The Grand and Unified Appearance Trope Clean Up, now at: Thigh High Boots get usage counts
Currently on the table: Thigh-High BootsThere is on TV Tropes, a common bad habit that persists among editors of using appearance tropes, or names that sound like they could be appearance tropes, badly. They always suffer from the same problems and they tend to clog up the TRS like they're on a revolving door. As such I'm making a large scale special effort in order to address the common problems all of these tropes have. Sometimes non-appearance tropes are mistaken for appearance tropes. Report them here and the clean-up will be handled. We're going to search for the best ways to change the culture and make sure that the misuse stops. Tropes will be handled here and we'll likely have a fair number of crowners on this thread. Keep checking back for new developments. For full details, including the to-do list and crowner list, check this post.
edited 8th Apr '14 9:23:55 PM by Madrugada
edited 12th Jan '13 7:21:56 AM by captainpat
- Gaeriel has heterochromia as a distinguishing feature. Though this is frequently commented on, it has no significance in the story and has no symbolic purpose. This is the sort of example I think everyone's willing to get rid of.
- Malizna has heterochromia as a way of visually linking her back to her mother. In this case, the heterochromia has a purpose, but that purpose depends on [Distinguishing Trait], which just so happens to be heterochromia in this case.
- Iceheart has red-blue heterochromia that symbolizes the duality of her extreme cold efficiency and her burning rage (both of which exceed that of the other characters in the stories where she appears). The other characters even pick up on this in a non-meta way. In this case, the mixed colors of the heterochromia is important.
edited 14th Jan '13 10:27:07 AM by willthiswork
edited 14th Jan '13 2:41:03 PM by troacctid