Not Tropeworthy: Bested At Bowling

Deadlock Clock: 26th Dec 2013 11:59:00 PM
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26 SeptimusHeap22nd Jun 2013 07:26:26 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
I am somewhat losing track as to how we want to define the trope this thread is tagged on.
I think Bested at Bowling should be cut. I Was Beaten by a Girl should stay as a trope including both examples from fights and games as the reasons and end result are the same. I would be okay with a split based on execution of I Was Beaten by a Girl as suggested by an earlier post.
[up]Not quite the same. I Was Beaten by a Girl often includes the reveal that Samus Is a Girl; Bested at Bowling doesn't.
That only applies to some of the examples. Actually reading trough them shows what there isn't much of a distinction.

Maybe I Was Beaten by a Girl could be split, but again, that's another discussion.

edited 23rd Jun '13 9:14:14 AM by MikuruFan

30 AnotherDuck23rd Jun 2013 10:16:58 AM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
"Often includes" means it's not part of the definition, just a common way to play it. And it often isn't really all that often.
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Seems like we're losing track on what to do.

Three tropes are involved: Bested at Bowling, I Was Beaten by a Girl, and Bowling for Ratings.

Whether Bested at Bowling is a valid trope based on that they are relatives or it is about games, while I Was Beaten by a Girl is about strangers or about fights is also brought up. There's also the issue of how I Was Beaten by a Girl is played. Bowling for Ratings' relationship with Bested at Bowling, making Bowling for Ratings more common, is also something to be discussed. The tropeworthiness and status of Bowling for Ratings is also brought up.

edited 12th Jul '13 6:33:17 AM by MikuruFan

32 DonaldthePotholer12th Jul 2013 11:37:41 AM from Somewhere in (not)Miami
My counter proposal in Post #15 of this thread was a merge-then-resplit.

The core of the proposal is that it's not so much where the defeat happens or even the relationship between the actors, (as the Tropes are currently partitioned,) it's how (or whether) the defeat impacts the defeated party. In fact, I already have a Laconic comparison in that post, which I shall repeat here with clarifications in parentheses:

Type I: Defeat as Resolution (no existential conflict involved)
Type II: Defeat as Confrontation (the defeated makes the defeated party confront his own ego and insecurity)

EDIT: Bowling for Ratings is synonymous with "Bowling Episode". The only way that Trope is connected to this conversation is the common setting between the two instances.

edited 12th Jul '13 11:39:25 AM by DonaldthePotholer

33 Larkmarn12th Jul 2013 01:36:17 PM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Bowling for Ratings as "bowling happened this episode" doesn't seem like a trope to me. What DOES seem tropeworthy is the idea that bowling is middle-class, so the Everyman (or, in Dexter's case, the guy posing as the Everyman) goes bowling.

On a related note, that could put some meaning into Bested at Bowling since it has blue collar connotations.
I feel like some of the examples on Bested at Bowling could be moved to I Was Beaten by a Girl, and then Bested at Bowling needs to be rethought (maybe sent back to YKTTW). I feel like there's a distinction.

Bested at Bowling seems like a stock plot usually involving an aesop about a sexist or simply arrogant character playing in some sort of sport (often bowling because of Bowling for Ratings) and freaking out about being Beaten By A Girl or someone else they underestimated for shallow reasons. They don't always learn their lesson, but the point is about them being prejudiced and ultimately getting humbled.

As for the other topics, I also agree that Beaten By A Girl should be the main name while I Was Beaten by a Girl should get moved to the redirect.

Bowling for Ratings does seem like it could be a thing to me, if it is a go-to sport because ease of production and connotation, but the examples need to make it clear that's why they're listed. The ones with no explanation aren't very useful.

edited 13th Jul '13 3:28:25 AM by Jokubas

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To get things going again, I created a page action crowner here. I hope I didn't create it too early.
I'll go through what opinions we have and add them.
37 Willbyr11th Aug 2013 08:59:03 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Crowner's hooked.

What do we do with the issue of renaming? Do we deal with it afterwards?
39 SeptimusHeap11th Aug 2013 09:30:09 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Aye. No prob at having a definition crowner before the rename crowner.
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Redefine is at 8:1
Yeah, I think it's safe to call it.
I think it's still too low. 15 is the number I usually see around here.
11.00 : 1 sounds clear to me.
45 SeptimusHeap4th Sep 2013 08:25:42 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
12 sounds too little to me.
Any more votes?
Redefining has 15 supports and 1 oppose, a score of 14.
48 Willbyr21st Nov 2013 07:12:30 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Calling for the redefinition of the tropes.
Redefining the tropes mean they have to be renamed as well. What do we do now?
50 Willbyr21st Nov 2013 08:21:01 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
I Was Beaten by a Girl could be Climactic Underdog Victory or something along those lines. Not sure what Bested at Bowling could become.

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