Train Failure

Train Failure

Working out what is amiss with this strange image may take a few moments; did the artist do this intentionally, or did they really manage to unintentionally output something so ridiculous?

In case you are having trouble still:

Here comes the train…

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    Comment by Lord Zero
    07:43 25/11/2008 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Its a giant girl. Period.

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    Comment by Seravy
    15:54 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    +One of the power lines ends behind the girl's head. Besides, aren't there way too many of them for one line of train tracks? One train only needs 2 I think, not 4 and a half.

    Comment by terrukallan
    03:28 21/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you look closely you can see that the fifth power line does continue beyond her head. It's just hard to see against the light background.

    Comment by Quietpower
    14:10 24/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why does her shadow stop at the tracks?

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    Comment by taishi tetora
    10:05 25/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow. . . mini train???? ;;^^a

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    Comment by StahnAileron
    16:25 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Has anyone noticed the shadow for both the platform and the tracks? Thta's either:

    A) TALL Tracks
    B) short Platform
    C) Another fail for inconsistant lighting perspective.

    But yeah...Things don't look at all to scale between the subject and the scenary.

    Nice character though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:14 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think she is standing at an edge and the tracks are below her making them aper to be smaller than they rille are

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    Comment by Kaishu
    14:22 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Speaking from an artist's stance, it's just easy most times to overlook the relative perspective of background versus character when the focus is on the character. Most likely the character was designed, and then some sort of reference was used for the background. This reference may have not been to scale with the character but once again... it's easy to get distracted by the presence of a well designed character. So that's what I think is happening with this one.

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    Comment by Simon Jones
    16:16 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is this a promo image for a commercial product?

    If so, another possibility is that the background and the character were drawn by different artists, and the image is a result of poor compositing by an inexperienced designer in marketing...

    Comment by zeeohsix
    20:33 30/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    09:26 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's what it feels like to be a foreigner in Japan!!!! :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:12 24/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    kawai train I guess, so much lol

    Comment by zeeohsix
    18:03 30/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    is this related to the haruhi perspective

    Comment by Giovanni
    03:30 19/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a trap.

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    Comment by Wolf Nanaki
    07:21 22/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    See, had it been a model railway, or perhaps a narrow gauge railway (do they have them that small?), it would make sense...

    Comment by cama
    14:21 30/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, that is about the gauge of rocket test track, Or a kiddie train ride. d it were a model it would e the largest most awesome model I've ever heard of.

    Comment by SnaikBG
    01:20 30/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If She is a giant Goddess i would gladly enter her "temple" to "worship" her again and again until i see the white of her eyes

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:21 23/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    She is a Meltrand.

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    Comment by maru
    22:16 23/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL! Had a good laugh xD

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    Comment by ToMToM
    22:36 23/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ever thought of an immense model railroad ?

    Comment by Kergfeb
    00:13 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    The grass and the fence aren't small compared to the girl. And the power lines above the railroad seems to be at a pretty normal height above the track... Must be a very, very narrow train.

    Comment by Sailor Enlil
    00:36 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, only the grass and other foilage would appear to be of proper scale. That fence is too small for its purpose (at least based on all my observations, that type of fence is supposed to be taller than the average adult, since it's a type to keep unauthorized personnel out), and likewise the wooden pole is too short, and the electric wires and signal lights are too low.

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    Comment by Dullahan8
    15:30 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why don't we all just say that the artist drew the girl and her book too big instead of pointing out that everything excluding the girl is too small? That makes more sense to me instead of listing the longer list of things that look 'small'.

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    Comment by StahnAileron
    16:28 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think it's because the girl is supposed to be the subject/focus of the pic. Or at least is now playing that role. Everyone needs a reference and I rarely see people use the background image as the reference compared to the subjects in a picture/drawing.

    But I'm not graphics/arts major, so I don't know anything...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:48 02/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ‘Why don't we all just say that the artist drew the girl and her book too big ...?’ Because that isn't the only major problem. Imagine the picture without the girl. Even now the train couldn't be much bigger, or it would crash into the wooden pole. Yet the power-lines are high up there...
    To make this more rigorous, I encourage you to take profile into account. ( [ elk vervoer een wagen/04 Voor elk vervoer een wagen_blz003.jpg]) Match it to the rails - you'll find that the train will be quite small, although I doubt she's sitting quite profile-free. Note that the profile I linked to is actually slightly oversized by international standards.

    Comment by kenjiharima
    22:52 23/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    looking at the background seems everything is small. A giant girl perhaps?

    Comment by pus2meong
    22:00 23/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Probably a train miniature?

    Comment by Sora
    21:53 23/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    The train looks so shopped. lol

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    11:26 20/12/2008 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why do i feel like you didnt notice it :P

    Comment by vanhoe
    21:49 23/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol too small

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    Comment by Neferius
    04:09 21/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Perspective Fail :P

    Comment by MasterCJ
    21:55 23/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Didn't see it at first, lol'd heartily upon noticing though.

    Comment by M-Gay
    21:55 23/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe that's a giant girl, since the scenery is small as well

    Comment by Takkun
    14:46 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe shes a mecca in disguise?

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    Comment by CS
    15:07 07/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd pilgramige to worship that, if you know what I mean!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:03 23/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    exactly what i thought

    Comment by 4giv3m3
    21:57 23/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then her book is giant as well :))

    Comment by flaskis
    22:51 23/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, giant girls need giant... books

    Comment by Zhar
    06:37 21/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Giant girls got more than just giant books

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:35 11/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    that great pictures put more

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    Comment by firaku
    18:09 27/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    she could swat that train flat with her giant book!

    Comment by Anon
    08:15 06/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, giant girls need giant… boobs *Fixed*

    Comment by Tomo-pyon
    07:47 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    i was gonna say this lol

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    Comment by TheAndySan
    04:16 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was gonna say the same thing!

    Comment by Chris
    00:27 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, the fence is definitely small compared to the girl. She shouldn't be one and a half times taller then a fence that is the same height as the tunnel a train will be coming out of...

    Comment by jigglysama
    07:48 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought she was on a high platform lol

    Comment by Metronome
    08:34 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well it does look screwed up. <.<
    even though she is on a platform (which you can see from the shadow of it) I'd assume it would be to 'get onto' the train, so,
    weiiiirrrrd D:

    Comment by aireheru
    18:40 20/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    If she's on a platform then the grass on the side of the track are huge.

    Comment by ErkWit
    14:35 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nothing wrong with the picture, she's simply visiting the amusement park where I work over the summer...

    Comment by Dave Baranyi
    12:11 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Obviously, it's a promo still for the upcoming anime remake of "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman".

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    Comment by XSportSeeker
    04:01 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    If it wasn't for her shadow and the fact that her feet is in the scene, I'd say she was in front of a poster or something... one of her legs looks more like a shadow.

    But yeah, proportions... she's a giand girl waiting to crush the little train. XD

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