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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.]]
17th Feb '16 9:49:30 AM Aetol
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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]], or [[http://coyotecult.com/communities/sfandf_critters/references/limyaael.php here]].

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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]], or [[http://coyotecult.com/communities/sfandf_critters/references/limyaael.php here]].



A repository was created [[http://curiosityquills.com/limyaael/ here]] to collect the scattered articles, but take note that the comments (not found here) are an important part of the original message. (Only 19 extra articles more than the coyotecult archive.)

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A repository was created [[http://curiosityquills.com/limyaael/ here]] to collect the scattered articles, but take note that the comments (not found here) are an important part of the original message. (Only 19 extra articles more than the coyotecult archive.)
message.
31st Dec '15 3:12:11 AM AlgaeNymph
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A repository was created [[http://curiosityquills.com/limyaaels-rants/ here]] to collect the scattered articles, but take note that the comments (not found here) are an important part of the original message. (Only 19 extra articles more than the coyotecult archive.)

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A repository was created [[http://curiosityquills.com/limyaaels-rants/ com/limyaael/ here]] to collect the scattered articles, but take note that the comments (not found here) are an important part of the original message. (Only 19 extra articles more than the coyotecult archive.)
19th Jul '15 5:30:40 PM Eagal
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* OurMonstersAreDifferent
** OurDemonsAreDifferent: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/304066.html Demon rant]].
** OurDragonsAreDifferent: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/134532.html Rant on dragons]].
** OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/137511.html The Dwarves' Turn]].
** OurElvesAreBetter: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/136885.html Why Are Elves Always This Way?]] (also covers CantArgueWithElves and MarySuetopia).
** OurGhostsAreDifferent: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/298366.html Ghost rant]].
** OurVampiresAreDifferent: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/293983.html Vampire rant]].
** OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/452888.html Rant on non-angsty werewolves]].

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* OurMonstersAreDifferent
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OurDemonsAreDifferent: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/304066.html Demon rant]].
** * OurDragonsAreDifferent: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/134532.html Rant on dragons]].
** * OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/137511.html The Dwarves' Turn]].
** * OurElvesAreBetter: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/136885.html Why Are Elves Always This Way?]] (also covers CantArgueWithElves and MarySuetopia).
** * OurGhostsAreDifferent: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/298366.html Ghost rant]].
** * OurVampiresAreDifferent: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/293983.html Vampire rant]].
** * OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/452888.html Rant on non-angsty werewolves]].
5th Apr '15 6:21:15 AM puellaris
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Limyaael, also known as Lightning on the Wave for her online fiction, is 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 online fiction, is 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.
14th Dec '14 4:01:14 PM puellaris
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Limyaael, also known as Lightning on the Wave, is 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, Wave for her online fiction, is 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.



Limyaael's rants were [[ScheduleSlip scarcely updated]] for a while starting around April 2008. In [[http://www.journalfen.net/users/limyaael/65402.html this post]] she explained the reasons, and the Rants were not updated until she had more free time. They started back up for a little while, then stopped again in May 2010. They have yet to resume as of May 2014.

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Limyaael's rants were [[ScheduleSlip scarcely updated]] for a while starting around April 2008. In [[http://www.journalfen.net/users/limyaael/65402.html this post]] she explained the reasons, and the Rants were not updated until she had more free time. They started back up for a little while, then stopped again in May 2010. They have yet to resume as of May 2014.\n

It was mentioned early in 2013, on her Facebook Fan page, that she is doing well and that whilst she does appreciate her fans and their support over the years, she has put her online literary life behind her.
14th Dec '14 3:46:29 PM puellaris
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Limyaael is 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 Limyaael, also known as Lightning on the Wave, is 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.
6th Jul '14 6:18:10 PM Fireblood
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** aversions: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/273684.html On stepping out of medieval fantasy parts one]] .[[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/275089.html and two]].

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** aversions: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/273684.html On stepping out of medieval fantasy parts one]] .one]].[[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/275089.html and two]].



** OurDragonsAreDifferent: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/134532.html Rant on dragons]]
** OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/137511.html The Dwarves' Turn]]
** OurElvesAreBetter: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/136885.html Why Are Elves Always This Way?]] (also covers CantArgueWithElves and MarySuetopia)
** OurGhostsAreDifferent: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/298366.html Ghost rant]]
** OurVampiresAreDifferent: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/293983.html Vampire rant]]
** OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/452888.html Rant on non-angsty werewolves]]
* ParodyTropes: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/155678.html Parody fantasy]]
* PetPeeveTrope: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/tag/stupid%20clichés%20rants stupid cliché rants]] [[invoked]]
* PhysicalGod: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/443419.html Beings of extreme power rant]]
* PsychicPower: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/361455.html Psychic powers rant]]
* PointOfView: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/tag/viewpoint%20rants Viewpoint rants]]
** [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/183735.html Problems and Promises of First-Person Fantasy]]
* QueerAsTropes: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/214314.html Rant on gay and lesbian characters in fantasy]]

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** OurDragonsAreDifferent: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/134532.html Rant on dragons]]
dragons]].
** OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/137511.html The Dwarves' Turn]]
Turn]].
** OurElvesAreBetter: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/136885.html Why Are Elves Always This Way?]] (also covers CantArgueWithElves and MarySuetopia)
MarySuetopia).
** OurGhostsAreDifferent: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/298366.html Ghost rant]]
rant]].
** OurVampiresAreDifferent: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/293983.html Vampire rant]]
rant]].
** OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/452888.html Rant on non-angsty werewolves]]
werewolves]].
* ParodyTropes: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/155678.html Parody fantasy]]
fantasy]].
* PetPeeveTrope: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/tag/stupid%20clichés%20rants stupid Stupid cliché rants]] [[invoked]]
[[invoked]].
* PhysicalGod: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/443419.html Beings of extreme power rant]]
rant]].
* PsychicPower: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/361455.html Psychic powers rant]]
rant]].
* PointOfView: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/tag/viewpoint%20rants Viewpoint rants]]
rants]].
** [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/183735.html Problems and Promises of First-Person Fantasy]]
Fantasy]].
* QueerAsTropes: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/214314.html Rant on gay and lesbian characters in fantasy]]fantasy]].



* RefusalOfTheCall: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/466351.html Making good reluctant heroes]]
* UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/339854.html Rant on gypsies and nomadic peoples]]
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/173744.html Several]] [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/174456.html rants]] [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/175234.html on]] [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/176379.html grammar]] [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/159641.html and words]]
* SaveBothWorlds: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/456043.html Rant on juxtaposed worlds]]
* ScienceFantasy: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/577404.html Science fiction and fantasy hybrids]]

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* RefusalOfTheCall: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/466351.html Making good reluctant heroes]]
heroes]].
* UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/339854.html Rant on gypsies and nomadic peoples]]
peoples]].
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/173744.html Several]] [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/174456.html rants]] [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/175234.html on]] [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/176379.html grammar]] [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/159641.html and words]]
words]].
* SaveBothWorlds: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/456043.html Rant on juxtaposed worlds]]
worlds]].
* ScienceFantasy: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/577404.html Science fiction and fantasy hybrids]]hybrids]].



* SexTropes: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/178737.html Sex in fantasy novels]]
* SlapSlapKiss: aversion: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/345153.html Non-bickering, non-love at first sight relationships]]
* SociopathicHero: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/465392.html Rant on creating likeable bastard characters]]; [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/420559.html Rant on sociopathic characters]]
* StandardFantasySetting: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/181634.html On escaping Tolkien clichés]]
* TakeThat: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/302111.html Fantasy of excess: Rant on Jordan and Goodkind]]
* TheAmazon: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/167123.html Sounds of the jungle]]
* TheEmpire: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/387736.html writing empires part one]] [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/388795.html and two]]
* TheRunaway: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/158741.html Fantasy teenage runaways]]

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* SexTropes: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/178737.html Sex in fantasy novels]]
novels]].
* SlapSlapKiss: aversion: [[http://limyaael.Averted-[[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/345153.html Non-bickering, non-love at first sight relationships]]
relationships]].
* SociopathicHero: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/465392.html Rant on creating likeable likable bastard characters]]; [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/420559.html Rant on sociopathic characters]]
characters]].
* StandardFantasySetting: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/181634.html On escaping Tolkien clichés]]
clichés]].
* TakeThat: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/302111.html Fantasy of excess: Rant on Jordan and Goodkind]]
Goodkind]].
* TheAmazon: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/167123.html Sounds of the jungle]]
jungle]].
* TheEmpire: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/387736.html writing Writing empires part one]] [[http://limyaael.one]][[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/388795.html and two]]
two]].
* TheRunaway: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/158741.html Fantasy teenage runaways]]runaways]].



* TrueCompanions: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/406860.html Rant on friendships]]
* TrueNeutral: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/457449.html Neutral character rant]] [[invoked]]
* TVGenius [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/405720.html Rant on genius characters]]
* TwinTropes: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/467940.html Twins rant]]
* UnreliableNarrator: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/442378.html Showing your viewpoint character as not 100% correct]]
* UrbanFantasy: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/177827.html On urban fantasy]]
* {{Wangst}}: aversion: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/tag/rants%20on%20angst Rants on angst]] [[invoked]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/510750.html Subplot rant]], point 3
* WingedHumanoid: [[http://limyaael.insanejournal.com/509267.html Rant on winged humanoids]]

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* TrueCompanions: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/406860.html Rant on friendships]]
friendships]].
* TrueNeutral: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/457449.html Neutral character rant]] [[invoked]]
[[invoked]].
* TVGenius [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/405720.html Rant on genius characters]]
characters]].
* TwinTropes: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/467940.html Twins rant]]
rant]].
* UnreliableNarrator: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/442378.html Showing your viewpoint character as not 100% correct]]
correct]].
* UrbanFantasy: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/177827.html On urban fantasy]]
fantasy]].
* {{Wangst}}: aversion: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/tag/rants%20on%20angst Rants on angst]] [[invoked]]
[[invoked]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/510750.html Subplot rant]], point 3
3.
* WingedHumanoid: [[http://limyaael.insanejournal.com/509267.html Rant on winged humanoids]]
humanoids]].



* {{Magitek}}: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/413306.html Limitations on magic rant]] claims 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 limitations on magic rant]] claims 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?"



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

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



* SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/413306.html Limitations on magic rant]] explains what it ''really'' takes for magic to be called scientific.

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* SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic: The [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/413306.html Limitations limitations on magic rant]] explains what it ''really'' takes for magic to be called scientific.



* TakeThat: see above.

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* TakeThat: see See above.
27th Jun '14 6:06:14 PM Fireblood
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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/486481.html Writing a psychotic viewpoint character]]


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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/486481.html Writing a psychotic viewpoint character]].
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