Thanks Morgan Wick for digging out the link. It seems this trope (?) was never very well defined to begin with. But I gather it was indeed about the phrase in itself.
@RJ Savoy: You were right, we don't have a trope (yet) for when a work is inspired by a single sketch or painting. (Based on an Advice Book
is rather specific on „advice book“). But I think this missing trope is too specific to be called simply „Inspired By“, it should be „Inspired By a Painting“ or something (The Girl with a Pearl Earring
is a novel „inspired by“ a painting, for example).
For the general concept of works that are actually „inspired by“, as well as „suggested by“ something, the only trope we have for that is presently Very Loosely Based on a True Story
. We are lacking the counterpart for fictional works, or a supertrope that covers both variants. It would be nice to have that trope, but that will require a whole new YKTTW
write-up, and I see no way this page here could be the basis for that.
: Inspired By
, like Suggested By
, are paratext
stock phrases. Now actually, we don't collect Stock Phrases
, although already existing stock phrases are presently tolerated under the Grandfather Clause
. I don't care much about these, but as cutlisting them will likely open the can of worms with the label „stock phrases“, I'd just go the easy way and rewrite the description so that it includes stories based on/drawing inspiration from works of fiction, for the stock phrase in practice seems not to be reserved for works 'inspired by' true events.
Are there any objections?
edited 29th Jun '12 3:42:21 AM by LordGro
It's perfectly possible to admire building a cannon to destroy the moon, whilst lamenting the act of destruction.