Talk:Head Chopper 2

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I believe that this topic is too minor for its own article: it's just a game mentioned offhand in slumber party. However, why not mention it in a new section in Slumber Party Games? This section could include all the video games mentioned in slumber party: Blood Bleeder, Head Chopper 2, Scab Wars, Blistergeist and Clapping Party. Obviously, Clapping Party should continue to have its own page, since it's playable, but I think Blistergeist can be merged there as well. So, merge into a new section in Slumber Party Games. Trey56 23:11, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, it's too minor for its own page, but it should be covered with the other video games from slumber party. I'm not a big fan of covering them all on Slumber Party Games, though. The topic of that article is currently unified around the theme of games one plays with real-life implements of destruction, and I don't think we should merge this unlike topic into it (this is why I don't generally like merges). I think we should find somewhere else to put it or cover the slumber party video games on a separate article. Heimstern Läufer 23:42, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
I'm OK with merging the articles. If we created a brand new article called "Slumber Party Video Games", what will we have to say about them? They're not described in great detail (apart from being violent) and they're not even taken out of the box. Also, I noticed that Slumber Party Games is labelled as a stub, even though there's nothing else to add. Unless someone's forgotten to remove the template, we might as well expand on the article by adding this as new section. They're all games that can be played at Homestar's slumber party, it's just some are mindless destruction and the other are video games. – The Chort 20:05, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
The real thing to consider, guys, is that Blistergeist, a game from the same email with only slightly more mention (thanks to the Clapping Party egg), has its own article. ...I'm not sure where I'm going with this, but I thought it important to note. --DorianGray 21:41, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, Blistergeist is scarcely more notable than the others; I would lean toward merging that article as well.
In response to Heimstern's comment: I would support making a separate article for these video games if there was more to write about them; they only appear very briefly. Nevertheless, I don't think they're so out of place with the physical Slumber Party Games: in the email, the video games appear right after Bed Axe and Slumber Party, and they do technically fall under the title of the article.
I think that if we slightly reword the opening paragraph (still emphasizing the physical games, though) and add a section for the video games, it would be a pretty cohesive article. Trey56 21:53, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

I think it should have its own page. If Blistergeist has its own, only because it can be unlocked through Clapping Party, than so should HC2. It is a good part of the e-mail, and is funny.

I think it's a mistake to merge an article with another simply because it's short, and one we tend to fall into rather often. Articles should be merged when they are about the same topic. Brevity, by contrast, is a poor reason for a merge in and of itself. Trey's suggestion of rewording the intro to the article illustrates exactly why I think this merge is a bad idea: The current intro properly introduces a single topic which is elaborated throughout the article. Merging this requires us to introduce two different topics, while apparently emphasising one (and yet we'll cover them both in the article? Seems rather unbalanced to me), then elaborate those two different topics. I disagree completely with the idea that this would make a cohesive article. Heimstern Läufer 17:52, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
But if neither merging the articles or having a separate article will work out, what do we do then? Maybe we could just forget the whole thing and just delete this article. Perhaps if TBC mention more video games in later emails, we could think about creating an article like Minor Video Games. – The Chort 19:57, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
I agree about Minor Video Games. Awexome 03:37, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
It does not need to be a saperate article, we should merge it or make Minor Video Games, like The Chort recommended. Slipknot6477 15:32, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
I like the way Minor Video Games is turning out, and I now agree with merging this article with it. Trey56 00:06, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] good for its own

Head Chopper 2 is definintely a significant part of slumber party, but is there really any information about it that is not available by watching the email? If it is brought up in any other toon, then it should have its own article, but for now, needs to be merged with the slumber party games page. Clapping Party and Blistergeist should since you can play it, but there is nothing special about Head Chopper 2, or Scab Wars or Blood Bleeder.--Pjmogan 02:25, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

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