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06:53:45 AM May 3rd 2013
In the comics section, it is mentioned that Amazing Spider-Man sales declined after One More Day. I don't think that is accurate, as I remember being surprised by watching the sales going up. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
12:07:43 PM Dec 4th 2012
I actually preferred "Him" to "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered". But "Him" also harkens back only one year earlier to even the same number Episode of the Season with Down being interested a guy wearing an almost identical Jacket.

7 was Known to be the Last season from ti's start, the harkening back was very intentional.
08:43:35 AM Aug 10th 2012
Something I noticed, haven't decided if it should be added. CM Punk vs Daniel Bryan=Chris Jericho vs Chris Benoit.

Flash: Fairly sound in the ring, more showy, better on the mic, "Best in the World"(Punk/Jericho)


Substance: Superb, arguably best technical wrestler, not quite as adept mic-wise(Bryan/Benoit)

The fact that Bryan's moveset is largely reminiscent of Benoit's(Guillotine, some form of arm-trap/crossface, and recently, top-rope diving headbutt), probably goes some way to helping this comparison along. Jericho/Punk also have somewhat similar finishers to one another. Punk and Jericho both used to win with submissions, (Anaconda Vise/Walls of Jericho), now win with knockouts via legs to the skull(Go 2 Sleep/Codebreaker).

Am I just seeing things that aren't there? :)
08:07:33 AM Sep 24th 2013
Sure why not.
09:57:59 PM May 22nd 2012
to be honest, I'm not really sure why this is acceptable in any medium. Period. Anyone who is willing to rehash their own ideas again is committing a lack of creativity.
03:22:39 PM Feb 7th 2012
I don't understand the wording of the Genesis of the Daleks example.
08:42:56 PM Nov 12th 2011
edited by TrevMUN
Removed this:

23rd Oct '11 3:23:24 AM AllegedTumor
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** Applying to this rule to anime in general isn't particularly accurate. Tallying the numbers would probably be impossible, but a good many series wait longer than two years to get a sequel out, due to the large number of new titles waiting to be released and many people within the business pushing to create even more titles for the airwaves. Of course sometimes it doesn't pan out and the series is left on a something of a cliffhanger depending on how the season ended. Still this troper can call to mind at least one title this year that waited years until its next season finally aired.

This is a blatant disregard for TV Tropes' drive to cut down on Natter—it's one long rant about why the example is wrong, with a helping of "This Troper" to boot. If you really think the example is incorrect, edit the example. Repair, Don't Respond.
03:53:21 PM Nov 5th 2011
Should we add a note about age based programs, such as church youth groups and boy scouts, who can recylce their discusion topics and feild trips after the last person to go last time ages out. for example, boy scouts runs 11 to 18, so if you do a zoo trip every 7 or 8 yeare (i dont do math on weekends) everyone goes once.
07:09:25 PM May 22nd 2011
A question about the Legos entry under Toys: Are they really reusing lines, or are those just the same lines with variations of the basic toys? Because a knights-and-castles playset pretty much has to have knights and castles, even if you change the designs from time to time. I'm not a big enough Lego fan to know if this counts.
08:07:10 PM Apr 28th 2011
These are under Anime but I don't quite get what they have to do with the trope in question:

  • This trope is, actually, a quite reliable rule of thumb considering the Japanese animation industry. Given the simply staggering number of titles released each season, the well-known reluctance of mainstream audiences to admit their interest in anime, and the drive to anything new, the average attention span of one given watcher is exactly about a couple of years. So any series that didn't receive a sequel during this time is very unlikely to receive it ever.
  • One major exception to this rule is the Humongous Mecha genre, largely thanks to the Super Robot Wars series & its use of classic mechs from days gone by. This has led to various Super Robots such as Brave Raideen, Gaiking, Kotetsu Jeeg & Dancougar getting sequels or revivals decades after the original series finished airing.
02:10:20 AM Nov 6th 2010
edited by berr
The IRL section got reasonably pared back, but all the YMMV stuff was simply deleted. Since it wouldn't seem like a problem to have this info somewhere, say on a YMMV page, especially since this is primarily a Meta Trope, would it be OK to move some of the following to Troper Tales or similar namespace?

 Deleted IRL section

12:43:46 AM Jul 24th 2010
I deleted this, but I want to put it here—not just because of my rampant packratism, but because I can't understand how this is remotely related to the trope (except maybe that bit about something that happened in 1992). Could someone explain?

  • Strangely, the new trailer for Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes only refers to Robert Downey, Jr. as a "Golden Globe nominee", which he received in the Best Supporting Actor category for Tropic Thunder. The thing is, he was also nominated for an Academy Award for the exact same role. Wouldn't an Oscar nomination be more worthy of notice?
    • Justified, in that he was nominated for, and went on to win, the Golden Globe for Sherlock Holmes.
    • He was already an Oscar nominee, for Best Actor, for 1992's Chaplin.
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