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Not Thriving: Family Rivalry get usage counts

 1 Twentington, Wed, 26th Mar '14 1:32:49 AM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
This trope has been around since at least 2011. It was renamed a while back from "Family Feud", since it was getting in the way of the game show of the same name, and literally all inbounds at the time were in relation to the game show.

This page still has only five examples, the exact number it had back in 2011 before the rename. It's gotten a couple more inbound links, but still hasn't changed one iota since 2011. And That's Terrible.

To me, the distinction between it and Feuding Families is too subtle; it seems Family Rivalry is just a Lighter and Softer The Same but More of Feuding Families.

I think this has been in TRS before, but failed to reach consensus.
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

 2 the Adeptrogue, Wed, 26th Mar '14 9:49:47 AM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
iRidescence
Not to mention that the name isn't particularly clear with regards to its definition. Since we have a Sibling Rivalry trope, I'd have assumed this to be a rivalry between family members in general, rather than what it's currently describing.

That said, this trope does appear to be a downplayed version of Feuding Families, and should probably be either cut or merged into the latter.

 3 Twentington, Wed, 2nd Apr '14 3:13:11 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Bump. Yea or nay to merging with Feuding Families?
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

 4 Grounder, Sun, 6th Apr '14 11:02:26 AM Relationship Status: All is for my lord
Main Character of my heart
Merge.

 5 Twentington, Mon, 14th Apr '14 9:17:59 AM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Rebump for further consensus.
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

 6 Twentington, Wed, 16th Apr '14 5:35:39 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Rebump. Why does this keep getting lost in the shuffle? This trope has had zero gain since 2011 and is a total no brainer for a merge, but no one's saying anything!

edited 16th Apr '14 5:36:00 PM by Twentington

Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

merge it

 8 Acebrock, Thu, 17th Apr '14 2:38:55 PM from So-Cal Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Merge
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
"Two rivals' children compete against each other in the same competition the rivals had competed in. One of the kids is a major character, whose parent lost in that competition (and this fact will be told for exposition purposes at the start of the story)."

Looks to me like it have very few examples because it is very, very specific.

I do not think this is really too similar to Feuding Families, because that involves a large portion of each family fighting each other, like actually fighting each other not competing against each other, probably for a long time. Family Rivalry is about children competing in an event that their parents also competed in (plus a bunch of other specifics that do not seem very necessary to me). I vote we expand the definition a bit and pimp it for more entries, or else shift the focus to maybe be something like 'kids competing against each other and their parents take it really seriously because of a perceived rivalry with each other', or something like that.
 
 10 the Adept Rogue, Fri, 25th Apr '14 4:58:23 AM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
iRidescence
[up]The first line of the description is overly specific. The second line pretty much defines this as the G-rated version of Feuding Families. I suppose there might be a salvageable trope somewhere (e.g. "Rival parents that try to one-up each other using their children's achievements rather than their own"), but both its name and description is poor that I think we're better off cutting this one and start a new YKTTW from the basic idea.

As it stands the usage stat is: 4 examples, 10 wicks, 4 inbounds. Nothing that will be missed, really.

edited 25th Apr '14 4:58:48 AM by theAdeptRogue

Merge with Feuding Families

 12 Septimus Heap, Fri, 25th Apr '14 9:18:08 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
6 votes for a merge, a tentative no-merge in @9.

Personally, I feel that Family Rivalry is too narrow.

 13 Twentington, Sat, 26th Apr '14 9:50:46 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Supporting the merge, of course.
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

 14 tdgoodrich 1, Sun, 4th May '14 5:56:25 PM from Atlanta Relationship Status: Californicating
Any Poor Souls Who Trespass Against Us...
+1 to merge.
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 15 Septimus Heap, Fri, 6th Jun '14 3:41:06 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Any more input on the merge?

 16 Shrikesnest, Fri, 6th Jun '14 6:11:07 PM from my nest of thorns
Small, vicious
I'd vote to merge. It seems like nothing of serious value would be lost if we did so.
"Pale Ebenezer thought it wrong to fight, but Roaring Bill (who killed him) thought it right." - Hillaire Belloc, The Pacifist
 17 Twentington, Fri, 27th Jun '14 5:03:40 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Bump. The consensus is pretty darn clear to merge, so let's get it done already.
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

 18 Willbyr, Sat, 28th Jun '14 6:10:44 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Single prop crowner's hooked.
 19 Septimus Heap, Sat, 9th Aug '14 2:33:21 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Votes bump! Merge is at 10-0.

Merge 14-0

I say we can call it

edited 18th Sep '14 9:26:06 PM by acrobox

 
 21 Willbyr, Fri, 19th Sep '14 1:10:35 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Agreed; calling for the merge.
 22 Septimus Heap, Fri, 19th Sep '14 1:53:21 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
I recommend to merge Family Rivalry —> Feuding Families, given the disparity in wicks.

 23 Septimus Heap, Fri, 17th Oct '14 7:34:52 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
This one is done; closing it down.

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