Needs Help: Our Presidents Are Different

Deadlock Clock: 5th Oct 2013 11:59:00 PM
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I think either this could be split up or the examples redistributed to the tropes.
I think The President is as much of a trope as, say, Blue Blood. It's a broad trope, yes, but it's definitely tropeable.
So cut this and send examples to either The President, the tropes mentioned earlier, or create a separate page for some of the types?

edited 1st Sep '13 12:09:51 PM by MikuruFan

How do we decide which types to keep and which to delete?
56 SeptimusHeap1st Sep 2013 12:45:04 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Keep the ones for which you can't find an already existing trope for.
We have Authority Equals Asskicking, The President's Daughter, Reasonable Authority Figure, many redundant to President Evil, Pointy-Haired Boss, Invisible President, and Historical-Domain Character. Those that do not have authority-specific tropes are President Jerkass, President Lunatic, President Iron, President Focus Group, President Minority, President Playboy, President Geek, President Strawman, and President Mary Sue. Those already have tropes not specific to presidents.

The problem is which tropes to make that are specific to authority.
58 nrjxll1st Sep 2013 06:01:51 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
Looking at this again, President Strawman and President Mary Sue are really two different sides of the same coin.
Could you explain?
60 nrjxll1st Sep 2013 06:16:44 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
Actually, I just realized that I misread the descriptions. It's more like President Mary Sue is The Same, but More to the "good" version of President Strawman. I had already been against retaining it in any form, but that pretty much settles the question.

edited 1st Sep '13 6:17:03 PM by nrjxll

There's much support for Minority In Charge to become its own trope. Anything else?
62 nrjxll1st Sep 2013 07:05:52 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
I think President Action is distinct from Authority Equals Asskicking, actually, mainly because I think depicting an elected official in a modern or futuristic setting as a skilled combatant carries very different connotations from depicting a medieval king as a skilled combatant.
63 Willbyr2nd Oct 2013 06:43:42 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Clock is set.
64 nrjxll2nd Oct 2013 12:34:12 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
I'm wondering if this might actually make more sense as a Special Efforts project, given that we could be creating several new tropes.
65 SeptimusHeap2nd Oct 2013 11:50:19 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
"Short Term Project" project, and I worry that it will be forgotten if moved over there.
66 nrjxll3rd Oct 2013 08:14:19 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
[up]It's been kind of forgotten already. And moving it would free up TRS space.
I think this would involve a lot of example moving and YKTTWing which would slow the thread greatly.
68 SeptimusHeap3rd Oct 2013 11:52:10 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
That is an inherent problem with any repair, whether in TRS or Short Term.
So, what do we do now?
70 SeptimusHeap6th Oct 2013 01:48:04 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
The only thing I can propose here is to start with the YKTTW and split-work here. I am no good at YKTTW however.
I can try, but I think I would have trouble keeping an eye on it.
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