Main Punctuated For Emphasis Discussion

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09:50:07 AM Nov 21st 2013
I feel like we should split the live-action and animated movies into their own sections. Animated film have a lot of punctuating too.
11:52:47 AM Jul 2nd 2012
As speaking like this is (almost) always a natural climax of a Rousing Speech, I propose we consider cleaning up the page a little by removing examples that are just parts of said speeches. An example of this would the film Avatar example where the main character says: "...THIS! THIS IS OUR LAND!" (see main page for full example)

06:04:55 PM Mar 19th 2013
Also, maybe we could check if the line was more "" and less "like! Talking! Like! This!" Since it seems like fans are getting the two mixed up.
01:57:02 PM Jun 1st 2013
I'm worried that a lot of these examples are just sentences that have been drawn out, as opposed to each word being spoken as if it's its own sentence.
07:25:32 PM Dec 16th 2011
Name change too "THIS! IS! SPARTA!".
01:41:14 PM Jan 16th 2012
That was the ORIGINAL name. It was changed due to attracting a lot of links due to being a meme. EVERYTHING! LIKE! THIS! TEXT! WAS! LINKED! TO! THE! ARTICLE!
10:35:50 PM Feb 6th 2012
08:16:19 AM Apr 18th 2012
Not. when. most. lines. weren't. even. being. spoken. like. this.
11:19:04 AM Jun 1st 2012
I can't believe they changed the trope name. This is blasphemy. This is madness!
04:21:20 AM Aug 15th 2012
They rename this trope name? THIS.IS.MADNESS!
06:24:38 PM Feb 28th 2011
"Many quotes will be presented in This Is Sparta format, when it wasn't said like that." And indeed the script to Fiddler on the Roof doesn't have the punctuation quoted below:

  • Fiddler on the Roof: "Now I have piece of advice for you: This. Is still. My land. Get. Off. My. Land." When Tevye gets angry, flies don't dare to fly.
08:06:29 AM Mar 1st 2011
Then take it out.
08:58:42 PM Feb 4th 2011
No mention of Suikoden II in the video games? It's one of the worst examples of this trope (also excessive punctuation in almost every line). It has a lot of lines like this (taken from a gameplay guide - yes, there really are up to eight exclamation marks after each word):

Die! Die!!! Die!!!!

Pig!!!! Die!!!!!!!!!

Pig!! Pig!!! Pig!!!! Pig!!!!! Piiiiiiiiiiig!!!!!!!!
01:52:55 PM Aug 8th 2010
Am I the only one who thinks this trope is getting out of hand? Practically any and every punctual statement ever sounded out by anyone potholes here, and it's getting redundant. SoYeah has been taken out, and I thought that was a pretty nice Stock Phrase. Is this trope really necessary?
03:32:42 PM Aug 8th 2010
edited by Shoebox
I think the trope itself has relevance, as a very distinctive way to express defiance or anger (quiet and measured, as opposed to just screaming at random). But potholing it to every emphasised phrase... yeah, overkill.
07:39:25 PM Aug 9th 2010
That's a good assessment, I think. I suppose there's not really anything to be done about it (though I still found the SoYeah potholes more endearing than anything).
06:25:01 PM Nov 3rd 2010
An issue with the trope in general is that people have started using it for any one who just gets loud. This trope needs a major clean up, and it needs to no longer be a self demonstrating article, or write one that isn't, just so people don't get confused.
12:22:27 PM Jan 7th 2011
I pruned a bunch that simply didn't fit, mostly by virtue of simply being loud rather than having the distinct pause and emphasis of each word.
02:08:26 AM May 5th 2011
Um.... the Escaflowne TV series. It happened, in like episode 1. Van Fanel screaming "YOU! ARE! MINE!"
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