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RobinZimm
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06:44:57 PM Aug 14th 2010
Y'know, it occurs to me that we could play with the actual purpose of the page. For example:

Basic Trope: Something that happens all the time is called a trope.
  • Straight: Alice suggests "People Watch TV" as a trope.
  • Exaggerated: Alice makes a long list of ordinary activities, sprinkled with declarations of How Did We Miss This One?.
  • Justified: Alice is new to TV Tropes, and isn't quite sure what a trope is.
  • Inverted: ???
  • Subverted: After a back-and-forth in the YKTTW comments, it becomes obvious that Alice has a tropeable idea in mind, but worded it badly.
  • Double Subverted: After it gets launched, it gets subject to severe Trope Decay that undermines the specificity.
  • Parodied: Alice makes a humorous writeup of the "People Watch TV" 'trope' on the forum.
  • Deconstructed: ???
  • Reconstructed: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: ???
  • Enforced: Alice is a troll.
  • Lampshaded: "I know this shows up a lot, but..."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
SonicLover
07:23:00 PM Aug 14th 2010
True. I found the literal version of this trope quite fun to play with, though. Is there any way we could accommodate both?
SonicLover
07:29:04 PM Aug 14th 2010
And if you're wondering about Inverted, take a peek at this YKTTW.
RobinZimm
07:51:29 PM Aug 14th 2010
I was seriously considering having both consecutively on the page.
SonicLover
05:06:15 AM Aug 15th 2010
I know just how to do it.
RobinZimm
09:22:19 AM Aug 15th 2010
Excellent!
BlackWolfe
05:37:10 AM Oct 16th 2010
How's that for an Exploited Trope?
SonicLover
05:39:35 AM Oct 16th 2010
Please start a new topic of discussion if you're going to change the subject. That's what the "add a new topic" button below is for.
unokkun
06:20:40 PM Jun 13th 2012
I wonder if something like "Alice writes a story about a town where sitting on chairs is considered bad etiquette" (and so effectively giving a meaning to PSOC) would count as an inversion of the figurative PSOC.
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