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ACarlssin
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02:37:43 PM Feb 21st 2014
Is there a specific person or group of people who add to this page, or can anyone? I'm assuming it's the former because this strikes me as the kind of page that could grow out of control if not tightly reigned.

Having said that, I believe we need to add Cutaway Gag vs Gilligan Cut. They're distinct enough in my mind, but I've seen examples of one listed as the other, so an entry here may be in order.
SeptimusHeap
moderator
01:48:16 AM Feb 22nd 2014
Adding here is a free action, but if you aren't sure, you should ask on Trope Talk.
GentlemensDame883
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07:43:35 AM Dec 2nd 2013
GentlemensDame883
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01:56:42 AM Oct 31st 2013
GentlemensDame883
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06:43:45 AM Jun 16th 2013
GentlemensDame883
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02:19:53 AM Apr 21st 2013
johnnye
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09:05:10 AM Jan 4th 2013
johnnye
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05:01:28 PM Sep 28th 2012
Waterlily
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01:34:01 AM Sep 14th 2012
edited by Waterlily
Parody Failure and Redundant Parody seem to be the same thing. Or is Parody Failure where an aspect mocked in the parody is actually referenced in the actual work and Redundant Parody is where a parody scene is too close to the original scene? Either way, people seem to be using them interchangeably.

I'm also not sure about "Funny Aneurysm" Moment, Harsher in Hindsight and Fridge Horror. I have an example and I'm not exactly sure where it goes but I'm not sure where I'm supposed to ask. The message board?

Waterlily
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12:04:39 AM Sep 2nd 2012
I really like this page! It makes me understand the tropes a lot better. However, I can't really tell what the difference is between Getting Crap Past the Radar and Parental Bonus and I notice that it's not here.
SeptimusHeap
moderator
02:22:44 AM Sep 2nd 2012
Getting Crap Past the Radar is intended to be noticed by everyone except the censors. Parental Bonus is for the adults.
InsanityPrelude
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11:10:17 PM Jul 8th 2012
What's the difference between I Ate WHAT? and Masochist's Meal? I'm wondering if a couple of the Kingdom of Loathing examples on the latter should be moved (the "world's most unappetizing beverage", urinal cake, used beer...) on account of being things that wouldn't normally be considered edible *anyway*.
ProgenyExMachina
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08:41:18 PM Jun 22nd 2012
I'm surprised not to find The Lancer vs. Number Two on these lists. It's not made very clear.
DAN004
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02:17:05 PM Jun 6th 2012
What's the difference of Tsunshun and Inferiority Superiority Complex? They seem similar to me.
GentlemensDame883
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08:13:25 AM May 28th 2012
Twentydragon
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01:55:10 AM Sep 6th 2011
You know, it might help clear things up a bit to include either the full relevant Distinction sections or links to the relevant Distinction sections on trope pages (maybe even a Distinctions button at the top of the trope page?).

I realize this would probably be a massive undertaking, but I'm willing to assist.
johnnye
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06:21:44 AM Jul 9th 2011
edited by johnnye
dangerwaffle
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03:43:55 PM Jul 6th 2011
Is there a clear distinction between No Ending and "What Now?" Ending?
Feinoha
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01:13:57 PM May 4th 2011
Maybe someone might think of listing the difference between Failure Hero and Failure Knight?
GentlemensDame883
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06:05:06 PM Mar 9th 2011
Requesting distinction between Growing the Beard and It Gets Better.
Kersey475
topic
01:58:47 PM Jan 25th 2011
edited by Kersey475
I think we need one for Cultured Badass, Cultured Warrior, Gentleman and a Scholar, Man of Wealth and Taste, Warrior Poet, and Wicked Cultured if it's not already here.

All these tropes deal with characters who are sophisticated but it's hard to tell the difference at times.
DAN004
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03:04:03 AM Dec 17th 2010
83.138.202.203
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04:17:14 PM Oct 23rd 2010
Willbyr
moderator
07:02:03 PM Oct 23rd 2010
edited by Willbyr
Cerebus Syndrome is when a light series turns dark as it goes on.
Darker and Edgier is a sequel/reboot/alternate continuity that's noticeably darker than its predecessor(s).
83.138.202.203
08:00:29 AM Oct 24th 2010
OK! Thanks!
SomeGuy
08:11:06 PM Oct 24th 2010
edited by SomeGuy
For future reference, Willbyr, please add those to the main page. I did it for you this time.
Willbyr
moderator
08:36:19 PM Oct 24th 2010
Alrighty...didn't know if people asking for the distinctions on the discussion page automatically meant they needed to be moved to the main.
CallingAlameda
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07:37:03 PM Oct 22nd 2010
Willbyr
moderator
09:05:44 PM Oct 22nd 2010
edited by Willbyr
Grotesque Cute is supposed to be about really cute human characters who are ridiculously psycho.
Killer Rabbit is a cute animal that's also really deadly.
DAN004
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07:13:25 PM Oct 22nd 2010
What's the difference between Gratuitous English, Engrish and Japanese Ranguage?
CallingAlameda
07:24:35 PM Oct 22nd 2010
These are the tropes as I understand them:

Japanese Ranguage: Switching L's and R's to mock Asian accents.

Engrish: Translating from another language to English without properly understanding the nuances of grammar and syntax, resulting in awkward, stilted phrasings.

Gratuitous English: Peppering your non-English speech with random English phrases.
Willbyr
moderator
07:26:32 PM Oct 22nd 2010
edited by Willbyr
Gratuitous English is non-English speakers throwing English loan words into their talking.
"Blind Idiot" Translation (what Engrish redirects to) is just that, a really bad translation.
Japanese Ranguage is when a Japanese speaker tries to say Ls and Rs and doesn't get it right.
Dellcartoons
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02:44:26 PM Oct 4th 2010
What's the difference between The Theme Park Version and Future Imperfect? Maybe add And Man Grew Proud and Anachronism Stew here, too.
Filraen
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04:54:31 AM Oct 3rd 2010
What's the difference between First Kiss and Sacred First Kiss?
Willbyr
moderator
07:36:58 AM Oct 3rd 2010
It's the cultural importance of the first kiss in Japan that makes the difference...they hold that first kiss in the same regards that Western people usually treat their first sexual encounter, or at least that's how the trope page reads. It's First Kiss Up to Eleven, basically.
GentlemensDame883
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11:37:08 PM Oct 1st 2010
Is there a difference between Bare-Fisted Monk and Good Old Fisticuffs and what is/n't it?
Willbyr
moderator
11:53:31 AM Oct 2nd 2010
edited by Willbyr
As I understand them, Bare-Fisted Monk is when a character is really, really good at barehand fighting and can take on and defeat armed melee fighters. Good Old Fisticuffs is when someone with no martial arts or fighting training beats the crap out of skilled opponent(s) just by throwing punches...it's essentially a bar brawler taking on and beating an MMA fighter.
GentlemensDame883
02:23:17 AM Apr 21st 2013
Alright, thanks! Added.
peroyomas
topic
08:10:50 PM Sep 23rd 2010
Need a distinction between All for Nothing and Shaggy Dog Story.
88.207.81.98
topic
05:12:22 AM Aug 15th 2010
The A Father to His Men and Team Dad pages don't actually clarify the difference between these two tropes. Then it should be clarified at least here.
GentlemensDame883
topic
06:53:06 AM Jul 25th 2010
Also need a distinction between Next Sunday A.D. and Twenty Minutes into the Future.
MegaJ
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11:50:37 PM Jul 8th 2010
Going to add distinctions for Ambiguously Gay, Get Back in the Closet, But Not Too Gay, and Hide Your Lesbians as with the names can be confused.
190.95.51.8
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03:37:06 PM Jul 8th 2010
In my opinion we need a distinction between Early-Bird Cameo and Chekhov's Gunman :)
GentlemensDame883
topic
08:22:12 AM Jul 3rd 2010
Need a Distinction between Left Hanging and What Happened to the Mouse?.
WaveTSwallow
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05:26:07 PM Jun 6th 2010
Should we mention Accidental Murder vs Murder by Mistake? I have seen those mixed up.
Willbyr
moderator
08:30:01 PM Jun 7th 2010
Added; may need some tweaking.
63.231.32.98
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04:44:15 PM Jun 4th 2010
Morgan Wick: What the hell is the difference between Falling For Someone Never Met and Love Before First Sight? (Would post in the latter's Trope Repair thread if I was using my Known account)
Willbyr
moderator
07:38:06 PM Jun 7th 2010
I'll put something together for this.
gibberingtroper
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02:19:24 PM Jun 2nd 2010
Do we really need the differences between Funny Foreigner and Amusing Alien spelled out here? Seems pretty obvious.

Is it that people are seeing the Amusing Alien trope first and not realizing that "Alien" does not mean "Foreigner" in this context?
63.231.32.98
04:40:13 PM Jun 4th 2010
edited by 63.231.32.98
Morgan Wick: It seems obvious, but the distinction is different than what normally comes to mind. While "Alien" vs. "Foreigner" is part of it, apparently the tropes can overlap and the real distinction is how they're amusing. The point of this page is to keep the examples fitting the tropes instead of drifting to exactly these kinds of expectations, but this may need to be sent to Trope Repair.
WaveTSwallow
06:56:56 PM Jun 7th 2010
As far as I can tell, the Funny Foreigner occurs when the humour comes directly from being a foreigner, like mangling the language, odd customs, etc... while an Amusing Alien is any foreign character who is amusing in their own right, and not explicitly from being an outsider.
66.194.72.10
08:24:42 PM Jun 10th 2010
Morgan Wick: Maybe this could be fixed by simply renaming Funny Foreigner to Foreign People Are Funny.
SomeGuy
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10:06:33 AM May 21st 2010
edited by SomeGuy
In regards to the two above topics- I've reviewed those tropes, and can't for the life of me figure out what the difference between them is supposed to be. I've put notices on all those pages' discussion pages requesting clarifications. Pending that, we merge.

For the first one Loves My Alter Ego gets obvious precedence, since it has about three times the wiks of Two-Person Love Triangle, but Ten Little Murder Victims has the exact same wik count as Whack A Mole so I'm not sure what to do there if we can't figure out the differences between them.
deadmanRise
06:36:18 PM May 22nd 2010
If the latter two get merged, I would suggest giving Whack A Mole precedence, since its page is more detailed.
Willbyr
moderator
07:14:52 AM Jul 4th 2010
Whack A Mole now redirects to Ten Little Murder Victims.
deadmanRise
topic
02:16:45 PM May 20th 2010
Need a distinction between Ten Little Murder Victims and Whack A Mole.
ShayGuy
topic
09:52:52 PM Apr 6th 2010
Requesting a distinction between Loves My Alter Ego and Two-Person Love Triangle.
Kersey475
topic
01:37:37 PM Mar 26th 2010
We need one for the difference between a Psychotic Smirk and a Slasher Smile
Willbyr
moderator
01:57:22 PM Mar 26th 2010
Done; adjust as needed.
Kersey475
08:19:06 PM Apr 2nd 2010
We also need one for Boring Invincible Hero, Showy Invincible Hero, and Boring Failure Hero. I also think we need to subdivide the CLOST Ds into letters.
Willbyr
moderator
09:29:10 PM Apr 2nd 2010
Done. Do you mean putting the entries into folders?
Kersey475
09:32:52 PM Apr 2nd 2010
Yes, Thank you.
Kersey475
08:42:13 AM Apr 11th 2010
Need one for La Résistance, The Federation, and The Alliance. I also must say that you are very knowledgeable on tropes Willbyr
Willbyr
moderator
10:26:38 AM Apr 11th 2010
Thanks; it's usually just a matter of figuring out the heart of the tropes. Got the latest request done, threw in The Empire for good measure.
Willbyr
moderator
02:23:51 PM Jun 9th 2010
Done; adjust as needed.
Kersey475
05:37:00 PM Jun 17th 2010
Thanks. Oh, could you add Gene Hunt Interrogation Technique to the above mentioned torture tropes?
Willbyr
moderator
08:21:39 PM Jun 17th 2010
Done.
Kersey475
08:43:09 PM Jun 24th 2010
edited by Kersey475
To the example that has Ax-Crazy, Blood Knight, and Psycho for Hire; I request that Boisterous Bruiser, Combat Sadomasochist, Colonel Kilgore, and Sociopathic Soldier be added.

I apologize if this seems like alot, but these tropes all fall under the catagory of "people who enjoy violence/fighting" and are often confused.
Kersey475
01:57:24 PM Jul 9th 2010
edited by Kersey475
Or if the above would take too long, we need on for Big Brother Instinct, Friend to All Children, and Knight Templar Big Brother.

Also, Died in Your Arms Tonight and Pietà Plagiarism.

Tropers, I think we broke Willbyr.
Waterlily
01:32:51 AM Sep 14th 2012
edited by Waterlily
Oops! Wrong place!
johnnye
05:00:25 PM Sep 28th 2012
edited by johnnye
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