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4tell0life4 Relationship Status: Giving love a bad name
Jun 10th 2019 at 5:42:45 PM

[up] I'd support merge, examples migration and description rewrite too.

To the intellectuals, ignorants are slaves.
Pichu-kun ...
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Jun 11th 2019 at 2:59:35 PM

Does Preppy Name need such a long description? Maybe much of it should be moved to an Analysis page.

Pichu-kun ...
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Jun 20th 2019 at 9:37:57 AM

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.

Jun 22nd 2019 at 6:17:24 AM

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

wingedcatgirl it's her... the real winged cat girl... from Catgirl Heaven, presumably Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
it's her... the real winged cat girl...
Jun 22nd 2019 at 6:18:09 PM

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.

🐱 Name: Sylvi 🐱 Pronouns: it/they/she 🐱
DEIDATVM from East Fishkill, New York
Jun 23rd 2019 at 7:41:33 AM

[up]I think that'd be prudent. I added it in.

Crossover-Enthusiast Emotional Cool Dude from somewhere doing something Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Emotional Cool Dude
Jun 28th 2019 at 7:55:34 AM

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).

I'd cry too if my name was Suck
Jul 1st 2019 at 7:59:58 AM

Only One Female Mold:

Move this from Film into the description?

Part of the reason for this historically is because drawing all women the same meant they could recycle the same bodily animation over and over again without having to do much reanimating.

Help with possible disambig and redirect issues!
Crossover-Enthusiast Emotional Cool Dude from somewhere doing something Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Emotional Cool Dude
Jul 4th 2019 at 11:29:43 AM

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...

The Wolf Whistle isn't limited to men expressing their appreciation of women. It can also be used to express admiration for anything desirable. A hot sports car, awesome home electronics, a new jet fighter can also elicit this response.

...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

XFllo Witch from Where foxes bid people good night... Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Witch
Jul 11th 2019 at 2:53:52 AM

[up] [tup] 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

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Primis from Nsburg
Jul 12th 2019 at 10:35:22 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

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crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Jul 12th 2019 at 11:02:15 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.

Link to TRS threads in project mode here.
Jul 17th 2019 at 12:58:29 PM

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.

Gacha Is A Lie.
nrjxll Relationship Status: Not war
Jul 17th 2019 at 5:26:15 PM

I always thought that trope was a Stock Shout-Out to Dr Strangelove.

4tell0life4 Relationship Status: Giving love a bad name
Jul 17th 2019 at 6:55:06 PM

[up] Does it have to be, though? Circumstances around Riding the Bomb may not always be the same...

To the intellectuals, ignorants are slaves.
Jul 18th 2019 at 8:38:25 AM

[up][up][up][up][up] 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.

crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Jul 18th 2019 at 9:42:42 AM

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.


Person B copies the key; Master of Unlocking. Person B asks for a copy of the key; Borrowed Biometric Bypass. Person B sabotoges the key, forcing Person A to deactivate the lock; Master of Unlocking. Person B is a shapeshifter and takes the shape of the key; both.
Does that make sense?

Link to TRS threads in project mode here.
Jul 18th 2019 at 11:16:21 AM

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.

[down][down] Argh. Might have to look into those entries, then. Maybe later.

Edited by Tabs on Jul 19th 2019 at 8:34:48 AM

Jul 18th 2019 at 11:57:34 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.

Gacha Is A Lie.
crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Jul 18th 2019 at 7:40:32 PM

Stealing a key once doesn't make a character a master.
Nor does picking a single lock, but multiple examples on the page are from works that do just that. Once is apparently enough for the trope.

Link to TRS threads in project mode here.
Pichu-kun ...
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Jul 19th 2019 at 12:49:59 AM

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.

Brainulator9 Regular garden-variety troper. from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Pichu-kun ...
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Jul 19th 2019 at 10:57:05 AM

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?

[up] Fixed it.

Edited by Pichu-kun on Jul 19th 2019 at 12:08:49 PM

Brainulator9 Regular garden-variety troper. from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Regular garden-variety troper.
Jul 19th 2019 at 12:19:50 PM

[up] 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.

You don't mean no-nothing at all to me...

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