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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

SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jul 22nd 2014 at 1:10:43 AM

Blame Game switch done and tagged.

Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Jul 22nd 2014 at 8:10:33 AM

[up][up] I like "Payback can be shockingly quick" for Laser-Guided Karma. [tup]

edited 22nd Jul '14 8:10:38 AM by Willbyr

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SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Rethkir A Trusted Friend in Science and Ponies from the gap between dimensions
Jul 26th 2014 at 5:39:45 AM

What Willbyr said.

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Spark9 Gentleman Troper! from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Jul 27th 2014 at 2:29:49 PM

I think Laser-Guided Karma works fine without a caption.

I also think the image should be magnified to twice its current size; is that an obvious improvement or does it need a thread?

Special trousers. Very heroic.
Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Jul 27th 2014 at 9:18:40 PM

If you can find a larger version that's good quality, go ahead and change it out; quality swaps generally don't need a thread.

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SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jul 30th 2014 at 1:54:06 AM

Fighting Spirit got its caption changed from "I choose you, Pika- er, Star Platinum!" to "ORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORA" which is a meme apparently.

Jul 30th 2014 at 6:36:33 AM

Neither the old caption or the new one make much sense to me... I guess they both relate to things I'm unfamiliar with? A better caption would be something that doesn't require you to know a work (or a meme) to get it.

edited 30th Jul '14 6:36:53 AM by Tuomas

Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Jul 30th 2014 at 7:06:59 AM

Not sure about the first one...I think the second is a rapid-fe Ki Ai that the character yells as he's attacking. Neither is good.

edited 30th Jul '14 7:07:47 AM by Willbyr

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Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Jul 30th 2014 at 7:29:19 AM

The second one is a kiai. I've fixed the pothole so that it shows the correct spelling (kiai rather that KiAi), but nope, neither caption is very good.

...if you donít love youíre dead, and if you do, theyíll kill you for it.
ShadowHog from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Jul 30th 2014 at 10:00:41 AM

It might be a meme, but it's at least relevant to the image at hand (IIRC characters in Jojo actually do say this during such attacks).

Moon
dRoy Perpetually clueless from The Happy Place Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Perpetually clueless
Aug 10th 2014 at 4:56:05 AM

So what? To those who are not familiar with the series, that caption means nothing.

(No, my avatar is totally not ironic)

Here is my proposal for the caption of Fighting Spirit:

"Float like a butterfly, and sting like a bee. An entire nest of them."

Maybe too incomprehensible? tongue

Also, I have a proposal for the caption for Coy, Girlish Flirt Pose:

"Either she's very into you, or she's trying to channel Liam Gallagher."

Maybe incomprehensible to those who don't know Oasis?

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Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Aug 10th 2014 at 6:23:41 AM

[up] I think I know what you're getting at, but I dunno that it works very well for the theme of the page.

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dRoy Perpetually clueless from The Happy Place Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Perpetually clueless
Aug 13th 2014 at 11:58:43 PM

A caption suggestion for Rubber Man:

"Rubber and a fighter."

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Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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CompletelyNormalGuy Definitely not a weirdo from The Other Rainforest
Definitely not a weirdo
Aug 14th 2014 at 6:36:28 PM

I think it's a bit of a stretch...

No, just kidding. I like it too.

No noodles here. Just bad movies. Join us.
Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Aug 15th 2014 at 7:39:45 AM

Mmmmm...I kinda jumped the gun, but I went ahead and added it.

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Rethkir A Trusted Friend in Science and Ponies from the gap between dimensions
Aug 29th 2014 at 1:13:56 PM

What's up with the caption on Our Ghosts Are Different? "Told you our ghosts are different." Other than being irrelevant to the image, it's just digging its heel into the sucky snowclone name.

edited 29th Aug '14 1:40:13 PM by Rethkir

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SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Aug 29th 2014 at 1:16:26 PM

Gah. Hit that with a pāoa.

dRoy Perpetually clueless from The Happy Place Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Perpetually clueless
Aug 29th 2014 at 6:17:03 PM

"At least he doesn't sparke."

Failing that,

"Nope, still calling the Ghostbusters."

Failing that,

"Easy come, easy ghost."

.....Okay, I got nothin. XP

Mother of god...You turned one of the hardest and best Champions into an absolute joke. - Zelenal
Telcontar In uffish thought from England
In uffish thought
Aug 30th 2014 at 12:03:29 AM

Dafuq is a pāoa? Searching turns up some Maori tribe.

I like "easy come, easy ghost".

That was the amazing part. Things just keep going.
SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Aug 30th 2014 at 12:13:40 AM

"Easy come, easy ghost." is good for me.

Pāoa is the rod that the Hawaiian goddess Pele uses to create volcanic cones.

Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Aug 30th 2014 at 5:55:04 AM

+1 for "Easy come, easy ghost."

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dRoy Perpetually clueless from The Happy Place Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Perpetually clueless
Aug 30th 2014 at 7:24:48 AM

grin

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Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Aug 30th 2014 at 4:06:17 PM

Although, I have to say, that kinda sounds like a husband being killed for performance issues.

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