03:13:27 AM Aug 21st 2013
Would the Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition of Saints Row IV be worth mentioning on this page, given that it's been mentioned on the game's YMMV page already as an example of this trope, and it's also an example deliberately invoked for laughs by the developer?
11:44:11 PM Feb 26th 2013
Any Ben10 fans want to add something about the eponymous hero's obsession with all things Sumo Slammer, a franchise that only exists in the world of a Merchandising Driven franchise, used by the writers for much lampshade hanging and meta-humour. In a very early episode of the first series, Ben wastes a lot of money on, and uses his powers to steal, collectables, later he teams up with someone who will be one of the two candidates for archfoe, to do the same. While the show tries to write this off as the actions of a child, years later, in the third series, he risks his relationship with his proathlete love interest over seeing the live action Sumo Slammers movie early, the old foe even calls him on it. I'm not quite up to summarizing this for the main page, yet, but someone should.
09:49:40 AM Nov 27th 2012
Since this trope is now In-Universe only, we should probably get rid of the YMMV notice.
03:11:33 AM Mar 18th 2012
Why can't we add real life examples?
06:17:28 AM Aug 30th 2012
Because when Real Life examples were allowed, the page basically became a really long troper tales page - it was an unreadable mess that had to be split into about 10 sub pages, and didn't contain anything related to tropes. Plus, people were adding things that weren't actually examples, were adding numerous hobbies multiple times, and there was natter and word cruft by the truckload
01:08:52 PM Mar 2nd 2012
If we ever get a chance to have a real-life examples, I think this one should be enough and complete: http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-comic-book-meth-king-20120229,0,6720260.story Short version: Meth dealer was having money problems - he was spending too much on comic books.
10:56:59 PM Aug 15th 2011
I do think that some section should be reopened (be it "real life" on the main article or otherwise) for some things that 'do' have a tendency to swallow fortunes without people really noticing/minding (40k is probably the most common example). Even putting a short bit at the bottom ("40k, model railroading, etc. qualify...basically too many to list") would be nice and, if I may say, seem a bit less jerkish than "Put these here" leading to a dead link.
12:34:16 PM Sep 2nd 2011
Perhaps a Troper Tales page for Crack Is Cheaper might be appropriate for such items. 'Though with the recent Troper Tales overhaul & archiving I'm not certain how that's supposed to work any more.
12:56:48 PM Apr 3rd 2011
Are some of you guys freaking SERIOUS!? Some of the cheapest hobbies in the world are listed here! Jeez, all you really need for some of this stuff is a ream of ten dollar paper and a box of two dollar pencils! At what point do people forget how to do something enjoyable without spending a few hundred dollars on toys?
08:11:04 PM Nov 19th 2010
03:13:45 AM Nov 16th 2010
The entire examples page should be changed to just read "EVERYTHING" in bold 72 point font
11:04:12 AM Aug 23rd 2010
And god forbid you have multiple expensive hobbies and interests. You like music, photography, cross-stitching/knitting/crochet, art, kirigami, writing, video games, anime, manga, movies, cosplay, going to conventions and you want to be able to eat, too? Good luck!
02:13:34 PM Jul 29th 2010
Yes people, things cost money. That's the way the world works. This entire entry can be summarized as: "This thing I like costs money!" "Really? That's so weird! This thing _I_ like costs money TOO!"
05:18:14 AM Aug 13th 2010
04:09:55 PM Jul 7th 2014
I think that might be a good filler for a Real Life section, and just leave it at that.