The thing with merging with Plot Tumor
is that the latter's definition doesn't necessarily involve becoming more problematic over time, as seen in non-serial examples such as the rather triumphant Pearl Harbor
. Also, the "plot" part seems to indicate that it applies only to narrative elements as opposed to the numerous other aspects of a work that can lead to a Dork Age
(several of which can be conveniently observed in this page image
Incidentally, this page seems to have far more examples than typical for tropes with such a low wick count. Did a single troper spend lots of time adding them or something?
I'm not sure, but I think we try to at least avoid Snow Clones
that aren't related to one another, and Start of Darkness
/Start of Dorkness would definitely qualify as that.
edited 6th Aug '12 8:20:29 PM by EnragedFilia