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Jul 30th 2016 at 11:51:10 AM •••

I'm going to edit the claim that a.p.'s are usually more powerful than gods. Many of them can be quite little.

Dec 7th 2015 at 2:22:06 AM •••

Removed this page quote:

"You are utterly the stupidest, most self-centered, appallingest excuse for an anthropomorphic personification in this or any other plane!"
Death berating Dream in The Sandman

...Because all it does it mention the term "anthropomorphic personification". It doesn't illuminate it in any way, aside from the mention of who's talking.

Replaced with this:

Susan: I think I'd better tell you... My grandfather is Death.
Bilious: Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.
Susan: I said Death.
Bilious: Sorry?
Susan: Death. You know... Death?
Bilious: You mean, the robes, the—
Susan: —Scythe, white horse, bones... yes. Death.

...Because I think it hints at the difference between the abstraction and the personification, as well as being mildly humorous.

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Jul 11th 2016 at 1:57:19 AM •••

Someone had removed the lines in the middle. I see the point, it's clumsy. But I think we should keep part of them. So, I think it should be like this:

I think I'd better tell you... my grandfather is Death.

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.

I said Death.

You mean (etc.)

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Apr 20th 2012 at 6:27:31 AM •••

Anthropomorphism is the creation of monsters.

To make the darkness really scary, you must give it eyes.

Oct 15th 2011 at 2:49:21 PM •••

Could the Borg Queen be considered the Anthropomorphic Personification of the Borg Collective, some of the things she says seem to imply that she is not just a part or controller but the embodiment of the Borg Collective its self

Aug 28th 2011 at 11:48:38 AM •••

Is there a trope namer and if not, should we pick one?

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Dec 7th 2015 at 2:02:00 AM •••

I don't think you can pick a Trope Namer. A trope namer is a work using the name that the trope is named after. As such, if this trope name is a term in scholarship, thew closest thing to a trope namer would be academic scholarship itself or whatever particular work introduced the term.

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Apr 20th 2011 at 5:52:44 AM •••

Wouldn't the Real Life examples fit better under a Miscellaneous section? Most of those examples don't actually exist in real life, they're characters that are used in real life to represent their respective concepts as they are defined in real life.

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