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Linking to a past Trope Repair Shop thread that dealt with this page: I think this happens enough in-universe to be made objective., started by DragonQuestZ on Jan 10th 2012 at 6:19:16 AM
What's the difference between this and Nausea Fuel?
There's nothing here!
Hum maybe we should just censor all horror related things as well. meat moss...ETC
I think we should change this Trope so it applies to Squick IN-UNIVERSE, I.E. characters find the display disgusting. It shouldn't be the case of a 5 lined page, we should have something here, but it should not be arguable, it has to be found revolting in the story. Yes it may be only one squished fly may be this trope if the chracters react, and doesn't count if it is the contents of a septic tank if no one bats an eye.
maybe one couldn't quite put examples here, but wouldn't a Troper Tales page be appropriate? Seeing as squick is rather on an individual level.
"Please don't list this on a work's page as a trope.
Examples can go here, on one of this page's subpages, or the work's YMMV tab."
Hilariously, it seems whoever locked the page has no idea how the YMMV page actually works.
The page was locked long before the YMMV banner was installed.
Contraction should be changed to portmanteau cause that's what they meant.
Would it be possible to add in-universe examples of squick? As in, characters' squick reactions instead of real-life squick reactions?
That would call for a new trope. Go to YKTTW.
isnt that Sick and Wrong ?
There is a very important part of the definition left out. Namely Squick explicatively leave outs out any judgement beyond personal dislike. As apposed to disgusting that implies it should not be one at all.
The key point to the invention of the term squick for that emation respoance was to be non judgmental, it basically be definition a YMMV term
Origin, by S Tella from a.s.b. circa 4/1991: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.sex.bondage/875nbbqBRZI/discussion
Actually...it wasn't Radioactive Man who said the quote about goggles. It was Rainer Wolfcastle....who was filming a movie in which he played Radioactive Man. Big difference.
Also, unless the line was reused, the quote is nothing to do with Squick, he was told the goggles would stop his eyes being harmed by acid but well..
It's a quote about brain bleach, which is what most reactions to squick are.
Why is there a laconic page? There's hardly a 'main' page here.
Yeah? Where'd this page go? It used to have examples and such. Totally threw off my Trope Trawl.
I demand imge links!
Phbt. Not if you're going to ask for them so rudely.
Video link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6Mi0Bw75GI. It's purposefully SQUICK, so you'll want brain bleach ready.
Your mileage may vary.
This topic could really use some examples.
Not to be confused with the awful, AWFUL fanfiction of the same name?
I first saw "squick" used on the Delta Green mailing list (for the Call of Cthulhu RPG) in about 1998, I think. It had a more specific meaning. It was an onomatopoeia for a particular, um, "act"... you had to drill your own hole.
All the examples are in the archived discussion.
How about this image for the article?
Who the hell removed the examples in a way that prevents them from being seen?
I had heard that it was an onomatopoeia for the sound of something wet/disgusting being squeezed out of a tight space. (Have heard references to both the "drill your own hole" and also to "Aunt Flo's Visit")
I heard the word "squick" in 1993, on a usenet newsgroup, just before the web became popular. At the time it was used as an onomotopoeia for a sex act that required the receptive partner to remove her glass eye.
And, apparently, when she was a "virgin" to this particular act, her loving partner had removed a non-glass eye, without even a local anesthetic, in order to make it possible.
Ever since then people have used the sound effect to refer to anything that gets the same emotional reaction from them.
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