History Main / SquarePegRoundTrope

21st Sep '17 6:21:28 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** BrokenBase is for issues within a specific fandom, not for the reception of a work as a whole. Those who dislike a work are obviously not part of the "Base". Additionally, BrokenBase tends to be used for [[FandomRivalry rivalries between different fandoms]], rather than (just) rivalries ''within'' fandoms.

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** BrokenBase is for issues within a specific fandom, not for the reception of a work as a whole. Those who dislike a work are obviously not part of the "Base". Additionally, BrokenBase tends to be used for [[FandomRivalry rivalries between different fandoms]], rather than (just) rivalries ''within'' fandoms. This also requires the conflict be big enough to stay sustained, so anything prior to the release of a work is exempt as too soon to judge.
19th Sep '17 5:55:34 AM dkiely
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* AdultFear refers to anything that would upset levelheaded adults and could actually happen in real life. Most tropers seem to think it's exclusively about children in peril, which wouldn't be a misuse so much as simply forgetting that Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible... if they bothered to remember that the peril in question ''can't be fantastic'' to begin with, even if the world it exists in is. For instance, a perfectly mundane murderer luring children away from their parents' backyard would be an example of AdultFear, even if the world also happens to include wizards and dragons. But having the murderer turn out to be a shapeshifting demon would not be.

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* AdultFear refers to anything that would upset levelheaded adults and could actually happen in real life. Most tropers seem to think it's exclusively about children in peril, which wouldn't be a misuse so much as simply forgetting that Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible... if they bothered to remember that the peril in question ''can't be fantastic'' to begin with, even if though the world it exists in is.over all can be. For instance, a perfectly mundane murderer luring children away from their parents' backyard would be an example of AdultFear, even if the world also happens to include wizards and dragons. But having the murderer turn out to be a shapeshifting demon would not be.
19th Sep '17 5:53:59 AM dkiely
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* AdultFear refers to anything that would upset levelheaded adults and could actually happen in real life. Most tropers seem to think it's exclusively about children in peril, which wouldn't be a misuse so much as simply forgetting that Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible... if they bothered to remember that the peril in question ''can't be fantastic'' to begin with.

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* AdultFear refers to anything that would upset levelheaded adults and could actually happen in real life. Most tropers seem to think it's exclusively about children in peril, which wouldn't be a misuse so much as simply forgetting that Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible... if they bothered to remember that the peril in question ''can't be fantastic'' to begin with.with, even if the world it exists in is. For instance, a perfectly mundane murderer luring children away from their parents' backyard would be an example of AdultFear, even if the world also happens to include wizards and dragons. But having the murderer turn out to be a shapeshifting demon would not be.
17th Sep '17 6:21:03 PM Kissinger113
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* ButtMonkey means simply a character who regularly has things go wrong for them, and nothing more. This is an {{inversion}} of Square Peg Round Trope where people ''refuse'' to use it even when it fits, because they mistakenly believe that it is required to be PlayedForLaughs. There is a type of ButtMonkey that is required to be PlayedForLaughs--but that trope is TheChewToy.

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* ButtMonkey means simply a character who regularly has things go wrong for them, hardly ever work out for, and nothing more. This is an {{inversion}} of Square Peg Round Trope where people ''refuse'' to use it even when it fits, because they mistakenly believe that it is required to be PlayedForLaughs. There is a type of ButtMonkey that is required to be PlayedForLaughs--but that trope is TheChewToy.
17th Sep '17 1:00:47 PM nombretomado
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Compare Administrivia/NotASubversion, where an example is labeled a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] when it's another form of playing, and Administrivia/NotADeconstruction, where an example or work is taken for a {{deconstruction}} when it's used in some other way, usually just DarkerAndEdgier or subverted. The non-trope version of this is YouKeepUsingThatWord. Contrast TropesAreFlexible, when people only stick to a rigid definition of a trope and consider any variation to be PlayingWithATrope rather than playing the trope straight.

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Compare Administrivia/NotASubversion, where an example is labeled a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] when it's another form of playing, and Administrivia/NotADeconstruction, where an example or work is taken for a {{deconstruction}} when it's used in some other way, usually just DarkerAndEdgier or subverted. The non-trope version of this is YouKeepUsingThatWord. Contrast TropesAreFlexible, Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible, when people only stick to a rigid definition of a trope and consider any variation to be PlayingWithATrope rather than playing the trope straight.
17th Sep '17 11:54:58 AM nombretomado
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* HypnoTrinket is about any {{Brainwashing}} item that looks like an everyday wearable thing (clothing, jewelry, etc.). Anything worn or slapped on the skin, yet looks obviously like a MindControlDevice, is just that trope [[TheSameButMoreSpecific but wearable]].

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* HypnoTrinket is about any {{Brainwashing}} item that looks like an everyday wearable thing (clothing, jewelry, etc.). Anything worn or slapped on the skin, yet looks obviously like a MindControlDevice, is just that trope [[TheSameButMoreSpecific [[Administrivia/TheSameButMoreSpecific but wearable]].
17th Sep '17 11:43:21 AM nombretomado
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Compare NotASubversion, where an example is labeled a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] when it's another form of playing, and NotADeconstruction, where an example or work is taken for a {{deconstruction}} when it's used in some other way, usually just DarkerAndEdgier or subverted. The non-trope version of this is YouKeepUsingThatWord. Contrast TropesAreFlexible, when people only stick to a rigid definition of a trope and consider any variation to be PlayingWithATrope rather than playing the trope straight.

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Compare NotASubversion, Administrivia/NotASubversion, where an example is labeled a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] when it's another form of playing, and NotADeconstruction, Administrivia/NotADeconstruction, where an example or work is taken for a {{deconstruction}} when it's used in some other way, usually just DarkerAndEdgier or subverted. The non-trope version of this is YouKeepUsingThatWord. Contrast TropesAreFlexible, when people only stick to a rigid definition of a trope and consider any variation to be PlayingWithATrope rather than playing the trope straight.



* SubvertedTrope: Or at least the word "subverted" is [[NotASubversion misused all over the place]]. The term means a bait and switch move with a trope. Many here think it means any form of PlayingWithATrope, or even playing a trope straight but [[TropesAreNotBad they want to say it's subverted anyway]].

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* SubvertedTrope: Or at least the word "subverted" is [[NotASubversion [[Administrivia/NotASubversion misused all over the place]]. The term means a bait and switch move with a trope. Many here think it means any form of PlayingWithATrope, or even playing a trope straight but [[TropesAreNotBad they want to say it's subverted anyway]].
17th Sep '17 11:02:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* NukeEm is a trope about using nuclear weapons too eagerly or too much. Lots of examples added there are mostly about "this work has nuclear weapons", which [[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs isn't a trope]] by itself.

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* NukeEm is a trope about using nuclear weapons too eagerly or too much. Lots of examples added there are mostly about "this work has nuclear weapons", which [[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs isn't a trope]] by itself. If the use of nuclear weapons is a reasonable resort given the scope of the situation, see NuclearOption.
14th Sep '17 1:24:03 AM Kadorhal
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* AKA47 is about weaponry in video games being [[BlandNameProduct given a different name for trademark reasons]]. Every now and then a page that ends up mentioning the AK-47 assault rifle will have its name potholed to the trope because, hey, it's only missing one letter, that's gotta count, right?[[note]]Ignore that most AK-47's in games nowadays are actually AKM's, and thus would count for this trope.[[/note]]

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* AKA47 is about weaponry in video games being [[BlandNameProduct given a different name for trademark reasons]]. Every now and then a page that ends up mentioning the AK-47 assault rifle will have its name potholed to the trope because, hey, it's only missing one letter, that's gotta count, right?[[note]]Ignore that right?[[note]]Ironically, most AK-47's in games nowadays instances actually would count - very few video-game "AK-47s" are actually AKM's, and thus would count for this trope.the original model that was given that name.[[/note]]
9th Sep '17 2:17:02 PM Kissinger113
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* ButtMonkey means simply a character to whom bad things constantly happen, and nothing more. This is an {{inversion}} of Square Peg Round Trope where people ''refuse'' to use it even when it fits, because they mistakenly believe that it is required to be PlayedForLaughs. There is a type of ButtMonkey that is required to be PlayedForLaughs--but that trope is TheChewToy.

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* ButtMonkey means simply a character to whom bad who regularly has things constantly happen, go wrong for them, and nothing more. This is an {{inversion}} of Square Peg Round Trope where people ''refuse'' to use it even when it fits, because they mistakenly believe that it is required to be PlayedForLaughs. There is a type of ButtMonkey that is required to be PlayedForLaughs--but that trope is TheChewToy.
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