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Pichu-kun ...
Jun 30th 2019 at 7:34:18 AM

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?

  • Badass Pacifist: Due to being a Free Speech Activist. His Golden Rule is that you can say anything to him, no matter how vile, he would never, ever lay a hand on somebody for it. However, if somebody assaults him, he is not afraid to finish the fight, even using a knife for it.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Dusty had an uncle with a criminal past, who eventually kidnapped Dusty's then-girlfriend and her mother to extort money from her wealthy family. He was shot dead by the police.
  • Deep South: He is from Louisiana. Sometimes he exaggerates his accent for comedic effect.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He loves animals, even runs a private shelter.
  • I Hate Past Me: He has expressed regret over his reactionary phase several times.
  • The Kirk: His catchphrase is Logic! but he doesn't approach things completely emotionally detached. In fact, he often calls out people for their callousness.
  • Precision F-Strike: Not afraid to use swear words to emphasize a point.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He and TJ Kirk were quite close for a while, often doing videos together and even meeting up at cons. Over time however, when Dusty left the Anti-SJW content behind, he often called out TJ and the rest of the Drunken Peasants over their videos and behaviour (up until this day), which lead to a falling out.

Edited by Pichu-kun on Jun 30th 2019 at 7:35:09 AM

WarJay77 Simba is tired from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Simba is tired
Jun 30th 2019 at 12:09:28 PM

WMG.Nicki Minaj seems to be theories about her as a person.

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Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Jul 10th 2019 at 6:55:12 PM

Brought this up on the Base-Breaking Character cleanup page, but moving it here because of wider issues.

I saw the YMMV page for the React series of web videos has a lot of examples for Base-Breaking Character. I find this a bit problematic, though, since these are not "characters", or even actors portraying characters, these are real life people. I feel like half this YMMV page is running afoul of troping real life people.

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.

TrocyteV Relationship Status: Hiding
Jul 10th 2019 at 9:28:05 PM

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

And did you know that world-renowned author Stephen King was once hit by a car? Just something to consider.
Aug 5th 2019 at 1:01:59 PM

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.

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Aug 6th 2019 at 4:08:10 AM

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

♂ | Currently trying to make Video Games of the 2010s too long so it can be splittable, also drive-by posting and editing.
Aug 6th 2019 at 5:14:47 AM

Ah, thank you. I wasn't aware of that policy, but it makes sense.

Sep 9th 2019 at 8:09:19 PM

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.

Karxrida Art by @anoderp from Darkness within Darkness Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Art by @anoderp
Sep 11th 2019 at 5:51:57 PM

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.

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody remembers it, who else will you have ice cream with?
Sep 13th 2019 at 3:26:30 PM

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.

Sep 14th 2019 at 3:44:43 PM

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.

The Protomen enhanced my life.
Sep 14th 2019 at 9:08:42 PM

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

Sep 30th 2019 at 3:58:45 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).

The Protomen enhanced my life.
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