There 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.
Would that be possible to add a header to the article that is currently on the table? As happens automatically with articles going through the TRS? I think it might help if Mismatched Eyes had a link to this thread.
Statuesque Stunner may have a problem with its description/definition; specifically, whether or not the character's height has to be explicitly noted/emphasized as an attraction point — either in-universe or through visual effects — (as implied by the second paragraph) and how that fits with the following list of criteria near the end of the description:
Please note that for a woman to qualify for this trope, she needs to fulfill two criteria:
She must be either taller than most men in her setting or stand at least 5'8" (172 cm) tall.
Case in point: Chizuru Naba from Mahou Sensei Negima!. Fits both of the above criteria, but her height does not get any particular emphasis by anyone or the visual effects.
Then again, most of the class are pretty tall in the first place — around 160-something cm on average, if I had to guess.
Even if the characters do have a height that would be considered tall IRL, does it really mean anything if everyone else in the work is the same height and taller? Kind of an Informed Attribute at that point.
I just feel like the "least 5'8" (172 cm) tall" requirement is a little too board.
We're only talking about a specific Cast Herd within the much greater cast; IIRC most female characters shown in Negima (excluding ones that are from a normally large-sized nonhuman species) are not tall enough.
^^ Other characters do have their height emphasized as part of their attractiveness, which is another reason that criteria needs to be tweaked. It's all about relative height, not about actual numbers. Compared to everyone else, Chizuru is not emphasized as being particularly tall, but there are at least two other characters who have their height and adult figure being a primary point of appeal.
I support rewriting that point to make it clear that it's relative.
Hey, I do not see Skunk Stripe on the to-do list. I think it should be. It suffers from the same problems most of these appearence tropes suffer from, the description lists a handful of things a skunk stripe could maye mean and the eamples list is just a bunch of people with streak in their hair. A lot of it is Locked into Strangeness and some is probably Power Dyes Your Hair or Disease Bleach and I am also seeing a lot of grey/white streaks representing an older but still attractive person which might need to be YKT Ted.
Anyways, I know you want to do one thing at a time but in the future Skunk Stripe could probably use the divide-and-sort that mismatched eyes is getting.
Lady in Red could be added on the list of tropes to deal with in the future among Clothes Tropes', but I don't think this one is misused. (Regarding your question, here's my quick answer: I think not. It must be something very sexy, and I'm not sure cloaks do convey that meaning.)
EDIT: and If we want to continue discussing Lady in Red, let's take it to Trope Talk. I'll be happy to provide my feedback.
Regarding your quick answer: If that ends up being proven true, then we would have to clean up every case of Little Red Riding Hood-based story/character that has a Lady in Red entry associated with it (both on the article and in the wicks). Just a heads up, that's all.
Lady in Red is about red clothes being used for sex appeal. Does that really apply to Little Red Riding Hood? People like to read sexuality into it but I don't know why. She's a sweet, innocent girl in the original story.
... Is it just me who's experiencing a glitch with the forum system here? I clicked on this thread from my watchlist, and for some reason this page (No. 19) was empty of posts — not even the stickied post, to boot! It took refreshing the page to fix it... EDIT: And it came back after I clicked "send" in the new post screen.
Sorry for triple posting, but I just launched Duality Motif today. I'm too tired to crosswick it however, so I'll do that later tomorrow. So, now, Shared Unusual Trait is the only YKTTW that we have to wait on.
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