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To make is easier to track what themes have been suggested, this will be a central location for proposing themes for future Screenshot of the Week contests.

Please limit answers to one theme per answer to allow for voting on individual themes. For submission, please have a short summary like "Glitches and bugs", followed by a small summary.

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    Will answers be removed once the theme has been done? Commented Apr 20, 2020 at 22:53
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    @FabianRöling no, we will reuse themes in the future
    – Dragonrage Mod
    Commented Apr 20, 2020 at 22:54
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    I added a couple of non-suggested themes used in previous contest, just to keep track and maybe reuse them in the future
    – pinckerman
    Commented Mar 13 at 17:05

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Theme idea: Shiny things!

Stuff that glows, glitters, and sparkles, and that a Magpie would like to steal.


Theme Featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week #95 - Shiny things!
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Theme idea: Video Game Toilets.

As inspired by this recent viral question, we want to see the best toilets as featured in a video game. This somehow seems like a worthwhile theme to try out for one of the weeks!

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    Hopefully we don't get a lot of ... crappy screenshots from this theme ;D Commented Nov 21, 2023 at 15:03
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Theme idea: Into the storm!

Rain, snow, sand, flower petals, arrows, or anything at all that could be considered a storm worthy to remember.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week Contest #38: Into the Storm
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Theme Idea: How Fashionable!

Check out these duds! Showcase your character wearing their fanciest, funniest, rarest, coolest, grungiest -- whatever attire you'd like to show off.


Them featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week #86: How Fashionable!
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Theme idea: Modding/Mods

Mods add a whole new experience to games. Show us yours!

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Theme idea: Wildlife

Any cool, cute, creepy, terrifying, etc animals, monsters, and other assortments of wildlife.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the week contest #6: Wildlife
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Theme idea: Heroic Women

Any herioc-looking female character!

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Theme idea: Character Customization

Show us those amazing characters that you've spent hours/days creating.


Theme Featured in:

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  • Physical appearance, or customized gear, weapons, etc.? Maybe split the two?
    – Joachim
    Commented Apr 20, 2020 at 21:56
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    @Joachim those all fit. mostly thinking of decking your character out in cool gear and posting a picture of them. that can include customize gear, weapons, etc.
    – Dragonrage Mod
    Commented Apr 20, 2020 at 21:58
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Theme idea: Cameo

Any spotted appearance of a well-known person/character/sprite from another videogame (or universe).

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Theme Idea: Romance

Living in the sunlight, loving in the moonlight, having a wonderful time!

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Theme idea: Game Over Screens.

Similar to "Loading Screens", some are funny, some are sad, I'm sure there are hidden masterpieces out there.

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Theme idea: Selfies

Just like in real life: your character face with something interesting on the background


Theme featured in:

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    Watch dogs 2 had the selfie feature standing in front of SF landmarks in game. Commented Apr 27, 2020 at 5:30
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Theme idea: Small but powerful

A pint-sized character that packs a surprising punch.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week #112 - Small but powerful
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Theme Idea: Constructive Buildings

The best buildings or infrastructures you can find.


Theme featured in:

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Theme Idea: Conquering Nature

The reverse of my previous idea, Screenshots of the devastation to nature for your own personal gain like how much of a forest you demolished for your village, how flattened a mountain got for you to get some ore.

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Theme idea: Reactions

The kind of images you could use as a response to a situation

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  • You want to start a breeding ground for memes?
    – Joachim
    Commented May 14, 2020 at 10:04
  • @Joachim More like contain them to a single theme.
    – Batophobia
    Commented May 14, 2020 at 15:51
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Theme: Sweet Rides

Show off your wheels (or other vehicles) in your favorite game!


Theme Featured in:

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Theme idea: Traitor

From Sylvanas from World of Warcraft to Loki from Avengers, may the best back-stabbing character win this round!

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Theme: I got your back

The main character often gets all the attention, but let's look at moments when a side character gets their "15-minutes-of-fame"

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Theme Idea: Favourite Companion

This can be any companion; from loyal animal companions, an odd couple entwined eternal in an unpredictable world... to an android friend follower, equally invested in your shared escapades, giving ever-welcome bites of sage advice and backup muscle just when you really need it. ...and everything in between!


Theme featured in:

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Theme: Going Fast!

Screenshots of really fast things!


Theme featured in:

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Theme idea: Physics

The joy of ragdolls, completely destructible environments, rigid/soft bodies, real-time simulated particles, ballistics, aerodynamics, &c.

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Theme Idea: Difficult decisions

Games often ask us to make hard and meaningful choices. Let's collect the moments in gaming which had us put down the controller and think hard about what's the right course of action.

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Theme Idea Weapon Customization

Do trick out your sword to burn your foes with blue flames on a hit, or have you somehow managed to fit five different scopes on your gun, or perhaps you've decided to use a tool that isn't really supposed to be a weapon in the first place.

This'll be the week to share it


Theme Featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week #94 - Weapon customization
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    Tarkov be like: "Yo Dawg, I heard you like sniper scopes, so we put a sniper scope in your sniper scope, so you can snipe while you snipe"
    – Timmy Jim Mod
    Commented Jul 14, 2022 at 16:39
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Theme idea: Food

What delicious morsels exist in your game? Is it a mountain of meat? A world made of cake? Would you eat that meal if it was on your plate?


Theme featured in:

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Theme idea: UI

Another semi-fixed option, but (well-designed / beautiful / hopelessly complex / terrible) UIs need a little love too, every now and then.

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Theme Idea: Out of Context

Let's face it, video game characters are notorious for doing outrageous things in the heat of the moment. The context given during gameplay typically makes their actions appropriate or at the very least, justified. But, sometimes, when these situations are viewed out of context, they become questionable in many different ways. Sometimes games will even remove context from a situation on purpose, just for the sake of entertainment. Regardless of the situation, the perception is generally the same to a wide audience. Some situations are taken in a spicy manner:

Don't touch me, I'm sterile. - Patrick Star

While others make you question what was happening entirely:

Screenshot of Michael Stevens' head in a box.

Show us something in your game that made you or someone else question the situation due to a lack of context. As always, the code of conduct should be followed, so keep the imagery clean!

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    This is a long-winded description for an idea I still don't really understand. Can you clarify it? I also really don't see the relevance of the image. Or maybe just leave it at 'Out of Context' and see how users interpret it?
    – Joachim
    Commented Sep 30, 2021 at 17:53
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    Any picture that it makes perfect sense in the middle of the game, but for someone to see it out of context, it would be very weird.
    – Fredy31 Mod
    Commented Mar 3, 2022 at 15:31
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Theme idea: (Good) Jokes

Simple, yet easily found almost everywhere - jokes in games. Be it obscure references, awkward ones or something else - share the jokes you can find with us!

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Theme idea: Bosses

Submit a screenshot of a boss character from a video game.

Examples:

  • Bowser (Super Mario)
  • The Ender Dragon (Minecraft)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)

Theme featured in:

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Theme: "Wait, that's illegal"

Show us moments or things that feel illegal (in the context and scope of the game), but are completely legal

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