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Linking to a past Trope Repair Shop thread that dealt with this page: VERY messy!, started by vexusdylan on Aug 30th 2011 at 3:58:32 AM
This isn't so much a discussion as it is a question, but where would traditionally scary words be posted? Words like Nightmare, Grave, Demise, Death, Spider, where would stuff like that go?
I've noticed a pattern with characters who have "Salazar" as a first or last name. They tend to be evil, or at least morally ambiguous. Where do you think I should add examples?
We have a list of quotes a mile long in the appropriate section.
Why is the lamest one on the front page? To half the European audience "Walpurgisnacht" means "time to party in front of a fire and get stoned and/or drunk".
Seriously, first time I read PMMM I was wondering if there was an Oktoberfest witch too. (I'll admit it might be Culture Clash ... but it's still lame :)
Sound like those names used to indicate whether they are villains are subjective.
I can't believe we've failed to add "Reaper" to this list. Which subcategory would it fall under?
NamesToRunAwayFrom.Mix And Match? There is the R and "reaping".
Do handles or usernames count?
Let it be noted, I hate the picture. It looks bad and kind of disgusting. Also, that's an unbelievably silly name. Just saying.
Starting to think the reason that so few entries are being placed in some parts is that the subtropes division is kinda poorly done... There can be three names for one source that have to be put in three separate pages, and it can get tiresome. I had to put "Snarbolax" in Xtreme Kool Letterz (which should really be renamed, IMO, as it indicates it's used for replacing letters for other ones), Herex, The Whispering Venom in "Mixed" (The sheer existence of that page seems to be a problem to me), and Warmaster Seerus in "title." (Which I didn't even realize was its own page for a while) All of these coming from Spiral Knights. YMMV but yea, seems problematic to me.
Could we add a section for names ending in G? For example:
I doubt that this is really part of the trope: You could probably find just as many good characters with names that end in G.
Maybe take it to Trope Talk, if you still think it's a trope.
Would anyone whose initials spell out "J.A.B." count?
Is there a reason this page has such a poor layout? Every other page is organized into types of fictional works. Comics, Film, etc. Why on Earth is this page such a drastic departure?
Post is old, but as this topic may come up again:
Example lists can be organized in any way that makes sense. As there are so many types of names covered in Names to Run Away from Really Fast, sorting the examples in media sections would mean that all different kinds of names are lumped together. I expect this would make it impossible to the keep track of the examples. There are already many shoehorned examples, and if you put all the different types of names together, then weeding out the example lists would become a nightmare.
Don't you think the name is too long? Some of it needs to be trimmed, or get a name-change.
This thread-mode example was simplified: apparently the original sense of the Latin root is roughly correct: to play, sport, imitate.
This thread-mode example was simplified. In the end "mal" is not evil and so does not make for a good example. River-reaver is speculative but we can probably make an example from that.
Are The servants from Fate/Stay Night eligible in the weapons section?
On the subject of ethymological origin in latin... The latin word for death is mors, mortis - the latter being the genitive used to illustrate declension radix, i. e. except for the nominative, all forms of the word contain a radical mort-, to which the suffices are added in order to discriminate between the different cases. This would also be what to expect in combined words based on the noun. However, having established that, morior is the latin verb for dying, and anything based thereupon (although /quasi-/french origins would also explain dropping the -t) would have the radix mori, the vowel possibly being elided in combined words, if mori- were to be followed by another component beginning with another vowel, it would elide the -i- and explain. However, neither mort- nor mor- actually means anything simply on their own in latin, e. g. mora, morae is not related to cessation of life, but the having to wait.
Just setting it straight.
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How well does it match the trope?