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Larkmarn Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Jun 29th 2013 at 10:03:20 AM

Sounds like an Unusual Euphemism for sex, right? Or maybe Spy Speak for sex? Nope, it's pretty much "a pick up line that works instantly" or "onscreen Instant Seduction"

Somehow has 101 inbounds, but only 20 wicks.

I had originally put this as Ambiguous Name, but I changed it to Needs Help because the description is kind of excessively long and detailed, and the examples are riddled with ZC Es and just plain pickup lines. So it seems like it needs some cleanup.

Thoughts?

EDIT: As a side note, I also suspect that Instant Seduction gets misused as this trope a lot (since nothing about Instant Seduction's name indicates that it's offscreen). I'm going to do a wick check on Instant Seduction at some point to confirm. Just something to keep in mind.

edited 29th Jun '13 10:06:34 AM by Larkmarn

Larkmarn Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Jun 29th 2013 at 11:33:50 AM

Okay, Instant Seduction wick check: Accidental Pornomancer: Tough to tell, it doesn't seem to be "offscreen" Bitter Moon: ZCE Cabin Fever: Code Word Coitus Charlie Chaplin: Correct Cruel Intentions: Code Word Coitus Delivery Guy Infiltration: Code Word Coitus Divine Date: Misuse Don Giovanni: Code Word Coitus Evil Dead: Code Word Coitus Fate Oath Alternative: Unclear, but I believe correct

Those... aren't good numbers. 6/10 are wrong.

Honestly, I don't see why we need separate tropes for onscreen Instant Seduction and offscreen.

edited 29th Jun '13 12:57:22 PM by Larkmarn

Spark9 Gentleman Troper! from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Jun 30th 2013 at 4:45:05 AM

I'm not seeing the distinction between these tropes. There's not even a real on-screen/off-screen difference; the header may state that but the examples don't bear it out.

Special trousers. Very heroic.
Jun 30th 2013 at 4:57:34 AM

Just merging them into Instant Seduction seems best.

SeptimusHeap from Southern Italy Relationship Status: Mu
Jul 3rd 2013 at 5:20:25 AM

Supporting a merge, here.

Larkmarn Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Jul 3rd 2013 at 6:28:23 AM

I'm certainly in favor of a merge.

Jul 4th 2013 at 3:43:46 AM

sounds like a plan. If I knew how to make crowners I'd whip up a page action crowner right now for this

Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
MikuruFan from Away
Jul 15th 2013 at 7:44:37 AM

Merging has 10 supports and no opposes.

Larkmarn Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Jul 17th 2013 at 12:12:30 PM

Almost two weeks in, 11 for merge, 0 against. Is that enough for a merge?

edited 17th Jul '13 12:13:16 PM by Larkmarn

SeptimusHeap from Southern Italy Relationship Status: Mu
Jul 17th 2013 at 12:15:38 PM

I would wait for a handful more votes.

lu127 Paper Master from 空蝉丸
MikuruFan from Away
Jul 26th 2013 at 6:06:16 PM

Instant Seduction is more of an offscreen moment. Do we remove the references to it being offscreen during the merge?

edited 26th Jul '13 6:06:25 PM by MikuruFan

crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Jul 26th 2013 at 8:26:12 PM

Since it already had examples with onscreen seduction, yes.

Link to TRS threads in project mode here.
SeptimusHeap from Southern Italy Relationship Status: Mu
Jul 27th 2013 at 2:06:01 AM

I took care of the merge, tagging and description rewrite. The only remaining wick is on a locked page and the request in the edit requests thread is already pending.

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