Complaining: Dead Horse Genre get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 5th Jul 2012 11:59:00 PM

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26 Xtifr29th Oct 2012 02:39:34 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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We may need a sandbox to sort this out: Dead Horse Genre.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
27 DocSwiss30th Oct 2012 02:23:23 AM from Middle of Nowhere, NZ
From what I can see, it just seems like a page to complain about genres and to try to save your favourite bands from the Dead Horse Genre list.

Maybe singling out certain bands or artists isn't such a good idea, too much flame and/or gush bait, but the general explanations are alright, if there's proof from more than a handful of critics.

Also, adding other mediums will just turn most of the page into complaining about stuff that the troper doesn't like.
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28 Jeduthun30th Oct 2012 07:12:54 AM , Relationship Status: My own grandpa
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[up][up][up][up] Yeah, I meant "melodrama" as the genre of theater with Dudley Do-Right rescuing a Distressed Damsel from Dastardly Whiplash and so forth. (Trying to think of at least one example beyond music.)
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29 Xtifr30th Oct 2012 11:43:31 AM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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[up][up]"Turn the page into"? You're suggesting that it's something else now. :)

Nor do I see how adding other-medium examples like Vaudeville, Courtly Love, and Chivalric Romance is going to increase the opportunities for complaining. It's not like we're going to get a bunch of people passionately declaiming how they hate those genres; few people are likely to have strong opinions about those, because they truly are dead horse genres.

edited 30th Oct '12 11:44:08 AM by Xtifr

"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
30 Pig_catapult30th Oct 2012 02:55:44 PM , Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
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[up]"few people are likely to have strong opinions about those, because they truly are dead horse genres."

In fact, I think that could be a litmus test in and of itself. Might not work for music because any discussion about music genres competing in any way is almost automatically flamebait, but I can see it for other media.
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31 Noaqiyeum3rd Nov 2012 05:54:03 PM from Kcymaerxthaere , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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I have strong opinions about Commedia dell'Arte. :P

I support Jeduthun's and Xtifr's motion, though.
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I'm all for a page about how some genres don't appear much in works works except by way of parody, so long as it isn't a list of genres that died because they suck with a long list of sucky things.
33 lu1273rd Jan 2013 08:49:05 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Calling:

  • Expand to other media.
  • Cut out the exceptions.
34 SeptimusHeap3rd Jan 2013 09:03:18 AM from Valle di Muggio, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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Cut the exceptions and broadened the description.
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5th Jul '12 9:59:39 AM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
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