Then Buxom Is Better
is disagreeing with its own definition.
Within various media there is a prevalent assumption among story writers, artists, etc., that large(r) breasts automatically make a woman more attractive; this often leads to "excessive" focus on said breasts (even if this assumption is not stated in the text), or the character with the largest breasts getting treated as the most attractive in-universe (regardless of who the fans think is really the most attractive).
This trope is not "characters with large breasts" regardless of whether or not the character is the target of most of the Fanservice.
The trope contradicts its own definition in an attempt to make that definition very narrow. Which is fine, I suppose, if it's consistent.
However, I don't see why a trope should depend on a lampshade/acknowledgement to exist. I suppose that could make it YMMV (although this one is rather... obvious), but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
This trope is so frequent and pervasive that a list of straight examples is impractical (like another certain trope)
So, I ask again, when this is a practical trope for the sake of playing with a trope, why is it separate? I thought the only time we make a playing with a trope is when it's a subversion/aversion, because it becomes a separate (and often, opposing) trope all it's own.
edited 13th Sep '11 4:23:13 PM by USAF713