Not Tropeworthy: Hot Scoop get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 18th Mar 2013 11:59:00 PM

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I'm not really seeing a trope here. This just looks like another "characters with a specific job tropers find attractive". Also the number of zero context examples on this page is pretty insane.
Well, are you suggesting that it is not a recurring theme? Because it is, really.

Journalist characters that look a lot more like Lois Lane than like Golda Meir
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I thought we were trying to cut down on tropes that are lists of hot characters?
Change this to Hot For Reporter.

If someone is attracted to reporters, or reporters are attractive for being reporters, that's a trope. But attractive reporters in themselves aren't a trope. Reporters are more attractive in fiction because everyone's more attractive in fiction, unless the plot demands that they not be. Doctors, lawyers, cops, reporters, undertakers, con men, caterers, press aides, paleontologists, booksellers... if they're a character of any note, they'll be attractive. Actors are attractive. Hollywood casts attractive people because we like looking at them, character profession irrelevant.
I think this makes more sense then a lot of the other Attraction Tropes. In this case she's probably using her looks to get the interview and using them to get people's attention while on camera.
That's totally a trope. But that's not this page, ("Journalists who are attractive, basically.")
Journalists who flirt for information are also a trope, but not really this.
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I thought we decided to rename this? (Regardless of its other problems.)
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9 ccoa30th Jul 2012 10:58:34 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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It occurs to me that this is a slight exaggeration of something that happens in real life. Female journalists, at least those in visual media, are overwhelmingly attractive people, because the eye candy helps get people watching the news.

So this is "copying what happens in real life in the media", with a dash of "all main characters are attractive."
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
10 nrjxll30th Jul 2012 11:03:20 AM , Relationship Status: Not war
[up][up]I think that's correct.

edited 30th Jul '12 11:03:34 AM by nrjxll

We really need to deal with these "Hot X" tropes as a group, rather than send them to TRS piecemeal, because they all have problems. I may create a TRS for that, though it may be Special Efforts material.
12 SeptimusHeap31st Jul 2012 02:10:37 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
That is Special Efforts material.
How about limiting this to In-universe examples?
14 Noaqiyeum27th Sep 2012 01:00:53 PM from across the gulf of space , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
I support the suggestion that we redefine it to constrain it to a reporter who uses her (...or his, if there are any male examples - there's no reason that has to be a sexually-biased trope) looks to get the interview and using them to get people's attention while on camera.
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If no one is going to participate in this could we close it?
Is there a Hot X thread in Special Efforts yet?
17 SeptimusHeap21st Dec 2012 10:29:07 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Not yet - I guess we will use the Appearances thread for that.
18 Xtifr23rd Dec 2012 01:40:33 AM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Eddie seems to think this one is actually a trope (unlike most Hot X "tropes"), and I think he's got a strong case, so cleaning up the description and examples here seems like a better option. We seemed to be going somewhere before this got sidetracked.

(Plus, the appearance thread seems a bit backlogged as well.)
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
Hmm. I suspect a rename might be beneficial as well to prevent this from continuing to be lumped with the other Hot X "tropes".
20 Xtifr29th Dec 2012 04:22:42 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
[up]The requirements for a rename are a pretty high bar to pass. I'd rather see us get rid of the more useless Hot X tropes as a way to solve the potential for confusion. :)
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
That's assuming that'll be sufficient to stop people from using this as "fictional journalists I find hot". I don't have that much faith in our userbase.
22 SeptimusHeap28th Jan 2013 03:50:41 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Bumping this. Literally every single example here has no context. Can we do something about this?
23 Noaqiyeum28th Jan 2013 01:21:19 PM from across the gulf of space , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
Do we want to try the suggestion of limiting it to reporters who implicitly use their good looks for the cause of journalism, or are we just going to cut it outright?
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24 SeptimusHeap28th Jan 2013 01:23:27 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
We aren't cutting this page. But the Zero Context Examples have to buzz off.

I'll see if any of the links has good writeups.
25 lu12715th Mar 2013 06:46:19 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Clocking.

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