ReturnoftheMack wrote:Yes, patterns do exist, but a lot of those pages see similarities in things that are big time stretches.
My issue is the 'what is the point of this?' issue.
"HERE IS A THING THAT HAS BEEN IN SOME THINGS!!!!"
"DON'T YOU RECOGNISE THE THING FROM THE THINGS?"
"SOMETIMES THINGS GET USED IN OTHER THINGS AND YOU CAN GIVE THEM NAMES AND LIST EXAMPLES!!!!"
"THIS IS LIKE THE 'SO?' TROPE WHERE SOME PERSON IN A SHOW SAYS 'SO?' BECAUSE THEY THINK THEY'RE SO ORIGINAL."
"I don't think it's original, I think it's a reasonable response. You could make the most original bike of all time by using soap bubbles instead of, like, metal or whatever but it would be shit. I am making my bike out of materials known to work because they have been used successfully before."
"TO POINT OUT THAT SOMETHING IS A TROPE IS NOT TO CRITICISE ITS USE!!!!"
"Which brings us back to what the point actually is?"
"THE POINT IS THAT EVERYTHING MUST BE NOTICED AND CATALOGUED!!
"The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all."
-H. L. Mencken