02:17:23 AM Jul 31st 2010
The Creator Provincialism entry, honestly, smacks of Troper Provincilism. The line about Broadway-quality musicals, which he assumes means touring productions, probably refers to St. Louis' many regional professional theaters- it's actually considered a very high-quality 'theater town", much as Washington, DC is. Both, despite being relatively small Metropolitan areas, are actually considered culturally first-rate. I really want to rewrite it, but I don't feel familiar enough with the material to do so. Thoughts?
08:26:22 PM Aug 18th 2010
The example as currently written isn't sparse—the text itself doesn't go on much about this point. Hamilton/Anita, in the collective role of narrator, will describe St. Louis enough to make each book stand alone, and the phrase "Broadway-quality musicals" or something similar pops up just about every time she does. If the town deserves that on its own merits, then delete the line.
09:42:42 PM Apr 2nd 2010
This troper would like to deliver a giant cookie to whoever actually succeeded in simplifying the Plot Hole entry. Of your choice, and bottomless since it was done politely.