Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Illusions and The Loss of Innocence

Look at the following image and tell me what you see:

GOTCHA! The catch is that if you saw a man and a woman being intimate with each other... oh let's cut the crap... DOING IT with each other, HAVING SEX, the man is clearly grabbing her knockers... (ok be serious, Glenngelina, you're in an intelligent Communications class in a prestigious university)... that your mind and way of thinking is not so innocent. Kids supposedly don't see the couple but instead see dolphins (AWWWWWWWWWWW!) because they don't know what sex is yet.

I find this to be very interesting and representative of Chandler's idea of "familiar systems of conventions." What I'm saying is that young children obviously do not have the same social conventions as adults. When I first saw the above picture, I definitely immediately saw the man and woman having sex. It took me a couple of seconds to find the dolphins and I would assume that most adults would see the couple first (Don't even act like you saw the dolphins first, perv. Especially you, Alice.) I think it makes sense because I think most parents would want to block their children from sexual imagery and movies and just sex in general, thus resulting in the young children seeing the dolphins first... but as they grow older and wiser and find out that there is no tooth fairy or Santa Claus, they also discover love and sex, which are two of the most, if not, the top two omnipresent themes in society today.


  1. I don't see the dolphins! Am I that sick-minded?

  2. Yeah I don't see the dolphins either.