75.2 has good art going for it, but 75.1 is a much straighter example. I do love those suggestions at least as much as the Order of the Stick one I've been favoring until now.
I still do not like the gun and pencil one and never will. To me, it will always just be a guy holding up a gun with a pencil, not showing that he's doing it because he knows the genre he's in.
I must be cruel, but to be kind
That bad may begin, and worse be left behind
I always understood Lampshade Hanging as the act of highlighting something - be it a trope or otherwise - by the medium, be it through its characters or other element. In contrast, Genre Savvy is an attribute possessed specifically by a character in which s/he is aware how something would typically pan out in fiction given a similar situation, and thus react accordingly - e.g. if something bad would result, would try to avoid it or if something good would result, would deliberately try to invoke it.
Which to me are two very different things.
I believe the only way to show this as illustration and not text is to have the character have something going on while we can see a book or tv in the background as if the story he read or watched is putting ideas into his head.
Dodging a fireball isn't limited to action movies, the savy part would be knowing you will be able to survive a fireball by jumping is being genre savy.
Or maybe it isn't, it's late and I always get heads in pant retarded when it's late. I will probably disagree with me in the morning.
Whether or not there is consensus to use any of the suggestions, I think the current image should be removed from the page. It is just a talking head (torso?), the art adds little or nothing to the speech bubbles. It is not a clear example anyway.
At least he grabbed a weapon.
edited 27th Jul '13 2:10:28 AM by rodneyAnonymous
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel. Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.