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Suggestion: Life Drain
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Suggestion: Life Drain get usage counts

 1 lu 127, Tue, 3rd Sep '13 9:35:25 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
The previous thread settled on keeping imageless. I'm fine with it, but here's an option that wasn't presented.
何も恐れる事わ無い
 2 Another Duck, Tue, 3rd Sep '13 11:11:03 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
I kinda like that. A single image with clear numbers, and green usually represents healing. If it's poison, I tend to see it in a different shade. It does require the basic knowledge of what those numbers are, but on a Video Game trope, that much can be assumed to be common knowledge.

edited 3rd Sep '13 11:11:48 AM by AnotherDuck

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 3 Earnest, Tue, 3rd Sep '13 11:20:59 AM from Monterrey, Mexico Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
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I kinda like it too. Would it help if we had the spell's name in the image, or mention it in the caption?

 4 lu 127, Tue, 3rd Sep '13 11:29:27 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
The skill is called "Drain". It's from Final Fantasy X. The game uses a help bar at the top to identify attacks during battles.
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 5 Another Duck, Tue, 3rd Sep '13 11:46:23 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
I think it would help if that box could be edited in, if it's done well enough to not clash.
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 6 Willbyr, Tue, 3rd Sep '13 3:41:17 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] Agreed.
 7 Willbyr, Tue, 24th Sep '13 4:16:39 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Clock is set.
 8 Septimus Heap, Sat, 28th Sep '13 2:29:43 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Is there still time to [tup] the OP suggestion?

 9 Willbyr, Sat, 28th Sep '13 3:41:02 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] I've run out of time to do significant work in here, so this can certainly sit and gather more [tup]s.
[tdown] I say the flashes of light illustrate nothing. And the trope is not so hard to understand that two differently-colored numbers would make it any clearer, even for a reader familiar with RP Gs.

Maybe this? [1]

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Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 13 Rethkir, Sat, 28th Sep '13 10:19:14 PM Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
[up] I like that better than the OP. It's more interesting.
 14 Septimus Heap, Sun, 29th Sep '13 1:45:40 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
That seems better, yes.

A lil' bentô ?
[up][up][up] I dunno, it looks good indeed, but it could also be interepreted as Your Soul Is Mine.

edited 29th Sep '13 11:40:35 AM by AceNoctali

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 16 Enlong, Sun, 29th Sep '13 12:06:01 PM from The Underground Facility Relationship Status: is commanded to— WANK!
Court Dragon
Yeah, tht's Your Soul Is Mine.

I like the OP. The smaller points of light flowing to Wakka illustrate movement, which works for this trope.
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 17 Willbyr, Tue, 1st Oct '13 5:54:15 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
+1 for "the last suggestion looks too close to Your Soul Is Mine".

...that brings the question - would it work better on that page? The pic on there seems more like soul destruction than soul stealing.

edited 1st Oct '13 5:56:44 PM by Willbyr

 18 Another Duck, Tue, 1st Oct '13 5:58:59 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
I think it's slightly better on that page. Not a lot, but a little.

edited 1st Oct '13 5:59:09 PM by AnotherDuck

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^^ Agree. That would be a major improvement I think.

edited 1st Oct '13 8:53:09 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 20 Septimus Heap, Tue, 1st Oct '13 11:02:21 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Same for me.

 21 Willbyr, Wed, 2nd Oct '13 7:30:23 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Alright, I'll start a thread for that one soon. Here's the OP at 350...thoughts?

 22 Another Duck, Wed, 2nd Oct '13 8:26:05 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
I like it.
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 23 Willbyr, Wed, 2nd Oct '13 10:12:23 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
It works well enough for me.
 24 Septimus Heap, Wed, 2nd Oct '13 10:23:43 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Restating my previous support.

I don't like it. Two differently-colored numbers? The entire message is "an attack that damages your opponent and heals you", which is communicated clearly by those words. It is not communicated clearly by that image.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
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