Needs Help: The Tetris Effect

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1 Spark914th May 2012 04:00:47 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
The Tetris Effect is a page about how people who play a certain game a lot start seeing it in real life as well.

It's a nice page, but I don't think it's a trope. I think this should be flagged as YMMV, or Audience Reaction, or Just for Fun, or possibly all of them.
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2 SeptimusHeap14th May 2012 09:32:58 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
For me, this looks like The CSI Effect: A specific phenomenon that concerns fiction and storytelling but is not immediately relevant to it.
This does get referenced in fictional works, but it's primarily an audience reaction.
You had me at "Page named The X Effect needs help."

I wonder if we have enough in-universe examples to fill up the page. I know The Simpsons had a joke playing on Tetris.
5 SeptimusHeap14th May 2012 09:43:24 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
This isn't a proper Audience Reaction - it's a reaction that is not to the work, but because of the work. As I mentioned before, The CSI Effect - which for some reason is an Audience Reaction despite a previous TRS thread and an ambiguous more recent one

I think this is misusing Audience Reaction, but not strictly the topic here.
6 Spark914th May 2012 09:59:43 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
[up] I think that if it's a reaction because of the work, it's still an Audience Reaction.
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7 SeptimusHeap14th May 2012 10:17:14 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
You know what? Given that it says
It's something fans emotionally go through from experiencing the work.
in Audience Reactions, I am going to go ahead and drop The CSI Effect into the Trivia crowner.

I support to make The Tetris Effect Trivia as well.
There's a similar trope to this, where you find a puzzle, where the solution is to go through like you're playing Tetris. Just saying.
Katamari is also known to have this effect.
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^ Not the point. (Like it or not, "Tetris effect" is the pre-established name.)
Wondering: How similar is this trope to Ear Worm?
12 DragonQuestZ14th May 2012 09:29:14 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
[up]Very close Sister Trope. It's about the works getting stuck in your head, but the effects of the different media are not the same.

Also, I support going for just In-Universe examples, same as we did for Just One More Level.

edited 14th May '12 9:29:40 PM by DragonQuestZ

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Sorry my point was lost. I don't have a problem with the name, but wanted to make it clear this isn't limited Tetris. spacemarien 50 seemed to think this was specifically about Tetris.
I was thinking of a similar thing to this trope. Wanted to throw it out for a while.
15 SeptimusHeap17th Jun 2012 03:24:32 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Bump. Given that The CSI Effect has become Trivia, do we proceed here to Trivia-lization as well, or do we limit to In-Universe stuff? We need a crowner, right?
[up]Trivia sounds highly appropriate, though we should also have in-universe example and examples where the creator discussed it or articles about the phenomenon. (I'm pretty sure this happened with Katamari at some point and there are definitely some on FPS sites where people start thinking about how they would deathmatch in real buildings..)
Is it possible to make a trivia page with In-Universe examples or other mentions only?
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If there are some Trivia examples that we want to list and some In-Universe examples that we also want to list, a soft-split would be the way to go, probably.

However, I don't think this is trivia. The CSI Effect is about fictional depiction of crime bleeding into the justice system; I'm okay with that being trivia. But The Tetris Effect is a much more personal reaction that happens inside an individual's brain, and that spells Audience Reaction for me. (Which could still have the same soft-split, of course.) When The CSI Effect happens, you see it on the news, but when The Tetris Effect happens, it's pretty close to Troper Tales.

Incidentally, the In-Universe version seems like it should be related to Meat-O-Vision. Is there a missing supertrope there?

edited 18th Jun '12 9:06:29 PM by troacctid

Rhymes with "Protracted."
The Tetris Effect has been used as the basis of dream research. The term and concept are widespread. Not a trope though. Not really trivia either, as elaborated on above.

edited 18th Jun '12 11:24:30 PM by rodneyAnonymous

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Isn't The CSI Effect still about how people react to fiction, and apply it to Real Life?

edited 19th Jun '12 12:51:52 AM by Feather7603

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21 SeptimusHeap19th Jun 2012 01:06:31 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
[up]Yes. It isn't an emotional reaction, though, as far as I can tell. The Tetris Effect seems to be closer to Uncanny Valley to use an analogy (=psychological effect); thus, I support making The Tetris Effect an Audience Reaction.
Well, I don't really care if it's placed under Trivia or Audience Reaction. I just want the examples kept. They're interesting, and not too nattery.
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23 TropeEater30th Jul 2012 05:30:55 AM from the depths of Hell
That One Troper
Let's just make it YMMV and keep it. You're right, it's interesting, but it's not really a trope.
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Trivia, not YMMV.
Nah, definitely Audience Reaction. It's just Ear Worm for a different part of your brain.

edited 30th Jul '12 12:46:32 PM by troacctid

Rhymes with "Protracted."

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