Speaking as a visual learner, yes. Even iff the pic isn't a blatantly obvious example, I feel motivated to look up the work in question and see for myself. That's why I've always encouraged interesting pics over dry but illustrative examples. They get me engaged and I want to look around more. That's part of what drew me to TV Tropes in the first place. Same with Trope Namers. Yes, some fall victim to Trope-Namer Syndrome
and just confused me (Tomato Inthe Mirror
took me a while to grasp) but others made me want to browse more and learn about the works in question. I've always argued against the continual dumbing-down of this wiki that has happened in recent years, but I've been on the losing side so far, and I'm afraid that this site has lost a lot of the character it once had in the name of precision.
edited 20th Sep '13 9:40:19 PM by nitrokitty