The Grand and Unified Appearance Trope Clean Up, now at: Thigh High Boots get usage counts

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Currently on the table: Thigh-High Boots

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.

edited 8th Apr '14 9:23:55 PM by Madrugada

51 SeptimusHeap7th Dec 2012 09:17:56 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
We can't have more than one crowner on the same thread. We first need to do this one.
52 deathpigeon7th Dec 2012 09:21:08 AM from Everything sacred is a tie, a fetter. , Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
We appear to have a consensus on this one. No one has voted up Hair And Heart Of Gold and no one has voted down Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold. We've had at least 16 people vote.
Ich hab' Mein' Sach' auf Nichts gestellt.

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53 SeptimusHeap7th Dec 2012 09:24:21 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
It's been just one day, though.
54 deathpigeon7th Dec 2012 09:26:55 AM from Everything sacred is a tie, a fetter. , Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
...True, but it has been an overwhelming push for one and against the other.
Ich hab' Mein' Sach' auf Nichts gestellt.

My Story
55 shimaspawn7th Dec 2012 09:32:06 AM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
There's a reason I have a crowner section in the first post. Go ahead and make crowners that we need and I'll link them all there.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
56 lu1277th Dec 2012 09:36:25 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
I want a Page Action for Shiny Midnight Black, but my only thought is to kill it with extreme prejudice. I've only seen one other alternative so far, and I'm not sure it works.
57 shimaspawn7th Dec 2012 09:50:03 AM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
Make the crowners. They can gather votes in the first post and then I'll stick them on the thread to finish, but it will serve as a record of what we're working on.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
58 lu1277th Dec 2012 09:55:39 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Ok, made and reserved for future use. I really can't think of any way it's salvageable.
We could shorten Appearance As Plot Device to Appearance As Device, like we do for Characters as Device.

And Green Eyes needs to die. Obvious chairs.

edited 7th Dec '12 12:28:37 PM by troacctid

Rhymes with "Protracted."
Should we go thru the Shiny Midnight Black examples and see if there are any actual meaning tropes that show up repeatedly? There might be one.

edited 7th Dec '12 12:40:49 PM by ArcadesSabboth

Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
61 SeptimusHeap7th Dec 2012 12:31:18 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
@60: Yes.
I gave it a skim. Pretty much all X Just X. I don't think there's anything worth saving. Or if there is a tropable something-or-other, there's nothing on the current page that could be salvaged for it.

The visual representation of hair-shine might qualify as a type of Briffits and Squeans, I guess.

edited 7th Dec '12 12:34:44 PM by troacctid

Rhymes with "Protracted."
63 SeptimusHeap7th Dec 2012 12:35:28 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
With 202 inbounds, we might consider redirecting it if we can't cut it.
64 InsanityPrelude7th Dec 2012 12:35:54 PM , Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
Meaningful Appearance? ... Traits? I'm not good with naming.
Let me see...nope, nothing. At most I'd say it's a visual trope in which blue or purple is used to distinguish black hair from merely dark brown hair. But if that's going to stay it should be example-less.

The really silly part is where some examples that do have context refer vaguely to "the" personality or stereotype, as though the description mentioned one.

edited 7th Dec '12 12:43:02 PM by ArcadesSabboth

Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
66 shimaspawn7th Dec 2012 12:48:57 PM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
I think we can keep it as an exampleless definition for an animation convention.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
[up]Shall I add that option to the crowner?
Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
68 shimaspawn7th Dec 2012 12:53:43 PM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
[up] Go ahead
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
69 lu1277th Dec 2012 12:54:51 PM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
What to do with wicks though? They are always the worst kind of ZCE because, well, there's really nothing to say.

edited 7th Dec '12 12:55:05 PM by lu127

70 SeptimusHeap7th Dec 2012 12:56:17 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Delete?

71 Madrugada7th Dec 2012 12:56:22 PM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
I'd rather not see the new name be specific to "Plot Device", since many appearance tropes are really characterization devices, rather than plot devices.
...if you dont love youre dead, and if you do, theyll kill you for it.
Was splitting off a Predatory Gold Eyes trope shot down in the other thread, or just forgotten? Because I've noted a few Gold Eyes wicks have been deleted that would fit fine for that.

[down] Ah, yes, that works. Thanks.

edited 7th Dec '12 12:58:47 PM by Discar

73 shimaspawn7th Dec 2012 12:57:56 PM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
[up] It was shot down in YKTTW as too close to Animal Eyes.

[up][up] Looks As Device then? Since it's both plot and characterization and there's no reason to separate the two. Or Significant Appearance.

edited 7th Dec '12 12:58:58 PM by shimaspawn

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
74 SeptimusHeap7th Dec 2012 01:00:26 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
I wonder if we'll get an eye colour meso-trope along with the one you are proposing.
Instead of Predatory Gold Eyes, couldn't that just be an Internal Subtrope of the trope for catlike eyes being used that way? The association comes from cats, right? May as well include the different ways you can evoke cat eyes.
Rhymes with "Protracted."

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