Ambiguous Name (new crowner 3/15/12): Finger Twiddling

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51 Noaqiyeum27th Dec 2012 01:57:31 PM from out of the Silent Planet , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
[up] I gave you a hat.

I was going to post to say I could start a YKTTW for Boredom Gestures, but while thinking about how I could possibly try to describe that it occurred to me that there would be a lot of overlap between it and Thinking Tic - finger drumming and pen twirling, particularly, are used for both, and for much the same reason: they're signs that the character's mind is either presently on other things (Thinking Tic) or that they really wish that it were (Boredom Gestures). So... I'm not sure if I should follow through now. Suggestions?
If you come across

a Beast, a Troll, or a Giant

do not run or call for help

but stand still and stay silent.

It might go away.
52 lu12731st Dec 2012 01:31:16 PM from 空蝉 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
53 lu1271st Jan 2013 06:00:47 AM from 空蝉 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Thinking Tic crosswicked. What other variants are there?
54 SeptimusHeap22nd Jan 2013 03:51:18 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Are we planning on disambiguating Finger Twiddling between Shy Finger-Twiddling and Thinking Tic, so that we can get rid of the "incoming trope" page?
55 lu12726th Jan 2013 09:56:36 AM from 空蝉 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
If we really can't think of any other tropes, we may as well just redirect Finger Twiddling to Shy Finger-Twiddling. I don't think there's a high chance of confusion with Thinking Tic.

edited 26th Jan '13 9:56:50 AM by lu127

56 Madrugada26th Jan 2013 10:00:12 AM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Personally, I'd say there's no harm in making it a disambig, rather than a redirect to only one of them.

And there may be a third trope we missed: Boredom Tic. This would include finger-drumming, pen- or pencil-drumming and having the fingers interlaced and the the thumbs circling around each other.

edited 26th Jan '13 10:03:52 AM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
57 SeptimusHeap26th Jan 2013 10:32:40 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Disambiguate. If someone wants to YKTTW Boredom Tic, they can go ahead.
58 Noaqiyeum1st Feb 2013 02:47:23 PM from out of the Silent Planet , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
[up][up] I mentioned on the YKTTW for Thinking Tic that it and Boredom Tic might actually be the same Absent Minded Tic trope - things a character does when their mind is elsewhere.
If you come across

a Beast, a Troll, or a Giant

do not run or call for help

but stand still and stay silent.

It might go away.
59 SeptimusHeap2nd Feb 2013 02:38:41 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Disambiguation done, last wick fixed. Unless someone has anything that wasn't fixed, requesting lock soon.
60 Willbyr5th Feb 2013 09:56:03 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Is this one ready to lock?
61 SeptimusHeap5th Feb 2013 10:03:00 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Looks like it.
62 Willbyr5th Feb 2013 10:11:06 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Done.
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Alternative Titles: Finger Twiddling
13th Mar '12 10:13:15 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.
At issue:
Previous crowner decided to Trope Transplant Finger Twiddling. This crowner picks the new name for the current trope.

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