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The trope repair shop recently rewrote the Punk Punk page, which is about cyberpunk derivatives. Key to the new definition is that these derivative genres must fit one of the following:
There is concern that some of the subtropes (there are 20) may not actually fit these criteria, and are simply cyberpunk snowclones. The purpose of this thread is to figure out whether each of the subtropes actually fits, and make changes as needed. Such changes could include re-writing descriptions, renaming, simply removing from the Punk Punk index, or even cutting if the pages are deemed Not A Trope.
If there are tropes that aren't listed on Punk Punk but should be, those can be discussed here as well.
The idea is that, similar to threads like the appearance trope thread, we discuss one trope at a time, and then have a crowner to decide what to do with it.
Oh good, I need to tell you, of why you did exclude the Bio Punk subgenre for? When its seems closely or undeniably fit the definition you're subscribing to?
But besides that problem with your changes for the page, I think Dr. Stone seems to try helping the Stonepunk subgenre to 'evolved' into like Steampunk, as one of its main characters is treating a post-Modern technology-less world as dystopic.
Edited by Franco-America2018 on Jan 3rd 2020 at 9:41:03 AM
Whoops, sorry! I think I missed Biopunk when re-ordering the tropes list from the sandbox alphabetically. My bad. I agree with your analysis and I think that's an easy keep. I added it back to the index.
Edited by naturalironist on Jan 6th 2020 at 1:16:03 PM
Looking at the examples on Stone Punk, I agree most are just rehashes of other tropes and/or ZCE and can be elliminated.
However, some works seem to be worth keeping in a "punk" sense, specifically the ones that play up social roles in Romanticism Versus Enlightenment. I'm wondering if some examples should be kept with a pin in them as we continue through other punk pages (specifically Sandal Punk, Clock Punk, and Feudal Future but maybe others) and role them into some sort of "Ancient/Pre-Modern Punk" to describe works that are Punk in technology or themes, but are in settings before/without/minimal electricity.
Is there an archive of each of the discussions about the Punk Punk subtropes? I want to get a better idea of how they're defined on this site. The Trope Repair Shop thread simply goes from beginning of the discussion to the end, and Stone Punk is the only one I saw a detailed discussion for.
^ We haven't really gotten to any of them yet.
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