I know we can do better than this: Gale Force Sound get usage counts

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1 feotakahari13th Dec 2011 05:32:20 PM from Looking out at the city
Fuzzy Orange Doomsayer
I have nothing against MLP, but it's hard to even see the lines of sound here.
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2 JapaneseTeeth13th Dec 2011 05:35:01 PM from Meinong's jungle , Relationship Status: Mu
MAYOR
Eh, I think the fact that the hat and beard are visibly blowing makes it pretty clear what's going on.
3 Ghilz13th Dec 2011 06:02:13 PM from The Moon. Or Canada. , Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Fight It Out!
I would prefer something else. The image is far from clear.
4 Cider13th Dec 2011 06:21:30 PM from Not New York , Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
The Final ECW Champion
It could be mistaken for bad breath, but the moving hat and the fact gale force is in the title make it pretty apparent it is about wind from the horse's mouth.

I wouldn't mind replacing it if someone finds something better, otherwise I'd leave it there.
Modified Ura-nage, Torture Rack
Yeah that's a pretty bad image that doesn't display the trope at all.

Possible replacement (though if we could find something "stronger" that would be great)

edited 13th Dec '11 6:59:41 PM by KaiserMazoku

6 JapaneseTeeth13th Dec 2011 07:06:45 PM from Meinong's jungle , Relationship Status: Mu
MAYOR
[up]That works.

I'll say Keep Until Better Image Suggested on the current image.

edited 13th Dec '11 7:07:14 PM by JapaneseTeeth

7 Nohbody13th Dec 2011 07:50:53 PM from Somewhere in Dixie , Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
Didn't realize there was an IP thread for this, as I don't normally come here.

Anyway, while I'm okay with the current image (not a brony, BTW), if it absolutely needs a new image, how about the last two frames from the example strip of The Whiteboard, here? Shrinking it down to 350px wide still leaves it readable:

edited 13th Dec '11 7:51:06 PM by Nohbody

8 Willbyr13th Dec 2011 09:30:05 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] I like that.
Very nice
10 JapaneseTeeth14th Dec 2011 08:22:52 AM from Meinong's jungle , Relationship Status: Mu
Trouble is it could just be mistaken for a plain ol' windy day.
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Well he IS saying that they got some new speakers
13 Ghilz14th Dec 2011 09:28:22 AM from The Moon. Or Canada. , Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Fight It Out!
I like it.
14 Catalogue14th Dec 2011 09:38:50 AM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.
Support.
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15 Nohbody14th Dec 2011 09:46:41 AM from Somewhere in Dixie , Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
HFM, that's why I said for both of those panels. The second primarily does the "gale force" part of the trope name (guy walking against a stiff wind, stuff blowing around), and the third panel primarily covers the "sound" part (conversation about the speakers, and the speakers themselves being the obvious source).

As an aside, the very first panel as well would've been nice from a completionist point of view, but sizing the whole strip down to 350px wide made it unreadable. Also, it wasn't really absolutely necessary to illustrate the trope, and for the purposes of trope illustration was kinda borderline visual Word Cruft.
16 Nohbody16th Dec 2011 04:23:59 AM from Somewhere in Dixie , Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
At the risk of sounding like a kid on a long car ride going "Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?" ad infinitum (and nauseum), is there any particular reason to not use my suggested image?

While I understand not changing things just because of a random whim, even if I hadn't made the suggestion I'd still think it more clearly illustrates the trope than the FiM pic currently there.

(I have nothing against FiM, mind you. I just don't watch it... though I may have uploaded some Rule 34 material of the show in the past. *innocent whistling*)
Fro-ed Wonder
There's usually a period of waiting to see if there are anymore suggestions or if anyone opposes adding it. I support the picture in post 7 as well.
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18 Willbyr16th Dec 2011 10:10:33 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
One or two more votes for it and we can run with it.
19 Nohbody16th Dec 2011 10:16:44 AM from Somewhere in Dixie , Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
Okay. Like I said in my first post, I'm not a regular here (I spend enough time here as it is tongue ), so I'm not familiar with the forum etiquette (so to speak). Part of why I didn't just change it instead of asking first.

No big deal to wait, it's not a ZOMGWTFBBQ emergency.
20 Nohbody21st Dec 2011 07:51:40 AM from Somewhere in Dixie , Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
Now I'm pretty sure I am doing the "are we there yet?" thing, but I'd really like to wrap this up, and get the IP banner off the trope page.

(I know I don't own it, as per Wiki licensing, but I still feel kinda partial to it anyway. tongue )
21 Enlong21st Dec 2011 09:04:10 AM from The Underground Facility , Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
Court Dragon
Hang on. Another thought. You all remember that ad, or whatever, with a guy in a recliner, listening to music, and the force of the speakers are blowing his hair and everything in the room back? And eventually it shoves his glass off the table and he catches it in midair?

Dang, I can't remember the name of the ad or the guy in it, and I'm finding it very hard to google. But you know what I'm talking about, right? It's kind of old, and famous enough that it gets parodied all over the place. The guy was wearing sunglasses?
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22 Nohbody21st Dec 2011 09:08:22 AM from Somewhere in Dixie , Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
That's the very first example on the trope page.

It also requires movement to make it obvious that the trope is in play, and only TVT's video show (name forgotten, at the moment) is acceptable for YT vids as trope images. Animated GIFs are also not an option, and haven't been for ages now (if ever).

edited 21st Dec '11 9:08:47 AM by Nohbody

23 Firebert21st Dec 2011 09:46:12 PM from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
Supporting the comic.
24 Willbyr22nd Dec 2011 05:35:23 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Good enough. The pic is up, potholed, and tagged; caption? I'm leaning toward no.
25 Nohbody22nd Dec 2011 05:37:13 AM from Somewhere in Dixie , Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
I think the image speaks for itself, personally. I'd say that any caption would be redundant.

edited 22nd Dec '11 5:38:02 AM by Nohbody


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