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Stratadrake Dragon Writer
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Aug 15th 2011 at 11:13:31 PM

The picture is technically an example, but isn't visually indicative unless you're already familiar with what it is and why, and is accompanied by a rather long caption explaining the details. (I believe we have a term for that....)

Can we find something that does better in explaining itself?

Me, I'm leaning towards the Calvin And Hobbes strip where he's required to do a report for school. Would that work? [1]

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Aug 15th 2011 at 11:19:55 PM

Alternately from the same train of thought...

The page happens to be missing strip #4 (Calvin volunteers to do his report first, and makes a big deal out of the clear plastic binder), but that one's expendable.

edited 15th Aug '11 11:31:53 PM by Stratadrake

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Aug 15th 2011 at 11:24:20 PM

For what its worth, I don't like strip #1 much, as its more of stating the intent to not do the research. The other two are much better, with BATS AREN'T BUGS being my top choice and #6 being second.

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Aug 16th 2011 at 2:27:35 AM

But Bat Bugs pic is currently a candidate pic for Critical Research Failure as well.

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Aug 16th 2011 at 3:53:29 AM

What, specifically, is the distinction between those two tropes? It seems to me that Critical Research Failure is The Same But More.

EDIT: Nevermind, I looked it up on the canonical list of trope distinctions.

edited 16th Aug '11 3:54:55 AM by ArtisticPlatypus

This implies, quite correctly, that my mind is dark and damp and full of tiny translucent fish.
Stratadrake Dragon Writer
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Aug 16th 2011 at 7:18:26 AM

Well, Critical Research Failure generally is considered Did Not Do The Research But Even More Obvious ...

edited 16th Aug '11 7:19:40 AM by Stratadrake

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Aug 16th 2011 at 10:11:26 AM

I think the Calvin And Hobbes picture works better here, for what it's worth. It will work in either place but I think it fits with this trope better.

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Aug 16th 2011 at 10:20:03 AM

I personally disagree, and say it works better on Critical Research Failure. It gets the "obvious fact everybody knows" across better there...

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Aug 16th 2011 at 11:08:14 PM

If the crowner on Critical Research Failure goes the way its going right now, which is to keep the current image, then do we put the Calvin And Hobbes image up for vote here?

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Aug 16th 2011 at 11:10:59 PM

Yeah, we can use that one from now on.

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Aug 16th 2011 at 11:16:34 PM

Works best on Critical, especially considering this was a classroom project

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Aug 16th 2011 at 11:33:10 PM

[up] I've actually been convinced that it would work best there now. Regardless, the main sway of the vote seems to be pointing the other way at the moment. So if it doesn't succeed there, I suggest putting it here instead. Its really too good an image to not use.

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Deboss I see the Awesomeness. from Awesomeville Texas
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Aug 17th 2011 at 4:32:31 AM

It's not that people dislike Calvin, it's that a lot seem to like the Olympics one more.

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Stratadrake Dragon Writer
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Aug 17th 2011 at 8:55:46 AM

It is not exactly unanimous support, either ... hey, wait, shouldn't be be discussing CRF over there?

edited 17th Aug '11 9:06:11 AM by Stratadrake

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Aug 17th 2011 at 10:01:42 AM

Indeed...let's steer this back toward DNDTR.

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Aug 19th 2011 at 2:56:55 PM

Going For Bats Aren't Bugs.

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Aug 21st 2011 at 1:29:09 AM

At the rate it's going, the crowner for Critical Research Failure will end with keeping its current pic, which would free up the C&H pic for this page...in a couple days we should know for sure.

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Aug 31st 2011 at 2:21:44 PM

I think that it'd be better to switch the two pics, honestly. The Nazis holding the Olympics isn't all that obvious unless you know more-so about the Olympics than the average person, but is blatantly Did Not Do The Research, while the Calvin and Hobbes one is perfectly obvious for those in elementary school and above and would illustrate Critical Research Failure rather well.

Then again, we could probably do better for Did Not Do The Research.

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Aug 31st 2011 at 2:32:04 PM

I agree, Calvin should be on CRF and the nazis should be on this trope.

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