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Unclear Description: Beary Funny get usage counts

 1 Spark 9, Wed, 29th Aug '12 3:37:51 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
The page Beary Funny appears to be confused about which trope it is. The title and page image suggest it's about funny bears; the description suggests it's about bears who eat a lot; and the examples on the page boil down to an arbitrary list of bears in fiction.

I suggest we define this page as "comedic bears", and split off a different page for "friendly bears". We already have a trope for creatures that eat a lot, I don't see how that needs a subpage specific to bears. The page has 57 wicks, 27 inbounds.

Special trousers. Very heroic.
{Noun + pun = title] -> Every appearance of a noun in fiction.

Jolly Bear?

My hunch is that this is basically Everythings Better With Bears.

Backing the split suggestion. Funny does not imply friendly, and friendly does not imply funny.
Yeah, "nickname-and-number" usernames are cliche, but cliches can be fun!
 5 Earl of Sandvich, Wed, 29th Aug '12 8:58:11 AM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
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Also in agreement with the split, where Beary Funny would refer to funny bears, with another trope formed in relation to friendly bears. I could suggest The Gentle Ben, but it could possibly fall under Trope-Namer Syndrome, because although the book had been part of my grade school curriculum, not everybody would know about it.

edited 29th Aug '12 9:06:59 AM by EarlOfSandvich

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 7 Spark 9, Wed, 29th Aug '12 3:22:55 PM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
[up][up] Who?
Special trousers. Very heroic.
Ecce Homo Superior
[up][up][up]Let's not name a trope after a character. That doesn't usually end well.

edited 30th Aug '12 10:44:43 AM by DoktorvonEurotrash

(it's David Bowie)
 9 Earl of Sandvich, Fri, 31st Aug '12 12:01:26 PM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Yeah, that kind of was a throwaway post, but some name has got to work for the "friendly bear" trope...

Beary Friendly? Overgrown Teddy Bear?
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 11 Spark 9, Fri, 31st Aug '12 3:39:56 PM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Friendly Bear seems straight and to the point, and it fits in with similar tropes.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 12 lu 127, Fri, 31st Aug '12 3:45:14 PM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
 13 Septimus Heap, Fri, 31st Aug '12 3:47:39 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Beary Friendly sounds clear enough to disincentivize Zero Context Examples.

 14 Earl of Sandvich, Tue, 9th Oct '12 3:31:32 PM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Created a crowner for whether to split and name the new trope or leave as is.
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 15 Earl of Sandvich, Thu, 11th Oct '12 12:21:22 PM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Bumping. I still think Beary Friendly would be a good one. I'll start a YKTTW for this if at the end this is what we're going to do.
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 16 lu 127, Thu, 1st Nov '12 5:47:02 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
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Stable crowner. Called.
 17 Earl of Sandvich, Thu, 1st Nov '12 9:22:20 AM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Awesome. Going to start the YKTTW now.

And here it is

edited 1st Nov '12 10:37:02 AM by EarlOfSandvich

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[up] Mentioned it in the YKTTW, mentioning it here. Why are we YKTTW this? It would be nothing but a list of Aversion of another trope. That's why we cut Heroically Aligned Reptile because it was just a list of Aversion of Reptiles Are Abhorrent.

Why would it be cool for bears but not for reptiles?

edited 1st Nov '12 11:28:25 AM by CobraPrime

 19 nrjxll, Thu, 1st Nov '12 8:25:26 PM Relationship Status: Not war
I think there's actual existing associations with "heroic bear", though.

 20 Xtifr, Sat, 3rd Nov '12 2:54:11 PM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Bears, unlike lizards, are so commonly made friendly characters that it's really misleading to call a friendly bear an aversion of another trope. Reptiles, on the other hand, are so commonly villainous that making a friendly one is an aversion.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
 21 Nohbody, Sun, 30th Dec '12 4:12:02 AM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
I just now bumped the YKTTW linked above, so might as well bump this as well so I can do the crosswicking of the fixed trope for The Whiteboard.
 22 Earl of Sandvich, Mon, 25th Feb '13 6:47:03 PM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
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The YKTTW still needs one more hat. Anybody got a suggestion for improvement?
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 23 StarSword, Mon, 25th Feb '13 7:54:26 PM from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
SF-81A Black Knight
I've seen perfectly good tropes launch with fewer than five hats. It's more a guideline than a rule.
 24 Earl of Sandvich, Thu, 7th Mar '13 12:17:10 PM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Ski bi di bi di do bap do
Mulled it over a while, and decided to launch it. Sorting wicks for Beary Funny to a more appropriate place now.

EDIT: And I've looked through the wicks and sorted accordingly.

edited 7th Mar '13 12:54:58 PM by EarlOfSandvich

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Page Action: Beary Funny
9th Oct '12 3:28:06 PM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
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