@ccoa @lu 127 @shimaspawn: Thank you!
I've added some more thoughts in the YKTTW
about why I prefer Swords Are Heroic
, but I think the main cause becomes clear once you inverse the tropes:
Inverting Heroes Prefer Swords
is just a hero that uses something else than a sword. To me, that makes it come close to People Sit on Chairs
. You have to include lots of stuff why it is that Heroes Prefer Swords
, and that adds confusion (as shown in the current trope).
Swords Are Heroic
gives a clear answer to that question. The inverse of the trope becomes a character who has a sword but isn't heroic. Ie, now the trope says something about the characters who uses it.
Heroes Prefer Swords
is about a list. Swords Are Heroic
is about drama. Both are tropes, but one is to me much more interesting than the other.
Hmmm... I should add this to the YKTTW