Unclear Description (titles crowner 4/15/14): Spiritual Licensee

Deadlock Clock: 13th Oct 2013 11:59:00 PM
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So Spiritual Licensee is by the creators?
Based on the examples in each page, I think Spiritual Successor is more like "honorary continuation of a franchise without technically being part of that franchise", while Spiritual Licensee is closer to "honorary adaptation of a work without actually having the license for it".

eg, The Incredibles is a Spiritual Licensee of the Fantastic Four (it's basically a Fantastic Four movie without actually being called that), while Hot Fuzz is the Spiritual Successor to Shaun of the Dead (they're in the same style, share writers and much of the cast, and are overall very similar despite not actually being part of the same franchise).
As I would define it, a Spiritual Successor is made by the same people as the original work, while a Spiritual Licensee rarely is. The basic distinction between the two, however, is pretty much what Native Jovian said.
I'd say that a Spiritual Successor is frequently by the same people, but not always (while a Spiritual Licensee is rarely by the same people if only because they generally own the IP, so would be able to get the license for it to make an official adaptation).
30 Willbyr10th Oct 2013 06:55:01 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Got a clock request for this one, but I forgot that it was already clocked...oh well, we can give it one more go-round.
What else do we need to do here? Do we have any consensus on trope definitions? Do we need to put up a crowner?
32 Larkmarn10th Oct 2013 01:11:12 PM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
We roughly agree on the definition of Spiritual Licensee as a cross-media trope where a work has a similar plot but in a new medium. As such, I say we rename it to Spiritual Adaptation and then hack away the non-examples with a machete.
That's a good title.
I agree, the page is full of some pretty cringe-worthy shoe-horning(and I highly doubt The Great Mouse Detective counts because it never hides the fact it's meant to be a Sherlock Holmes movie)
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35 Larkmarn5th Nov 2013 10:49:08 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
36 SeptimusHeap6th Dec 2013 01:15:16 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Votes bump! So far, rename is in green by 2-0 aye/nay.
37 DonaldthePotholer18th Dec 2013 09:05:16 PM from Somewhere in (not)Miami
On the one hand, I don't have any confidence that a rename by itself is going to fix the Trope. (EDIT: Hence, no vote.)

That having been said, comparing this page to Divorced Installment and seeing the several common examples, which are likely the only "verifiable" ones as I wanted to emphasize in a previous post, perhaps it could be fixed with a rename. I'm thinking: Divorced Adaptation.

EDIT: Granted, that restricts the Trope to once-intended-licensees. Then again, if we "knew" that the creators of the would-be-licensee had intended on their work to be based on another to a significant degree, then I'd think the restricted definition covers such examples as well.

edited 18th Dec '13 9:09:27 PM by DonaldthePotholer

[up]Statements of authorial intent can be unreliable, especially in the case where saying one thing risks inviting a Frivolous Lawsuit for copyright infringement.
39 DonaldthePotholer13th Jan 2014 12:16:51 PM from Somewhere in (not)Miami
Motion to close the Crowner: A 7-0 vote (with one Abstaining) in favor of Renaming is probably about as close to a consensus as we'll get.

As such, there are two names on the Floor: Spiritual Adaptation and Divorced Adaptation.
40 SeptimusHeap13th Jan 2014 12:27:04 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
That is really little.
41 Willbyr13th Jan 2014 07:15:21 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
I'm not calling a crowner on this few votes.
42 AwSamWeston21st Jan 2014 08:54:08 PM from Minnesota Nice , Relationship Status: Married to the job
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Divorced Adaptation makes it sound like there was a fork in Development Hell.

In that case, I vote in favor of renaming — Specifically to Spiritual Adaptation. It's a lot clearer than the other options (Spiritual Licensee or Divorced Adaptation).
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43 Willbyr15th Apr 2014 04:00:19 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Calling for the rename.
44 Willbyr15th Apr 2014 06:09:44 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
The alt titles crowner is hooked and the thread title's adjusted to reflect.
45 SeptimusHeap6th Jun 2014 03:38:44 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Votes bump; Spiritual Adaptation is the only one in green with 7-0 votes.
46 Willbyr31st Dec 2014 03:48:44 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
This one's not at the magic 15 vote margin, but the crowner's several months old and the consensus is clear, so I'm going ahead and calling it for Spiritual Adaptation.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
I need someone to visit the Renamed Tropes Thread; I'm gonna be spending the afternoon fixing wicks.

EDIT: Also, I tweaked the definition to match the consensus here. Please review my changes and re-tweak/discuss as needed.

edited 4th Nov '15 10:18:04 AM by crazysamaritan

48 hamza67818th Nov 2015 06:06:49 PM from Christmas Beacon.
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Anything else needs to be done?

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49 SeptimusHeap19th Nov 2015 03:21:34 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
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Alternative Titles: Spiritual Licensee
15th Apr '14 5:33:58 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.
At issue:
Previous crowner decided to rename this trope.

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