Doesn't fit with the Elemental Power titles: Dark Is Edgy get usage counts

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1 Enlong18th Oct 2010 08:30:51 PM from The Underground Facility , Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
Court Dragon
To put it simply, Dark Is Edgy just doesn't fit with the style of the other tropes under Elemental Powers. When we have titles like Playing with Fire, Making a Splash, Dishing Out Dirt, and Light The Way, we get sort of a "theme" of the titles using a verb. I.. can't really think of the right phrasing to describe it, but you can see it, right?

Meanwhile, Dark Is Edgy sounds more like tropes like Light Is Not Good, Dark Is Not Evil, and the like, rather than an Elemental Powers trope. I feel that a change is in order.
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Well in works Darkness powers is an element. (the list goes on forever..)

I do agree that the Trope makes it seem rather limiting compared to the other elemental tropes.
3 DragonQuestZ18th Oct 2010 10:33:05 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
I thought it was a redirect to Darker and Edgier.

What about Wielding The Darkness?
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4 Enlong18th Oct 2010 10:38:27 PM from The Underground Facility , Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
Court Dragon
That's a possible one.

Some others: Striking With Shadows? Scrapping With Shadows? Dueling With Darkness?

Hm... that last one sounds too much like fighting the darkness itself, but there you go.
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5 DragonQuestZ18th Oct 2010 10:54:22 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
"that last one sounds too much like fighting the darkness itself"

Which should be called "Attacking the Darkness" anyway.
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6 Deboss18th Oct 2010 11:25:00 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
As I Command The Forces Of Shadows or is that reaching too hard?
7 Enlong18th Oct 2010 11:26:36 PM from The Underground Facility , Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
Court Dragon
Yeah, that's a bit cumbersome.
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Really, it seems like the "theme" on Elemental Powers names is a pun on a previously existing phrase (An Ice Person, Shock and Awe). With that in mind:

Cast A Long Shadow, Darken The Doorstep/Darken The Doorway, Shot In The Dark

EDIT: Whistling In The Dark and Curse The Darkness ("better to light a candle than to curse the darkness") as well.

edited 18th Oct '10 11:57:08 PM by Glidergun

Each night, he abandons the trappings of civilization.
Each morning, he repairs the front door.
9 Enlong18th Oct 2010 11:47:41 PM from The Underground Facility , Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
Court Dragon
Cast A Long Shadow sounds like growing, and Shot In The Dark sounds like a desperate gambit or some sort of Improbable Aiming Skills.

Darken The Doorway sounds neat, though.
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11 Deboss19th Oct 2010 06:53:29 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
I dislike Darkening The Doorway because it sounds like somebody who's presence is meant to be bad, rather than a super power.
12 Enlong19th Oct 2010 07:04:06 PM from The Underground Facility , Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
Court Dragon
Doling Out Darkness?

Sounds a bit too close to Dishing Out Dirt, but...
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Neither An Ice Person nor Shock and Awe fits the theme either.
I guess it is.
14 Enlong19th Oct 2010 07:11:18 PM from The Underground Facility , Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
Court Dragon
Point.

Dark Is Edgy still sends the wrong message: it sounds like it's supposed to be the-same-but-less as Dark Is Evil or something of the like.
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15 Deboss19th Oct 2010 07:19:21 PM from Awesomeville Texas
16 Enlong19th Oct 2010 07:22:42 PM from The Underground Facility , Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
Court Dragon
Yeah, come to think of it, the real "theme" would be an element-based pun on some common phrase.
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17 DragonQuestZ19th Oct 2010 07:25:40 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
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18 Clarste19th Oct 2010 07:27:58 PM , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
One Winged Egret
I think what we need here is a phrase that uses the word darkness or something similar but doesn't have any strong meaning associated with it. The other puns work because out of context they don't sound much like a trope.
19 Deboss19th Oct 2010 07:38:09 PM from Awesomeville Texas
20 shimaspawn19th Oct 2010 11:41:16 PM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
^ I'm seconding Armoury Of Darkness.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

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21 Enlong20th Oct 2010 04:01:59 AM from The Underground Facility , Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
Court Dragon
It kind of sounds like, well, dark weapons.
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23 Enlong20th Oct 2010 04:53:44 AM from The Underground Facility , Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
Court Dragon
Sounds like someone who's given into The Corruption
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24 Servbot20th Oct 2010 08:24:58 AM , Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
25 Enlong20th Oct 2010 09:02:33 AM from The Underground Facility , Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
Court Dragon
^ I'd say it should be I'm Attacking With Darkness, to more closely fit the Dead Ale Wives quote.
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