This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
: Okay, now that this page actually exists, what distinguishes it from Retirony
: Like Retirony
is not irony. Tempting Fate
is, I guess.
For one, Retirony
was too lumped in the first place. It's supposed to be about someone or something cut down as they made their plans(see the article itself). It's a form of Tempting Fate
Or better put: Retirony
happens in spite of your words. Tempting Fate
: It's not so much that Retirony is a form of this, so much as they're both ways of invoking Finagle's Law
. I now feel that there are tropes invoking Retirony that should be invoking this.
Probably. I was also thinking of making this a category Trope, too, with stuff like Retirony
and Rock Bottom
part of it.
Is someone going to launch the YKTTW
discussion (not Mister Six
who seems to think just writing "From YKTTW
" is enough)?
mean launch the discussion to here? Or to the Trash?
: To here, of course. Discard is only if we determine a proposal matches an existing trope.
movie007: I still remember when the Retirony
trope description was more like this, and there was even a companion Negative Retirony trope. It was probably due to a wrong portmanteau interpretation of the trope name - perhaps, "retrospective irony" instead of "retirement irony".
: How is almost being killed right after saying, "Nothing ever happens here" not
: Personal anecdotes are only suitable for inclusion if they're unusual or funny enough, removed the following:
- This editor, knowing about this trope, had a very wobbly Christmas tree. He went to incredible lengths to describe how unfortunate it would be for the Christmas tree to fall. About thirty seconds after he said this, it fell and he caught it. Barely.
"It could be raining" should have its own page, IMO...
: Here's a list of a hundred of these phrases. Some we have, some we do not.