Saturday, August 28, 2010

RorschWEEK Number 8

You Know, I don;t see what's so complicatedc about the whole "seeing things" in the Rorshach blots.

Doesn't everybody see an elephant, Iowa, a mountain lion, and Australia?

Of course, I could understand if you were reminded of Montana ...

Here's a preview of the unadorned Rorshach Plaat ix so that you can start the propellors on your thinking caps a-spinnin'.

You know, do I sense a return of the dancing poodles in the top portion of Plaat ix?

Naaahh ...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

RorschWEEK Number 7

Surely you could see this one coming!

When else could Rorschach Plaat vii remind ANYBODY of?

Well, OK, maybe a pan of pork chops ...

Now, our next image, Rorschach's Plate viii, may seem mysterious, but in fact you don't have to make it hard on yourself to come up with an idea.

Think about it for a day or so...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

RorschWEEK Number 6

Here is another macro-image.

An easy one, eh?

The Rorschach book said that oftentimes folks would "see" a flayed animal in this inkblot.

Of course, since the Rorschach blot test came around BEFORE Star Trek, it's always possible that Matt Jefferies, or whoever designed the original Klingon ship, had seen a few inkblots and decided to incorporate one!

In a few days, we'll see what you think about "Plaat vii."  View the original below.  It may remind you of one of those "do you see the vase or the faces" ads in the back of SAGA magazine, but I think you'll agree with me in a few days, that my take is more dead-on.

And, no, "dead-on" was not a clue.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

RorschWEEK Number 5

OK, this is another easy one.  But on the other hand, you could consider it a two-fer!

If you've seen the wonderfully creepy movie The Mothman Prophecies, or are simply an amazed observer of Our Haunted Planet (to steal a phrase from John Keel), you've heard of Mothman.

This image of Mothman is actually one of the earliest eyewitness depictions.

Now, First Impression Number Two (is that possible?) is simply that the Rorschach V plate is pretty reminiscent of Arthur, longsuffering sidekick to The Tick.

Don't tell me you don't see it too!

Now, our little what-do-you-see for next time is Rorschach Plate VI, as seen on the left side.  You don't get to say it looks like Bill the Cat!

Until next time, ACK! or is it SPOON!
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