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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

Jan 12th 2019 at 5:06:59 AM

The quote for The Magic Goes Away does not fit the trope. The Magic Goes Away is about a story that's about the magic going away, not a story in a setting where there used to be magic a long time ago. That's Götterdämmerung or Here There Were Dragons.

Game of Thrones is a story in which Here There Were Dragons until The Magic Comes Back.

Edited by HighCrate on Jan 12th 2019 at 5:07:16 AM

Jan 14th 2019 at 9:50:21 PM

I'd like to change the page quote on Skies of Arcadia. The current one is the protagonist lampshading the cast's Ragtag Bunch of Misfits nature:

"Two air pirates, a Silvite, two crazy old men, a snot-nosed brat, and an airsick prince! Valua doesn't stand a chance against us."
Vyse

I think the game's Opening Scroll would work better as the page quote:

The age of exploration has dawned upon the world of Arcadia. Brave adventurers set sail across the vast skies in search of treasures untold. And, where there is treasure, there will be Air Pirates...

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crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Jan 15th 2019 at 8:00:24 AM

I like work pages using the Opening Scroll or Epigraph; I approve.

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Jan 16th 2019 at 12:23:07 AM

Ok, so what I've noticed on the Rozen Maiden page is that the page quote is just a stream of "desu, desu, desu" highlighted with a link to a YouTube video showing a montage of desu moments by the character Suiseiseki. I don't think this quite illustrates what the series is about since the desu thing is just a meme spawned from the fandom. I've been thinking of getting this replaced with a more meaningful quote, so what do you think?

Jan 16th 2019 at 7:02:57 AM

[up] Definitely needs to be replaced. Links aren't even allowed in page quotes.

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bwburke94 My Ice Cream Waifu from Remnant Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
My Ice Cream Waifu
Jan 16th 2019 at 8:34:58 AM

[up] To be more precise, it's potholes that aren't allowed.

Misspelled trope names dealt with... for now. Moving back to the Understatement project soon?
crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Jan 16th 2019 at 8:43:19 AM

I'm pretty sure we don't want any links to outside sites in our page quotes, too.

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Jan 16th 2019 at 5:11:16 PM

Dog Day Afternoon has the famous Attica chant as its page quote. I'm not sure if it's a good choice. The page image is the poster, which includes the tagline, so I'm wondering if there are any better quotes from the movie or if no quote would be best.

Edited by maxwellsilver on Jan 16th 2019 at 8:15:17 AM

Jan 17th 2019 at 2:04:25 AM

K, I've managed to find some quotes from the original manga of Rozen Maiden.


"Wind? Do not wind?"
This one is pretty much the series' Tag Line, as it's referenced a lot throughout the series proper, and it's the question that Jun answers at the start of the manga.

"The Alice Game is about to begin."
Said by Hinaichigo towards Shinku, letting her know that the titular game, which is the focal point of the main plot, is about to start.

Adept Plate of Germs from The Colony Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Plate of Germs
Jan 17th 2019 at 2:13:59 AM

Reposting the issue about the duplicate tropes in The Chain of Harm and Troubled Abuser. I think it's a better fit in the former, but does anyone have a better suggestion for Troubled Abuser? The ones in the quotes subpage seem to fit better in The Chain of Harm as well.

Also, the quote in Hype Aversion is unsourced. That's a legit ground for removal right?

rjd1922 Spooky DJ from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Spooky DJ
Jan 17th 2019 at 5:59:30 AM

I think it's worth noting that Rozen Maiden used to have two page quotes, the current one and the current image caption. I was the one who added the link; it could be removed if it's not allowed.

[up]The "quote" on Hype Aversion is more like what someone recommending a series sounds like that illustrates why some people would be turned off by it. Angst Aversion and Ending Aversion have similar "quotes".

Edited by rjd1922 on Jan 17th 2019 at 8:04:45 AM

really not feelin up to it right now. sorry.
Jan 17th 2019 at 6:13:15 AM

[up] Even if the link is removed, I feel the current page quote doesn't hold up well since it's just a meme that the fandom created out of a character quirk. The series is about a group of living dolls engaged in some game to become Alice, so I think a more appropriate quote that reflects on that is necessary.

Jan 17th 2019 at 12:05:38 PM

I'm not familiar with this work, so I don't know a good quote, but if the current's just a meme then it's got to go, and if the ones suggested [up][up][up][up] are the Tag Line or Arc Words, then I think either of those would be good. [tup]

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Jan 17th 2019 at 2:16:14 PM

[up][tup] I've went with the latter quote.

Jan 17th 2019 at 2:58:11 PM

Nuke the second and it should be fine. I don't see any obvious better options anywhere.

Over the other page, there was a very brief clean-up of the page quote for Ape Shall Never Kill Ape, and the first example was retained because no better option existed. This suggestion popped into my head when I read those posts because it covers all aspects of the trope (the significance of the law to the target race, and the fact that the target race does not extend that rule to other races):

Female Changeling: As I said, I wish the circumstances of this meeting were different. You killed a Changeling, Odo.
Odo: He was trying to kill my friends. I had no choice.
Female Changeling: Of course you had a choice, and you chose to side with the Solids. To protect them, you were willing to violate the most sacred law of our people.
Odo: No Changeling has ever harmed another.
Female Changeling: Until you.
—>— Broken Link, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Edited by Wyldchyld on Jan 17th 2019 at 11:04:12 AM

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crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Jan 17th 2019 at 3:43:30 PM

Nice call!


Does anyone have input on what to do about Creator.Isaac Asimov and Writer's Block? The same quote is on both.

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Adept Plate of Germs from The Colony Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Plate of Germs
Jan 17th 2019 at 5:09:19 PM

[up]I think it should be removed from Writer's Block as it doesn't really say anything about the trope beyond restating the trope name.

I've also removed the "quotes" from Hype Aversion, Ending Aversion, and Angst Aversion.

Edited by Adept on Jan 17th 2019 at 11:11:58 PM

Jan 20th 2019 at 9:28:45 AM

Ok, so SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab needs a good look because that page has three page quotes. The first quote is fine, but the second and third quotes seem to be roleplaying a particular scene from that game, with the whole thing switching back and forth between normal text and quote text.

EDIT: [down] Done!

Edited by DivineFlame100 on Jan 20th 2019 at 9:50:47 AM

Jan 20th 2019 at 9:44:50 AM

Nuke the second and third. Describe Topic Here jokes are stupid.

The Most Dangerous Video Game quote has nothing to do with the trope. Here's an alternative:

"I hope you will relax and attempt to clear the game. But I want you to remember this clearly. There is no longer any method to revive someone within the game. If your HP drops to zero, your avatar will be forever lost. And simultaneously, the NerveGear will destroy your brain. There is only one means of escape: To complete the game."
Kayaba Akihiko, Sword Art Online

Jan 20th 2019 at 9:59:08 AM

I went looking for quotes about Writer's Block and I like this one from Charles Bukowski

"writing about a writer's block is better than not writing at all"

Jan 20th 2019 at 12:32:03 PM

Any ideas for a new quote for Series.Dateline? The current's just related to Chris Hansen, not the show as a whole.

Edited by Primis on Jan 20th 2019 at 1:32:12 PM

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Jan 20th 2019 at 8:22:10 PM

[up][up] I like that.

[up] I think it works fine. It's the show's most iconic line. Though I should note I haven't seen the show. Is there something else that disqualifies it?

Any other opinions on the Most Dangerous Video Game quote?

Jan 20th 2019 at 8:33:03 PM

[up] Dateline is more than just the "To Catch A Predator" segments, which they stopped making over a decade ago. Chris Hansen isn't even on Dateline anymore.

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MinisterOfSinister From 'Ell's 'eart Oi stab at ye! from In the Hall of the Mountain King Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
From 'Ell's 'eart Oi stab at ye!
Jan 23rd 2019 at 2:23:10 PM

Got an idea for a pagequote for Good Flaws, Bad Flaws.

"There are certain acceptable negative traits that an audience will accept and sympathize with, and some that they won't."

Thoughts?

Edited by MinisterOfSinister on Jan 23rd 2019 at 10:23:35 AM


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