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Shahai: Does senor Senor Sr. really count, considering he is intentionally genre blind during most of his apperances?

Lale: Unless he's Genre Savvy to the fact that his character is supposed to be Genre Blind. He's well-versed in how Death Traps are used but never seemed to grasp that they never work.

Shahai: So, would that make Doctor Evil Genre Savvy to, because he acknowledges that he is supposed to leave the hero to die in needlessly complicated ways? Or should there be a category for character's like this?

Lale: Contractual Genre Blindness.

Shahai: I like it...I think I may just have to create a real page.
Pro-Mole: No fussing, just curious:

  • Cherry Blossomfeather, of RPG World, has an uncommon lack of genre blindness. While it's eventually justified, she's largely a way for the author to poke fun at RPG tropes.

How is it justified? I read the whole comics and didn't find any justification.

Again, maybe I was just way distracted...

s5555: Does Goombella and her tattling over characters (not in battle) in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door count? She even accidentatly breaks the Fourth Wall on one occasion just to get her point across.
Shay Guy: I believe chapter 21 of Shinji and Warhammer40k references this page. EDIT: ...and there seems to be a Shout-Out to Impossibly Cool Clothes as well.


JT706: Excerpt from Barack Obama's 3/19 speech:
  • "For we have a choice in this country. We can accept a politics that breeds division, and conflict, and cynicism. We can tackle race only as spectacle - as we did in the OJ trial - or in the wake of tragedy, as we did in the aftermath of Katrina - or as fodder for the nightly news. We can play Reverend Wright's sermons on every channel, every day and talk about them from now until the election, and make the only question in this campaign whether or not the American people think that I somehow believe or sympathize with his most offensive words. We can pounce on some gaffe by a Hillary supporter as evidence that she's playing the race card, or we can speculate on whether white men will all flock to John Mc Cain in the general election regardless of his policies. We can do that. But if we do, I can tell you that in the next election, we'll be talking about some other distraction. And then another one. And then another one. And nothing will change."

Anyone else ready to call him Genre Savvy?
Looney Toons: Can anyone familiar with the Jedi Academy games confirm/correct the spelling of "Glaek" in the following recent addition?

  • He also finishes one of his mission objectives (disabling the Doomgiver's shields) during Glaek's monologue.

I corrected about one spelling error per word in that sentence, but I don't know if "Glaek" is correct or another manifestation of the contributor's functional illiteracy.
Tamfang: I can't find it, but didn't Buffy say once that Evil Forces tend to be most active in late spring (i.e. toward the end of the show's season)?
George TSLC: The YouTube video connected to with "As seen here, Genre Savvyness isn't limited to fictional stories." is no longer available. I'm about to delete it from the examples, but wanted to point it out in case the originator (or anyone else) has a substitute.
Looney Toons: Janitor, "The Bard's Tale" is a famous series of video games. Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bard's_Tale_(1985)
In the Ben 10: Alien Force episode "In Charms Way," Charmcaster had drained Gwen of her powers. So when Gwen suggested they duke it out without powers and asked if Charmcaster was too scared to, Charmcaster said
Charmcaster: Oh, right. And now I get all angry and slug it out with you, and then you knock me cold with your karate. So, how about I just shut you up? Forever!
Of course, Gwen meant for her to come to this conclusion, so she could take her powers back. Would this go under Genre Savvy, Dangerously Genre Savvy (since it was the villain who was genre savvy), or Death by Genre Savviness (since Gwen turned her genre savviness against her)?