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This is basically a duplicate of Replacement Goldfish. The latter is thriving much more (found in 2,814 articles) than this one (284 articles). After all, Tropes Are Flexible, and this just feels like an unnecessary sub-trope to something already covered by a broader trope that's used in both a platonic and romantic sense. Many of the examples covered in Replacement Goldfish are about finding a new boy/girlfriend similar to your ex.
Edited by pidget_spinner on Jun 3rd 2019 at 6:34:14 AM
I could see deletion for being The Same, but More Specific.
Yeah, I notice that most examples of "recently broken up person finds new boy/girlfriend very similar to their ex" listed as Replacement Goldfish instead of Replacement Love Interest
Cut the trope, move the examples to Replacement Goldfish. Maybe merge the two tropes by expanding Replacement Goldfish.
Cut and merge.
Isn't Replacement Goldfish when somebody is given a non-romantic replacement to console them while Replacement Goldfish is for conveniently finding a replacement romantic partner? And if the new lover happens to look exactly the same as the old one, it turns into a Doppelgänger Replacement Love Interest.
Edited by eroock on Jun 9th 2019 at 4:12:34 AM
As has been pointed out, the romantic/non-romantic distinction is too minor, to the point that people are already using Replacement Goldfish for romantic examples.
^ Would like to see a wick check on that claim. We are able to run with a romantic/non-romantic distinction in other things like Interspecies Friendship / Interspecies Romance so why not here?
Why are you asking me? I was neither the one who originally made the claim, nor the first person to support the merge proposal.
Regardless, the descriptions for both Replacement Goldfish and Replacement Love Interest only list the romantic/non-romantic distinction when linking to the other trope, and the rest of their descriptions don't go much further. The descriptions for Interspecies Friendship and Interspecies Romance both discuss the implications the two can have in the plot, but this thread isn't about those two tropes.
Edit: Upon further inspection, the on-page example list for Replacement Goldfish lists non-platonic examples, despite Replacement Love Interest being mentioned in the description:
Edited by GastonRabbit on Jun 9th 2019 at 8:01:08 AM
The two tropes focus on the same thing (replacing a loved one) with the romantic/platonic being the only thing to differentiate them. It's just not a big enough difference to make it worthy of more than one trope article.
Do we have a consensus to cut and merge?
I think at least ten votes are required to gauge consensus for whether something gets cut, so I'd say no.
Edit: Made a crowner so it's easier to keep track of votes. I went with Page Action instead of Single Proposition in case anyone has any other option ideas.
Edited by GastonRabbit on Jul 22nd 2019 at 2:53:06 PM
Any mods know when this will come into effect?
Now, in fact. Calling the crowner in favor of cut-and-merge.
Here's a link to the wick list.
Edited by Berrenta on Jul 29th 2019 at 11:19:37 AM
I turned Main.Replacement Love Interest into a redirect and cutlisted Laconic.Replacement Love Interest. On-page examples have been moved to Sandbox.Replacement Love Interest for now.
Edit: Main/ wicks cleaned. I also posted a notice on the discussion page.
Edited by GastonRabbit on Jul 29th 2019 at 12:06:29 PM
Should we transfer the page image over? It was decided on in a crowner.
Sounds good to me.
I'm fine with it.
It's been transferred over.
Good to hear.
Meanwhile, we have 237 wicks to go.
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