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Not Tropeworthy: Standard Disco Equipment get usage counts

 1 Willbyr, Tue, 3rd Jun '14 9:24:34 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Standard Disco Equipment, while it does have relevance to the genre, is nothing more than a list of expected things to see in a disco scene. I think this information can be safely merged into the Disco article and this page be cut. Thoughts?

EDIT: 15 wicks, 17 inbounds, for the record.

edited 3rd Jun '14 9:26:23 AM by Willbyr

 2 Septimus Heap, Tue, 3rd Jun '14 10:43:30 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
I can see a merge, yeah.

 3 Madrugada, Tue, 3rd Jun '14 10:51:03 AM Relationship Status: In season
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Merge it, yes.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
I think there's a pretty good case to be made that the trappings of disco (including the disco ball, flashing dance floor, "Staying Alive" Dance Pose, and pretty much everything on the Saturday Night Fever poster, really) are a trope of their own that's separate from the genre of music, but this page is pretty stubby.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
 5 Willbyr, Thu, 3rd Jul '14 5:52:13 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock is set. Any other thoughts?
 6 the Adept Rogue, Thu, 3rd Jul '14 8:05:33 AM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Ice!
I'd say merge.

 7 trims, Thu, 3rd Jul '14 5:20:37 PM from California
Merge or get rid of completely.

 8 Willbyr, Mon, 4th Aug '14 10:59:36 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Re-clocked; anyone else for/against a merge?
Is there any reason there are no examples? I think there is definitely a trope here, but it looks like no one really tried.

IDK, maybe merge it with the disco page for now and if someone wants to actually put together a coherent trope later on they can YKTTW it up properly.
 
 10 the Adept Rogue, Tue, 5th Aug '14 12:59:41 AM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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[up]Because, as it is, this page is a useful notes with no real relevance to storytelling. It's basically just a list of things you expect to see in a Disco.

 11 Willbyr, Tue, 5th Aug '14 5:44:19 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Looking at the list, there seems to be a generation crash between things you'd expect to see in a proper disco scene and a modern dance hall.
Well I think it read more like a trope rather then a useful note; it lists the common items seen in discos scenes in media, not the common items at discos in real life (although naturally there is overlap).
 
 13 the Adept Rogue, Thu, 7th Aug '14 4:37:12 PM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Ice!
[up]That's still just "a list of stuffs". Not a trope, IMO.

 14 Willbyr, Fri, 8th Aug '14 6:51:39 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Alright, I've moved most of the information from Standard Disco Equipment to Disco. How's it look?
 15 shimaspawn, Fri, 8th Aug '14 8:46:42 AM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
The Staying Alive dance should be added. In almost every disco scene I've seen since then, someone does it.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
 16 Willbyr, Fri, 8th Aug '14 9:33:37 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Done. Should it be potholed to The Bee Gees or Saturday Night Fever, or just left as is?

edited 8th Aug '14 9:36:32 AM by Willbyr

 17 Septimus Heap, Fri, 8th Aug '14 11:30:44 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Don't think it needs a pothole, but it seems the former would be the appropriate one if.

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