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Hello and welcome to the 104th edition of the Screenshot of the Week!

To start with, congratulations to the winner of the previous contest! User 23415's picture from won with 14 upvotes!

Last week's winning screenshot one


To submit a screenshot, simply post it as an answer to this question, but please take note of the following:

  • One screenshot per post, and one post per person, please!
  • Limited picture modifications are allowed, such as cropping, simple filters, and blurring of identifying info such as names, but not adding other images or text.
  • To ensure a fair playing field, please post screenshots you've taken yourself rather than ones you found online.
  • Stack Exchange’s Code of Conduct still applies - so if it would be unacceptable to post normally, it’s unacceptable here.

Also, try to avoid pictures that include spoilers. We want everyone to be able to enjoy this contest, so the less spoilers the better.

How long will the contest run?

We will accept submissions for a week, until 19:00 UTC of 2023-12-04, then have a second week-long period where only voting will be accepted. This is to give every submission, even those posted at the end of the first week, a chance to be voted on by everyone.

After the end of the second week, at 19:00 UTC of 2023-12-11, we will count upvotes only to determine the winning screenshot, which will be featured for a week on the main site's photo widget.


Explosions

Make something go boom! The bigger, the better! Post a screenshot with bombs, mines, explosives, fireworks, or grenades, but especially their explosions!

As a reminder, we're always accepting suggestions for themed weeks, and have compiled that suggestion process into a question of its own. Additionally, there is the hall of fame you can check out that contains all the previous contest winners.

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  • Debating if next contest should be the Holiday 2023 theme. It would end on Christmas Day though... so not sure.
    – Timmy Jim Mod
    Nov 27, 2023 at 21:00
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    @TimmyJim With this year's Halloween we started on Halloween, so it could be a nice balance :) Or we can prolong the voting period, or have a Screenshot of the Month, but I'm not sure that's necessary..
    – Joachim
    Nov 27, 2023 at 21:06
  • My #18 submission was basically an item explosion: gaming.meta.stackexchange.com/a/15232/171580 Nov 27, 2023 at 21:33
  • gaming.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/15905/… featured quite a few :) @FabianRöling
    – Timmy Jim Mod
    Nov 27, 2023 at 21:48
  • Don't have a screenshot, but honorable mention video: youtu.be/-c6UNr3M0ok?si=-0W2ueMlrzRJWrnG&t=181
    – Timmy Jim Mod
    Nov 29, 2023 at 19:31
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    Can I submit a screenshot of a duck appearing after a bomb is supposed to explode? Dec 2, 2023 at 14:10
  • @TheEmptyStringPhotographer Yes, please! There are currently no restrictions on the physics (or logic) behind the explosion :)
    – Joachim
    Dec 2, 2023 at 14:44
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    @Joachim I’m asking because of this in a Roblox game I often play. Dec 2, 2023 at 19:07
  • Perhaps I should have submitted a picture of Boom Boom (from the Mario series)
    – User 23415
    Dec 11, 2023 at 17:34
  • @User23415 That's the thing that punches the ground. You mean Bomb-omb. Dec 18, 2023 at 19:38
  • No, I mean this: i.stack.imgur.com/kiyDi.jpg. His name is Boom Boom.
    – User 23415
    Dec 19, 2023 at 15:57
  • Yeah, that's what I meant as well. So just for the name? Because it does not explode. Dec 20, 2023 at 3:20

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Vegeta final explosion -

Screnshot

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    Wrap it up boys, we won't find a bigger explosion.... until the next season of Dragon Ball Z
    – Fredy31 Mod
    Dec 2, 2023 at 2:13
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A clutch Explosion in

Pokemon Electrode uses Explosion while paralyzed with 1 Hotpoint remaining

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    For context: this was a fight vs the main rival of the game. I started the turn Paralyzed (PAR) with Volty's HP in the yellow (below half). Magneton went first, and managed to land a Thunder (it's a lower accuracy, high damage move). Volty survived with 1 HP remaining, avoided being fully Paralysed this turn (which stops you from performing an action), and its Explosion OHKO'd the Magneton. I won the rest of the battle :)
    – Robotnik Mod
    Nov 28, 2023 at 20:27
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    Cool guys don't look at explosions. Olds-cool guys can't look at explosions, because they're not rendered. Nov 29, 2023 at 0:30
  • @FabianRöling haha, I considered sharing a frame of the Explosion going off, but the animation just adds black spots over the Pokemon sprite (not very visually exciting when there's no animation), and you also lose the contextual info of the HP bar and Paralysis for the 'clutch' moment, so I chose the first frame of the animation instead :)
    – Robotnik Mod
    Nov 29, 2023 at 3:05
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    Voltymort's sacrifice will never be forgotten.
    – Timmy Jim Mod
    Nov 29, 2023 at 16:31
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Tifa being Tifa by dodging rolling away from an explosion in

enter image description here

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    Rolling away? Looks more like rolling towards!
    – Timmy Jim Mod
    Nov 28, 2023 at 13:20
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    Rolling forward? More like suplexing the explosion
    – Clockwork
    Dec 3, 2023 at 20:27
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Ifrit in on Switch.

Ifrit

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    Thank you @Joachim
    – nobody
    Nov 30, 2023 at 14:45
  • FYI - if you are on Windows, the "Snipping Tool" makes edits like that easy. Take your original screenshot with the black borders, use the tool, and simply snip away i.stack.imgur.com/5jeL1.gif
    – Timmy Jim Mod
    Nov 30, 2023 at 16:25
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Young Hugo, understandably indifferent about an English camp being blown to smithereens in

enter image description here

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I think I created a galaxy in .

A screenshot of a doombolt explosion in Dawn of War II

Context: I was playing a Chaos Sorcerer from the Game Dawn of War II (within the universe of Warhammer 40000). They sometimes have an ability called "doombolt", which allows them to throw magical bolt of energy which blow upon impact. This was taken when the game froze on a frame, when a bolt was blowing.

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    There's a cinematic explosion in that game, in which an entire planet is blown apart. But I felt like it was too much of a cliché since everyone already took a screenshot of that. So I felt like posting something more original.
    – Clockwork
    Dec 3, 2023 at 21:40
  • youtu.be/F7iYf-rDrmc?t=68 Gotta admit it looks impressive though
    – Clockwork
    Dec 5, 2023 at 8:56
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I think I broke it (a flux construct in ) enter image description here

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  • Rules (and giant robots that try to kill you) are meant to be broken.
    – User 23415
    Dec 11, 2023 at 17:37
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~

This Is How It Feels - Stepson

Context (video)


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    Whoever downvoted this: downvotes don't count for this contest.
    – Clockwork
    Dec 5, 2023 at 8:05
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    It is really sad to see downvotes here... Dec 5, 2023 at 19:50
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    @DiegoBorba Agreed, downvoting is for low quality posts, not posts you disagree with or dislike.
    – User 23415
    Dec 10, 2023 at 22:21

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