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What is your favourite shape/symbol?

Postby Graham's Number » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:29 pm UTC

For me, I'd either go with a circle, because they are so damn useful and perfect, or a Lissajous figure (most likely a=3, b=4). What about you?

EDIT: I've just thought it might be a goo idea to add images of what you are talking about, so here goes (even though everybody obviously knows what I'm on about) Sorry the images are so big.

A circle (duh):
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A Lissajous figure (a=3, b=4):
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:32 pm UTC

Taupe octagon. I will represent taupe with the colour orange, and an octagon with a dot.

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Postby Alisto » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:33 pm UTC

Triangles. So simple, so useful (in both math and structures), and so great at that thing they do with their tongues.
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Postby Wilibus » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:53 pm UTC

Saccheri quadrilateral since it was the first shape I ever truly understood that I couldn't visualize.
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Postby TRM » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:56 pm UTC

Do Greek letters count, by chance?
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Postby 4=5 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:15 pm UTC

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Postby Gadren » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:15 pm UTC

Hmm... I love hexagons, because they seem so orderly...

I also like spirals, because they represent journeys to me (and the Face-thing that's my avatar is comprised of a spiral).... golden spirals especially.

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Postby notzeb » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:29 pm UTC

Seven pointed star - the skinny one.
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Postby redthegreat » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:28 am UTC

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Postby lukkucairi » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:36 am UTC

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Postby PhantomReality » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:41 am UTC

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or maybe:

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Postby Insignificant Deifaction » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:58 am UTC

Koch Snowflake
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start with an equilateral triangle and replace the middle third of every line segment with a pair of line segments that form an equilateral "bump." Then perform the same replacement on every line segment of the resulting shape, ad infinitum.

It's a fractal.

Anywho, I also enjoy the coheed and cambria logo.

It can be found at cobaltandcalcium.com

But for quick reference, I have this tiny image:
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Postby sarahnade » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:06 am UTC

triquetras
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I don't know why I like them, they're just so gosh darn tidy.
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Postby Plamo » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:08 am UTC

Anything fractal is cool.

I'm personally fond of the Interrobang, however.


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(I found it while surfing wikipedia)
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Postby Swordfish » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:11 am UTC

Dodecahedron... Mainly because of the name.

Really though, I'm a fan of the Taijitu. Mainly because, when I put some thought into the meaning of the symbol, it seems like the best way to describe the universe.
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Postby Khonsu » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:35 am UTC

http://www.symbols.com

Have fun, y'all. :3 My favorite: http://symbols.com/encyclopedia/32/326.html

It's very courageous, even though I'm not really spiritual. I mean the Ghanese similarity to the Japanese heraldic symbol, the one that is curiously similar without the circle.

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Postby aisling » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:41 am UTC

sarahnade wrote:triquetras
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I don't know why I like them, they're just so gosh darn tidy.


I call those.. celtic knots. I draw them in class when I'm bored. You can also make more complicated ones, and they always work really well if you keep to the rule that if it goes under, the next time it crosses something, it goes over. And it alternates like that.

My sis has one of those tatooed on her back; a tramp stamp.

I have this thing for hearts and stars at the moment. They're just nice to look at.

Like a 5-pointed star. And y'know, cartoon hearts. That are like bums on the top.

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Postby Rodan » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:53 am UTC

An isosceles Trapezoid.

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Postby Gelsamel » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:53 am UTC

Möbius strip
"Give up here?"
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"Do you accept defeat?"
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Postby Kawa » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:08 am UTC

Gelsamel wrote:Möbius strip

Ditto. I own a knitted cuff in this shape. Very awesome.
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Postby FACM » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:25 am UTC

The Sigil of Ameth is up there on my list. If you ever need some kind of complicated arcane symbol for a graphic, it's a good starting point.

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Postby Plamo » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:29 am UTC

FACM wrote:The Sigil of Ameth is up there on my list. If you ever need some kind of complicated arcane symbol for a graphic, it's a good starting point.


You mean this thing?

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That's what I got while googling it, except it corrected me to 'Sigillum Dei Aemeth' Is yours a translation, or a different symbol?
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Postby Swordfish » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:36 am UTC

Is that the human transmutation circle from Full Metal Alchemist?
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Postby FACM » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:37 am UTC

That would be the same symbol with a name in a different language. Google's correction looks Latin or Spanish. Either way, that's the right image.

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Postby Marbas » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:38 am UTC

Any sigil from the Ars Goetia is guaranteed to look awesome. Some Chaote sigils and Enochian letters can look pretty cool as well.


My favorite shape has to be the Klein Bottle:
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Postby idont_know12 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:25 am UTC

An inside-out circle.

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Re: What is your favourite shape/symbol?

Postby sunkistbabe1 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:32 am UTC

I've always liked shapes like this:

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or

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reminds me of the things Escher would do.
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Re: What is your favourite shape/symbol?

Postby __Kit » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:19 am UTC

sunkistbabe1 wrote:Image


Seconded, I love every time I see it in 'whats-his-names' avatar, I always draw it at school with my doodles. The Nazi symbol is neat - I'm not Nazi.Whenever my mum sees it she freaks out.

O yeah and whoever put Zoso is awesome
Eastern Mysticism has awesomedelicioushot symbols
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Postby parkaboy » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:21 am UTC

stars.

and i thought i was the only person who asked other people this question. weeeird.

oh yes, and:

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Re: What is your favourite shape/symbol?

Postby 4=5 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:35 am UTC

__Kit wrote: The Nazi symbol is neat - I'm not Nazi.Whenever my mum sees it she freaks out.

turn budist it's a legitimate religoise symbol

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Re: What is your favourite shape/symbol?

Postby Kawa » Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:42 am UTC

4=5 wrote:
__Kit wrote: The Nazi symbol is neat - I'm not Nazi.Whenever my mum sees it she freaks out.

turn budist it's a legitimate religoise symbol

Nope, the Buddhist one is reversed.
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Postby TheKhakinator » Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:43 am UTC

@4=5Yeah, but the traditional symbol isn't straight lines, it's done smooth, like calligraphy.

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Postby Invisible Queen » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:15 am UTC

Plamo wrote:You mean this thing?

[picture of awesomeness]

Now that's cool stuff.

Me, I like this symbol I just animated myself cause all the gifs I could find spin in the other direction:
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Re: What is your favourite shape/symbol?

Postby 4=5 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:20 am UTC

Kawa wrote:
4=5 wrote:
__Kit wrote: The Nazi symbol is neat - I'm not Nazi.Whenever my mum sees it she freaks out.

turn budist it's a legitimate religoise symbol

Nope, the Buddhist one is reversed.
naw the budist is iether, they just choose tnot to use the right faceing version in the western world to cut down on the confusion

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Re: What is your favourite shape/symbol?

Postby sunkistbabe1 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:28 pm UTC

__Kit wrote:Seconded, I love every time I see it in 'whats-his-names' avatar, I always draw it at school with my doodles. The Nazi symbol is neat - I'm not Nazi.Whenever my mum sees it she freaks out


I doodled it once at school, i knew what it meant, but I also just liked the shape, not it's meaning. That didn't go over well with our math teacher. At least she decided to not tell the principle and my parents.
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Postby d3adf001 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:50 pm UTC

redthegreat wrote:Image
P=En>i[sup]5[/sup]


whats each line represent?

any my symbol is a jolly roger, i dont care whos but they are cool

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Postby Jesse » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:51 pm UTC

Really intricate Celtic knots. I like how, no matter how complex it is really it is just one single line, everything is tied together, everything is connected.

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Postby schumi_girl » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:53 pm UTC

The symbol for Jupiter. It's my favourite planet, and in Roman mythology Diana (aka schumi :P) is the daughter of Jupiter. I'm getting it tattooed onto my wrist.


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Postby b.i.o » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:42 pm UTC

Gelsamel wrote:Möbius strip


That and the infinity symbol


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