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Linking to a past Trope Repair Shop thread that dealt with this page: Heavily misused, started by RocketScience on Nov 5th 2010 at 10:04:09 AM
Previous Trope Repair Shop thread: Misused, started by MikuruFan on Jul 30th 2013 at 1:11:20 PM
Previous Trope Repair Shop thread: Needs Help, started by Unnerving_Posterior on Feb 16th 2020 at 11:40:28 PM
What happened to the video examples?
Possible new trope, general formula is as such:
Character A insults/schemes against character B in a language they don't believe knows.
Character B replies back in their language something like, "<I don't like getting insulted>"
I know that both Game of Thrones and Boondocks(listed under Crowning Moment of Awesome) have listing for this, and I've heard plenty of IRL stories about things like this. I'm pretty sure I remember other shows having a moment like this.
Might want to discuss that in YKTTW.
Trying not to be whiny about this, but why did the name change to "Oh, Crap!"? I honestly liked it much better when it didn't have any punctuation (as in "Oh Crap").
I agree. Changed.
Much thanks! Some of the other "Oh Crap" pages (Such as Mass "Oh, Crap!") still have the punctuation, but I'll leave that up to you whether or not it should be changed.
Where is the page image? The "just a face and a caption" page listed this article as having a good example of one that's acceptable, but the page is blank. Is it better to have a blank page, or was there a discussion elsewhere that I missed?
There are images on subpages, e.g. OhCrap.Western Animation. Current word is that main pages with subpages split by medium shouldn't have medium-specific images.
As I don't know what the related trope is, there really should be a link directing people for when it's the audience that goes "oh crap." The description specifically mentions at the end that this is in universe only and to delete potholes; this would be the perfect spot to have it.
I agree. It's something that is common and widely experienced, yet no audience-reaction version of Oh, Crap! exists, and so you get the mass amounts of potholing.
I really think our image should be an animated gif of Sabretooth @ around the 00:38-00:39 mark.
A second source in case one of the links go dead.
And a 3rd.
I think this would make a pretty good picture for the article.
Use Image Picking.
Somebody could add it to Image Picking.
How is the page image in any way demonstrating the Trope? It's literally a face and a caption.
Riddled with Compression Artifacts.
I'd suggest the image should be something you'd say "Oh Crap!" about, rather than an image of someone with the feeling.
If it's really a problem, take it to the Image Picking forum. The problem with having the page image be something you'd say "Oh crap!" about is that that is a subjective matter. It would have to be a situation where everyone, regardless of how much they know about the work where the image is taken from, would be able to figure out why they should panic. Second, Just A Face And A Caption notes that pages that are about facial expressions are usually an exception. Third, the trope is about the reaction, not the situation.
For reference, here is the thread that resulted in the current image (which is a higher quality version of the image that is being discussed): https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=jz3rs1gn7y3am1ttxmyztgbw&page=1#19.
EDIT: The image has been brought to Image Pickin' a second time, and the decision was to keep the current image: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=25wxmgdy44pez0a6asphpox2&page=1.
It is a face and a caption, but it's not just a face and a caption. It's a face that is, very very clearly, going "Oh, Crap!". I can't see any way to mistake that expression for something else.
The image shouldn't be about something you'd say Oh, Crap! about, since the trope is about the reaction itself, not what's causing the reaction. Therefore, an image of a character having that reaction is entirely appropriate.
is this◊ better? I will try to change the page image into it.
It's not nearly as expressive.
Please, just leave it alone. It's fine as is.
I was going to ask if there was any objection to Enel's face from One Piece being the page image. His expression when he realises Luffy is immune ot his power is made even better by the fact that he has been invincible up to that point because he controls lightning.
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How well does it match the trope?