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03:16:23 AM Sep 2nd 2010
Don't put an explanation on an image in the trope description, you just make the image into a link to the work. You can mention the image's provenance in the example section, but not in the description. Also, the max image width is 350. Putting the caption width at 351 is pointless.

Anywho, Cool trope, can't believe we didn't have that one.
05:10:42 AM Sep 2nd 2010
Fair enough, but we can do without the link.

Like I explained when I changed back, having the picture to the right looks horrible. And having the linked image to the left produces an ugly frame, I guess that's why you changed it.

Besides, simply providing a link to Dungeons & Dragons is inaccurate, because the 4:th edition medusa looks different. (And in my opinion, the 3.5 Medusa is WAY cooler.)

So, lets just go with an unlinked image and a "See trope illustration in the example.
05:45:20 AM Sep 2nd 2010
Oh, and yeah: I never seen a YKTTW fill up so quickly, lol. Had over 20 examples in the first few hours, and almost 40 examples by the time the "three days" criterion of Three Rules of Three was fulfilled. :-)

Medusa is one of my favorite creature archtypes... which reminds me, I havn't added the Troper Tales section yet, in spite of writing it a few day ago and placing it in the ykttw.
12:50:33 PM Sep 2nd 2010
edited by Ghilz
Even if the 4th edition medusa is different, it's still a dungeons and dragons creature. Look at Chained by Fashion - it's a chain devil. They look different in 4th ed, but it still links to D&D. Or look at Black Magic. Its from the 3.0 Book of vile darkness. Still links to Dungeons & Dragons despite being 2 editions out of date. Then theres Snake People with a Marilith from 4th ed. Standard Sci-Fi Fleet links to Star Wars, Space Station links to Deep Space Nine, Spider Tank links to Supreme Commander, Action Girl links to Tomb Raider, Badass Longcoat links to The Dark Tower... I don't get why you are so deathly opposed to what is by far the standard practice around the wiki - images link to their work - it's standard practice.

Also, generally, images should be right justified because it displays better, but whatever

The Dungeons & Dragons page is for all editions, not just the current one

Oh, BTW, when you launch a page, make sure that each example's individual page links back to to the new page. When you launched this, the only page it had in its related to was your own troper page and Don't Look Back. Thats not enough for Wiki Magic to occur.
01:56:19 PM Sep 2nd 2010
Images usually work best on the right side, yes. Not in this case, however. The Medusa is facing to the right: Thus, when placed to the left she's facing the text and the reader who's reading the text. When placed to the right, she's facing away from them. It's bad aesthetics, disharmonical.

I don't have anything against a link to the Dungeons & Dragons page per se, It's just that I don't think it's important. It's not worth sacrificing the layout for.

Oh, and I'd really appreciate if you take the time to wick some of the examples!
03:02:55 PM Sep 2nd 2010
edited by Ghilz
It doesn't affect the layout at all (the inbuilt image link) :/
05:01:05 PM Sep 2nd 2010
Hey, it worked!

Now we have the picture linked, while being to the left and without having a border around it.

When you added the link, you also added a quoteright. I changed that to a quoteleft, but that created an ugly border. So I removed the link altogether. Now I tried putting the link back in, with out any quote right left or otherwise. And that worked. Problem solved, the image is now linked without disturbing the layout.
06:18:32 PM Sep 1st 2010
My brain isn't in good working order right now, but shouldn't this trope be a Useful Notes sections about Medusa (not just gorgons, but actual references to her and the mythos)? As is, it seems a duplicate of Gorgeous Gorgon.
03:17:02 AM Sep 2nd 2010
Gorgeous Gorgon is about supposedly hideous monster turning out to be good looking (in the viewer's eye)
05:06:55 AM Sep 2nd 2010
This trope is about Medusa as an individual or species appearing in various media. The examples does NOT have to include any reference to the original mythos.
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