History Main / SlowLoadingInternetImage

18th May '18 2:29:25 AM DeepRed
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* A Swedish ISP used this to promote their faster service. In their ad, a girl just met a guy over the internet, so she tries going to his website to get an idea of what he looks like just before going out to their first date. The page's main image of the guy loads so slowly that it's only reached his beautiful eyes before she has to leave, but it's clear that he's a handsome guy. Once she gets out the door, the picture finishes, and it's revealed that the beautiful eyes belong to a wall poster, while the page's owner (the guy she's dating) is the morbidly obese slob sitting on the couch under it.

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* A The Swedish ISP Telenordia used this to promote their faster service. In their ad, a girl just met a guy over the internet, so she tries going to his website to get an idea of what he looks like just before going out to their first date. The page's main image of the guy loads so slowly that it's only reached his beautiful eyes before she has to leave, but it's clear that he's a handsome guy. Once she gets out the door, the picture finishes, and it's revealed that the beautiful eyes belong to a wall poster, while the page's owner (the guy she's dating) is the morbidly obese slob sitting on the couch under it.
11th Apr '18 5:54:01 AM Bisected8
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* TruthInTelevision: a handful shock sites have images that appear innocuous as they're loading, but are really disturbing when completed. Many of them include unexpected nakedness, just to give you an idea. Another common trick is attractive naked [[{{Transsexual}} people with genitals that don't match their top halves]].

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* TruthInTelevision: a handful shock sites have images that appear innocuous as they're loading, but are really disturbing when completed. Many of them include unexpected nakedness, just to give you an idea. Another common trick is attractive naked [[{{Transsexual}} [[{{Transgender}} people with genitals that don't match their top halves]].
2nd Feb '18 2:40:07 PM eroock
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* Parodied in ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Modern Espionage". When Elroy brings up a photo of a character on his computer screen, it loads slowly. The Dean immediately asks if Elroy has problems with his internet connection. Elroy then presses a key and the image loads instantly. Turns out Elroy deliberately programmed his computer to display images slowly. The Dean comments that it is very dorky of him.
26th Oct '17 4:06:32 PM Drope
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[[caption-width-right:240:Worst. Dial-up. ''Ever!'']]

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24th Aug '17 3:13:30 PM Trogdor7620
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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlueTheChorusTrilogy'', while stranded in Blue Base, Simmons sets up [=BaseBook=], which is [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial totally not a shoddy knockoff of everyday social media websites]] [[TakeThat full of teenagers trying to get attention]], to communicate between Red and Blue Bases. When Caboose snaps a selfie of him and [[HumongousMecha Frec]][[KidWithTheLeash kles]], the picture is so high quality, that it takes about half the season to load. Of course, when the BGC come under attack, and Freckles needs power, all of the power is being usedů downloading that one image.
-->'''Washington:''' '''DOWNLOADING A PICTURE ON BASEBOOK IS DRAINING OUR ENTIRE POWER SUPPLY?!?'''\\
'''Donut:''' It is a ''very'' high quality picture.\\
'''Washington:''' '''HOW DOES THAT EVEN MAKE SENSE?!?'''
6th Aug '17 12:28:55 AM Piterpicher
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* While there's no punchline, and the image is non-pornographic and just a Garfield comic, the spirit is certainly there in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=214 this]] ''SquareRootOfMinusGarfield'' strip.

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* While there's no punchline, and the image is non-pornographic and just a Garfield comic, the spirit is certainly there in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=214 this]] ''SquareRootOfMinusGarfield'' ''Webcomic/SquareRootOfMinusGarfield'' strip.
29th Jun '16 1:33:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* Used in ''MonkeyDust'', when a pervert was trying to get an image to masturbate to, but it turned out that the young girl he was talking to had just sent a picture of her pet rabbit.

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* Used in ''MonkeyDust'', ''WesternAnimation/MonkeyDust'', when a pervert was trying to get an image to masturbate to, but it turned out that the young girl he was talking to had just sent a picture of her pet rabbit.
25th Apr '16 2:00:55 PM WillKeaton
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* An April Fool's day comic on the webcomic ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' made good use of this trope [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=060401 here]].

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* An April Fool's day comic on the webcomic ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' made good use of this trope [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=060401 here]].here.]]



* Famously averted with ''Webcomic/VGCats''' flash-animated anniversary special - a mistake in the programming caused it to load [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/extras/100.php in the wrong direction]].

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* Famously averted with ''Webcomic/VGCats''' flash-animated anniversary special - a mistake in the programming caused it to load [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/extras/100.php in the wrong direction]].direction.]]
30th Dec '15 4:06:32 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:240:[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/slow_load_250p_2_3513.png]]]]

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9th Dec '15 12:06:43 PM StFan
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** "Do you remember the internet at this speed? You'd be up all night and [[TheInternetIsForPorn you'd see eight women"]]
* Used in ''QueerAsFolk'' (the UK version): Stuart clicks on the online profile of a guy on a gay dating site. All we see is half of the guy's body (you can guess which half) and the picture hasn't even fully loaded before Stuart is out of the room, off to find the guy...

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** "Do -->"Do you remember the internet at this speed? You'd be up all night and [[TheInternetIsForPorn you'd see eight women"]]
* Used in ''QueerAsFolk'' ''Series/QueerAsFolk'' (the UK version): Stuart clicks on the online profile of a guy on a gay dating site. All we see is half of the guy's body (you can guess which half) and the picture hasn't even fully loaded before Stuart is out of the room, off to find the guy...




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