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anethon
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notec
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anethon

There was a cool conversation in the thread for this concept… the text is from one of tacosaurus’ posts.

I started the image before I read that post, but it seemed to fit surprisingly well. The composition isn’t very balanced, which gives me a slight feeling of vertigo_ disorientation_ confusion_ fear_ paranoia

17 years ago, May 9, 2003
tacosaurus

I feel like I am about to do a flip, then somehow my balance twerks and I go sideways. landing on my neck and shoulder flopping legs forward. HARD

Painful Anethon. I am feeling it.

Tacosaurus.

notec

i like the image but i really dont see how it pertains to paranoia. enlighten me. maybe it will give me some ideas on mine.

bgmccollum

yeah i am feeling sick from looking at that picture…maybe its cause ive been up all day on the computer.

bharper

the bend of that wall is noteworthy…

anethon

I dunno no-tec. If I have to explain an image, then it’s not really working…

You read tacosaurus’ post right?

“It is like when your standing on a ledge 25 floors off the ground, you start to wobble and vertigo sets in, the voice inside your head says “Oh shit, I am about to fall!” ALL OF THE TIME> You either listen to the voice in your head and do whatever it is necessary to regain balance, or you fall to your death.”

maybe vertigo isn’t literally related to paranoia, necessarily, but it is an IMBALANCE. A feeling that things are out of control. You can submit to the fear, or you can pull it back together.

Also I think just on a visual level an imbalanced composition creates tension. That was the first visual analog for paranoia that came to mind…

creighton

I dig this image, definitely.

The composition says it all and delivers the feeling.

However…I didn’t give it a 4 because of the typography…I just don’t feel that it integrates well enough with the photo used — more specifically the treatment of the photo. I would like to see some more play with the type…still, a great image.

PlatENumbCracker

Truthfully, paranoia is something i klonw a great deal about, and i dont see it here. The Photo is cool, but thier is much more tension involved in Paraonoia. Imagine thinking every move you make is monitored and observed. Everyone you know is a cop. A peek through the blinds every ten minutes, to see if your car is ok. Pocketing one Ounce of Illegal substance less than ten feet away from 4 cock slobering cops. Every life threatening possibily to your situation running through your head at once. I just dont feel that you have expressed that. Tension. Paranoia. But maybe you should define your paranoia

and the red texts doesnt work at all homey

maybe with more thought put into the text color, and possibly a more distorted angle of the same ceiling and wall, could make me feel it.

notec

well its not that i didnt understand the image. its the fact that i didnt see what it had to do with paranioa. you even said it was in relation to tacos post:

“It is like when your standing on a ledge 25 floors off the ground, you start to wobble and vertigo sets in, the voice inside your head says “Oh shit, I am about to fall!” ALL OF THE TIME> You either listen to the voice in your head and do whatever it is necessary to regain balance, or you fall to your death.”

which has to do with schitzophrenia, or however you spell it. which is not paranioa. but i apprecaite you explaining it. ill have my uploaded by tonight, hopefully, now that you explained it.

notec

i dont think anyone reliezes thats the cieling. not the wall.

creighton

Okay — Yeah, no-tec, you are right about this not really exhibiting paranoia…it’s exhibiting anxiety. Paranoia deals with delusions of persecution…just what Plat-E was describing.

Oh, and Mr. Plat-E-Numb — you should try to be less…tall. I think that would make you less susceptible to being noticed.

PlatENumbCracker

less tall, I guess i will just cut 6” out my leg. That would prolly keep me off the radar. werd, i will take that into consideration

now that i know that is the ceiling it makes a little more sense

notec

Sorry for the grunge. I havent done it since i reformatted months ago, and thought I would give it a shot. Lost all my good brushes so, eh.

I tried all night to use some type of element in this pic but couldnt think of anything for the life of me…cept the word “fall”. anyway. yeap.

17 years ago, May 11, 2003
notec

can u feel them getting close?

anethon

very cool. You completely changed it, but segued very nicely. Very clean and I think it conveys the message. I’m not sure about the font either, but it’s minor.

anethon

… but I don’t know anything about typography. You’re probably right creighton. I need to work on that.

The rest of you, I don’t even know what to say. You’re taking about stuff that’s completely subjective… or semantics. To me the relationship between tension/anxiety/paranoia makes sense.

PlatENumbCracker

now that what i was talking about. I like the photo, with the double exposure look on the guy.

bharper

what is that jurassic terain outside the window? man.. what a scene..

notec

my house :-x

anethon

mspaint + pen tablet drawing.

every move you make is being watched, no matter where you are. At any moment, your end could arrive.

17 years ago, May 14, 2003
anethon

hmm, I see my score going down, but no comments? any feedback?

bharper

ive looked at this one a few times now.. and i cant think of what to say. i can appreciate the use of ms paint and the free hand style, altho last time i tried it, my response was terrible. i like the way you drew no-tec. i like the depth. the characters are interesting. i guess its kinda unclear whats going on. like, some of them have a paranoid sense, but some of them are just hangin out. friendly like. im not crazy about the wall colour. or the colors in general.

creighton

Why did you use MS Paint?

notec

i was actualy gonna take a pic like that for this, but i didnt. but you really put me at a dead end here. i dont know what im gonna do next…

anethon

hm, the color huh? And they seem friendly? Any other reasons you can give me why it’s not working?

I started drawing in mspaint was because I had to fdisk my machine, so I spent a little while with nothing else. I was having fun, like the first drawings I ever did on a computer.

I’m sure you’ll think of something no-tec.

notec

here.

17 years ago, May 15, 2003
bharper

thats realy cool. i like the concept… it makes good psychological sense.. im not too thrilled with the bottom of this image.. below the end of the road, where that orange gradient is.. but other then that, i dig it.

notec

i have an updated version. but i cant replace over a previous upload. will i ever be able to inman?

notec

here is an updated version version, not sure if inman can replace it, but.

bharper

nice… i like that. i like the rythm to the added section.

anethon

They are very nice, but they’re so soothing. If you read the text you can see the relationship to paranoia, but visually it doesn’t communicate it. I guess mine didn’t either… but I mean, this looks like it was deliberatly calm and comforting…

notec

it was diliberate.

the picture means, that music, the universal soothant [if thats a word] can erase ones mind for the time being, and block out all external, as well as internal stimulants. so, for that time frame when your headphones are on, you are safe. from everyone. and everything. een yourself.

tacosaurus

Albrecht Durer said that music is the only cure for “melancholia”. Which is basically madness, paranoia, but batteries are not included. For that reason which has been stated. If you drown out your consciousness with rythmatic sounds, you can escape your own imagination, and become entranced by anothers.

Relevance = Full

Nice work No-Tec. You might be better than you say you are. Well at least your on the right track. Congrats.

Tacosaurus Wrex.

anethon

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17 years ago, May 16, 2003
bharper

i realy like this in relation to the theme and the comments made on the last image. you realy took that last one and perfectly illustrated how that design could more literaly expess fear and paranoa. i dig it.

Diamantis

yeah I agree, ths is my favotite piece on this Dsnlg yet

PlatENumbCracker

its alright i would give it the best. But it alot cleaner then alot of the overworked stuff i see around.

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