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Ambiguous Name (titles crowner 10/2/14): Mac Guffin Girl get usage counts

 126 StarSword, Wed, 1st Jan '14 4:15:57 PM from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
SF-81A Black Knight
How about Mac Guffin In Human Form?

edited 1st Jan '14 4:16:25 PM by StarSword

Dragon Writer
More like Mac Guffin Given Human Form. Which is a mouthful.

edited 1st Jan '14 8:00:13 PM by Stratadrake

Just starting out
I agreen Mac Guffin Given Human Form is descriptive, but I prefer Mac Guffin Is A Person.
21 hours per week is not too much television. —Witch Hunter Robin
Dragon Writer
Which is too close to Living MacGuffin a.k.a. Person Is The Mac Guffin.
Editor of Posts
How about Mac Guffin Turned Human? That seems to bring the meaning across pretty well while not being too long.

As a sidenote, I checked Living MacGuffin and it seems to suffer from A Face And A Caption syndrome.

edited 4th Jan '14 2:53:02 PM by Druplesnubb

I just used the same picture from Main.Living Mac Guffin for the sandbox. Helen of Troy is probably one of those rare "Well-known enough to not count for JAFAAC" examples, but if you disagree we can look for another.
 132 StarSword, Thu, 9th Jan '14 8:13:55 PM from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
SF-81A Black Knight
Mac Guffin Turned Human works for me.
One last bump for votes.

I still think Mac Guffin Turned Human is bland, and that Mac Guffin Anthropomorphosis is better, but we'll see which way the crowner goes when it's done.
 134 StarSword, Sat, 11th Jan '14 6:56:44 PM from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
SF-81A Black Knight
[up]Honestly, Mac Guffin Turned Human is both clearer and easier to spell.
 135 Willbyr, Sun, 12th Jan '14 6:02:26 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Mac Guffin Turned Human is pretty good.
 136 Shanghai Slave, Mon, 13th Jan '14 5:53:01 AM from YKTTW Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
Mac Guffin Turned Human is... <cringe>

but there is Zero room for ambiguity at least. what is this currently named as again? wanna look at some straight ecamples for reference.
Is dast der Zerstorer? Odar die Schopfer?
Technically, it's currently named MacGuffin Girl, but to be honest the trope de facto does not exist, since MacGuffin Girl is misused so much. That's why we're just doing a full overhaul for all of them.

Anyway, I guess 11-3 is pretty clear. Time to call the crowner?

edited 13th Jan '14 8:35:34 AM by Discar

Dragon Writer
I agree with @136, in that the name isn't 'good' so much as the alternatives are worse. (Which is how we wound up with a name like Lampshaded Double Entendre, something I'm loath for a repeat of.)

edited 13th Jan '14 9:04:42 PM by Stratadrake

 139 StarSword, Mon, 13th Jan '14 10:41:29 PM from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
SF-81A Black Knight
@136: For a good straight example, I direct you to Warcraft: The Sunwell Trilogy. The Sunwell is the MacGuffin, but it was transformed into the girl Anveena to hide it.
 140 Shanghai Slave, Tue, 14th Jan '14 2:12:47 AM from YKTTW Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
@137, okay.

@138, that one's better compared to this if you ask me. Mac Guffin Turned Human isn't much of a name as it is a laconic.
but well, "Clear, acceptable." No objections on that one.

@139, I see. though now i'm quite hard pressed on recalling an example of this. all examples I've known to be a "human macguffin" is the non-turned-into kind.

edited 14th Jan '14 2:13:55 AM by ShanghaiSlave

Is dast der Zerstorer? Odar die Schopfer?
Editor of Posts
Theres also Super Paper Mario, where the twist at the end of Chapter 7 is that Luvbi is actually the Pure Heart, transformed into a Nimbi to keep it secret.

That one's Mac Guffin Person Reveal (which we haven't chosen a name for yet).
 143 Troacctid, Tue, 14th Jan '14 12:12:09 PM from California
Mac Guffin Turned Human is bland, but it isn't setting off my clunky alarms, so I can't say I feel strongly about it either way.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
 144 StarSword, Tue, 14th Jan '14 1:54:53 PM from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
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@139, I see. though now i'm quite hard pressed on recalling an example of this. all examples I've known to be a "human macguffin" is the non-turned-into kind.

Which is the definition we're using for Living MacGuffin now.

edited 14th Jan '14 1:55:06 PM by StarSword

 145 Shanghai Slave, Tue, 14th Jan '14 8:17:06 PM from YKTTW Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
[up] isn't that the Mundane Mac Guffin Person? Late Edit: forgot to mention back there that by "the non-turned-kind" i meant the still "magical" but have always been in human form.

edited 14th Jan '14 8:21:31 PM by ShanghaiSlave

Is dast der Zerstorer? Odar die Schopfer?
Editor of Posts
Do you think of "Was Once A Mac" could work as a name?

edited 15th Jan '14 11:23:20 AM by Druplesnubb

 147 StarSword, Wed, 15th Jan '14 2:25:03 PM from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
SF-81A Black Knight
[up]That makes me think of people transformed into computers.
 148 Shanghai Slave, Wed, 15th Jan '14 6:59:28 PM from YKTTW Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
[up][up] I think burgers here, damn, now i'm hungry.
just go with Was Once A Mac Guffin if you're going on that route.

edited 15th Jan '14 7:00:02 PM by ShanghaiSlave

Is dast der Zerstorer? Odar die Schopfer?
 149 Willbyr, Wed, 15th Jan '14 8:10:46 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords

Alternative Titles: Mac Guffin Person Reveal
8th Jul '14 10:54:57 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.
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