Let's hope no one says anything dumb!
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When text, usually dialogue, makes a sound as it comes onto the screen. This sometimes represents the sound of a character's voice, in the absence of voice acting.
Cartoon physics refers to games which do not conform to regular physics, but the "laws" are for a humorous bent rather than conforming to reality. Sometimes it ignores physical laws, like gravity, or tweaks them, like not being totally blown away by dynamite.
Written words that are used to describe sounds, sometimes used in comic book—inspired games, like XIII.
Optional conversation-based cutscenes that are unrelated to the main narrative. These conversations are often humorous or provide insight into the game's setting.
Subtitled Silence is when a character remains silent in a section of dialogue and a subtitle box appears usually having an ellipsis (...) or nothing at all. Most common in J-RPGs and dating sims. The character can also make a small moan or grunt.
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