Archived Discussion

This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.

Seen something of interest in a work of media, but you don't know what it is an example of?

You know, that thing where...?

Examples that have since found a home:

Gunnerkrigg Court

The Slippery Skid
  • Something slick like oil, or slippery like a jar of marbles, is poured out on to a floor, and a targeted character slips, skids and falls. I see it in broad physical comedy a lot. Is it just a Banana Peel? Something different?

Telepathic Sneeze
  • An Anime Trope where Alice discusses Bob out of his earshot. When then cut to Bob, who sneezes. A western version is "My ears are burning". Saw it in the Pokémon ep "If the Scarf Fits, Wear It".

    • Seems to have been launched as Sneezing

Wascally Wabbit: So what purpose does this page serve that creating a ykttw would't?

Document N: It's easier (or you don't have to learn how to use it separately), entries don't expire, and you're not expected to have three examples and be certain they don't fit an existing trope?
Should new entries be added at the top or at the bottom? And should entry titles be bolded or not? I was going to add this (finding that Repeat What You Just Said didn't fit), but I wasn't sure which to do. —Document N