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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.
Is something other than the trope.
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
I'll support pulling the pic.
Some options, pending someone finding that Bloom County strip.: Last panel, Last two panels
Only the first of those really shows the trope clearly.
Often times bad images can lead to bad examples. It's irksome.
The first Penny Arcade example looks better IMO.
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.
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
I think it is an example, but it is also misleading.
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.
I agree on that. Go ahead and swap it to a better quote.
Done, and moved Scrubs quote to Quotes page.
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.
No no. It is an example, but it may mislead people due to trope overlap.
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
Well it's not like it's just Knifegun. It's "Knife. Gun. Knifegun." It IS in a list format.
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.
Right. Three people holding, respectively, a knife, a gun and a knife-gun would hit slightly closer - but that could mislead people too.
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!
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
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.
The title is in list format. And besides, shouldn't people read the article?
edited 18th Sep '11 2:32:37 PM by INUH
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
Yes, it's true that if everything but the text were changed, the image could be an example.
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