Punctuated! For! Emphasis!
aka: Ptitlegf1u3pozudh 8
Describe! Punctuated! For! Emphasis! HERE!!!
LINES. DELIVERED. WITH. EXTREME! EMPHASIS! ON... EVERY! WORD! ESPECIALLY. THE. ENDING!!!!
This is blasphemy! This is madness
Madness?... This! Is! SPARTA!
This is dialogue transformed into spectacle
. It is normally used in Chewing the Scenery
and with accordance to the Rule of Cool
, and is a favorite handwave
for Acoustic License
. A person who does this often will come across as a Large Ham
or just someone with No Indoor Voice
. Done badly, it can torpedo a dramatic scene
. Done well, it can be part of a Moment Of Awesome
, although rarely the only
Many times invokes the Rule of Three
. Sometimes a part of a Skyward Scream
. If each word is accompanied with an attack then it's a Punctuated Pounding
. If the delivery ends with a swear, then it's This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!
A frequent variant, notably in Anime and Manga
, is when a female character
articulates the end of a sentence on a quiet, seductive tone to tease a male one (heart optional
). Just. Like. This. ♡
Often leads to the line becoming memetic.
An interesting experiment is to go on a Memetic Mutation
page and see how many of the entries aren't
due to Chewing the Scenery
, Punctuated! For! Emphasis!, or hilarious Narm
(often because of the other two).
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