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Rename: Masquerade Maintenance get usage counts

Teutonic Tomboy T-Girl
Just happened across this trope. In TV Tropes parlance, "The Masquerade" is a term of art that doesn't necessarily match its common English language usage. The Masquerade isn't really about disguises or masks at all, except metaphorically. It's more about secrets, conspiracies, etc.

But Masquerade Maintenance is about disguise or "appearance alteration", and has no inherent relationship to The Masquerade. When I saw the name, I figured the trope was about the "Men In Black Auxiliary" or something - the people who clean up after the giant bug attack to make sure nobody finds any weird evidence, etc.

I think it needs renaming to something more obviously about appearance.
 2 Another Duck, Wed, 15th Aug '12 10:06:01 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
It's about a personal masquerade.

Is there significant misuse, or would there be a significant increase in use if the name was changed?
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 3 Septimus Heap, Wed, 15th Aug '12 10:29:15 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
13 wicks and 6 inbounds, and a misuse of Masquerade. Clearly in need of renaming and possibly crosswicking.

 4 lu 127, Sun, 21st Oct '12 1:47:32 PM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Clocking.
小さく揺れた向日葵
Teutonic Tomboy T-Girl
The Hellboy example is clearly just misuse, as he's a character who could never pass for human.

What is the trope, exactly (and are we sure we don't have it elsewhere?) The reference to The Masquerade needs to go in the description.

Maybe something like Hide Your Otherness, only less terrible? That's not a good name, but at least approaches the gist of the trope.
Ecce Homo Superior
[up]I prefer that name to the current.
(it's David Bowie)
[up] [up] I like it too because it would better fit the Hellboy example. Sure he'll never pass for human but removing his horns makes him feel ''less' demon. The only problem is does it count as a dialogue title?
 
 8 lu 127, Fri, 28th Dec '12 1:46:47 PM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Crowner's hooked.
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Trying to think of alternate names.

Hide The Tell ?

Normalcy Disguise ?
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 10 Noaqiyeum, Thu, 17th Jan '13 10:14:04 AM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
Hide Your Otherness implies a connection to Hide Your Children and Hide Your Lesbians that isn't there, so that would be a bad choice.
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STRONGman, wEAKMAN, JoKeRmAn, Th8ef
 11 lu 127, Sat, 26th Jan '13 4:35:12 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Calling in favour of a rename.
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 12 Septimus Heap, Sat, 26th Jan '13 4:44:38 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Alt names crowner. Didn't add the other choices due to snowclone concerns - someone may add them if they like it.

I don't think it's fair to start an alt. names crowner with only one option on it...
Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
Petting Zoo Person
Umm...what would the other two be snowclones of, exactly?
I must be cruel, but to be kind That bad may begin, and worse be left behind
I think there's a Hide Your Lesbians or Hide Your Gays or something.

Edit: Lesbians, apparently.

edited 27th Jan '13 6:50:47 PM by ArcadesSabboth

Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
 16 Noaqiyeum, Sun, 27th Jan '13 8:55:27 PM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
Also Hide Your Children.
tiinker, Tailor, hunter!!!, wwhaler
d0ct0r, L4WY3R, MUTANT, C)(I-EF
STRONGman, wEAKMAN, JoKeRmAn, Th8ef
Bumping for votes.
Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
Seeking for Light
I don't like the normal/abnormal ones because they're too vague. Once can be abnormal/unusual without being superpowered or non-human. I think the fact that this is about trying to pass as (non-superpowered) human is important to indicate in some way in the name.

Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
First two could be mistaken for Hugh Mann.

 21 Noaqiyeum, Fri, 8th Feb '13 9:00:39 PM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
There's also an issue with the ones that aren't really disguises (like Hellboy's horns).
tiinker, Tailor, hunter!!!, wwhaler
d0ct0r, L4WY3R, MUTANT, C)(I-EF
STRONGman, wEAKMAN, JoKeRmAn, Th8ef
 22 Septimus Heap, Sun, 21st Apr '13 2:03:23 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Votes bump here too!.

Snapshot (yea/nay):

The rest is in the red.

 23 Macron Notes, Fri, 24th May '13 10:30:09 AM from Wilkes Barre Relationship Status: Mu
Formerly known as Oreochan
Bump for votes

 24 Xtifr, Sat, 25th May '13 9:00:48 PM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Yeah, I don't like the abnormality one either. That sounds like it could be someone hiding their warts, or their wooden leg, or their third nipple.

edited 25th May '13 9:01:25 PM by Xtifr

"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
This would be related to the trope of I Just Want to Be Normal? Attempting to seem more normal by dressing or disguising themselves?
Still new. Still learning. Asking questions and making mistakes.

Alternative Titles: Masquerade Maintenance Runoff Part 2
25th Oct '13 10:20:38 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:
New runoff crowner. Please avoid downvoting an option unless you are strongly against it.
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