• 5 Nov 10th, 2017 at 11:11AM
    Lastest Reply: 10th Nov, 2017 06:07:56 PM
    Hi there! There's a trope called Kick the son of a bitch, and I wonder if could be "murder under mitigating circumstances" because you know the meaning of that trope, right? It is when a character kicks the dog to show how ruthless he/she is but it falls flat because the dog was a hateful jerkass that nobody liked him/her. I wonder if it has something in common with that criminal offense... Reply

      No. Unless there is a good reason to change a trope's name because it might "offend me" or something. Kick the Dog, Pet the Dog, Kick the Son of a Bitch, etc are all a collection of tropes. To change the name of one would mean that we would need to change the name of all because of "implications".

      In all honesty, I'm not sure he's proposing a trope name change. I think he's asking if the crime "Murder Under Mitigating Circumstances" would fall under Kick the Son of a Bitch.

      You might be right. The way his question is worded is somewhat odd so I took that as "I found this trope name offensive". If so I apologize if I sounded rude in any way.

      To me it can be read either way, depending on parsing and emphasis.

      I think it would depend on the specific example of mitigating circumstances murder.

      It just seems like a really confused spiel with terrible grammar from someone who's noticed what a trope definition is and is likening it to an example. I don't feel any action needs to be taken but to lock the thread.
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