Once something is brought to TRS, it's pretty much open season. We see this all the time: a trope is brought in because it's performing poorly, and might need a better name, and someone else points out that it's not really a trope, and it ends up getting cut.
I pointed out a problem. There are indeed, multiple ways the problem could be addressed, including making a broader parent index, but I suspect that the majority of examples probably are
vampires, which makes a parent index dubious at best, and quite probably impossible. (Making separate indexes for each other type of creature is probably right
out.) On the other hand, broadening this would allow us to collect some very similar
works with ghosts and werewolves and demons and such, and have them all in one place. It's just a suggestion, but I think it's a good one, and I'm not hearing a lot of solid reasons
against it. (Unless you can show enough examples of not-vampires to support the parent index idea, in which case, I'm fine with that.)
I'm neither a lumper nor a splitter. I like to judge things on a case-by-case basis to decide what a good size is, and this looks like one that would probably work better with some mild lumping. At least, it would probably be better for those few similar works that don't have any good index to go on at the moment, and probably never will if this isn't broadened. But I'm not insisting on it; merely recommending that we at least discuss
the pros and cons.
edited 25th Jul '12 3:25:41 PM by Xtifr
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.