The name to change them to is Archer Archetype.
Start in wick swapping and post back here as you finish a section (a letter, or part of a letter) Like so:
done Punctuated Titles and Unpunctuated up to LightNovel.A Certain Magical Index
I'll keep a running tally of progress.
edited 22nd Sep '12 11:00:25 AM by Madrugada
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I'm glad we've made progress but before we close this let's please decide what exactly the archetype is not only for the laconic (which is not showing up for me for some reason) but for the context of the examples.
I don't think this thread is going to close until we finish. I get that idea from Maddy. So far it looks like I am the only one nibbling away at the wicks a bit at a time. For now you have lots of time to work on it.
The sense I get from what the arch type is supposed to be would be a consumate marksman with a bow. Patient and careful in general.
I think this project may be a two sided one. Not just finding and changing wicks but correcting the misuse which likely has spread through out the wiki.
I was tempted to say we could break it into two parts but if we go through changing wicks and zapping bad entries on sight it would be better in the long run.
Point Blank Shot sounds like Improbable Aiming Skills.
I'd say zapping bad entries on sight would be a good idea. All examples that stay should make it sound like the character is "calm, self-possessed, and analytical." I changed the laconic to "A skilled long range fighter who doesn't let emotions get in his or her way."
Uh tiny problem> Point blank shots don't really need much skill. They are also frequently portrayed almost never missing because you know your close and pretty much touching your target. That would be truth in television. There is nothing improbable about it.
Last I checked the new name was chosen to fit the content of the description. Shimas statement generally fits with description. Archers are not usually melee characters. Though there is nothingn stopping them from being melee capable.
If part of a fighting team, the archer is usually less physically strong and robust than their teammates because of the erroneous perception that archery relies more on grace than the brute strength required to hack and slash. In reality, the draw of most warbows can range from 60 to 150 lbs, requiring significant strength throughout the body (especially the upper body) to use effectively. This misconception often leads to The Chick getting stuck with a bow as a slightly more proactive take on the White Magician Girl. This also has the benefit of keeping the delicate female safely out of the bone-crunching melee
I think shima is getting it from here.
If we change anything can we please cut the inaccurate statement that you can't "fire" a bow. To fire a weapon means to launch, lob, or project a missile or projectile from a weapon. They even call pulling a string back and letting it snap forward without an arrow dry firing a bow.
What about the bit about being analytical and calculating. Other that I like it.
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Alternative Titles: The Archer
24th Jul '12 5:17:19 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.