"Genre" screws up references: Super Robot Genre get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 11th Apr 2012 11:59:00 PM

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76 MarqFJA9th May 2012 03:47:10 PM from Saudi Arabia , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
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I suggest adding a concise explanation to the At Issue box, in case a voter is too much in a hurry or lazy to flip through the thread.
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77 SeptimusHeap9th May 2012 03:48:52 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
[up]Do that. I am not an expert on robots and mechas so I didn't do it when I made the crowner.
78 MarqFJA9th May 2012 03:52:27 PM from Saudi Arabia , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
Well, if we can summarize this post to a more manageable length, I would do it right away.
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The issue with the splitting is that it's more "split the genre off the mecha" than "split the mecha off the genre" - the current pages always described the mecha, and the rename to "genre" made their names misleading.

edited 13th May '12 7:11:42 AM by Prime32

80 ccoa15th May 2012 10:23:23 AM from the Sleeping Giant
With Mod Hat On
Calling crowner in favor of splitting:

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
81 ccoa17th Jun 2012 09:05:49 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Any progress here?
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
82 SeptimusHeap18th Jun 2012 01:52:42 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
In Real Robot Genre, most of the description is about the robots, so the split just needs a writeup of a definition. In Super Robot Genre, most of the description is about the genre.

I think we need the help of the crowner descriptions - and someone familiar with both genres/robots.
83 ccoa1st Aug 2012 07:55:59 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Is this going to be done, or does this need to be shelved?
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
Terracotta Soldier Man
[up][up] That's actually the fundamental difference between them right there, in a nutshell. A better way to put it is that Super Robots are treated like they're characters, while Real Robots are treated like they're equipment, in the way the shows handle them.

That said, I think I'll write a paragraph or two on what, exactly, a Super Robot is, since the page is fairly bare-bones.

edited 8th Oct '12 1:00:24 AM by Specialist290

85 SeptimusHeap27th Dec 2012 02:05:28 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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Bumping this. I've looked over this, and I see that the crowner descriptions seem to be a good starting point for descriptions. Can we use them as descriptions?
86 NativeJovian3rd Jan 2013 05:16:46 PM from Orlando, Florida
Io vs Jupiter
Given that I wrote those descriptions in the first place (...more than a year ago? Sheesh), I could whip up some sandbox versions of the four pages required, but sorting examples and wicks is going to be waaaay more than a one-man job.
87 SeptimusHeap4th Jan 2013 02:05:19 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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Nobody has said that it will be a single person work to move wicks and examples. I am not competent enough to help with sandboxing.
88 NativeJovian5th Jan 2013 12:41:41 PM from Orlando, Florida
Io vs Jupiter
Well, yeah. I was just asking for help with wicks and examples, basically.

Preliminary version of Sandbox.Super Robot is up. I'll post more sandboxes as I make 'em.
89 SeptimusHeap7th Jan 2013 06:34:15 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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I like the draft of Sandbox.Super Robot.
90 NativeJovian7th Jan 2013 09:13:57 PM from Orlando, Florida
91 SeptimusHeap8th Jan 2013 05:41:30 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
That one looks good as well. That said, I am not an expert in this stuff.
What about the checklist on the current page?

edited 9th Jan '13 3:01:57 PM by Prime32

93 NativeJovian9th Jan 2013 06:46:36 PM from Orlando, Florida
Io vs Jupiter
The checklist on Main.Super Robot, you mean? Quite frankly, it's hideously long and borderline useless. Most of the stuff on it is mentioned in the description already, and the ones that aren't are either hideously vague, not restricted to super robots, or both. I mean, that checklist includes things like "uses green energy" and "has a name that starts with G, unless it's Gundam, which doesn't count". If there's anything specific in the checklist that didn't make it into the sandbox writeup that you think should, let me know, but by and large I'm happy to axe the whole checklist.
94 lu1279th Jan 2013 11:54:50 PM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
That checklist is awful. Torch it with extreme prejudice.
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95 SeptimusHeap10th Jan 2013 01:01:09 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
I remember that that section became the subject of an edit war once.

At best, it's Analysis/ fodder.
96 NativeJovian13th Jan 2013 10:40:18 PM from Orlando, Florida
97 NativeJovian19th Jan 2013 03:18:50 PM from Orlando, Florida
Io vs Jupiter
Preliminary version of Sandbox.Real Robot Genre up. I'm not particularly happy with that one, but it's been almost a week, so I wanted to get something up.
98 NativeJovian9th Feb 2013 01:11:12 PM from Orlando, Florida
Io vs Jupiter
Bump. We've got Sandbox.Super Robot, Sandbox.Super Robot Genre, Sandbox.Real Robot, and Sandbox.Real Robot Genre which have descriptions but need examples sorted into them (plus better page quotes and images). I'd also like to see some more commentary on them before they go live, given that me and Septimus are really the only ones who've said anything about them so far.
99 NativeJovian9th Mar 2013 07:47:16 PM from Orlando, Florida
Io vs Jupiter
So, I finally got around to starting sorting examples for Real Robot and I ran into a problem. Should this just apply to Humongous Mecha, or can related tropes (like Powered Armor and Spider Tank) count as well? There are a fair number of non-Humongous Mecha examples in Real Robot Genre, but the way I wrote the new descriptions, they refer to Humongous Mecha exclusively.

edited 9th Mar '13 7:48:13 PM by NativeJovian

100 MarqFJA10th Mar 2013 06:08:00 AM from Saudi Arabia , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
Are there any Super Robot counterparts to these? Because IINM the Real Robot Genre was born as a reaction to the Super Robot Genre.
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Single Proposition: Super Robot Genre
9th May '12 1:51:12 PM
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