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Ambiguous Name (titles crowner 1/13/14): Did Mom Just Have Tea With Cthulhu get usage counts

 1 Shanghai Slave, Fri, 27th Dec '13 1:16:55 PM from YKTTW Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
Did You Just Index Cthulhu? is a snowclone index for tropes regarding doing something to an Eldritch Abomination or a completely alien/godlike character.

however, Did Mom Just Have Tea with Cthulhu? is about a Big Bad. not an Eldritch Abomination, not a Starfish Alien or any powerful inhuman being. just plain old Big Bad.

doesn't the word "Cthulhu" mean Eldritch Abomination in common usage in This Wiki?

if so, is it worth renaming?

also, there's Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?, Do Not Taunt Cthulhu, Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?.

where "cthulhu" seems to mean "people more powerful than the ones interacting with them", which goes against the point of the snowclone.
Is dast der Zerstorer? Odar die Schopfer?
I would recommend a rename, preferably to something that does not include any of "Mom, " "Tea" or "Cthulhu."

 3 Septimus Heap, Sun, 29th Dec '13 2:21:21 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
74 wicks and 122 inbounds. Now, in my mind, while the name isn't that unclear it's a line of dialogue and poorly used.

 4 nrjxll, Sun, 29th Dec '13 4:14:03 PM Relationship Status: Not war
This feels like a Title Based Index.

Edit: Or whatever the term we use is.

edited 29th Dec '13 4:14:16 PM by nrjxll

 5 shimaspawn, Sun, 29th Dec '13 11:05:49 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
I don't know if Mom is really a bad word. Villain Met Mom is really the point of the trope, though mom could be any close relative.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
 6 Shanghai Slave, Mon, 30th Dec '13 3:38:48 AM from YKTTW Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
[up] there isn't actually a problem with mom, if it was named Moms Guest Is The Villain i wouldn't complain. it's just "Cthulhu" is misused. also there are others like this under the same index but they're for another day.

@3 that goes for the rest of the index. i think only Did You Just Punch Out Chulhu would be saved, since it apparently is the trendsetter.

@2, my thoughts too.
Is dast der Zerstorer? Odar die Schopfer?
While I agree that it is not the best name, is there any reason to think that it is resulting in misuse or under-use? If so, I'm cool with a rename.

edited 30th Dec '13 10:58:15 AM by Catbert

Did Mom Just Have Tea with Cthulhu? found in: 74 articles, excluding discussions.

Since January 1, 2012 this article has brought 122 people to the wiki from non-search engine links.

This should be a relatively common trope, so it seems to be underperforming a bit, and the name is the most obvious reason.

edited 30th Dec '13 2:15:19 PM by Discar

 9 Shanghai Slave, Tue, 31st Dec '13 12:18:26 AM from YKTTW Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
seems that we have a consensus on a rename.

how does Moms Guest Is The Villain sound? someone also mentioned Villain Met Mom.
Is dast der Zerstorer? Odar die Schopfer?
 10 Septimus Heap, Tue, 31st Dec '13 12:32:49 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
A bit too few votes, to be honest. I would ask for a crowner.

I'm thinking of a name like The Friend Of Their Friend Is Their Enemy.

 12 Shanghai Slave, Tue, 31st Dec '13 3:35:03 PM from YKTTW Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
[up][up] I hollered for a page-action.
Is dast der Zerstorer? Odar die Schopfer?
 13 Willbyr, Tue, 31st Dec '13 11:14:06 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Hooked as a single-prop since renaming is the only action that's been seriously considered.
 14 Ekuran, Wed, 1st Jan '14 5:45:37 PM from somewhere. Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Hi.
How about Bad Guy Over For Dinner?
[Insert seemingly profound or amusing phrase here.]
So is that the only option?
Revenge is a dish best not served, for it is mostly empty calories.
Since it looks like the rename crowner is way in the positive, I'm thinking new names... How about Eating With The Enemy?
 
Editor of Posts
I'm in support of Villain Met Mom since it's the shortest (only three words) while still being one of the clearest.

 18 Shanghai Slave, Sun, 5th Jan '14 2:13:26 AM from YKTTW Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
I like Bad Guy Over For Dinner despite it's length. Moms Guest Is A Villain is about as long and is broader in scope so less room for misunderstandings.

Villain Met Mom is good, but has Ambiguous Syntax: the villain has met the hero's mom on the way somewhere? or the villain had a meeting with hero's mom?
Is dast der Zerstorer? Odar die Schopfer?
Editor of Posts
Would it be possible to rename Bad Guy Over For Dinner to just Villain For Dinner? (or maybe Villain over for Dinner if the other one sounds like they're actually eating the villain)

 20 StarSword, Thu, 9th Jan '14 11:53:44 PM from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
SF-81A Black Knight
Villain over for Dinner sounds good.
 21 Shanghai Slave, Fri, 10th Jan '14 2:34:07 AM from YKTTW Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
[up] seconding.
Is dast der Zerstorer? Odar die Schopfer?
 22 Septimus Heap, Fri, 10th Jan '14 2:37:59 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
That sounds cute. I'll third that.

 23 Willbyr, Fri, 10th Jan '14 3:56:33 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
+1 for Villain over for Dinner
 24 shimaspawn, Fri, 10th Jan '14 3:19:49 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Did we actually ever find that the name was being misused? I know it's a snow clone, but is it working?
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
 25 Septimus Heap, Fri, 10th Jan '14 3:22:12 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Misuse was never considered here. Underusage and dialogue and snowclone title concerns were the issues here.

Alternative Titles: Did Mom Just Have Tea With Cthulhu
13th Jan '14 12:06:56 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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