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Duplicate Trope (Page Action Crowner 2014-05-19): Ghost Shipping get usage counts

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51 m8e29th May 2014 08:16:58 AM from Sweden , Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
A fan could also simply ignore that the death happened. Like "Nope, that car crash never happened, *Fingers in ears* NOPE IT DIDN'T HAPPEN LALALALALALA!" or "She obviously jumped out of the car right before it went down the cliff."

We migth also need a line saying shipping set in the time before the death doesn't count. Like if the character dies in the second movie but the shipping is set between the two movies it's not an example.
A fan who ignores the death happened but doesn't make a work about it isn't going to trigger additional tropes. The fan who ignores the death and writes a fanfic about it is Shrodingers Cast.

Adding the exceptions in.
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53 Fighteer29th May 2014 09:19:48 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
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Nitpick: the word you want is "canonically".
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Making the changes.
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55 SeptimusHeap29th Jul 2014 03:16:47 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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Bumping. ~crazysamaritan, how are the changes coming along?
sad forgot about this job. I made the changes to my post-proposal. I'll start changing the page since it looksa like we're only looking for grunt work now.
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Washed the trope page, and added the canonical living and undead relationships to Boy Meets Ghoul. All that's left is wick check and Cross Wicking.
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58 IndirectActiveTransport16th Aug 2014 02:32:13 PM from Chicago , Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
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Boy Meets Ghoul is a terrible title. The page itself even admits it is inaccurate and was only done for the sake of making a pun. I'm totally behind just merging the pages and renaming the page Ghost Shipping, which is also a terrible title, just not as terrible a title.

What is with "shipping" while we're at it? Ghost Relationship or Ghost Dating is too understandable?

edited 16th Aug '14 2:36:30 PM by IndirectActiveTransport

That's why he wants you to have the money. Not so you can buy 14 Cadillacs but so you can help build up the wastes
59 Xtifr19th Aug 2014 07:49:59 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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We don't rename things unless there's a demonstrable problem. Boy Meets Ghoul has 150 links and 220 inbounds. That's at least moderately healthy. Anyway, renaming that is a topic for a separate thread, but you'll need a better argument than "it's terrible". Systemic misuse, or some decent evidence that's its being underused, or something like that.
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I think Boy Meets Ghoul is a perfectly good name. To me, it says "romance between a human and an undead", which is what the trope is.
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61 IndirectActiveTransport20th Aug 2014 04:13:04 PM from Chicago , Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
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Ghouls are not undead. They eat the dead and take the form they had when they were once living, which is a different trope entirely.
That's why he wants you to have the money. Not so you can buy 14 Cadillacs but so you can help build up the wastes
62 TotemicHero20th Aug 2014 04:26:34 PM from the next level , Relationship Status: Abstaining
Up and at 'em
I beg to differ. (Clearly you've never played D&D related anything.) tongue
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63 IndirectActiveTransport20th Aug 2014 05:16:54 PM from Chicago , Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
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You can differ, fine. The page itself states that the title is inaccurate and was only used for the sake of a pun. Its like Fur Against Fang admits it is wrong but we gotta have our added alliterative appeal.

At the same time I admit to not knowing anything of Ghouls beyond Arabic djinn and hadn't read any pages that told me otherwise. I had no idea ghouls are apparently everything but jinn in popular culture (I'm not surprised though). Seems we might have pages in conflict. I have a new one to read before I suggest how to get them in line.
That's why he wants you to have the money. Not so you can buy 14 Cadillacs but so you can help build up the wastes
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Page Action: Ghost Shipping
19th May '14 2:07:39 PM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
At issue:
Ghost Shipping as currently presented is too similar to Boy Meets Ghoul, with many overlapping examples. Further, Ghost Shipping is being used for both In Universe relationships between living and dead/undead characters and fan Shipping of such relationships.

As a note, The Lost Lenore covers the case of a character perpetually mourning the death of a loved one who is not coming back.

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