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The Complete Monster trope's quotes page has been locked due to complaints about numerous quotes that don't fit on the page for one reason or another. Since the main CM cleanup thread prioritizes maintaining entries and judging candidates, it was decided that we need a separate thread to address the quotes page. In this thread, we will try to decide on standards and determine what quotes can be kept, and which should be removed.
Here's a link to the quotes morgue, which I'm currently planning to revise somewhat.
One issue I've noticed with the quote page is that a lot of them are way too long. There should be a certain conciseness to a quotes page, imo. Not any hard word limits, just something to think about.
Agreed. There's a problem with quotes that are taken from long strings of dialogue where they take up space due to the number of lines.
Majesty could you put a link to here on your forum signature, that way it will be easy for people to find this.
Sorry, but how do I do that?
Edited by ImperialMajestyXO on Apr 16th 2019 at 5:49:31 AM
If you go to your profile, there will be an option to add a forum signature like the one I just made.
Okay, I just did it. Thank you.
Just looking at it, the Blade of the Immortal and Date A Live ones should be cut way down. Maybe to:
I think that the 1st one could probably be cut down further to when he says "hey kid" since without the last thing Magatsu says the first part doesn't make much sense. The 2nd one is better cut down
I agree that raising the standards is a good odea even thought I'm a bit sad that all my quotes are getting cut.
If we want a shorter quote for Gregor Clegane, we could use this one:
(Stripped the narration out for conciseness, but given what he's doing in that scene, we could probably leave it in.
Edited by Libraryseraph on Apr 17th 2019 at 11:52:27 AM
Lets hold off on adding/changing/removing for now, we should agree on a standard for quotes to follow first.
If I remember right, Scraggle said that they may come up with a standard to propose but for now I'll propose the one they mentioned a while back.
The standard is that all quotes should show both how vile a person is and how absolutely vile they are. For example the quote below describes the character's horrible actions and outright says that he lacks redeeming feature.
If we're going to be cutting quotes from the list, I would at least save this portion of the dialogue quote from Metroid:
I figure that this one essential highlighting Ridley's character while everything can be cut.
Also, I think we should cut this Ridley quote:
I think one is enough and the former makes Ridley much more personally vile than the latter, which is a generic Kill íEm All line.
Edited by Shadao on Apr 17th 2019 at 3:32:43 AM
By those standards, which Gregor quote would work better, do you think?
The best Gregor quotes are the ones talking about him burning his brother's face (both the novel and show's quotes). Both show how petty and cruel he is, that he doesn't care for his brother, and that he's always been evil.
Notes and suggestions
I'm gonna swing in once in a blue moon but I have to admit that I do add several of the quotes that seems unfit :/ Sorry if I did the action in the past.
Anyways, to participate, when putting these quotes on the morgue? Honestly you can cut the quotes from Nagito Akashi because it feels very wall-of-texty or Snark because it can be placed on The Dreaded. Please let me know what are your thoughts on it.
OK so this thread doesn't loose control I'm going to recommend we work from the top down in chunks, that way all quotes are looked at and we do so in a timely manner. I'll be keeping a list on my own.
Edited by papyru30 on Apr 20th 2019 at 1:05:15 PM
This one can be cut IMO
This sounds more like a Straw Nihilist than a CM. But I'll let you do the rest Papyru
Edited by papyru30 on Apr 20th 2019 at 12:30:46 PM
Iíll take literature, if noone else minds
Thinking about it some more, I'll be busy enough the next week that i probably shouldn't reserve a folder, so never mind
I've done some work on the Quotes Morgue. What I've done is added sections. When a quote gets removed, either I or somebody else will move it to the appropriate section.
I've also taken the liberty of adding some previously removed quotes to the Quotes Morgue. Maybe I'll add quotes rejected by the cleanup threads while I'm at it.
Edited by ImperialMajestyXO on Apr 20th 2019 at 2:11:06 AM
@Imperial Majesty XO I think its a pretty good idea says I.
Not sure if I'll be much of a help
Edited by papyru30 on Apr 20th 2019 at 12:28:05 PM
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