This gets chronically misused as someone who's a wet blanket or a killjoy around his friends, trying to get them to stop doing something wild. I also see it used for people who just criticize people for liking certain works. Oddly enough, I can't find a perfect trope for this (closest I can find is Grumpy Bear
or Only Sane Man
, but that doesn't seem to be quite the same).
In actuality, it's about a Gamer who doesn't play games to have fun, but to win and thinks anyone who doesn't do the same is a noob and "playing it wrong."
First 25 out of 662 wicks:
- Abridged Arena Array (and laconic): Correct
- Acceptable Professional Targets: Misuse (unless hall monitors are gamers)
- Acceptable Ethnic Targets: Misuse (people who frown upon Self Deprication)
- YMMV/Aion: Correct
- All Issues Are Political Issues: Misuse
- American Football: Misuse, since it's talking about people thinking certain actions in football being banned for being "undignified." In fact, it's the exact opposite since the “Stop Having Fun” Guys are the ones advocating against the effective actions.
- American Kirby Is Hardcore: I... guess correct? Not much context since it's a caption, and it's slight misuse since it's basically using the trope as "wants to win" without the other parts of it. But I'll give it the benefit of the doubt and say it works.
- Americans Hate Tingle: Misuse, talking about how Americans dislike a series for being too weird.
- Take That/Anime: Correct
- Break the Cutie/Anime: Probable misuse, potholed as "serious."
- Anime and Manga: Correct
- Anime and Manga: Correct
- Another Time, Another Place: Misuse, someone saying stop enjoying yourself while singing.
- April Fools' Day: Not sure, I lean towards no. It is a video game example, but it doesn't seem to have anything to do with competition.
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Misuse as someone who's no fun.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Close enough.
- Ascended Glitch: Misuse. It has the right idea (competitive players being annoying), but like the American Football example earlier, it's actually saying the opposite with the supposed “Stop Having Fun” Guy advocating against the effective glitch.
- Ask The Tropers: ... weird that it's linked, but anyway. The three ways that SHFG came in a search were two examples of misuse and one with no context. Imma count that as one "Misuse"
- Assault Rifles: Misuse, as it's people trying to ban Assault Rifles for safety reasons.
- Attack on Titan: Honestly, I have no idea why it's being potholed there, as it's sinkholed to an example of people just enjoying a work. Anyway, misuse.
- Audience Reactions: Index. Not counting it either way.
- YMMV/Audiosurf: Correct
- YMMV/Avatar: Misuse. People bashing others' taste in movies.
- Awesome but Impractical: Correct
- YMMV/Bakugan: Not much context, but looks correct.
- Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden: No context.
First 25 wicks: 8 correct, 2 correct-ish, 12 wrong, 2-wrong-ish. One no context.
Not to mention the punctuation in the title makes no sense. It should be either "Stop Having Fun, Guys!" or "'Stop Having Fun!' Guy."
I think at the very least, the definition could be expanded to video game players who insist that there's a "right" way to play, even if it's not the best. The Ascended Glitch
example seems like it has the right spirit, but it is still technically misuse.
edited 26th Nov '13 10:25:14 AM by Larkmarn