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Sep 21st 2019 at 7:25:12 AM

Brainulator9 Regular garden-variety troper. from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Regular garden-variety troper.
Sep 21st 2019 at 7:43:27 PM

Sorry. I bombed and discarded the first one.

Sorry to barge in.
Sep 21st 2019 at 8:16:09 PM

[up] That's one of the ones we were planning on discarding anyway, so no harm done. And... welcome aboard, I guess?

Edited by Miss_Desperado on Sep 21st 2019 at 8:16:38 AM

gc10 from Earth for sure Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
Sep 22nd 2019 at 10:55:13 AM

I'm bombing Nick Fury Greeting, Sequel named differently and The unassuming villain due to being redundant.

Edited by gc10 on Sep 22nd 2019 at 8:00:40 PM

Just as i thought, JUST AS I THOUGHT.
Sep 22nd 2019 at 11:56:57 AM

[up] When you say "redundant" do you mean Yes We Do Have This One?

I gave supporting good guy who is always wrong a bombs-away bump. Now it has enough bombs to discard. Bye-bye!

gc10 from Earth for sure Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
Sep 22nd 2019 at 2:30:02 PM

^ Yes, I mean Yes We Do Have This One

Removing The Spinning POV of Nausea, Mouth Mutilation, Antiquenology, Cerebus Equilibrium, Schrodinger's Author and Fail to Succeed as they're redundant.

Edited by gc10 on Sep 22nd 2019 at 11:59:19 AM

Just as i thought, JUST AS I THOUGHT.
Sep 22nd 2019 at 9:13:17 PM

[up][up][up][up] Thanks, been lurking here but decided to be involved.

So, I found these drafts.

Sorry to barge in.
gc10 from Earth for sure Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
Sep 23rd 2019 at 2:09:55 AM

[up] I bombed Pundit Inverted V and Fork You. I discarded Delusional Relationship.

I'll check Bully turned Buddy later, but looking at the example, I personally believe it could simply be merged with Reformed Bully, by expanding a bit the meaning of the trope. Besides, some examples are already placed in both pages.

Edited by gc10 on Sep 23rd 2019 at 11:15:35 AM

Just as i thought, JUST AS I THOUGHT.
Sep 23rd 2019 at 9:19:41 AM

The draft's description is sparse, but as it is right now, it and Reformed Bully can be distinguished by the "goodness level" of the bully.

A Reformed Bully has become a nicer person but is not necessarily anyone's friend. Or even an important character.

A Bully Turned Buddy isn't necessarily any nicer. Maybe they're still a bully. An example that comes to mind is 13 Going on 30, where the future buddy is still mean, but the protagonist has developed into a backstabbing jerk over the years. The bully is not reformed in any way.

Edited by Tabs on Sep 23rd 2019 at 9:25:20 AM

Synchronicity Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
Sep 23rd 2019 at 4:21:51 PM

Glad I found this thread, as someone who likes to scroll on mobile and accidentally clicks the last-page button too often. Here are a couple on the last page that we can probably get rid of:

'Forum signatures? In this economy?'
gc10 from Earth for sure Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
Sep 23rd 2019 at 4:49:00 PM

[up]Bombed them all.

Just as i thought, JUST AS I THOUGHT.
Sep 23rd 2019 at 6:19:42 PM

[up][up] - Bump to bomb, with Administrivia.Do We Have This One and a response?

Edited by Malady on Sep 23rd 2019 at 6:20:37 AM

Help with possible disambig and redirect issues!
gc10 from Earth for sure Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
Sep 24th 2019 at 5:57:21 AM

[up]It's not necessary to justify every single bomb I think. An explanation is needed only if you're going to definitely discard the draft.

Hereditary secret bodyguard is poorly worked, too specific and already covered enough by other tropes, and didn't change since 2011. I bombed it.

Absurdly Correct, another identical draftwas launched before it. This one can be discarded.

Edited by gc10 on Sep 24th 2019 at 3:12:26 PM

Just as i thought, JUST AS I THOUGHT.
Sep 24th 2019 at 2:22:01 PM

[up] - But bumping means more visibility and therefore more bombs to clear them out faster.

Help with possible disambig and redirect issues!
Brainulator9 Regular garden-variety troper. from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Regular garden-variety troper.
Sep 24th 2019 at 5:40:41 PM

Bombed all that arrived today. Motion to discard?

You don't mean no-nothing at all to me...
gc10 from Earth for sure Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
Sep 25th 2019 at 9:34:40 AM

[up][up] Now that you made me think of that, you're right. We should do that more often.


I'm discarding Build a Skyscraper to reach the Sky, Evil is a mode and Hereditary secred bodyguard since they're redundant and already covered by existing tropes.

Edited by gc10 on Sep 25th 2019 at 6:40:25 PM

Just as i thought, JUST AS I THOUGHT.
Sep 25th 2019 at 9:50:27 AM

[up][up][up] I can't find the query now, but somewhere, it was said that bumping TLP drafts to get them bombed was frowned upon. Or maybe it was bumping multiple drafts at once to get them bombed. That's one of the reasons I created this thread. This way, we can quietly discard drafts that will never make it to tropehood, without bringing unnecessary attention to them on the launch pad itself.

gc10 from Earth for sure Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
Sep 25th 2019 at 12:50:15 PM

[up] I'm sorry, I wasn't aware of that. I limited myself and bumped only 3 drafts, because I didn't want to crowd the TLP.

I think however, that instead of completely forbid bumping drafts for bombing, enstablishing a limit would be better. Sometimes drafts posted here stay for days before receiving 5 bombs, and considering the growing number of drafts per day (the TLP kept bouncing between 497 and 498 pages, because of continuously added/discarded drafts), it prevents this thread from actually reducing the drafts in the TLP.

That said, I'm not going to bump anymore drafts for bombing, if the rules don't allow it.


Edited by gc10 on Sep 25th 2019 at 9:55:58 PM

Just as i thought, JUST AS I THOUGHT.
Sep 25th 2019 at 1:01:04 PM

Reading through the TLP Guidelines, bumps for bombs isn't specifically disallowed. I'm just being careful. smile

gc10 from Earth for sure Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
Sep 25th 2019 at 1:14:56 PM

[up] True, the TLP doesn't talk about that. But still, if you say that bumping TLP drafts to get them bombed was frowned upon at, it should be taken note nonetheless. Perhaps that could be more clearly and definitely discussed with the Mods? To have a clearer guideline on that?

Just as i thought, JUST AS I THOUGHT.
Sep 25th 2019 at 5:40:58 PM

I found this drafts that I'm not sure if they are salvagable.

  • Peter Jackson Shot "I wide shot to present our main party." I don't know if we have that trope, but this draft a bad name, and only zero context examples.
  • It's About Time: "Characters reacting to the main couple finally hooking up."
  • Star Takeover: "The main actor ends with too much control over the production." Was mentioned that may be only an exagerated Wag the Director.

Sorry to barge in.
Sep 25th 2019 at 8:57:43 PM

I dislike the stock phrase-y-ness and stub description, but I can see "It's About Time" be a trope where characters react approvingly to a couple becoming a couple. I can think of an example, too.

gc10 from Earth for sure Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
Sep 26th 2019 at 6:20:27 AM

[up][up]I bombed Star Takeover since I think it's redundant and unnecessary. For those other two, I'd rather look around the TLP or the tropes to see whether they're redundant or not.

Just as i thought, JUST AS I THOUGHT.
Synchronicity Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
Sep 26th 2019 at 1:50:59 PM

Redundant drafts, all of which I'm bombing:

Edited by Synchronicity on Sep 26th 2019 at 4:00:16 AM

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