- A quote should be a line that is either humorous, dramatic, or something that you would remember that catches your attention. And it shouldn't just be any line, like characters asking what the weather's like, saying hello, or someone shouting, "Fire weapons!"
- To be correctly formatted, names of characters must be bolded (Not the colon!) Then make ONE space between the colon and the start of the quoted line. And if a character says more than one sentence, only one space between sentences. And with the "..." for when a character trails off and resumes speaking, make sure you have one space after that before the line resumes.
- All action that is not spoken should be italicized, but the parentheses aren't to be italicized.
- Make sure everything is spelled correctly. Capitalization and punctuation are to be included as well.
- Use proper sentence structure. Know when to add a subordinating conjunction in a complex sentence. Do not leave any compound sentence without a comma, conjuction, or a semicolon. A run-on sentence is not acceptable. I do expect proper punctuation to be used at all times, so don't think you're off the hook for leaving out a comma.
- Also, let's try to keep quotes as less cumbersome as possible. Instead of putting "Agent Bishop" or "Darius Dun" (you get the idea) every line, simple "Bishop" and "Darius" should be used. We know who these characters are.
(The Turtles attack Shredder.)
Leonardo: This is the final battle, Shredder!
Shredder: No, I think not. Even though you have the Sword of Tengu, your lives will be depleted at this very moment.
Raphael: I can take you, Shredder; I've beaten you before.
- A note involves facts about the show (not anything involving characters and the plot!!) If this episode was aired on a special airing, was it part of a marathon, exclusive actor info relevant to the episode, etc.
- A trivia blurb is a goof (something wrong in the episode, like a character says something contradicting, or a plothole, etc.)
- An allusion is a reference to arts, geography, literature, politics, etc. in the show that came from outside the show. Here's how you would submit an allusion (an example):
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Bishop: There is nothing to fear but fear itself.
This was a quote by the American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
- A summary should be a quick, brief description that happens in the episode. All of the episodes on this guide have summaries that are nice, quick, and don't give away spoilers that would ruin a plot. Usually anything longer than a short paragraph would be a synopsis. Use common sense. If this is an important detail, would you have wanted to read it before the premiere?
- A recap is far more detailed, describing the episode from beginning to end. It should easily at the least (if not more) be twice the summary's size. It should not just take the summary and describe it a little bit more, but actual sequence of plot from the very beginning to where the credits roll.
- If you're going to edit a summary/recap's contents, don't just take sentences and rearrange them. Or take a compound sentence and make it two sentences. Undoing a contraction, or just rewriting the summary/recap to where it basically has the exact same words, just one or two words changed or rearranged in a sentence. A grammar correction occurs when something incorrect with subject-verb agreement or some usage mechanics are wrong. Or using 'There are' and 'there is' incorrectly with the noun's singularity or plurality.
- Don't make threads about telling where you can watch this show online, posting links (YouTube and similar sites where TV shows can be viewed) and such. Most of that is copyrighted and shouldn't be advertised here.
- And don't fight, flame, troll, spam. Be adults and accept others' ideas. Individuality is a virtue.
- Yes, I know TMNT Fast Forward was not a popular move on 4Kids' part, but we don't need 40 threads complaining about it. One is sufficient.
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