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Countdown to Merger: Plot Induced Stupidity get usage counts

 1 Some Sort Of Troper, Wed, 8th Dec '10 6:55:35 AM Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, she is imaginary
Right. Plot-Induced Stupidity has been fubar for ages. The Idiot Ball examples weren't so much a cancer as several major limbs which were amputated, they're still growing back and the separation from Idiot Ball is weak-Plot-Induced Stupidity is either exactly the same as Idiot Ball or an Idiot Ball where they forget to use their powers.

The previous discussion was as successful as the Gordon Brown premiership (political humour, ha!) but dear god, this page has over 300 wicks and over 3000 inbound wicks. Is this forum so unfit for purpose it can help with a relatively high profile page?

I request a countdown clock to go with a crowner. By the 13th, we come up with something or we merge. We don't delete, we just put in the redirect line and if anyone starts to actually care then the material is there.

I have made a page action crowner here

edited 8th Dec '10 6:59:54 AM by SomeSortOfTroper

Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe
 2 Some Sort Of Troper, Wed, 8th Dec '10 7:05:49 AM Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, she is imaginary
I have also made an Alternative Titles crowner because people also often comment on needing some indication of the end point of a Page Action.
Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe
This trope either needs a better title, or a merge. The problem is with so many wicks, its hard to tell if its being used correctly. I would suggest something like "I Forgot I Had Superpowers, " but we already have that one.
 4 Some Sort Of Troper, Thu, 9th Dec '10 11:19:56 AM Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, she is imaginary
Well Remembered I Could Fly describes itself exactly as "A subversion of Plot Induced Stupidity". Really that name would reflect that relationship.
Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe
 5 shimaspawn, Thu, 9th Dec '10 11:50:08 AM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Remembered I Could Fly is when they remember they have superpowers after looking like it's going to be a moment of Plot-Induced Stupidity.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
 6 Some Sort Of Troper, Thu, 9th Dec '10 12:14:49 PM Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, she is imaginary
That's exactly what that sentence means.
Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe
 7 Dr Starky, Thu, 9th Dec '10 4:25:26 PM from Corn And Pig Land Relationship Status: Staying up all night to get lucky
Okay Guy
I thought Plot Induced Stupidty was forgeting your powers untill the last act. Whats the difference betwen PIP, Remebered I Could Fly, and just an Idiot Ball?

edited 9th Dec '10 4:25:44 PM by DrStarky

Put me in motion, drink the potion, use the lotion, drain the ocean, cause commotion, fake devotion, entertain a notion, be Nova Scotian
 8 Some Sort Of Troper, Thu, 9th Dec '10 4:46:15 PM Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, she is imaginary
Idiot Ball is having to be stupid for a moment for the story to work. Plot-Induced Stupidity is having some superpower or ability that could be used in the situation but not using it because it would make solving things too easy, Remembered I Could Fly is a character encountering a problem, going "Ohs noes, so difficult" and then realising "Oh yeah, superpower makes it easy."
Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe
 9 Some Sort Of Troper, Thu, 9th Dec '10 4:46:58 PM Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, she is imaginary
Seriously people, Page Action crowner, right here.
Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe
 10 Madrugada, Thu, 9th Dec '10 5:08:48 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Crowners swapped.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 11 Some Sort Of Troper, Fri, 10th Dec '10 2:33:29 AM Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, she is imaginary
Thank you!
Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe
Cosine!
Forgot About The Powers?

Hm, that could be confused with Forgot I Could Fly, which would be bad since it's the exact opposite. Or supposed to be. I think.
?
 13 Dr Starky, Fri, 10th Dec '10 1:38:22 PM from Corn And Pig Land Relationship Status: Staying up all night to get lucky
Okay Guy
The Trope's actual title was Remebered I Could Fly.

edited 10th Dec '10 1:39:19 PM by DrStarky

Put me in motion, drink the potion, use the lotion, drain the ocean, cause commotion, fake devotion, entertain a notion, be Nova Scotian
Cosine!
It is now, yes. But the old title is still a redirect, and I kind of like it better.
?
 15 Some Sort Of Troper, Fri, 10th Dec '10 1:57:44 PM Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, she is imaginary
...it was renamed for sounding like Plot-Induced Stupidity.
Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe
 16 Some Sort Of Troper, Sat, 11th Dec '10 2:29:11 PM Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, she is imaginary
OK so each crowner had some time on the main hook, they both also set a pattern and stuck to it with the top choices starting first and just going up and up.

We'll rename to Forgot About His Powers.
Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe
 17 Madrugada, Sat, 11th Dec '10 3:17:28 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Do it, then. Don't forget to move associated pages and at least make a link to the old discussion page.

edited 11th Dec '10 3:18:06 PM by Madrugada

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 18 Some Sort Of Troper, Sat, 11th Dec '10 4:31:40 PM Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, she is imaginary
Well I dealt with all the side pages but the wicks are just under 300 so that will take some time. IIRC, the clock would lock the page automatically. Do we remove it then so that it remains open until I get them all?
Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe
 19 Madrugada, Sat, 11th Dec '10 5:08:32 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
The clock can't be removed, and it doesn't lock the page, it locks this thread and removes all tags from the page.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 20 Some Sort Of Troper, Sat, 11th Dec '10 5:17:01 PM Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, she is imaginary
Did I say page? whoops.

Anyway, ok then. Well, it worked.
Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe
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