Yes, and I still don't know what the trope really is.
Troacctid: "The idea behind this trope... is that fantastic elements of a work are based on real-world mythology because the audience is expected to be familiar with it..."
"All Myths Are True is, broadly, the rule that supernatural elements of a work will tend to be based on real-world mythology, legend, and folklore, rather than trying to create something new and original that nobody has ever heard of before."
"...only works that extend that to a variety of different myths will count."
Okay, so the trope is stories that have a variety of different real-world myths.
Troacctid: "I think 'the expectation that myths are real unless it is said otherwise' is a good way of putting it."
Well now I'm confused again. Is it an expectation that all
myths are real, or is it a story with a variety
of different myths in it? If I have a story that has reincarnated Greek gods fighting zombies controlled by a native american skinwalker, are we in AMAT or not? We certainly have a variety
of myths, but no evidence that vampires and faeries and angels are real...
This is why I asked for a few paragraphs as if I were reading the description of the trope. So far I think I have a laconic (which doesn't mean what the current trope is about) but I'm not clear on your proposal. Actually I have the feeling that if we accept AMAT is what you say it is, it'll need to go to YKTTW
as a new trope with the same name, rather than just fixing up the existing one.
edited 15th Aug '12 1:05:55 PM by Escher