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05:10:21 AM Aug 20th 2015
Does this one count under a new heading of 'Art'? In the Scottish National Museum of Modern Art a display on M. C. Escher included a copy of a newspaper that proclaimed that he was 'anticipating the concerns of computer art' and that there is a 'close parallel of his vision to the thene of contemporary psychedelic art'. In his own copy, the one on display, Escher himself underlined these and wrote question marks next to them in the margin. Perhaps an Implied Trope?
10:21:52 AM Jan 7th 2014
How is Buffy "notorious" for this enough to make Joss Whedon the Trope Namer if the combined contributions of every author to date on this very page could only come up with one example?
10:10:32 AM Aug 18th 2012
  • It was recently Jossed that Aizen has planned out everything Ichigo has done through the series. This includes not just his fights, but also his first meeting with Rukia that allowed him to become a Shinigami. This has upset many shippers who originally used the tagline that their meeting was destiny, and are wildly denying such a declaration. Even though, Aizen could have easily just mixed up paperwork on purpose, he's Aizen after all.

This doesn't quite make sense—can someone clarify? I'm fairly sure Aizen said he had planned everything in Ichigo's life, and Kubo has yet to make a statement that contradicts this in or out-of-universe.
10:28:02 AM Aug 3rd 2012
Which episode does the Doctor Who quote come from, and who is Martha refering to? Anyone know?
11:23:56 AM Aug 18th 2012
edited by OldManHoOh
The Master in "The Sound of Drums". It actually cites this in the Doctor Who example.
11:53:21 AM May 12th 2012
How is this not a trope? It's a deliberate tool an author uses, and a specific, familiar—well, trope—that sees use in a lot of works.

It's like Shrug of God, Sure, Why Not?, etc.
12:14:55 PM May 12th 2012
^It must be in the story in order to be a tool.
02:39:22 PM Mar 27th 2017
edited by Emptybee
So then what if it is in the story? Because I just ran across an entry where someone misapplied Adaptation Name Change when the story was actually Jossedóbut since we can't use Jossed as a trope, they weren't exactly in the wrong either. So what trope are we supposed to use in that situation?
03:15:12 PM Dec 11th 2011
I don't like how it sounds. Can you rename it sunk or poofed?
11:12:51 PM Mar 18th 2012
I agree. A new trope name would be nice.

People also run straight to WMG pages to post Jossed the moment something is "Jossed", so reading down the WMG, seeing "Jossed" with no explanation over and over again gets grating.

Also people "thoughtfully" put "Jossed" in a spoiler tag so it looks like this:
  • Jossed
As if it isn't easy to figure out what that is! At least add some more words so the spoiler could be anything!

So yeah, this is a real trope/trivia, but it needs a better name and better usage rules.
11:50:29 AM May 12th 2012
Uh, guys, "Jossed" looks and sounds just fine. It even sounds similar to words with similar meaning: "messed", "tossed", "waxed", "off'ed", etc.

As for the meaning—"fan theory gets shot down" doesn't sound good or work very well. Really, just click on the hypertexted word (or open it in a new tab) and you'll have your definition in five seconds. If every word's definition could be instantly understood just by looking at the word, language wouldn't work.

09:34:59 AM Dec 2nd 2012
No, it doesn't. It sounds ridiculous. Not to mention it actually evokes the idea of Joss Whedon, which is terrible in and of itself.
03:28:45 AM Sep 29th 2014
I know I'm kinda late to the discussion, but I didn't even know "Jossed" was named after Joss Whedon. And yes, it does sound like something was "Thrown" or "Tossed."
01:58:47 PM Dec 9th 2011
The entry about "El Goonish Shive" says: "the picture seen above is a [...]". Where is that picture?
12:39:19 AM Jan 17th 2012
Yeah, where DID that picture go? It was a pretty good picture for this trope!
09:07:18 PM May 29th 2010
-Z-: After Nunally came back from being nuked ON CAMERA, I don't believe anyone in that show is dead.
01:47:59 AM Mar 11th 2010
edited by SickleYield
  • This Troper managed to mostly avoid this with Warcraft fanfiction, thanks to vague canon regarding some races (specifically harpies) and one very persistent reviewer who kept feeding me World of Warcraft canon reference pages despite my refusal to play an MMORPG. Otherwise I'd have been up a creek with the suggestion that Orcs were an androgynous warrior race when Bethsoft decided to Retcon in a bunch of porn stars with creature heads as females of the species.
09:04:53 PM May 29th 2010
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-error, wasn't supposed to be a reply
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