Needs Help: Horror Doesnt Settle For Simple Tuesday

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1 Twentington5th May 2012 08:49:15 PM from Somewhere , Relationship Status: Desperate
Horror Doesn't Settle for Simple Tuesday. Has decent wickage, but it's not bringing anyone here. Is the title too unwieldy?

edited 5th May '12 8:49:23 PM by Twentington

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I also notice that almost all examples that aren't Buffy the Vampire Slayer are Zero Context Examples, and furthermore, most don't have links to their pages, whether or not they actually have pages.

The YKTTW is here. Launched about two years ago, with one hat (and I've got to ask: Why hats?).

On an unrelated note, while looking up the Horror Tropes (which is awfully long), I misread Malevolent Mutilation as Memetic Mutation. Then again, there's really no difference, is there?

edited 5th May '12 9:42:40 PM by Feather7603

The Internet misuses, abuses, and overuses everything.
Crowner hooked.
I don't think this calls for a rename crowner first. The page needs a lot of work first. The page examples are largely worthless.
I don't get the crowner either. No one's even thought of any alternate names yet.
Renaming hasn't even come up in discussion...

Well, there hasn't been a discussion at all.

Where's the vote button for dropping the crowner?

edited 18th May '12 9:01:12 PM by Feather7603

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7 Willbyr18th May 2012 09:20:46 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Crowner's unhooked.
8 Spark919th May 2012 12:05:27 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
I don't get this trope.

It's basically Meaningful Date as applied to horror films; the page seems to assert this is always the case in horror, but it's clearly not. Also, most of the examples lack any context, and the Buffy one is not an example of this trope.

So yeah, this needs work. I think we already have this by a different name, perhaps we could merge them?

Special trousers. Very heroic.
Why do the Buffy examples not count?
10 Spark919th May 2012 02:41:52 PM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
[up] Because monsters in Buffy don't pick any particular day to strike, but strike all year long. In one particular episode, some characters state that monsters won't go out on Halloween, but by the end of the episode they've been proven wrong about that. Buffy monsters do go out on every day, including simple tuesday and including halloween.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
Well, Buffy is playing with the trope, at least. And mathematically speaking, there are more plots on Halloween than random chance would say.
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12 Spark920th May 2012 03:43:49 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
So anyway, I'm surprised we don't have a page on Meaningful Date yet, or perhaps we do and it just has a different name? I believe this page is simply Meaningful Date for the horror genre.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
Clocking as inactive.
14 ccoa12th Jul 2012 02:35:42 PM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Here she is~ Miss Crooowwwnnner~
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
What? Another rename crowner? We got rid of the last rename crowner because, aside from the OP, no one had even talked about renaming the trope. That hasn't changed. This trope might have problems, but just doing a rename crowner without discussing it or thinking up alternatives names is not going to help anything.

edited 12th Jul '12 2:49:44 PM by abk0100

16 SeptimusHeap12th Jul 2012 02:50:34 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
It's a Page Action (=multi-prop) crowner. So we can add other "fix" options here.

"Horror strikes at fest (?) days more often" is certainly a trope, though.
I see no reason for including "more often," which is probably untrue. Horror stories usually happen on non-holidays. But this is a trope for those that do happen on holidays.
18 Spark912th Jul 2012 03:11:24 PM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Yes. Meaningful Date is a Missing Supertrope here. This is basically Meaningful Horror Date, or Horror On Meaningful Date, or something like that (and either name would be clearer and more concise than the current).

Special trousers. Very heroic.
How about Holiday Horror? Does that sound too much like I mean only Christmas?

edited 27th Aug '12 7:27:20 AM by Escher

[up][up][up] Agreed, Meaningful Date is a trope.

Just to see if we're on the same page, the laconic of Meaningful Date would be: "A date that has has plot significance."

The title maybe would not be good.

It could be confused with date meaning "meeting".
In a quest to erase natter from the face of earth.
[up]I would say "Important plot events tend to happen on important calendar dates."

It's saying that you're more likely to have an important story event (or the entire story) happen on Christmas, 4th of July, Guy Fawkes Day, or Lammas Night than you are on April 3rd.
24 Noaqiyeum27th Sep 2012 01:28:58 PM from the October Country , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
The thing is, I don't think the date is necessarily meaningful in this case. I'm thinking of something like My Bloody Valentine, where the fact that it's Valentine's Day in particular has no special relevance or thematic significance. (That is, Bad Stuff happens on that day, but not because of anything special about valentines or romance or the martyrdom of saints.)

Horror Doesn't Settle For Simple Tuesday seems like a good rename to me, too.

(P.S. Don't we have an Arc Date or Recurring Date trope or something like that?)
Anyone who looks dangerous is dangerous.

Anyone who doesn't look dangerous is dangerous and sneaky.
Calling crowner in favour of renaming.

Page Action: Simple Tuesday
12th Jul '12 2:15:08 PM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
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