History FanFic / CourtneyAndTheViolinOfDespair

20th Jan '16 11:07:11 PM Gideoncrawle
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''[[http://totaldramaislandfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Courtney_and_the_Violin_of_Despair Courtney and the Violin of Despair]]'' (commonly abbreviated to the acronym [=CatVoD=]) is a {{short story}} by [[http://totaldramaislandfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/User:Gideoncrawle Gideoncrawle]], set in the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' universe. The story consists of a [[ExcusePlot loosely connected]] series of vignettes and is mainly a prequel to the events of the first season (''Total Drama Island''), although it does expand on a couple of incidents from the early episodes of the show itself.

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''[[http://totaldramaislandfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Courtney_and_the_Violin_of_Despair ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9305422/1/Courtney-and-the-Violin-of-Despair Courtney and the Violin of Despair]]'' (commonly abbreviated to the acronym [=CatVoD=]) is a {{short story}} by [[http://totaldramaislandfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/User:Gideoncrawle Gideoncrawle]], set in the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' universe. The story consists of a [[ExcusePlot loosely connected]] series of vignettes and is mainly a prequel to the events of the first season (''Total Drama Island''), although it does expand on a couple of incidents from the early episodes of the show itself.
8th Jan '16 10:37:46 PM Gideoncrawle
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* BreakTheCutie: The [[ArtifactOfDeath Violin]] spirit is initially content to repeatedly humiliate Courtney because it deems killing a little girl to be not worth the effort, but decides that [[KillTheCutie humiliation is no longer enough]] when Courtney becomes a public figure.

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* BreakTheCutie: The [[ArtifactOfDeath Violin]] spirit is initially content to repeatedly humiliate Courtney because it deems killing a little girl to be [[PragmaticVillainy not worth the effort, effort]], but decides that [[KillTheCutie humiliation is no longer enough]] when Courtney becomes a public figure.


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* PragmaticVillainy: When the 11-year-old Courtney acquires the [[ArtifactOfDeath titular Violin]], the [[SoulJar spirit inhabiting it]] decides not to kill her because it deems a little girl to be not worth the effort. For a time, the Violin Spirit is inclined to merely [[BreakTheCutie erode her spirit]] instead.
8th Jan '16 10:16:24 PM Gideoncrawle
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* BreakTheCutie: The Violin spirit tries to serve Courtney thusly at first, but decides that's [[KillTheCutie not enough]] when Courtney becomes a public figure.

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* BreakTheCutie: The Violin [[ArtifactOfDeath Violin]] spirit tries is initially content to serve repeatedly humiliate Courtney thusly at first, because it deems killing a little girl to be not worth the effort, but decides that's that [[KillTheCutie not humiliation is no longer enough]] when Courtney becomes a public figure.
19th Oct '15 6:49:29 AM Gideoncrawle
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* ShortStory: Total length is roughly 5100 words, excluding the notes and the {{epigraph}} in Chapter 1.
26th Dec '14 3:18:38 AM Patachou
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* SophisticatedAsHell: The description of the school orchestra performing [[PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky Tchaikovsky's]] fourth symphony includes the phrases "pretty much" and "work their butts off", in marked contrast to the story's usually florid narrative style.

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* SophisticatedAsHell: The description of the school orchestra performing [[PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky [[Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky Tchaikovsky's]] fourth symphony includes the phrases "pretty much" and "work their butts off", in marked contrast to the story's usually florid narrative style.
24th Nov '14 8:16:28 PM Gideoncrawle
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* ''Fanfic/{{Legacy}}''

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* ''Fanfic/{{Legacy}}''''[[Fanfic/LegacyTotalDrama Legacy]]''
2nd Nov '14 6:00:02 PM Gideoncrawle
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Other troped works by this author include:
* ''Fanfic/{{Legacy}}''
* ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland''
* ''Fanfic/TotalDramaIslandByGilbertAndSullivan''
26th Jul '14 8:13:02 AM Gideoncrawle
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* BaitAndSwitch: A meta example. The story is billed as a "kinder, gentler 'Courtney bashing' story", but it doesn't take long for perceptive readers to discover that the "bashing" target is actually being treated like a {{woobie}}.



** The strong-willed Courtney eventually develops a degree of resistance to the curse unbeknownst. This resistance, however slight, plays a pivotal role in her eventual deliverance form the curse.

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** The strong-willed Courtney eventually develops a degree of resistance to the curse unbeknownst. This resistance, however slight, plays a pivotal role in her eventual deliverance form from the curse.
7th May '14 11:10:20 PM Gideoncrawle
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* EvilIsPetty: When the Violin Spirit decides that Courtney isn't worth killing, it contents itself with inflicting petty humiliations on her.



** When Courtney acquires [[ArtifactOfDeath the violin]], the spirit enforcing the curse decides not to try to kill her because it regards an 11-year-old girl as not worth the effort.

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** When Courtney acquires [[ArtifactOfDeath the violin]], the spirit enforcing the curse decides not to try to kill her because it regards an 11-year-old girl as not worth the effort. Instead, the Violin Spirit contents itself with inflicting [[EvilIsPetty petty humiliations]] on her.
7th May '14 10:50:50 PM Gideoncrawle
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* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: Initially played straight, but eventually double-subverted.
** When Courtney acquires [[ArtifactOfDeath the violin]], the spirit enforcing the curse decides not to try to kill her because it regards an 11-year-old girl as not worth the effort.
** When the 16-year-old Courtney appears on ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'' and thereby becomes a public figure, the Violin Spirit decides that she's now worth the effort, and starts trying to do her in.
** The strong-willed Courtney eventually develops a degree of resistance to the curse unbeknownst. This resistance, however slight, plays a pivotal role in her eventual deliverance form the curse.
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