>"It's a deconstruction."
Some of TvT's lingo has been permanently engraved in my vocabulary, for better or worse. I can't help it.
But we'll get constructions after so it's not a bad thing.
Gundam was the original deconstruction of super robot anime
Deal with it
The thing about TVtropes is that it doesn't exist to catalog tropes, it exists as a vehicle for people to wank over shows that they like. Reading the examples on any page is embarrassing because they were put there by people who are obsessive fans of that thing. Tropers don't care about how readable a page is to an outsider because writing it is a purely masturbatory act for them, it's done for the self-gratification of talking about something they obsess over rather than providing something informative and amusing for an audience.
Because of these tendencies you'll notice a lot of bad trends on the site, there's a weird culture of one-upmanship where people try to get a work onto as many pages as they can even if it doesn't fit, and abuse hyperbole as much as possible to make something seem like the "best" example of its kind.
The most illustrative example of this is the Deconstruction page, which is tens of thousands of words long and has hundreds of examples, yet they're all wrong. How do so many people get together to contribute to a massive encyclopedic article based on misconceptions and lies, and not see the problem? Because "deconstruction" is a prestigious label on that website, and nerds will do everything they can to mash that square peg into that round hole as long as it has a chance of making their object of obsession look good.
>The thing about TVtropes is that it doesn't exist to catalog tropes, it exists as a vehicle for people to wank over shows that they like.
This is... a problem? /a/ exists for the same purpose.
>The most illustrative example of this is the Deconstruction page, which is tens of thousands of words long and has hundreds of examples, yet they're all wrong.
Or they're creating a new definition, which by virtue of more common usage is replacing the old one. Like how nobody uses "gay" to mean "happy" anymore.
If this isnt a copy pasta this is probably the closest "deconstruction" of TvT we have
/a/ isn't a wiki and none of the examples fit the new definition either. Troll harder.
People can be really stupid sometimes. There was this guy in a shithole forum who called Taiga a deconsctruction of a tsundere.
>/a/ exists for the same purpose.
Fuck off back to whichever shithole hugbox you crawled out from.
People might use the original meaning more often if the original meaning didn't require a degree in literature to understand. Seriously Webster, what the fuck is this shit?
> : a philosophical or critical method which asserts that meanings, metaphysical constructs, and hierarchical oppositions (as between key terms in a philosophical or literary work) are always rendered unstable by their dependence on ultimately arbitrary signifiers; also : an instance of the use of this method <a deconstruction of the nature–culture opposition in Rousseau's work>
>: the analytic examination of something (as a theory) often in order to reveal its inadequacy
Well you're no fucking help at all. Though that second one at least doesn't rule out the TVT definition.
>if the original meaning didn't require a degree in literature
>implying literary theorists actually believe or understand any of the shit they spout