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Dec 7, 2008 1:14 PM

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We all know that characters in anime have a huge array of facial expression to draw upon, right? Like, fear, anxiety, happiness, cuteness, whatever a normal person could display and maybe even more. There's one, however, which I've encountered many a time and have no idea what is called. Due to my everlasting curiosity and because it'd be a great asset in my writing, I want to know what it is called, and I hope someone out there could find me a good name for it.

Here's how it looks like:



Basically, it's some sort of reaction to another person's overreaction/stupidity. And forget the subtitle; some other character is saying that.

If anyone could help me out here I'd be very happy.

(for reference, it's approx. 3.5 mins into ep. 12 of Ouran High School Host Club)
 
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Dec 7, 2008 1:59 PM
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it's kinda between "you're a nuisance" and "how can you think that's funny/that's so lame". For a emotion, I'd have to go for either annoyed or losing his patience.

It's hard to get the exact meaning, if you want to write, use your creativity.
 
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Dec 7, 2008 2:02 PM

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I'd say annoyance and disapproval.

 
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Dec 7, 2008 4:59 PM

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Some expression after hearing someone crack a lame joke or disappointment.

 
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Dec 7, 2008 5:20 PM

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I'd say it's a combination of being incredulous, critical and apathetic. No idea what would describe all this at the same time, though.
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Dec 7, 2008 6:06 PM

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hmmm...a dumbfounded expression maybe?
 
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Dec 7, 2008 6:43 PM

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yeah, I'd have to go with dumbfounded
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Dec 8, 2008 4:49 AM

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I'd say..irritated.
 
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Dec 8, 2008 4:55 AM

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The first word that went to my mind was Exasperation.
 
Dec 8, 2008 6:39 AM

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Plate said:
I'd say annoyance

sohmakirsten said:
I'd say..irritated.

These..
 
Dec 8, 2008 6:56 AM

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I would say it also holds some pity towards someone for his retardness.
It's sth between F3 and F7 in Maplestory terms
 
Dec 8, 2008 7:20 AM

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Riah said:
The first word that went to my mind was Exasperation.


Yes, exasperation seems to be the right one...
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Dec 8, 2008 8:23 AM

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I say if you were to write it down it would be simply-

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I know that's not a word but that's what that expression says to me.
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Dec 8, 2008 9:30 AM

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for me, it looks like he "feel queasy"
 
Dec 8, 2008 9:36 AM

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kitsu_ayame said:
I say if you were to write it down it would be simply-

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I know that's not a word but that's what that expression says to me.


I've seen the expression -_- used for that sort of exasperated face.

 
Dec 8, 2008 10:30 AM

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Riah said:
The first word that went to my mind was Exasperation.
If I am to trust my dictionary, then that's word I'm looking for, thanks ;)
 
Dec 8, 2008 10:43 AM

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Riah said:
The first word that went to my mind was Exasperation.


Me too

 
Dec 8, 2008 10:52 AM

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That is a "wtf" look imo.
 
Dec 8, 2008 11:45 AM

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I think those 2 pictures show a different expression, the second is certainly annoyance/unamused.

The first is more of a wierded out kinda face - with accompanying sweat..
 
Dec 8, 2008 1:20 PM

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To be honest, that first picture from the OP? He kind of looks like he needs to go to the bathroom...fast.

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Dec 8, 2008 2:14 PM

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Smasher said:
To be honest, that first picture from the OP? He kind of looks like he needs to go to the bathroom...fast.
-_-

That's a girl.
 
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Hmm..i dont think the expressions arent that bad.. is just i have a habit of raising my eyebrows up when i say hm? or what... but i think it does show how the person is :P
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