So, the relationship between April Fools' Day
and April Fools' Plot
According to the description, the Trope April Fools' Day
is for showing April Fools Jokes played by creators, and, for subversions, when they turned out to not be a joke/were defictionalized
. In addition, fictional examples appear to be just April Fools Day being referenced, although one of the sentences in the description brings into attention things that could happen. It does not appear to indicate that those things must happen to be considered the trope.
April Fools' Plot
is for a specific plot "That focuses on April Fools day" and follows the theme of the description.
Neither of the descriptions bring up universe-equivalent holidays. Just saying "or an in-universe equivalent" would do wonders in clearing up confusion, assuming we want one or both of the tropes to include equivalents.
April Fools' Day
For April Fools' Plot
and SpongeBob SquarePants
seem to be the only examples that apply. The others either don't follow the "Jerk uses April Fools
as an excuse", don't occur on April Fools' Day
, or have no context.
What should we do with these two tropes?
edited 30th Mar '12 10:08:05 AM by PiratePete