Needs Help: Weapon As Familiar get usage counts

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1 Larkmarn20th Nov 2013 08:41:52 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 ShanghaiSlave20th Nov 2013 09:23:42 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

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3 Larkmarn20th Nov 2013 09:29:22 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 ShanghaiSlave21st Nov 2013 07:11:00 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 SeptimusHeap21st Nov 2013 10:41:34 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Honestly, this seems like Empathic Weapon + Familiar to me, it has few examples and both them and the description are poorly written.
7 Serocco27th Nov 2013 06:43:27 PM from Miami, Florida , Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
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Yeah, let's cut this.
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8 Willbyr27th Nov 2013 07:17:19 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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+1 to send this back to the forge for smelting.
9 ShanghaiSlave19th Dec 2013 06:49:44 PM from YKTTW , Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
has this been sent to the aforementioned forge yet?
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10 ShanghaiSlave5th Jan 2014 02:26:50 AM from YKTTW , Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
... We cutting this yet?
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11 SeptimusHeap5th Jan 2014 06:26:43 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Nobody has cutlisted this yet. I've done so, now.
12 SeptimusHeap11th Jan 2014 09:25:14 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Cut has been accepted.
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