EDIT 2: While you can easily tell who won The Contest, the official fanfare won't be until Monday. Just because the poll is closed doesn't mean the donation is! Only several dollars from the goal! Yaargh!
EDIT 3: There is a lot of stuff here (for me) so I feel like I made some horrible error. Probably grammatical. Please let me know. Maybe I forgot a picture?