Talk:One True Character

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I'm thinking the strings of abbreviations in definition pages can be off-putting. Nobody wants to have to click on six links to understand a sentence. I'm adding bits to this listing, but it's definitely something to watch out for: could someone who didn't know the fandom/trope/meme/whatever understand what's being said without clicking on a bunch of links? --Elfwreck 03:42, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

What does "Extreme purists could argue that OTC refers to all of Fandom as a whole." even mean? Every person in fandom has one character they're obsessed over? That's kind of ridiculous, so even as a stated "extreme" viewpoint, can you include some info on how this argument is made? Or else toss it out altogether. --Kyuuketsukirui 07:42, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

I understood that to mean that those are "fans of fandom", rather than fans of the media sources or characters, but I agree that the sentence is odd. --Ratcreature 08:17, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
Oh, okay, that would make sense. If that's the meaning, then yeah, should be reworded for clarity. --Kyuuketsukirui 08:42, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
One of the early definitions of OTP referred to OTP as a singular event, not a plural one, not an OTP per fandom or it wasn't really an OTP. I'm assuming this was in a time where people didn't have three or four concurrent fandoms. So the line referred to is a reference to that argument, not necessarily an actual critical examination of the OTC's place in the history of fandom since it has a severely limited history. AKA, a reminder that OTC isn't in itself a unique term but one that's developed as a corollary and possibly even as a joke to the original term OTP. --Seperis 13:39, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
Gotcha. That's much clearer now. --Kyuuketsukirui 13:49, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

rename to One True Character

Looks like OTC should be the redirect and One True Character the name of the page, unless there's another expansion of OTC??--æthel 18:23, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Moved, like, two years later... ;-) --Mrs. Potato Head 13:54, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
I completely forgot about this. Thanks!--æþel 22:19, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

The Self-Identification Section

Thank you, Doro, for making combining those things and making it read a lot better. --Mrs. Potato Head 13:54, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Out of curiosity...

Are there any "[female character]babes"? The examples make it look as if this mostly happens in buddyslash fandoms (Fangirl A prefers Blair over Jim, Spock over Kirk, etc.) This isn't a criticism of the page! I'm genuinely curious. --Anenko 08:32, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

Well, in Forever Knight fandom, there are definitely people who are Ravenettes rather than NatPackers, and vice versa. --Greer Watson 09:09, 13 May 2012 (UTC)