TV Tropes Org

Forums

Repair Shop Morgue:
Rename: Like A Weasel
Deadlock Clock: 12th Oct '12 11:59 PM
search forum titles
google site search
Total posts: [16]
1

Rename: Like A Weasel get usage counts

This needs a good redirect farm. The usage seems correct as 'character is a Yes-Man' but the name is a bit...obscure.

 2 Septimus Heap, Sat, 4th Aug '12 1:20:42 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
67 wicks and 34 inbounds, for the record. I tihnk this qualifies as underperforming.

Ah, I didn't know what counted. It is pretty common although when someone wants this trope, they aren't going to be looking for 'like a weasel'

Ecce Homo Superior
Good trope, terribly opaque name. How about something along the lines of Opinion Flipflop?
(it's David Bowie)
I always thought the name worked on two levels. It's a line from Hamlet, and it's also a good way of describing someone who does this.

The name is obscure/obtuse and the trope is underperforming. Seems like a rename could help.

 7 Deboss, Sun, 5th Aug '12 1:26:01 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
So, it's supposed to be a specific instant of Yes-Man flipfloping around? Screwing With The Yes Man maybe?
 8 lu 127, Tue, 9th Oct '12 7:37:41 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Clocking.
小さく揺れた向日葵
 9 Madrugada, Tue, 9th Oct '12 8:44:16 AM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
It may be a line in Hamlet, but it's just a line in Hamlet where Hamlet says a cloud looks like a weasel. He's not referring to Polonius as "like a weasel". Without he context of the whole exchange "It looks like a camel", "Yes, it does", "Or like a weasel", "Or that" it's irrelevant to the trope, which appears to be "Yes-Man even if that means contradicting themselves".
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
 10 lu 127, Mon, 7th Jan '13 9:14:02 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Crowner's hooked.
小さく揺れた向日葵
 11 lu 127, Sat, 26th Jan '13 4:25:19 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Calling for a rename.
小さく揺れた向日葵
 12 Septimus Heap, Sat, 26th Jan '13 4:42:36 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Alt names crowner here but to be honest we need better names there.

 13 Septimus Heap, Sun, 21st Apr '13 2:01:20 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Votes bump with crowner!

Snapshot:

 14 Madrugada, Sun, 21st Apr '13 4:18:57 AM Relationship Status: In season
With Mod Hat On
Go ahead with it. The crowner is decisive, and the thread's been languishing long enough. There may be a better name out there that we didn't find, but Opinion Flipflop isn't horrid, like "Like a Weasel" is.
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
 15 Septimus Heap, Sun, 21st Apr '13 5:08:22 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Did the rename, wicks (including some misuse removal) and all the tagging required, except for Baka (locked page; edit request was submitted) and Like a Weasel (the old laconic; it's on the Cut List and the wick will go away as soon as it gets cut).

edited 21st Apr '13 5:08:31 AM by SeptimusHeap

 16 Madrugada, Sun, 21st Apr '13 5:17:16 AM Relationship Status: In season
With Mod Hat On
Thank you for finishing this one up, Septimus. Locking
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.

Alternative Titles: Like A Weasel
26th Jan '13 4:41:10 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.
At issue:
Total posts: 16
1


TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy