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Ambiguous Name (Alt names crowner as of 6/21/13): Somethings Different About You Now get usage counts

Yes, this trope is about meeting someone who had a sex change at a high school reunion.

But the title implies anything. Say that someone does not see someone for a long time. Then they notice that they have changed, maybe a little, maybe a lot. The problem is that the title is not specific to sex changes.

I see some misuse, particularly in one Johnny Bravo example on another trope page and partial misuse in the Truth in Television page. This article needs a title that makes it more clear that it's about sex changes.

 2 Septimus Heap, Sun, 19th May '13 10:59:55 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
Classic Stock Phrase suckitude.

Rename this, pronto.

 3 Another Duck, Sun, 19th May '13 11:11:04 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
How much misuse?
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From Reunion Revenge:

Johnny Bravo has combined this with Something's Different About You Now (the other typical reunion plot): Johnny wants top take revenge on a girl who always made fun of him when they were kids but it turns out that she turned into a total babe. The rest of the episode is spent agonizing whether she likes him now or she's just playing a prank on him like she used to. It's a prank.

Because I never watched Johnny Bravo, I'm not too sure about this one, but the example's wording implies that the writer confused it for She Is All Grown Up.

From TruthInTelevision.S-U:

Something's Different About You Now: People change over time. That fat nerd you knew? Dropped the weight and became hot. That man you knew? Was actually a woman., or vice versa. The Hollywood Atheist you remembered from college? Is now a devout churchgoer. Can be very difficult, especially if the changes make your relationship now incompatible.

Only one of the possibilities listed applies.

edited 19th May '13 11:28:03 AM by MikuruFan

Dragon Writer
I've taken a quick scan and these look like the problem usage to me:

That's up to 13, out of 45 total pages.

A related Stock Phrase would be No Doubt The Years Have Changed Me, which is the non-TG supertrope.

edited 19th May '13 12:31:00 PM by Stratadrake

 6 Rethkir, Sun, 19th May '13 7:16:33 PM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
Definitely needs a rename. Stock phrases make terrible names.

[down] I just watched that episode. All the more reason to rename.

edited 19th May '13 10:27:09 PM by Rethkir

 7 StarSword, Sun, 19th May '13 7:35:53 PM from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
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From playing Guess That Trope Definition, I would've figured this was more along the lines of (from the Firefly episode "Trash") Mal running into an old friend and then noticing something different, not being able to figure out what it is, and then realizing the old friend shaved his beard.

+1 to rename.
 8 Rethkir, Sun, 19th May '13 10:14:45 PM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
Possible trope names:
Gender Bendered Reunion
He'sNowAShe <-> She'sNowAHe (either is too specific, but it gets the point across.)
She Was A Boy <-> He Was A Girl (same problem as before)

edited 20th May '13 7:22:07 AM by Rethkir

 10 Septimus Heap, Mon, 20th May '13 1:52:16 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
@9 would be in the good range for me. @8 still looks like dialogue to me.

I guessed from the name that this was about really huge obvious changes that couldn't possibly be overlooked, such as the friend being replaced by a twelve foot horned ogre, but the speaker just can't seem to place what's different about them. So I'd vote to rename.

 12 Spark 9, Mon, 20th May '13 2:34:30 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
I support the rename.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 13 Septimus Heap, Mon, 20th May '13 7:18:38 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
Stat. Do we start a crowner here?

 14 Rethkir, Mon, 20th May '13 7:23:40 AM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
Right now, it's between Gender Bendered Reunion and Reunion Gender Bender. I don't really like my other suggestions, but I wanted to toss them out there because I was thinking about them.

edited 20th May '13 4:00:24 PM by Rethkir

Dragon Writer
RGB doesn't work. In fact, neither of them really sound right....
 16 Rethkir, Mon, 20th May '13 7:53:17 PM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
It's hard to describe the trope without being awkward and wordy or gender neutral. Maybe:
You Had A Sex Change?

edited 20th May '13 7:54:49 PM by Rethkir

The problem with that is that it's not specific to reunions.

 19 Rethkir, Tue, 21st May '13 7:11:04 AM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
[up] Close, but it doesn't really have a ring to it.
Gender Bender is actually another trope which it uses Applied Phlebotinum. This applies to Easy Sex Change. (There's no trope for Not So Easy Sex Change.) How about: Reunion After Sex Change. Drops the "the" for better zippynes.

[down] Ohh, you beat me to the edit. We were both thinking that.

edited 21st May '13 7:24:49 AM by Rethkir

 20 Spark 9, Tue, 21st May '13 7:12:34 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
[up][up] Works for me. We can also drop the 'the'.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 21 Another Duck, Tue, 21st May '13 9:13:06 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
Old Friend, New Gender?
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 22 Rethkir, Tue, 21st May '13 9:30:29 AM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
[tup] That's the best one by miles.

OFNG sounds the best to me.

 24 Larkmarn, Tue, 21st May '13 10:29:15 AM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Has my vote.

Dragon Writer
I tend to roll eyes at any "contrasting pair" trope title.

New Gendered Friend?

Alternative Titles: Somethings Different About You Now
21st Jun '13 2:10:51 PM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the name will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of Crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative names.
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