History Blog / LimyaaelsFantasyRants

18th Nov '17 12:22:49 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: {{Averted|Trope}} with the [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/266114.html rant on D&D stereotypes]].



* AnAdventurerIsYou: {{Averted|Trope}} with the [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/266114.html rant on D&D stereotypes]].


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* {{Anvilicious}}: aversion: [[https://limyaael.livejournal.com/329800.html Weaving in messages without being obnoxious]] [[invoked]].
17th Nov '17 7:58:49 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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Despite the name, Limyaael’s rants are not just for fantasy writers. She also has covered topics that are not limited to fantasy, like dialogue and romance, as well as more general topics like plotting and characterization. One of the features of the journal format is that Limyaael’s commenters also have much to say, from additional facts to opposing viewpoints.

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Despite the name, Limyaael’s Limyaael's rants are not just for fantasy writers. She also has covered topics that are not limited to fantasy, like dialogue and romance, as well as more general topics like plotting and characterization. One of the features of the journal format is that Limyaael’s commenters also have much to say, from additional facts to opposing viewpoints.



Limyaael’s Fantasy Rants are updated [[http://limyaael.insanejournal.com/ here]]. The archive of Rants can be accessed [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/tag/ here]], and [[http://limyaael.insanejournal.com/480442.html#cutid1 here]].

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Limyaael’s Limyaael's Fantasy Rants are updated [[http://limyaael.insanejournal.com/ here]]. The archive of Rants can be accessed [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/tag/ here]], and [[http://limyaael.insanejournal.com/480442.html#cutid1 here]].



* CreatorsPet: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/tag/author%27s%20darlings Author's Darlings]] [[invoked]].

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* CreatorsPet: She refers to them as [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/tag/author%27s%20darlings Author's Darlings]] [[invoked]].



* FavoriteTrope: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/345476.html Several rants]] [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/383804.html on what she]] [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/408614.html thinks would]] [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/468736.html be really cool]].[[invoked]].



* LoveTriangle: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/482880.html What it takes to make Limyaael love a love triangle]].

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* LoveTriangle: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/482880.html What it takes to make Limyaael love a love triangle]].triangle]] ([[TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary specifically]], TriangRelations Type 7b).



* {{Magitek}}: Her [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/413306.html limitations on magic rant]] says that this would be the natural consequence in a setting with cheap magic. "If the world has magic, why isn't it that world’s technology?"

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* {{Magitek}}: Her [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/413306.html limitations on magic rant]] says that this would be the natural consequence in a setting with cheap magic. "If the world has magic, why isn't it that world’s world's technology?"



* CausticCritic: Not as much as some other examples of the trope (it would probably be worse if it was, given that writing advice is the primary goal here), but definitely there.

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* CausticCritic: [[DownplayedTrope Not as much as some other examples of the trope trope]] (it would probably be worse if it was, given that writing advice is the primary goal here), but definitely there.
5th Nov '17 11:59:06 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Almost any rant about elves, demi-humans, non-humans, etc. will invoke a comparison of the non-human species being in complete and utter harmony with their environment while the humans are hellbent on destroying it.

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Almost any rant about elves, demi-humans, non-humans, etc. will invoke a comparison of the non-human species being in complete and utter harmony with their environment while the humans are hellbent hell-bent on destroying it.



* CausticCritic: Not as much as some other examples of the trope (it would probably be worse if it was, given that writing advice is the primary goal here), but definitely there.



* TropesAreNotBad: Limyaael occasionally admits that some concepts are actually quite intriguing and can provide a lot of possibilities for good fiction ... it's just the poor ''execution'' of them by authors everywhere that makes them so cliché.

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* TropesAreNotBad: TropesAreTools: Limyaael occasionally admits that some concepts are actually quite intriguing and can provide a lot of possibilities for good fiction ... it's just the poor ''execution'' of them by authors everywhere that makes them so cliché.
15th Oct '17 10:15:25 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* IKEAErotica: [[http://limyaael.insanejournal.com/427383.html#cutid1 If it’s just Tab A and Slot B, there’s a problem]].

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* IKEAErotica: [[http://limyaael.insanejournal.com/427383.html#cutid1 If it’s just Tab A and Slot B, there’s there's a problem]].



* SatelliteLoveInterest: [[https://limyaael.livejournal.com/377262.html Designated Love Interest rant]] (not to be confused with the trope ''we'' know as DesignatedLoveInterest).



* {{Cliffhanger}}: A large part of the [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/353138.html transition rant]].



* HotSkittyOnWailordAction / ShapeshiftingSquick: During her rant about half-human heroes, she says that as much as an author wants to just say "[[BellisariosMaxim don't think about it]]" when asked how the "mechanics" of it work, the author is the one person who '''should''' be putting more thought into it than anyone else.
* LanguageEqualsThought: In her rants on conlangs, she makes her opinion clear: language ''influences'' thought, [[{{Subverted}} but doesn't equal thought]].

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* HotSkittyOnWailordAction / ShapeshiftingSquick: HotSkittyOnWailordAction[=/=]ShapeshiftingSquick: During her rant about half-human heroes, she says that as much as an author wants to just say "[[BellisariosMaxim don't think about it]]" when asked how the "mechanics" of it work, the author is the one person who '''should''' be putting more thought into it than anyone else.
* LanguageEqualsThought: In her rants on conlangs, she makes her opinion clear: language ''influences'' thought, [[{{Subverted}} [[SubvertedTrope but doesn't equal thought]].
15th Sep '17 7:20:53 PM Angeldeb82
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Limyaael, also known as Lightning on the Wave for her [[FanFic/ArcOfSacrifices online fiction]], was an English graduate student studying for her Ph.D. In 2003, she decided to express her views on fantasy literature in a rant entitled [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/30956.html Why I get impatient with clichéd fantasy.]] Since then, she has written more rants on her online journal.

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Limyaael, also known as Lightning on the Wave for her [[FanFic/ArcOfSacrifices online fiction]], was an English graduate student studying for her Ph.D. In 2003, she decided to express her views on fantasy literature in a rant entitled [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/30956.html Why I get impatient with clichéd fantasy.]] fantasy]]. Since then, she has written more rants on her online journal.



* AnAdventurerIsYou: {{Averted}} with the [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/266114.html rant on D&D stereotypes]].

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* AnAdventurerIsYou: {{Averted}} {{Averted|Trope}} with the [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/266114.html rant on D&D stereotypes]].



* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: {{Discussed}} and ultimately averted. [[invoked]]

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* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: {{Discussed}} RealWomenDontWearDresses: {{Discussed|Trope}} and ultimately averted. [[invoked]]
5th Mar '17 2:52:25 AM AwSamWeston
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* ArrangedMarriage: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/437418.html On escaping the arranged marriage trap]]/

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* ArrangedMarriage: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/437418.html On escaping the arranged marriage trap]]/trap]].
5th Mar '17 2:51:45 AM AwSamWeston
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* AnachronicOrder: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/357919.html Non-linear narrative rant]]/

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* AnachronicOrder: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/357919.html Non-linear narrative rant]]/rant]].



* AnAdventurerIsYou: {{Averted}} with the [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/266114.html rant on D&D stereotypes]]/
* AntiVillain: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/551157.html Non-villain rant]]/

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* AnAdventurerIsYou: {{Averted}} with the [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/266114.html rant on D&D stereotypes]]/
stereotypes]].
* AntiVillain: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/551157.html Non-villain rant]]/rant]].



* AuthorAvatar: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/450374.html Putting non-obvious bits of yourself in the story/characters]]/

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* AuthorAvatar: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/450374.html Putting non-obvious bits of yourself in the story/characters]]/story/characters]].



* BondCreatures: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/180365.html Telcom rant]]/

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* BondCreatures: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/180365.html Telcom rant]]/rant]].
27th Feb '17 4:00:59 PM nombretomado
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Limyaael, also known as Lightning on the Wave for her [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FanFic/ArcOfSacrifices online fiction]], was an English graduate student studying for her Ph.D. In 2003, she decided to express her views on fantasy literature in a rant entitled [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/30956.html Why I get impatient with clichéd fantasy.]] Since then, she has written more rants on her online journal.

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Limyaael, also known as Lightning on the Wave for her [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FanFic/ArcOfSacrifices [[FanFic/ArcOfSacrifices online fiction]], was an English graduate student studying for her Ph.D. In 2003, she decided to express her views on fantasy literature in a rant entitled [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/30956.html Why I get impatient with clichéd fantasy.]] Since then, she has written more rants on her online journal.



The Rants used to be posted on {{LiveJournal}}, but Limyaael has moved to [=InsaneJournal=]. The Rants originally posted on LJ can still be accessed there, though.

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The Rants used to be posted on {{LiveJournal}}, Website/LiveJournal, but Limyaael has moved to [=InsaneJournal=]. The Rants originally posted on LJ can still be accessed there, though.
6th May '16 1:59:57 PM brc2000
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Limyaael's rant on D&D gameplay mechanics notes that while many of those rules made perfect sense ''in a gaming environment'', they don't translate well into a narrative environment, if at all. (Seriously, why do those wizards ''need'' to keep memorizing the same spells over and over?)

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Limyaael's rant on D&D gameplay mechanics notes has her claiming that while many of those rules made perfect sense ''in a gaming environment'', they don't translate well into a narrative environment, if at all. (Seriously, why do those wizards ''need'' to keep memorizing the same spells over and over?)all.
27th Feb '16 4:53:27 PM Gideoncrawle
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* UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/339854.html Rant on gypsies and nomadic peoples]].



* UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest: Outlined almost word-for-word in her [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/378823.html rant on interesting heroines.]]
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