Needs Help: Cerebus Ret Con

Deadlock Clock: 10th Dec 2012 11:59:00 PM
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We're probably going to have to rename it eventually; that MacGuffin thread recently shows that a people get upset when it seems like we misuse preexisting terms, and the redefinition literally ignores the "ret" in "retcon". I think this was more a misunderstanding than anything, given that there was a proposed title that would make sense and preserve the Cerebus part.

I'm not saying we should ignore the crowner or redo it, but it leaves the trope with a problem.
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77 Noaqiyeum14th Dec 2012 02:35:11 PM from out of the Silent Planet , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
[up] This, exactly. There's good reason to expect the trope to return to TRS eventually for exactly this reason, so we might as well address it now.
If you come across

a Beast, a Troll, or a Giant

do not run or call for help

but stand still and stay silent.

It might go away.
78 Noaqiyeum1st Feb 2013 03:00:22 PM from out of the Silent Planet , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
And then it turned out that letting this thread die was part of the plan of a vast conspiracy!
If you come across

a Beast, a Troll, or a Giant

do not run or call for help

but stand still and stay silent.

It might go away.
79 SeptimusHeap1st Feb 2013 03:02:27 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
The crowner asks for a redefinition. I see the description already works well.

The name issue is probably for another thread, though - not keen on Single Prop-ping a rename just after a previous crowner voted to keep the name.
80 Noaqiyeum1st Feb 2013 03:10:53 PM from out of the Silent Planet , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
I would be happy to bring it in for a rename when the thread limit permits. Is this otherwise ready for locking, then?
If you come across

a Beast, a Troll, or a Giant

do not run or call for help

but stand still and stay silent.

It might go away.
81 SeptimusHeap1st Feb 2013 03:11:34 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Yes.
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27th Oct '12 10:37:49 AM
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