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Acebrock from So-Cal Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Aug 30th 2015 at 2:53:49 PM

^ Here's the discussion you're referring to

By the looks of it, they redefined both tropes, and created a never-launched YKTTW called Harmless same-sex crush, which I think would be a legitimate trope, perhaps as a supertrope to Romantic Two-Girl Friendship but never created a Class S Romantic Two-Girl Friendship page (though class s is a redirect to Romantic Two-Girl Friendship). Not sure about any other actions not mentioned in the thread though

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
Aug 31st 2015 at 4:57:29 PM

Wait we don't have a Class S page? that is rather odd, its a pretty big deal.

A page like that would be extremely educational to westerners on many animes.

shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Aug 31st 2015 at 5:29:15 PM

This is clearly something we need dearly. It would help stop a lot of trying to shoehorn it into other tropes. Memers, would you mind shepherding the YKTTW? I don't know the subject well enough to do it justice.

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
Aug 31st 2015 at 6:41:10 PM

Oh god, umm I am not exactly the most knowledgeable on the subject. I have just watched a few series and seen the typical upset western reactions to it, I have seen people post entire research projects devoted to the subject but I have never actually read them.

Might take some time I guess but I have been pretty busy lately.

shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Aug 31st 2015 at 7:04:24 PM

We don't need research project reactions to them. We just need enough of it to explain the trope. It looks like we can probably salvage quite a bit from the descriptions we already have.

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
Acebrock from So-Cal Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Sep 5th 2015 at 5:52:17 PM

I've gone ahead and created a YKTTW for Class S here if anyone wants to help. I'm not familiar with the concept, but I would personally love to see all the shoehorning on various other tropes go away, which is why I started it myself.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
nrjxll Relationship Status: Not war
Nov 5th 2015 at 2:32:21 PM

So a recent discussion in Ask The Tropers has made me wonder: is Those Two Guys a case of this? The description seems built around school series, particularly - given all the stuff about Those Two Guys having to be "normal" people - Ordinary High-School Student-type school adventure series. But the majority of the character trope described seems like it could appear in a much larger number of series types, and I think the examples on the page bear this out.

DragonQuestZ The Other Troper from Somewhere in California
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Nov 5th 2015 at 2:44:09 PM

Would it be okay to talk about expanding some tropes to include other media?

For example it looks like Themed Stock Board Game could include examples in other media, as I've seen plenty of video games do this.

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Nov 22nd 2015 at 2:14:08 AM

Acceptable Breaks from Reality is inexplicably video game-centric.

edited 22nd Nov '15 2:14:34 AM by YasminPerry

Zyffyr from Portland, Oregon Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Nov 22nd 2015 at 8:40:41 AM

It is only "Video Game Centric" because there are a large number of video game oriented tropes that are Acceptable Breaks from Reality. There are plenty of more general tropes in that list, and nothing in the description that suggests it is primarily a video game only thing.

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