• 1 May 28th, 2017 at 8:08AM
    Lastest Reply: 28th May, 2017 08:51:23 AM
    This was either a film or an episode of a TV series but I distinctly remember a man walking around a hospital or something, and he kept hearing a little girl singing a creepy version of the Hush Little Baby nursery rhyme. By the end of fhe film/episode, the man tried to set himself on fire and I can't remember whether he was successful or not . . . I know this isn't much to go on at all, but if anybody has any wuggestions and nos to what it might be I would be very thankful. Reply
  • 1 May 23rd, 2017 at 9:09AM
    Lastest Reply: 23rd May, 2017 09:24:48 AM
    4 kids doing magic in a basement and they have a dog My sister is always talking about that tv show And she can't remember the name Pls help Xoxoxxo Reply
  • 3 May 20th, 2017 at 1:01PM
    Lastest Reply: 22nd May, 2017 09:23:11 AM
    I wanted to add a Tearjerker page for the Hachiko page, but I wonder if it's the kind of page that isn't supposed to have one? I feel like some moments of the films need mention, but there doesn't seem to be any tropes for the films specifically at all there, and I thought at least a Tearjerker page could be needed. But I hesitated to make one in case it's not "supposed" to have one? Reply
  • 2 May 21st, 2017 at 9:09AM
    Lastest Reply: 21st May, 2017 09:42:35 AM
    Just saw on a slide on Imdb showing a bunch of Reflective Sunglasses Posters 50+ just wondering if possible trope. Reply
  • 6 May 17th, 2017 at 4:04PM
    Lastest Reply: 18th May, 2017 04:39:51 PM
    The Room is trying to be a drama so most of the humor is unintentional. I think changing it to Narm: The Room might be more better. Reply

      Funny moments do not have to be intentional. Narm is more about something coming off as uncomfortable or awkward, not necessarily unintentionally funny.

      The Narm page does, in fact, specifically state that the audience perceives it as funny when it is not meant to be. That said, there is absolutely no reason at all why a bit of narm can't or shouldn't be listed on the Funny Moments page. The OP is implying a mutual exclusivity that simply does not exist. The only requirement for putting an example on the Funny Moments page is that the troper doing so find the example funny (and not be the creator of the work).

      Way I see it, it's the difference between "laughable" and "funny."

      Something can be narm and it turns the dramatic scene to humorous... But that doesn't mean that humor is a crowning moment of funny any more than every single intentional joke is.

      But there's no reason it can't be. Besides, they're not officially called Crowning Moments anymore, just Moments.

      Just to be clear, I'm agreeing with you.

      OK, thanks for the clarification.
  • 2 May 17th, 2017 at 10:10AM
    Lastest Reply: 17th May, 2017 11:00:52 AM
    Hi I'm new here and trying to find a way to describe this cliche'd head tilt like a dog that villains/mosters/super strong characters always do. As well as the alien/ghost/demon that is about to attack or trying to look creepy. This is not a quizzical or kinky head tilt, but more a creepy/intimidating head tilt? Is there a name for this?

    Thanks for your help. I hope I'm asking in the right place. Reply
  • 1 May 15th, 2017 at 7:07AM
    Lastest Reply: 15th May, 2017 07:41:43 AM
    As far as I'm aware Funny Moments pages are allowed to contain both intentional and unintentional moments to be added, but on the page for Alien: Covenant deusexadamjensen 121 had been deleted examples of the latter and insulting the people who added them both in their edit reasons and on the discussion page. Reply

      Agreed. Those comments are inappropriate. I've reverted the one change and suspended them. Note, however, that Funny subpages should not have spoiler tags.
  • 4 May 7th, 2017 at 1:01AM
    Lastest Reply: 7th May, 2017 11:24:09 AM
    Hi, I was just looking through random tropes and was surprised to find that 'The Wizard of Oz' wasn't mentioned in the Film section for the trope 'Real is Brown'. Unless that comes under something like 'Real is B&W'? Reply

      Well, is it an example? If so, you can add it.

      You're misinterpreting what the Real Is Brown trope is based entirely on the name. Read the actual description of the trope and you'll know why The Wizard of Oz is not an example.

      ^^^ Actually The Wizard of Oz is on the Real Is Brown page, under Non-video game Examples, at the end of the Film folder.

      • The Wizard of Oz is quite possibly this trope's Ur-Example. Famously, the movie differentiated the realistic world of Kansas and the fantastical world of Oz by filming the former in sepia and the latter in Technicolor.

      It was added to the page on July 23, 2014.

      As the trope description is written, it's very much a videogames-only trope, and that section shouldn't exist. But tropes are flexible so perhaps the description should be rewritten?

      But it's not obvious just how fleixble this trope should be allowed to be, because the trope seems to be "reality is brown for technical reasons having to do with rendering a virtual world", not "reality is brown for artistic reasons".
  • 1 May 2nd, 2017 at 9:09AM
    Lastest Reply: 2nd May, 2017 11:04:49 AM
    YMMV.Doctor Strange 2016 has a Tough Act to Follow entry admitting that it didn't become as beloved as Captain America: Civil War, while YMMV.Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 had a pre-release entry worrying that GotG 2 could become less beloved than the first movie, Civil War, and Doctor Strange. If GotG 2 does become more popular than Doctor Strange, how would we re-word this? I already tried adding, "Downplayed for viewers who don't consider Doctor Strange one of Marvel's best," but it got deleted for sounding too obvious.note 

    EDIT: I thought of something myself. Reply
  • 1 May 2nd, 2017 at 3:03AM
    Lastest Reply: 2nd May, 2017 04:00:32 AM
    Hi, I am a 3d animator and I usually browse T Vtropes looking for scenes in films that I could use as reference. I can usually find what I am looking for, but my last search is proving a bit tricky. I'm looking for scenes where we see some character falling from a cliff, either after a fight, or trying to grab an item that was important to the plot. We assume they are dead, but at some point we see said object flying back over the cliff, and then the character climbing back up again... or it's just the character reappearing. If anyone could tell me the name of the trope I am looking for, that would be highly appreciated. Thanks! Reply
  • 2 Apr 28th, 2017 at 6:06PM
    Lastest Reply: 28th Apr, 2017 07:53:43 PM
    There was this short film thing I watched a long time ago and it was almost like Caroline stopmotion, but this was about a girl who was doing a magic show and there was like music in the back and there were these guys with a bunny and everyone was doing some sort of magic. Can you hall me remember or find it. Reply
  • 1 Apr 27th, 2017 at 5:05PM
    Lastest Reply: 27th Apr, 2017 06:07:37 PM
    What are your favorite tropes that support the glorification of deception (especially in spy films)? Reply

      This isn't what this page is for. Ask that question in the Forums, specifically Yack Fest or the Film forum.
  • 1 Apr 26th, 2017 at 8:08PM
    Lastest Reply: 26th Apr, 2017 09:00:34 PM
    Ok, not even sure if this is a real movie or an odd childhood dream; but hey ho...

    I remember a scene in a movie: A woman is a prisoner, guarded by some reptilian creatures. One seems kinder, and brings her food. She asks for vegetables instead, and the nicer-reptile re-enters saying, "Here's your fresh vegetables!" In my recollection, someone then breaks her out, killing him in the proceess.

    Any ideas at all welcomed!! It's pre 2000, possibly late 80s/early 90s. Thank you!! Reply
  • 1 Apr 26th, 2017 at 11:11AM
    Lastest Reply: 26th Apr, 2017 01:59:14 PM
    Stumbled upon a page made two years ago for the film Peeples. It only has two tiny examples (consisting of eight words in total), no summary or images, it's pretty empty. Should it be axed? Reply
  • 6 Apr 22nd, 2017 at 10:10PM
    Lastest Reply: 26th Apr, 2017 05:10:48 AM
    I'm not sure if this will count as an Edit War because it's a bit slow, but in January 2016, the Genre-Killer example from Trivia.Catwoman was deleted by Eagal with an edit reason of the example as written did not fit the trope.

    A different troper named Pren added a differently worded Genre-Killer example to the page in November 2016. Reply

      Browsed the history, and it looks like the original example was around for quite a while, and Pren didn't initially add it, so it hasn't quite reached Edit War status.

      I suggest that you take the example to discussion and make sure to let Pren know so they can join in.

      Ok. Discussion on the trivia page or main page?

      And if nothing happens?

      Edit: Want me to contact Eagal as well?

      I sent a PM to Pren to come here and go to the trivia discussion page. For good measure, I'm going to post on the main page as well.

      Hi, I was invited here to discuss the Catwoman edit. I really just put it in to match one I also added to the main Genre Killer page, and wasn't aware of another one already being there.

      You can scroll through the history to find the other one.

      Tip: Use Ctrl+F and type in Genre Killer in the CamelCase.

      I've got to say, I find both the Trivia.Catwoman entries and the Genre-Killer entry rather suspect. The Resident Evil (six entries between 2002 and 2016) and Underworld (five entries between 2003 and 2017) franchises call bullshit on claims that Catwoman / Elektra / et al "killed" movies about female action heroes.
  • 3 Apr 21st, 2017 at 12:12PM
    Lastest Reply: 22nd Apr, 2017 01:07:03 AM
    On this page, Tropers.Athena Blue changed Count Dooku's Sith name to Tyrannus, with two Ns. I changed it back to Tyranus with one N because that's what his official page says it is. However, they went and changed it to two Ns again. Reply

      What a stupid reason for an edit war. Calling them in.

      "Silly" would be my word for it (no bluenoseing there, just a cheap pun...hehe).

      Uh, the last edit from Athena Blue was changing Tyranus back to having one N. Seems they read this comment and realized they had committed Edit War AND goofed on spelling.

      Edit: Oh, I see. After they were released from the Edit Banned thread, they changed it back to the one N spelling

      I like going on the official word, and if the official word is one N, there's not much else to be discussed.

      I think this thread and the topic should be closed now, Anyone want to lock it?
  • 3 Apr 14th, 2017 at 12:12PM
    Lastest Reply: 14th Apr, 2017 11:52:09 PM
    Would it be possible to make a page for the Irish comedy The Young Offenders? I'm sorry if this isn't the right place to ask, but I'm not sure how to go about it Reply
  • 5 Apr 10th, 2017 at 3:03PM
    Lastest Reply: 11th Apr, 2017 07:17:26 PM
    On the 9th of August, 2016, Tropers.Mad Cat 221 added this to the Film.Back To The Futureexample under Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up:

    "1985-A, where he's become a Donald Trump expy who went so far as to murder George to claim Lorraine as a trophy wife."

    Would this qualify as a misuse of Expy? Nothing has been confirmed about 1985a Biff Tannan being an expy of Donald Trump. Reply

      I think someone involved with the film mentioned 1985a Biff Tannen being based off of Trump back in the 1980's.

      Possible potshot, but I do not know. Maybe you should P,M. him to come here.

      Edit: Here's a link to a news article.

      It's both a misuse of Expy and a violation o f ROCEJ. Delete it.

      And Expy is not simply a character who's inspired by or loosely-based on another one. It's a deliberate, unambigous copy, which also has the same role in the story as the original. Since Donald Trump had no "role" that criteria alone would disqualify it as not an Expy

      The entry has been altered accordingly.

      If anything Biff would be a imitation or Expy of Tom Wilson's own problems with bullying. Trump was some twenty years from President and even someone like Reagan or Nixon would not apply.

      As said an Expy would be were you to transplant Wolverine into a game, ala Dead Island: Riptide, seriously John Morgan is an obvious copy down to the Wolverine Claws. Rubi Malone in Wet would be another good one in that it takes after her actress or maybe another character. In contrast saying Liara and Leliana are based off each other might be a stretch. Kind of similar but likely would not count.

      There's Word of God that rich-Biff is based on Donald. The link is provided upthread.

      Expy still isn't the right trope, they're a No Celebrities Were Harmed example.
  • 6 Apr 8th, 2017 at 1:01AM
    Lastest Reply: 8th Apr, 2017 08:49:00 PM
    I think the trivia page for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li could need some help. Anyone want to take a look at it? Reply

      The What Could Have Been has a needless jab at the end; I'll handle it. We can look at Creator Killer as well.

      I added the Creator Killer example. Does it not fit?

      If they make a recovery, then it may not be an example of Creator Killer. You may bring it to the Is This an Example thread so others could weigh in on it.


      I am reading the Creator Killer page, and it states it's possible to have a Career Resurrection after a Creator Killer, or so I've read.

      We can leave it for now, then. I'll note the resurrection in the appropriate trivia page.

      If you need me to remove examples like that in the future, please let me know via PM. Love to be of service.

      The other example, which looked like Natter, needed to go, though.
  • 1 Apr 7th, 2017 at 4:04PM
    Lastest Reply: 7th Apr, 2017 05:03:46 PM
    Whats the tv show or movie called about a black girl and guy who are married and have a black daughter, and the daughters boyfriend leaves her and goes to jail while she is pregnant and carrying the baby that her mom wants, but she is in love with her moms husband, and he likes her too but doesn't want the mom to know... the pregnant girl ends up getting hit by a car which the mom is driving because she wants the baby but she thinks that her daughter wants to keep it for herself..? Reply
  • 1 Apr 5th, 2017 at 1:01PM
    Lastest Reply: 5th Apr, 2017 02:28:07 PM
    Please name the TV series. I only remember the intro music, here´s the link to the music https://www.watzatsong.com/en/name-that-tune/497439.html

    Thanks in advance :)

  • 1 Apr 2nd, 2017 at 8:08AM
    Lastest Reply: 2nd Apr, 2017 09:13:09 AM
    On YMMV.Ghost In The Shell 2017, I moved the example for Narm from between One-Scene Wonder and Overshadowed by Controversy to between Memetic Mutation and Nightmare Fuel, so that it would be in alphabetical order.

    I also deleted the example for Race Lift, since Race Lift isn't a YMMV item.

    JustKnown has undone both changes. Reply

      summoned to the principal's office for a chat.
  • 9 Mar 30th, 2017 at 7:07PM
    Lastest Reply: 30th Mar, 2017 09:41:33 PM
    chickenpie999 has deleted several examples from YMMV.Return Of The Jedi without providing any edit reasons.

    They've also changed an example from this:
    * Hilarious in Hindsight: In MAD's parody of this film, Lando derides the planned assault on the second Death Star as a "Mickey Mouse Operation," and even depicted Mickey himself as Lando's copilot. Cue October 2012 and the franchise is now in Disney's hands.

    To this:
    Harsher in Hindsight: In MAD's parody of this film, Lando derides the planned assault on the second Death Star as a "Mickey Mouse Operation," and even depicted Mickey himself as Lando's copilot. Cue October 2012 and the franchise is now in Disney's hands.

      I think you should revert their edits and send them a message.

      Sounds like they're bitter at Disney's new movies - All the examples they deleted/changed have to do with Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm along with The Force Awakens and Rogue One.

      Seems like it. They also deleted a WMG entry about the Legends continuity being an Alternate Universe in WMG.A New Hope.

      That looks an awful lot like agenda-based editing.

      Yep, smells like an agenda. Suspended.

      Please revert whatever damage they did.

      In the process of reverting the edits.

      And for the record, I disagree with his disdain for Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm 100%.

      The one I think we should leave is the new WMG he posted on A New Hope, about the "Han shoots first" scene. But I'd like an opinion on whether or not that should stay.

      Now where was the deleted WMG on A New Hope originally positioned?

      I'm not 100% sure where all the entries originally were. I may need help or a system restore to an earlier version.
  • 6 Mar 29th, 2017 at 6:06PM
    Lastest Reply: 30th Mar, 2017 02:20:09 PM
    On YMMV.Power Rangers 2017 Eagal deleted a misused Broken Base example leaving behind "Broken Base is not People are upset about thing" as an edit reason. 1dominatio has re-added the example back leaving "Broken Base is about people getting upset" as an edit reason. Reply

      Well, that sounds like he knew the example was gone and put it back with a "justifying" attitude.

      I don't know, I don't like that attitude.

      So, is Broken Base about people getting upset? Sounds more like a disagreement in the base to me.

      Should that reedit stay or go? Since it looks like it was put back in an Edit War, I think we should get rid of it and put a discussion reminder if someone else wants to put it back.


      Looks like Larkman pulled it, telling them to go to discussion to work it out. Let's see where it goes from there.

      Broken Base is about a divide between two clear sides of an issue on a work or the work as a whole. It's not for the reason 1dominatio listed.

      Update: 1dominato readded the contested example back onto the page again, without taking it to discussion as per Larkman's edit reason. He's also now linking to image boards on 8chan(?) to prove his case.

      Dealt with.