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Rename (alternative names crowner 4/5): Sliding Scale Of Adaptation Decay get usage counts

It's super effective.
Adaptation Decay has been reworked to in-universe examples only. Presumably this should have been cut along with that. Any objections?

edited 6th Aug '11 3:48:16 PM by OldManHoOh

I think this concept has some merit (perhaps because I'm still not happy with having Adaptation Decay as a trope you can't even mention except in-universe), but the definition is poorly thought out and gratuitously opinionated, and none of the examples explain themselves. I can't say I oppose cutting this.

 4 morenohijazo, Fri, 28th Oct '11 3:30:12 AM from Zaragoza, Spain
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Trope Decay has nothing to do with this trope.
Seriously, my avatar comes from the embodiment of the So Bad, It's Good trope.
Adaptation Decay was made in-universe but its sub-tropes were not, of which this would either be or a related trope. Either way, the scale is pretty much an overgeneralization about how closely a derivative work overall mirrors its source material and since most of the examples are just a listing of the work and not a rant on how They Misadapted It Now It Sucks, there's little chance of it going rotten like Adaptation Decay.

I don't see why "decay" is in the title at all. Why not "Sliding Scale Of Adaptation"? The scale measures how much the work adapted the original, not how much decay resulted.

edited 29th Oct '11 5:12:10 AM by Routerie

Dragon Writer
You should see the YKTTW — original working title was "faithfulness versus finanaces". Egad.

edited 28th Oct '11 10:14:42 PM by Stratadrake

Sliding Scale Of Adaptation Faithfulness?

I'm noticing another minor problem with the scale; it applies to adaptations made long after the source material, particularly the Marvel films where the old origin is given a modern-day context. Does this really count as part of "decay", especially since these are compressed adaptations?

edited 29th Oct '11 11:13:45 AM by DarkNemesis

[up]I'm inclined to say "yes". It's a bit of pragmatism, which fits just fine on the scale(it's entirely possible to actually set an adaptation at the same time as original, after all).
Yeah, unwritten rule number one: follow all the unwritten procedures. - Camacan
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[up][up] Seconding this suggestion.

There seems to be support for a rename. Does anyone want to put together a crowner for this?

 13 Septimus Heap, Sun, 18th Mar '12 2:58:27 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
There is now a Single Proposition crowner for a rename here

Is there any point in listing examples, when there's no objective criteria?
Still new. Still learning. Asking questions and making mistakes.
 15 Septimus Heap, Sun, 18th Mar '12 7:32:34 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Yes. It's about the changes in the story during adaptation.

 16 lu 127, Sun, 18th Mar '12 7:33:56 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
I'd like to hear some options first.
 17 Septimus Heap, Fri, 30th Mar '12 10:41:08 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Bumping to get more votes and to propose Sliding Scale of Adaptation Modification as an alt-name.

 18 Meta Four, Tue, 3rd Apr '12 1:41:11 PM from the house of bread and battle
Calling crowner.
I prefer Sliding Scale Of Adaptation Faithfulness since "Modification" just doesn't sound right.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
 20 Septimus Heap, Sat, 14th Apr '12 2:07:08 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
I prefer the rhyme of "Adaptation Modification", and I don't like the implication in "Faithfulness" that adaptations have to be identical to the original.

[up]Agree about the word "faithfulness." It sounds too much like one side of the scale is good and the other is bad. Actually, I can think of examples where authors' adaptations of their own works change enormous amounts. The adaptation is certainly faithful to the original's spirit, but it changes a great deal.

 22 ccoa, Mon, 23rd Apr '12 1:27:19 PM from the Sleeping Giant
With Mod Hat On
Calling crowner in favor of Sliding Scale Of Adaptation Modification
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 23 Septimus Heap, Mon, 23rd Apr '12 1:38:30 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Renamed wicks and pages, made second-most-popular option a redirect and made note on Renamed Tropes and the FAQ thread.

After discussion move, we should be done.

 24 ccoa, Mon, 23rd Apr '12 1:43:40 PM from the Sleeping Giant
With Mod Hat On
Moved the discussion, made a note pointing to this thread on the discussion page. Locking up. Sleep tight, sweet thread.
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Alternative Titles: Sliding Scale Of Adaptation Decay
5th Apr '12 6:10:57 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
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