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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #1980 on: October 20, 2014, 04:33:03 PM »
I sort of don't even get that one. Our Lord as a boxer?  ???

Yes, apparently this artist is into Muscular Christianity.

Wow. Okey-doke.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #1981 on: October 20, 2014, 04:37:46 PM »







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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #1982 on: October 20, 2014, 04:43:26 PM »
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #1983 on: October 20, 2014, 05:01:15 PM »
I sort of don't even get that one. Our Lord as a boxer?  ???

Yes, apparently this artist is into Muscular Christianity.

Hey bro, do you even know how much Jesus could bench press?

Did you have to bring up that train wreck of a thread?  >:( >:(
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #1984 on: October 20, 2014, 05:04:52 PM »
It's common knowledge that you secretly want to be born in early 17th century Russia.  As a serf or a royal, I know not.  Chances are serf.

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« Reply #1985 on: October 20, 2014, 05:11:29 PM »
^There are days when you sort of wish for the good old days of the Inquisition and its related punishments.

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #1986 on: October 20, 2014, 05:28:48 PM »


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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #1987 on: October 20, 2014, 05:33:19 PM »
That's not shlock, nor is it an icon. It's a painting of an historical event.
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« Reply #1988 on: October 20, 2014, 05:34:25 PM »
That's not shlock, nor is it an icon. It's a painting of an historical event.

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #1989 on: October 20, 2014, 05:37:22 PM »
I sort of don't even get that one. Our Lord as a boxer?  ???

Yes, apparently this artist is into Muscular Christianity.

Hey bro, do you even know how much Jesus could bench press?

Did you have to bring up that train wreck of a thread?  >:( >:(

Agreed!  One of the most puerile, insipid, disrespectful and utterly stupid threads in the history of the boards surpassing even "The Farting Priest" and "Non-Chalcedonians Are Heretics (Except Bob Marley Cuz Legend Rocks!)".  It was a hair's breadth away from "How many keg stands do you think He could do, bro?"
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« Reply #1990 on: October 20, 2014, 05:57:55 PM »
Agreed!  One of the most puerile, insipid, disrespectful and utterly stupid threads in the history of the boards surpassing even "The Farting Priest" and "Non-Chalcedonians Are Heretics (Except Bob Marley Cuz Legend Rocks!)".  It was a hair's breadth away from "How many keg stands do you think He could do, bro?"

This deserves a POM nomination.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #1991 on: October 21, 2014, 09:23:48 AM »
I sort of don't even get that one. Our Lord as a boxer?  ???

Yes, apparently this artist is into Muscular Christianity.

Hey bro, do you even know how much Jesus could bench press?

Did you have to bring up that train wreck of a thread?  >:( >:(

Agreed!  One of the most puerile, insipid, disrespectful and utterly stupid threads in the history of the boards surpassing even "The Farting Priest" and "Non-Chalcedonians Are Heretics (Except Bob Marley Cuz Legend Rocks!)".  It was a hair's breadth away from "How many keg stands do you think He could do, bro?"

Hmmm, now you got me thinking...
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #1992 on: October 26, 2014, 06:20:07 PM »


Supposedly, Nyx with Isaiah.
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« Reply #1993 on: October 26, 2014, 06:31:20 PM »


Supposedly, Nyx with Isaiah.

Not uncommon for early illuminations to incorporate pre-Christian images and symbols. It would be far better if such imagery were not there, but such illuminations are what they are.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #1994 on: October 31, 2014, 05:49:56 PM »
His eye shoots lasers?


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« Reply #1996 on: November 03, 2014, 12:11:19 AM »


Is that Bilbo Baggins holding a miniature Smeagle?

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« Reply #1998 on: November 04, 2014, 06:36:41 PM »


Edited to drastically reduce the size of this image.  Mor.
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« Reply #1999 on: November 04, 2014, 07:10:52 PM »


Is that Bilbo Baggins holding a miniature Smeagle?

It kind of looks like Bill Hader.
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« Reply #2000 on: November 05, 2014, 02:42:58 PM »


Edited to drastically reduce the size of this image.  Mor.
Nowosielski That's how hell must look like.

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« Reply #2001 on: November 05, 2014, 03:59:09 PM »
It looks like and Orthodox Christian's S&M dungeon.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2002 on: November 05, 2014, 04:14:56 PM »
I couldn't remember if the member of the royal boy band icon had been posted here or not:

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« Reply #2003 on: November 05, 2014, 04:58:22 PM »
NO NO NO NO NO.  :o
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« Reply #2004 on: November 05, 2014, 06:21:08 PM »
I couldn't remember if the member of the royal boy band icon had been posted here or not:



A lesson on why icons should not look like photographs.  :P
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« Reply #2005 on: November 05, 2014, 06:25:53 PM »
It doesn't look like a photograph - it doesn't look anything like him.

The Jordanville icons of the Romanov children are very faithful to what they actually looked like.
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« Reply #2006 on: November 05, 2014, 06:55:49 PM »
It doesn't look like a photograph - it doesn't look anything like him.

The Jordanville icons of the Romanov children are very faithful to what they actually looked like.

This is likely the photograph that the above pastiche used as its basis. Ermine robes have been added, the hands are not those of a child. 

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« Reply #2007 on: November 05, 2014, 06:58:16 PM »
Hmm, I can see that, I guess. I still don't think it looks like him. Those hands are indeed freaky.
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« Reply #2008 on: November 05, 2014, 07:00:30 PM »
Hmm, I can see that, I guess. I still don't think it looks like him. Those hands are indeed freaky.

It's a distortion, a piece of badly 'shopped sentimentality. Ugh.
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« Reply #2009 on: November 09, 2014, 04:12:11 AM »
Count and Countess Tolstoy:



Moses, David, and Samson the muscle-bound:

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« Reply #2010 on: November 09, 2014, 04:58:21 AM »
St. T'Remberale, Enlightener of the Vulcans:



There are plenty of icons of Desert Fathers, but this guy doesn't qualify as one:



Lord of the Rings!



Eastern Rite Pastafarianism?



Check out the figures in "Alien Annunciation". They're in the world, but not of it. Quite the contrary, they're from out of this world!

I once saw a parody of Chick tracts that was about Cthulhu. Now there's a Cthulhu icon, too.
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« Reply #2011 on: November 09, 2014, 05:02:06 AM »
This one actually caused a legal incident in Greece:

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« Reply #2012 on: November 09, 2014, 06:46:16 AM »
This one actually caused a legal incident in Greece:



I'm not surprised ..... It's disrespectful to both the elder, and to the national pasta dish.  :P
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« Reply #2013 on: November 09, 2014, 07:54:43 PM »
Moses, David, and Samson the muscle-bound:



Is Justin Kissel spending his time away from OCNet by making schlock icons?
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« Reply #2014 on: November 09, 2014, 08:09:34 PM »
Moses, David, and Samson the muscle-bound:


Is Justin Kissel spending his time away from OCNet by making schlock icons?

Now it seems like it.
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« Reply #2015 on: November 09, 2014, 10:11:32 PM »
Count and Countess Tolstoy:






oh this one makes me snicker on so many levels.....


poor Tolstoy would be most un-amused
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« Reply #2016 on: November 10, 2014, 02:42:29 AM »
This one actually caused a legal incident in Greece:



I don't get it? It looks like a hilarious pun.

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« Reply #2017 on: November 10, 2014, 02:43:40 AM »
That's not shlock, nor is it an icon. It's a painting of an historical event.

And pretty great.
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« Reply #2018 on: November 11, 2014, 11:59:40 AM »


Edited to drastically reduce the size of this image.  Mor.
Nowosielski That's how hell must look like.

Fortunately, it's a Greek Catholic church. Oh, actually, this church they call "sanctuary".

Nowosielski (he was Orthodox painter, BTW) at my parish in the basement (underground) church painted rather normal frescoes...
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« Reply #2019 on: November 11, 2014, 12:28:46 PM »
Not only icons, but you get the idea.

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« Reply #2020 on: November 11, 2014, 01:04:45 PM »


Everything the Pastafarians come up with is schlock for schlock's sake.
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« Reply #2021 on: November 12, 2014, 04:06:19 PM »
The Mother of God hanging out with Pussy Riot:




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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2022 on: November 16, 2014, 09:43:08 AM »
Not so schlock as the ones above, but also not traditional, so it doesnt' suit to the thread "strange icons"


For me it looks like a western painting based on the eastern icon style
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« Reply #2023 on: November 16, 2014, 10:01:11 AM »
It's just creepy, especially the eyes. Not quite anime-style, but heading that way.  :P

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« Reply #2024 on: November 16, 2014, 12:19:46 PM »
Not only icons, but you get the idea.

Yeah, the politicized "God is with our side" schlock is the schlockiest schlock of all.  :)

















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