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There's a black-and-white photograph in our living room of a woman wearing a poncho with her hair in two braids. In our previous apartment, it was on the top of a bookshelf, near the window. In our current house, it is on the shelf between the dining table and the hallway. (Here is a rather blurry scan for those of you who would like to play along at home or confirm that you are thinking of the correct photo -- sorry about the quality; I didn't want to take it out of the frame.)

People who have seen this photograph, please answer the following poll:

Poll #1618913 Photo Identification

The first time you saw it, who did you think it was a photograph of?

I thought it was a picture of tiger_spot.
6(35.3%)
I thought it was a picture of someone other than tiger_spot.
3(17.6%)
What picture? Now I feel unobservant.
3(17.6%)
What picture? I've never been to your house.
5(29.4%)

Now who do you think it is a photograph of?

I still think it's a picture of tiger_spot.
1(5.6%)
I still think it's a picture of someone other than tiger_spot.
3(16.7%)
I thought it was a picture of tiger_spot, but then I realized it wasn't.
1(5.6%)
I thought it was a picture of someone else, but then I realized it was tiger_spot.
0(0.0%)
This poll has made me suspicious. I have no idea.
13(72.2%)

If you thought it was someone else, or now think it is someone else, who do you think it is?



The correct answer will be posted in the comments.

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The correct answer, hidden from the casual glance by the power of rot13:

Vg vf n cvpgher bs [info]naqerf_f_c_o'f zbgure. V nz abg, va snpg, anepvffvfgvp rabhtu gb unir n cvpgher bs zlfrys va zl bja yvivat ebbz. Ubjrire, ng yrnfg gjb crbcyr jub xabj zr dhvgr jryy unir zvfgnxra vg sbe n cvpgher bs zr. V qb frr gur erfrzoynapr, lrf, ohg V qba'g guvax vg'f gung pybfr.

Edited at 2010-09-15 04:32 am (UTC)

Lrf, ohg znal crbcyr qb abg erfrzoyr cubgbf bs gurve lbhatre fryirf nyy gung pybfryl.

V'z jvgu oebbxfzbfrf va gung V gubhtug vg jnf lbh (onfrq ba gur fpna; V unira'g orra gb lbhe ubhfr) abg orpnhfr V gubhtug vg ybbxrq whfg yvxr lbh ohg orpnhfr V gubhtug rira n fyvtug erfrzoynapr jnf rabhtu pbagvahvgl jura nyybjvat sbe gur cnffntr bs gvzr. Nygubhtu gur gehr nafjre vf nyfb vagrerfgvat, naq V'z tynq gung lbh vapyhqrq n "guvf cbyy unf znqr zr fhfcvpvbhf" bcgvba. :)

Fb, lrnu, V qba'g npghnyyl frr gur erfrzoyrapr gb lbh... V guvax vg'f whfg gur unve guebjvat crbcyr bss.

v qba'g guvax vg'f anepvffvfgvp gb unir n cvpgher bs barfrys va bar'f yvivat ebbz, slv.

That may need to be another poll. It was definitely a Rule when I was growing up -- pictures of people living in the house were okay in a bedroom or in one's wallet, but were not to be placed in public parts of the home.

I was just kinda happy that I knew which photo you meant before I clicked on the scan. I'd never really thought about it, though.

Yeah, I don't know how many people notice it. I mean, I know you have a bunch of little photographs up on your living room wall, but I couldn't say what any of them are off the top of my head.

(I'm so glad I have the LeetKey add-on installed to translate the rot13 for me with three clicks.)

V unira'g frra vg va crefba, bs pbhefr, ohg sebz gur fpna V qvqa'g guvax vg jnf lbh orpnhfr gur rlrf ner qvssrerag sebz lbhef. V zvtug abg unir abgvprq vs V unqa'g orra guvaxvat nobhg vg orpnhfr bs gur cbyy, ohg V guvax V jbhyq unir.

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