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Poor Image: Priceless Ming Vase get usage counts

Is it possible to get an image where you can actually see the vase?

I see a vase just fine, and for added assistance, there is a big red arrow pointing it out.

edited 18th Mar '12 2:52:04 PM by Catbert

I see part of a vase and a guy doing something against a door.

This is the only image I could find of her knocking it over. Just the vase

Seeing the entirety of the vase really isn't that necessary to understanding the trope.

Still, I suppose if it is that important to you, we could go with:

edited 18th Mar '12 5:00:36 PM by Catbert

 6 Willbyr, Sun, 18th Mar '12 7:32:04 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
The last one is fine with me.
 7 Catalogue, Sun, 18th Mar '12 8:12:46 PM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.
4.1 isn't bad either.
The words above are to be read as if they are narrated by Morgan Freeman.
If we use 4:1 it needs to be cropped to put the emphasis on the action and not the chandelier.

What I like about the other picture is that it was a very strong case of lampshaded foreshadowing, which goes well with the idea that the trope is not just about breaking vases but valuable things appearing for the purpose of being broken.

Could someone try combining the two into a two-part picture, showing both the foreshadowing and the actual breakage?

edited 19th Mar '12 5:19:14 AM by Catbert

 9 Catalogue, Mon, 19th Mar '12 5:50:06 AM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.
About cropping out the chandelier... Possibly, but that's not necessarily an improvement, as it may mess up the composition.
The words above are to be read as if they are narrated by Morgan Freeman.
[up][up] Yep, having it break isn't necessary. It makes sense to at least have that one over the current because at least it's more obvious. The current one isn't bad, but it's an improvement.

I was looking at the live-action version but the only time the vase is pointed at is when the character just stares at it for a bit.

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 12 Spark 9, Tue, 20th Mar '12 2:35:31 PM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
[up] That is an excellent picture.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 13 shimaspawn, Tue, 20th Mar '12 2:40:04 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Cropped and resized for the wiki:

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
 14 lu 127, Tue, 20th Mar '12 2:40:25 PM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
That is just too good to pass up.
小さく揺れた向日葵
I'll have to agree on that.
The Internet misuses, abuses, and overuses everything.
Nice

 17 Japanese Teeth, Tue, 20th Mar '12 4:51:33 PM from Meinong's jungle Relationship Status: Mu
Yea, I'm an Ouran fan, but I love the picture with the guy giving the vase a butt shove.

 19 Willbyr, Tue, 20th Mar '12 5:03:14 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
+1 for butt bumpage. One or two more votes and we can run with it.

edited 20th Mar '12 5:03:55 PM by Willbyr

I actually stuck that one on the trope page as an example. Had I known it would be this popular.

A vote for the photographer.

 21 shimaspawn, Tue, 20th Mar '12 5:27:14 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
It just does a great job of getting the whole trope in one image.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
 22 Willbyr, Tue, 20th Mar '12 6:20:21 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Alright, we're good. I'm gonna add it to the page; caption or no?

EDIT: Done, with the link to the full pic added and the photographer's name noted in the tag.

edited 20th Mar '12 6:24:53 PM by Willbyr

 24 Spark 9, Tue, 20th Mar '12 6:32:13 PM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
I think this works better with no caption.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 25 shimaspawn, Tue, 20th Mar '12 6:33:04 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Yeah, the image tells enough of a story all on it's own.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
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