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Oct 20th 2021 at 2:03:34 PM

Great, thanks. I also opened an IP discussion to see if we can put the image somewhere.

Remaining to-do

  • Sort through Mixed Ancestry's on-page examples and move them to applicable subtropes. (ETA that I've started doing this; since we're redirecting anyway I'm removing folders once I've done looking through them)
  • Redirect Mixed Ancestry
  • Dewick Mixed Ancestry

Edited by Synchronicity on Oct 24th 2021 at 3:51:10 AM

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Oct 24th 2021 at 1:50:42 PM

Update: I finished sorting the OP Es and redirected Mixed Ancestry appropriately. I put a note on the index's discussion page as well.

Just dewicking left now. While "character is half-Race A and half-Race B" examples can be culled, the most commonly applied subtropes I've found are:

  • But Not Too Foreign: In this [Race A makes up target demographic] work, Character is half-Race B
  • Child of Two Worlds: Character is half-Race A and half-Race B and these races have [complicated history], so they have to [plot relevance of mixed ancestry]
  • Half-Breed Discrimination: Character is half-Race A and half-Race B and faced prejudice for it
  • Hybrid All Along: Character thought they were Race A, it turns out they are also Race B

I also started a draft for mixed race people being seen as attractive since a handful of OP Es went in that direction.

1632 wicks to remove

Oct 26th 2021 at 7:35:31 PM

Does this go anywhere?

  • Mixed Ancestry: Comically invoked in one scene with white women denouncing the idea that their husbands would sleep with their slaves and then discussing how curious it is that each generation of slaves seems to get lighter due to "symbiosis."

Oct 26th 2021 at 8:32:47 PM

That might work.

I've also encountered a few examples like this

  • Mixed Ancestry: The protagonist is Indo-Dutch. As was a stereotype in the early 20th Century, this duality is implied to be at the root of the protagonist's psychological struggle. That is, his rational European side prevents him from listening to his hotblooded Asian side's warnings that he is going to act on his lethal compulsion.

Is this a Forgotten Trope or just Half-Breed Discrimination enforced by the author?

[down] OK. I've removed one earlier and don't remember which article it was on, so I'll note any more above.

Edited by Tabs on Oct 27th 2021 at 8:16:23 AM

Synchronicity cut to the feeling! Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
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Oct 26th 2021 at 8:41:01 PM

It could go under Child of Two Worlds for now but it may be worth a draft if there are enough examples, since things like Mighty Whitey rely on similar "white Europeans smart and cool, brown people weird and dumb" dynamics.

Synchronicity cut to the feeling! Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
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Oct 29th 2021 at 10:21:26 AM

Under half now with 784 wicks left in Characters/.

Nov 1st 2021 at 5:05:32 PM

Is this Interchangeable Asian Cultures?

  • Mixed Ancestry: Lara Jean's father is white while her mother is Korean. Although this is not brought up frequently, Lara Jean laments that she has difficulty dressing up for Halloween, because no matter what costume she wears, everyone always assumes that she is dressing as an anime character.

GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Nov 1st 2021 at 8:29:28 PM

[up]I think it is, since it involves characters mistakenly thinking Korean clothing is Japanese.

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Nov 7th 2021 at 9:47:10 PM

Got the last 90 or so wicks, so we are done here. Thanks to everyone who helped out!!!

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Nov 13th 2021 at 5:26:43 PM

Bumping again to close this.

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What should be done with Mixed Ancestry?

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