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tatiana
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09:45:19 PM Jun 18th 2012
Should this be in the Awesome page or not?

  • Speaking of the Korramobile, Korra has an offscreen Awesome by Analysis moment. Sure, she crashed into the pole, but she still managed to drive the car for a reasonable distance without any knowledge of driving other than having watched Asami those few times they drove together.
    Bolin: "All things considered, you did a great job!"
MrDeath
09:20:11 AM Jun 19th 2012
edited by MrDeath
What's "awesome" about displaying less-than-adequate driving ability? How is it an accomplishment? How is it something that makes us sit back and say, "Wow, that's amazing!"? How is it anything other than a five-second joke about how she can't drive well?

It isn't. The pages are cheapened by this kind of, 'Literally every single thing that the characters do or mention is awesome' bullcrap. I've half a mind to go through and remove a lot of other stuff from this page too.

If the main compliment you can say about a scene is, "Hey, she didn't get herself crippled or killed through complete ineptitude!" then it isn't awesome.
tatiana
12:09:33 AM Jun 21st 2012
Keep in mind that the car was first drove far away from the parking space. She could have crashed it at another place much farther from the port, that is near Air Temple Island. And keep in mind the Awesome page is a YMMV page.
Blackribbon
02:28:15 AM Jun 21st 2012
I originally posted it... I did think it was awesome, but I acknowledge that it's perhaps not really an "awesome moment". So, I'm perfectly fine with it staying deleted.
MrDeath
06:06:02 AM Jun 21st 2012
edited by MrDeath
"She crashed here instead of there" isn't an awesome moment.

How is this a major accomplishment?

How is this something that makes us say, "Wow, that character is really good!"?

How is this something that shows the progress of the character to new heights?

How is it important in the least?

How is this anything except a one-off joke?

Please, try to make some argument that might, just might, satisfy any of those questions before you put it back up. I'll wait.

Again: There is already plenty of "OOOH DID YOU SEE THAT MINOR THING A CHARACTER DID!? IT'S AWESOME!" crap on this page. This is just probably the worst of it.

Every minor, utterly insignificant thing that a character does and then is forgotten ten seconds later is not a CMOA.

Or should I list how Korra managed to not suffocate herself when trying the make-up? Or Bolin managing to get to the edge of the arena before he threw up? Meelo's farting on everyone's hand was clearly an awesome display of his bending ability, so should I put that up?

The first time I tried to cook stir fry (after only watching some hibachi chefs), I set off the fire alarms with the steam—but since the food came out edible and I ended up not actually burning the house down, was that an Awesomeness by Analysis CMOA for me?

No. And neither is this.
Nithael
08:44:36 AM Jun 21st 2012
I agree with Mr Death, and I'll just add that being a YMMV page doesn't mean it has a "anything goes, no standard needed" license.
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