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Poor Image: Oscar Bait
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Poor Image: Oscar Bait get usage counts

 1 Spark 9, Mon, 14th May '12 5:52:13 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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The image on Oscar Bait isn't really an image: it's three large blocks of text with two thumbnails that are too small to really show anything.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 2 Willbyr, Mon, 14th May '12 6:07:07 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Previous thread...might've been closed prematurely, admittedly, but the current pic's a helluva lot better than the old one. I'm sticking with Keep Until Better Image Suggested.

EDIT: One improvement that could be made to the current is to use slightly bigger thumbnails...that would make the award listings on the latter poster more legible.

edited 14th May '12 6:09:23 AM by Willbyr

 3 Shadow Hog, Mon, 14th May '12 8:34:39 AM from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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I think you'll have to get Catalogue to provide some, considering both movies are fictional and no posters exist anywhere else.

edited 14th May '12 8:34:50 AM by ShadowHog

Moon
 4 Final Starman, Sun, 20th May '12 8:59:59 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
I'd honestly prefer no image.
 5 Catalogue, Wed, 23rd May '12 8:52:47 PM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.
I've used this argument elsewhere, but: I believe text on images is legit if the text is in a format other than plain text, e.g. tabular, labels, speech bubbles, etc. Of course you can say I'm biased in this matter, but I don't think it's harming the page. This is one of those weaknesses only IP regulars can see.

As for the enlargement, I'll have to look at my home computer to see if I still have the source files for those fake posters.
The words above are to be read as if they are narrated by Morgan Freeman.
I quite like it. A good bit of tongue-in-cheek is always appreciated, even if it is more akin to a diorama than a painting. I vote it stays.
 
I have no strong feelings one way or the other.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
I think the image works just fine, and is rather amusing.

Not the best image, but it's better than nothing.
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If you have a better one, let's see it.
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 11 Willbyr, Mon, 23rd Jul '12 4:14:20 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock is set.
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Keep until better image is suggested.

 13 Elbruno, Mon, 23rd Jul '12 6:10:09 AM from South Spexico, North Antarctica (Chile) Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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Keep it, it's not bad.
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 14 Helter Skelter, Mon, 23rd Jul '12 6:51:06 AM Relationship Status: Drift compatible
It really might as well be a quote—if this is the standard of Image Pickin', why don't we just make text-as-image page pictures for any of our empty tropes? I say pull it—it offers poor precedent and is a useless image.

 15 Shadow Hog, Mon, 23rd Jul '12 7:32:35 AM from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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I don't mind images heavy on text. Keep.
Moon
 16 Willbyr, Mon, 23rd Jul '12 9:47:50 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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This is one case where it works. Keep Until Better Image Suggested.
It "might as well be a quote"?!

Scenario: A large group of Russian-based drug dealers succumbed to the authorities after 13 years of operation.
What not to do: (Invading Moscow movie poster) Film Steven Seagal (as a U.S. special operative) saving the day by beating the shit out of approx. 229 Russian mooks. Include a sexy blonde sidekick into the bargain.
What to do: (Mostovoi movie poster) Get Daniel Day-Lewis to portray Valeri Mostovoi, a tortured drug dealer who plied his trade in order to feed an orphanage. Is killed in the police raid. (Gunned down anonymously by Seagal in Invading Moscow.)

Very text-heavy, but "might as well be a quote" isn't true at all.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 18 Willbyr, Mon, 23rd Jul '12 1:31:46 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Yeah, I have no idea how that could be considered a quote.
 19 Helter Skelter, Mon, 23rd Jul '12 7:46:37 PM Relationship Status: Drift compatible
[up][up] You'd have to rephrase it slightly. Rather than simply say "movie poster", you'd say "In this movie...".

And, yes, it would just end up being a quote. Those images contribute approximately zero to the picture itself. And it would be a quote if we quoted it.

edited 23rd Jul '12 7:47:07 PM by helterskelter

 20 Darth Epic, Tue, 24th Jul '12 6:11:45 PM from Stawell, Victoria, Australia
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How about a shot of Wayne's World at the part where Wayne is rambling about breaking up and having a bad childhood and "OSCAR SCENE" flashes at the bottom?
A quote from a work that I like, summing up my personality
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[up] That was basically the first image.
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 22 Willbyr, Fri, 27th Jul '12 4:14:51 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock's up; locking for inactivity/lack of consensus. No action is to be taken based on this thread.
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