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Title-guessing game: "I Can't Use These Things Together"

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Summary by Robkelk
TBeholder (talkcontribs)
Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Talking to Yourself redirects to another page with a Non-Indicative Title, as well. So much for that fix.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

SelfCloak came up with a better name, and I just implemented it.

Summary by Robkelk

At the time the question was asked, the page for this site was a "work" page. Five years later, the page for this site is a "website" page.

RocketMaster (talkcontribs)

I want to make a page for DailyMotion, but i don't know what kind of template it needs. Help?

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

It would need a work template, since it's a website that provides video services.

Last Call in the Trope Workshop for...

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Summary by Robkelk

One candidate rejected as a duplicate, one rejected outright, one accepted after getting more examples, one accepted with a different name.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

While I have in the past few months rescued, revised and launched a large number of tropes, I have neither the interest nor the knowledge to whip these into shape. They have sprawled near-dead in the Workshop for months or years, and there always seems to be someone who's willing to tell someone else how to fix them, but can't be bothered to do it themselves. Well, I can't be the one doing all the work. If no one rescues and launches these tropes by the end of the weekend, I am killing them.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

hands LT the shotgun to take them behind the shed if he wants to

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

It looks to me like the only thing keeping "Binary Characterization Assumption" from launching is a lack of examples - and I don't see Irresponsible Captain Tylor listed there yet. I think I can find enough examples to launch that one.

EDIT: Two anime examples and one Real Life example added to "Binary Characterization Assumption", doubling the number of examples we had. Page launched.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)
Labster (talkcontribs)

OK, so I really like Trope Workshop:Trimurti Trio. I learned about a new concept from the page, which is always cool. It's got a great writeup, which clearly defines the trope.

But darned if I can't think of any examples. Or any examples that don't work better as a Power Trio. Maybe if I was familiar with media from the subcontinent, but I'm drawing a blank, and that always makes me wonder if it's not a trope.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Okay, then... I'll hold off on nuking this one until we can come up with a good idea what to do about it.

TBeholder (talkcontribs)

Afterlife Search And Rescue is an obvious duplicate that needs to be merged with redirect, per talk page.

Anonymous Gladiator kind of has a potential, but it needs better description, better name AND examples, so...

Trimurti Trio is passable, but needs a better name.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

A merge I can handle.

And yeah, Anonymous Gladiator. (yes, complete with inexplicable period at the end of the name) has some potential, but someone needs to do something with it. I've been watching it for months now and nobody seems to care to do anything. That's why I started this thread -- it's one thing to do a drive-by posting and say a candidate can be punched up, but it's another thing entirely to actually do it. If no one's going to do anything, then there's no point in keeping it in the workshop.

Trimurti Trio, due to Labster's comments about it, I'll back off from. I'll do the merger on Afterlife. But if no one claims Gladiator by the time I get home from work tonight -- that's approximately 6 PM Eastern Standard Time in the US -- it will get deleted. I'm tired of endless advice and comments but no action.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Okay, the merger on Orphean Rescue has been done, and I'm about to delete the Gladiator.

Do we have a trope for...

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Summary by Robkelk
Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

... the moment when a hero walks up to a monster, and it roars into his face, possibly blowing his hair back with the force of the roar, and he is unaffected, perhaps even bored?

Derivative (talkcontribs)
Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Sadly, no.

Labster (talkcontribs)

Yeah, I'm not seeing a trope. Though I seem to recall it happening in Bullwinkle. Mighty Roar comes closest.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

V4E12 of RWBY has an instance, too. And it seems to be something that lives between Mighty Roar and Roar Before Beating.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

"Widget Series" - Esoteric Name

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Summary by Robkelk

Esoteric but in actual use in Real Life, so not changed.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

According to Wikipedia, widget has at least eight different real-world meanings - none of which are remotely connected to the trope currently named Widget Series.

Does anyone have a suggestion to rename the trope?

Derivative (talkcontribs)

Apparently it's just a short hand of Weird Japanese Thing just like Teal Deer can be considered short hand for TL;DR.

Either rename it to that, or find something that you find less dismissive of Japan.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

If we rename the page to "Weird Japanese Thing", then we'll need another page for all the non-Japanese examples that are currently there.

Derivative (talkcontribs)

Wierd Cultural Differences?

TBeholder (talkcontribs)

Search gives some usage of the phrase. So it's a part of fan lingo, if not wildly popular.

Summary by Robkelk

Trope candidate was accepted and can be found at True Art Is Realistic

Jade Shauni (talkcontribs)
Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

IIRC, that's on our "Restore" list -- I'll bet you we can safely harvest everything off a copy of the original page from the Wayback Machine. I'll have to look tonight when I get back from work.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

And done. By the way, if I had realized you were in the process of recreating a page deleted before the fork, I would have told you that you had no need to rephrase things or put it in the workshop. Those pages are fair game for complete word-for-word recreation directly into the wiki, as they are still covered by the old license. As such, I'm going to launch this page after I'm done here.

Jade Shauni (talkcontribs)

Okay. I'll try to be better.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Oh, you didn't do anything wrong -- you just made more work for yourself than you needed to.

Summary by Robkelk

We don't. Page was deleted as TVTropes tomfoolery.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)
Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Fnord.

But seriously, my vote's to toss the self-demonstrating word-salad pages as we find them.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Concur with Rob on this.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Will do, then.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Found the only reference to this "work": http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=aaz27la7wplbqf441u101e1w&page=1

So, yeah, this is confirmed as TVTropes tomfoolery. And we already have a policy regarding that.

TBeholder (talkcontribs)

> page for an imaginary work

The guidelines are "userspace or nowhere", IIRC?

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Yes, except for things like that bogus animated Anne Frank movie and its million subpages, which I got jumped on for deleting a few years back. (Odd -- even though it got restored, I can't find it now.)

Trope Workshop: Complicated Possibly Requited Love

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Summary by Robkelk

Trope candidate was was deleted as a duplicate.

Jade Shauni (talkcontribs)
Summary by Robkelk

One trope candidate was accepted, the other was deleted as a duplicate.

Jade Shauni (talkcontribs)
Robkelk (talkcontribs)

From a technical point of view, they look good to me (although a quick pass for fixing typos wouldn't hurt).

From a troping point of view... I'm not sure, but I'm only one troper.

Trope Workshop: Forgotten Character

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Summary by Robkelk

Trope candidate has been accepted and can now be found at Forgettable Character

Jade Shauni (talkcontribs)

Hey, I was trying to clean this up, so it won't sound like Tv Tropes. So, what do you think? I'm trying to type the article in my own words and try to carry over the idea. Link: Trope Workshop:Forgettable Character