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Someone tells people fighting (or about to fight) to leave the area, or the fighters decide to do so themselves. (Title crowner closed after Unsung withdrew the complaint, prepping for launch)

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Miss_Desperado on Mar 28th 2018 at 6:53:16 AM
Last Edited By:
gropcbf on Sep 16th 2018 at 8:20:20 AM
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Moss: *slaps Roy* How dare you call my sexy wife a bitch!
Roy: Do you want to take this outside?
Moss: With pleasure, Sir!

When two or more characters are about to fight or in the middle of fighting, a bystander will interrupt and ask them to take the fight outside. Alternatively, as an overlap with Let's Fight Like Gentlemen, one of the fighters could suggest settling the score outside. Either way, the usual concern is to avoid unnecessary damage to Innocent Bystanders and the building's interior.

This can overlap with Do Wrong, Right if the interrupter starts with seemingly disapproving of fighting at all, only to switch to shooing the fighters outside.

Compare and contrast Get Out!, which declares someone to be no longer welcome but doesn't have to involve physical fighting. Compare and contrast Getting the Boot, which involves physical removal of unwelcome characters regardless of the reason they're unwelcome. When this trope is averted, see Fighting in All the Wrong Places Index.

Will be indexed on Fight Scene.


Examples:

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    Anime and Manga 
  • One Piece: Sanji in later chapters meets his estranged father, Judge (that's his name), and they get into a heated argument about how Sanji doesn't fit into the family. In the end, Judge tells Sanji that they'll settle things outside. Cue fight scene.
  • In Ranma
    • Kuno attacks Ranma in the highschool hallway, before Ranma points out this was no place for a fight and convinces him to head outside. But Ranma decides on the fastest way out, jumping out of a second floor window.
    • When Ranma and Pantyhose Taro are in the Cat Cafe and both ready to tear each other apart, Cologne has them take the fight outside by sending them both flying out of the building with a strike of her staff.
  • Various of the Dragon Ball Z movies and OVAs are about the new enemies taking cities and wreaking havok. Then, the Z-Warriors convince them to fight outside the city, thus saving the citizens from an imminent destruction.
  • In Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Mord causes trouble for Bell's group, trying to get him to join up with his party so he'd have access to his waitress friends. Lyu tells him to get lost and when he keeps persisting while insulting Bell, Lyu painfully clamps his fingers down. Angered, Mord tries to attack while declaring he wouldn't go easy on her just because she was a woman. However Mama Mia, the tavern head, slams her fist down on the table, breaking it, and tells them if they were going to fight they were to take it outside. Not wanting to incite her wrath, Mord and his party leaves.
  • Played with in Hellsing. Alexander Anderson storms Hellsing HQ ready to tear Alucard apart, with the feelings mutual on Alucard's side. However Seras intentionally escorts a group of tourist bystanders through the hall inbetween the two Blood Knights. Alucard then muses this wasn't an appropriate location for a fight, so the two of them put away their weapons and call it off for another day.
  • Happens a few times in Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, between Tohru and Elma.
    • When Elma first debuts she challenges Tohru to a battle in Kobayashi's home. However Tohru manages to trick Elma by invoking this, opening up a portal to where they were supposed to fight and after Elma steps through she closes the portal. Elma finds she's on another continent and spends all day returning back to Kobayashi's house.
    • While the main cast are on a train, Tohru and Elma start bickering again for no reason and look like they're about to tear each other apart, to which Lucoa tells them to fight outside.

    Film — Live-Action 
  • Superman II. Superman does this twice, once as Clark Kent and once as Superman.
    • After Superman has been de-powered, he travels with Lois Lane in Clark Kent guise. When a man acts rudely toward them in a diner, he asks the man "Excuse me, sir, would you care to step outside?" twice. As they start to go outside to fight, the man hits him from behind and knocks him down. The man then brutally beats him up inside the diner.
    • While the three Kryptonian supervillains are inside the Daily Planet building, Superman appears outside a window and says to General Zod, "General, would you care to step outside?" Zod and his minions leave the building and engage Superman in a battle that ends in a draw and Superman flying away.
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine: When Wolverine finds his brother in a bar, the bartender nervously says, "Guys, whatever this is, take it outside." The brothers don't listen and a Bar Brawl ensues. They wreck the place, which is exactly what the bartender was trying to prevent.
  • Road House: Subverted in the opening. Dalton is attacked by an unruly patron with a knife, so he suggests that they "take it outside". As soon as they set foot out the door, Dalton simply instructs his bouncers to form a human wall to keep them out. More generally, Dalton later advises the bouncers working under him in his new job at the Double Deuce to never start a fight inside the bar to deal with troublemakers unless it's absolutely necessary.
  • "Hey, outside," barks Jeb to Jack Reacher after Jack blew off town trollop Sandy. She responds by rallying her regulars into a band of five mooks to issue Jack a comeuppance. As a courtesy, Jack gives the thugs a chance to stand down, since they're about to engage a retired U.S. Army Special Forces officer. Bullying a Dragon proves a big mistake, so the floozy flees.
  • John Wick: Chapter 2: John and Cassian's fight takes them crashing into the Continental, a ruthlessly enforced Truce Zone hotel. The manager politely requires them to enjoy a drink at the bar and then complete their altercation somewhere else.

    Literature 
  • Played With in Life, the Universe and Everything. Thor takes offense at Arthur interrupting his conversation with Trillian at the flying party. As the situation escalates, Arthur asks Thor if he wants to step outside. Thor agrees and does so. Arthur does not follow, and resumes talking with Trillian.
  • In the first chapter of Trapped, Philemon and the other Misfits are enjoying a drink when they are accosted by a bunch of drunk sailors who take exception to being told that they smell bad. Mindful of the damage they could do, the Misfits lead the sailors outside for the ensuing fight, telling the barkeep to keep their drinks for them.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In The Twilight Zone (1959) episode entitled "The Bewitchin' Pool", Sport and Jeb enter the titular pool at the behest of a boy named Wit, who appeared there suddenly while their parents were arguing. They descend to a place for unloved children and meet "Aunt T" an elderly, loving matriarch. Wit makes a comment that upsets Sport and she resolves to fight him. Aunt T calmly hands them each a pair of boxing gloves and tells them to go outside, fight fair and to avoid hitting below the belt. She then turns to Jeb and asks for help frosting the cake she's made. Sport asks to help too only for Aunt T to reply "But I thought you two were gonna beat each other up." Wit and Sport inform her that they'd rather frost the cake instead.
  • On Cheers, Woody gets into an argument with a snooty attendee at a high society function and they agree to settle it with a fight at Cheers. When they decide that they can't hold the fight in the main room, they move it...to the pool room. (Note: this is where Woody's relationship with Kelly begins.)
  • In Kamen Rider Double, Shotaro is having a friendly conversation with another patron at the barber shop. They keep just missing getting to see each other's faces for some time. When Shotaro realizes he's been chatting with The Dragon, we get the following as the poor owner can only look on in confusion:
    Kirihiko/Nazca Dopant: You!
    Shotaro: YOU!
    Kirihiko: Let's take this outside!
  • In Space Sheriff Gavan every fight is taken to Another Dimension.
  • The IT Crowd provides the page quote. When Jen (who is single) is invited to a party hosted by an old friend from school, Moss pretends to be her husband. Roy later shows up at the party in an attempt to convince an Abhorrent Admirer that he's dating Jen and the two men get into an argument; each man tries to convince the crowd that Jen is their partner. Roy eventually calls Jen a "bitch" for 'cheating' on him, which causes Moss to slap him in defense of his 'wife's' honour. Roy asks Moss whether he wants to take the fight outside, and when the pair step outside they decide keeping up their ruses is too difficult and they sprint home.
    Moss: *slaps Roy* How dare you call my sexy wife a bitch!
    Roy: Do you want to take this outside?
    Moss: With pleasure, Sir!

    Tabletop Games 
  • Dungeons & Dragons. In the 1st Ed. AD&D module T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil, it's possible for the opposing deities Iuz and St. Cuthbert to both be summoned to the same area. If this happens, they will not fight inside the Temple (and in front of their followers). Instead, they will mutually agree to leave the area and settle their differences elsewhere.

    Video Games 
  • The Scott Pilgrim game has the fight against Todd Ingram taken outside the club that Stage 3 takes place in.
  • Downplayed in Dragon Age: Origins, where the player has the option of fighting one of Loghain's emissaries just outside the entrance to Orzammar. If the player decides to fight said emissary, the dwarven guard will tell them to fight away from the entrance, and the fight will begin a fair distance away from the entrance.

    Web Animation 
  • Played with in ASDF Movie, which features two rowdy types in a bar with drinks looking like they're about to get into a fight, with one of them, in a very serious tone, suggests 'taking this outside', to which the other replies in just as serious a tone 'Sure!'. One cut later, with both of them outside, and the Bait-and-Switch is apparent:
    Rowdy guy number 1: (still in pre-fight tone of voice) Wow! What a lovely evening!
    Rowdy guy number 2: (Also still in pre-fight voice) This was a really great idea!

    Western Animation 

Feedback: 80 replies

Mar 30th 2018 at 9:42:10 PM

I could use some help changing the thesis of the description to not be an example. Suggestions are welcome.

Mar 30th 2018 at 11:58:43 PM

"When two characters are about to fight, a third party will ask them to take the fight outside."

"There's no Bait And Switch involved..."

Mar 31st 2018 at 1:02:19 AM

...No offense, but isn't this a little People Sit On Chairs?

Mar 31st 2018 at 1:02:41 AM

What about it's one of the fighters who tells the other to take it outside?

Apr 1st 2018 at 2:15:56 PM

4tell0life4 that could work, too, but expanding the draft to cover that concept as well would necessitate a rename. Any suggestions?

Edit: What if I renamed this to Take The Imminent Fight Outside ?

Apr 1st 2018 at 6:08:19 PM

OK, Taking The Imminent Fight Outside. Boos? Yays? Other suggestions?

Apr 1st 2018 at 11:11:23 PM

  • One Piece: Sanji in later chapters meets his estranged father, Judge (that's his name), and they get into a heated argument about how Sanji doesn't fit into the family. In the end, Judge tells Sanji that they'll settle things outside. Cue fight scene.

Apr 4th 2018 at 3:53:33 AM

Getting a yay from me. ASDF Movie features two rowdy types in a bar with drinks looking like they're about to get into a fight, with one of them, in a very serious tone, suggests 'taking this outside', to which the other replies in just as serious a tone 'Sure!'. One cut later, with both of them outside, and the Bait And Switch is apparent:

Rowdy guy number 1: (still in pre-fight tone of voice) Wow! What a lovely evening!
Rowdy guy number 2: (Also still in pre-fight voice) This was a really great idea!

Apr 4th 2018 at 4:25:47 PM

Perhaps gotta a dd a bit of detail that Sanji and Judge were talking inside their family's home ship (they live in the seas), and "outside" refers to the ship's outdoors.

Apr 4th 2018 at 7:55:32 PM

^ ??? I've never seen One Piece and I'm having trouble visualizing what you described... are there nautical terms for what you're talking about?

Apr 4th 2018 at 10:44:38 PM

^ They were talking in the ship's interior, then Judge suggested to take it outdoors. I'm making it simple because going into details for One Piece would be confusing for those who aren't familiar.

Apr 4th 2018 at 11:18:34 PM

  • In Ranma One Half, when Ranna and Pantyhose Taro are in the Cat Cafe and both ready to tear each other apart, Cologne has them take the fight outside by sending them both flying out of the building with a strike of her staff.

Apr 6th 2018 at 7:28:32 AM

Anime and Manga:

  • Various of the Dragon Ball Z movies and OV As are about the new enemies taking cities and making havok. Then, the Z-Warriors convice them to fight outside the city and so save the citizens of an imminent destruction.

Apr 6th 2018 at 9:58:06 AM

I think "Bringing The Fight Outside" sounds more natural.

Or just "Taking The Fight Outside". That "imminent" just sounds forced.

Apr 7th 2018 at 7:26:51 PM

Hmm, I'm gonna wait for more votes on the name before making changes to it.

Apr 7th 2018 at 9:49:53 PM

Taking The Fight Outside would mean it'd count cases where the fight was already underway. But I think those examples should count, too.

Apr 9th 2018 at 8:40:48 PM

^ You have a point. Changing the name now.

Apr 10th 2018 at 1:40:40 AM

The Laconic needs to be shorter.

Apr 11th 2018 at 10:20:28 AM

^ Agreed, but I'm suffering from writer's block. Suggestions?

Apr 13th 2018 at 1:25:57 AM

^ "Someone tells people fighting (or about to fight) to leave the area, or the fighters decide to do so themselves."

Apr 13th 2018 at 8:42:58 PM

"What's going on here?" "Ah, they're blowing up a city!" "We need to go to place that's completely desolate, and would never be in real life at all, and is huge, and a bajillion miles wide, and it's nowhere to be found on Earth but it's right over there!"
DBZ In A Nutshell, Newgrounds.com

Apr 16th 2018 at 9:10:51 PM

^ I don't like that quote, I'd rather have something shorter.

Apr 16th 2018 at 9:21:54 PM

  • The Scott Pilgrim game has the fight against Todd Ingram taken outside the club that Stage 3 takes place in.

Apr 17th 2018 at 2:28:40 AM

  • Capitalized the title.
  • Examples section
    • Italicized work names as per How To Write An Example - Emphasis For Work Names.
    • Changed "making havok" to "wreaking havok".

Apr 17th 2018 at 2:43:45 AM

Film

  • Superman II. Superman does this twice, once as Clark Kent and once as Superman.
    • After Superman has been de-powered, he travels with Lois Lane in Clark Kent guise. When a man acts rudely toward them in a diner, he asks the man "Excuse me, sir, would you care to step outside?" twice. As they start to go outside to fight, the man hits him from behind and knocks him down. The man then brutally beats him up inside the diner.
    • While the three Kryptonian supervillains are inside the Daily Planet building, Superman appears outside a window and says to General Zod, "General, would you care to step outside?" Zod and his minions leave the building and engage Superman in a battle that ends in a draw and Superman flying away.

Apr 22nd 2018 at 1:11:41 AM

  • Road House: Subverted in the opening. Dalton is attacked by an unruly patron with a knife, so he suggests that they "take it outside". As soon as they set foot out the door, Dalton simply instructs his bouncers to form a human wall to keep them out. More generally, Dalton later advises the bouncers working under him in his new job at the Double Deuce to never start a fight inside the bar to deal with troublemakers unless it's absolutely necessary.

May 7th 2018 at 3:37:10 PM

Gosh, I nearly forgot about this. I'd appreciate constructive criticism on the name and description.

May 7th 2018 at 5:10:19 PM

  • In Robin Hood Friar Tuck, infuriated by the Sheriff of Nottingham stealing from the poor box, forcibly ejects him from the church and forces him into a sword fight. This turned out to be Batman Gambit however, as the Sheriff's cronies were waiting outside to help ambush him.

May 7th 2018 at 9:42:43 PM

^ I don't think that counts, there's no overlap with Lets Fight Like Gentlemen and Friar Tuck wasn't declaring his intent to fight specifically outside the church. That example fits better under Get Out.

Come to think of it, I need to contrast my idea with Get Out.

May 16th 2018 at 3:07:41 PM

Bumping for constructive criticism on the description.

May 19th 2018 at 8:41:33 PM

What should I index this on?

May 25th 2018 at 9:53:52 AM

I still need constructive criticism on the description. Even nitpicks are welcome.

Jun 2nd 2018 at 1:41:41 AM

  • In Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon, Mord causes trouble for Bell's group, trying to get him to join up with his party so he'd have access to his waitress friends. Lyu tells him to get lost and when he keeps persisting while insulting Bell, Lyu painfully clamps his fingers down. Angered, Mord tries to attack while declaring he wouldn't go easy on her just because she was a woman. However Mama Mia, the tavern head, slams her fist down on the table, breaking it, and tells them if they were going to fight they were to take it outside. Not wanting to incite her wrath, Mord and his party leaves.

Jun 26th 2018 at 3:46:59 PM

In The Twilight Zone 1959' episode entitled "The Bewitchin' Pool" Sport and Jeb enter the titular pool at the behest of a boy named Wit, who appeared there suddenly while their parents were arguing. They descend to a place for unloved children and meet "Aunt T" an elderly, loving matriarch. Wit makes a comment that upsets Sport and she resolves to fight him. Aunt T calmly hands them each a pair of boxing gloves and tells them to go outside, fight fair and to avoid hitting below the belt. She then turns to Jeb and asks for help frosting the cake she's made. Sport asks to help too only for Aunt T to reply "But I thought you two were gonna beat each other up." Wit and Sport inform her that they'd rather frost the cake instead.

Jul 2nd 2018 at 7:56:40 PM

^ Example added.

I found an example on the You Squared page that fits this trope but it might need the context tweaked before I can add it. I've never watched that show, so I can't do it myself.

  • In Kamen Rider Double, Shotaro is having a friendly conversation with another patron at the barber shop. They keep just missing getting to see each other's faces for some time. When Shotaro realizes he's been chatting with The Dragon, we get the following as the poor owner can only look on in confusion:
    Kirihiko/Nazca Dopant: You!
    Shotaro: YOU!
    Kirihiko: Let's take this outside!

Jul 8th 2018 at 9:33:49 PM

Live Action Television

  • On Cheers, Woody gets into an argument with a snooty attendee at a high society function and they agree to settle it with a fight at Cheers. When they decide that they can't hold the fight in the main room, they move it...to the pool room. (Note: this is where Woody's relationship with Kelly begins.)

Jul 9th 2018 at 2:13:27 PM

This is launching soon, if anybody has any objections, now's the time to voice them.

Jul 9th 2018 at 9:54:02 PM

  • A variation occurs in Dragon Age Origins, where the player has the option of fighting one of Loghain's emissaries just outside the entrance to Orzammar. If the player decides to fight said emissary, the dwarven guard will tell them to fight away from the entrance, and the fight will begin a fair distance away from the entrance.

Jul 11th 2018 at 9:09:36 PM

I know we're supposed to avoid using dialogue to name tropes, but this seems like a case where just calling the trope Take It Outside would actually make it more recognizable and easier to adopt than the more specific name.

Jul 12th 2018 at 10:16:08 AM

^ I disagree, "it" is an ambiguous pronoun that might get this draft mistaken for tropes like Appliance Defenestration. That and you yourself brought up the point that we're supposed to avoid using dialogue to name tropes.

Jul 12th 2018 at 10:29:24 AM

The point of not naming tropes to sound like dialogue is about recognition and visibility/adoption outside of this website. This seems like the opposite of that — taking a common bit of everyday speech and rendering it less immediately recognizable to fit the culture of TV Tropes. That might fit the letter of the rule, but seems against the spirit of it.

Jul 12th 2018 at 3:23:29 PM

Should we make a crowner? (I don't know how.)

Jul 18th 2018 at 1:43:49 PM

I asked the tropers and crowners seem to be broken right now. No word yet on the No New Stock Phrases question.

Jul 23rd 2018 at 8:17:30 PM

  • Played with in Hellsing. Alexander Anderson storms Hellsing HQ ready to tear Alucard apart, with the feelings mutual on Alucard's side. However Seras intentionally escorts a group of tourist bystanders through the hall inbetween the two Blood Knights. Alucard then muses this wasn't an appropriate location for a fight, so the two of them put away their weapons and call it off for another day.

Jul 25th 2018 at 4:41:36 PM

Film Live Action

  • "Hey, outside," barks Jeb to Jack Reacher after Jack blew off town trollop Sandy. She responds by rallying her regulars into a band of five mooks to issue Jack a comeuppance. As a courtesy, Jack gives the thugs a chance to stand down, since they're about to engage a retired U.S. Army Special Forces officer. Bullying A Dragon proves a big mistake, so the floozy flees.

Jul 25th 2018 at 9:40:36 PM

All right, I added a little more to the description in a belated attempt to address Twoeyesshort's concern.

Jul 26th 2018 at 10:06:20 AM

To continue the discussion on the title, I did an experiment and typed "take it outside" into the TV Tropes search bar. This very draft was at the top of the list. Therefore, I don't think visibility will be a problem if we keep the title "Taking the Fight Outside".

Jul 26th 2018 at 11:32:37 AM

The current search engine leans heavily on recent activity, from what I can tell. And I'm not really concerned about whether or not people can find it once they're already on this site looking for it, but about a vector for people from outside the site stumbling onto it.

Jul 26th 2018 at 2:54:18 PM

Just keep the current title.

Jul 27th 2018 at 12:18:48 AM

  • Happens a few times in Miss Kobayashis Dragon Maid, between Tohru and Elma.
    • When Elma first debuts she challenges Tohru to a battle in Kobayashi's home. However Tohru manages to trick Elma by invoking this, opening up a portal to where they were supposed to fight and after Elma steps through she closes the portal. Elma finds she's on another continent and spends all day returning back to Kobayashi's house.
    • While they main cast are on a train, Tohru and Elma start bickering again for no reason and look like they're about to tear each other apart, to which Lucoa tells them to fight outside.

Jul 27th 2018 at 6:53:50 PM

^^ Thank you, good to know someone agrees with me. ^ Example added.

Jul 28th 2018 at 2:32:14 AM

I honestly have no issue with the title. It's not a stock phrase and you can understand the trope without even reading the laconic.

  • In Ben 10 Omniverse, it's a bit of a Running Gag for Ben to get into fights with aliens while he's in the store of either Mr. Baumann or Pakmar where he predictably wrecks the whole store in the process. It got to the point where both shopkeepers not only want him to take the fight outside, but don't want him even setting foot in their stores period.

Jul 28th 2018 at 6:27:12 AM

It's not that this is unclear, but it's less concise. Take It Outside is just as clear, if not more immediately recognizable. Taking The Fight Outside feels like jumping through hoops to no real benefit. It's the larger trend, following the rules at the expense of visibility, that I think needs to be examined.

Jul 28th 2018 at 6:36:30 AM

^Tbh I agree, but the alternative sounds like a stock phrase.

Jul 29th 2018 at 9:59:38 PM

^ That's because it is a stock phrase.

Ignoring the "stock phrase" issue for a moment, I'd like to repeat that "it" is an ambiguous pronoun. "Take It Outside" might get confused for tropes like Appliance Defenestration and The Outside World.

Jul 29th 2018 at 10:09:39 PM

Jul 29th 2018 at 11:03:26 PM

I'd say the commonness of the idiom overrides that ambiguity, and I don't really think many people who are looking for tropes that mean "Throw It Out the Window" or "The World Outside One's Current Limited Surroundings" ("The Outside World" being idiomatic in its own right) are going to confuse them with this particular phrase. The value of actually having the trope name be the exact dialogue that it almost always is, which is catchier, more recognizable, and more concise, seems greater than that of choosing a clunkier name to avoid corner-case situations that are very easily cleared up.

Aug 4th 2018 at 3:59:43 PM

Please re-read reasons 1, 2, 3 and 4 on No New Stock Phrases. Reason 1 expressly says your idea for visibility won't work. Reasons 2 and 4 are for preventing quotes without context which happens to be my pet peeve. Reason 3 says that we're trying to trope the circumstances that prompt the phrase, not the phrase itself.

Reason 3 is my biggest reason for not changing the title, because this draft needs to capture the idea that, while it may be rude start a brawl in the first place, it's even ruder to do so indoors.

Aug 14th 2018 at 12:33:20 PM

^^ If it was only used as a stock phrase in those exact words, I might agree, but "take it outside" is just the simplest way of expressing a common idiom — "they took it outside", "let's take things outside", and "you and me are about to take this outside if you keep this up" are all common ways of saying the same thing, and the fact that "it" is a fight is pretty clear from context.

Taking The Fight Outside just seems like hypercorrection for the sake of avoiding a level of ambiguity that I don't think is really there, to any significant extent. The rules need to be interpreted, not just followed for their own sake. I'd still say that Take It Outside is clear, it's more concise, and it's not assuming that the reader isn't going to be familiar with a very common English phrase.

At any rate, I voted. We'll see where we land.

Aug 16th 2018 at 12:40:33 AM

  • Played With in Life The Universe And Everything. Thor takes offense at Arthur interrupting his conversation with Trillian at the flying party. As the situation escalates, Arthur asks Thor if he wants to step outside. Thor agrees and does so. Arthur does not follow, and resumes talking with Trillian.

Aug 17th 2018 at 9:50:17 PM

Literature

  • In the first chapter of Trapped, Philemon and the other Misfits are enjoying a drink when they are accosted by a bunch of drunk sailors who take exception to being told that they smell bad. Mindful of the damage they could do, the Misfits lead the sailors outside for the ensuing fight, telling the barkeep to keep their drinks for them.

Aug 19th 2018 at 12:01:47 AM

Since I seem to be the only one objecting to the current name and voting for the crowner is slow, I'll withdraw the complaint.

Aug 19th 2018 at 10:17:05 AM

Anyone have any suggestions for a page image or page quote? How about:

Moss: *slaps Roy* How dare you call my sexy wife a bitch!
Roy: Do you want to take this outside?
Moss: With pleasure, Sir!

edit: fixed formatting of the Shotaro/Kirihiko quote

Aug 19th 2018 at 9:33:32 PM

@Unsung: Finally!

@Clanger 00: How did I miss that format error? Thanks!

Aug 20th 2018 at 9:08:35 AM

No problemo. Also, I forgot to mention the example:

  • The IT Crowd provides the page quote. When Jen (who is single) is invited to a party hosted by an old friend from school, Moss pretends to be her husband. Roy later shows up at the party in an attempt to convince an Abhorrent Admirer that he's dating Jen and the two men get into an argument; each man tries to convince the crowd that Jen is their partner. Roy eventually calls Jen a "bitch" for 'cheating' on him, which causes Moss to slap him in defence of his 'wife's' honour. Roy asks Moss whether he wants to take the fight outside, and when the pair step outside they decide keeping up their ruses is too difficult and they sprint home.

Aug 20th 2018 at 2:26:44 PM

I have to close the crowner before I can launch this, right?

Aug 20th 2018 at 4:00:17 PM

^ Think only the mods can do that.

Also, there are enough examples that this should probably be folderized.

Aug 20th 2018 at 5:12:05 PM

I agree with natural. Folders would also get rid of the red link on Live action films. Other than that I think the trope is good to go.

Aug 20th 2018 at 8:48:11 PM

How Crowners Work So, now I should contact a moderator, right?

Aug 20th 2018 at 9:21:45 PM

Belated news: Folders are in place. News: I private-messaged Berrenta, I didn't know if that was the standard way to get help closing a crowner, but we'll see.

Aug 21st 2018 at 12:40:39 AM

Tabletop Games

  • Dungeons And Dragons. In the 1st Ed. AD&D module T1-4 The Temple Of Elemental Evil, it's possible for the opposing deities Iuz and St. Cuthbert to both be summoned to the same area. If this happens, they will not fight inside the Temple (and in front of their followers). Instead, they will mutually agree to leave the area and settle their differences elsewhere.

Aug 21st 2018 at 12:47:30 AM

  • Examples section
    • Added [[foldercontrol]] .

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