Misused: Always Night

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26 Willbyr6th Mar 2014 04:03:19 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
18 would seem to be the best way to approach this.
27 shimaspawn9th Mar 2014 03:01:32 PM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
I agree, it should be settings that are Always Night for whatever reason.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
28 StarSword9th Mar 2014 03:04:10 PM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
29 Willbyr9th Mar 2014 07:28:55 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] Hooked.
30 MyFinalEdits9th Mar 2014 08:01:03 PM from Venezuela , Relationship Status: Only knew I loved her when I let her go
Officially intimidated
I've already made by vote in favor.
So what's your preferred way to enjoy a day off? Mine's chocolate.
31 shimaspawn28th Mar 2014 05:24:07 PM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
Calling for redefinition to the setting being always night.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Page is scrubbed. I'm not really happy about the Video Game examples, though. I'm not sure if stage/levels should count for the purposes of this trope or not. Even if it is, someone else should go over that section to doublecheck my work. I'll start on the wicks now.
Yeah I am confused on that for Video Games, While Night Level might be a valid side trope for level based games.

But what about places like that City in Final Fantasy VIII? which is always at night, and I mean always even in flashback from 20 years ago it is at night. The World Map even goes night when the city is approached and goes day when you move away from it.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
That seems much clearer: it is an example. Anything with a world map that indicates "this area is dark" seems to have the same sense of belonging that non-videogame examples have. But randomly running into a cave level, or one stage is dark to represent time passing, doesn't seem to fit.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
I've gone through up to One Night on the wicks. Feeling drained after that. Don't really want to continue the cleanup. Does anyone else have opinions on what I and ~Memers think RE: vigeo games with nighttime levels?
36 shimaspawn24th Mar 2015 01:06:11 PM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
There are some definite bits of misuse in the video game folder.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
37 Karxrida16th Dec 2015 10:45:09 PM from Another Side , Relationship Status: Abstaining
Sable Knight
I think this is done? Might have some bad examples left in, but the description seems to be fixed to go with the crowner.
"Reminder: in Kingdom Hearts, you either die a Sora or live long enough to see yourself become Xehanort." — Ninety
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
I'm certain the Video Game examples aren't fixed, and I haven't visited the wicks since my last post. Example cleanup is the last objective preventing this from completion.
39 Berrenta27th Dec 2015 09:26:23 PM from Texas , Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Pancakes!
Just pruned a few examples. Some of those involve being in space, which is obvious misuse in my eyes.
40 Karxrida27th Dec 2015 10:09:34 PM from Another Side , Relationship Status: Abstaining
Sable Knight
Space has no day/night cycle, so those are definitely shoehorns.
"Reminder: in Kingdom Hearts, you either die a Sora or live long enough to see yourself become Xehanort." — Ninety
41 SeptimusHeap28th Dec 2015 01:58:38 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Tadpole!
I am guessing people mistake "permanently dark sky" (because space lacking an atmosphere means that it isn't illuminated by scattered light even when you are looking towards the sun) for "night".
42 shimaspawn1st Jan 2016 06:38:50 PM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
I've cleaned the main page. Going through the wicks.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
How are the wicks, ~shimaspawn? I've seen the development of Dimly Lit Land, which looks to be collecting some of this trope's misuse from Missing Supertrope Syndrome.

edited 5th Feb '16 11:12:00 AM by crazysamaritan

44 shimaspawn5th Feb 2016 11:17:43 AM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
I got mostly through them, but I have been having some real life issues keeping me busy.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Rechecked on-page examples, except for Video Games. Wicks still have misuse.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Misuse seems down to manageable levels.
47 SeptimusHeap11th Feb 2017 07:53:01 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Tadpole!
"Manageable levell"?
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Randomly checking wicks, I'm only seeing "this setting takes place at night", mostly for video games. I didn't manually check 200+ wicks.
49 WaterBlap30th Apr 2017 02:53:09 PM , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
under de-stress
What do we do with wicks that are just the name of the area/region/level? Really, I'm asking about how much context this trope needs for any example given that it's just "the area is always in the night."
This is your brain on college.
50 Madrugada30th Apr 2017 03:59:02 PM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
They need context.

Context could be why it's always night, or what effect the fact that it's always night has on the characters or the plot.

Are they always night because of axial tilt or some other scientific reason (common in sci-fi)? Are they always night because of a curse or evil magic (high fantasy does this a lot)? Are they always night because a powerful character wants them that way (could be in almost any genre that has room for a reality warper)? Is there some other reason?

However, I have a different question — does it count as this trope if it isn't actually , literally, always night, but it is night for the entire length of time that the story takes? I'm thinking of things like that Vampire movie set in the Artic — it's not truly "always night" but the whole movie takes place during the "night"

edited 30th Apr '17 4:09:10 PM by Madrugada

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Single Proposition: Always Night
9th Mar '14 3:02:45 PM
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