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Twentington Someone from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Aug 16th 2012 at 10:36:30 PM

Real Life Writes the Plot is an index with no examples. However, it is very widely misused as a trope.

What should be done to fix this? Rename or add examples?

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Aug 16th 2012 at 10:46:28 PM

An index, or not an index?

edited 16th Aug '12 10:46:43 PM by spacemarine50

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Aug 16th 2012 at 10:54:13 PM

Tough call. If the examples fit the subtropes, then obviously they should be using the appropriate subtrope, but if there are examples that don't, then we should probably redefine this as a supertrope.

(And the reason I say "tough call" is because it's going to require work, rather than guesswork, to find the right answer.)

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SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Aug 17th 2012 at 2:15:57 AM

I think using it as a supertrope could be fit, although it would definitively be trivia then.

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No, the other one.
Aug 17th 2012 at 4:54:24 AM

Also, some of the tropes, like Killed Off for Real, isn't necessarily because of any Real Life events. That means it's not a supertrope to all of the listed tropes. But would the index still cover them as well, or should they be removed?

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