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Not Thriving: Oops I Dropped The Keys get usage counts

The article says that this trope is used often, yet there's only 9 examples on the page. Could be as easy as editing the description, or to find a lot more examples.

edited 10th Feb '13 11:17:57 PM by spacemarine50

 
 2 Septimus Heap, Sun, 10th Feb '13 1:53:22 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
The earliest version had 5 examples. 15 wicks and 32 inbounds.

I think that this name suffers from being dialogue and not having enough links from related tropes.

 3 Madrugada, Sun, 10th Feb '13 7:33:09 AM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
The name is really bad. It needs a lot of wikimagic loving, too, but the name is bad.

Deadly Dropped Keys? Dropped Keys Delay?
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
 4 Septimus Heap, Sun, 10th Feb '13 7:35:26 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
I like Deadly Dropped Keys. The other sounds a bit awkward to me.

 5 Nohbody, Sun, 10th Feb '13 7:55:52 AM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
I kinda like the first one better, but the drop doesn't always result in the idiot du jour actually dying, which might throw off people who see "deadly" in the name and think it's a required result for the trope to apply (cue editors fixing all the Not a Subversion stuff that misunderstanding causes dropping many a Cluster F-Bomb about the ignorant tropers responsible tongue ).
 6 Septimus Heap, Sun, 10th Feb '13 7:58:27 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Dangerous Dropped Keys, then.

 7 Noaqiyeum, Sun, 10th Feb '13 11:11:59 AM from wandering to and fro about the Earth Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
That works.
"I know I raised more questions than I answered, but I hope now we are all confused on an higher level and about more important things."
 8 Another Duck, Sun, 10th Feb '13 11:26:10 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
I don't think this is an all that common trope to begin with. A rename might help a little. Otherwise mainly just try to find more examples and make it more visible, I suppose.

[up][up]That name works.
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 9 Nohbody, Sun, 10th Feb '13 5:54:29 PM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
Dangerous works for me, too.

Even have a possible variation in mind once the name thing is sorted out, from the first season of The Walking Dead.
Could we fit the word "fumble" in there? I think it's more descriptive.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
 11 Willbyr, Sun, 10th Feb '13 7:08:44 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
 12 Another Duck, Sun, 10th Feb '13 8:10:45 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
That implies it also includes fumbling with the keys, like trying to find the right one, or fitting it properly into the keyhole. Is that included in the trope? Doesn't seem so in the description, but I think it's functionally the same.
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Like Dangerous Key Fumble. But with a new name, still needs more examples.
 
 14 Nohbody, Mon, 11th Feb '13 3:30:23 AM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
More examples for a trope is always nice, but there are enough examples on the current page that Too Rare to Trope doesn't come into play.

edited 11th Feb '13 3:35:18 AM by Nohbody

 15 Septimus Heap, Mon, 11th Feb '13 3:53:35 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
With fumbled keys, it's likely you'll find the right one in the last moment.

Another vote for Dangerous Key Fumble. If someone really, really wants to, they can take it to YKTTW to try to collect more examples, but I don't think that is absolutely necessary.

 17 Another Duck, Tue, 2nd Apr '13 3:28:50 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
I vote for that if the definition is expanded to fumbling and not just dropping.
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 18 Septimus Heap, Wed, 3rd Apr '13 12:44:21 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Flipping my support to Dangerous Key Fumble.

 19 Nohbody, Wed, 3rd Apr '13 2:15:42 AM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
Yeah, Dangerous Key Fumble looks good here. Can cover both the deadly and non-deadly (find the right key at the last minute, just before the monster gets the key user) versions, while minimizing Round Peg Square Trope and Not a Subversion issues.

 21 Noaqiyeum, Fri, 5th Apr '13 12:26:30 PM from wandering to and fro about the Earth Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
Another from me. Nohbody makes a good case.
"I know I raised more questions than I answered, but I hope now we are all confused on an higher level and about more important things."
Piffy
Peril-Enhancing Butter-Fingers?
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 23 Nohbody, Sat, 6th Apr '13 4:28:36 PM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
^ Kinda unwieldy, and not at all making it clear it's about fumbling keys.
Piffy
Peril-Enhancing Key Fumble?

Panic-Induced Key Fumble?

edited 7th Apr '13 2:56:28 PM by Pig_catapult

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 25 Septimus Heap, Sun, 7th Apr '13 2:58:35 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
These are all awkward-sounding, I'm afraid.

Alternative Titles: Oops I Dropped The Keys
1st Jun '13 6:45:00 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
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