Administrivia: Examples Are Not Recent
aka: Examples Are Not Upcoming
TV Tropes is immortal. TV Tropes does not know time. Terms such as "recently" are meaningless to TV Tropes. In other words, TV Tropes is not static. A common mistake made by many well-intentioned tropers is to often use the words "recent", "newest", "latest", "as of now" or something synonymous to describe something within their examples or article (trope or work pages) descriptions. This is usually after some change that shakes the foundation of the work or character. In their zeal, the troper will excitedly state that this is a very recent development, cluing other tropers that the new status is going on right this very minute. As for instance:
- "In the latest issue of Superman..."
- "The Five-Man Band has recently gotten a new member..."
- "The latest law in California has made it illegal for yuri fans to..."
- "The Doctor just finished a mission to protect..."
- "Rumors about the new The Legend of Zelda game are circulating that..."
- "This movie/series/book came out X years ago..."
- "Right now, this movie is in production..."
- "Although Anyone Can Die in this series, for now, The Protagonist is alive."
- "X is becoming increasingly common in this series..."