: Thanks, your comment helped me understand those tropes better. I reworked my main post a bit since your comment.
To Dragon Quest Z
: Do you really think a specific Gratuitous Animals
page is needed? I'd rather suggest categorizing the existing Everything's Better With Indexes
page into several categories: e.g., Animals, Professions, Materials, etc. What do you think?
To Doktorvon Eurotrash
: True, there's some subjectiveness there... but isn't that the case with many tropes? As I understand it, it's when X has no plot- and/or setting-related reason to be their, but is shoved in because of Rule of Cool
or Rule of Funny
. Yes, it's a bit subjective, but imho not 100% subjective.
Would like to hear everyone's opinions about things discussed in my first post.
For me, it's clear that we've stumbled into a major instance of Trope Decay
here. It's almost like, I wanted to dig out a weed in my garden and unearthed an Eldritch Abomination
larger than my city. Most of these tropes need cleansing or rewriting or renaming or at least some tweaking. Some even need to be expunged, probably.
But that's my view of the situation. Want to hear yours.
edited 30th Dec '10 2:55:48 PM by Zulfiqar