Does Not Illustrate: Gilded Cage get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 2nd Nov 2012 11:59:00 PM

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26 Willbyr23rd Sep 2012 06:24:08 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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There isn't nearly enough context in 14.1 to get this trope across. 14.2 is alright, but I still think I prefer the fancy birdcage.
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I like the first Visual Pun. 14.1 can work as well through it seems to better fit Lonely Rich Kid rather than Glided Cage. What about these ones A, B,C?

edited 27th Sep '12 2:16:09 PM by Ciabella

28 Willbyr27th Sep 2012 03:38:03 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Of those, I like the first one best, but I still think I prefer the first cage suggestion.
29 AnotherDuck27th Sep 2012 10:48:40 PM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
I don't like a visual pun on this trope, because the description is needlessly wordy and indirect due to being In-Universe style or whatever the correct term is. That means the the laconic would do a much better job of describing the trope than title, image, and description combined.

Still prefer 14.1. Personally I don't see how the context is lacking, but even so you've got the name of the trope as additional context.

edited 27th Sep '12 10:51:34 PM by AnotherDuck

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30 SeptimusHeap28th Sep 2012 03:32:16 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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"The description is bad" is an argument to rewrite the description, not to pick a certain image. There is a thread in Special Efforts for poor descriptions.

14.1 could fit on Lonely Rich Kid for me.
31 Willbyr28th Sep 2012 03:50:37 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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edited 28th Sep '12 3:51:07 AM by Willbyr

32 AnotherDuck28th Sep 2012 05:53:44 AM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
A Lonely Rich Kid may very well be brought up in a Gilded Cage, but to show the kid actually being lonely, a sad kid isn't enough. To actually show loneliness you'd probably need to juxtapose it against kids who aren't lonely. There are a lot of things you can infer from that image, but loneliness isn't all that high on a trope called Gilded Cage. The image shows primarily that she wants out, and maybe secondarily that she wants out to meet friends, though that's still left to your imagination. That, however, still requires her to be held inside against her will.

An image that's just a Visual Pun does not illustrate the trope and at best doesn't actively harm the page, which means it's marginally better, if that, than no image at all. This one is also kind of close to its actual trope definition, which means there's a high chance of misinterpreting the trope to just mean a decorated jail.
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33 Earnest30th Sep 2012 12:37:00 PM from Monterrey, Mexico , Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
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I cant post the direct link, but how about the first image of women drinking in a caged bar-lounge?

If nothing else, I've learned turning abandoned prisons into luxury hotels is a thing... And I would love to spend (only!) the night. wink
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That doesn't say "prison" at all; it just looks like a standard partition.
35 Willbyr30th Sep 2012 02:28:12 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up][up] Good for Image Links, but I don't think it would be all that good as a page pic.
36 Willbyr30th Oct 2012 04:08:04 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock is set.
37 nitrokitty30th Oct 2012 05:43:55 PM , Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
This thing needs a crowner or it's going nowhere.
I don't think there's anything decent enough to chose from to bother having a crowner.
39 Willbyr30th Oct 2012 08:16:28 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] I agree; the birdcage is the only thing I'd support and I'm not all that enthusiastic about it.

Still, I can start one if the majority wants it.

edited 30th Oct '12 8:22:01 PM by Willbyr

40 ShadowHog30th Oct 2012 09:11:42 PM from Earth , Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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Might as well; just make sure "no pic" is an option.
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41 Willbyr31st Oct 2012 04:07:32 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Done; that's the only option I've got time to add right now.

EDIT: Added a few more options.

edited 31st Oct '12 5:40:32 AM by Willbyr

42 Willbyr2nd Nov 2012 04:12:35 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Pre-weekend bump for votes.
43 Willbyr5th Nov 2012 05:42:37 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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One more bump for votes.
44 Willbyr6th Nov 2012 05:57:48 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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This one's gonna need to run for another coupla days, the top two are too close to call.
45 Willbyr7th Nov 2012 05:48:51 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Whoops...I said that and then I just closed the crowner. Oh well...can someone please upload and add the winner? Thanks!

Also, this one is gonna need a caption...I got nuthin' right now, though.
46 SeptimusHeap7th Nov 2012 08:41:04 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Added and tagged, no pothole so far. Caption "Even a nice house can be a prison"?

By the way, how does a crowner look from a mod account? The calling button seems to be placed in a susceptible place.
47 Willbyr7th Nov 2012 08:54:59 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] It's on the far right of the title bar, next to the pencil icon. That caption is better than nothing.
48 ShadowHog7th Nov 2012 08:56:05 AM from Earth , Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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Agreed.
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49 AnotherDuck7th Nov 2012 11:40:58 AM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
"Locked in luxury, but the grass is still greener." Dunno. The previous suggestion works, though.
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50 nitrokitty7th Nov 2012 01:43:31 PM , Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Maybe just "A gilded cage is still a cage."

Image Pickin: Gilded Cage 2
9th Nov '12 1:36:50 PM
Nominations for replacement images:
At issue:
Deciding on a caption for the new pic.

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