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alnair20aug93 George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue from Furrypines Relationship Status: Chocolate!
George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Dec 16th 2018 at 9:59:10 AM

[up]Yeah, I only thought of that recently because I often see a lot of shades —or tints— of soft pink as a popular color in interior design and party wear, though even I think it's not a good idea to call it "The Pink Decade" at the moment.

[up][up]Should we nix Pronoun Trouble or rewrite it where works show it?

Edited by alnair20aug93 on Dec 17th 2018 at 2:00:17 AM

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naturalironist from The Information Superhighway Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
Dec 16th 2018 at 10:01:55 AM

[up] Given how controversial the example has been on this thread, I would say get rid of it, and it seems to be misuse anyway. I would be ok with having an entry for the trope, but as is it should probably go.

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RAraya from Santiago, Chile
Dec 16th 2018 at 4:17:12 PM

I think "The Digital Era" could be an appropriate title, given that technology played a dominant role during the decade (especially the first half—and it's likely it won't have the same appeal during the 2020s). Also, it's a better title than my other proposals—"The Age of Escalating Crises" or "The Days of Whine and Crises" (awright, I added the last one Just for Pun).


I've also been reading about the trend of urban music (primarily hip-hop) blending with other genres of popular music and beyond, potentially blurring the modern conception of music genres. Would that count as an example of Genre-Busting?

Edited by RAraya on Dec 16th 2018 at 9:19:39 AM

naturalironist from The Information Superhighway Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
Dec 16th 2018 at 4:25:28 PM

[up] That would be Genre Mashup, which is the combination of multiple genres. Genre-Busting is for works that don't fit into any genre, usually either being the Trope Maker or Unbuilt Trope version of a new genre, or simply being too weird to be classified.

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WaterBlap Blapper of Water Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Blapper of Water
Dec 18th 2018 at 9:40:14 AM

From here (showing that other people have been discussing this as well):

... following the abandonment of ‘decade couplet’ nicknames (the Roaring Twenties, Swinging Sixties being maybe the only two examples, in all fairness) during the 1970s and the adoption of the new practice of calling decades ‘the Seventies / Eighties / Nineties’, we in the UK almost universally (and swiftly!) agreed upon the pararhyming ‘Noughties’ for the first decade of this century, to follow the generally-loved (wiki note: by whom?) Nineties. It’s a cute name, and funny too! It carries a wonderful tone of sauciness with it, not uniquely British but certainly key to our cultural psyche.
I've heard the "tenties" but that sounds a bit weird and too similar to twenties (and we don't call it tenty one, tenty two etc so just no), and I've heard the "teens" also the "tweens" but those just make the decade sound like moody adolescents... Maybe the Onesies? It would work since the stupid fashion craze with the same name appeared in this decade...
The decade we're in has largely been called the twenty-tens.

I think, for the sake of redirects, we could use The Twenty Tens, The Tenties, and/or The Teens. Honestly, from these three, I've only heard the Twenty-Tens, but that's a bit too anecdotal for my liking.

Personally, I prefer the "decade couplet" nicknaming pattern. The '70s, '80s, and '90s and "the Noughts" can stay that way, but in this new era, it just seems fitting to go back to the decade couplet. I personally prefer The New '10s, as this decade ushers in many "new" concepts and such, like borders breaking down in the current Migrant Crisis, etc. IDK it just seems like an appropriate name for the decade.

Although the generally-agreed-upon nickname of the future will become common usage for ever after, it will probably be coined by a single author a decade or two hence and then rapidly taken up by a few others and swiftly disseminated into the popular consciousness.

I find that I agree with this as being likely. However, I can't help shake the feeling that TV Tropes, fittingly enough, may have already played that role for me. Instead of an author, it's a website. Fitting for the new millennium, I guess.

I think "The Digital Era" could be an appropriate title, given that technology played a dominant role during the decade
That won't work because we are currently in "The Digital Age," which spans from the '70s (with the introduction of the computer) to the present. Also, a decade (ten years exactly) is not the same as an "era" (any length of time marked by a common element).

Edited by WaterBlap on Dec 18th 2018 at 9:42:11 AM

[witty saying]
Dec 18th 2018 at 10:07:34 AM

[up] But a lot of these things aren't new at all (a migrant/refugee crisis is one of the least new things imaginable). They just seem new because we're experiencing them for the first time.

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Blapper of Water
Dec 18th 2018 at 11:00:49 AM

That is by definition new. Not experienced in recent memory is, for the current generation, "new."

[witty saying]
Dec 18th 2018 at 8:47:52 PM

[up] Then literally every decade was full of "new" things. would a long period of peace suddenly make war a totally unheard of novelty? If we only count the experiences of the current generation, then almost every major historical event was new.

Edited by TheMountainKing on Dec 18th 2018 at 11:48:49 AM

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Blapper of Water
Dec 23rd 2018 at 1:52:04 PM

You seem really upset about this for some reason.

[witty saying]
Dec 23rd 2018 at 4:37:11 PM

[up] Fair enough. I don't actually have a problem with the name. i just have a history dork with a pet peeve.

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Tyrannoraptoran Reptiliomorph
Feb 9th 2019 at 10:23:25 AM

History Repeats has come up several times in thsi thread; isn't it supposed to not include Real Life coincidences? So stuff like Reagan/Trump comparisons...

Edited by Lymantria on Feb 9th 2019 at 1:23:44 PM

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alnair20aug93 George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue from Furrypines Relationship Status: Chocolate!
George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Apr 26th 2019 at 1:03:45 AM

Just going to bump this after two months of inactivity. What of History Repeats? Seems it's getting bigger, the Pro Wrestling examples added and all, and the lingering issue of the 2016 US election with the 1824 US election.


Afterthough: Tell Costanton 11 to wait first before they delete things.

Edited by alnair20aug93 on Apr 26th 2019 at 4:24:26 PM

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naturalironist from The Information Superhighway Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
Apr 26th 2019 at 2:04:30 PM

I have said before many times I think that whole entry is troping real life (using a trope that requires a narrative) and not media trends, and should be deleted on these grounds.

Does anyone disagree? Please speak up. If not, we should take action.

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alnair20aug93 George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue from Furrypines Relationship Status: Chocolate!
George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
May 22nd 2019 at 5:09:06 AM

On History Repeats:

So, should we make a separate page for History Repeats, much like the Real Life examples were split off from the Useful Notes page? There are pop culture coincidences on it though.


Anyone knows what this year's Dance Sensation is, other than Tik Toks?

Edited by alnair20aug93 on May 22nd 2019 at 8:09:33 PM

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alnair20aug93 George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue from Furrypines Relationship Status: Chocolate!
George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Sep 4th 2019 at 11:47:52 PM

Bumping on updates if we, the editors, have followed the guidelines. My take on Serious Business and some of the History Repeats entries is that it's long and winding.

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alnair20aug93 George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue from Furrypines Relationship Status: Chocolate!
George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Jan 3rd 2020 at 11:09:51 PM

Bump.

So, since the 2010s have ended, and we are now in The New '20s. Bumping this thread for a suitable page image that describes the whole decade, whether numerical or cultural.

Unless, of course we prune up the page first.

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naturalironist from The Information Superhighway Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
Jan 9th 2020 at 8:43:27 PM

Wow, I ignore the page for a few months and all kind of terrible ROCEJ-violating stuff grows back.

I notice someone edited the Capitalism Is Bad entry (which we had previously re-written to be about fiction only) with a long, multi-indented entry about real life politics in Eastern Europe. *Sigh* Can I remove them?

Other entries that I just noticed that seem to be troping real life political events: China Takes Over the World (could be re-written to be about media), Cool Old Guy, Ending Fatigue, Full-Circle Revolution, Gaia's Vengeance, High Times Future, Lurid Tales of Doom, "Rashomon"-Style, Why We Are Bummed Communism Fell (also misuse).

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alnair20aug93 George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue from Furrypines Relationship Status: Chocolate!
George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Jan 16th 2020 at 1:09:16 PM

Here's a question, and this thread seems as good a place as any to ask it:

Why does The New '20s have a "Tropes Associated With the 2020s" section?

The decade is less than three weeks old. I am of the opinion that "less than three weeks" is too short a time period to have tropes associated with it.

alnair20aug93 George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue from Furrypines Relationship Status: Chocolate!
George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Jan 17th 2020 at 8:21:25 AM

To be honest, I'm not sure. Possibly, for now, spillovers from the last decade. I mean, The New '10s probably had spillovers from the Turn Of The Millenium when the trope page was new.

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Jan 19th 2020 at 3:56:08 AM

I've also added the Rule of Cautious Editing Judgment and No Real Life Examples, Please! caution on the The New '20s in regards to real life events (did the same for The New Tens Real Life). As many of those real life events covers a lot of controversial political and social issues, it's best that we try to maintain neutrality here.

I also suggest splitting the Useful Notes for The New 20s into two section (one for pop culture and another for real life events) akin to what I did for the previous decade (mainly because the page is getting very long and I most likely will expect this to be very long as well).

Edited by DarkPaladinX on Jan 19th 2020 at 3:59:04 AM

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