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16th Jun '18 10:12:26 PM JamesAustin
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->"You know, Frankie, '''emphasizing''' random '''words''' does not a talented writer '''make'''!"

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->"You ->''"You know, Frankie, '''emphasizing''' random '''words''' does not a talented writer '''make'''!"'''make'''!"''
16th Jun '18 7:27:01 AM jormis29
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* ''Brenda Starr'' is a major offender.

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* ''Brenda Starr'' ''ComicStrip/BrendaStarr'' is a major offender.
12th Jun '18 9:27:16 PM MetaFour
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* ''Literature/TheTimTebowCFLChronicles:''' The Ottawa REDBLACKS' official branding guidelines insist that the team name must always be written in ALL-CAPS, and in ''1000 point font''. In Tim Tebow's memoir of his game against the REDBLACKS, he doesn't use the larger font size, but he makes sure to properly capitalize REDBLACKS--because he thinks that's hilarious.

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* ''Literature/TheTimTebowCFLChronicles:''' ''Literature/TheTimTebowCFLChronicles:'' The Ottawa REDBLACKS' official branding guidelines insist that the team name must always be written in ALL-CAPS, and in ''1000 point font''. In Tim Tebow's memoir of his game against the REDBLACKS, he doesn't use the larger font size, but he makes sure to properly capitalize REDBLACKS--because he thinks that's hilarious.
12th Jun '18 9:26:35 PM MetaFour
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* ''Literature/TheTimTebowCFLChronicles:''' The Ottawa REDBLACKS' official branding guidelines insist that the team name must always be written in ALL-CAPS, and in ''1000 point font''. In Tim Tebow's memoir of his game against the REDBLACKS, he doesn't use the larger font size, but he makes sure to properly capitalize REDBLACKS--because he thinks that's hilarious.
18th May '18 2:46:30 AM StFan
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-->-- [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]], ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''

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-->-- [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]], '''Linkara''', ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'', review of ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''






* '''''Comicbook/{{Warrior}}''''', the '''only''' comic with '''Destrucity'''. Would you expect anything less from the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior?[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fan '''Fiction''']]
* Commonly used in {{fanfic}} by beginning writers, to unnecessarily stress words as part of directly transcribing their thoughts into text. It's generally considered good practice to use such things sparingly.
* ''Fanfic/ThoseLackingSpines'', a parody of ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' fanfic:
-->He was so badass [[PaintingTheMedium his font was bolded.]]
--> "And now you shall learn, and you shall fear, and you shall learn to fear the wrath... of Jeffiroth!" he cackled maniacally.'
* ''FanFic/TwilightRevised'' uses this to illustrate Twilight's unhealthy attachment to "Celestia". Twilight especially puts a lot of emphasis on '''Her'''. The ''exact'' Amount '''depends''' on her mental state.
* ''Fanfic/ThePezDispenserAndTheReignOfTerror'' has a bit of a problem with this.
* In ''FanFic/HopeOnADistantMountain'', if a line is bolded, that indicates it's the speaker's equivalent to Naegi's CatchPhrase from the trials: "''[[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa You've got that wrong!]]''"

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* '''''Comicbook/{{Warrior}}''''', '''''ComicBook/{{Warrior}}''''', the '''only''' comic with '''Destrucity'''. Would you expect anything less from the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior?[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fan '''Fiction''']]
* Commonly used in {{fanfic}} by beginning writers, to unnecessarily stress words as part of directly transcribing their thoughts into text. It's generally considered good practice to use such things sparingly.
* ''Fanfic/ThoseLackingSpines'', a parody of ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' fanfic:
-->He was so badass [[PaintingTheMedium his font was bolded.]]
--> "And now you shall learn, and you shall fear, and you shall learn to fear the wrath... of Jeffiroth!" he cackled maniacally.'
* ''FanFic/TwilightRevised'' uses this to illustrate Twilight's unhealthy attachment to "Celestia". Twilight especially puts a lot of emphasis on '''Her'''. The ''exact'' Amount '''depends''' on her mental state.
* ''Fanfic/ThePezDispenserAndTheReignOfTerror'' has a bit of a problem with this.
* In ''FanFic/HopeOnADistantMountain'', if a line is bolded, that indicates it's the speaker's equivalent to Naegi's CatchPhrase from the trials: "''[[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa You've got that wrong!]]''"
Wrestling/UltimateWarrior?



[[folder:Comic '''Strips''']]
* ''Brenda Starr'' is a major offender.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Buckles}}'' is an example of both this and overuse of exclamation points!
* In a variation, in his later years on ''ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician,'' Lee Falk (who wrote the strip into his 90's!) had... a great... fondness... for ellipses... And also! Sentence fragments! But Mandrake was always [[RuleOfCool awesome]] anyway. The strip's current writer doesn't seem to have these quirks.
* ''ComicStrip/MarkTrail'' features this almost like a full character, alongside its beautifully drawn animal pictures! Also there's something about humans punching humans in there somewhere. I dunno the details.
* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' once accused {{Soap Opera}}s of an oral version of this, imitated in-comic by bolding every third word. "We can do that!"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fan '''Works''']]
* Commonly used in {{fanfic}} by beginning writers, to unnecessarily stress words as part of directly transcribing their thoughts into text. It's generally considered good practice to use such things sparingly.
* ''Fanfic/ThoseLackingSpines'', a parody of ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' fanfic:
-->He was so badass [[PaintingTheMedium his font was bolded.]]
--> "And now you shall learn, and you shall fear, and you shall learn to fear the wrath... of Jeffiroth!" he cackled maniacally.'
* ''FanFic/TwilightRevised'' uses this to illustrate Twilight's unhealthy attachment to "Celestia". Twilight especially puts a lot of emphasis on '''Her'''. The ''exact'' Amount '''depends''' on her mental state.
* ''Fanfic/ThePezDispenserAndTheReignOfTerror'' has a bit of a problem with this.
* In ''FanFic/HopeOnADistantMountain'', if a line is bolded, that indicates it's the speaker's equivalent to Naegi's CatchPhrase from the trials: "''[[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa You've got that wrong!]]''"
[[/folder]]



[[folder:Live '''Action''' TV]]

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[[folder:Live '''Action''' [[folder:Live-'''Action''' TV]]



[[folder:Maga'''zines''']]

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[[folder:Maga'''zines''']][[folder:Print '''Media''']]
* Naturally, above-the-fold headlines are usually emboldened in order to indicate their importance (and to get people to buy the paper). However, there's a longstanding print tradition for the trope to be literally inverted (white text on a black background) [[UpToEleven for issues of extreme urgency or tragedy]].



[[folder:Newspaper '''Comics''']]
* ''Brenda Starr'' is a major offender.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Buckles}}'' is an example of both this and overuse of exclamation points!
* In a variation, in his later years on ''ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician,'' Lee Falk (who wrote the strip into his 90's!) had... a great... fondness... for ellipses... And also! Sentence fragments! But Mandrake was always [[RuleOfCool awesome]] anyway. The strip's current writer doesn't seem to have these quirks.
* ''ComicStrip/MarkTrail'' features this almost like a full character, alongside its beautifully drawn animal pictures! Also there's something about humans punching humans in there somewhere. I dunno the details.
* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' once accused {{Soap Opera}}s of an oral version of this, imitated in-comic by bolding every third word. "We can do that!"

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[[folder:Newspaper '''Comics''']]
[[folder:'''Tabletop''' Games]]
* ''Brenda Starr'' ''Kevin Siembieda'', creator of ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'', has a ''deep and abiding'' love for ''unnecessary'' amounts of ''italics'' in any {{Sourcebook}} that he ''writes''.
* Most of the old Traveller RPG material insists on putting the name of the game system in bold. While it looks okay in small doses, it can look a little awful when you have to list all of the Traveller systems, like Classic Traveller, MegaTraveller, Traveller: The New Era. Similarly ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' (that's right: bold, italic ''and'' all caps). It frequently ends up looking silly given that the system has an enormous volume of {{splat}}books and the writers load them with references to one another.
* In novels of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' nearly all SpaceMarine [[ManInTheMachine Dreadnoughts]] are depicted as speaking in this manner. Example: [[Literature/SpaceWolf Bjorn the Fell-Handed]] in ''Battle of the Fang''. This
is a major offender.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Buckles}}''
justified case of PaintingTheMedium, as Dreadnoughts are MiniMecha with a critically wounded SpaceMarine inside, with their voices being amplified via speakers, and the bold text is an example of both the only way to render this well in text. The games featuring Dreadnoughts avert this, instead being able to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdA0oRQdltI properly depict a]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX2FjJm2_YA Dreadnought's]] [[BadassBaritone mechanically bass voice]]
* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'': The ''massive'' [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/HERO HERO]] archetype has its namesake capitalized throughout its many sub-archetypes: 'Elemental HERO', 'Destiny HERO', 'Masked HERO',
and overuse of exclamation points!
*
so on. In a variation, in his later years on ''ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician,'' Lee Falk (who wrote the strip into his 90's!) had... a great... fondness... for ellipses... And also! Sentence fragments! But Mandrake was always [[RuleOfCool awesome]] anyway. The strip's current writer doesn't seem fact, several monsters had to have these quirks.
* ''ComicStrip/MarkTrail'' features
their carts reprinted just to have part of their name capitalized from 'Hero' to 'HERO'. To take this almost even further, cards like a full character, alongside its beautifully drawn animal pictures! Also there's something about humans punching humans in there somewhere. I dunno [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Oscillo_Hero Oscillo Hero]] are ''not'' part of the details.
* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' once accused {{Soap Opera}}s of an oral version of this, imitated in-comic by bolding every third word. "We can do that!"
archetype simply because the name isn't in all caps.



[[folder:Newspaper '''Headlines''']]
* Naturally, above-the-fold headlines are usually emboldened in order to indicate their importance (and to get people to buy the paper). However, there's a longstanding print tradition for the trope to be literally inverted (white text on a black background) [[UpToEleven for issues of extreme urgency or tragedy]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:'''Tabletop''' Games]]
* ''Kevin Siembieda'', creator of ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'', has a ''deep and abiding'' love for ''unnecessary'' amounts of ''italics'' in any {{Sourcebook}} that he ''writes''.
* Most of the old Traveller RPG material insists on putting the name of the game system in bold. While it looks okay in small doses, it can look a little awful when you have to list all of the Traveller systems, like Classic Traveller, MegaTraveller, Traveller: The New Era. Similarly ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' (that's right: bold, italic ''and'' all caps). It frequently ends up looking silly given that the system has an enormous volume of {{splat}}books and the writers load them with references to one another.
* In novels of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' nearly all SpaceMarine [[ManInTheMachine Dreadnoughts]] are depicted as speaking in this manner. Example: [[Literature/SpaceWolf Bjorn the Fell-Handed]] in ''Battle of the Fang''. This is a justified case of PaintingTheMedium, as Dreadnoughts are MiniMecha with a critically wounded SpaceMarine inside, with their voices being amplified via speakers, and the bold text is the only way to render this well in text. The games featuring Dreadnoughts avert this, instead being able to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdA0oRQdltI properly depict a]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX2FjJm2_YA Dreadnought's]] [[BadassBaritone mechanically bass voice]]
* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'': The ''massive'' [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/HERO HERO]] archetype has its namesake capitalized throughout its many sub-archetypes: 'Elemental HERO', 'Destiny HERO', 'Masked HERO', and so on. In fact, several monsters had to have their carts reprinted just to have part of their name capitalized from 'Hero' to 'HERO'. To take this even further, cards like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Oscillo_Hero Oscillo Hero]] are ''not'' part of the archetype simply because the name isn't in all caps.
[[/folder]]



[[folder:Web'''comics''']]

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[[folder:Web'''comics''']][[folder:Web '''Comics''']]
13th Jan '18 7:17:34 PM Jacob175
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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''[='=]s Barney [[Series/HowIMetYourMother Stinson]]. His use of this is Legen waitforit ''DARY''. LEGENDARY.

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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''[='=]s Barney [[Series/HowIMetYourMother Stinson]].Stinson. His use of this is Legen waitforit ''DARY''. LEGENDARY.



* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' once accused {{Soap Opera}}s of an oral version of this, imitated in-comic by bolding every third word. "We can do that!

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* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' once accused {{Soap Opera}}s of an oral version of this, imitated in-comic by bolding every third word. "We can do that!that!"



** If one of these Pokemon get transfered to the Pokemon Bank, the bank will un-bold the name.

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** If one of these Pokemon get transfered transferred to the Pokemon Bank, the bank will un-bold the name.


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* Many a video like on Website/YouTube or other sharing sites will use caps in the title to emphasize what it is they're trying to push, resulting in video titles like "COWS are secretly SPIES for the ILLUMINATI!" or "The GOVERNMENT is hiding ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS in your SILVERWARE!"
* Like the comic strips he reads, Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon will engage in this once in a while, though he did [[http://joshreads.com/?p=23587 lampshade it once]].
3rd Dec '17 10:52:50 AM nombretomado
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-->-- [[WebOriginal/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]], ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''

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-->-- [[WebOriginal/AtopTheFourthWall [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]], ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''
21st Oct '17 4:26:14 PM AgProv
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* The ''Plain Truth'', the house magazine of a particularly strange fringe-Christian denomination[[note]]his Worldwide Church of God, a rather dogmatic and autocratic denomination, achieved mass circulation by distributing the magazine for free at news-stands round the world[[/note]], was OVERLY FOND of this! Church fuhrer Herbert W. Armstrong was ''SO CONCERNED'' that his readership understood the ONE TRUE WAY OF GOD that not a sentence went by without '''[[EmphasizeEverything EMPHASIS]]''' being placed on the KEY POINTS of the '''GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST!''' Brethren, do NOT let yourselves be '''DECEIVED''' by FALSE PROPHECY!
9th Jul '17 6:34:06 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->"You know, Frankie, '''emphasizing''' random '''words''' does not a talented writer '''make'''!"
-->--[[WebOriginal/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]], ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''

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-->"You ->"You know, Frankie, '''emphasizing''' random '''words''' does not a talented writer '''make'''!"
-->--[[WebOriginal/AtopTheFourthWall -->-- [[WebOriginal/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]], ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''
25th Jun '17 2:04:43 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'': The ''massive'' [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/HERO HERO]] archetype has its namesake capitalized throughout its many sub-archetypes: 'Elemental HERO', 'Destiny HERO', 'Masked HERO', and so on. In fact, several monsters had to have their carts reprinted just to have part of their name capitalized from 'Hero' to 'HERO'. To take this even further, cards like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Oscillo_Hero Oscillo Hero]] are ''not'' part of the archetype simply because the name isn't in all caps.
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