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.
Yeah, perky isn't a word I'd call the personality type. It's cheerful, but it's more a quiet cheerfulness then it is perky. Perky is alliteration at the loss of clarity.
The current winning option is just terrible. It's a female trope, not a gender neutral one and the name makes it sound like it's about Pinkie Pie, not the sweet, shy, cheerful, loving type the trope is about.
edited 25th Jan '14 7:56:38 AM by shimaspawn
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-Philip K. Dick
I meant a split between the "sweet, shy, cheerful, loving type" and the "perky, upbeat, outgoing type." That way we can have both Sweet Rosy Hair and Pink Haired Perky Person since they'd mean different things. Aren't there more pink haired perky characters than Pinkie Pie?
I wouldn't be averse to an alternative that makes it clearer that "sweet" is supposed to be a personality trait rather than a reference to the hair's taste (...unlikely) or coolness attribute (...possible), but "perky" is not really a good adjective for the trope and all of the constructions so far using "personality" seem really clunky, especially without the alliteration factor.