General Caption Repair Thread (new crowner 7 December 2017):

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This is the thread to use if you feel that the page image itself is good but the caption needs help.

If you think that both the image and the caption are poor, please make a thread in Image Pickin' for the page, and we'll work on the image and caption both at the same time.

As with other TRS and IP threads, please state your reasons and make your case in your first post. Don't make the other posters spend time trying to pry it out of you.

edited 10th Jul '14 6:01:13 AM by Madrugada

1 Madrugada4th Jul 2014 09:41:07 AM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
This is the thread to use if you feel that the page image itself is good but the caption needs help.

If you think that both the image and the caption are poor, please make a thread in Image Pickin' for the page, and we'll work on the image and caption both at the same time.

As with other TRS and IP threads, please state your reasons and make your case in your first post. Don't make the other posters spend time trying to pry it out of you.

edited 10th Jul '14 6:01:13 AM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
2 SeptimusHeap4th Jul 2014 10:01:50 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Two starting suggestions:
  1. This thread ought to be pinned.
  2. Its title should replace the "Needs help:" part, not the tag.
3 Madrugada4th Jul 2014 10:03:04 AM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Savage Wolf:

The image was originally put up with the caption "As if being lost in a spooky forest wasn't bad enough..." as decided by the IP thread here in February of 2012.

Sometime between then and December of 2013, the image was changed and the caption deleted without discussion. The actual edit record has fallen off the page history. It probably happened during the page split of Everything Worse With Wolves into Noble Wolves and Savage Wolves.

In December of 2013, the BatB image was restored by the decision of IP in this thread. The caption was not restored, probably through an oversight. There was no mention of the caption in the thread that decided to restore the BatB image.

On the 14th of February of this year, Mysterious Zorua 1994 added the caption "A Princess of Heart vs. Ornlu and his gang". Mysterious Zorua 1994 acted in good faith; at the time they made the change, the page did not have a caption, however, the potholes have no relationship to the image and do nothing to make the image work better.

I suggest that we restore the previous caption, which was relevant to the trope and the image, not simply gratuitious potholes to two other works.

edited 4th Jul '14 10:10:05 AM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
4 SeptimusHeap4th Jul 2014 12:34:19 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
The caterpillar suggests to switch the older caption back in, as it's more pertinent to the image than the random opaque reference that is there now.
The old caption is relevant to the trope, and handily won a crowner also. The new one seems like in-joke references I don't get.

edited 4th Jul '14 1:05:03 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
6 ShadowHog4th Jul 2014 04:33:40 PM from Earth , Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
+1 to restore old caption for Savage Wolf.
Moon
7 Willbyr4th Jul 2014 05:20:14 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
I'm good to restore the original caption.
yup, same for me
9 Willbyr4th Jul 2014 05:24:20 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
I've made the switch. Next!
10 Willbyr10th Jul 2014 04:28:42 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
The current caption on Go Through Me is a bloated mess. I'd proposed "The compassionate soul may provide a stronger shield than steel or stone." as a replacement in the original IP thread; moving the discussion here for more focused discussion.
11 Madrugada10th Jul 2014 05:59:42 AM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
I like that change. The current is not only a bloated mess, it relies entirely too much on the potholes.
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
12 Willbyr14th Jul 2014 08:16:35 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Any other thoughts on [up][up]?
13 SeptimusHeap15th Jul 2014 01:40:15 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Suggestion is shorter and better.
Definitely not a weirdo
I also prefer the suggestion. It's clear, concise, and somewhat poetic.
15 Willbyr15th Jul 2014 08:02:42 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Done. Next!
16 SeptimusHeap17th Jul 2014 02:33:46 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Blame Game has a somewhat lame caption. Would something along the lines of "Your Fault! No, your fault!" work?
17 Willbyr17th Jul 2014 04:04:43 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] Definite improvement.
18 Rethkir17th Jul 2014 05:22:05 AM from the gap between dimensions
Agreed
Image Source. Please update whenever an image is changed.
19 dRoy17th Jul 2014 07:38:32 AM from The Happy Place , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Perpetually clueless
Ooh, a caption thread? Me likey!

About Blame Game, how about "You blame me right round..." tongue
Mother of god...You turned one of the hardest and best Champions into an absolute joke. - Zelenal
20 SeptimusHeap21st Jul 2014 03:26:49 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Any more thoughts on @16?
21 Madrugada21st Jul 2014 06:47:14 AM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
16 is excellent
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
22 Willbyr21st Jul 2014 07:27:22 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Laser-Guided Karma's caption was commented out per its IP thread; any ideas on a replacement, or should we just kill it completely?
23 ShadowHog21st Jul 2014 11:10:08 AM from Earth , Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
From what I can see, the complaint is that it's way too long and wordy, and I don't disagree. You could probably trim it to work, though. Something like "No actual lightning strikes for kicking cats, of course... but the cat will put a hit out on you."
Moon
24 SeptimusHeap21st Jul 2014 11:13:04 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Laser-Guided Karma: Kick the Dog is a villainy indicator trope, not a "hurting animals" trope, so it shouldn't be sinkholed.

Shall we go ahead with the Blame Game caption change?
Definitely not a weirdo
How about "Payback can be shockingly quick" for Laser-Guided Karma?

Go ahead and make the change to Blame Game. The suggestion is way better than the old one, and if anyone ever comes up with something better, we can always change it again.

Image Pickin: Five Man Bandcaption
7th Dec '17 8:24:20 PM
Nominations for replacement images:
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