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Rename (alt titles 5/22): Kicking Ass And Taking Names get usage counts

[up][up][up][up] Might be a little ambiguous. It could be read as "fight antics that are easy" rather than "antics in an easy fight". A moment's thought would probably clear it up, so it's not a big deal, but maybe we could do better. Curb Stomp Antics would remove that ambiguity, but it loses some plain English points and requires Curb Stomp to be understood as Curb-Stomp Battle, rather than a Curb Stomp.

Man, I don't understand this place sometimes... Clear misuse (seems to be) demonstrated, no one in the thread defending it (or even offering a defense), yet the first two votes for rename are "no."

Where do they come from?

 29 ccoa, Fri, 6th Apr '12 7:51:58 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Bumping for more votes.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 30 ccoa, Sat, 21st Apr '12 5:19:33 AM from the Sleeping Giant
With Mod Hat On
Calling crowner in favor of renaming. Please brainstorm alternative names.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 31 ccoa, Tue, 22nd May '12 11:09:26 AM from the Sleeping Giant
With Mod Hat On
Clocking due to lack of activity.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 32 ccoa, Tue, 22nd May '12 12:33:12 PM from the Sleeping Giant
With Mod Hat On
Crowners swapped out.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 33 lu 127, Wed, 4th Jul '12 2:51:41 PM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Bump for votes.
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 34 ccoa, Thu, 16th Aug '12 6:25:24 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Bumping again for votes.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 35 lu 127, Thu, 22nd Nov '12 10:38:05 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Holy wow, we have an unhealthy crowner.

Well. seeing the misuse ad the disconnect means the rename is rather justified, but I'm not sure the Alt titles click.

How about Curb Stomp Boredom? Or Bored At The Ass Kicking?
迷子の足音消えた
代わりに祈りの唄
 36 RJ Savoy, Wed, 12th Dec '12 3:08:47 PM from Edinburgh Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Reymmă
"Curb Stomp Boredom" sounds better to me than anything on the crowner. Gets across the point that someone is getting bored during the battle itself from being so overpowered.
 37 lu 127, Thu, 13th Dec '12 10:14:51 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
I added it, but this thread really needs some more opinions.
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代わりに祈りの唄
World's Toughest Milkman
I'm not sure it's about being bored. In fact, the description contradicts itself. At one point, it says: "As he (sic) breaking necks without breaking a sweat, the constant stream of new foes is just barely enough to keep him from getting bored." But then later, it says, "the point is, he's bored." So, he's not quite bored; he's just...bored?

I think this is about a massive fight that isn't a challenge. Single-handedly stomping all the hordes. I'm not sure any of these options convey that.

eta: Maybe something like One Sided Mook Stomp?

edited 13th Dec '12 7:32:21 PM by Xtifr

"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
Three things. The first is slightly tangential so I'll get it out of the way. We have to make sure that this isn't somehow confused with heroes or villains being held up by mooks that they are easily crushing. Could mean their bored, but many times it's more urgent. "I don't have time for this!"

The second is a little more relevant. Do you have to be bored in order for an example to be a part of this trope or can you just not be trying. If that's the case then if you are just toying with your enemy (like Frieza does in Dragon Ball Z) then I don't see why we can't expand it to mean that. If there is already a trope for toying with your enemy, then why fo we need this?

The third is more relevant than that, there are a few shows out there whose fights are nothing but jokes and the characters playing with each other. The entire series of Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo is just surreal humor and fighting for example. Would those be examples of this trope.

In my second and third point, the heroes and villains are having fun during the fight by messing with the other guy. How does "bored" and "antics" not contradict each other in this case?

Also, why is this not a Curb-Stomp Battle or No-Holds-Barred Beatdown?

edited 11th Jan '13 7:42:51 PM by Thecommander236

Don't make me destroy you. @ Castle Series
According to post 1, there are 3 correct examples and 6 are classified as "uncertain".

I don't think this is worth the trouble. Deletion gets my vote.
It's perfectly possible to admire building a cannon to destroy the moon, whilst lamenting the act of destruction.
But that's my point, right? If you simply expand the description form "being bored while fighting" to "toying with" and/or "using a fraction of your real power" then this becomes well more general and would include a lot more examples.
Don't make me destroy you. @ Castle Series
But that's a different trope and the current name is equally non-indicative of it. You might just as well submit that new trope in YKTTW and delete this page here.
It's perfectly possible to admire building a cannon to destroy the moon, whilst lamenting the act of destruction.
If that's a different trope then what's it's name? And IF we have a trope for that then I think these examples should go to that trope and we should expand it.

edited 12th Jan '13 5:12:44 PM by Thecommander236

Don't make me destroy you. @ Castle Series
There are more tropes in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are listed on TV Tropes.

That is: when I say "trope", I don't mean that it's a page on the wiki.
It's perfectly possible to admire building a cannon to destroy the moon, whilst lamenting the act of destruction.
Yes, well, then we don't want a trope Too Rare to Trope and I feel the examples that are correct will be wasted. All I care about.
Don't make me destroy you. @ Castle Series
Excuse Me While I Multitask This is at least related, right?
Don't make me destroy you. @ Castle Series
This seems ready to call?

 48 Willbyr, Sat, 25th May '13 7:07:27 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Calling this in favor of Epic Battle Boredom.
 49 Septimus Heap, Sat, 25th May '13 7:27:51 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
OK, rename was executed, as well as tagging.

The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.

Alternative Titles: Kicking Ass
22nd May '12 11:40:07 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the name will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of Crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative names.
At issue:

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