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Spinning off from this TRS thread and further the main ZCE cleanup thread, which voted to clean up ZCEs from Inkblot Cartoon Style and other "art style" tropes.
Art styles are tropes. They can help characterize a setting or character, be used as part of a homage, parody, or pastiche, or otherwise say something about the work. However, many of these tropes are plagued with zero context examples, largely because these tropes can be difficult to add context to.
This thread aims to purge zero context examples from these pages (using commented-out markup (%%)) and add context to examples that are missing them, especially if commenting on ZCE examples results in a page with very few viable examples.
Here is an example of proper context for an Inkblot Cartoon Style entry:
This thread got lost in the shuffle I am bringing it back to life.
I am sadly not familiar with most of the stuff on Ink Blot Cartoon Style. I can try to hunt down the episodes of the shows I do know to see if I can fix the ZC Es
How is this exapmle write up?
Edited by MacronNotes on Jun 6th 2020 at 4:23:38 AM
I added it and added context to three other examples. The plan is to get the entire 1930s section done today.
Adding context really wasnt as hard as I thought.
well another bump. I don't think this will do much but oh well.
Black Bead Eyes were mentioned in the ZCE thread for the high amount of ZCES.The description doesn't give much context besides it being part of a simplistic art style. I think it makes more to have a page on that than bead eyes by themselves because that is just one part of the whole.
I guess for now we should comment-it all out. If we have to we can retool it.
Looking at many of the works it appears in, Black Bead Eyes seems to be often associated with cuteness and innocence. They seem to be common to young characters as well.
Edited by jandn2014 on Jul 10th 2020 at 5:18:44 AM
There are some good examples — anything that actually describes the eyes can be kept, especially if the example goes into the design reasoning for it. I think my favorite example would be No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!, which actually describes what type of black-bead the characters have.
Sorry for double posting, but two things:
Went through the first three folders in Animesque. Currently steeling myself for the USA folder, but if anyone wants to pitch in with the other folders, please do. Also found this example I'm not sure how to split, if it even has enough context:
Edit: The USA folder is done! Thank fuck. Did the Animation — Other folder as well since it was so small.
Also bringing up this example as it needs more context, but as is can stay on the page.
And if these eyecatches were made in Japan, do they even count as Animesque??
Edited by Crossover-Enthusiast on Jul 21st 2020 at 3:55:37 AM
I think the X-Men and Jem examples still count even though the eye catches were done by Japanese studios. They are just western cartoons that had animesque elements added to them and the art style is still western.
Edited by MacronNotes on Jul 22nd 2020 at 10:03:32 AM
Animesque looks great now!
Thank you! I'm not done yet (still a lot to go through and I'm talking it slow so I don't get burnt out), but there being a noticeable change from just the first dozen folders cleaned is very nice to hear!
I made a TRS thread for Animesque because the whole thing is a mess
So I was looking at the commented out examples on Animesque and found an example that seemed to have enough context but was commented out anyway?
What needs to be added/adjusted in order for it be uncommented?
I forget if I commented that out or if someone else did... anyway, while it does describe how the ponies look like anime, that tacked on last sentence just muddles things, as it just "well actually it does still heavily resemble a Western cartoon"'s without actually explaining it. If I commented it out, I think I did it because I know squat about MLP and thus couldn't adequately fix the example. The two tropes linked to "graphical elements" also need to be spilt apart, as they create a Chained Sinkhole.
Edited by Crossover-Enthusiast on Aug 26th 2020 at 5:28:10 AM
The TRS thread for Animesque seems to have determined that no action is required other than cleanup. This is an opportunity to clean up the ZCEs and misuse. For reference, the wick check determined that about half of all examples are ZCE.
Edited by LaundryPizza03 on Sep 29th 2020 at 4:16:50 AM
Noodle People is nearly all ZCE. It's also an appearance trope, so it will be filed on Sandbox.Appearance Tropes Cleanup.
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How well does it match the trope?