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pidget_spinner Relationship Status: In love with love
Jun 3rd 2019 at 6:32:32 PM

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

Brainulator9 Regular garden-variety troper. from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Regular garden-variety troper.
Jun 4th 2019 at 11:45:57 AM

I could see deletion for being The Same, but More Specific.

I love when bad shows have great music. Sometimes, it can be worth the hassle of sitting through a bad work.
pidget_spinner Relationship Status: In love with love
Jun 8th 2019 at 5:19:48 PM

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

RamenChef Image Pickin's Simon Cowell from UTC-6:00 Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
Image Pickin's Simon Cowell
Jun 8th 2019 at 7:37:41 PM

Cut.

This message was written on a hamster.
WarJay77 NANO words left: 30,104 from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
NANO words left: 30,104
Jun 8th 2019 at 7:41:24 PM

Cut the trope, move the examples to Replacement Goldfish. Maybe merge the two tropes by expanding Replacement Goldfish.

Female troper who likes Pokemon, ARGs, Writing, and more. / Links: Sandbox.Zero Context Example Thread - Sandbox.Roleplay Cleanup Thread
Berrenta Spacefarer from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Spacefarer
GastonRabbit Not a turkey from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Not a turkey
Jun 8th 2019 at 10:33:14 PM

[up]

How many nuns could nunchucks chuck if nunchucks could chuck nuns?
Jun 9th 2019 at 3:57:52 AM

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

GastonRabbit Not a turkey from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Not a turkey
Jun 9th 2019 at 4:33:53 AM

[up]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.

How many nuns could nunchucks chuck if nunchucks could chuck nuns?
Jun 9th 2019 at 4:41:02 AM

^ 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?

GastonRabbit Not a turkey from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Not a turkey
Jun 9th 2019 at 5:02:47 AM

[up]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:

    Sample 
  • One joke lampshades the use of this trope in science fiction:
    "I saw a movie today."
    "What was it about?"
    "Oh, you know, the same old story. Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy builds new girl."
  • The song "Silver Bride" by the folk metal band Amorphis is about a widower who creates a woman of gold and silver to serve as this. It was inspired by a passage from The Kalevala, the Finnish national epic that has inspired much of Amorphis' work.
  • In The Kalevala, mythical master smith Ilmarinen is widowed and, in his loneliness, searches for a new wife. No maiden accepts him, fearing to meet the fate of his dead wife. Having forged the sky and the miracle machine Sampo, he decides to make himself a perfect wife from silver and gold. It turns out badly, as the new wife says nothing, feels nothing, and is as cold as a stone. In the end, disappointed Ilmarinen pushed her back into the forge, destroying her.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Jun 9th 2019 at 8:01:08 AM

How many nuns could nunchucks chuck if nunchucks could chuck nuns?
pidget_spinner Relationship Status: In love with love
Jun 11th 2019 at 1:37:46 PM

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.

pidget_spinner Relationship Status: In love with love
Jun 23rd 2019 at 4:06:15 PM

Do we have a consensus to cut and merge?

GastonRabbit Not a turkey from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Not a turkey
Jul 22nd 2019 at 12:35:43 AM

[up]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

How many nuns could nunchucks chuck if nunchucks could chuck nuns?
Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
pidget_spinner Relationship Status: In love with love
Jul 26th 2019 at 9:22:54 PM

Any mods know when this will come into effect?

Berrenta MOD Spacefarer from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Spacefarer
Jul 29th 2019 at 9:17:46 PM

[up] 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

GastonRabbit Not a turkey from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Not a turkey
Jul 29th 2019 at 9:29:58 PM

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

How many nuns could nunchucks chuck if nunchucks could chuck nuns?
Crossover-Enthusiast Stars save us from the queen! from somewhere doing something Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Stars save us from the queen!
Aug 3rd 2019 at 3:05:15 AM

Should we transfer the page image over? It was decided on in a crowner.

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/su_replacement_love_interest_vertical.png

This design is still the shit
Berrenta Spacefarer from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Spacefarer
Aug 3rd 2019 at 2:42:31 PM

[up] Sounds good to me.

Brainulator9 Regular garden-variety troper. from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Regular garden-variety troper.
Aug 3rd 2019 at 8:53:50 PM

[up][up][tup]

I love when bad shows have great music. Sometimes, it can be worth the hassle of sitting through a bad work.
WarJay77 NANO words left: 30,104 from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
NANO words left: 30,104
Aug 3rd 2019 at 8:54:08 PM

Sure.[tup]

Female troper who likes Pokemon, ARGs, Writing, and more. / Links: Sandbox.Zero Context Example Thread - Sandbox.Roleplay Cleanup Thread
GastonRabbit Not a turkey from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Not a turkey
Aug 4th 2019 at 6:24:02 AM

I'm fine with it.

How many nuns could nunchucks chuck if nunchucks could chuck nuns?
Crossover-Enthusiast Stars save us from the queen! from somewhere doing something Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Stars save us from the queen!
Berrenta Spacefarer from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Spacefarer
Aug 5th 2019 at 9:24:54 PM

Good to hear.

Meanwhile, we have 237 wicks to go.

Page Action: Replacement Love Interest
22nd Jul '19 12:51:10 AM
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