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Misused: Menstrual Menace
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Misused: Menstrual Menace get usage counts

Wow. This trope needs fixin'

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Okay, now that we know it needs fixing, how are we going to fix it?

My suggestion is to rename Menstrual Menace into Supernatural Period.
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I've created a new YKTTW for Supernatural Period here. May I also suggest red-linking the Menstrual Menace page as a disambiguation page if/when Supernatural Period gets approved.

Edit: This expands Menstrual Menace to encompass entries other than "Period does bad supernatural things, " to "Period does supernatural things."

edited 28th Nov '13 11:14:56 AM by maddthesane

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Has this gone stale? It looks like it's gone stale.

Will mark it as so on Monday if someone else doesn't reply sad
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I have edited a lot of the misuses and zero context examples that are on the second page of this thread. Most of them have the following as the edit reason: Menstrual Menace is about supernatural horrors caused by a woman's period. All Periods Are PMS is about women being cranky that time of the month. See this Trope Repair Shop thread for more info.

edited 8th Dec '13 1:36:38 PM by maddthesane

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 56 shimaspawn, Sun, 8th Dec '13 8:51:53 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Thank you for all your hard clean up work. Is there anything else that still needs to be done?
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I only fixed the ones from my second usage count, so only up to "p". I'll finish the rest of the mentions later, probably tomorrow if I don't get distracted.
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There, most of the misuses should be fixed now.

Also, sorry if I was a little overzealous and changed a few that were Menstrual Menace: they might not have been explained properly.

Also sorry for not alphabetizing the change of tropes: it's kinda hard to do so if you want to keep something in the pasteboard with a tablet.

edited 8th Dec '13 11:45:10 PM by maddthesane

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[up][up]As for what needs to be done: rename of Menstrual Menace. I currently have a YKTTW entry for a rename here. It itself has gone through a rename due to an ambiguous name.
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 60 Septimus Heap, Mon, 9th Dec '13 8:21:05 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Is that a rename? To me, it looks like you want to draw a new trope to move some of the misuse in.

 61 shimaspawn, Mon, 9th Dec '13 1:14:24 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Yeah, that looks like a supertrope, not a simple rename.
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Menstrual Menace is about supernatural horrors caused by a woman's period. My proposed "rename" removes the "horrors" part. If you don't think this is the right course of action, we could do just a rename and not a replacement trope.
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 63 shimaspawn, Tue, 10th Dec '13 8:40:58 AM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
I think a supertrope is valid, but a redefinition is not a rename. And a supertrope will help with the misuse. I just think that the general implication of it being evil deserves it's own subtrope.
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Fair enough.

Although the renames that come to my mind are Supernatural Menstrual Menace and Magical Menstruation Gone Bad. There's probably a better name than those that can be used.

edited 10th Dec '13 9:13:28 AM by maddthesane

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I'd appreciate some feedback or discussion about renaming Menstrual Menace.
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Clocking for inactivity. There's stuff in the posts right above this one which can be discussed.
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 67 Willbyr, Sun, 19th Jan '14 5:04:54 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Re-clocked.
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I think I'd use Magical Menstruation Gone Bad for the rename, due to the confusion the "base" trope was having with the other name.
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My YKTTW for Supernatural Period, now named Magical Menstruation, has been changed a bit:

->This expands Menstrual Menace to encompass entries of "Period does supernatural things." Menstrual Menace will not be deleted. Instead. It would be a subtrope of this one, covering specifically the "Period does bad supernatural things."
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Also trimmed down the explanation to be more generic and less of a copy of Menstrual Menace.
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 71 Willbyr, Tue, 25th Feb '14 4:04:04 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Re-clocking this one.
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Never went anywhere. Locking.
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