Trope Workshop talk:Ram by Braking

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While we wait for this trope to be rewritten...

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Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

...Might we entertain suggestions for a better name? I mean, "Forced Rear-end Collision" is clunky but sounds better than "Ram by Braking".

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

"Braking Forces Ramming" is the best I can come up with, and it isn't very good.

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

"Chase-Breaking Brakes"? "Brake Escape"? Still not my best but better than the nothing-burgers I was coming with just earlier.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

"Chase-Breaking Braking", maybe? For the wordplay, of course. :)

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

Yeah, on second inspection, I think that might be one of my better ones. The question is if anyone else agrees...

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

I have no objections. I have no strong feelings one way or the other, though, to be honest.

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Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Does no one care to improve this one?

Maybe we should delete it outright.

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

What kind of improvements are you suggesting? I feel like I could start with the description, but I might wait for your answer so that I have a clear goal to work towards.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Well, yes, the description. That's explicitly tagged in the text, and is the reason the trope was moved back into the workshop.

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

Did the best I could, though I'd swear there was a different term for this trope...

Related, I went searching for one, and rediscovered the "swoop and squat", which I'll be adding as an example shortly.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

That's a much better description than what we had inherited from the TVTropes fork. Thank you for writing it!

If we don't use "swoop and squat" as a new trope name (and it is somewhat esoteric), we can at least make that phrase a redirect to the trope.

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

Sure could! As far as names, I'm drawing a blank myself. (can't manage anything better than "brake trapping...")

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