Well, either this is just a stock phrase in disguise or it needs major help to become a trope. As it is, it's well..let's quote the entire description: "When someone gives an Exposition, they'll often mention something that pertains to a certain event. Questioning the character about it would elicit this response."
edited 26th Apr '12 1:22:58 PM by animeg3282
lampshade, more or less, of Noodle Incident. Is it anything else?
edited 26th Apr '12 2:01:45 PM by Feather7603
Based on the very few examples, I'm not seeing anything more than that. I think we can cut this.
edited 27th Apr '12 9:12:30 AM by Fnu
Dragon WriterHmm. I thought this was about the phrase, because whenever I hear it I think of it being used at the end of a work, e.g. "we had more adventures, but that's a story for another time."
But there's a No New Stock Phrases thing in play.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
Hey, little bird, fly away home...Cutlist or send back to YKTTW to expand on description and rename so it's not a stock phrase. There may be something there, it's just not coming through in the stub of a description.
Dragon WriterI totally did not see this thread last night. *headdesk* Yeah, I support cut and re-YKTTW. No New Stock Phrases still applies, because the key point of the description is "asking a character will elicit this response."
edited 29th Apr '12 9:40:02 AM by Stratadrake
Dragon WriterSomeone also pointed out that in addition to the proximity to Noodle Incident, it's also very close to It's a Long Story. Yeah, I feel safe to cut it now.
edited 1st May '12 9:43:27 PM by Stratadrake
senalishiaForum virgin, so please be kind. I definitely think that there is something tropeable in there somewhere, and it should be re-YKTTW-ed. Noodle Incident is usually played for laughs, and It's a Long Story frequently is as well, while this stock phrase is played for...mysteriousness or deepness or something. There's a difference in tone which I think should not be buried in a merge.
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edited 4th Jun '12 9:58:52 AM by ccoa
A Wizard boyThere has been the suggestion that this is redundant to It's a Long Story or Noodle Incident.
This is also used as an ending to stories with a certain kind of framing device, either to handwave loose threads or turn them into a sequel hook.
Lord of CastamereWouldn't this be Canon Fodder? Maybe the two articles can be merged.
edited 4th Jun '12 5:12:37 PM by Anfauglith
Instead, I have learned a horrible truth of existence...some stories have no meaning.
It seems that it's at least a type of Canon Fodder. I too think that they could be merged.
Ravenous SophovoreSo what are we doing here?
World's Toughest MilkmanI still think it should be cut. Any vaguely related YKTT Ws are just that—vaguely related. The YKTTW that was launched is clearly going nowhere. Not sure it's worth bothering to make a redirect to any particular vaguely-related trope, but if we're really going to do so, I think Noodle Incident is the best target.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
I still don't think it's a trope.
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