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Effulgence-and-related trope page

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Effulgence-and-related trope page

Postby Tulip » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:02 pm

I've decided to make a TVTropes page for Effulgence/Incandescence/Pixiethreads/Resplendence, and figured I'd post a thread for discussing it even before I put it up (which might not be for a few days, since I like to assemble a reasonably large list of tropes before making the page), so I can ask relevant questions as I go.

For starters: Effulgence-and-related and Effulgence/Incandescence/Pixiethreads/Resplendence both would be extremely awkward names for the page, but the roleplays are too interrelated for me to feel comfortable making their pages separate. Is there a better collective name for them?
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Re: Effulgence-and-related trope page

Postby Kappa » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:23 pm

"Glowy RP Fiction" is my favourite of the catchall terms I've heard. Somebody also proposed "Scintillation".
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Re: Effulgence-and-related trope page

Postby Bluelantern » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:40 am

Scintillation sounds oddly dirty for my non-native-english ears

I dislike the term "RP fiction" for the tittle, a little too technical, is there any problem with just "Glowy" or "Luminous"?
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Re: Effulgence-and-related trope page

Postby Kappa » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:48 am

Well, "Luminous" is too specific to Luminosity. Pixiethreads is glowy RP fiction without any Luminosity in it at all. And just calling the page "Glowy" seems way too vague. It could be glowy something-else, though. I don't know, glowy RP fiction seems perfectly accurate and reasonable to me...
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Re: Effulgence-and-related trope page

Postby Lambda » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:43 am

glowy fiction / glowfic?
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Re: Effulgence-and-related trope page

Postby Kappa » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:01 am

I approve "glowfic". But it seems more like a... genre? than like something that would title a TVT entry...
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Re: Effulgence-and-related trope page

Postby Alicorn » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:09 am

If there are ever five hundred glowfics, then maybe it can be turned into an index page or something, but while there's only a handful by a handful of people it seems reasonable to collect them.
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Re: Effulgence-and-related trope page

Postby BlueSkySprite » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:19 am

Is there a tag you would like to be used for glowfic on Tumblr?
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Re: Effulgence-and-related trope page

Postby Kappa » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:23 am

I tracked "glowy RP fiction" a while back, but "glowfic" is superior and I think I might switch to tracking it. Edit: Now I am tracking "glowfic". :D
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Re: Effulgence-and-related trope page

Postby Tamien » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:07 pm

I approve of glowfic as the generic term and will use it when tagging from now on :D
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