In theory, this trope is the middle point between a work's Moment Of Awesome
and a Dethroning Moment of Suck
. A moment that is played up to invoke a strong feeling from the viewer, but instead the viewer is apathetic to the scene. The description supports this.
The examples actually list whole works being average or even boring to the viewer. No context is given and almost all the examples are cloned off one tired joke. It really just has personal examples of So Okay, It's Average
under a different title.
There's a notice at the top that asks for moments from fiction only. From a previous TRS thread on the same page, this page used to hold only personal examples from real life and is now limited to examples within fiction. People seem to misinterpret this message and add whole works to the list. Those who add specific moments get confused and don't add them, resulting in examples like this:
- I seem unable to show the appropriate emotional reaction for plot twist or dramatic event in fictional work without preparing myself. For instance in the Harry Potterandthe Half Blood Prince water cave scene, when I read it I really didn't think much about it, just kept reading. Only when I talked to other fans who went on about the Nightmare Fuel and squickiness of it did I think to interpret it as such. Ditto for Dumbledore's death. BIG TEARJERKER for everybody, okay-when's-the-next-book-out for me. This happens all the time with literature and some movies, even though I am a fairly emotional person most of the time (all most more so than I'd like). Am I selectively apathetic or missing something important?
- Saw the warning at the top about just having these be about pieces of media. Meh. Oops.
What should be done is to clarify the current policy and make it that examples may only apply to specific moments and not whole works. It is called Crowning Moment
of Indifference. Specific guidelines like those on Dethroning Moment of Suck
may be applied.
edited 19th Jul '13 8:54:28 PM by MikuruFan