Monday, May 30

Rubbed The Wrong Way


Open to suggestions about things to do on random chats to mess with people.  Just let me know.  Oh, and go back a page and rate Rats sanity!  (Unless you did already, then you should go back 4 pages and not collect $200.)

Saturday, May 28

Insert: Art vs. Interpretation 2

No, no, it's a Total Redemption today too, so get your Calculator of Crazy or your Abacus of Absurdity ready...

Back in March, Rats sent in an interpretation.  It was not from an inkblot.  I had taken a picture of some popcorn ceiling as I was having a bad day and could not stop seeing things.  Most people could not make out anything in the picture (after all, it was just popcorn ceiling) but Rats gave it a whirl and sent this in:

To be fair, this was also a good springboard for me to talk about Art vs. Interpretation.  We've seen quite a few artists do some amazing things on inkblots.  Unfortunatley, not all of us can do that, just like Rats here.  But I don't care about that!  I just want you to best illustrate what it is you see.

So Rats sent this image of a rabbit from Chernobyl and I threw him under the bus with a surprise Redemption, which was still in it's infancy (and not the refined horror of textfuckery and nubile numbers given out like kitchen scraps to the mangy dog as it is today.)

So why not throw him under the bus again?  I mean, he just agreed to be in Open To Interpretation 2, already sent his stuff in (UNLIKE SOME PEOPLE) and is going to help us try and raise a little money for charity, so why not quickly recheck his sanity?

One thing I have to clear up first:

So he actually got a pretty mellow score (3.2) for that one image.  Let's throw another one in.  Quick refresher with the original blot here:

What an ugly blot.

And now Rat's interpretation again, so as to not have to scroll up:

Ok this took me fucking ages lol. It's a fly type man wearing a
Zorro style mask and a suit and he's under 2
giant apples and he's been given tea by 2 giant beetles.

Active imagination?  Too much David Lynch movies?  Why not rate him on the Scale?  Don't forget to thank him for sending in his interpretations.  (No one ever does.  *Sniff*)

Thursday, May 26

Inkblot Of The Day (Thursday)

I have a bad feeling about this one.

I am having a really bad case of the 'pareidolias' lately.  Past few days have been...distracting.  Must find order in chaos.  Cracks in the street?  Oh look, it's a dinosaur.  Friend gets a new couch?  LOOK AT ALL THOSE PATTERNS!
Hell, I need to get a plain solid color shower curtain because the fancy designs all end up looking like faces to me, which is SLIGHTLY uncomfortable while bathing.

Original Blot

Here is an interpretation from our Anonymous friend, who really needs to have some sort of name for the purposes of this blog, not to mention he has volunteered to be a contestant for Open To Interpretation 2.

If there was text associated with this in the email, I am sorry Anonymous person.  I don't know where it is.  An alien nurse ripping out the eyeballs of a very dapper Humpty Dumpty?

I was going to save his next image for another Sensory Overload, but what the hell, I can put it here AND there too.  It's from Monday's inkblot.

The little alien birds are making a new body
for the happy one in the back.

So Anonymous Artist, what shall we call you?  Anyone have any suggestions?  I don't think he will be losing his anonymity simply because he has a name here, will he?  My vote is to just call him "4.4"

Unrelated noteRUNEWAKE2!  YOU WILL BE REDEEMED!  There is one person in front of you, but I have both of your highly disturbing interpretations and you have 37 minutes to pull out of the whole ordeal before your personalities begin to merge in one horrendous psychological explosion.  Hope you are having a good day.

Wednesday, May 25


Don't mind me.  Consider this a non-post.


Perhaps check out runewake2's page.  He's going mad or something.  Can't wait to Redeem him.  Just go back a few pages and check out his comments on this blog.  Good stuff!

Or try this web comic, Unlimited Ammo.

I'll fix all this as soon as something else happens.  (VAGUE MUCH?)

Monday, May 23

Rating Inkblots With Science

Red ink, not blood.

Let's finalize some Redemptions.  D4 wedges himself in the middle of the crowd with his 3.1:

Beyond twisted, eh?  (I averaged out BT's multiple scores, in case you were wondering.)

And our Anonmyous friend who answered a few questions for us AND admitted to doing quite a few interpretations is now part of the "4 And Over Club."  Maybe you can keep Colin B comfy in your crazy little tower:

We are quite scientific in our approach here.

Perhaps one day runewake2 will allow us to Redeem him.  For now, let's just look at the updated graph showing the current 'scores':

On a different note, I have removed the list of people I follow from the sidebar.  I don't want to get in to any drama or whatever, and if it hurts me in the long-run, so be it.  Just because the list isn't there (going to be remodeling) doesn't mean I won't check out other blogs.  We are spending a lot of time on Open To Interpretation 2, so hopefully people will understand.

Saturday, May 21

Animated Gifs

Andrei's Awesome Smileys Wearing Sunglasses

A Redditor was kind enough to draw what they saw.

Let me know if they work on your computer/browser.  I don't know why I didn't think about this before.  Also, I got completely screwed up with what blots I made for the Oekaki forum and which ones I made for specifically for the blog.

Inkblot of the Day (Saturday)
Never got the hang of weekend blogging.

Oh wow, just noticed this one from yesterday by nyasu:

More sunglasses and...blood?

Friday, May 20

Inkblot Of The Day (Friday)

Ok, so it's a photo, not a scan.
Just tell me what you see.

Thursday, May 19

Loose Ends

Congratulations to Dustee. The raffle containing the donors names was determined by a single random dice roll, since it was just her and Angry Lurker.  (Andrei opted to be part of the raffle for non-donors, and Jack and myself obviously were not eligible; the anonymous individual declined any entry.)

Congratulations to Colin B who won glorious prizes simply by emailing in during the contest and having the good fortune of being assigned the number '4' when the bones were cast.

They were both brave enough to send me their addresses. Those prizes will be in the mail before the weekend is out and hopefully you will see them before the end of next week! What could go wrong?  Ask D4, last season's winner:

Ok, so there was no last season, but I can't wait to use this clip after the next contest.  I have this to say about the prize for the donor raffle next time: 1-Year XBOX Live Gold Membership.

Speaking of D4, his Redemption is still open for comment, as is this Anonymous person.  I'm trying to figure out a way to have them open for awhile.  I'm trying not to bunch things up again.

There are several more people up for Redemption, but I am always on the lookout for new interpretations, so if you are bored and see something interesting in any inkblots, send them in!

Wednesday, May 18

Will They Say Penis?

That probably won't look good on some people's feeds.  Sorry.  Technically there is nothing bad about it, yes?

So I have a few loose ends to fix, and then everything should be Hunky Dory and blogger life will return to normal.  So gather your fine phallic friends and challenge them to a game of Will They Say Penis? (002):

Tuesday, May 17

Charity & Contest

Forgive the lackluster presentation.  Things are a bit wonky in my universe, but I just didn't want to let too much time go and have people think I was taking the money.  Major thanks to The Angry Lurker, Dustee, Andrei, Anonymous, and Jack for their generosity, and to General Failure and Jack (again) for their participation, and to anyone who voted during the whole process.  Last but not least, many thanks to anyone who has ever sent in an inkblot interpretation.  Whether we used it or not, your time and imagination are appreciated.  We had fun and learned a bit for next time, which will hopefully be soon.  Contest winners will be contacted by email.

Saturday, May 14

Interview With An Anonymous Artist

Right: a bunny with a bunny as it's ears which is also a vagina with a magical bear coming its clit, by the bunnies is some retarded dinosaur bear thing with a side boob shot
Middle: parent elephant w/ horns about to get shot cause it was going to save it's kid
Left: weird caterpillar with a cookie on it's head and a gastrodon ripoff
Above: some weird parasite thing that reminds me of the dead people from Hercules

Plus: Total Redemption!  Rate this person's sanity! 


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.

Birds Everywhere.
Add caption
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 big buff hermaphrodite named Kgork who had their vag cut
down to their anus, which is now a portal to an alien world.
The little person on the bottom is getting ready to insert themselves inside,
while the person it being tortured by aliens. His legs were cut off and are
now being fucked by giant penises, while he wears an octopus guy on his head.
The bird thing on the left.. idk, its tickling him I guess and the
thing on the right is filming it and broadcasting it back on their home planet.
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
P:  On images like (left) do you see all of this and THEN draw it, or does it evolve while drawing? 
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.
P:  Can you point to an interpretation by someone else  that really makes you go 'WTF?'
A:  The only one where it's really " 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:

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?

Friday, May 13

Penis or Not?


I had my post all set up with a nice loooong interview with an Anonymous artist, chock full of illustrations, and I can't seem to find it, and it appears there was some Blogger crisis for many people.

So, instead of spending time trying to recover it, I am just going to do it over.  Hopefully be done by tomorrow.  Blame Google.  Anyone else lose stuff?  Until then, enjoy some Will They Say Penis? (alternate title: Penis or Not?) that was supposed to be for Saturday.

Also the contest is near and end, thank Jack for putting in $15 for charity.  Will he be the winner?  Only hours left to vote!

Tuesday, May 10

Open To Interpretation: Session 4

Original Blot from Session 4
First off, I must thank the recent donors for adding their hard-earned dollars in to the collective charity pot:

You guys are awesome, and I wish I had donor prizes that were more your color of the rainbow.

Don't forget you don't need to be a donor to win some prizes, you just have to email me saying you would like to be eligible.

Turns out that one vote was NOT from General Failure!

We appreciate everyone that voted, and hope that enthusiasm carries through to Session #4 of our never-quite-safe-for-work contest:

Let's get those blots up here:

My Giraffe Wedding and Guests

Fail's Bugman and Lemming Poultry

Jack's Inspector Gadget

It's still anyone's game, except General Failure's.  Still, the vote is up to you kind folk; please go and make your mark on the poll.  Just vote on whichever interpretation you can see or agree with the most.  It all comes crashing down on Friday.

Any comments or criticisms?  Would you like to play in the next series?  You can just draw if you want to, or you can join us on Skype and help us make fun of each other.  Just email me at

That is the same address that you can send in any inkblot interpretations that you would like to send!

Monday, May 9

The Irony

EDIT: I want to thank some of the new donors, I really do, but I think I shall do that tomorrow so that there is no penis involved.

I tried to forcibly make a blot that looked like a penis.  That is quite possibly the first sentence I have ever typed that had 'forcibly' and 'penis' in it at the same time.  Anyway, this is what the result was:


I thought that other than a penis, it could also be: a vase, a bong, or an open bear trap behind an unsuspecting horse.  I sought out the random video chatters to test it out.

The irony, I must tell you, is that Omegle is just full of dudes masturbating.  I had to wade through a sea of genitals to find someone that was simply bored and not horny, and when I do, it turns out to be an innocent-looking female who ends up seeing a purposely-penisatized inkblot.
On the other side of the coin, her brain made that correlation, not mine.  Hopefully I will find more people for "Penis, Bong, Vase or Other," and hopefully I will find people THAT HAVE A MIC OR A HEADSET.


We are in the process of Redeeming D4, and I asked General Failure and Jack to rate him on The Scale.  Since the images we are talking about are from yesterday, I don't want to repost them all.  Well, maybe just this one, since we need D4 to perhaps answer a question:

D4 by fillupthe3rd

I just can't tell if Jack was putting us on or not with his calculations.  Anyway, if you have not done so, go back a post and rate ol' D4's sanity on a scale of 1 to 5.

Sunday, May 8

Total Redemption (Chapter Ten)

I'm not entirely sure what happened to D1, D2, and D3, but D4 seems to be doing alright.  Or is he?  Let's look at three of his interpretations and find out.  (Sorry, D4.  You know some people are going to blow by here and think I drew these.  That may or may not be an insult.  To me.  MUHAHAHA.)

Original Blot
Yes, I am a wizard.

Original Blot
Yes, I am a Satan.

Original Blot
Yes, I am a Vejigante.
Vejigante?  Yes.  Here is a wiki page that D4 sent along with his email to me (education!), along with a picture from somewhere else.  I guess when you draw something like that you want people to know exactly what it is you see in the streets that creeps you out.

So how would you rate him on The Scale?  If you are new to this blog, please take a look at it and perhaps one of the many Redemptions listed on the right.  So few of our volunteers get any appreciation for taking the time to email me their interpretations to share on this blog, so maybe throw in a few "Thanks," and go check out his blog since his nickname is too short to make a very visible link.

If you haven't already, go and vote in the Open To Interpretation Charity/Contest.  I threw my $10 in to the pot to spruce up the ChipIn widget; and I have only received one entry for the non-donor prizes!  All you have to do is email me at to be automatically entered.  Remember that if you make a donation you will be eligible to win the 1600 Microsoft Points.

Saturday, May 7

Technical Difficulties

I hate just having an image as a post, but that will have to do for today.  Perhaps you could use someone to help you find some music, or someone to recommend a good movie.  Maybe a webcomic that you haven't seen before?

Hope to see you tomorrow.

Thursday, May 5

Open To Interpretation: Session 3

Jack's Pyro Gnome

Final scores from last Session
EDIT: Don't forget to email me if you want to be eligible for some prizes.

Ok, so I screwed up last time and cut the votes off a bit early,  but I think it is safe to say Jack wasn't going to get any more votes.  Overall though, it's still pretty close with only 1 or 2 points difference between us, and at least one more Session to go.  (Four is the minimum, but five would be nice.)

Please donate, or find someone that can, and threaten them with whatever you have handy to get them to pop a few dollars in here, as it is all going to charity.  We hope you enjoy and continue to show that voting enthusiasm for Session 3:

I had to head this post with Jack's Gnome, because it would look awesome in the thumbnail for Blogger and Facebook.  Let's get the other interpretations up here along with the original blot, which some of you may remember (and have even seen your own gnome!)

Original Blot

Fail's uh...Interpretation

My Time Portal Grill

Now, go and vote (on the widget on the right) for which interpretation you can see or agree with the most!
Check out the older Sessions in the Charity/Contest link.

And of course, where would we be without Dalek's many interpretations of which we only saw a small sample of in this video:


Also, if you have ANY inkblot interpretations (pick one from The Collection) you would like to share with the blog, or if you have any questions, statements, or hate mail, just send it all to!

(Did you know there is now a Back To Top button on the bottom right of the page?  Outside the box, in a manner of speaking.)