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Does Not Illustrate: Its Fake Fur Its Fine get usage counts

 1 Spark 9, Tue, 20th Mar '12 3:18:46 PM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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I'm not sure how this image illustrates the trope. Sure, it's a woman in fur, and it has a caption stating it's fake fur; but the trope isn't just "fur that is fake". The trope is "having the glamour of fur without any of the guilt", and the image doesn't show that. I think we need something involving character dialogue instead.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 2 Dragon Quest Z, Tue, 20th Mar '12 3:33:00 PM from Somewhere in California
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Actually, what you quoted is the intention of the trope. The actual trope is any In-Universe reminder that the fur is fake, and that is what the picture caption (which was in the show proper) does.
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 3 Spark 9, Tue, 20th Mar '12 3:53:44 PM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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[up] How exactly is that caption in-universe?
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 4 Dragon Quest Z, Tue, 20th Mar '12 4:06:32 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
In that scene, you saw those words pop up as they bought stuff, similar to some commercials. That counts as In-Universe.
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 5 Spark 9, Tue, 20th Mar '12 4:11:55 PM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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[up] But that's hardly clear from the image, unless you already know what work this is from.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 6 Dragon Quest Z, Tue, 20th Mar '12 4:21:05 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
How does knowing what the work is from matter? Unless you mistook this for an image macro, but those tent to be more blatant.
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The current image is spectacularly weak, but the example list is short, didn't see anything I'm familiar with that might make a good image. The article says Veronica wears fur and gives an "it's fake!" disclaimer, a lot, but dunno where to start looking.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 8 Dragon Quest Z, Tue, 20th Mar '12 4:44:07 PM from Somewhere in California
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I did see that Archie strip as well, but even the digest reprint was years ago, so I wouldn't know where to look either.
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 9 Dragon Quest Z, Tue, 20th Mar '12 6:59:46 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Okay, this might work. It's a preliminary one, so if someone can find a better one (like find a decent picture of that part of the box without glare), that would be nice.

some caption text

edited 20th Mar '12 7:00:07 PM by DragonQuestZ

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Recommend rectangle instead of trapezoidal polygon, that the "zoom lines" lead to the smaller rectangle's corners instead of converging on one point, and that the detail is partially "off the page" so it doesn't look like part of what it's zooming in on. Something like:

edited 20th Mar '12 8:10:12 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 11 Willbyr, Tue, 20th Mar '12 7:55:22 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] The suggestion's good; I'll hold off on commenting on rodney's suggestion until I see what it looks like.
 12 Dragon Quest Z, Tue, 20th Mar '12 8:36:26 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Well I still have the raw pictures. I'll put something up soon.
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 13 Dragon Quest Z, Tue, 20th Mar '12 10:35:19 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Tweaked version:

EDIT: Oops. Forgot about the "off picture part". Will post that next.

EDIT EDIT: Bottom picture.

some caption text

some caption text

edited 20th Mar '12 10:45:25 PM by DragonQuestZ

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Like the "overhang" but white > black, first one probably. Maybe try white lines with second arrangement (part of the large box won't be visible, that may be ok tho), but fine as-is.

edited 21st Mar '12 12:22:37 AM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 15 Dragon Quest Z, Wed, 21st Mar '12 12:24:45 AM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
[up]Tried white with it. Didn't work.
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 16 Willbyr, Wed, 21st Mar '12 5:25:53 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Either of the last two are fine...lean toward the overhang version.
 17 Dragon Quest Z, Thu, 29th Mar '12 3:43:18 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Anyone else?
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 18 Dragon Quest Z, Sun, 1st Apr '12 6:57:58 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Okay, would we have at least enough for a crowner, or should we look for more suggestions?
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 19 Willbyr, Sun, 1st Apr '12 7:17:19 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Crowner's up.
 20 Willbyr, Fri, 6th Apr '12 8:34:38 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Pre-weekend bump for votes; the leader's the only one in the green right now.
 21 Dragon Quest Z, Mon, 9th Apr '12 4:20:11 PM from Somewhere in California
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Is this enough to call?
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 22 Willbyr, Mon, 9th Apr '12 7:27:10 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Yep. The new pic's up, potholed, and tagged; caption or no? I lean toward no caption, unless we move the quote to that position.
 23 Dragon Quest Z, Tue, 10th Apr '12 11:54:11 AM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
"Because selling it for $39.99 instead of $3, 999 wasn't enough of a clue."
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Pretty sure the disclaimer is about the "doll's world"; the trim wouldn't be made of real fur in any case, the question is what it's supposed to be.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 25 Dragon Quest Z, Tue, 10th Apr '12 2:25:00 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
[up]What disclaimer? The picture is focusing on the dress description, which is the relevant part of the trope.
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Image Pickin: Its Fake Fur Its Fine
1st Apr '12 7:08:32 PM
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