@Eddie: What you are describing sounds a lot like the idea behind Minovsky Particles
— a fictional, but well-defined set of rules for a whole imagined system of physics or whatever other branch of science. I suppose we could have Minovsky Physics, expanded from Minovsky Particle
, and then go on to Minovsky Biology, Minovsky Economics, etc., etc.?
That would be much narrower trope, though. A lot of the things listed on the "You Fail X Forever" pages now would probably not fit into that definition if I understand it correctly.
Unless you are suggesting a more cosmetic change, that is, keeping the "You Fail X" pages essentially as they are, but re-naming and perhaps slightly re-writing them to create the impression that rather than being mistakes, these things are actual bits of some fictional science. This, however, I think would be a bit of a stretch, because, well, it wouldn't be true. A lot of the time these are
just mistakes, or, perhaps more accurately, bits of science intentionally ignored for the benefits of plot. That's not quite the same as developing a whole system of "Imaginary X".
Edit: Trombley, I guess you were saying some of the same stuff, sorry I misunderstood. >_<
edited 14th Nov '10 9:46:12 AM by girlyboy