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jamgorham Since: Jun, 2020
Nov 17th 2021 at 8:03:34 PM •••

If this is the opposite of Life Imitates Art, how come this isn't a Trivia trope while the latter is?

bookworm11 Since: Oct, 2014
Jun 7th 2020 at 7:43:13 PM •••

Should this page have video examples? It seems to be more of a trope category than a trope itself. If it's a singular trope page for every realistic thing that happens in a work, that seems like People Sit on Chairs.

Sikon Since: Jan, 2001
Feb 16th 2011 at 10:27:09 PM •••

Seeing how this trope (and tropes in general) is not specific to television at all, notwithstanding the Artifact Title of the wiki itself, I suggest renaming this trope to something more generic, like Truth in Fiction.

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Jun 21st 2011 at 5:00:29 AM •••

I´m agree with you, Truth in Television sounds like the only truth is in television or something.

Levitator Since: Mar, 2017
Feb 1st 2019 at 10:27:15 PM •••

The only thing is Truth in television is alliterative. Maybe Truth in Tropes?

Sorry, did not notice this was from 8 years ago.

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thiagovscoelho Since: May, 2013
Nov 30th 2015 at 3:47:46 PM •••

aaaaah, I only now got that this means "things that are truth being put in television"

I've been reading it as "this is only true in television" up to now

itstrishaagain Since: Mar, 2015
Oct 3rd 2015 at 10:55:57 AM •••

I thought this trope means something that only the writers know is true happening in fiction before I read the page.

Themanwithplan Since: Jul, 2011
Jan 30th 2012 at 7:52:47 PM •••

what's the difference between this page and the examples on the [[real life]] page? this one seems unneccessary.

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ading Since: Jan, 2011
Feb 2nd 2012 at 3:57:38 AM •••

The Real Life page is mostly Just for Fun, this is the actual Real Life page.

Edited by ading I'm a Troper!!! Since: Dec, 1969
Aug 18th 2010 at 9:54:12 PM •••

Where did the trope get the stat that 30% of marriages in Japan are arranged? I live in Japan and I've lived here for a long time, and arranged marriages are extremely uncommon nowadays. Maybe many decades ago, they were more common, but hardly anyone is involved in arranged marriages these days. At least, it's NOT 30%!

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gibberingtroper Since: May, 2009
Sep 4th 2011 at 1:15:46 PM •••

This troper has lived in the south his entire life and I've only ever met one person who dated someone even remotely related (third or fourth cousin or something like that.) I'll be back everyday if necessary to keep the Kissing Cousins entry deleted. You can say kissing cousins happens but quit singling out the south.

TSBasilisk Since: Dec, 2009
Aug 15th 2011 at 6:24:40 PM •••

With the size of this index, would it be viable to sort it into alphabetical folders? This is a pretty cumbersome page to sort through at the moment.

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DonaldthePotholer Since: Dec, 2009
Aug 20th 2011 at 9:19:38 AM •••

5 days ahead of me. Actually, I was wondering why this page needs examples at all.

Edited by DonaldthePotholer Ketchum's corollary to Clarke's Third Law: Any sufficiently advanced tactic is indistinguishable from blind luck.
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Mar 18th 2010 at 2:23:06 PM •••

If this trope is supposed to function as an index, it needs to lose all the Natter in the list, because they mess up the indexer. I'm starting a forum thread about it.

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