01:32:11 PM Oct 23rd 2016
edited by gozerian
edited by gozerian
Re the section Tropes that originated in this time period: Just reading over this list, a few are standing out to me as having much older origins. For instance: Affably Evil: this is a minor example, maybe, but Antinous from Homer's Odyssey leapt to mind. Also Dionysus from The Bacchae. Anti-Hero: couldn't Achilles be read as an anti-hero, based on the definition provided? Befriending the Enemy: In the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the oldest stories on record, Gilgamesh befriends his initial enemy, Enkidu. This may be the wrong place to post, but I wasn't sure how to address this, since making adjustments to this page also necessitates updating the pages for older periods.
01:34:40 AM Jan 5th 2016
Crossposting this from the discussion page at Older Than Radio: To the people editing this and also the other The Oldest Ones in the Book indices: The rules of How to Write an Example apply; entries should not be mere Zero Context Examples. Also, tropes are patterns of storytelling; that something occurs in Real Life does not establish a trope. Entries like this
- Mega Corp..: The various European East India Companies, with the first founded in England in 1600 and the second in the Netherlands in 1602.
04:19:11 PM Nov 12th 2012
06:14:16 PM Apr 16th 2012
Bad, bad title! Bad title! The way this trope is named suggests "Older than Valve's Steam platform" i.e. prior to 2003. You need a different trope name friends.
07:24:40 PM Apr 16th 2012
I know it could be taken that way, but I just (like, this month) went through all the examples and wicks, and there was only one example of misuse from somebody who thought it applied to modern games. Without a pattern of misuse, it really doesn't need a rename. If such misuse does become a problem in the future, though, I'd probably take it to Trope Repair Shop.
01:46:16 AM Apr 19th 2012
Firstly, steam has been ever since water. Secondly Heron created a door opening device and a fire engine based on steam.
11:15:53 AM Jul 23rd 2012
I believe The Oldest Ones in the Book explains the naming convention at the bottom of the page. Short version: It means Older Than The Time When Steam Power Was Widely Economically And Culturally Significant.