I've been reading through some of TVTropes.org and find it pretty interesting. Part of me wishes that Wikipedia were less deletionist, and wonders if there could be a lot more stuff similar to TV Tropes on it.

TVTropes basically has an extensive ontology to categorize most of the important features of games, movies, and sometimes real life. Because games & movies are inspired by real life, even those portions are applicable.

Here are some phrases I think are kind of nice; each that has a bunch of examples in the real world. These are often military related.

Awesome, but Impractical
Cool, but Inefficient
Boring But Practical
Simple Yet Awesome

Of course, the first two and last two are very similar and should arguably be combined.

I've been reading through some of TVTropes.org and find it pretty interesting. Part of me wishes that Wikipedia were less deletionist, and wonders if there could be a lot more stuff similar to TV Tropes on it.

This article expresses the same sentiment, and may include links to what that looked like, and where it went: https://www.gwern.net/In-Defense-Of-Inclusionism

6mr-hire5moA think I want: A recommendation engine that works based on listing the tropes you enjoy.

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by ozziegooen 31st Aug 2019127 comments