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  1. Yochanan Ben Carmel

    Yochanan Ben Carmel Banned for trolling

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    Is there a name for the face made in this picture? Because my character does this a lot.

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by Yochanan Ben Carmel, May 7, 2014.

    It sort of has that Guy Fawkes look. There might be a name for it for all I know
     

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  2. Mercissa

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    I would call it a sly, maniacal smile.
     
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    Well, among film nerds (or at least the ones I read :p) if nobody else, it's called "The Kubrick," but since that doesn't help anything when merely read on a page, I would just say "evil grin"
     
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    smirk?

    'evil grin' covers it well, though...
     
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    LOL is that you?

    Depends on the situation I guess?

    Rape smile, rape face, evil smirk, sly face works for me LOL...
     
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    Like the one on the faces of Alex and his droogs in A Clockwork Orange?
     
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    Or the face of Private Leonard "Gomer Pyle" Lawrence when he is sitting on the toilet.
     
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    I'd go with wicked smile or villainous grin ...
     
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    Yeah, or "the Kubrick stare": http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/KubrickStare
     
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    Sadistic grin might be close. Menacing glare maybe. It all depends on the situation/context.

    Whatever you say to describe it, each reader is going to interpret it differently, depending on their experience and imagination. I can guarantee that many of them won't visualize it in their mind's eye the same way you, the author, does.
     
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    malicious grin
     
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    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    Devious and scheming. It doesn't necessarily have to be an evil smile. That same smile could be on a rouge protagonist who is just taking extra pleasure knowing all the ways he/she is about to outwit his/her opponents.
     
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    (character name) grinned maniacally.
    "You're scaring me."
    "Don't worry. You're not the one I'm thinking of."
     
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    First thought that came to my mind was, demonic.
     
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    wow, so profile, much picture.
    such nice
     

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