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Unicorndance Logic Girl from Thames, N.Z. Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Logic Girl
Apr 25th 2019 at 2:40:43 PM

Don't send this to the morgue just because I have no suggestions, I really want this to improve.

While I agree that the "there are four lights" moment from Star Trek: The Next Generation is an example, to outsiders, it'd just look like an alien showing a man some lights and the man being Blinded by the Light.

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Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Apr 25th 2019 at 6:04:21 PM

Previous thread.. Voting Keep Until Better Image Suggested.

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WarJay77 Spooky Scary from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Spooky Scary
Apr 25th 2019 at 6:05:44 PM

Pull. The caption does all the work.

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RamenChef Image Pickin's Simon Cowell from UTC-6:00 Relationship Status: Hiding
Image Pickin's Simon Cowell
Apr 25th 2019 at 6:08:40 PM

Very weak Keep Until Better Image Suggested.

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Jester_Punslinger I fight for a "Jest" cause from Somewhere back in time. Relationship Status: Non-Canon
I fight for a "Jest" cause
Apr 25th 2019 at 6:10:41 PM

Weak Keep Until Better Image Suggested.

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Apr 25th 2019 at 6:54:44 PM

I am leaning towards pull. FFIW:

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rjd1922 Paladin from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Paladin
Apr 25th 2019 at 8:42:03 PM

Weak Keep Until Better Image Suggested; anyone have suggestions?

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bitemytail from Arizona Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Apr 26th 2019 at 7:32:08 AM

Keep Until Better Image Suggested.

The caption is the actual dialogue from the episode. We don't wipe the text from webcomic images, and I feel using the caption to include the dialogue is basically the same thing.

Edited by bitemytail on Apr 26th 2019 at 7:32:46 AM

Health sure is versatile. It's possible to be both light-headed and dim-witted. At the same time, no less.
RamenChef Image Pickin's Simon Cowell from UTC-6:00 Relationship Status: Hiding
Image Pickin's Simon Cowell
Apr 26th 2019 at 7:47:25 AM

[up]We could look for a version with subtitles. Maybe drop the first line and swap the two shots, too. ("There are four lights." with the second image, then "I don't understand how you can be so mistaken." with the first image)

Edited by RamenChef on Apr 26th 2019 at 9:49:00 AM

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bitemytail from Arizona Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Apr 26th 2019 at 8:24:10 AM

[up] It's on Netflix, so someone could just pull up the episode and turn on subtitles.

Health sure is versatile. It's possible to be both light-headed and dim-witted. At the same time, no less.
WarJay77 Spooky Scary from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Spooky Scary
Apr 26th 2019 at 12:12:50 PM

See, in my opinion, captions should be supplementary. They shouldn't carry the weight of the entire image. An image should be able to stand alone with or without a caption, and this one can't. As such, the caption might as well be a page quote, since it's the only thing really doing anything.

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bitemytail from Arizona Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Apr 26th 2019 at 2:47:45 PM

[up] I disagree that the caption is doing all the work.

You see the interrogator, with a variant on the "shine the light in the perp's face" thing going on. And you see the guy being interrogated, clearly suffering.

Health sure is versatile. It's possible to be both light-headed and dim-witted. At the same time, no less.
WarJay77 Spooky Scary from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Spooky Scary
Apr 26th 2019 at 2:52:51 PM

Maybe those things are clear to you, but they aren't as clear to me. It doesn't look like any torture is happening; the bottom guy looks uncomfortable, but that's it.

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Brainulator9 Regular garden-variety troper. from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Regular garden-variety troper.
Apr 26th 2019 at 3:52:03 PM

While I think it's fine for an image and caption to work as a team, since it's acceptable in many other mediums, I agree that the current fails to give me context.

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XFllo Witch from Where foxes bid people good night... Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Witch
Apr 27th 2019 at 7:36:24 AM

Keep Until Better Image Suggested.

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Willbyr MOD Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Berrenta Heating things up from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Heating things up
May 11th 2019 at 9:35:28 PM

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