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I'd support merge, examples migration and description rewrite too.
Does Preppy Name need such a long description? Maybe much of it should be moved to an Analysis page.
Fanservice has incorrect usage of Ho Yay in its description, but I don't know how to fix it:
Fanservice of female characters is often called "cheesecake"; fanservice of male characters is often called "beefcake". Ho Yay fanservice directed at the LGBT Fanbase or Yaoi Fangirls also exists in quite a lot of media. Within the Visual Kei subgenre of music, for example, "fanservice" and Ho Yay are almost synonymous due to bands being almost Always Male, and an above-usual population of bisexuals early on followed up by the recognition of the Yaoi Fangirl as one of the primary audiences.
The trope description for Percussive Maintenance gets so caught up with listing cute alternate trope names that no human has ever used that it forgets to actually define the trope.
Edited by HighCrate on Jun 22nd 2019 at 6:17:41 AM
Eek. Add ", this is a method of repairing malfunctioning devices by hitting 'em really hard." to the end of the first sentence, is my first draft.
I think that'd be prudent. I added it in.
Powered by a Forsaken Child spends one short sentence describing the trope, with the other three paragraphs being about related tropes. It doesn't even say if the trope is specific to children powering objects or anyone powering objects (the laconic says it's the latter).
Only One Female Mold:
Move this from Film into the description?
Could I please get feedback on ?
Wolf Whistle should be quick and easy to fix, as I already have a flexible plan in place that just needs Wiki Magic. Every paragraph except for the second one...
...describes the whistle as sexual in nature, so after consulting Trope Talk, I started a draft on Trope Launch Pad for the kinds of whistles described by the shoehorned second paragraph. I started a thread on Trope Repair Shop before I found this thread.
Edited by Miss_Desperado on Jul 4th 2019 at 11:31:06 AM
I approve of the split. (ETA: Though reading the TRS, there is some discussion... this will need clearer consensus.)
Edited by XFllo on Jul 11th 2019 at 11:58:07 AM
Borrowed Biometric Bypass is explicitly about violent means to get around biometric scanners (e.g. cutting off somebody's hand to get past a fingerprint scanner), but I see absolutely no reason why it can't cover non-violent means as well (e.g. lifting somebody's fingerprints off a piece of furniture).
Neither's really distinct enough to warrant its own trope, the end result is the same: bypassing a biometric scanner.
Edited by Primis on Jul 12th 2019 at 10:56:57 AM
~Primis, I think you're looking for Master of Unlocking; character can get past locked doors by cheating the lock. It can be any sort of lock, including biometrics.
Riding the Bomb's description largely describes the climax of Film.Dr Strangelove and doesn't really do a decent job on describing what the trope is.
I always thought that trope was a Stock Shout-Out to Dr Strangelove.
Does it have to be, though? Circumstances around Riding the Bomb may not always be the same...
I posed the question about Borrowed Biometric Bypass in Trope Talk a few months back, and going from the two comments and lack of disagreement/interest on the thread, I figured it was OK to modify the description to say violence is the usual means but not necessary.
I'll draw a line between the two things you suggested; "somebody uses tech to copy a fingerprint" and "someone willingly donates hair and dandruff".
The following is an analogy where the "key" is whatever part of Person A's body is being used to "unlock" the scanner.
Willingly donating hair would then equate to providing a copy of the key when asked, therefore Borrowed Biometric Bypass. I still think the examples mentioned fit under BBB and perhaps Master of Unlocking but not always. Stealing a key once doesn't make a character a master.
Argh. Might have to look into those entries, then. Maybe later.
Edited by Tabs on Jul 19th 2019 at 8:34:48 AM
Riding the Bomb@ Many of the examples dont really describe the action as being the same of Dr. Strangelove. So i guess it wasn't Portrayal as a Stock Shout-Out.
Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty's description makes it seem like a ripoff of Unikitty and needs to be cleaned up. Apparently the show is based off a meme (nyancat?) and was conceived before Unikitty, so the comparisons don't work.
The first word is a sinkhole to "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer. Please fix.
This was deleted from Ambiguously Gay: Additionally, characters can most certainly have interests and qualities stereotypically associated with the opposite gender and still be straight, in which case they'd be a Camp Straight and In Touch with His Feminine Side (males) or a Tomboy (females).
Should it be re-added?
Edited by Pichu-kun on Jul 19th 2019 at 12:08:49 PM
Sorry, I meant "fix the description entirely". I appreciate your work, but we have more to do to erase Complaining About Shows You Don't Like.
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