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MrBlack

WTF is this rank?

Postby MrBlack » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:13 am

I saw two bald eagles hunting in my backyard yesterday. Very cool.
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IvCNuB4

Staff Writer

Postby IvCNuB4 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:14 am

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:I got back on the regular cigarettes for a year and a half since my old ecig was destroyed on the plane ride out here.


I'll bet TSA thought it was a mini-stun gun :D
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Chesscub

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Postby Chesscub » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:28 am

MrBlack wrote:I saw two bald eagles hunting in my backyard yesterday. Very cool.


Hopefully they weren't hunting you.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:08 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:
I'll bet TSA thought it was a mini-stun gun :D


It did look like what I imagine the remote control for a bomb looks like.
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Muppetesque

Cunning Linguist

Postby Muppetesque » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:12 pm

Point of clarification - do memes count as tropes?
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Herald

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Postby Herald » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:31 pm

Muppetesque wrote:Point of clarification - do memes count as tropes?


If so, Jude should threadkick himself because of that tired thread title. :P
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Pink_Orchid

The Virgin Connie Swail

Postby Pink_Orchid » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:40 pm

Years ago when we painted the exterior of our in-laws house, the cat had gotten outside because someone left the back door open. I noticed paw prints leading around the front of the house, down the sidewalk, through the back door, up the hallway, and on to the bed. There she was freaking out with drying light blue paint all over her. She walked around shaking her paws for a week. :lol:
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Frag

REAL OFFICIAL President of the Outhouse

Postby Frag » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:59 pm

You know what I hate about the trope site? It went too far.

EVERYTHING is a trope now even with the flimsiest of reasoning.
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Herald

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Postby Herald » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:09 pm

ReturnoftheMack wrote:You know what I hate about the trope site? It went too far.

EVERYTHING is a trope now even with the flimsiest of reasoning.


"We also didn't invent the notion of finding and cataloging as many tropes as humanly possible or the idea of all media being formed around the same set of core tropes. A perusal of our Books on Trope page and the works linked there will show you that people have been identifying and discussing patterns in media for centuries. The first troper on record was, in fact, Aristotle. Yes, THAT Aristotle."

:P
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:16 pm

Herald wrote:
"We also didn't invent the notion of finding and cataloging as many tropes as humanly possible or the idea of all media being formed around the same set of core tropes. A perusal of our Books on Trope page and the works linked there will show you that people have been identifying and discussing patterns in media for centuries. The first troper on record was, in fact, Aristotle. Yes, THAT Aristotle."

:P


I'm going to rule that posting quotes from TVTropes is just as bad as linking to them, so I'm going to have to ask you to stop that lest I report you for troping in a no trope zone.
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Frag

REAL OFFICIAL President of the Outhouse

Postby Frag » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:16 pm

Yes, patterns do exist, but a lot of those pages see similarities in things that are big time stretches.
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Herald

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Postby Herald » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:20 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:
I'm going to rule that posting quotes from TVTropes is just as bad as linking to them


And that would be incorrect, since I am not performing "the act of hyperlinking text in an argument with a link to a web page on the site TVTropes.org". You should have thought more deeply about that rule before you made it in the first place.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:22 pm

Herald wrote:
And that would be incorrect, since I am not performing "the act of hyperlinking text in an argument with a link to a web page on the site TVTropes.org". You should have thought more deeply about that rule before you made it in the first place.


It is an intentional attempt to get around the rules on a technicality. That won't be permissible in this thread. This is serious business. No troping.
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Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:24 pm

Herald wrote:
And that would be incorrect, since I am not performing "the act of hyperlinking text in an argument with a link to a web page on the site TVTropes.org". You should have thought more deeply about that rule before you made it in the first place.


Man's got himself a point, Jude. You took it upon yourself to specifically define troping, I'm going to have to rule that since copy/pasting isn't mentioned in your definition, it doesn't count as troping.

It DOES however constitute plagairism, lacking any citations, I suppose.... :twisted:
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Herald

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Postby Herald » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:24 pm

ReturnoftheMack wrote:Yes, patterns do exist, but a lot of those pages see similarities in things that are big time stretches.


Those "stretches" that actually don't work at all generally get corrected in due time.
(It's Wiki Magic; we don't have to explain it!)

Others can be considered a natural outgrowth of the tropes in question, as creators attempt to play with the patterns and thus, the audience's expectations.

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