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 26 Another Duck, Wed, 15th May '13 8:33:07 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
I don't know which one was meant here, though.
Check out my fanfiction!
 27 Rethkir, Wed, 15th May '13 9:07:23 PM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
Sandbox.Not Always Evil is the current trope description, but with a different name.

Sandbox.Good All Along is the current trope name, but is a different trope.

edited 15th May '13 9:08:42 PM by Rethkir

 28 Spark 9, Thu, 16th May '13 8:20:43 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
[tup]
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 29 Rethkir, Sun, 19th May '13 10:08:54 PM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
Any other thoughts? This is basically Launch Displacement. Good All Along -> Not Always Evil (or whatever title we choose.)

edited 19th May '13 10:09:07 PM by Rethkir

 30 Septimus Heap, Mon, 20th May '13 1:52:55 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
Good job, but Sandbox.Good All Along needs a longer description.

I wrote a description to work with, but I can't say I like it much. I'm kind of tired.

The line between good and evil is a little blurry for some people sometimes, and occasionally observers get confused about which is which. The evil overlord has been quietly gathering power for some time, or the sinister adviser has been whispering into the king's ear about how he should be plotting a stricter regime. Maybe The Dragon always defeats the hero but never manages to quite kill him. Then it suddenly comes out that the overlord was attempting to protect the land from demonic invasion, or the adviser was attempting to prevent a civil war. Maybe The Dragon was intentionally letting the hero go while secretly trying to help him in his own way. Whatever the case may be, in turns out that they were never truly evil.

The character that was Good All Along is an antagonistic or apparently villainous force that will generally be working against the hero of the story. Their motives are usually unclear, but in the end (and often at the worst time) it turns out that they were trying to do the right thing all along. And now you destroyed their army, so who's going to fight off those demons?

 32 Rethkir, Mon, 20th May '13 7:16:05 AM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
I just realized that this is very similar to Reverse Mole. It even misuses Good All Along in the description. But our definition of Good All Along is broader (or at least it should be, since Good All Along is not exclusive to moles). Reverse Mole needs some changing in the description to be a subtrope. Otherwise, we'll have a duplicate trope.

edited 20th May '13 7:20:38 AM by Rethkir

 33 Madrugada, Fri, 21st Jun '13 2:05:05 PM Relationship Status: In season
With Mod Hat On
This thread has had no activity in the last month.

Clocking.

Move it or lose it.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 34 Rethkir, Mon, 24th Jun '13 9:55:03 AM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
Any other thoughts? I really don't want this to die.

 35 Spark 9, Mon, 24th Jun '13 10:21:26 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
I approve of post #27.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 36 Rethkir, Mon, 24th Jun '13 11:47:34 AM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
So, Sandbox.Good All Along needs a longer description, but other than that, theses are ready to launch. Anyone want to help with the description? I'll try writing one tonight if not.

 37 Rethkir, Mon, 24th Jun '13 8:12:07 PM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
Could you please give this one a little more time? I haven't been able to write a description yet, and wicks still need to be sorted. I should have a description soon.

 38 Rethkir, Mon, 24th Jun '13 10:13:11 PM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
Sorry for the tipple post. I wrote a description for Sandbox.Good All Along.
For Sandbox.Not Always Evil, I removed the following:

"Compare Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain. Compare and Contrast Evil All Along. May result in a Heel-Face Turn (but that barely ever happens)."

and added:

"This trope should not be confused with Good All Along, which applies to a character who was thought to be a bad guy, but is revealed to have always been good."

Likewise, Sandbox.Good All Along refers to the Not Always Evil being under this name.

edited 24th Jun '13 10:23:26 PM by Rethkir

 39 Rethkir, Wed, 26th Jun '13 1:11:06 PM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
I don't want to make the split without at least some feedback on this. Any opinions at all?

edited 29th Jun '13 9:47:47 PM by Rethkir

 40 Septimus Heap, Mon, 1st Jul '13 6:12:08 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
Based on experience, you might try to write a more detailed "this is my proposed course of action" post. People who can't figure out that easily will otherwise ignore feedback requests.

 41 Rethkir, Mon, 1st Jul '13 9:34:08 AM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
[up] Thanks for the tip. wink

My plan of action is this:

I would like some feedback on this plan before I launch these sandboxes.

edited 1st Jul '13 9:38:10 PM by Rethkir

 42 Willbyr, Thu, 1st Aug '13 6:09:33 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Re-clocked. What still needs to be done?
 43 Spark 9, Thu, 1st Aug '13 6:17:29 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
[up][up] I like it.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 44 Septimus Heap, Thu, 1st Aug '13 6:18:13 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
Throwing my headband into the ring as well.

 45 Rethkir, Sun, 4th Aug '13 10:09:39 AM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
Haven't checked this in a while. I'm going to make the changes.

Okay. Made the switch.
Going through the wicks. There was much... much more misuse than proper use, so after the rename, most of these don't need to be changed.

Could someone please explain what Touhou is an example of? I'm seeing it all the time, and I'm not sure which of these fits. I am completely unfamiliar with it.

edited 4th Aug '13 12:28:20 PM by Rethkir

 46 StarSword, Tue, 6th Aug '13 5:02:01 PM from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
SF-81A Black Knight
I'm sure there's a thread for it in the Video Game forums.
Is this done? Or are there still wicks after T that need to be done?

 48 Rethkir, Mon, 12th Aug '13 6:37:53 PM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
I've gone through the examples. 99% of them match the current definition. The others, I directed to Not Always Evil. So, I think we're done.

 49 Septimus Heap, Tue, 13th Aug '13 12:27:55 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
You forgot the discussion move. I'll ask for that and thread closure.

 50 Willbyr, Tue, 13th Aug '13 3:54:20 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
[up] Done. Locking up.
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.
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