Sunday, January 23, 2011

Completely Blotto

Today we'd like to go step-by-step through the process of "interpreting" one of Rorschach Redemption's ink blots. We'll use an old blot from December 21st last year that we found particularly fun.
So, staring at the blot, what's the first feature that strikes us?
We see a figure in a suit in the middle of the image that dominates all the other things we can see. We have a picture of an "anon" suit from a post about Nietzsche that's just right.

Okay, now we're suited up, what's the next most striking feature?
Probably the scorpion/spider/crabs at the bottom left and right.
Scorpions would be nice. Scorpions with penises for stings would be even nicer (psychoanalysts love genitalia).
Hmm, can't find any of those but we do remember seeing a spider with tits in one of Doré's illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy.

Nice! What next?
The figure appears to have cloven hooves. That's good - analysts like religious imagery almost as much as genitalia and goats are a little of both.
We remembered seeing some silly cloven-hoofed boots as fetishistic accessories to a fashion shoot. A quick image search soon turned them up.

Now, our figure needs a head.
It looks a bit like Kif from Futurama but that's not going to mess with anybody's head. We need a narrow-headed figure with religious or sexual connotations. Guan Yin should fit the bill - her depictions are often very attenuated. (We suspect it started out as a pragmatic solution to fitting a figure into an ivory tusk and then became part of her iconography.)

There we go. Now what? Still no genitals: a snake will do.
Fortunately there's a suitable snake-head like white space above the bodhisattva's head.

We should probably have stopped here but having covered up all the other bits, we're left with a pair of bushy-browed eyes and a Freddie Mercury mustache. We thought of putting Nietzsche's face in the background but we can't think of any head on pictures of him (he was probably cross-eyed).
Who else do we know with a gay clone look?


Let's mess with RR's head a little and use his old profile picture.
(Perhaps he changed it after trolling the onanomaniacs at Omegle a little too hard.)


...Maybe not - only his Mother would recognize her little boy under all that junk.
How about cat's eyes?



Let's go with this fellow instead.

Okay, that'll do. Now we just need a pretentious name with a pun and/or double entendre.
Maybe a quote from the movie with Freudian overtones? How about "You know, you remind me of my father"? (Suciô fell asleep half way through the movie so we're struggling a little here.) imdb.com to the rescue: let's go with

"Never start with the head, the victim gets all fuzzy".

40 comments:

  1. Those half human, half scorpion-spider-crab thingies are freaky as hell. This image is going to give me nightmares tonight.

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  2. Nice. This one I actually liked. I just don't like reading such tiny text. :(

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  3. Hehhe, interesting interpretation you have :)

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  4. @ incorrectlogin - sorry about that but they're "small-print tutorials". Ctrl++ FTW!

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  5. That's a cool transition from the initial image.

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  6. lmfao oh man thanks for that shoop sanchez. your absolutely right. that ink painting looks like a creepy butterfly

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  7. Good transformation of pics there.

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  8. The green thing behind him looks like an alien.

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  9. Mother F that is splendid! kinda scary that you can hide all these things behind those ink blots. Perfect for subliminal messages and stuff (if that makes any sense)!

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  10. If all else fails...go with a smile !

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  11. Hi thank you for your comments!
    You have a beautiful blog here!
    Nice to meet you..
    We will visit you again..

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  12. Great post and some awesome pics...

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  13. Last one looks like that dude from Brokeback Mountain... I forget his name... he was obviously memorable

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  14. This looks super creepy, cool pictures!

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  15. right on man
    keep on the good work

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  16. Wow that's awesome! I actually saw the anon suit from the beginning too! The last one is creepy.

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  17. I saw this as a giant skeleton face. :o

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  18. I like the cat's eyes better, looks creepier with the Joker mouth :D

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  19. you're creative sucio.....but this picture will totally mess up my good dream tonite

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  20. When I do Rorschach tests I usually end up seeing very odd things. Well, odd compared to what most people can see. To the point where if I ever say what I see when looking at the picture, people will be asking how the hell I came to that conclusion.

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  21. wonderful manipulation, I only saw spots and dots :P

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  22. Judging by what you ended up with... I'd say your a homosexual masochist arachnophobe with a fetish for long slithery things...

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  23. trippy looking photo, idk why they show those to crazy people, probably just fucks um up more

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  24. @ Noog - thank you, that's kind of what I was aiming for.

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  25. @ Noog & Sucio you guys crack me up!

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  26. I'm not a fan of the spider/scorp hybrid, (because that stuff terrifies me!) but nice work on the rest.

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  27. The unedited ink blog looks like a vagina w/teeth!

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  28. #1) NooG is correct
    #2) As much as I love your brand of interpretations, I don't know if I can stomach watching the process. It hurts the brain. :D

    I'm not a gay clone. I'm the original.

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