Suggestion: Gunpoint Banter get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 3rd Sep 2012 11:59:00 PM

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The current image does not illustrate the trope, as it does not convey the dialogue is taking place. That's why I've made a new one.. It's from Sluggy Freelance, and shows an expository conversation occurring in the middle of a Mexican Standoff. Can I replace the old image with it? Comparison (current above, suggestion below):

edited 3rd Jun '12 1:56:22 PM by IfOnly

2 Willbyr4th Jun 2012 11:03:15 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] It's alright, but I'd like to see another option or two.
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I prefer the current image — banter is heavily implied, and the focus is clear and all. I find it hard to make out the guns in the suggstion.
How is the banter implied? I'm not familiar with the work, so all I see is a Mexican Standoff. It could be completely silent, for all I know.
I don't like the mismatched panel sizes. Plus, it's cluttered. Not a fan of the Sluggy Freelance.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
Agree that current is weak.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
7 johnnye10th Jul 2012 11:02:55 AM from Brighton, UK , Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
I can't even tell those SF guys are on opposite sides. They look like they're both shooting at the same people.
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serial tweaker, sorry
Not a fan of either the current or the suggestion, especially not the suggestion. As mentioned above, it's much too crowded, plus the example seems to be a spoiler (just going by the fact that the example on the page contains one, so I might be off about this). Keep Until Better Image Suggested

For now, the best I could come up with was a screencap of the Family Guy example. At least this one clearly shows one of the characters talking. The conversation is "Maybe we should get new roommates. — Maybe we should." which could work as a caption. That being said, a more serious example would be better I think.

edited 10th Jul '12 4:06:46 PM by bananasloth

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9 Willbyr10th Jul 2012 04:30:22 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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From the Secret Six example...this may not be legible enough.

edited 10th Jul '12 4:30:42 PM by Willbyr

serial tweaker, sorry
[up] while the text could be bigger, the content of their speech bubbles isn't really important here. I like it. If you want to do something about the legibility, maybe you could cut the last panel and then the other two on the bottom could be bigger?

edited 10th Jul '12 5:53:53 PM by bananasloth

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^^ Original? Can shrink graphics and not text.

edited 10th Jul '12 6:16:06 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
serial tweaker, sorry
[up] Here are the two pages: 1 and 2.

Meanwhile I made another one with a more banter-y panel: 3.

edited 10th Jul '12 5:48:10 PM by bananasloth

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13 Willbyr10th Jul 2012 05:32:17 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Heh...barring rodney's take on the first one, I like the Mood Whiplash of that.


v Original (w/o border): [1]

edited 10th Jul '12 6:11:07 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
serial tweaker, sorry
[up] I like that. Not to be too nitpicky, but could you slap on a few black pixels as a frame? I like it when comic book images have them.

edit: thanks! I vote 14 with border.

edited 10th Jul '12 6:08:42 PM by bananasloth

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16 Willbyr30th Jul 2012 02:43:16 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Bump; anyone else? I think I prefer the 2-panel version (12.3).

edited 30th Jul '12 2:43:42 PM by Willbyr

In uffish thought
I prefer 14 because 12.3 has a slight difference in art style between the two panels, but it's no big deal.
18 jkbeta31st Jul 2012 01:55:05 AM from right behind you , Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Vote for 14.
19 Willbyr31st Aug 2012 07:06:38 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock is set. Crowner?
20 ShadowHog31st Aug 2012 07:31:27 AM from Earth , Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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14 gets everything across in one panel, while highlighting some of the absurdity of the situation. I like that one.
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21 Willbyr31st Aug 2012 12:10:54 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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I can live with 14.
22 AnotherDuck31st Aug 2012 09:05:36 PM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
Another vote for #14.
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23 Willbyr1st Sep 2012 07:46:17 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Another vote or two for 14 and we can run with it.
24 TailsDoll1st Sep 2012 06:31:21 PM from federal prison
Let's go with 14.
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25 Willbyr2nd Sep 2012 09:47:18 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Good enough; it's up, potholed and tagged. Add a caption if you'd like. Locking up.
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