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jordan michael
09-19-2005, 12:14 PM
i always thought they ment there was some extra emph. behind the words, but if you say them like that it sounds horrible. what do bold words mean?

Race
09-19-2005, 12:16 PM
I think they are key words as far as what they imply - not how they sound. Of course, it may just be the writer or letter taking liberties . . .

Taxman
09-19-2005, 12:18 PM
Those are coded espionage correspondences.

Cth
09-19-2005, 12:19 PM
Finally saw a BrianS thread, eh?

DonFanucci
09-19-2005, 12:23 PM
They're supposed to be words that, when spoken, would have emphasis.... but for some reason, writers want to use them like a hi-liter, bolding words they think are important and that the reader should know are important.

But if said writer was a good writer, he wouldn't have to bold words that are important, because the writing would stand alone, without the aid of college-boy hi-liter.

Victor Cabanelas
09-19-2005, 12:32 PM
I think that it was Will Eisner the one who said that if you only read the words in bold, you can get the idea of what´s going on.

Amos Moses
09-19-2005, 12:35 PM
It's mean to get your attention!

Flonk
09-19-2005, 12:36 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/EdmundOG/untitled.jpg
Bold letters are for PUSSIES! Random CAPITALS are the way to GO!

Has this bit run it's course yet?

McAfee
09-19-2005, 12:52 PM
Some writers use them properly--to emphasize certain words that really need to stand out so that the reader can gain insight from the characters tone and inflection. Others just like to draw attention to words. Frank Miller and Alan Moore bold about every other word.

TRILL, THE CARBON BASED LIFEFORM
09-19-2005, 12:52 PM
Has this bit run it's course yet?
:( I like the RANDOM capitals.

Ben Rosen
09-19-2005, 01:12 PM
well, bad writers make them not make sense.

Generic Poster
09-19-2005, 01:15 PM
Has this bit run it's course yet?


Nope.

Flonk
09-19-2005, 01:26 PM
:( I like the RANDOM capitals.

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/EdmundOG/untitled.jpg
EEEK! A girl! I don't like GIRLS. They destract from the MISSION. That's why I've got a SEXY BUTLER. He keeps the LADIES occupied, so I can GO fight CRIME. You got a PROBLEM with fighting CRIME?

*biff pow*

heh heh heh

TRILL, THE CARBON BASED LIFEFORM
09-19-2005, 01:35 PM
All Star Batman][/b]
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/EdmundOG/untitled.jpg
EEEK! A girl! I don't like GIRLS. They destract from the MISSION. That's why I've got a SEXY BUTLER. He keeps the LADIES occupied, so I can GO fight CRIME. You got a PROBLEM with fighting CRIME?

*biff pow*

heh heh heh

He figured out I was a girl? He really IS the GREATEST detective EVER.

Kefky
09-19-2005, 01:58 PM
Has this bit run it's course yet?

I'm actually waiting until his personality takes over and we have no more Flonk. All-Star Batman 24 hours a day, baby! :twisted: