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10th Nov, 2017 11:26:37 AM

No. Unless there is a good reason to change a trope's name because it might "offend me" or something. Kick the Dog, Pet the Dog, Kick the Son of a Bitch, etc are all a collection of tropes. To change the name of one would mean that we would need to change the name of all because of "implications".

10th Nov, 2017 11:48:22 AM

In all honesty, I'm not sure he's proposing a trope name change. I think he's asking if the crime "Murder Under Mitigating Circumstances" would fall under Kick the Son of a Bitch.

Edited by DarkHunter
10th Nov, 2017 12:13:06 PM

You might be right. The way his question is worded is somewhat odd so I took that as "I found this trope name offensive". If so I apologize if I sounded rude in any way.

10th Nov, 2017 04:59:59 PM

To me it can be read either way, depending on parsing and emphasis.

I think it would depend on the specific example of mitigating circumstances murder.

10th Nov, 2017 06:07:56 PM

It just seems like a really confused spiel with terrible grammar from someone who's noticed what a trope definition is and is likening it to an example. I don't feel any action needs to be taken but to lock the thread.