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Not thriving, non-indicative name: Domino Revelation get usage counts

7:1 in favor of expand.
Still new. Still learning. Asking questions and making mistakes.
...but only nine votes total. Anyone else?
 
One last voting bump.
 
 29 ccoa, Tue, 13th Mar '12 7:45:55 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Calling the crowner in favor of expanding the trope.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 30 ccoa, Fri, 13th Apr '12 4:49:58 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.
 31 Willbyr, Mon, 16th Apr '12 3:42:29 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
And locking for same.
 32 Fighteer, Wed, 6th Mar '13 12:50:12 PM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
With Mod Hat On
Reopening per request.
Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
My request, FYI. I'll work on a draft for a replacement description and post sometime tonight or tomorrow night. Once I get comments and such, I'll replace the current.

 34 Septimus Heap, Wed, 6th Mar '13 12:52:14 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
If it matters, I agree with the leading crowner option.

Here's my draft for the main part of the description:

A Domino Revelation occurs when the revelation of a previously hidden truth leads to another revelation, then another, like the knocking over of dominoes. Often evoked in fantasy works, where the revelation that one mythological or legendary species exists leads to finding out that many more also do, and works featuring conspiracy theories, where finding the shadowy figures behind a seemingly minor crime opens up a vista of sinister plots all emanating from the same source.

My main concern is figuring out new related tropes for the next paragraphs, since all the ones given in the current description assume this trope specific to The Masquerade and all that. Thoughts?

 36 Another Duck, Thu, 7th Mar '13 12:45:23 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
I'd suggest something like this. I prefer the first sentence on its own, since that emphasises the definition. It's really a simple trope, so I don't think we need a particularly long description.

To help with visibility, it can perhaps be included in links from other more popular page descriptions.


A Domino Revelation occurs when the revelation of a previously hidden truth leads to another revelation, then another, like the knocking over of dominoes.

Often evoked in fantasy works, where the revelation that one mythological or legendary species exists leads to finding out that many more also do, and works featuring conspiracy theories, where finding the shadowy figures behind a seemingly minor crime opens up a vista of sinister plots all emanating from the same source.

All Myths Are True is a common end result when all dominoes have fallen. May overlap with The Masquerade or The Conspiracy where the protagonist is introduced to their secrets.

edited 7th Mar '13 12:51:33 AM by AnotherDuck

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 37 Septimus Heap, Thu, 7th Mar '13 3:26:23 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
I like @36.

 38 Another Duck, Thu, 7th Mar '13 6:16:57 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
Are there situations other than those where it might pop up? Outside The Masquerade, The Conspiracy, and All Myths Are True?

I'm also adding it to The Secret Index.
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 39 Noaqiyeum, Thu, 7th Mar '13 5:40:50 PM from Ockham Asylum Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
Those are probably the two most significant. Ummm... Love Dodecahedron, maybe?
Go and get your riot gear! Swing your partner all around -
We'll be dancing on the cinders as the town is burning down!
 40 Troacctid, Fri, 8th Mar '13 2:13:00 AM from California
I guess there's the one where one person's secret getting spilled causes a string of confessions from everyone else. Or like what happens in this Cracked video here.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
 41 Another Duck, Fri, 8th Mar '13 2:31:59 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
I don't think those are significant to add. That video should be an example, though.

So, objections or revisions before putting it up?
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 42 Noaqiyeum, Fri, 8th Mar '13 6:31:30 AM from Ockham Asylum Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
Not from me.
Go and get your riot gear! Swing your partner all around -
We'll be dancing on the cinders as the town is burning down!
[up][up][up][up] Ooh, I like the pointing out of the romantic plot as another possible source. If not Love Dodecahedron, exactly, then some other similar.

 44 Another Duck, Fri, 8th Mar '13 11:07:01 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
Slight revision with a bit about romance, then:


A Domino Revelation occurs when the revelation of a previously hidden truth leads to another revelation, then another, like the knocking over of dominoes.

Often evoked in fantasy works, where the revelation that one mythological or legendary species exists leads to finding out that many more also do, and works featuring conspiracy theories, where finding the shadowy figures behind a seemingly minor crime opens up a vista of sinister plots all emanating from the same source. In romance, one confession can often lead the way to one or several more.

All Myths Are True is a common end result when all dominoes have fallen. May overlap with The Masquerade or The Conspiracy where the protagonist is introduced to their secrets.

edited 8th Mar '13 11:07:20 AM by AnotherDuck

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Let's get this done. I think [up] looks okay to me. If no one has any objections, I'm gonna cut, paste, and holler (sounds like a seamstress cheerleader).

 46 Septimus Heap, Tue, 2nd Apr '13 9:08:17 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
No objections from me.

 47 Another Duck, Tue, 2nd Apr '13 9:09:13 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
Oh, right, there was this one... We've already gone through the asking for objections part, with stalling as a result, so I'm updating with the last description proposal.

Is there anything more to be done, or can we just finally lock it and be done?

edited 2nd Apr '13 9:13:50 AM by AnotherDuck

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Fortunately, since the narrower definition is part of the new, expanded definition, and vice versa, we don't need to check for misuse.

I don't think there's anything else...?

 49 Another Duck, Tue, 2nd Apr '13 10:12:33 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. It's far less problematic to expand a trope than narrow it down.

Hollering for lock.
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You need to Get Known to get one of those.

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