Topic on Trope Workshop talk:Hating What You Are Good At

Title suggestions

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Goo Monster (talkcontribs)

"current title may be a bit of a misnomer. They don't have to hate that what they are skilled at exists to qualify (although they can), they just have to hate doing it" So this title should be replaced or improved.

Goo Monster (talkcontribs)

One possibility that crossed my mind was inserting the word doing between hating and what, so: Hating Doing What You Are Good At

But that seems long and/or clunky.

Lequinni (talkcontribs)

I think that the current title, despite the possible misnomer, is perfectly good because it can be interpreted as "Hating to have the skills", "Hating to have the talent" and "Hating to having to do this thing for a living/for surviving", which can overlap but not necessarily so. Simple is better in titling, and we can always explain the trope in the description

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

I could think of something snappier but it'd probably be more esoteric in comparison... "Career Anchor"? Something to suggest that the issue is being "chained" to said occupation?

Just a 1itt1e bit further (talkcontribs)

"Prodigy Hater" although that really means "hates talented people"

I was thinking of having "prodigy" somewhere in the name.

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

...actually, how about "Reluctant Prodigy"? Not as alliterative as I initially wanted but it has a certain ring to it.

Just a 1itt1e bit further (talkcontribs)
Lequinni (talkcontribs)

"Reluctant Prodigy" sounds good! Changing my vote to this

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)
Agiletek (talkcontribs)

"Prodigy" kinda has its own implications (youth being a big one). "Master" wouldn't work because it implies teaching. Maybe use "Talent"?

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

Great catch - "Reluctant Talent" it is for me.

RivetVermin (talkcontribs)

If you're still looking for alliteration, you could always go with Adverse Adept?

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

Ooh, that could also work.

RivetVermin (talkcontribs)

Seeing as Goo Monster doesn't appear to be troping any more (or is at the least on a break) they aren't about to call a vote themselves, so let's do it now. Should we change the name of this one, and are any of the suggestions good enough? Once that's decided, this one's reasonably close to launching I think?

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Jlaw (talkcontribs)

My vote is keep as is and launch

HeneryVII (talkcontribs)

I'm good with it. Vote aye.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

I'm good with it. Vote aye.

So you want to change the name to one of the suggestions earlier in the thread and launch the trope?

@RivetVermin, please don't make multipart motions - they lead to this sort of confusion.

MOD: Let's not bury a motion to launch deep in a "name this trope" thread. To keep things simple, please only vote on a trope name - we'll do the launch vote later.

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Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

Far as names, "Adverse Adept" strikes me as the best option.

GentlemensDame883 (talkcontribs)

I'm fine with Adverse Adept.