I'm guessing the attempt was "The volcano seems unpleasant to me"
ma nena pi seli loje li kama e pilin ike tawa mi. <-- Not very ambiguous.
But li pilin is supposed to work somewhat like "to feel", wouldn't this be potentially valid?
meji: nena li piline seme?
meli: nena mi li pilin sama pan lili* taso sina ken pilin ala e nena mi.
I suppose a picture of a volcano would feel like photographic paper.
(27 different meanings for "to feel")