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ds106: Visual Assignment: Troll Quotes

Visual Assignment 25 brief

Find an image of a well known figure, add to it a famous quote by someone related in some way to the figure in the image and then attribute the quote to a third, related figure. From the official site: How It Works

  1. Get a picture of someone people idolize. Obi Wan Kenobi, Barack Obama, Captain Kirk — any beloved public figure will do.
  2. Slap on a famous quotation from a similar character from a different book or movie. Pick something close enough that a non-fan might legitimately confuse them. If you’re using Captain Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation, for example, you’ll probably want to grab a quote from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5 or Battlestar Galactica.
  3. Attribute the quotation to a third character, from yet a third universe. This way, nothing about your image is correct, and you’re trolling fans of all three characters at once.

My Troll Quote

I attempted to troll with a film still from Aliens, a quote from the stockroom scene in The Matrix, and then attributed it all to Dr Dave Bowman from 2001: A Space Odyssey. I’m not sure anyone would respond to my troll. I usually don’t feed trolls.