Needs Help: Literal Junk Food

Deadlock Clock: 17th Oct 2012 11:59:00 PM
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We need to develop this trope from a one liner to something a little more...concrete. After that, let's crosswick it.

edited 3rd Jul '12 9:28:35 AM by animeg3282

Not a Trope. This combines three completely unconnected things - Dumpster Diving, Extreme Omnivore and Wild Animals Eat Garbage.

edited 3rd Jul '12 9:43:30 AM by Routerie

[up]What about examples like the one from Seinfeld?
That's "George picks up an eclair that was in a trash can and eats it." If we can find examples of similar plots, we'll have found a trope. (Ten Second Rule?) But there's no reason to stick it on a page with "Zoidberg dumpster dives because he's poor" and "Someone eats like a cockroach because of his genes."
I'm with Routerie on this one. I don't see a specific trope.
The Internet misuses, abuses, and overuses everything.
Yea, it's a bit of a mess.
7 Michael3rd Jul 2012 04:18:56 PM , Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
So that's what this does
So, the Seinfeld one is the same as this from Penny Arcade?
I don't always dream, but when I do, I dream of electric sheep.
I don't know
[up][up]Pretty much.
I disagree with Routerie. This is not People Sit on Chairs in any way.
No one said it was.
[up]Well, you certainly potholed it.
Yes. Wild Animals Eat Garbage is PSOC.

This is that, along with some tropes. The tropes are unrelated, and the whole is not a trope.
Is there a trope for people eating "inedible" or non-food food? Is it this one, or another one?
15 Xtifr19th Jul 2012 11:55:21 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Extreme Omnivore I think. (Which Routerie already mentioned.)
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
I say cut it. All the interesting bits fall under Extreme Omnivore already.

The name isn't bad, but sounds like something different anyway — I thought it meant a character who actually consumes metal and other non-edibles, probably because they're actually a robot or something.

edited 7th Aug '12 7:28:59 AM by Escher

18 lu12714th Oct 2012 11:18:20 PM from 空蝉 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
19 lu12714th Oct 2012 11:20:19 PM from 空蝉 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
And yes, at the moment this sucks. It could be a trope, but now it's a useless mishmash.
20 SeptimusHeap21st Oct 2012 04:27:06 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
As it currently stands, this should be cut.
21 Xtifr21st Oct 2012 04:04:17 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
It actually looks like most of the examples would fit Dumpster Diving. If we move the examples that belong on Extreme Omnivore to that trope, we might be left with something worthwhile.

eta: if we do limit it to Dumpster Diving, I might also suggest broadening it, as getting non-food out of dumpsters is often considered nearly as squicky.

edited 21st Oct '12 4:11:25 PM by Xtifr

"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
true that
23 lu12714th Dec 2012 11:53:19 PM from 空蝉 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Time to make this move. I'll hook a crowner.

I vote for cut and launching the Dumpster Diving YKTTW, which I will adopt.
24 Xtifr15th Dec 2012 04:20:39 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
The crowner should probably mention the YKTTW. (I'd hesitate to vote cut if I didn't know about it.)

eta: (And we're only two posts from starting a new page in the discussion.)

edited 15th Dec '12 4:21:21 PM by Xtifr

"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
I'm nonplussed. All the tropers here seem to think that picking food out of a garbage can makes one an Extreme Omnivore.

Page Action: Literal Junk Food
14th Dec '12 11:53:43 PM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
At issue:
Literal Junk Food is about someone getting their food from the garbage. There is partial overlap with Extreme Omnivore, when the person just eats anything. It has been suggested that it can be partially replaced by this YKTTW.

It has 19 wikilinks and 7 inbound off-site links.

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