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Does Not Illustrate: Digging Yourself Deeper get usage counts

 1 Spark 9, Sun, 9th Sep '12 5:11:23 PM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
The image on Digging Yourself Deeper is a crudely drawn guy who is holding a monologue. Since this is a dialogue trope, that pic doesn't illustrate it.

So I'd say pull it, and in the meantime find some better example. Such as this one or that one.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 2 nitrokitty, Sun, 9th Sep '12 5:59:59 PM Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Dunno if I like either of the suggestions, but still better than the abomination that is the current pic.

 3 Willbyr, Sun, 9th Sep '12 7:05:41 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
I'm not really crazy about the suggestions...not really crazy about a lot of the options, mainly because you'd have to use damn near the whole thing of each one to get the trope completely across. I'm gonna lean toward calling this a "stick with the quote" page and leaving it at that.

edited 9th Sep '12 7:06:47 PM by Willbyr

 4 Spark 9, Mon, 10th Sep '12 8:15:29 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Okay, let's start with this:

Motion to pull.

We can discuss a replacement as well, of course, but in my opinion the current pic should go.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 5 Willbyr, Mon, 10th Sep '12 8:46:00 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
+1 to pull.

The Gunnerkrigg Court example on the page would be one of the best visual examples, because the embarassment is so obvious, but it still falls into the "probably too long to get a good pic from" area.

edited 10th Sep '12 8:54:29 AM by Willbyr

Terradorablyfying
Panels 3 and 4? :S Including 5 would be too long and not with the nice near-consistant sizing.
Merge those duplicates! Fix that factual error! Delete that shoehorned non-example! You have the power! Meta Four
 7 Willbyr, Mon, 10th Sep '12 9:28:01 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Can't access GC right now to see.
 8 nitrokitty, Mon, 10th Sep '12 1:00:41 PM Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
I think the last panel is just fine, if you notice that on the grave it has a picture of foot -> mouth. Maybe just include one more panel so you know its a ghost and not an actual grave.

 9 Willbyr, Mon, 10th Sep '12 1:26:03 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
You know, that could work. Annie's dialogue in the last panel is sufficient to let the reader know what happened, but I think one previous panel showing Mort stammering over his words would be good for context.
 10 Trickdice, Mon, 10th Sep '12 7:41:33 PM from Reno or bust!
Lucidly Unsane
Couldn't we just crop the current image down to the bottom right bit? Shortens everything up and has some nice imagery.

As for the Gunnerkrig Court idea, it can't just be the last panel by itself. For reasons other than Antimony looks horrible in that panel, but seriously, *shudder*.
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 11 Willbyr, Mon, 10th Sep '12 8:34:47 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Starting to play around with the GC idea. I've got a PNG of this where the text is a tetch cleaner, but it's over 170KB.

And here's one that's two panels...I actually think I like the 3-panel a little more.

edited 10th Sep '12 9:03:21 PM by Willbyr

 12 nitrokitty, Mon, 10th Sep '12 10:43:22 PM Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
I still like just the last panel alone, but the 3 panel works okay.

 13 Spark 9, Mon, 10th Sep '12 11:56:01 PM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
I prefer the 3-panel version. Good catch.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 14 nitrokitty, Tue, 11th Sep '12 12:17:25 PM Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Possible caption: "He died of the dreaded Foot-In-Mouth disease."

 15 Willbyr, Tue, 11th Sep '12 2:06:20 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Problem is, he's already a ghost...maybe "Yes, you can die again from Foot-in-Mouth Disease."
 16 Shadow Hog, Tue, 11th Sep '12 2:30:05 PM from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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Or "Is it any wonder he died from Foot-in-Mouth disease?"
Moon
 17 Ars Thaumaturgis, Tue, 11th Sep '12 4:37:55 PM Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
"Even ghosts can die of Foot-in-Mouth Disease"?

edited 11th Sep '12 4:38:55 PM by ArsThaumaturgis

 18 Willbyr, Tue, 11th Sep '12 5:16:13 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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I'm starting to think we're trying to stretch this joke too far.
 19 Ars Thaumaturgis, Tue, 11th Sep '12 5:54:33 PM Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Fair enough.

One more, if I may: "Especially impressive given that he doesn't technically have feet..."

Hmm... Otherwise, perhaps:

"Mort, when you can no longer see the sky it might be time to stop digging..."

 20 Mr Mallard, Tue, 11th Sep '12 6:37:46 PM from Australia, mate Relationship Status: A teenager in love
Artibi
Meh, the image currently on the page isn't so bad. It's not the best example of digging oneself deeper, but it's still enough for a relatively new user to grasp.
One day, House was walk into his House.

"It is good to have House House!" say House, as he walk into House House.
 21 Willbyr, Thu, 13th Sep '12 4:10:28 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Bump...any other thoughts?
 22 Willbyr, Tue, 25th Sep '12 9:00:40 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Re-bump.
I think the current is not great but it's okay. Also, it shows a literal hole being dug, whereas the suggestions don't really have any relevant information outside speech bubbles. (There is no actual connection to the digging, but: yeah, not great. Visual metaphor in context probably?) The distinction between one character talking to the reader and one character talking to another character is not important.

edited 27th Sep '12 12:59:58 AM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
The current image is fine.

You see someone talking and a chibi version literally digging himself deeper. Easy to understand.

 25 Japanese Teeth, Thu, 4th Oct '12 8:01:59 AM from Meinong's jungle Relationship Status: Mu
The current image technically fits, but I think the 3-panel GC suggestion is better.

Image Pickin: Digging Yourself Deeper
12th Oct '12 5:42:56 AM
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