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Um... that's the very definition of Ikea Erotica. Boring dull sex.
It's one line. I'm not familiar with the work, but I doubt that that's the whole sex scene. It feels like cherry-picking. Like pulling out the line "He stood up." and then sarcastically commenting on the elegance of the prose.
Edited by Twiddler on Nov 4th 2019 at 1:54:47 AM
So, Absurdly Low Level Cap has an entry for Pathfinder, where right at level one (so absurdly low), your ability scores (not level) can reach the point where they become more expensive (not a cap). So yes, it's absurdly low, but it's not a level, and it's not a cap.
Another editor disagrees, claiming that ability scores count as levels, and Diminishing Returns for Balance counts as a cap. Any thoughts on that?
Yeah, that's not a cap.
Also, part of the idea that it's Absurdly Low is that there's an expected progression in story, where the limit of character growth stops far short of the end of that story.
Is Ceres, Celestial Legend a Inversion or something of Adjective Noun Fred, being Fred Adjective Noun?
Edited by Malady on Nov 4th 2019 at 6:08:39 AM
Does Katniss and Peeta's relationship from The Hunger Games count as The Beard, because it's a sham relationship meant to fool the public.
It's not meant to hide the fact that they're gay, so no.
Don't we have a trope for fake relationships in general?
That is The Beard trope.
Or, well, we literally have Fake Relationship...
I guess there need to be a repair on the two tropes.
I believe there is a cleanup thread for duplicate tropes, too. I think in Trope Talk, not in Projects.
As I understand it, The Beard is for when a fake relationship is to cover up socially unacceptable traits, not just for when a character is gay. Katniss and Peeta's relationship is faked so people won't think they oppose the government, which would get them ececuted.
Edited by SharkToast on Nov 4th 2019 at 6:43:07 AM
No, it's faked for drama/sympathy/viewership. By presenting a Star-Crossed Lovers situation, the crowds eat it up, which in turn gets the two of them more sponsors, thus increasing their shots at survival.
Edited by Twiddler on Nov 4th 2019 at 7:01:40 AM
But they keep it up after the games so no one will suspect their stunt at the end of the first book was an act of defiance.
I believe this example in The Streamer's folder on Characters.Twitch Plays Pokemon is blatant misuse:
Edited by rjd1922 on Nov 4th 2019 at 10:06:42 AM
YMMV.The Simpsons S 8 E 14 The Itchy And Scratchy And Poochie Show
The first and second ones seem like complaining, in addition to the events in this episode not even being tragic. The third is also misuse because it's just mentioning an actor that died. Nuke?
Edited by PlasmaPower on Nov 4th 2019 at 1:40:35 PM
I would nuke all three. Harsher in Hindsight is misused a lot. About the third example: It's a destiny of all creators that they'll eventually pass. No, that doesn't make all their works harsher in hindsight.
I would delete it, but to be fair, the definition of adorkable is all over the place.
When characters like Dr Zoidberg of Futurama or Captain Holt of Brooklyn Nine-Nine are also troped as adorkable, I guess anyone can.
It's possible that the last example was focusing more on his last words... but nuke all those HIH examples.
Not a deadline so doesn't count? Trope Description does too much implying Liminal Time as subtrope when it's not?
So I'm rereading Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality again, and the author's notes insist the mysteries are all solvable — would this go under Fair-Play Whodunnit, even though most of the mysteries aren't whodunnits, or do we have something else for that idea?
Would this count as Ascended Extra, downplayed?
I'm gonna ask this again so no one answered me last time.
I have an example of either Precursors or Ancient Astronauts:
Could you include your arguments why you think it's an example of these tropes? Or why do you think it's problematic? Or do you think the tropes are too similar or duplicate even?
You should be able to say if it's an example just from reading the description of the trope and perhaps a couple of other examples.
I'm not familiar with either of the tropes, nor with the work... and somehow I don't feel like reading three articles because of the question.
If you phrase your question differently, perhaps people will chime in.
Edited by XFllo on Nov 6th 2019 at 11:50:50 AM
This has YMMV wicks in them to remove, but I'm not sure if the text itself is review-y or just being emphatic.
Leaning towards the former, given phrases like "tear-jerkingly".
Edited by Malady on Nov 6th 2019 at 3:34:30 AM
I have a question to ask about Southern Belle. Could you guys check the Wrestling folder? It's now commented out on the page because... personally I don't see how any of these might be examples.
It doesn't mention the accent, dresses (or period-dress-inspired costumes), background... There isn't anything decidedly Southern. They don't explain how it would be a modern spin on this traditional trope. Then again, I know next to nothing about wrestling.
The most these examples do is mention the type, either good beauty or bad beauty like Bonne Belle and Mauvaise Belle mentioned in the description, but that's not enough IMO.
The first example has allusions to Gone with the Wind with names, but it could use more context.
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Re: Ascended Extra
I think it does count.
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