The "Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?" wick hunt:

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26 desdendelle14th Nov 2011 04:54:50 PM from that place , Relationship Status: It's complicated
Tenno SKOOM!
I shall start working on this forthwith. It's good to see this active again.
EDIT: there are 773 wicks.

edited 14th Nov '11 5:12:18 PM by desdendelle

Madame Vastra: The game is afoot. We're going to need a lot of tea.
27 32_Footsteps15th Nov 2011 08:10:05 AM from Just north of Arkham , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Think of the mooks!
Present and ready to finish this up. I'll start with unpunctuated A.

EDIT: Finished up to Characters/BatmanArkhamSeries. More Batman follows.

edited 15th Nov '11 9:35:11 AM by 32_Footsteps

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28 32_Footsteps16th Nov 2011 09:17:00 AM from Just north of Arkham , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Think of the mooks!
For the "You" variant, finished unpunctuated A and B. Captain America: The First Avenger is next.
Reminder: Offscreen Villainy does not count towards Complete Monster.
29 desdendelle18th Nov 2011 08:09:30 AM from that place , Relationship Status: It's complicated
Tenno SKOOM!
Next up is Catch and Return, 717 wicks left. I see a worrying trend of sinkholing this trope to places where people shoot stuff.
Madame Vastra: The game is afoot. We're going to need a lot of tea.
30 32_Footsteps18th Nov 2011 08:18:31 AM from Just north of Arkham , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Think of the mooks!
My nightmares with this cleanup concern the fact that, on works pages, I've run into alot of lumping of disparate uses into this one trope. I've sometimes had to split a would-be example into two or three tropes. This is probably the most nuanced Special Effort that the Special Efforts Unit has looked at thus far.
Reminder: Offscreen Villainy does not count towards Complete Monster.
31 desdendelle18th Nov 2011 08:19:57 AM from that place , Relationship Status: It's complicated
Tenno SKOOM!
Indeed.
Madame Vastra: The game is afoot. We're going to need a lot of tea.
32 Madrugada18th Nov 2011 01:11:14 PM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Ah.

So much for this being a quick one to burn through and use as a breather between the biggies.

Sorry about that.sad
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33 desdendelle18th Nov 2011 04:23:10 PM from that place , Relationship Status: It's complicated
Tenno SKOOM!
Next up is Characters.Chronicles Of Conflict; 708 Wicks remain.
Madame Vastra: The game is afoot. We're going to need a lot of tea.
34 32_Footsteps20th Nov 2011 08:15:32 AM from Just north of Arkham , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Think of the mooks!
Maddy, if it was a quick-and-easy fix, it wouldn't be in Special Efforts, would it?

Heh, I knew what I was signing up for when I decided to start doing more work in this subforum more regularly.
Reminder: Offscreen Villainy does not count towards Complete Monster.
35 desdendelle20th Nov 2011 10:29:23 AM from that place , Relationship Status: It's complicated
Tenno SKOOM!
Ditto on that.
Madame Vastra: The game is afoot. We're going to need a lot of tea.
36 Madrugada20th Nov 2011 10:02:30 PM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Special Efforts topics can be "quick and easy but also freaking hyooooge". That's what the Understatement one was. Each fix was simple, there were just 8000 of them to do. This one has only a tenth of the number, but each one is far more involved.

I do appreciate y'all sticking with it, though.
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
37 desdendelle21st Nov 2011 06:58:49 AM from that place , Relationship Status: It's complicated
Tenno SKOOM!
BTW: that Characters.Chronicles Of Conflict thing is really unclear. Can someone else take a look?
Madame Vastra: The game is afoot. We're going to need a lot of tea.
38 32_Footsteps21st Nov 2011 08:19:29 AM from Just north of Arkham , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Think of the mooks!
Well, when it's frickin' hyooj, it's not exactly quick. Yeah, each individual example of Understatement was pretty cut-and-dried when it came time to figure out whether it belonged, but when you end up plowing through over 8000 uses to cross-check, it ceases to be quick.

For the Chronicles of Conflict character page, that looks like someone is a bit too much in love with the word "subverted" - that's a Mundane Solution played straight.

EDIT: To me, the only part that's catching me is that, after we're done going through the wicks for Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?, we'll have to handle another 300+ for Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him? - this is a thousand-wick cleanup overall.

edited 21st Nov '11 8:21:59 AM by 32_Footsteps

Reminder: Offscreen Villainy does not count towards Complete Monster.
39 desdendelle21st Nov 2011 12:24:54 PM from that place , Relationship Status: It's complicated
Tenno SKOOM!
Madame Vastra: The game is afoot. We're going to need a lot of tea.
40 SKJAM22nd Nov 2011 05:05:34 AM from Minneapolis , Relationship Status: Cast away
Great and Powerful
So, I have a question.

On the Playing With Combo Platter Powers page, under "Discussed", I had "Why Don't You Just Shoot Him" potholed in the following sentence: "We tried (just shooting Amazing Girl), but it turns out she has the ability to turn bullets into cotton candy with her mind."

So, which trope should I be using to keep the joke working properly?
41 desdendelle22nd Nov 2011 05:12:23 AM from that place , Relationship Status: It's complicated
Tenno SKOOM!
I wasn't sure when I removed it, but now I think it's Mundane Solution, or Combat Pragmatist.
Madame Vastra: The game is afoot. We're going to need a lot of tea.
42 32_Footsteps22nd Nov 2011 07:41:18 AM from Just north of Arkham , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Think of the mooks!
Also, you want to cite to Immune to Bullets - the particular how of that trope's applicability can be noted elsewhere, but when one attempts the Mundane Solution and fails, that's where said immunity comes into play.
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