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Needs Help: Weapon As Familiar get usage counts

 1 Larkmarn, Wed, 20th Nov '13 8:41:52 AM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Weapon As Familiar has issues. It seems to have been written around the Zanpaktou from Bleach so the description is not well-written.

Best I can tell, the trope is: rather than a fighter changing forms in a fight (going One-Winged Angel, it says... though that's misuse of One-Winged Angel as it doesn't imply turning monstrous), his weapon does. The name also doesn't make any sense for the trope, which sounds like a character, well, having a Talking Weapon as a familiar or possibly using a Flying Weapon.

Despite being well over a year old it's only got 12 wicks.

I think it's tropeable, but it needs a new name and description at least.

edited 20th Nov '13 8:51:19 AM by Larkmarn

 2 Shanghai Slave, Wed, 20th Nov '13 9:23:42 AM from YKTTW Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
The description itself seems to be the so called "three variants", since the first paragraph is Example as a Thesis. from what i can tell, they seem to be (in order):

though none of these have anything to do with the weapon being a familiar(N, 2) except the last.

"Empathic Weapon will take over or give a boost to help you out." can work as a laconic. though again has barely anything to do with being a familiar.

edited 20th Nov '13 9:26:05 AM by ShanghaiSlave

Is dast der Zerstorer? Odar die Schopfer?
 3 Larkmarn, Wed, 20th Nov '13 9:29:22 AM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Honestly, I can't really make out the second possibility. "Turns into an effect" is impressively vague.

I'm not sure the writer really understood what a Familiar is.

The page is a mess and there's no usage to speak of. I don't see much value in keeping the page around, and it would basically take a full rewrite to fix it. I say cut it—there's nothing here worth keeping. Or if there is, it's a job for the YKTTW Crash Rescue team.

edited 20th Nov '13 5:55:13 PM by troacctid

Rhymes with "Protracted."
 5 Shanghai Slave, Thu, 21st Nov '13 7:11:00 AM from YKTTW Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
[up] i agree with cut. nothing to lose with only twelve wicks. but it should probably at least get a chance.

[up][up] yeah. if we're going by it's "laconic". it covers something aready implicitly covered by Empathic Weapon. or rather, the YKTTW'ed Puppeteer Weapon.

edited 21st Nov '13 7:14:02 AM by ShanghaiSlave

Is dast der Zerstorer? Odar die Schopfer?
 6 Septimus Heap, Thu, 21st Nov '13 10:41:34 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Honestly, this seems like Empathic Weapon + Familiar to me, it has few examples and both them and the description are poorly written.

 7 Serocco, Wed, 27th Nov '13 6:43:27 PM from Miami, Florida
Serocco
Yeah, let's cut this.
Men aren't men without women.
 8 Willbyr, Wed, 27th Nov '13 7:17:19 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
+1 to send this back to the forge for smelting.
 9 Shanghai Slave, Thu, 19th Dec '13 6:49:44 PM from YKTTW Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
has this been sent to the aforementioned forge yet?
Is dast der Zerstorer? Odar die Schopfer?
 10 Shanghai Slave, Sun, 5th Jan '14 2:26:50 AM from YKTTW Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
... We cutting this yet?
Is dast der Zerstorer? Odar die Schopfer?
 11 Septimus Heap, Sun, 5th Jan '14 6:26:43 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Nobody has cutlisted this yet. I've done so, now.

 12 Septimus Heap, Sat, 11th Jan '14 9:25:14 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Cut has been accepted.

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