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Jan 29th 2023 at 9:59:18 PM

Brought to TRS attention by Completely Normal Guy

Going to Be One of Those Days was created back in 2011 at the latest, and has managed to collect all of 18 wicks in that time. In addition, it's a stock phrase, and use seems to be "something happened and character said this phrase." A full wick check is at Going To Be One Of Those Wick Checks, but here's a summary:

  • Index: 2/18
  • Something happens and character says stock phrase or slight variation: 15/18
  • Something happens and character says other phrase that carries the same sentiment: 1/18

Only the last item on the wick check hints at the possibility of actually being a trope rather than merely a stock phrase. But even if there is a trope hiding behind the mess, it's probably just best to start from scratch rather than fix the page.

Wick check:

Wick Check for Going to Be One of Those Days:

Complete list of Wicks

The reason there's only 18 wicks in the wick check is that the page only has 18 wicks.

    Just Indexing 2/ 18 

    Character Says Stock Phrase 15/ 18 

    Different phrase that carries similar sentiment 1/ 18 

Edited by GastonRabbit on Feb 1st 2023 at 1:08:21 PM

badtothebaritone Now's your chance to be a [[Clown Around Town]] from Somewhere Relationship Status: Snooping as usual
Now's your chance to be a [[Clown Around Town]]
Jan 29th 2023 at 10:46:20 PM

My initial thought is whether or not the concept is sufficiently distinct from This Is Gonna Suck. The character knows the day isn't gonna be good, and they resign themselves to it.

Edited by badtothebaritone on Jan 29th 2023 at 12:46:40 PM

"I can't hear this banger story over all these stupid pregnant people." - A vampire
Amonimus the Retromancer from <<|Wiki Talk|>> Relationship Status: In another castle
the Retromancer
Jan 29th 2023 at 10:58:13 PM

Either redirect to [up] or disambig with the rest of the tropes in the description.

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BlackMage43 Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Jan 29th 2023 at 11:21:20 PM

I feel a Disambig between Casual Danger Dialogue, Here We Go Again!, and This Is Gonna Suck covers everything this trope could mean.

NotGonnaDoALot4 Man in the Yellow Hat from God knows. Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Man in the Yellow Hat
Jan 30th 2023 at 12:55:38 AM

[up]

Also doesn't help that it's a stock phrase.

I honestly don't know what to do anymore.
Adept Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Jan 30th 2023 at 1:23:39 AM

I really don't see a point of disambig-ing if there's so few wicks and almost all of them is just characters saying the phrase.

Just cut.

selkies Professional Wicks Checker Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Professional Wicks Checker
Jan 30th 2023 at 1:25:00 AM

Leaning more toward a redirect but I wouldn't mind a disambig.

GastonRabbit The world's forgotten boy (he/him) from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I wanna be your dog
The world's forgotten boy (he/him)
Jan 30th 2023 at 3:43:09 AM

I'm in favor of getting rid of it either way, but we'll disambiguate or redirect it instead of doing a full-fledged cut to preserve inbounds.

I'd prefer redirecting to This Is Gonna Suck, though.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Jan 30th 2023 at 5:43:38 AM

I am a passenger, and I ride and I ride....
Adept Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Jan 30th 2023 at 3:47:51 AM

If we can't do a full cut, leaning towards redirect.

themayorofsimpleton he/him from a record store Relationship Status: Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies
he/him
Jan 30th 2023 at 4:22:56 AM

~Completely Normal Guy Since they were not pinged.

Anyway, [tup] to a disambig. As always, I prefer them to redirects because they capture more possible uses.

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Berrenta Petal Dance from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Petal Dance
Jan 30th 2023 at 5:10:55 AM

I'd prefer a redirect, though I won't lose sleep if we decide to disambiguate.

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GastonRabbit MOD The world's forgotten boy (he/him) from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I wanna be your dog
The world's forgotten boy (he/him)
Jan 30th 2023 at 5:25:07 AM

Considering this is a Not Thriving thread (meaning it wouldn't take long to take care of) and there's already plenty of support for getting rid of it, I see no need to wait the full three days to run a crowner for deciding whether to disambiguate or redirect, since the thread is really just split between that.

I am a passenger, and I ride and I ride....
themayorofsimpleton he/him from a record store Relationship Status: Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies
he/him
Jan 30th 2023 at 5:37:17 AM

Upvoted both. If we redirect that's fine too—I had suggested a disambig, but I understand if that isn't a popular proposal.

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CompletelyNormalGuy Am I a weirdo? from that rainy city where they throw fish Relationship Status: -not set
Am I a weirdo?
Jan 30th 2023 at 10:53:45 AM

I voted for redirect. There just aren't enough examples to justify a disambig.

Just pretend I wrote something witty here, okay.
themayorofsimpleton he/him from a record store Relationship Status: Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies
he/him
Jan 30th 2023 at 11:53:37 AM

[up] Thatís actually a good point. I think Iíll downvote a disambig then.

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GastonRabbit MOD The world's forgotten boy (he/him) from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I wanna be your dog
The world's forgotten boy (he/him)
Jan 30th 2023 at 2:04:00 PM

So, I'm going to delay calling the crowner because it's a bit unstable, but this is being done differently from most instability-related delays. Since the Three-Day Rule was already waived for hooking the crowner due to this being a Not Thriving thread and those being the only threads the Three-Day Rule can be waived for, delaying calling the crowner in case means that the Three-Day Rule will not be waived, so this crowner will be called no sooner than three days from now.

(Incidentally, three days from now is Groundhog Day, so I don't know how many times it'll have to be called.)

I am a passenger, and I ride and I ride....
Hello83433 Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Jan 31st 2023 at 2:33:53 PM

Just noticed the post on ATT links to the Acceptable Targets thread instead of this one.

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GastonRabbit The world's forgotten boy (he/him) from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I wanna be your dog
The world's forgotten boy (he/him)
Jan 31st 2023 at 3:33:21 PM

[up]It's the other way around — I accidentally linked to the Going to Be One of Those Days wiki page in a bulletin that actually was meant for the Acceptable Targets thread because of a mistake made when copying and pasting. There was a separate bulletin for this thread that linked to both the right page and the right thread.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Jan 31st 2023 at 5:34:38 AM

I am a passenger, and I ride and I ride....
GastonRabbit MOD The world's forgotten boy (he/him) from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I wanna be your dog
GastonRabbit The world's forgotten boy (he/him) from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I wanna be your dog
The world's forgotten boy (he/him)
Feb 1st 2023 at 11:13:41 PM

This isn't going to see any more days, so locking.

I am a passenger, and I ride and I ride....
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Trope Repair Shop: Going to Be One of Those Days
30th Jan '23 5:23:21 AM

Crown Description:

Going To Be One Of Those Days is not thriving, and the fact that it's a Stock Phrase has raised concerns that it's meaningless, or at least not meaningfully different from other tropes. What should be done with it?

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