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A while ago, I asked and was granted permission to split the Joshikousei trope into the Sailor Fuku trope and a trope about schoolgirl slice of life series (this is the only evidence of that discussion that I could find unfortunately). I created the first trope, but I was unsure if making the second one was really a good idea given the lack of other subcategories for slice of life series. I apologize for not taking this action earlier, but since I did not, I do not know if it would be appropriate for me to go along with creating the second trope without proof that people approved of making it and cutlisting Joshikousei
Anyway, the real questions I have here are whether Joshikousei has any value as a trope and if I should go to YKTTW with Schoolgirl Slice Of Life in its place.
Personally, I do not believe that Japanese School Girl is a real trope and that seems to me to be what Joshikousei is right now.
I realize that I do not have much experience with this kind of thing though and I am open to hearing reasons why that trope should continue to be around.
edited 31st Dec '10 11:56:56 AM by LouieW
Schoolgirl Slice of Life sounds like a legitimate genre category to me. There certainly seem to be enough examples.
I thought the plan was to have Joshikousei be the Sailor Fuku trope (with one of the terms the redirect) and for the creation of new school girl slice of life trope.
Otherwise we just split a trope into a viable trope and a non-viable trope that we are now going to cut. Which does not make any sense.
the original plan (as far as I know) was to split Joshikousei into Sailor Fuku and Schoolgirl Slice Of Life. I made the first trope, but I was lazy and put off creating the second one. Thus, we still have a Joshikousei trope and I wanted to get permission to recommend that to be cut again rather than put it on the cutlist without any warning.
I realize that I might be being overcautious here, but I wondered if anyone actually had a reason to keep Joshikousei.
Anyway, I will go ahead with the Schoolgirl Slice Of Life trope in YKTTW.
edited 31st Dec '10 7:02:29 PM by LouieW
My suggestion is to make Schoolgirl Slice Of Life and then rather than cutlisting Joshiwhateveritis, make it into a disambiguation page; something like "If you're looking for the outfit, it's at Sailor Fuku; if you're looking for the genre, it's at Schoolgirl Slice Of Life." 406 inbound links is a lot to break in one fell swoop.
edited 31st Dec '10 7:14:13 PM by Madrugada
I did not know we could actually make disambiguation pages, but that sounds reasonable to me.
If someone else wants to take the lead on this he or she can by the way. I just figure that I might as well take responsibility for it since I was supposed to do it the first time.
edited 31st Dec '10 7:32:06 PM by LouieW
Take a look at Pettanko for a good example of what you're doing. It's set up the way Foxy Mod proposes.
edited 31st Dec '10 8:15:14 PM by shimaspawn
Whatever trope gets launched can it please have an english title?
The manga/anime series High School Girls should probably be added to that disambigulation page as well, since its Japanese name is literally Joshikousei.
Actually, looking at that page it only has 28 wicks and 9 inbound. Maybe we should move that over to the anime namespace and clear up the High School Girls page in mainspace.
I admit that I am a bit confused about how to make the disambiguation page. Should I basically take the current Joshikousei trope, cut the examples, and add "If you're looking for the outfit, it's at Sailor Fuku; if you're looking for the genre, it's at Schoolgirl Slice Of Life." or something like that? Might it be a better idea to make Joshikousei a redirect of some kind and have High School Girls be the title of the disambiguation page?
edited 2nd Jan '11 11:51:56 AM by LouieW
All a disambiguation page does is say "We have several pages that are all related to this name. Pick the one you're looking for from this list". It's basically a really, really small index.
The disambiguation page should always be the ambiguous term itself, since looking for that term is what's going to run into the ambiguity. It should not have examples or anything more than a minimal explanation of the pages it's listing. So after the other two pages are both launched, and all the examples on the current page have been properly re-distributed between them, delete all the examples from Joshiwhatever and replace the current description with something along the lines of
"The term Joshiwhosits strictly refers to the Japanese sailor-suit-like school uniform, but it is also used to refer to the genre of schoolgirl slice-of-life anime.
If you're looking for examples of the uniform itself, that's at Sailor Fuku. If you're looking for the page about the genre, that's at Schoolgirl Slice Of Life."
edited 2nd Jan '11 12:42:00 PM by Madrugada
Hmm, well, from what I understand, Joshi Kousei is about the Japanese cultural archetype of a female high school student. And Sailor Fuku is just about a specific associated outfit, right? And we have a possible article for a genre, "Schoolgirl Slice of Life"? Now, I don't think these "outfit" and "genre" articles detract everything from Joshi Kousei's territory.. so I think all three are able to co-exist with each other.
Thanks for the help here. I am thinking that it would be a good idea to hold off on making that page until the Schoolgirl Slice Of Life trope is launched.
Happy Mask Man,
I believe I understand what you are saying, but as the trope is currently used (based on the examples on its page), I do not see anything that is unique to Joshikousei that would not fit better in either Sailor Fuku or the trope I purposed. I would be interested to hear any reasons you have for keeping the trope as is though. Personally, I think that in its current form it is essentially "Japanese high school girl," which in my opinion is not a trope.
edited 2nd Jan '11 1:51:57 PM by LouieW
Well, in its current form, Joshi Kousei is a useful notes page with examples. That kind of page is common for concepts that demand explanation and are simple enough to list examples of, but don't have quite the substance to be proper tropes on their own. Some similar pages include Roma and Les Cops Sportif. So even if you do not think it is really a trope, it is functioning quite healthily as what it is.
If you want distinction between the pages, Joshi Kousei is a page about the Japanese female high school student archetype. Sailor Fuku is a particular outfit associated with JK. You don't have to wear the outfit to be a JK. And you don't have to be a JK to wear the outfit. Similarly, you can't expect every series with JK to fall under "slice of life". All of these pages have their own uses.
Also, while you might not think that "Japanese School Girl" is a trope, the concept of a school girl does seem to be a dominant archetype in Japanese media. Archetypes are tropes. Don't think of the trope as "Japanese School Girl". Think of it as "The common archetype of the school girl in Japanese media" which is a trope.
I'm bowing out now, because you guys are discussing things I have insufficient knowledge to contribute meaningfully to.
You know, we can probably keep the useful notes aspect of the page and still make it a disambiguation page. Just cut the examples.
The thing is, the page as it is right now looks like it might be a seperate trope from any of the proposed ones. It's about a certain character archetype that is common in Japanese media that we don't have another trope for, but we've got a lot of subtropes for. Things like Huge Schoolgirl are subtropes of this trope as written. It just needs a bit more on how they're commonly portrayed in media and a bit less of a linguistics lesson.
Happy Mask Man,
I hope I did not come off as harsh earlier, I might have gotten too worked up about this thing.
I do think that the trope could still work without examples though, but I am interested in hearing more reasons to keep them.
edited 2nd Jan '11 8:10:28 PM by LouieW
I think we should limit it to just school girls where no one else in the cast is a school girl. Things like Inuyasha where the cast consists of a bunch of demons with magical powers... and a Japanese school girl. Shows that are entirely set in schools would fall under the slice of life.
Shimaspawn, I disagree, I think we should keep all examples fitting in Happy Mask Man's comment :
"If you want distinction between the pages, Joshi Kousei is a page about the Japanese female high school student archetype. Sailor Fuku is a particular outfit associated with JK. You don't have to wear the outfit to be a JK. And you don't have to be a JK to wear the outfit. Similarly, you can't expect every series with JK to fall under "slice of life". All of these pages have their own uses. "
, because series such as Tokimeki Memorial, Mitsumete Knight and Love Plus don't have the specific aspect of Schoolgirl Slice Of Life, while there's an ensemble of High School Girls, and the HSG trope extremely strong in all of those work, with Tokimeki Memorial even having it as one of its main points. Mitsumete Knight has the least strong of the three, since the story's focus is the war you're fighting for as a mercenary, but when you have a third of the cast composed of HS Gs, various Events related to their school life, and two of those girls (Sophia and Raizze, with Raizze being an enemy spy who became an HSG for an easy cover) being the central heroines of the story, you know that element can't be missed.
I can be ok with that argument. You seem to know a bit more about the subject than I do. Any chance you can help tighten up the description on the current page some?
I found the old crowner in case anyone was wondering how this was decided earlier. I suppose I could also set up another crowner or something, but I think this one gives one a decent idea of what people in this subforum thought about the original split.
edited 4th Jan '11 3:36:26 PM by LouieW
^^ I'd be glad to be of help to you, Shimaspawn, but quite frankly, I'm not that versed in that trope either, and I don't know how I could improve the description (aside from adding a paragraph suggesting redirecting Sailor Fuku and Schoolgirl Slice Of Life-specific examples there. BTW, if we create the second trope, maybe Joshikousei could become the Super-Trope of the other two).
In fact, as it is I don't find any problem with it, it's a Useful Notes page after all. If you could guide me on what would be needed to improve it, I could try and see what I can do.
edited 6th Jan '11 5:15:37 PM by AceNoctali
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