Amy - ...what is the difference between this and Cat Fight? They're both physical brawls played for titillation. I don't think the combatants' opinions affect that portrayal - the audience isn't expected to take the conflict seriously even if the characters do. (And if the audience is expected to take the conflict seriously, it stops being a Cat Fight, often because it passes the point where beauty is tarnished).
^^ This is for pillow fights and similar scenes. A pillow fight isn't an actual fight. No one's trying to hurt each other or beat the other (if they were, they'd use literally anything other than pillows, such as their bare hands). This is for playfighting.
That's why "sparring" is misleading.
What I was saying, though, is that I don't think that matters. Whether the girls involved are genuinely trying to kill each other or just having fun, they're still engaging in physical competition, and the audience is expected to be titillated and to not take it seriously. The only difference I can think of is that if the combatants are serious and the audience isn't, unfortunate implications ensue, and I don't think that's sufficient to make them distinct tropes.
They also have a similar number and ratio of supports and opposes. I'm not sure if it will do any good, but go ahead.
edited 27th Jul '13 8:47:04 AM by MikuruFan
Alternative Titles: Pillow Fight Runoff
13th Aug '13 4:32:17 PM
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.