A well put answer, and the fact that Wikipedia would reference TVTropes was amusing indeed. As far as academic writing goes - don't get me started; I cannot imagine why anyone would ever, willingly, use that anywhere another than in whatever genre they deem worthy of carrying the word "academic" these days. However, if an university education teaches you anything then it is "question everything, trust no one", haha, but as I already mentioned in my reply to Kagamine my simplified inquiry was merely a request for additional sources, which you gave in the quoted reply.
Originally Posted by Brovo
Survival of the Fittest