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4th Oct, 2017 08:54:28 AM

Fallen Creator is the major one for real life examples, mostly focused on poorly received works that taint the rest for some people. (Note that this is a Darth Wiki trope as it is both Flame Bait and extremely YMMV.)

See also Undermined by Reality and Fan Disillusionment. The latter one is No Real Life Examples Please for obvious reasons.

Edited by Scorpion451
4th Oct, 2017 08:55:31 AM

While I don't know if there is a trope for it here, there is a meme that mirrors what you described: "Milkshake Duck".

4th Oct, 2017 11:44:46 PM

Fallen Creator certainly seems the closest, though it's more focused on a drop in the quality of work rather than activities in their life outside of the work they produce. It looks like we don't have anything that covers this specific idea, which would definitely be a Darth Wiki trope, but I'm not sure that it's partcularly one worth creating; super subjective and liable to be extream flame bait. It just came up in a recent On The Tropes episode, and I wondered if there was a trope for it.

Edited by JonnyD
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