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I don't know if Cult of Dusty has enough of an internet personality to have his own page. Do these examples count as real life troping?
Edited by Pichu-kun on Jun 30th 2019 at 7:35:09 AM
WMG.Nicki Minaj seems to be theories about her as a person.
Brought this up on the Base-Breaking Character cleanup page, but moving it here because of wider issues.
Some of these kids are also listed as being The Scrappy, which, again, is a CHARACTER trope, not a real life one. Besides, the reasoning is often rather petty. Troy is a "scrappy" because he does not want to see the Hobbit and has a moptop? Seriously?
When reading that page, it all sounds rather judgemental to me, especially since a lot of them are directed at young children who often lack the knowledge and perspective to know any better, or are just immature because, well, they are kids.
There is a LOT of troping of real life people going on here. Again, these are NOT characters, these are real people, often underage, too. Shipping actual teenagers is pretty creepy if you ask me. This page, and probably the whole work, needs a thorough cleanup.
I'd say burn it, but I feel like it isn't so simple despite how blatant this stuff is.
Edited by TrocyteV on Jul 10th 2019 at 9:28:45 AM
So I came across Creator.Anna Faris while on a "hit Random Media, hit Shift+5 a bunch" ZCE-cleanup spree.
My understanding is that Creator pages should be about the creator's work, not troping the Real Life person as if they were a fictional character, yes? And that work tropes should only be listed for works that don't have their own pages (otherwise they should be listed on the appropriate work page)?
Because if so, the only valid entry on the page is the Romance on the Set entry about Film.Take Me Home Tonight, which does not have its own page. Even then, that's a Trivia item, not a trope, so it wouldn't belong in the Creator namespace.
I haven't been an active part of this cleanup effort, so I wanted to bring the matter here before doing anything about it myself.
Trivia items are actually put in the Creator/ namespace for creators and not on a separate Trivia/ page per Creator Page Guidelines. That entry can stay.
Edited by Piterpicher on Aug 6th 2019 at 1:15:21 PM
Ah, thank you. I wasn't aware of that policy, but it makes sense.
Danny Trejo appears to be largely troping the person as if he were a fictional character. Did some cleanup, posting here for record-keeping purposes.
Creator.Corey Burton is really disorganized. His list of roles is in the middle of the description, and said description is unnecessary long-winded and lacks cohesion.
Headscratchers.Lily Orchard seems to be used more for complaining about her and accusing her of being a hypocrite than for asking questions about her actual work.
I posted this on the music clean up thread but may as well here too. Hello! Project, as well as its subpages and YMMV, has a lot of real-life troping (also gushing), seeming more about the idol industry than the actual music. Most of the trope entries are about individual girls.
I cleaned up Amy Sedaris a bit, but I'm not sure if the Cloudcuckoolander example is referring to her or her work.
Edited by Twiddler on Sep 14th 2019 at 9:10:23 AM
Dear Zachary has a lot of troping real-life people and countries, most of it negative (it's a documentary so it kinda blurs the lines).
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