Administrivia / TRS Wick Cleaning

This is a list of wick cleanings mandated by TRS efforts. Please add new workpiles to the bottom of the list, so that older efforts have better visibility.

If you're waiting on a TRS slot, finishing off one of these is a great way to open up a spot.

Renames - be sure to check the definition of the page(s), many of these were renamed due to misuse.

Closer to Earth to Women Are Wiser: 583 wicks left (with 43 additional as Voice Of Reason) as of 11/13/2015

Kuudere to Sugar and Ice Personality: 520 wicks as of 9/21/2015 (Checked up to M)

  • Unless it refers to the fanspeak term, in which case it can stay

Dojikko to Cute Clumsy Girl: 599 wicks as of 11/13/2015

  • Only wicks that directly refer to the fanspeak term should stay

Image Boards to 4chan: 833 wicks (with 192 additional as Imageboard) as of 11/13/2015

  • Only wicks directly referring to 4chan need to be changed.

Bigger Bad to Greater Scope Villain: 2725 wicks as of 6/17/2016

The Dev Team Thinks of Everything to Developers' Foresight: 1033 wicks as of 6/17/2016

Instant Awesome, Just Add Ninja to Gratuitous Ninja: 279 wicks as of 6/17/2016

  • If the ninjas do fit into the setting, change to just Ninja instead.

Mommy Issues and Daddy Issues to Freudian Excuse: 348 wicks and 250 wicks respectively as of 6/18/2016

  • This only applies if the character with the issues is a villain. If it's just any person with a horrible mother or father, that's Abusive Parents.


Splits - wicks need to be changed to two or more different tropes

Most require familiarity with works.

Megane into the various Glasses Tropes: 644 wicks as of 11/13/2015

  • Only wicks that directly refer to the fanspeak term should stay

Green Lantern Ring to: 419 wicks as of 11/13/2015

Toy Ship into Puppy Love: 569 wicks left as of 9/21/2015

  • Only wicks that directly refer to the fanspeak term should stay. In-universe examples go to Puppy Love.

Nerd Glasses into Opaque Nerd Glasses: 1048 wicks remaining as of 9/21/2015


Removal - most of the wicks need to be removed, save for special cases

Fetish Fuel: 1775 wicks as of 11/13/2015


Clean Up - wicks need to be checked for misuse

Shared Universe cleanup: 585 wicks (with 9 additional as Shared World) as of 11/13/2015

  • This trope is defined as "A fictional universe constructed by multiple writers/creative teams working independently from each other." It is frequently misused.

Aristocrats Are Evil cleanup: 1515 wicks as of 11/13/2015

  • "Aristocrat" must be shorthand for "evil" to qualify. Pull Zero Context Examples to discussion. Kill "aversions" on sight.

Me's a Crowd wick cleaning: 986 wicks as of 11/13/2015

  • Me's a Crowd is a plot when the main character duplicates himself. Examples of self-duplication in general should be moved to Self-Duplication.

Implacable Man and The Juggernaut: 2462 and 1417 wicks as of 11/13/2015

  • Frequently misused for each other. The Implacable Man is slowed by obstacles, but finds a way to deal with them. The Juggernaut goes right through them as though they never existed in the first place.
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