With Mod Hat OnCalling crowner in favor of Metaphorically True.
Ravenous SophovoreWe have a name and consensus. Let's see some action, or we'll need to shelve this.
Ravenous SophovoreThere are 179 wicks left here.
Just a rename? I thought we were going to split off what "Half Truth" really means as a separate trope?
I was wondering the same. My impression was that "Half truth" was going to be for statements that (while intended to mislead) were logically true without heavily twisting words, or using obscure meanings. That is, "Luke, we lost your father to a battle with the Sith, " or "your father, a promising Jedi, was defeated by Darth Vader" would both be half truths - it is clear that they are not lies. Things like "he was alive when I last saw him [and shot him in the gut]" fall under Half Truth as well. I thought "Metaphorical Truth" was going to be for statements like "Darth Vader betrayed and murdered your father". For the "murder" part of that statement in particular to be true, we're dependent on a metaphorical, or unusual, reading of the words (in this case, it seems like an outright lie if you don't know (amongst other things) that the Jedi regard the Sith as akin to the walking dead).
World's Toughest Milkmanand , having just read through the whole thread, you're both correct. This is not a rename but a split, and the vote was for the name for the new trope. The examples and wicks need to be sorted, not just blindly moved.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
Ravenous SophovoreIs anyone going to fix the mess, or do we need to revert everything and morgue this?
edited 1st Aug '12 7:54:51 AM by ccoa
A Wizard boyFor the wicks, there is the wick fixing thread. For the trope that is to be entered in Half Truth, if no YKTTW is available we'll need to scrap it or make an analogous thread for YKTTWs, since they are the most problematic bits of TRS work aside of wicks.
So we probably need to get the ball rolling on this. It seems the only thing that's been done is swapping the name around, which is probably more confusing since the majority of examples are Half Truths and not Metaphorical Truths. Unfortunately, I've never done this sort of thing so I have no idea what's going on. I will say though, since somebody mentioned needing one above, that there was no YKTTW for this trope, which was really my bad, it's the first trope I made years back and I didn't know YKTTW was a thing until the talk page exploded right after posting it.
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.
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