. As it's presented right now, though, it is indeed more about the Stock Phrase - if we want to go in that direction, we'd need to do some example sorting, and looking at how things are right now we might not be left with a lot afterwards.
I think I would be inclined to go with the discussed new definition, but change the name to simply, "Gonna need a Bigger Boat" examples need not be all boats, but I think it's more likely to bring in outside activity, and is enough of an established term to not confuse folks too much that not every example is a boat.
I've seen this a lot. Either as a comedy trope or a drama trope.
As comedy trope: someone is carrying a butterfly net and sees a fifty foot butterfly pass. There's a beat and they say, "I'm gonna need a bigger net." The comedy being when a monster butterfly is rampaging, you're gonna need more than a net.
As a drama trope is similar to Oh, Crap, like when bringing amuntion to fight of swarm of monsters, and they see just how big it is. "I'm gonna need more bullets."
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I think it is alright to stick options together if they make sense together and I feel like renaming and redefining would be one example of that. Having crowner options like "merge tropes W and L under name W" and "merge tropes W and L under name L" when merging two tropes seems reasonable to me too.
That being said, if two options that are not mutually exclusive both receive consensus support, I am pretty sure that both those changes can be implemented. The key things, from what I can tell, are to generally have two crowners for a rename and to not go through with two changes if the options are mutually exclusive. For example, if one option says "just rename," then it precludes taking other actions on the trope.
edited 22nd Dec '11 12:11:39 PM by LouieW
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When All You Have Is a Hammer's first line "A character has a limited offensive repertoire, but the writer wants to make him look clever anyway, so he faces him off against something which requires a little bit of strategy." The strategy is not More Dakka because that is not clever. They're related tropes but not the same trope.
When All You Have Is a Hammer
Using the same thing in different circumstances. Its about being creative and creating different uses. The article uses the example of 'punching'. 'punch really hard' is modified to 'punch really hard, in the face'.
Gonna Need More Trope
"in response to an emergeny situation wherein the speaker suddenly realizes either the sudden absence of a necessity, or that the one in his/her possession is woefully insufficient." There's nothing here about tactics. There's nothing about being clever. As noted in the article its used for comedy.
Well we certainly aren't gonna be accepting any more trope titles based around Stock Phrases or "Trope" as a placeholder.
Alternative Titles: Gonna Need More Trope
19th Jan '12 10:49:12 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.