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Jan 4th 2015 at 10:44:47 PM •••

Cut this line from the trope "Threatening Mediator," about the Prince catching Benvolio and Tybalt "trash talking with their swords out" and the Prince's threat being "that any more swordplay in public will result in loss of titles, demoting them to peasants; it's super effective."

First of all, more than half of the combatants already are peasants, so demoting them is silly, second of all, Tybalt and Mercutio aren't trash talking, but fighting (Benvolio comes around to beg them to stop fighting, and then the Lords enter yelling that they want in on the fight, too), and lastly, I don't see how the Prince's line "If ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace" can be interpreted as "loss of titles" instead of "loss of life."

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Apr 12th 2012 at 9:52:24 AM •••

Shakespearian literature does not get cut under our policies. Sheesh, what is wrong with people?

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Apr 12th 2012 at 9:56:19 AM •••

I think they're trying to prove a point to Fast Eddie. Or just jumping to conclusions.

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Apr 12th 2012 at 1:05:16 PM •••

A combination of both, perhaps? I think all that's called "trolling."

Apr 12th 2012 at 8:42:38 PM •••

The person involved was trying to make a point. The idea was that the current policy is selectively enforced and overly harsh, I believe. I don't think he was trolling at the very least.

Apr 20th 2012 at 11:13:24 AM •••

Damn, I added to the cutlist before I was done reading. Sorry.

Jan 11th 2012 at 8:44:08 PM •••

Do we really need to have Paris for Romantic False Lead? Who would be dumb enough to actually think that he might get together with Juliet? If no one replies, I'll be adding "In-universe:" before it.

Dec 2nd 2011 at 1:06:00 PM •••

I'm pretty sure the full title is actually The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet rather than The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Which, as you can see, is even longer.

I'm probably going to change it soon, unless someone tells me I'm wrong here.

Mar 29th 2011 at 2:23:43 PM •••

Does anyone else think the "quick outline" in the description should go under the Laconic page?

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Mar 31st 2011 at 11:27:47 AM •••

It's way too long for the Laconic page.

Mar 26th 2011 at 4:37:52 PM •••

Someone want to explain the American Civil War entry? Is there some obscure "re-imagining" I've never heard of?

May 6th 2010 at 12:21:01 PM •••

notreallyatroper: Is the Romeo + Juliet adaption different enough to warrant its own page?

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