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Deadlock Clock: Feb 28th 2021 at 11:59:00 PM
Feb 16th 2021 at 5:59:18 AM

I would like to change the Nightmare Fuel image of Melancholia, I agree the original looks too much like a fantasy wallpaper or otherwise not nightmarish looking at face value, but I don't support a completely random image of a burning city that does not appear in the movie and give it false advertisement.

I'd simply opt to change it into the Earth getting engulfed by Melancholia in the opening titles. It's straight-forward, it shows an unsettling cosmic horror image of our world getting destroyed by an unstoppable threat, and it's actually from the film.

This is the thread of the second image that was picked: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1602389767042244000

Edited by killb94 on Feb 16th 2021 at 6:01:14 AM

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Feb 16th 2021 at 7:02:00 AM

You don't get to change the image and then try to justify it. If you want to make a change to an image on a page, you propose the new image in a thread and if it gets enough consensus, it goes in then. I've reverted the swap; here's the suggestion.

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/melancholia.png

Primis He / Him from Nsburg
He / Him
Feb 16th 2021 at 8:36:30 AM

If the current is legitimately not from the movie, that's reason enough to replace it with the suggestion.

What is with people and suggesting images for works that they have not seen? I know I voted for the current in the last thread, but that was under the assumption that it was actually from the movie.

Synchronicity god-touched Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
god-touched
Feb 16th 2021 at 8:49:02 AM

What is with people and suggesting images for works that they have not seen?

If you're talking about me and the Mandalorian thread, I do it to keep threads moving and try to trim the backlog (because these Moments threads tend to stagnate). But I usually get scenes from the example list.

In this case, though...wtf? Pinging ~jandn2014, who suggested the image, to explain.

I'm fine with switching to OP if it's really not in the movie.

Edited by Synchronicity on Feb 16th 2021 at 10:50:46 AM

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Feb 16th 2021 at 9:06:48 AM

I havenít actually seen the movie; I stumbled upon the page while randomly browsing, and tried to find an image rather than leave the page blank. If this image isnít actually from the movie, feel free to pull it.

Edited by jandn2014 on Feb 16th 2021 at 12:07:53 PM

there's nobody here
Feb 16th 2021 at 4:49:46 PM

The OP could work with a good caption, but without a caption I'm not 100% certain people are going to clearly see that that's impacting Earth.

Earnest Happy puppy from Monterrey, Mexico Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
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Feb 17th 2021 at 5:49:23 AM

Havenít seen the movie, but I think OP is actually from the movie. I found these three stills for reference.

Maybe a closer crop of the first and third panel to more clearly show the Earth is being swallowed?

Edited by Earnest on Feb 17th 2021 at 7:52:28 AM

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Feb 18th 2021 at 6:19:45 AM

[up]"Rejected alternate title: A wedding and seven billion funerals."

"No oil riggers, nukes, or world engines to save Earth now; just depression and acceptance."

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Feb 18th 2021 at 10:00:05 AM

My issue with [up][up] those are twofold:

  • They look more like an eclipse than a collision
  • They're not...well...scary looking.

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Primis He / Him from Nsburg
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Feb 18th 2021 at 10:46:40 AM

[up] I disagree about it looking like an eclipse. You can see an explosion from the impact where the two meet.

WarJay77 Some like it hot from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
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Feb 18th 2021 at 11:09:58 AM

Yeah, but it just doesn't sell it for me. It's hard to put it into words; this is just the way I personally see the images, and to me they won't stop looking like some sort of solar eclipse rather than a planetary explosion.

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Feb 18th 2021 at 11:12:58 AM

I personally think it's clearly a planetary collision, but it doesn't give me nightmares. If I hadn't looked up the context I would not even know it was Earth.

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Feb 18th 2021 at 2:10:07 PM

[up] That's pretty much my feeling; it's more dreadful than truly frightening.

Earnest Happy puppy from Monterrey, Mexico Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Happy puppy
Feb 18th 2021 at 3:03:10 PM

There's a few concept art images here of the collision, but given the above sentiment it may be better to try something else.

I'm having trouble finding them, but I remember the trailer had two scenes where the son is looking at the gas planet with a wire ring. The astronomer dad was trying to reassure him it would get smaller, and the second is noticeably bigger.

The other was easier to find, it's of the sisters and son about to be swept away in a fiery wave. It's the two middle frames here.

Edited by Earnest on Feb 18th 2021 at 5:04:34 AM

Mar 1st 2021 at 6:57:58 AM

The clock's up. I've pulled the pic; locking up as there's no consensus on the other suggestions.

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/screenshot_1_65.png

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