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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

Crossover-Enthusiast F E A R from somewhere doing something Relationship Status: Chocolate!
F E A R
Sep 6th 2019 at 3:32:37 PM

Is it kosher to include an entire song on a quotes page, like the stuff on Quotes.Villain Song, for instance?

I don't know what this thing is, and that terrifies me!
ShinyCottonCandy Actually sour cream from The Galar Region Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
Actually sour cream
Sep 9th 2019 at 2:54:19 PM

So, the page quote for For Want of a Nail was, not especially long ago, changed into something that does not fit at all.

For reference.

I need to think of a better signature.
Sep 9th 2019 at 4:13:27 PM

[up] The current quote on For Want of a Nail doesn't fit, but the previous quote fits Butterfly of Doom better.

I also removed the page quote on Disproportionate Reward since I received no objections to removing it

Edited by ADrago on Sep 9th 2019 at 7:14:37 AM

Jester_Punslinger I fight for a "Jest" cause from Somewhere back in time. Relationship Status: Non-Canon
I fight for a "Jest" cause
Sep 9th 2019 at 9:07:42 PM

[up]X 3, I always been of the mindset to only use the parts of the song that fit the trope and cut the parts that don't. But if the entire song is short enough or fits I'd say go for it and if it's a problem it can be discussed back here.

[up]X 2, I agree that page quote isn't good enough as it also has a sinkhole in it. May I suggest the Mark Rosewater quote found on quotes page as a potential replacement?

Got four potential page quote I wanted feedback on before I add them. Some of these I suggested before but I got no response so I want to see If can get any this time around.

Mistaken for Apocalypse:

"When they found them, had their arms wrapped around each other
Their tins of poison laying near by their clothes
The day they both mistook an earthquake for the fallout,
Just another when the wild wind blows"
Iron Maiden, "When The Wild Wind Blows"

Cosmic Flaw:
"I GAVE YOUR WHOLE UNIVERSE CANCER"
Karkat Vantas, Homestuck

Rewriting Reality:
''"There's an old tale wrought with mystery, of Tom the Poet and his muse
And a magic lake which gave a life to the words the poet used..."
Old Gods Of Asgard, "The Poet And The Muse", Alan Wake''

Social Media Is Bad or potential new quote for While Rome Burns:
"Think I'm addicted to my phone
My scrolling horror show
I'm live streaming the final days of Rome"
Bastille, "Doom Days"

Edited by Jester_Punslinger on Sep 9th 2019 at 4:17:20 PM

The Rosers were red. The Drownies are blue. I know What the Thunder Said. Do you?
Sep 10th 2019 at 8:47:55 AM

For Want of a Nail: The Mark Rosewater quote is perfect, though the version on the quotes page has a few minor formatting mistakes. Here's the fixed version:

"You don't have to change much to change everything."
Mark Rosewater, Magic: The Gathering


Mistaken for Apocalypse: I'm not a fan of song quotes in general, and that trope is normally supposed to be comedy. I'd like to use the Futurama example where Fry discovers that post-apocalyptic Los Angeles is, in fact, just Los Angeles, but I can't find the transcript.


Cosmic Flaw: Seems like it needs a bit of context. I prefer this one:

"Existence, in all its form and splendor, functions solely on one principle: God is infallible. To prove Him wrong would undo reality and everything that is. Up would become down, black would become white, existence would become nothingness. In essence, if they're allowed to enter that church, they'll unmake the world."
Metatron, Dogma


Rewriting Reality: Like I said, I'm not a fan of song quotes, but that one seems fine. I can't find anything better, at least.

chasemaddigan Playing the world's smallest violin.
Playing the world's smallest violin.
Sep 10th 2019 at 9:27:05 AM

[up] Here's the Futurama quote:

Fry: So you're saying these aren't the decaying ruins of New York in the year 4000?
Farnsworth: You wish! You're in Los Angeles!
Fry: But there was this gang of 10-year-olds with guns.
Leela: Exactly, you're in L.A.
Fry: But everyone is driving around in cars shooting at each other.
Bender: That's L.A. for you.
Fry: But the air is green and there's no sign of civilization whatsoever.
Bender: He just won't stop with the social commentary.

It can probably be trimmed to just the first two lines of dialogue if we're going to use that as page quote.

Sep 10th 2019 at 2:35:43 PM

First two lines look good to me; any objections?

Also, did For Want of a Nail.

Sep 11th 2019 at 2:02:02 PM

Got Mistaken for Apocalypse and Rewriting Reality.


Wham Shot has a quote that references a specific shot that's not even an example (it's a "Hell, Yes!" Moment paired with Rule of Cool), and it doesn't fit with the quotes from Wham Line and Wham Episode, which are about the trope rather than being examples of the trope. There has to be a decent critic quote out there for this one.

rjd1922 Paladin from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Paladin
Sep 11th 2019 at 3:45:33 PM

It was pointed out on the now-stalled TRS thread for Keet that Genki Sakura from Monster Rancher, who's referred to in the page quote, is a Genki Guy, not a Keet. Should that quote be changed?

Steel be with you.
Mahoxy aka DJ Cold Breakfast, aka The Fuzzy Dazzler from Inkopolis Relationship Status: In another castle
aka DJ Cold Breakfast, aka The Fuzzy Dazzler
Sep 15th 2019 at 9:00:32 PM

I've got a couple of suggestions that I think fit the tropes better:


Verbal Tic:
"This guy KONK! has a strange KONK! speech pattern KONK! Oh no, it's KONKtagious!"
Konk's toy description, The Legendary Starfy

Teleportation:
"You could go anywhere anytime. Instantly. Win any race. Flank any enemy. Get out of any situation. Do you realize how much time we spend going from place to place? Imagine a world where you're always where you want to be. THAT'S the power of teleportation."
Marina, Splatoon 2

Noodle Implements:
Gumball: I only have one question, though. What were you gonna do with the fan and the dice?
Jamie: Nothing. I know people who imagine way scarier stuff than anything I could think of. So I just took any two words together. You, me, a jug of gravy, and an umbrella. A flame and a French horn. A feather duster and a pack of mini pizzas.

Winning is temporary, but looking cool is forever!
Mahoxy aka DJ Cold Breakfast, aka The Fuzzy Dazzler from Inkopolis Relationship Status: In another castle
aka DJ Cold Breakfast, aka The Fuzzy Dazzler
Sep 20th 2019 at 9:06:27 PM

If there are no objections, I'll go ahead and add the three suggestions above.

Winning is temporary, but looking cool is forever!
Sep 21st 2019 at 1:18:26 AM

The quote for The Abridged Series is quite long. I suppose it doesn't really illustrate the trope so much, either. Is there a better quote we can use?

chasemaddigan Playing the world's smallest violin.
Playing the world's smallest violin.
Sep 21st 2019 at 11:34:16 AM

Christmas Rushed currently has two page quotes. The Miyamoto quote was there first and I think it's the better quote. Thoughts?

wingedcatgirl it's her... the real winged cat girl... from Catgirl Heaven, presumably Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
it's her... the real winged cat girl...
Sep 21st 2019 at 11:44:42 AM

I agree, delete the extra quote.

🐱 Name: Sylvi 🐱 Pronouns: it/they/she 🐱
Sep 22nd 2019 at 2:54:09 PM

I'd like to reiterate Wham Shot. Just gonna copy what I said before:

Wham Shot has a quote that references a specific shot that's not even an example (it's a "Hell, Yes!" Moment paired with Rule of Cool), and it doesn't fit with the quotes from Wham Line and Wham Episode, which are about the trope rather than being examples of the trope. There has to be a decent critic quote out there for this one.

rjd1922 Paladin from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Paladin
Sep 22nd 2019 at 10:42:11 PM

The quote on Steven Universe: The Movie is from an Adventure Time song that's only related to the movie by being inspired by the same event in Rebecca Sugar's childhood. I think something from the actual movie or its marketing would work better.

Steel be with you.
Sep 25th 2019 at 12:20:52 PM

Badass Driver has a line about the Stig. The Stig is an example, but this explains nothing about the trope. Permission to delete?

rjd1922 Paladin from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Paladin
Sep 25th 2019 at 12:23:40 PM

[up]Yeah, that quote should go.

Steel be with you.
WarJay77 Spooky Scary from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Spooky Scary
Sep 25th 2019 at 12:45:41 PM

[up][up] Yeah, it's not illustrative at all.

Female troper who likes Pokemon, ARGs, Writing, and more. / Links: Sandbox.Zero Context Example Thread - Sandbox.Roleplay Cleanup Thread
dsneybuf Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Sep 26th 2019 at 3:22:39 AM

[up]x4 It also started bothering me today; thank you for pointing it out first.

Brainulator9 Regular garden-variety troper. from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Regular garden-variety troper.
Sep 26th 2019 at 10:53:33 AM

Shoo Out the New Guy still duplicates Bus Crash. Because the quote illustrates the latter but not the former, I plan to replace the quote on the former with that on its Quotes/ subpage and then Cut List said subpage. Does that sound good?

You don't mean no-nothing at all to me...
Jester_Punslinger I fight for a "Jest" cause from Somewhere back in time. Relationship Status: Non-Canon
I fight for a "Jest" cause
Sep 26th 2019 at 6:24:34 PM

[up] Sounds good

Just seen that Clarke's Third Law has two page quotes... which should be removed?

The Rosers were red. The Drownies are blue. I know What the Thunder Said. Do you?
wingedcatgirl it's her... the real winged cat girl... from Catgirl Heaven, presumably Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
it's her... the real winged cat girl...
Sep 28th 2019 at 9:07:09 PM

The page quote for Lame Excuse isn't an example. Does anyone have any alternatives or should we just pull it?

🐱 Name: Sylvi 🐱 Pronouns: it/they/she 🐱
naturalironist from The Information Superhighway Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
Sep 28th 2019 at 11:57:50 PM

Pull. I'm also seeing a lot of examples on the page that aren't about medical conditions (aka misuse).

"It's just a show; I should really just relax"

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