02:08:01 AM Sep 14th 2013
I get the intent of the trope, but the name just doesn't work very well. It gives no feeling of what the purpose of the trope is.
11:18:41 AM Aug 25th 2013
I am concerned that this title furthers a trend of considering seizures and epilepsy a joke, such as referring to someone who dances badly as epileptic. Many of those who have epilepsy find this offensive. While some people with certain forms of epilepsy can have convulsions, the same could be said of those who have heart disease or diabetes. Many people with epilepsy have other seizure types including episodes of staring or confusion. Around 1 in 26 Americans have epilepsy, and 50,000 Americans die of epilepsy each year (which is larger than the number who die of breast cancer). The Institute of Medicine issued a report suggesting we strike the word "epileptic" from our language to help reduce stigma and improve understanding of epilepsy.
10:39:01 AM Apr 22nd 2012
Just FYI that MST3K did the "epileptic trees" joke in the episode Time of the Apes, originally broadcast in 1991. Although it wasn't a conspiracy theory, it was just a trap set in the forest making the bush shake. (girl sees shaking bush) Servo: "The tree's having a seizure!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql61L4TgQg8#t=28m0s
07:02:33 AM Mar 6th 2011
Why is there a "don't list this on a work's page as a trope" template on the page, yet the only instances of the trope showing up EVER are on the pages of individual works and the Epileptic Trees page is empty of examples?
09:35:00 AM Jun 9th 2010
I don't get this page. can somone tray explaining it better?