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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

Libraryseraph Take my revolution! from Canada Relationship Status: Longing for Dulcinea
Take my revolution!
Jan 12th 2020 at 9:53:03 AM

Is this the right forum to talk about Quote Pages in? Because this one from Quotes.Ambiguous Disorder doesn't seem to count, given that it names the disorder in question multiple times

Renarin: I've a blood weakness.
Kaladin: That's a folk description of many different conditions. What do you really have?
Renarin: I'm epileptic. It means—
Kaladin: Yes, yes. Is it idiopathic or symptomatic?
Renarin: Uh...
Kaladin: Was it caused by a specific brain injury, or is it something that just started happening for no reason?
Renarin: I've had it since I was a kid.
Kaladin: How bad are the seizures?
Renarin: They're fine. It's not as bad as everyone says. It's not like I fall to the ground or froth like everyone thinks. My arm will jerk a few times, or I'll twitch uncontrollably for a few moments.
Kaladin: You retain consciousness?
Renarin: Yeah.
Kaladin: Myoclonic, probably. You've been given bitterleaf to chew?
Renarin: I... Yes. I don't know if it helps. The jerking isn't the whole problem. A lot of times, when it's happening, I get really weak. Particularly along one side of my body.
Kaladin: Huh. I suppose that could fit with the seizures. Have you ever had any persistent relaxation of the muscles, an inability to smile on one side of your face, for example?
Renarin: No. How do you know these things? Aren't you a soldier?
Kaladin: I know some field medicine.
Renarin: Field medicine... for epilepsy?

(Also, it's long as hell, but that might just be something that bugs me)

Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination
Jan 12th 2020 at 1:01:28 PM

[up] - Keep first two sentences only? Or just a bit more to confirm epilepsy?

Edited by Malady on Jan 12th 2020 at 1:59:19 AM

Help with possible disambig and redirect issues!
Jan 12th 2020 at 1:15:55 PM

[up][up] That's obvious misuse. There's nothing "ambiguous" about that disorder; it's quite specific.

LordGro from Germany
Jan 12th 2020 at 1:49:21 PM

Wooden Stake has a really lame quote:

"Pshh... Steaks?! You can't slay a vampire with a slab of meat!"
Pearl, Splatoon 2

However, recently a much better quote was added to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer entry in the example section:

Walsh: We use the latest in scientific technology and state-of-the-art weaponry and you, if I understand correctly, poke them with a sharp stick.
Buffy: Well, it's more effective than it sounds.

This example also has a quote that is better than the current page quote:

  • Discussed in an episode of British horror anthology Urban Gothic by vampire Rex:
    "Stake through the heart? I don't know anyone that wouldn't kill."

My suggestion is to scrap the current quote and promote the Buffy quote to page quote.

Let's just say and leave it at that.
Libraryseraph Take my revolution! from Canada Relationship Status: Longing for Dulcinea
Jan 12th 2020 at 3:07:50 PM

For Ironic Nickname:

This guy; Officer Koon. (Is life too fuckin' weird, or what?) Officer Koon looks in the camera, and actually says "oh that Rodney King beating tape? It's all in how you look at it."

Jan 14th 2020 at 2:22:24 PM

[up] I have absolutely no idea how any of that is ironic, even with the potholes (which would have to go for a page quote).

I've hated the quote on It Only Works Once for a while. Finally found a decent replacement on the page:

Flash: (To J'onn) What's the big problem? Can't you just whip up another batch of that nerve gas?
J'onn: Unfortunately, no. The gas can only be made from a rare Martian plant. I brought a sample with me, but it was destroyed when I was captured.
Flash: Uh, what's Plan B?

ShinyCottonCandy Cheatza Cheatza from Free Country, USA Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
Cheatza Cheatza
Jan 14th 2020 at 2:24:48 PM

[up]I agree that your suggested quote makes more sense than the one already present.

I need to think of a better signature.
Jan 14th 2020 at 3:41:32 PM

[up] & [up][up] Seconded. (Thirded?) Supported. By me. The second (or third) person to do so.

Edited by HighCrate on Jan 14th 2020 at 3:41:47 AM

Zyffyr from Portland, Oregon Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Jan 14th 2020 at 5:29:18 PM

I believe the "irony" there is in the officers name. When spelled with a C instead of a K, it is an anti-black slur. It would only be more blatant if it was "Officer Nigger said a little police brutality is a good thing". That said, I don't think the connection is obvious enough to be a good page quote.

wingedcatgirl cat_rotation.gif from Catgirl Heaven, presumably Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
cat_rotation.gif
Jan 14th 2020 at 5:40:05 PM

Also, it looks like it's not an example of Ironic Nickname, on account of not being a nickname.

🐱 Name: Sylvi 🐱 I write things and like to talk about them. 🐱 Pronouns: it/they/she
Jan 15th 2020 at 9:35:14 AM

I honestly got it mixed up with Ironic Name. My bad.

Would it work for Ironic Name?

Edited by neoYTPism on Jan 15th 2020 at 9:37:58 AM

Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Jan 15th 2020 at 11:16:14 AM

[up] I think it would work better for Ironic Name than that page's current quote, which relies on notes explaining the meanings of the Japanese names.

Per this IP thread, I'm proposing to strike the current page quote and use the latter half to replace the current image caption, which is a line from The Prince of Egypt that was connected to the former page pic.

Edited by Willbyr on Jan 15th 2020 at 1:18:15 PM

Resize || Upgrades || My dA page
Brainulator9 Short-Term Projects herald, Hedge Trimmer & more from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Short-Term Projects herald, Hedge Trimmer & more
Jan 15th 2020 at 2:47:42 PM

[up] Both work for me. [tup]

wingedcatgirl cat_rotation.gif from Catgirl Heaven, presumably Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
cat_rotation.gif
Jan 15th 2020 at 4:16:06 PM

I agree that the existing quote on Ironic Name is too obtuse. I don't think the Officer Koon quote is much better. I vote we look for a third option.

🐱 Name: Sylvi 🐱 I write things and like to talk about them. 🐱 Pronouns: it/they/she
Jester_Punslinger I fight for a "Jest" cause from Somewhere back in time. Relationship Status: Non-Canon
I fight for a "Jest" cause
Jan 16th 2020 at 8:48:29 AM

Unholy Matrimony and Big Bad Duumvirate are incredibly similar. Which shall be vanquished and what should it be replaced with?

I also want to put forward a suggestion to the replace the current quote for Gambling Tropes with Miracle of Sound's Filk Song about Fallout: New Vegas, as I feel it covers more tropes than simply betting large amount of money. Thoughts on it's suitability?

To tip the odds and rig the game
Deal another hand and play
Every card a shift of circumstance
Let every bettor stake their claim
Deal another hand and play
Stack the deck, I'm letting nothing fall to chance

The Rosers were red. The Drownies are blue. I know What the Thunder Said. Do you?
Nouct Serial procrastinator from Studying abroad Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Serial procrastinator
Jan 16th 2020 at 9:32:58 AM

Since the quote is alluding to Adam and Eve, it does seem like it should be pulled from Big Bad Duumvirate but Unholy Matrimony is the only one with a quotes page to draw from for alternatives.

"This is tremendous content, where's my phone"
Jan 16th 2020 at 9:53:24 AM

How about this one on the Quotes tab:

For example, your leader is named Thinker, yet he appears to be something of a dullard.

And move the other two to the quotes subpage?

Jan 16th 2020 at 11:33:39 AM

[up][up] OTOH, Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy aren't actually Love Interests in B&R, let alone married, whereas they are a Big Bad Duumvirate, so it's not a bad thing to leave that one on the page for the trope it's actually an example of.

Looking at Quotes.Unholy Matrimony for replacements, I'm partial to this one:

Xanatos: We're genetically compatible, highly intelligent, and have the same goals. It makes perfect sense to get married.
Fox: True, but what about love?
Xanatos: I think we love each other, as much as two people such as ourselves are capable of that emotion.

...as it's one of the very few that actually mentions marriage specifically, as opposed to couplehood or romantic attraction. Unfortunately, without the Pot Holes it sort of leaves the "they're both evil" bit to implication. Strong implication, but it would be nice if it were more clearly spelled out.

The Venture Brothers one is okay too.

Edited by HighCrate on Jan 16th 2020 at 11:34:38 AM

Jan 16th 2020 at 1:45:24 PM

Mysterious Cube of Rubik: The quote is a repeat of the page picture. Voting for removal.

Jan 16th 2020 at 1:45:45 PM

[up][up]I think the Xanatos/Fox one is good enough without potholes. Specifically calling out "people such as ourselves" as being incapable of real love is a pretty common villain thing.

Edited by Discar on Jan 16th 2020 at 1:48:16 AM

Jester_Punslinger I fight for a "Jest" cause from Somewhere back in time. Relationship Status: Non-Canon
I fight for a "Jest" cause
Jan 16th 2020 at 9:12:48 PM

I Am Not Him and Contrasting Sequel Main Character are the same quote. Which needs to be changed?

The Rosers were red. The Drownies are blue. I know What the Thunder Said. Do you?
rjd1922 The Radio Demon from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
The Radio Demon
Jan 16th 2020 at 9:23:13 PM

As I posted on the last page, can I change the quote on Oddity back to the Mother 4 tagline "Truancy, adventure and an aversion to business suits!"?

I haven't been that entertained since the stock market crash of 1929!
wingedcatgirl cat_rotation.gif from Catgirl Heaven, presumably Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
cat_rotation.gif
Jan 17th 2020 at 8:28:57 AM

The quote on Whammy is a: two quotes and b: doesn't actually contain any information about the trope.

🐱 Name: Sylvi 🐱 I write things and like to talk about them. 🐱 Pronouns: it/they/she
Jan 17th 2020 at 8:33:36 AM

[up][up] Since nobody answered: Go ahead if you want to. If there's a dedicated series thread in the Video Games forum, maybe you can ask the users there for input.


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