Huh? The core aspect of MacGuffin is that it drive the plot while not being all that important by itself. That is not the same thing as "not doing anything".
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I was on my way to editing the mac guffin page anyway, but let me leave with this before I make any further arguments, just to make it clear I am not changing the page to make my arguments seem correct.
MacGuffin (a.k.a. McGuffin or maguffin) is a term for a motivating element in a story that is used to drive the plot. It serves no further purpose. It won't pop up again later, it won't explain the ending, it won't do anything except possibly distract you while you try to figure out its significance. In some cases, it won't even be shown. It is usually a mysterious package/artifact/superweapon that everyone in the story is chasing.and the laconic
A plot device which nobody actually uses, and whose nature and identity are basically irrelevant.See, the main pages urges the reader not to confuse a mac guffin with a Plot Device, so at the very least I will be changing part of the laconic. The point here being is that if an object is able to turn into a living thing, then its form and function are actually pretty relevant because we don't know anything that does that in real life. That's the power legends are made of not something you could call a MacGuffin.
That's why he wants you to have the money. Not so you can buy 14 Cadillacs but so you can help build up the wastes
Here is a potential name that I thought of: "personified MacGuffin"
Here's the sandbox for the supertrope again. If we're done with MacGuffin Turned Human, which others do we need name crowners for? I think it might be all of them.
Bumping, since it's not clear what has to be done here.
We need crowners for the tropes at Sandbox.Mac Guffin Person Reveal, Sandbox.Mac Guffin Hostage, Sandbox.Mundane Mac Guffin Person, and Sandbox.Mac Guffin Super Person. It wouldn't be remiss to get a crowner for Sandbox.Living Mac Guffin as well, but I think it was largely agreed that that name works fine for the supertrope.
I would suggest to link all crowners and their results in the OP if you don't act upon any newly called crowner immediately.
We've only had one crowner, with one result (Animate Mac Guffin got MacGuffin Turned Human as a name). These are all new tropes, since we're solving the rat's nest by burning it down and starting over.
Yes. If you are running a set of crowners putting the already done ones in the OP is what I am proposing.
I guess. It seems like it would make it cluttered, but we'll see. Anyway, new alt names crowner, for Sandbox.Mac Guffin Person Reveal this time. Not fond of either of the options at the moment, but they're all I can think of.
Have all the wicks for Animate Mac Guffin been fixed yet? I wanted to check before hooking the next crowner.
Actually, the idea is to get all crowners voted upon before starting to implement each of them.
Yeah, Animate Mac Guffin was never a trope, and MacGuffin Turned Human hasn't been implemented yet. The whole MacGuffin Girl/Holy Child/The President's Daughter/ everything else are just so mixed up that it was agreed to start all over.
edited 8th Jul '14 5:52:05 PM by Discar
Biiig bump. To reiterate: We need name crowners for the tropes at Sandbox.Mac Guffin Person Reveal, Sandbox.Mac Guffin Hostage, Sandbox.Mundane Mac Guffin Person, and Sandbox.Mac Guffin Super Person. It wouldn't be remiss to get a crowner for Sandbox.Living Mac Guffin as well, but I think it was largely agreed that that name works fine for the supertrope. I made a new alt names crowner for Sandbox.Mac Guffin Person Reveal. Still need it to be hooked. And we definitely need more options.
edited 1st Oct '14 9:50:20 PM by Discar
One month vote bump.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
MacGuffin Person Reveal is at 12:4
I think we can close it out, then. Been long enough. We still need name crowners for the tropes at Sandbox.Mac Guffin Hostage, Sandbox.Mundane Mac Guffin Person, and Sandbox.Mac Guffin Super Person. Any suggestions besides the placeholders?
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Let's move on the Sandbox.Mac Guffin Hostage. Current suggestions: Mac Guffin Hostage and The Hostage. Anything else springing to mind?
Alternative Titles: Hostage Mc Guffin
5th Oct '15 8:01:18 AM