Please for the love of God do not let something like "Uncertain Doom" become the name, we have already lost tons of creative trope names in the favor of generic prose. What happened to the "buttload more informal" part of the front page?
Did you read the whole thread? We aren't renaming Bolivian Army Ending: that option was voted down. Uncertain Doom is a separate trope in YKTTW.
Io vs JupiterBump. The YKTTW (here) has stalled. We should finish this up and get it out of TRS.
I know I'm coming late to the party, but... the ending of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is not ambiguous. They almost certainly die.
It also doesn't involve a full army, and I'm not entirely sure whether it's Bolivian or not (considering they flee the US, and Bolivia is nowhere near the US).
Special trousers. Very heroic.
That's not what that trope means. Also, it clearly is about to almost certainly happen. That is different than actually showing it happen, but not the same as showing something that indicates doubt as to whether they die.
Folks, just as a reminder, we already voted NOT TO RENAME Bolivian Army Ending. Arguing about whether it is a good name is a bit pointless now. All we need to do now is launch Uncertain Doom and make sure that the Bolivian tropes don't have any examples that belong there.
It's not, however, too late to point out that Uncertain Doom may not be the best name for a supertrope of a trope which does, in fact, suggest that the characters probably die.
That's true. The new supertrope is still in YKTTW, so making name suggestions are fine. My apologies if I misunderstood the conversation.
edited 5th Mar '12 3:59:31 PM by TTurtle
I've got more computer access now; can I get some more name ideas for an alt-titles Crowner before I launch this?
Still new. Still learning. Asking questions and making mistakes.
Rule of Perception, anything that's not explicitly shown is uncertain. So it's not a big problem.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
With Mod Hat OnClocking due to lack of activity.
Io vs JupiterStill have the YKTTW here. Do we need to do anything besides launch that and clean wicks/examples?
Ravenous SophovoreIt looks like there isn't. Please launch it and do any necessary cleaning.
Ravenous SophovoreStill waiting on the YKTTW and clean up.
Soap referenced this trope more-or-less by name back in 1979. I think it's fine for name and concept.
I should mention I want it restricted to actual endings, or at least things that were thought to be endings when they were written. There's a reason ending is in the title. No regular cliffhangers.
If you look at the closed crowner, you can see that we already decided those issues. We're just cleaning up here.
Bumping to say I took over UncertainDoom and am going to launch it soon. Speak now if you have suggestions for major changes before launch.
Uncertain Doom is now live, although I haven't done all the crosslinking yet.
With Mod Hat OnLooks like we're done here. Nice work.
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