General Page Quote Discussion: get usage counts

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This thread is for general discussion of page quotes, whether to change, move or remove them.

Unused quotes should be put on a Quotes Wiki page (just replace the namespace in the URL of the wiki page you are making a quotes page for with Quotes/) or, if they don't have an article, on Quotes Looking for an Article.

edited 19th Apr '14 7:57:06 AM by Madrugada

601 AnotherDuck5th Apr 2013 02:09:59 AM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
The meaning of those is to show it's in a different language, but that's kind of irrelevant for the actual trope.
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602 Willbyr5th Apr 2013 05:54:50 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
For the record, I got the meaning of the Double Take quote, but I still don't think it works well as a general representation.

edited 5th Apr '13 5:55:18 AM by Willbyr

Seeking for Light
@Xiftr: Actually, No Body Left Behind was at 3-2 (I cast my vote when it was first brought up). Now, with Duck's addition, it's at 3-3.
604 Elbruno5th Apr 2013 09:57:44 AM from Chile: Not as Dry as Space! , Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Of remix and faces.
[up][up][up]Oh, now I get it! Though I still think it's a bad quote.

Though I prefer the first quote in No Body Left Behind a little more, I wouldn't have a problem with the second one staying there instead.
"Darkness is light's light of darkness as a dark farewell to dark lightness."
605 XFllo5th Apr 2013 10:29:07 AM from Prague , Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
Re: No Body Left Behind. I realize I have no strong feelings about either of the quotes, so you may count my vote to neutral.

Re: Double Take. Well, I don't think the quote works well without the context of the work. I don't like the formatting to indicate translation <>. If that's standard notation, well, then pardon my ignorance. However, moving to q-tab is probably OK. I was too bloodthirsty before.

edited 5th Apr '13 10:31:30 AM by XFllo

606 Noaqiyeum5th Apr 2013 12:33:06 PM from Kcymaerxthaere , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
[up] The <> are technically part of the quote from the comic. I don't think they're really necessary for the page quote, though, so if they're leading to confusion we could just delete them. Something like this?

Erika: She likes your cell phone.
Meimi: (in Japanese) Yuki's was eaten by her pet zombie zilla.
Erika: Yuki's was eaten by her pet "zombie zilla". Wait, her what?

edited 5th Apr '13 12:34:36 PM by Noaqiyeum

Take everything with you you want to lose.
Freshly sponged spatial vectors enable propelling through sensory implosion default.
607 Xtifr5th Apr 2013 03:54:15 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
I think it may be trying (and failing) to represent «guillemet» marks (also known as "french quotes").
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
608 AnotherDuck5th Apr 2013 05:11:24 PM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
I think they're just used as a type of brackets to show a different type of communication. Seen a lot of it in fanfics and webcomics. Parentheses are often used for thoughts, for instance. Or someone Stage Whispering to himself.
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609 Elbruno5th Apr 2013 06:23:16 PM from Chile: Not as Dry as Space! , Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Of remix and faces.
Guess we'll be keeping the second No Body Left Behind quote, right?

Digging Yourself Deeper has a stupidly long quote. There's a very short Red Dead Redemption quote in the subpage that I think gets the point across.

edited 5th Apr '13 6:23:27 PM by Elbruno

"Darkness is light's light of darkness as a dark farewell to dark lightness."
610 Xtifr5th Apr 2013 06:32:18 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
[up][up]Style guides (as used by actual professional writers) often recommend guillemets to indicate that a character is actually speaking in a foreign language. Which is why I think that in this case, the writer probably intended to use guillemets, but simply didn't know how. :)
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
[up][up] They are both good, but I like the first one. The second is more straight up since that example needs no intervention on part of the creature (the Garo's need to set themselves aflame or blow themselves up when they know they are going to die while the bug just disintegrates no matter what).

edited 5th Apr '13 8:34:56 PM by Thecommander236

Don't make me destroy you. @ Castle Series
Seeking for Light
[up][up][up] The Red Dead Redemption quote is little more than a restatement of the trope name. I wouldn't be opposed to swapping the current page quote with the Web Mage quote, though.
613 Noaqiyeum5th Apr 2013 08:00:03 PM from Kcymaerxthaere , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
[up][up][up] I have seen chevrons used as a sort of poor-man's guillemet frequently. It's not something that author came up with.

[up][up][up][up] I have a suggestion from Schlock Mercenary...
Take everything with you you want to lose.
Freshly sponged spatial vectors enable propelling through sensory implosion default.
Not An Avatar
I'm for keeping the Digging Yourself Deeper one. It's effective because of its length. Neither of the ones on the quote page demonstrate the trope, they're just commentary on a particular use.

Also, the Order Of The Stick quote for Blind Seer is lousy; it just happens to mention the a blind seer in the context of an entirely unrelated joke.
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615 videogmer3145th Apr 2013 11:05:27 PM from that one place , Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Not Even Human's quote, while funny, isn't really relevant.
Seeking for Light
[up] Agree to cut.
617 SeptimusHeap6th Apr 2013 02:14:32 AM from Valle di Muggio, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Tadpole
Ditch the Not Even Human quote.
618 XFllo6th Apr 2013 05:37:49 AM from Prague , Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
Moved No Body Left Behind.

My take on Digging Yourself Deeper: tl;dr. Quotes should be brief and witty I think.

Not Even Human: Off with it. tl;dr

(Re: French brackets: I would have never realized that this < > stands for this « ». In my native language, they are used as such: »quote«, and are obsolete.)

edit: Blind Seer: No strong opinion. Could stay, could go, I don't particularly care. But quotes in its q-tab are not any better.

edited 6th Apr '13 5:40:55 AM by XFllo

619 Elbruno6th Apr 2013 07:26:31 AM from Chile: Not as Dry as Space! , Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Of remix and faces.
Not Even Human: Kill it.

Blind Seer: I'm neutral. The other quotes are not much better.

Offscreen Moment of Awesome has two quotes. I don't like either, but the quote tab has one I really like:

->"And so our heroes defeat the muffin in an exciting battle, which we can't show you because it would be much too expensive for a cheap show like this." —>— Narrator, Dave the Barbarian
"Darkness is light's light of darkness as a dark farewell to dark lightness."
620 XFllo6th Apr 2013 09:26:14 AM from Prague , Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
[up] Support the swap for Offscreen Moment of Awesome. That's really a good one.

And I axed the Not Even Human quote.

Edit: [down] Swapped Offscreen Moment of Awesome.

edited 6th Apr '13 11:01:23 PM by XFllo

Seeking for Light
[up][up] Also agree with the swap.
622 Willbyr8th Apr 2013 10:04:28 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Seven Dirty Words

Do we really need the expansion at the bottom, since it's already covered thoroughly in the intro?
623 SeptimusHeap8th Apr 2013 10:09:56 AM from Valle di Muggio, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Tadpole
The quote on the page is fine. I'd also keep the rest of the explanation.
624 XFllo8th Apr 2013 01:05:31 PM from Prague , Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
[up][up] I'd say that yes, it seems kind of redundant to have nearly the same quote at the top and at the bottom of the page. But I don't mind it.
Beach Episode has a mediocre quote from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, but I much prefer the Sequential Art one from the quotes page. Anyone else?

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