JAFAAC: Insufferable Genius

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While I do think Sheldon is the best possible example, it is still just a face and a caption.
2 shimaspawn23rd Jul 2011 04:02:14 PM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
That image has been picked in three separate image picking discussions for the content of his t-shirt, body language, and facial expression. He looks like the trope to people who have no idea who he is. JAFAAC does not mean what you think it does. It needs to not show the trope to be JAFAAC. This one shows the trope.
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3 Madrugada23rd Jul 2011 04:04:07 PM , Relationship Status: In season
This was brought up back in February, in this thread.

Prior to that, the image was chosen in another thread sometime before September of last year, that was lost when old threads were purged.

The consensus seems to be that while knowing the show makes it clearer, it's not Just a Face and a Caption because there are enough cues in the picture itself that even people who aren't familiar with the show pick them up.

edited 23rd Jul '11 4:05:43 PM by Madrugada

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4 Willbyr23rd Jul 2011 06:36:20 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Yup, yup. Now, if we could just get the same thing to stick with Broken Bird...
If you guys say so, then so be it.

I still think I wouldn't have managed to fit the character with the trope if not for my knowledge of the series, though.
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