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eroock
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02:14:35 AM Dec 2nd 2017
edited by eroock
Overlong plot summaries on recap pages

The plot summaries on Stranger Things recap pages have grown to an immense size. Some of these Wall of Text fill six screens before you can reach the trope list. The question of what can be considered an appropriate size for recap summaries was discussed here and consensus was reached that a few paragraphs is enough. Remember, recap pages are no different from any other work pages. They should be primarily focused on tropes. I decided to helm the pruning of overlong episode summaries for Stranger Things. My aim is to keep the summaries within six paragraphs. See the size of Recap.Sherlock S 01 E 02 The Blind Banker for what I am having in mind. Problem is, there are no synopses out there that are about this size, they are either shorter or longer. Anybody here who wants to help with the task of coming up with this size of plot summaries? If not, I am gonna go with the shorter versions available online. Btw, if you love writing long summaries, I invite you to join www.strangerthings.wikia.com and apply your prowess there.
CaptainCrawdad
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04:01:01 PM Nov 6th 2017
To avoid an edit war, what does everyone else think of this entry?

  • Take That!: In the same way that the series creators show their appreciation for things by having one of the heroes express interest in it, they criticize other things by having someone with questionable tastes support it:
    • Ted Wheeler, who is shown to be out-of-touch on virtually every issue, has a prominent "Reagan-Bush '84" sign outside of the Wheeler house.
    • Bob, is a rather boring nerd and lacks the sophisticated geek tastes of the Party:
      • Immediately after Jonathon says that Kenny Rogers sucks, Bob comes in to proclaim that he loves Kenny Rogers.
      • Bob finds the mainstream comedy Mr. Mom to be hilarious, while everyone else is unimpressed.
Epicazeroth
06:15:40 PM Nov 7th 2017
Just about everyone in Hawkins seems to have a Reagan-Bush sign. It is a small rural town in Indiana after all.

IMO the examples about Bob are less about disparaging those specific works/people and more about showing that Bob's just generally kind of lame.
eroock
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12:15:07 PM Nov 6th 2017
"Bitchin'!"

Was this term common in 1985?
Synchronicity
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08:13:11 PM Nov 4th 2017
Can we update the spoiler policy on the page to just season 2 events?
eroock
08:29:17 PM Nov 4th 2017
edited by eroock
And spoil season 1 for those who haven't watched any of it?
Synchronicity
09:12:36 PM Nov 4th 2017
That is what the spoiler warning is for; some other shows on the wiki do it that way ("Beware, only [latest season] spoilers are marked" etc.). Just thinking that it's pretty awkward to write about Season 2 events when some entries still keep the existence of the Upside-Down a spoiler.
Epicazeroth
06:17:28 PM Nov 7th 2017
I agree. Most shows seem to operate on a policy of only spoiling the most current entry, and it only makes sense because otherwise you end up with a page that's 50% blacked out.
Synchronicity
06:34:22 PM Nov 7th 2017
edited by Synchronicity
^I think this page's mostly managed to avoid being overladen with spoilers, and that's because of the lack of character and episode tropes. The other advantage to that spoiler policy though is that what's spoilered out is consistent. On this page, some entries spoil Season 1 plot twists but others mention them offhand (eg. the Demogorgon's name being spoilered in No Name Given, but is out in the open in Spell My Name with a "The"; the Upside-Down a secret in Dark World, but mentioned in Trapped in Another World). Both are understandable given the time the entries were written, but I personally find it jarring.
eroock
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12:45:31 PM Nov 4th 2017
"Upside-Down" or "Upside Down"?

Currently we have two competing ways of writing it. Which one should we go with?
Optimus3264
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04:34:28 PM Jul 22nd 2017
Sorry if this is out of place but who the hell changed the Season 2 poster to the Season 1 poster!? Also if this is weird I have barely any experience in editing on TV Tropes and I created an account here purely for my love of this website
johnnye
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11:31:57 PM Oct 26th 2016
edited by johnnye
Anachronism Stew:
  • Will's rescue in the season 1 finale is scored to the Moby song "When It's Cold, I'd Like To Die," a song released twelve years after the season takes place from a musician who didn't get his proper start until 1991.
  • During the pool scene in "Chapter Seven: The Bathtub," Vangelis' Fields of Coral is played in the background, a song that would not be released until 1996.

It may be a common expectation of period pieces that they will use period music, but it's not actually a mistake for them to use non-period music on the soundtrack. Only the diegetic music "exists" within the world of the show, so only the diegetic music needs to be period-accurate. (Otherwise the use of an original score would be a production error...)
Everblaster
07:33:15 AM Oct 27th 2016
> It may be a common expectation of period pieces that they will use period music, but it's not actually a mistake for them to use non-period music on the soundtrack. Only the diegetic music "exists" within the world of the show, so only the diegetic music needs to be period-accurate. (Otherwise the use of an original score would be a production error...)

That's true. Moby's song is not a song that the characters are listening to, but the audience is.
Synchronicity
08:12:42 PM Nov 4th 2017
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