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I think Iga might have actually managed to invoke this as a legitimate theme in Ritual of the Night. Chairs are so prominent in the game that they actually specifically stand out as an element of the game. They aren\'t remotely important to the plot, but there are empty rooms whose sole purpose is to have a meaningless chair in them. There is an enemy called Chair Mimic that won\'t do anything unless you specifically go out of your way to sit in it, in which case it will jump around potentially throwing you into hazards. If you get out and it collides with you again while it\'s jumping you will be forced to sit in it and there\'s a chance for it to drop a shard which will give you the ability summon chair which allows you to summon a virtually useless chair. Said ability can be upgraded to allow you to summon different styles of chairs while are all exactly as usefull. There are also a few spots where sitting in a chair for long enough will activate an easter egg or secret of some sort. It\'s pretty hilarious. Not that I\'m suggesting we use that one example as an excuse to make this an actual trope, I just thought it was worth bringing up.
Maybe change the description into this more concise explanation by Fighteer?
What if sitting on chairs is used as a plot point? Say, there’s an inter-generational gap (for instance, the Azeri people used to sit on the floor while eating until relatively recently) or a cultural gap (Japan vs. the West), or the motor skills used to sit on a chair are discussed (for instance, FDR couldn’t sit on a chair because his buttock muscles were too weak, and there was a Cutaway Gag on Family Guy in which Peter forgot how to sit on a chair).
That seems like a whole new trope concept - like Doesnt Like Chairs. May want to bring that up in YKTTW.
That's... largely irrelevant to this page. As it says, there can be tropes associated to people sitting in chairs (Slouch of Villainy, for example). People Sit On Chairs is just a catch-all for "not being a trope." It could as easily be "People Sleep In Beds" or "People Walk on the Ground."
People get oddly hung up about the chair part.
Hold on, isn't this kind of a troping-specific Mathematician's Answer? I feel like there should be some link between these two pages...
Nah. It's about things that aren't tropes.
Don't you think it's interesting how many video games have been made throughout history that contain chairs, couches, or other things people sit on, but the playable character is never allowed to actually sit on them? They're allowed to open doors and interact with the environment in many other ways, but they're almost never allowed to sit in chairs.
Actually I think it's most often park benches that are most conspicuously un-sit-on-able. When guiding a playable character through a pretty looking park, one might want to stop and admire the environmental craftsmanship, sit on the bench, and enjoy the scenery? Nope. You have to stand.
And thus we end up with Die, Chair! Die! instead.
Wouldn't this be an index? There are enough tropes about how people sit and the chairs they sit and the seating arrangements on the set that it could be such a top-level Super-Trope that there wouldn't be any examples left for it.
Seated Tropes already exists.
I like that in Madoka Magica, the chairs people choose to sit on have a symbolic element throughout the story, and so people sitting on chairs isn't People Sit On Chairs.
Those of symbolic chairs, not normal chairs.
Dramatic Sit Down. I Think I need to Lie Down. That's a trope. It conveys emotional distress.
Fair enough. What about it?
Just made the YKTTW. It's called Dramatic Sit Down. I went for a wide variety of reasons of why people would sit down besides for the obvious.
Funny, when I checked this I thought this was going to be a subtrope of Hollywoood History or something like that, about people being shown as sitting in chairs when they really should be sitting on something else (e. g. a carpet, tatami, whatever) in a culture that does not commonly use chairs or where people don't sit on chairs in a certain context (such as Greeks and Romans lying down on benches for their meal or carousal). Ah well...!
Exactly. "People sit on chairs" ... except when they don't. It's one of the more simplistic anthropological divides: chair-sitters vs. floor-sitters.
NO THEY DONT when do people sit in chairs
I'm sitting in a chair right now
It's a chair, not a bed.
Why is the Keep "Abreast of This Index" index considered Chairs? Or was that not the reason it was erased and locked?
^No, it was cut because it was considered to be an index of fanservice/porn.
Oh, I see. Thanks for the answer :)
But... but People Sit On Chairs IS a trope! I see it right there at the top of the page! If it's not a trope, then why is there a trope with that title? This makes no sense!
There is no trope with that title. Note the page type. ;-D
This should count as a trope for My Little Pony.
What's with the grammar here? Shouldn't it be "People Sit in Chairs"? Anyways, I think this trope is related to/somewhat caused by Everyone Is Jesusin Purgatory
This... this was never suggested, was it? Because I can totally see it popping up on YKTTW.
People sit on chairs◊.
Am I doing it right? :D
This article brings up a point- Isn't all of TV Tropes essentially this? That is, mundane and meaningless categorization of events you fervently believe authors are fully aware of?
The mission of TV Tropes is more about identifying meaningful patterns in fiction.
What meaningful patterns? What school of literary criticism do you believe T Vtropes tries to follow?
Here's an example of a "Meaningful pattern" being twisted and abandoned just using examples from the trope page- Element that showcases sloth for good or evil. You do -not- need 3 different versions OF THE EXACT SAME PAGE.
Edited out this page quote:
I don't know if it's a good idea to have a page quote on this page at all. Let's discuss it :)
It can be kind of hard to explain exactly what PSOC means, and it seems like that dialog hurts clarity. It is funny if you already understand the joke. But what information is supposed to be communicated?
There is discussion on the forum about tweaking the description. I took off the first sentence that began "There are universal tropes. And then..." because the points brought up were that bringing in universal and omnipresent tropes was confusing, that the largest paragraph is actually very clear and I saw that the problem with words like "omnipresent" and "universal" is that people may not bother much to note that they are technically different and it causes problems because we have specific definitions for Universal Trope and Omnipresent Trope that actually have nothing to do with this issue.
People Sitting On Chairs seem to be more targeted to Narrative Tropes.
Wow, the Playing With page for this trope filled up in record time. I'd only created it today and all the ???'s are already gone.
And now it\'s gone. RIP in peace.
Followed the link from the 'So Yeah' discussion here. The alt. titles cracked me up especially. 'Breathing Oxygen' is even more mundane and common than people sitting in chairs, and 'Not A Trope' makes itself an oxymoron.
And, actually, this is subverted in Japan, isn't it?
Averted, not subverted. Subverted is when it looks like it'll happen but it doesn't.
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