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We should probably get around to splitting this in preparation for the next book. You know, move book-specific tropes to Literature.The Way Of Kings and Literature.Words Of Radiance, keep general series tropes to Literature.The Stormlight Archive, that sort of thing.
Yeah, I've thought about that before, but the problem is that until the next book comes out, we don't know what's book-specific and what's not, particularly in terms of characters and whatnot.
But still, we could make a split now and fix things as far as what-goes-where when book two comes out.
I think most of it will be obvious. For example, let's just go through the first ten tropes on the page:
Literature.The Stormlight Archive (series-wide tropes)
Literature.The Way Of Kings (book-specific tropes)
Literature.Words Of Radiance (book-specific tropes)
Just like that.
Why do we need a split? The page isn't particularly large compared to other pages, and stuff like The Wheel of Time has all of its tropes in the same list.
If anything is a spoiler for a specific book, just spoiler tag it with the name of the book. Or move it to the characters page.
Like so: (Everything from WOR is a joke.)
It needs to be split for the same reason that films are split: Spoilers, ease of reading, etc. Most books aren't split because we don't really have a big literature fanbase on the wiki, but for a series of ten doorstoppers, splitting them is a very good idea.
Honestly, the Wheel of Time should be split up by book, too. But that's a bloody trope quagmire. It makes sense to split Stormlight to prevent the same problem, but it's probably prudent to wait until the second book is released.
The reason I brought it up before the second book is released is because then people will have already started adding lots of tropes for it to the page, and it will be more difficult to sort.
Well, sandboxed them up, with the tropes split and everything. The only problem right now is that Kings' description is kinda bad. Oh, and we need another image for the main page, since I moved the pic to Kings, but I couldn't find anything decent that would fit.
Sandbox.The Stormlight Archive, Sandbox.The Way Of Kings, and Sandbox.Words Of Radiance.
Haven't had a chance to give an in-depth look, but they seem good to me.
I made a few changes to Sandbox.The Stormlight Archive (mostly just changing the pagequote and putting the Arc Words entry from Sandbox.The Way Of Kings onto it, instead), and rewrote the description on Sandbox.The Way Of Kings. I, uh... might have gone a little overboard.
Eh, could stand to be shortened, but it's better than it was before. I certainly can't come up with something better.
So I'll swap those in if no one objects in the next couple days.
Should The Stormlight Archive be made into a category, similar to how Discworld and The Dresden Files have categories into which the books fall? So, The Way Of Kings would become TheStormlightArchive/TheWayOfKings
Someone edited the pagequote, saying that the line didn't fit the potholed tropes.
"Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination."
Life before death == life is more important than death. ie, don't take life unless you have to. Given that the Knights Radiant were badasses, that's Martial Pacifist in a nutshell.
Strength before weakness == the strong have a duty to protect the weak. Pretty straightforward With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.
Journey before destination == the inverse of "the ends justify the means". It's saying that how you do things is more important than what you do. That's Honor Before Reason.
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