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RandomCatz4Life
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WolfCat67 wrote:

The top of the candy cane breaking off as you attempt to open it

Oh wait, this is for books and movies

Um… The good ol' “antagonist looks like they're switching sides but oh wait aww man they attacked the character while right next to them”
both are relatable

maybe TOO relatable
PrincessPandaLover
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Wow, this topic spits out totally normal tropes that I can find on TV Tropes quickly.

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- Game On! 2018 (pg. 122)
TheRealNetherBefore
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1000+ posts

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A fantasy/sci-fi story with a definitely not obvious racism (or general discrimination) plot using a fantasy/sci-fi species/race as substitutes.
  • Bonus points if it's handled in a very patronising and over-simplified way
  • Double points if our main character(s) solve the whole thing
  • Triple points if all it takes to solve it is a small conversation or inspiring speech
  • Quadruple points if the main characters are all humans and/or if there are minorities in the group (this still counts if there's like one token character and/or one character belonging to the species/race involved)

*Drinks ketchup*
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owlannaelsa
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1000+ posts

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TheRealNetherBefore wrote:

plants > animals
Dekus are planimals (plant animals)

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calulord
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calulord wrote:

Stock villain motives:
-snip-

Let's not forget being a monster that eats people.

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owlannaelsa
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TheEnderQueen wrote:

so a huge cliche for me is orphans being the main character, just because it seems like an easy way to give the mc some pain and to get rid of writing parents. just keep them alive, or have one dead, but have them abandon the mc! its much better than “oh they're dead” and half the time the mc doesnt even care
Oliver Twist in a nutshell.

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owlannaelsa
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1000+ posts

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Mice LOVE cheese

Last edited by owlannaelsa (March 12, 2018 17:20:49)


Clean Bandit - Zara Larsson - Jess Glynne - Becky G - RAYE - Jonas Blue - Chvrches - Florence + The Machine

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jromagnoli
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1000+ posts

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owlannaelsa wrote:

TheEnderQueen wrote:

so a huge cliche for me is orphans being the main character, just because it seems like an easy way to give the mc some pain and to get rid of writing parents. just keep them alive, or have one dead, but have them abandon the mc! its much better than “oh they're dead” and half the time the mc doesnt even care
Oliver Twist in a nutshell.
Except Oliver Twist was the one that popularized the trope and did it really well, so it doesn't really count.


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owlannaelsa
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1000+ posts

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I'm posting this again as it may not have been noticed:

My Taiko OC, Bachi only applies to 1 cliche: A girl having eyelashes. I never even meant for her colour scheme to be carrot-like.
She also aborts a major Taiko cliche: Smiling even when angry or sad.



ABOVE: Bachi, drawn in Vectr.


ABOVE: Katsu angry that his family have gone on holiday without him. Why is he smiling?

Clean Bandit - Zara Larsson - Jess Glynne - Becky G - RAYE - Jonas Blue - Chvrches - Florence + The Machine

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Smiley100P
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jromagnoli wrote:

owlannaelsa wrote:

TheEnderQueen wrote:

so a huge cliche for me is orphans being the main character, just because it seems like an easy way to give the mc some pain and to get rid of writing parents. just keep them alive, or have one dead, but have them abandon the mc! its much better than “oh they're dead” and half the time the mc doesnt even care
Oliver Twist in a nutshell.
Except Oliver Twist was the one that popularized the trope and did it really well, so it doesn't really count.
I feel like i did something similar with Neko actually, even though hes happily adopted and his dad is still alive (and right under his nose, hilariously enough)
Cato's a straighter example, although exactly how his parents died is a bit of a spoiler

Net Neutrality is done and over with and we still have free speech so yay
And knuckles.
gigamushroom
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owlannaelsa wrote:

Mice LOVE cheese
And elephants are afraid of mice. And elephants love peanuts. And peanuts are served on airplanes. And airplanes… Well, you see where I’m going with this…

Patience is a virtue
Dabzers
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gigamushroom wrote:

owlannaelsa wrote:

Mice LOVE cheese
And elephants are afraid of mice. And elephants love peanuts. And peanuts are served on airplanes. And airplanes… Well, you see where I’m going with this…
Airplanes eat mice.

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PrincessPanda_test_
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The hero always wins and there's always a happy ending. However what makes it interesting is how the hero won.














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TheRealNetherBefore
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PrincessPanda_test_ wrote:

The hero always wins and there's always a happy ending.
The hero doesn't always win, nor is there always a happy ending. Yeah, in a lot of feel-good entertainment the hero will inevitably come out on top and everything's concluded neatly but here are many works that don't end nicely. Sometimes a writer just wants to explore failure or create a message through it, some works are never even about the protagonist succeeding at their goals but in fact focus on the emotional journey towards them.

*Drinks ketchup*
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Smiley100P
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TheRealNetherBefore wrote:

PrincessPanda_test_ wrote:

The hero always wins and there's always a happy ending.
The hero doesn't always win, nor is there always a happy ending. Yeah, in a lot of feel-good entertainment the hero will inevitably come out on top and everything's concluded neatly but here are many works that don't end nicely. Sometimes a writer just wants to explore failure or create a message through it, some works are never even about the protagonist succeeding at their goals but in fact focus on the emotional journey towards them.
Individual episodes in a TV show or book in particular tend to do this quite a bit. I in particular love to make my protagonists lose quite a bit.

Net Neutrality is done and over with and we still have free speech so yay
And knuckles.
TheRealNetherBefore
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Smiley100P wrote:

TheRealNetherBefore wrote:

PrincessPanda_test_ wrote:

The hero always wins and there's always a happy ending.
The hero doesn't always win, nor is there always a happy ending. Yeah, in a lot of feel-good entertainment the hero will inevitably come out on top and everything's concluded neatly but here are many works that don't end nicely. Sometimes a writer just wants to explore failure or create a message through it, some works are never even about the protagonist succeeding at their goals but in fact focus on the emotional journey towards them.
Individual episodes in a TV show or book in particular tend to do this quite a bit. I in particular love to make my protagonists lose quite a bit.
No, not just episodes, whole series/books/games.

*Drinks ketchup*
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KidoftheEnder45
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A buff goon picks the hero up by the throat/ etc. and has the perfect moment to end him right then and there.




Throws him across the room instead.

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IggyAndCassie
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KidoftheEnder45 wrote:

A buff goon picks the hero up by the throat/ etc. and has the perfect moment to end him right then and there.




Throws him across the room instead.
Sometimes I question the intelligence of villains.


KidoftheEnder45
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Dabzers wrote:

gigamushroom wrote:

owlannaelsa wrote:

Mice LOVE cheese
And elephants are afraid of mice. And elephants love peanuts. And peanuts are served on airplanes. And airplanes… Well, you see where I’m going with this…
Airplanes eat mice.

They eat everything, including mice.

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KidoftheEnder45
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PrincessPandaLover wrote:

Wow, this topic spits out totally normal tropes that I can find on TV Tropes quickly.

Probably a source for most of these, tbh.

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