How do you name the shapes?

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headkace
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Re: How do you name the shapes?

Post by headkace » 14 September 2020, 03:26

And, other small issue I'd have with some of these proposals is having 2 big cats. Likely point of confusion. There's plenty of animals in the world. Pick the one favorite cat and move on. 8-)

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Re: How do you name the shapes?

Post by TheClaudeQc » 14 September 2020, 04:23

AlexisPrel wrote:
11 June 2020, 16:24
It works surprisingly well.

Is this faithful to what you have in mind?

shapes_35ppp.png

Sorry for the low resolution, the forum does not for very big files.
All images courtesy of Wikimedia commons by the way.

I think the only one that's not too satisfying is the snake & anaconda duplicate ...
Why the 1 stuff look like COVID-19?

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Re: How do you name the shapes?

Post by Shobu » 14 September 2020, 20:29

headkace wrote:
14 September 2020, 03:26
And, other small issue I'd have with some of these proposals is having 2 big cats. Likely point of confusion. There's plenty of animals in the world. Pick the one favorite cat and move on. 8-)
Actually i thought same as you first, my initial draft included the hippopotamus instead of the lion (but i felt pressure to include the Jungle King :D )
The hippo shape is showing his muzzle https://www.pinterest.com/pin/557742735074308007/
I've no preference between python/anaconda, i found a python vs tiger video so maybe that's a better choice (also found a "hippo kills python video btw).

ok here's my updated proposal:
flea o
ant oo
scorpio oo°
lizard ooo
fox °.°
wolf ..°.
bear ...°
tiger °..° ("Tigers are just about the only natural predator of bears, apart from other bears and humans. But given the right circumstances, we would also put Wolverines and mountain lions in this bracket too."
python °°..
hippo .°.°
elephant °:°
crocodile oooo

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Re: How do you name the shapes?

Post by thedarktower52 » 15 September 2020, 20:32

I can't say I've thought of anything by way of names, but it is interesting to see that others are viewing the shapes as animals. In my mind, I've always pictured them as various forms of simple organisms, à la the video game Flow.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pRBptP3i1Q

I guess animals does make more sense based on the cover art… :roll:

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Re: How do you name the shapes?

Post by Shobu » 15 September 2020, 22:43

I was first convinced that giving name to shape was not really useful, but i must admit i've changed my mind since i used that animal-named shape... those are quite good menmotenic tools (at least for me!)
There was some discussion a while ago on shape names (see comments):
https://www.nickbentley.games/circle-of ... -a-napkin/

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Re: How do you name the shapes?

Post by AlexisPrel » 20 September 2020, 14:48

TheClaudeQc wrote:
14 September 2020, 04:23
Why the 1 stuff look like COVID-19?
Because Nick's proposed name for it is germ, and from my understanding "germ" is a broad and informal term that include viruses. So I put wikipedia's illustration for virus.

Incidentally, everyone seems to be using the same cartoon-ish picture for all viruses.

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