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Needs Help: Musical Pastiche get usage counts

 1 Twentington, Wed, 1st Aug '12 6:06:59 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
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Musical Pastiche seems to be a total overlap of Suspiciously Similar Song. The descriptiion says that Suspiciously Similar Song is supposed to be written from scratch as opposed to "Smells Like Teen Spirit with a few notes tweaked to dodge copyrights", but Suspiciously Similar Song's description disagrees.
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Oh yeah, I briefly looked at this back when we (and by "we" I mostly mean I) cleaned up Pastiche. This is also a misdefinition (though not as bad as our old definition of Pastiche). As far as the actual term goes, I don't see much difference between a regular pastiche and a musical one.

I suggest making this a redirect to Pastiche, and moving the examples either there or to Suspiciously Similar Song, depending on which category they fit. (Songs that don't fit in either probably don't need a trope.)
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
This needs a rewrite and examples cleaning. What the definition probably should be is when a show rearranges one of its themes, "notably a show's theme tune, " to resemble some well-known piece.

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Then it needs a new name too, since that's not what pastiche means.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
 5 lu 127, Wed, 10th Oct '12 1:48:41 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
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Ok, the name is wrong and is inviting misuse, and the definition seems hopelessly similar to Suspiciously Similar Song. We have two options: A) merge the examples into Pastiche and/or Suspiciously Similar Song (and presumably make the name into a redirect to Pastiche), or B) try to come up with a unique definition (and new name) for this, which seems implausible to me, but hey, I'm just one guy.

Should we have a crowner? Frankly, I think that if we're making both a new name and a new definition, it would be easier to simply start at YKTTW instead of trying to adapt some random existing page, but, whatever.

edited 10th Oct '12 1:20:18 PM by Xtifr

"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
 7 Waxing Name, Mon, 12th Nov '12 3:14:45 PM from The floor of the 54 Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
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I say merge with Suspiciously Similar Song due to the overlap with the actual tropes. And nothing is really lost, since a lot of the examples in the list are actually examples of Recurring Riff.
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 8 lu 127, Sun, 30th Dec '12 4:58:44 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
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