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Poster gjjones went and added End of an Age entries on the main work pages for a couple of Studio Ghibli films with examples that involve behind the scenes information, like:
As far as I understand this trope is solely for in-universe action. Are the examples worth moving to the Trivia sections with an out-of-universe note or should they be cut altogether?
Edited by eroock on Oct 28th 2018 at 2:42:36 PM
As I said before when this came up, even disregarding the In-Universe thing, all of these are very minor compared to what the trope is about. Those are not "ages". They're smaller parts of the whole industry, and just a singular company isn't enough to affect that. There could possibly be an exception if it's a monopoly, but that's hardly the case here. And even then it's still a very weak case.
I am actually interested in the In-Universe thing. No idea what was last discussed on the topic because the search function is broken.
Per eroock's PM, I'm going to voice my opinion on this.
The first time I brought it up was on the "Is this an Example?" thread regarding Diamonds are Forever. The latest discussion about this trope in the same thread regarding Power Rangers Ninja Steel. I would also agree with WhirlRX's concerns that Studio Ghibli are very minor periods in comparison to what the trope is after. As such, we can simply remove those particular entries from the articles in question as misuse.
Also, we might consider moving real-life examples of this trope to the trivia section of the appropriate articles if it's absolutely necessary.
Edited by gjjones on Oct 28th 2018 at 9:37:25 AM
^ It's gonna be absolutely necessary if the trope is in fact an In-Universe trope.
I've actually discovered that the particular trope's page has a real-life section.
RL examples are in-universe examples of human existence. That's not the same thing as meta-information to a work. I am fine with moving those examples to the Trivia sections.
Isn't there a separate trope for "the last work that the creator writes/an actor plays in/etc"?
There's Swan Song, but that's specifically about the last work a creator worked on before they died.
Gonna move the entries away from the work pages.
Oh, and can we add “A meta example” to the trivia entries to make more sense?
There's a relevant thread for real-life maintenance if we can ask if this trope is for in universe or out of universe use.
Edited by gjjones on Nov 5th 2018 at 7:36:28 AM
So this latest edit on Cowboy Bebop was moved to Trivia:
While it's a deliberate parallel to the end of the real-world Wild West (and for that matter the era of freedom that followed the collapse of the old studio system in Hollywood), the example is referring to an in-universe age, the end of the colonization race across the solar system and the frontier wildness that came with it.
Someone probably thought it was unclear that it was in-universe. It's a little bit ambiguous, since you need to know the works mentioned to understand their meaning. It's not a clearly written example.
Edited by AnotherDuck on Nov 6th 2018 at 6:57:04 PM
Alright, how about this?
Cool, editing now.
On the ATT thread I started, rjd1922 said that he doesn't think real-life examples should be removed.
Thanks for catching that error. Fixed my post to reflect that.
Edited by gjjones on Nov 16th 2018 at 12:32:08 PM
Maybe out of universe things should get its own trope?
IMO, RL examples would:
a) have to reach a certain scale like when the Roman Empire crumbled not "this was the last film by inspirational creator X". How did this affect the RL of the people of our time? I believe rjd1922 would agree on that.
b) be listed for the RL entity it belongs to. In the Ghibli examples, it should go on the pages of the creators.
Edited by eroock on Nov 14th 2018 at 12:28:22 PM
Rjd said he didn't think real life examples should be removed, so kind of the opposite of that.
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