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Basbas
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Toon?

Post by Basbas » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:49 pm

Hi,
Could someone kindly tell me what a toon is, please?
Thank you.
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Re: Toon?

Post by Greenlaw » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:41 pm

You should watch 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' Then you'll know as much as anybody else. :)

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Re: Toon?

Post by obtusity » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:34 pm

Abbreviated form of cartoon, sometimes used in an attempt to sound more fashionable or "cool" than saying cartoon.
(Also sometimes used as a misspelling of tune.)

A simplified/stylized drawing/painting/design, generally intended for the purposes of humour, satire, caricature, or storytelling.
Tends to be used for single drawings , as opposed to comic strips and comic books.

Also used for the animated version (e.g. television "Saturday morning cartoons"), commonly including both 3D and 2D stylized animation.

Examples:
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=cartoon&tbm=isch
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=cartoon&tbm=vid
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Re: Toon?

Post by hayasidist » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:35 pm

or if that isn't what you wanted ...
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toon wrote:
toon: a southeast Asian and Australian tree (Toona ciliata syn. Cedrela toona) of the mahogany family with aromatic dark red to reddish-brown wood.
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Re: Toon?

Post by dueyftw » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:32 pm

hayasidist wrote:or if that isn't what you wanted ...
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toon wrote:
toon: a southeast Asian and Australian tree (Toona ciliata syn. Cedrela toona) of the mahogany family with aromatic dark red to reddish-brown wood.
So I have been making trees all this time? Consider the quality and quaintly that make sense.

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Re: Toon?

Post by sbtamu » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:44 am

In gaming we call characters toons. For example. "Does anyone have a widget?" "let me jump on a different toon and see if I have that item in the bank."
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Re: Toon?

Post by Fonce Falooda » Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:34 am

It's what you whistle when you don't know the words.
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Re: Toon?

Post by Hellyar » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:44 pm

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

i am Basbas (the one who posted the question)... but, unfortunately, I got trapped in an endless loop of Catchas (something like that) and couldn't get back into my account, even with reset passwords. So, I created another!

I really appreciate your kindness in advising me.

I thought "toon" must be a specialised form of "cartoon". But it's just a trendy thing, apparently... and a tree and a wordless song, to boot... or not to boot, that is the question.
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