Unclear Description: Beary Funny

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1 Spark929th Aug 2012 03:37:51 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.
"[Mother Teresa] was not a friend of the poor. She was a friend of poverty." - Christopher Hitchens
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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^Case in point: I had no idea what you were talking about.
7 Spark929th Aug 2012 03:22:55 PM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
[up][up] Who?
Special trousers. Very heroic.
Welcome, traveller, welcome to Omsk
[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 does not matter who I am. What matters is, who will you become? - motto of Omsk Bird
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 Spark931st Aug 2012 03:39:56 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 lu12731st Aug 2012 03:45:14 PM from 空蝉 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
13 SeptimusHeap31st Aug 2012 03:47:39 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Beary Friendly sounds clear enough to disincentivize Zero Context Examples.
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 lu1271st Nov 2012 05:47:02 AM from 空蝉 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Stable crowner. Called.
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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18 CobraPrime1st Nov 2012 11:26:40 AM from Canada , Relationship Status: Robosexual
Sharknado Warning
[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 nrjxll1st Nov 2012 08:25:26 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
I think there's actual existing associations with "heroic bear", though.
20 Xtifr3rd Nov 2012 02:54:11 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 Nohbody30th Dec 2012 04:12:02 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.
There is a God. His name is Finagle, and Murphy is his prophet.
The YKTTW still needs one more hat. Anybody got a suggestion for improvement?
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23 StarSword25th Feb 2013 07:54:26 PM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
You are of Bajor.
I've seen perfectly good tropes launch with fewer than five hats. It's more a guideline than a rule.
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?
At issue:

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