Monday, March 26, 2007

Origami Warrior

As promised: a papery pal for the God of Scissors. I'm not sure what to call this guy. "Little Jackie Paper Cut?" "Horrorgami?" "Fold'n Fight'r?"

I dunno. Any suggestions?

15 comments:

Gus and Fer said...

Any of those names would be better than my suggestion.

However, if you're really on a Rock / Paper / Scissors dynamic here, you may wish to consider some derivation of Rochambeau (Reaux Sham Beaux?) for each deity, which is what we called RPS in my childhood's corner of the world.

No matter its name, this fellow's rendering is sweet... nay, super-sweet.

Joel Priddy said...

Thanks, Chris.

"Reaux Sham Beaux?" How continental! Did you grow up in the shadow of the Baccarat tables in Monte Carlo? I've always suspected as much.

Say, have you seen the Wikipedia page for Rock, Paper, Scissors? Good Lord, people have thought way too much about this game.

chrishaley said...

Inspired and inspiring.
I'm at a loss for any name help. I really like the "Horrorgami" name, but not for this character. This character seems classier, and horror is not the emotion I feel it instilling in me.

Joel Priddy said...

True that.

Howsabout "The Immortal Washi?" Washi being the paper traditionally used for origami.

the lw said...

As he's made of paper, can he be immortal? Secret power? But obviously "The Ephemeral Washi" won't work. With that name, he's just asking to get his but kicked (or in this case, crumpled).

Joel Priddy said...

I was hoping "Immortal" would harken back to The God of Scissors. But, bouncing off the visual read of "ephemeral," howsabout "Emperor Washi?"

chrishaley said...

I dig "Emperor Washi" but part of me still holds out hope for a name that's more universally understood like God of Scissors.. no explanation necessary, you know?

Joel Priddy said...

I can dig it.

Maybe... ah... uhm...

The Folded King?

April said...

i vote for horrorgami. just because he doesn't APPEAR to be horrific doesn't mean he isn't, right?

he is quite classy though...

Joel Priddy said...

It's true. He may not look horrifying now, but imagine him looming over a cracked and blackened horizon, under a sky turned red with the burning of cities. Noxious smoke blots out both sun and stars. Charred feathers and candy bar wrappers fall from the sky. The only sounds are the wailing of orphans, the slosh of pulp in the continent-spanning paper mills, and, of course, the echoing chalkboard laughter of HORRORGAMI!

That said, I think I'll save that name for something else. I've got a Sweetie 'n Me story in mind that involves origami robots.

April said...

"origami robots" may be the best idea i've ever heard of. i don't even need to know the premise.

also, with visuals like that, i don't see how mr. origami could NOT win a fist-a-cuffs battle. not to mention, papercuts (next to childbirth) are probably the worst pain imaginable. it's too bad you can't enter him, too...

Joel Priddy said...

There will be future battles.

(*twirls moustache*)

chrishaley said...

"The Folded King" is both powerful and aptly descriptive.
Nail on the head.

chrishaley said...

Also, can I add that the more moustache twirling the better.
I don't think there's nearly enough moustache twirling in my life these days.

Joel Priddy said...

Yes, I, too, like the simplicity of "The Folded King" and the classic menace of the twirled moustache.

So... I guess our papery pal finally has a name! Who says you can't make art by committee? Thanks for the feedback, everyone!