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Mahoxy paf pof from the Splatlands Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
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Feb 20th 2021 at 11:00:38 AM

This one... I'm really not sure where to start. I mean, I can see the ostensibly illegible handwriting in question, but there are so many other problems that I'm really inclined to just find something else.

  1. For one, the image is something of a mess in terms of composition and quality. Much of the image is covered by grey boxes, and there's a rather obnoxious and clickbait-y arrow pointing out the handwriting.
  2. Second, this doesn't seem to do a very good job of illustrating the trope. According to the description, it isn't enough to just have bad handwriting (as "bad handwriting" is subjective) — the handwriting's quality has to be commented on or pointed out by another character. As the aforementioned clickbait arrow has been added to the original image, I don't believe it's sufficient.
  3. Lastly, and probably most importantly, it seems to be a picture of a Real Life medical prescription — does site policy allow that, for legal and/or privacy reasons? While I can assume that the grey boxes are censoring any confidential information, I'm not sure it's a good idea to use something like this regardless.


I did find a potential replacement:

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/undine_handwriting.png

Edited by Mahoxy on Feb 22nd 2021 at 12:33:39 PM

It's funny because we're all living in a simulation and free will is a lie.
Feb 25th 2021 at 9:47:37 AM

I can read part of the suggestion so that blunts its effectiveness to me, but at the same time I don't like the current at all.

jandn2014 Hangs around Image Pickiní a lot from somewhere in Connecticut Relationship Status: Hiding
Hangs around Image Pickiní a lot
Feb 25th 2021 at 10:15:31 AM

Iíll give a [tup] to the suggestion; while I can make out some words, Iím still unable to understand the writing overall.

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WarJay77 Some like it hot from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
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petersohn from Earth, Solar System Relationship Status: Hiding
Feb 25th 2021 at 11:35:11 AM

[tup]suggestion

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TheUnsquished Apparently unsquishable from Southern Limey Land Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Apparently unsquishable
Feb 25th 2021 at 11:58:45 AM

Done and tagged; caption?

Old pic:

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/illegible_8187.jpg

Feb 26th 2021 at 9:30:36 AM

Caption ideas:

Well, it looks perfectly cromulent to me.

It will take at least 5 linguists to sort this out.

I think it's recipe for chicken parmesan?

BombonBombin 2 times Mastropiero Award from Villa Rugosa Relationship Status: In love with love
2 times Mastropiero Award
Feb 26th 2021 at 2:58:00 PM

[up] I like the first.

My ball doesn't bounce anymore because it's broken!
Mar 1st 2021 at 6:49:15 AM

No consensus on a caption; locking up.

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