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shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Sep 8th 2011 at 8:24:13 PM

The trope is making a list of things with the third thing on the list being a combination of the first two things. The page image is taking two weapons and combining them into a combo-weapon. An actual image of the trope would be nice.

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
Sep 8th 2011 at 8:39:52 PM

Motion to pull.

Is something other than the trope.

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Deboss I see the Awesomeness. from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Sep 8th 2011 at 9:53:27 PM

Hmmm...looking through the examples, I'm not seeing many that are what the description says, rather than what the image shows.

I'd start a TRS, but I really should be doing my homework right now.

edited 8th Sep '11 9:53:45 PM by INUH

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Sep 9th 2011 at 4:20:02 AM

I'll support pulling the pic.

Some options, pending someone finding that Bloom County strip.: Last panel, Last two panels

shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Sep 9th 2011 at 7:18:40 AM

[up] Only the first of those really shows the trope clearly.

[up][up] Often times bad images can lead to bad examples. It's irksome.

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
Twentington Someone from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
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Sep 9th 2011 at 2:47:26 PM

The first Penny Arcade example looks better IMO.

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hotrods4ben Browncoat Reaver
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Sep 14th 2011 at 2:00:43 PM

I think the picture is fine. It doesn't HAVE to be a list, either. Like the "Football playing king in space" from Spongebob example. We really just need to expand on the description.

You're talkin' a lot, but you're not sayin' anything. — Talking Heads, 1977
shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Sep 14th 2011 at 2:11:33 PM

That example is listing things. It's listing things he can pretend to be.

In any case, there is no possible definition of this trope for taping two different weapons together.

edited 14th Sep '11 2:18:42 PM by shimaspawn

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
TheDeadMansLife Lover of masks.
Lover of masks.
Sep 14th 2011 at 2:22:27 PM

I think it is an example, but it is also misleading.

Please.
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Avatars may be subject to change without notice.
Sep 14th 2011 at 2:31:15 PM

On a sidenote, I think the quotation at the top should be replaced with the Simpsons one about dogs with bees in their mouths; the current one just does not seem to as immediately give off the feel of the trope as the Simpsons one does.

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shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Sep 14th 2011 at 2:38:44 PM

[up] I agree on that. Go ahead and swap it to a better quote.

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
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Bluesunnyday Big Scientist from The Blue Lagoon
Big Scientist
Sep 16th 2011 at 1:33:27 PM

I really think this DOES show the trope. Just because it's about a weapon, you guys want to pull it. It fits the trope!

Really, here's a comparison.

Bread. Eggs. Breaded Eggs.

Knife. Gun. Knifegun.

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TheDeadMansLife Lover of masks.
Lover of masks.
Sep 16th 2011 at 1:36:50 PM

No no. It is an example, but it may mislead people due to trope overlap.

Please.
JapaneseTeeth from Meinong's jungle Relationship Status: Mu
Sep 16th 2011 at 1:42:49 PM

[up][up]This trope isn't just "two things combined to make a third thing", it's a specific joke where a character in the work lists three things, with the third thing being a combination of the first two. It has to be in a list format or it doesn't count. The trope description makes that clear. Unless we take it to TRS to expand the definition, that's what we have to go with when picking an image.

That said, the current image might be an example, but I'm not familiar enough with it to be sure.

edited 16th Sep '11 1:43:36 PM by JapaneseTeeth

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Bluesunnyday Big Scientist from The Blue Lagoon
Big Scientist
Sep 18th 2011 at 10:00:15 AM

Well it's not like it's just Knifegun. It's "Knife. Gun. Knifegun." It IS in a list format.

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shimaspawn from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Sep 18th 2011 at 1:30:56 PM

It's not in list format. It's taking two items and shoving them together. That's not what this trope is about. It's misleading.

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -Philip K. Dick
Sep 18th 2011 at 2:00:57 PM

Right. Three people holding, respectively, a knife, a gun and a knife-gun would hit slightly closer - but that could mislead people too.

Bluesunnyday Big Scientist from The Blue Lagoon
Big Scientist
Sep 18th 2011 at 2:26:56 PM

Well if the definition is that narrow, I think I might take this to the Trope Repair Shop. In fact, I think I'll do it right now!

Blue Pacific, signing off...
Sep 18th 2011 at 2:28:40 PM

Why? Because it has a specific definition?

And besides, you can't; the TRS is over capacity.

edited 18th Sep '11 2:29:07 PM by INUH

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Bluesunnyday Big Scientist from The Blue Lagoon
Big Scientist
Sep 18th 2011 at 2:31:34 PM

Well, it's a bit TOO specific if you ask me. Also, the title of the trope sort of implies it's combining two things. Most people probably won't think that it's about LISTS with a title like that.

Blue Pacific, signing off...
Sep 18th 2011 at 2:32:00 PM

The title is in list format. And besides, shouldn't people read the article?

edited 18th Sep '11 2:32:37 PM by INUH

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Bluesunnyday Big Scientist from The Blue Lagoon
Big Scientist
Sep 18th 2011 at 2:33:37 PM

Well, it is in list format, but so is the comic used for the page image. Even if the image itself isn't a demonstration, the text is.

Edit: As in the words in the comic are in a list format.

edited 18th Sep '11 2:34:18 PM by Bluesunnyday

Blue Pacific, signing off...
Sep 18th 2011 at 2:37:12 PM

Yes, it's true that if everything but the text were changed, the image could be an example.

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