Main Stripperiffic Discussion

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02:52:58 PM Jan 27th 2015
  • Simpler yet: most Iron Age Celts' only garment was a big piece of cloth wrapped round the shoulders and hips and held in place with a pin or two and a belt. Not practical for fighting in, and if you survived, you didn't want it hacked to bits. Much better to leave it behind and look macho.

I am tempted to scrap the entirety of the celtic example from the word go. The only source of it is Caesar who refers to Poseidonius too much to be trusted, woad as body paint or tattoo dye is dangerous nonsense, the iron age celts did not only wear a tartan, the english word breeches being one of the very small handful of words english borrows from celtic languages, and we're talking about cultures who invented chainmail.
04:26:57 AM Feb 8th 2014
If, according to Tropemanteau, "Stripperiffic" is "stripper + terrific", then why does this trope's name double the "f" in the "-ific" suffix?
05:37:03 AM Feb 8th 2014
I think it's a pronunciation thing - it sounds more like "ff".
11:58:54 AM Oct 14th 2012
Why is Batgirl's costume stripperiffic? It looks just as impractical as Batman's and Robin's outfit but it doesn't actually reveal anything.
07:21:38 PM Apr 17th 2013
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It's more leather and skin tight right? If that's the case, then remove it. There's other tropes that describe that.
08:54:34 AM Mar 8th 2012
Why does Thong of Shielding now redirect here? It's a common enough element of revealing clothing to have its own article.
11:22:20 PM Feb 2nd 2012
I always thought that a good way to discourage male writers (and heck, maybe even female ones) from making characters in skimpy outfits is to spam them with mail of fat people cosplaying as the characters. Then again, it may not always work...
09:25:44 AM Jul 5th 2011
The image of Power Girl asking Superman to "fill her hole" is a photoshop. I've deleted the reference, please don't re-add it.
10:43:01 AM Feb 3rd 2011
What is Stripperiffic actually about? Is it just women being sexily attired in battle, or men or women being sexed-up in battle, or is it more generally a trend to sex-up characters of one or either gender in inappropriate contexts?
11:04:59 AM Feb 3rd 2011
edited by MrDeath
It's about wearing outfits that are more revealing than is practical for the situation—like a chainmail bikini instead of actual armor.
05:13:13 PM Jan 14th 2011
The fourth paragraph from the bottom is a complete mess. I can't make heads or tails of it.
05:52:35 PM Jan 16th 2011
Oh, come on, it can't be that ba- holy moly, what is with that paragraph? I'm just deleting it until someone reconstitutes it into legibility.
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