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Feb 7th 2021 at 12:58:55 AM

I don't think the image illustrates the trope well. Also it seems to be a single-panel strip. Pull and move on?

Feb 11th 2021 at 7:01:25 PM

Yeah, it's not a great illustration...unfortunately, everything I've been able to find that's good is a single-panel cartoon.

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Feb 11th 2021 at 7:24:26 PM

It doesn't even really make sense when you break it down. If you're Literal-Minded, you just see a bunch of people agreeing that more discourse is necessary. It wasn't the trope any way you slice it.

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Feb 15th 2021 at 9:48:16 PM

Bump. Any ideas, or just close?

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Feb 15th 2021 at 11:12:23 PM

I'm not really sure how we'd even illustrate something like this, so I'm pretty sure this is good to close.

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Feb 18th 2021 at 12:11:19 AM

[up] Perhaps. Another user in this thread claimed that they were unable to find anything that wasn't a single-panel cartoon. But why do you think this would be hard to illustrate?

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Feb 18th 2021 at 1:44:11 AM

If there are single-panel comics illustrating the trope, then there should be some multi-panel ones out there, so no BUPKIS.

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Feb 18th 2021 at 3:40:18 AM

[up]Easy for you to say. Doing some searching myself, I can see why it's mostly one-panel cartoons.

Most of the examples are either from corporate slides or satire, which is usually from newspaper one-panel cartoons. I haven't found an example yet where the copyright would be within fairuse.

There are a few edited images, but that would be putting it close to Image Macro territory.

Edited by Drope on Feb 18th 2021 at 3:42:55 AM

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Feb 18th 2021 at 3:43:52 AM

What I mean is, that if there are one-panel illustrations, then the trope is illustratable. BUPKIS means that the trope is very difficult to illustrate. Therefore, no BUPKIS, even if at the moment, we cannot find any good illustrations that are acceptable by fair use rules.

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Feb 18th 2021 at 6:18:17 AM

^ The image we pulled wasn't illustrative of the trope to begin with. I don't think it's a case for BUPKIS though. The trope could easily be lampshaded by a character.

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Feb 23rd 2021 at 9:22:56 AM

Bump. Should we just close this?

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Feb 23rd 2021 at 9:59:47 AM

Yeah, close.

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