Talk:Eternity

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Our standards for inclusion say that for something to be a running joke, it needs to be used in an unusual manner at least three times. Pretty much every use of the word "eternity" is perfectly normal, with the possible exception of Homestar not really understanding how eternity works in jibblies. Therefore, I would argue that this page does not meet our inclusion guidelines and should therefore be a-diggity-deleted. — Defender1031*Talk 05:42, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Normal use for the word eternity is debatable. Since it's an unmeasurable amount of time, you could argue that its uses in 3THFj and SBtF are abnormal hyperbolizations and/or sarcasm. However, I can agree that it's far too lacking in references to warrant a page. -Catjaz63 06:08, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
I think that's what I was going for. 3x Halloween Funjob wasn't the last interaction between the King of Town and Strong Bad, and I don't think it's practical to say "ruler for eternity" and actually mean it. I'm pretty sure I was just trying to collect times when they chose to use the word "eternity" to express a hyperbole, which I thought was interesting. The Knights Who Say Ni 06:39, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
But that doesn't hold its weight well, as there are few instances where it's used as a hyperbole. In fact, half of the list is presumably literal. (jibblies, peasants quest, PQ2) -Catjaz63 06:43, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
If the Jibblies 2 reference was meant to be literal, Homestar could never have escaped. His appearances from then on would all have to take place from inside the painting. Funny thing about the word, though: if we're not talking about life after death, using it literally is a hyperbole. Other than that, I agree with what you said about Peasant's Quest. The Knights Who Say Ni 07:11, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
While he may not have stayed there for all eternity, the Horrible Painting demanded him to stay with him for eternity as part of the deal. The Horrible Painting still used it literally, even if what he said may have become untrue. Also, don't forget that continuity and canon is relatively loose in the Homestar Runner Universe. The Halloween Toons seem especially loose since especially Potion-a-ma-jig features Homestar being changed at the end and he does not remain that for the rest of the website. - Catjaz63 15:13, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
After some re-examination and thought, I have come to the conclusion that this page does not deserve its own page. For one, it's a single word that's used multiple times. There's nothing unusual about it or noteworthy; it's used in proper context and in proper meaning. There is nothing special and it does not deserve a page dedicated to it. Delete. - Catjaz63 01:30, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
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