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SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jan 11th 2013 at 4:02:59 AM

"Save the World" Climax needs the emphasis on video games removed.

SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
videogmer314 from that one place Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Jan 13th 2013 at 10:26:02 PM

[up] I cut down what little of it there was.

Jan 22nd 2013 at 7:11:00 AM

What's the current definition for Hot Mom? I'm asking because the description reads like it's a Shounen thing.

SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jan 22nd 2013 at 7:48:33 AM

Same as current, but not just Shounen.

Jan 24th 2013 at 6:40:54 AM

So what's the current definition, is it just attractive mom?

SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jan 24th 2013 at 8:10:03 AM

Why did that TRS get locked? Last I checked, there was still argument on maybe moving it back to the "Attractive mom in a kid's show" definition.

SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jan 24th 2013 at 8:11:31 AM

Because we have had a backlog since 3-4 months now.

SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Feb 7th 2013 at 5:47:51 AM

Ghost Lights seems to be quite Japan-centric. Does it have to be?

Feb 7th 2013 at 7:35:38 AM

Well, at first glance it looks like the page is just for the Japanese variant of Will-o'-the-Wisp (in which case obviously the description is Japanese-centric), but Will-o'-the-Wisp redirects to a trope about illusory flames, not the Western cultural version. That will probably require TRS to sort out.

edited 7th Feb '13 7:36:24 AM by Discar

Nocturna Seeking for Light
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Feb 7th 2013 at 7:40:55 AM

It sounds like it's trying to talk about a Japanese visual trope, but the description isn't doing of very good job of actually defining what it's talking about.

[up] The Will-o'-the-Wisp thing is in the process of being sorted out via the Cold Flames TRS.

edited 7th Feb '13 7:41:28 AM by Nocturna

RJSavoy Reymmă from Edinburgh Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Reymmă
Mar 18th 2013 at 8:46:01 AM

The Love Slap of Epiphany suffers from a bad case of basing its description upon a single work (Kuragehime). I'd like to edit it myself, but I'm not sure what it is. My understanding:

  • A does something nasty to B without realising how hurtful it is.

  • B slaps A.

  • A realises how much it hurt B, leading to...

  • A seeing some unexpressed feelings for B.

Is that about right?

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Nocturna Seeking for Light
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Mar 18th 2013 at 10:04:10 AM

That sounds like it as far as I can tell from the description. I'd also get rid of the gender restriction in the current description—I see no reason why it couldn't happen the other direction (female to male).

RJSavoy Reymmă from Edinburgh Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Reymmă
Mar 18th 2013 at 4:29:36 PM

I cut it down, tried to describe the defining traits and removed the mention of Best Her to Bed Her, because I don't see it to be related (while adding Did You Think I Can't Feel?).

edited 18th Mar '13 4:29:48 PM by RJSavoy

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Jul 1st 2013 at 5:27:02 PM

The description of Creepy Cool Crosses is unnecessarily Japanese.

SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Nov 16th 2013 at 3:52:00 AM

Is there a reason for Ghost Lights to be written that Japanese-specific?

Nocturna Seeking for Light
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Nov 16th 2013 at 11:31:55 AM

Do any other media use a single floating flame to indicate souls/ghosts? I can't think of any.

nrjxll Relationship Status: Not war
Nov 21st 2013 at 12:30:59 AM

I don't think the concept is Japanese-specific, though - I can't think of specifics this late at night, but I'm pretty sure the "ghost appears as a floating light or flame" concept is found in multiple mythologies.

Nov 21st 2013 at 2:46:17 AM

I was about to say that Will-o'-the-Wisp was the more general concept, but apparently someone turned that into a redirect to this.

What the article describes is this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitodama

What I would suggest is creating separate articles for Hitodama and the more general Will of the Wisps concept.

Please note that the mythological significance of atmospheric ghost lights is not necessarily the same in every country. In some folklores, it represents souls of any dead. In some, it is souls of the unbaptized dead. In English folklore, it is attributed to fairies trying to mislead travelers.

I would suggest that the "souls of the dead" is sufficiently distinct from the "tricks by supernatural creatures" concept to warrant separate articles.

Edit PS:

I suppose what we could do is have Atmospheric Ghost Lights be a the supertrope, and then break it up by various mythologies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Atmospheric_ghost_lights

edited 21st Nov '13 2:57:47 AM by Catbert

Noaqiyeum The it-thingy from the October Country Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
naturalironist from The Information Superhighway Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
Apr 2nd 2018 at 7:15:52 PM

Torch Song has a problem with this. The description makes it sound like it's a primarily musical theater trope, but this is found in most genres of music, and is common in modern pop and country. This may contribute to the trope's paucity of examples.

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