11:53:01 AM Sep 4th 2013
This page seems like it needs a fairly thorough cull. From the trope description, it sounds like the trope can only apply in works where there is some level of Fourth Wall Awareness, and plenty of example don't fit that requirement.
02:41:04 PM Dec 16th 2016
The problem being that we don't have a better trope for people who act and react with the expectation that things will be like a certain genre or they have a certain specific role without identifying themselves as in a story or discussing tropes, and this is common enough and has enough storytelling connotations that it suggests we either need a YKTTW for that, or to expand this trope's definition.
08:02:12 AM Jul 19th 2013
I've split this page due to size (~407,000 characters) based on this thread.
09:30:12 PM Nov 19th 2010
Would it be fair to say that all or most Shoot the Shaggy Dog stories involve this?