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Bump. Just noticed that The Optimist is actually a comic.
...and I noticed that Hard Gay is a person while Manly Gay is what I thought that meant.
...and it's in Main too.
Re: Hard Gay - what namespace does he go in? Does Japanese professional wrestling qualify for that namespace?
The page covers both his wrestlign career and his comedian career. I would go for Wrestling/ under the "original medium" tie-breaker.
What about The World as Myth? It has a weird history. From what I can tell, it was created as a definition page. Then it got misused as a trope, and a TRS thread determined it would be better to create a trop for that, and redirected The World as Myth to All Stories Are True. Now someone seems to have undone all that work.
edited 5th Dec '13 9:25:20 PM by frosty
That person was our head administrator. Anyhow, as-is The World as Myth it seems like a mixture between genre and work.
Anyhow, Lone Wolf seems to be frequently used as a trope. I wonder if we already have that trope.
Loners Are Freaks.
Loners Are Freaks are about a specific personality, but it ain't the Lone Wolf.
I Work Alone is about the phrase, and lists a lone wolf-character as one possible person to say it, but the page is really about the phrase.
Then we have Lone Wolf Boss, but that's written as a videogame trope, about an unassociated boss.
Definitely a case of a missing trope. I think the closest thing we have is The Drifter, Knight Errant,
Bumping this to the top with Rise And Fall, whose only two wicks are trying to use it as a "rise and fall" trope.
So, my mass wick cleanup of Dungeons and Dragons has yielded the following examples of D&D being listed as a trope, and I wondered if something useful could be gained from such examples:
Also, moving this topic to Long Term Projects since it's apparently a moderately long lasting one.
edited 2nd Mar '15 9:23:10 AM by SeptimusHeap
Quite a few belong under RPG-Mechanics Verse, such as that Rose Of The Prophet example and Yureka. I think we may have to go down the Dungeons And Dragons links and disambiguate them. I've still got my hands full with Wick Migration, HITG / HITV removal and putting up a page for Music.Gloryhammer.
EDIT:Tales from the securemarket is too vague to be an example. What aspects does it borrow from D&D? Also, as an avid Board gamer and Tabletop roleplayer of games other than D&D / Hackmaster / Pathfinder, there might be other games they're copying but D&D is the "goto" example.
We have no trope, I believe, for when something is copyrighted but so iconic that it is better not to sue since it gives your product free advertising, like the beholder/eye tyrant example.
edited 16th Apr '16 4:17:49 PM by TheOneWhoTropes
I found myself doing this recently. I potholed stuff to Alternate Reality instead of Alternate Universe (I think someone on ask the tropers said Alternate Reality) anyway, I should have checked, because Alternate Reality is a game, whereas Alternate Universe is the trope.
EDIT:This is a different topic to the one above.
edited 16th Apr '16 4:18:21 PM by TheOneWhoTropes
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