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speech balloon

A graphic element taken from comic books that is widely used to convey messages in all forms of publications, including websites. The balloon is a bubble filled with text that points to a person or human-like object. Also called "speech bubbles," "voice bubbles," "word balloons" and "text balloons."


Speech Bubbles
If the text is meant to be silent, the bubble's pointer consists of smaller bubbles. Loud screams and shouts are exaggerated with jagged edges.
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Instead the only verifiable reality are the perceptions enclosed in the cartoon thought bubble while what is conventionally conceived as the real objective world has actually always been taken to be a theoretical inference.
Di Natale also slammed the government's plan for the states to pay for shortfalls in health funding after cuts in the 2014 budget, labelling it "the latest thought bubble from a dithering government without the vision or courage to take on real reform".
In the age of Facebook photo albums and Instagram posts, paper and glue-stick scrapbooking seems like a relic of an era when memory collectors had ample time and patience to document their activities, one thought bubble at a time.
(A simultaneous thought bubble appearing last week above the heads of Mayor Dyster, his controller, and council chairman)
According to Pearson, the Australian government's proposal is part of a policy "thought bubble" that has not been expressed in writing and does not contain a sustainable plan for the community's future.
Despite the title, a thought bubble tells us just what it is that she's so fondly thinking about: an s/m scene featuring ropes and a whip.
NOVEMBER 9-16 Celebrating all things comic and graphic-art connected, Thought Bubble in Leeds brings together fans and graphic artists with free workshops, film screenings and masterclasses - and on the last day a Comic Con with Scott Snyder and Natasha Allegri.
" While there is no doubt that the Andaman Islands are strategic real estate, this is the first time I have seen anyone float the thought bubble that the US might be able to operate maritime surveillance assets from Indian territory," Brown wrote in a post examining the paper.
The title of this thought bubble is a quote from Helen Keller, a person who realised that without other people's help life definitely isn't a beach.
The thought bubble above her head reads, "I don't care!
Doctor Simpo and Graham P Manley present an all-day underground comics workshop at Saviles Hall, Leeds, this Saturday as part of the Leeds Sequential Art Festival Thought Bubble.
The majority of the participants used the speech/ thought bubble resource when drawing the protagonist in the comic strip.