History FanFic / TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland

14th Jun '16 2:00:25 PM Gideoncrawle
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* AllThereInTheManual: The Notes (aka trivia) section is extensive, and mainly explains the more obscure allusions. The Notes also include hyperlinks to supplemental information on ancillary topics, mostly things alluded to in the story.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The Notes (aka trivia) section is extensive, and mainly explains the more obscure allusions. The Notes Website/{{Wikia}}-based version also include includes hyperlinks to supplemental information on ancillary topics, mostly things alluded to in the story.story, and the story itself also includes embedded music videos for most of the compositions mentioned. [[note]]The Website/FanfictionDotNet version does not have these links, because that site does not support external links in story pages, so the video links appear on the authorís profile page instead.[[/note]]



* AntiquatedLinguistics: A mild form of this is the author's natural writing style. It is more prominent in certain incidents, most notably rendering the date of the camp's rediscovery as "The Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Six".

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* AntiquatedLinguistics: A [[DownplayedTrope mild form form]] of this is the author's natural writing style. It is more prominent in certain incidents, most notably rendering the date of the camp's rediscovery as "The Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Six".



* CharacterExaggeration: Inverted in-universe. TheStoryteller tends to depict the contestants more realistically and multidimensionally than the canon does, due to her insider perspective. She also makes references suggesting that the finished episodes mentioned in the reimagining didn't depict the contestants any more multidimensionally than the canon episodes did.

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* CharacterExaggeration: Inverted in-universe. TheStoryteller tends to depict the contestants more realistically and multidimensionally than the canon does, due to her insider perspective. She also makes references suggesting that the finished episodes mentioned in the reimagining didn't did not depict the contestants any more multidimensionally than the canon episodes did.



* DarkFic: One of the darkest, if not the darkest [[FandomSpecificPlot competition stories]] in the fandom, at least among those where most of the cast doesn't [[TenLittleMurderVictims get murdered]] or have to [[DeadlyGame fight to the death]]--and mostly just because it plays for drama incidents that the original played for laughs.

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* DarkFic: One of the darkest, if not the darkest [[FandomSpecificPlot competition stories]] in the fandom, at least among those where most of the cast doesn't [[TenLittleMurderVictims get murdered]] or have to [[DeadlyGame fight to the death]]--and mostly just because it plays for drama incidents that the original played for laughs.



** The entire work is an homage to ''[[Literature/ArabianNights The 1,001 Nights]]'', which is the story's structural model.
** The dodgeball match is largely an homage to ''Literature/TheIliad''.

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** The entire work is an homage to ''[[Literature/ArabianNights The 1,001 Nights]]'', which is [[{{Pastiche}} the story's structural model.
model]].
** The dodgeball match is largely an homage to ''Literature/TheIliad''. More specifically, Noah's {{rousing speech}} in [[GratuitousIambicPentameter blank verse]] is based on the "St. Crispin's DayĒ speech from ''Theatre/HenryV''.



** Two girls give boys kisses on the cheek to convey gratitude, as opposed to romantic interest:
*** Lindsay kisses Harold on his cheek after he "rescues" her from harmless but dangerous-looking local wildlife.
*** Katie give Ezekiel a peck on the cheek when he releases her from a promise she didn't want to make but felt she had to.

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** Two girls give kiss boys kisses on the cheek to convey gratitude, as opposed to romantic interest:
*** Lindsay kisses Harold on his cheek [[SmoochOfVictory after he "rescues" her her]] from harmless but dangerous-looking local wildlife.
*** Katie give gives Ezekiel a peck on the cheek when he releases her from a an unsolicited promise she didn't want to make but felt she had to.



* BedmateReveal: Played for laughs, with Duncan as the butt of the joke. His "bedmate" is actually a standee of Izzy's (presumably) {{imaginary friend}}, whom Izzy claims is [[PerverseSexualLust hot for Duncan]]. Duncan reacts as strongly as he does because standees of attractive women are his phobia object.

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* BedmateReveal: Played for laughs, with Duncan as the butt of the joke. His "bedmate" is actually a standee of Izzy's (presumably) {{imaginary friend}}, whom [[InJoke Izzy claims claims]] is [[PerverseSexualLust hot for Duncan]]. Duncan reacts as strongly as he does because standees of attractive women are his phobia object.



* BreastAttack: When a challenge pits the alpha females against each other in gladiatorial combat, the winner shows her vicious streak by "finishing" the loser with a sustained shock to each breast from cattle prods.

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* BreastAttack: When a challenge pits the alpha females against each other in [[GladiatorGames gladiatorial combat, combat]], the winner shows her vicious streak by "finishing" "[[FinishHim finishing]]" the loser with a sustained shock to each breast from cattle prods.



* {{Calvinball}}: When Chris briefs the teams before the dodgeball match, he warns them that the rules might not remain constant throughout the match. When he later decides that a game is going too quickly, he springs a new rule on the contestants and tells them that he can restore the teams to full strength whenever he wants. The match is largely described [[BloodlessCarnage in the style of a battle scene]] from ''Literature/TheIliad'', and Chrisí fluid rules parallel ''The Iliad''ís divine interventions.

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* {{Calvinball}}: When Chris briefs the teams before the dodgeball match, he warns them that the rules might not remain constant throughout the match. When he later decides that a game is going too quickly, he springs a new rule on the contestants players and tells them that he can restore the teams to full strength whenever he wants.wants. He later changes the number of balls on the court, without bothering to call time out, to counter hoarding. The match is largely described [[BloodlessCarnage in the style of a battle scene]] from ''Literature/TheIliad'', and Chrisí fluid rules parallel ''The Iliad''ís divine interventions.



* ClothingDamage: When a certain girl must treat a campmate for severe hypothermia and has nothing suitable for the job except her own body, she rips open her and the victim's pullover dresses to allow effective skin-to-skin heat transfer.
* CollectiveGroan: The campers react thusly when Chris identifies the Music/CelineDion standee's faerie-like "backup singer" standees as "the [[Music/DixieChicks Pixie Chicks]]". Chris is pleased.

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* ClothingDamage: When a certain girl contestant must treat a campmate for severe hypothermia and has nothing suitable for the job no heat source except her own body, she rips open her and the victim's patient's pullover dresses [[note]]hers in the front, and the patientís in the back[[/note]] to allow effective [[IntimateHealing skin-to-skin heat transfer.
transfer]].
* CollectiveGroan: The campers react thusly contestants [[LamePunReaction groan at]] Chris' VisualPun when Chris Noah identifies the Music/CelineDion standee's faerie-like "backup singer" standees as "the [[Music/DixieChicks Pixie Chicks]]". Chris is pleased.



** During the paintball deer hunt, the contestants playing the deer wear tails and antlers in their team colors [[note]]Red for the Screaming Eagles, Green for the Killer Muskies.[[/note]] The hunters likewise have paintballs in their team colors, with each hunter having a different shade so Chris can tell at the end who hit whom.

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** During the [[PaintballEpisode paintball deer hunt, hunt]], the contestants playing the deer wear tails and antlers in their team colors [[note]]Red for the Screaming Eagles, Green for the Killer Muskies.[[/note]] colors. The hunters likewise have paintballs in their team colors, with each hunter having a different shade so Chris the scorekeeper can tell at the end who hit whom.



* CombatByChampion: During a momentary lull in the dodgeball match, Eva steps forward and challenges any comer to single combat. Subverted in that when Leshawna accepts the challenge, Leshawna's trash talk leads to an offer of friendship, so the duel doesn't take place.

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* CombatByChampion: During Eva exploits a momentary lull in the dodgeball match, Eva steps match to step forward and challenges challenge any comer to single combat. Subverted in that when Leshawna accepts the challenge, Leshawna's challenge and her trash talk leads to an offer of friendship, so the duel doesn't does not take place.[[note]]Based on a scene in ''Literature/TheIliad'' where Diomedes and Glaucus meet for single combat, only to discover that [[SacredHospitality old ties of friendship]] between their houses prevent them from fighting.[[/note]]



** Cody tries to "comfort" Gwen after [[spoiler: her boyfriend is eliminated]]. This is worsened by the fact that [[MurderTheHypotenuse Cody himself was instrumental in the events that led to Gwen needing comfort in the first place]]. The trope is subverted when Gwen reacts poorly.
** A half-platonic variant arises during the camping challenge. Katie and Sadie go missing, which has a distinct possibility of costing their team the challenge, so Cody and Noah see it as a potential opportunity to get Sadie out of the way so that Noah can "comfort" Katie. [[spoiler: When Sadie is eliminated in a later episode for unrelated reasons, Noah does indeed "comfort" Katie, with reasonable success.]]

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** Cody tries to "comfort" Gwen after [[spoiler: her boyfriend is eliminated]]. This is worsened by the fact that [[MurderTheHypotenuse Cody himself was instrumental in the events that led to Gwen needing comfort in the first place]]. The trope is subverted when Gwen reacts poorly.
** A half-platonic variant arises during the camping challenge. Katie and Sadie go missing, which has a distinct possibility of costing their team the challenge, so Cody and Noah see it as a potential opportunity to get Sadie out of the way so that Noah can "comfort" Katie. [[spoiler: When Sadie is eliminated in a later episode for unrelated reasons, Noah does indeed "comfort" Katie, with reasonable success.]]



* DaydreamSurprise: Inverted during the boot camp challenge's tree hanging test when Katie enters the trance-like state typical of daydreaming as she contemplates real events in her past, and is thus occupied for far longer than the reader has been led to believe. The challenge supervisor has to strike her to get her attention, lest she continue to daydream indefinitely.

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* DaydreamSurprise: Inverted during the boot camp challenge's tree hanging test when Katie a contestant enters the trance-like state typical of daydreaming as she contemplates real events in her past, and is thus occupied for far longer than the reader has been led to believe. The challenge supervisor has to strike her to get her attention, lest she continue to daydream indefinitely.



* FingerWag: After Izzy fixes up Sunshine with Duncan (sort of) because Sunshine is supposedly hot for him, Izzy records a confessional spot in which she waggles her finger as part of a playful admonishment.

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* FingerWag: After Izzy fixes up Sunshine [[ImaginaryFriend Sunshine]] with Duncan [[ItMakesSenseInContext (sort of) of)]] because [[PerverseSexualLust Sunshine is supposedly hot for him, him]], Izzy records a confessional spot in which she waggles her finger as part of a playful admonishment.



* HandGagging: During the phobia challenge, D.J. uses this technique to silence Heather, who he feared was about to say something that would give Chris ideas for making the challenge even worse than it already was. It was loose lips, after all, that set up the phobia challenge in the first place.

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* HandGagging: During the phobia challenge, D.J. uses this technique suddenly puts his hand over Heatherís mouth to silence Heather, who he feared her, fearing she was about to say something that would give Chris ideas for making the phobia challenge even worse than it already was.is. It was loose lips, after all, that set up the phobia challenge in the first place.



* IKissYourHand: When Justin leaves the island, he acknowledges each of his female teammates in various ways. He gives Leshawna a kiss on her hand, which leaves her ready to faint.

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* IKissYourHand: When [[EvenTheGuysWantHim uberhunk]] Justin leaves the island, he acknowledges each of his female teammates in various ways. He gives Leshawna a kiss on her hand, which leaves her ready to faint.



** Deconstructed with Harold and Lindsay, where Harold's dense exposition merely confuses the [[DumbBlonde none-too-bright]] Lindsay.
** Played straight when Alejandro counsels Beth on elimination game strategy.

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** Deconstructed with Harold and Lindsay, where when Harold's dense exposition merely confuses the [[DumbBlonde none-too-bright]] Lindsay.
** Played straight when Alejandro counsels Beth on elimination game strategy.strategy and describes Chrisí treatment of the interns, both at considerable length.



** Repetitive conversations are usually handled this way, usually with just one clause of description followed by the catch phrase, "but nothing would be gained by repeating it here."

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** Repetitive conversations are usually handled this way, usually with just one clause of description followed by the catch phrase, {{catch phrase}}, "but nothing would be gained by repeating it here."



** In a later incident, Katie "[[DiscussedTrope discusses]]" the protective properties of fat in an inner monologue, suggesting that Sadie's abundant body fat may have at least partially shielded her from a radiation pulse that sickened certain other contestants.

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** In a later incident, Katie "[[DiscussedTrope discusses]]" the protective properties of fat in an inner monologue, {{inner monologue}}, suggesting that Sadie's abundant body fat may have at least partially shielded her from a radiation pulse that sickened certain other contestants.



* LampshadedTheObscureReference: D.J. quotes a line from the spoken dialogue of ''Theatre/{{Iolanthe}}'', but he admits he can't remember what the line is from or where he heard it.

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* LampshadedTheObscureReference: D.J. quotes a line from the spoken dialogue of ''Theatre/{{Iolanthe}}'', but he admits he can't remember what the line is came from or where he heard it.



* LoveIsInTheAir: When Ella sings slow dance numbers at the boot camp party, it has a pronounced aphrodisiac effect on the dancers. When the partygoers realize what is happening, being the [[HormoneAddledTeenager hormonal teenagers]] they are, they embrace the effect and decide it's a good night to play the field. By the end of the night, kisses pass between most of the possible boy/girl pairings.

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* LoveIsInTheAir: When Ella sings slow dance numbers at the boot camp party, it has a pronounced aphrodisiac effect on the dancers. When the partygoers realize what is happening, being the [[HormoneAddledTeenager hormonal teenagers]] they are, they embrace the effect and decide it's a good night to play the field. By the end of the night, kisses pass between [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy most of the possible boy/girl pairings.pairings]].



* SmashCut: During the boot camp challenge's tree hanging test, Katie has reason to fear for Sadie's health, which leads Katie to a contemplate events in their shared past. The narration cuts off mid-sentence when Katie is struck a painful blow on her arm. She learns that [[DaydreamSurprise her musings had put her into a trance-like state]] for nearly six hours, and that the challenge supervisor had to strike her to get her attention.
* SmoochOfVictory: Harold gets one from Lindsay after rescuing her from [[spoiler: a large stag beetle]].

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* SmashCut: During the boot camp challenge's tree hanging test, Katie a certain contestant has reason to fear for Sadie's her friend's health, which leads Katie her to a contemplate events in their shared past. The narration cuts off mid-sentence when Katie the contemplative contestant is struck a painful blow on her arm. She learns that [[DaydreamSurprise her musings had put her into a trance-like state]] for nearly six hours, and that the challenge supervisor had to strike her to get her attention.
* SmoochOfVictory: Harold gets one a [[LipstickMark lipstick-laden kiss]] on the cheek from Lindsay after rescuing her from [[spoiler: a large stag beetle]].



-->'''Ezekiel:''' Itís kind of small, but I guess itíll do.
-->'''Izzy:''' Thatís what I said.
-->...
-->'''Ezekiel:''' Does anybody have a bigger one?
-->'''Izzy:''' Thatís what I said.

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-->'''Ezekiel:''' --->'''Ezekiel:''' Itís kind of small, but I guess itíll do.
-->'''Izzy:''' --->'''Izzy:''' Thatís what I said.
-->...
-->'''Ezekiel:'''
--->...
--->'''Ezekiel:'''
Does anybody have a bigger one?
-->'''Izzy:''' --->'''Izzy:''' Thatís what I said.



-->'''Heather:''' Gwen does not deserve you.
-->'''Cody:''' Thatís what she said. Funny thing, though, it didnít sound the same when she said it.

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-->'''Heather:''' --->'''Heather:''' Gwen does not deserve you.
-->'''Cody:''' --->'''Cody:''' Thatís what she said. Funny thing, though, it didnít sound the same when she said it.
1st Jun '16 11:52:33 PM Gideoncrawle
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The story is ongoing, updating [[ScheduleSlip more or less]] bimonthly. It is currently about 40 percent complete, with an estimated finished length of [[{{Doorstopper}} 400,000 words or more]]. In addition to the fanfiction.net version linked above, the author also maintains [[https://totaldramaislandfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/The_Legend_of_Total_Drama_Island a Wikia-based version]] which offers better support for the multimedia enhancements but does not permit reviewing without an account.


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The story is ongoing, updating [[ScheduleSlip more or less]] bimonthly. It is currently about 40 45 percent complete, with an estimated finished length of [[{{Doorstopper}} 400,000 words or more]]. In addition to the fanfiction.net version linked above, the author also maintains [[https://totaldramaislandfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/The_Legend_of_Total_Drama_Island a Wikia-based version]] which offers better support for the multimedia enhancements but does not permit reviewing without an account.

1st Jun '16 11:47:09 PM Gideoncrawle
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** When Justin and Lindsay dance during the talent show, Justin is shirtless and Lindsay's dance costume is a converted micro-bikini, and the dance itself is [[MatingDance highly erotic]].

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** When Justin and Lindsay dance during the talent show, Justin is shirtless and Lindsay's dance costume is a converted micro-bikini, [[BarelyThereSwimwear micro-bikini]], and the dance itself is [[MatingDance highly erotic]].
12th May '16 4:35:57 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HandGagging: During the phobia challenge, D.J. uses this technique to silence Heather, who he feared was about to say something that would give Chris ideas for making the challenge even worse than it already was. It was loose lips, after all, that set up the phobia challenge in the first place.



* PuttingAHandOverHisMouth: During the phobia challenge, D.J. uses this technique to silence Heather, who he feared was about to say something that would give Chris ideas for making the challenge even worse than it already was. It was loose lips, after all, that set up the phobia challenge in the first place.
21st Apr '16 6:53:52 PM Gideoncrawle
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The teams are initially the same as in the original, but during the first challenge Sadie switches teams instead of Katie. This [[ForWantOfANail minor change has a major impact]]. Numerous characters who [[ContinuityCameo debuted in later canon seasons]] make appearances, mostly as [[RedShirt interns]]. Of these, [[MauveShirt Alejandro]], [[SpotlightStealingSquad Dawn, and Ella]] are the most prominent.

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The teams are initially the same as in the original, but during the first challenge Sadie switches teams instead of Katie. This [[ForWantOfANail minor change has a major impact]]. Numerous characters who [[ContinuityCameo debuted in later canon seasons]] make appearances, mostly as [[RedShirt interns]]. Of these, [[MauveShirt Alejandro]], [[SpotlightStealingSquad Dawn, Dawn and Ella]] are the most prominent.
20th Apr '16 12:39:16 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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The teams are initially the same as in the original, but during the first challenge Sadie switches teams instead of Katie. This [[ForWantOfANail minor change has a major impact]]. Numerous characters who [[ContinuityCameo debuted in later canon seasons]] make appearances, mostly as [[RedShirt interns]]. Of these, [[MauveShirt Alejandro]], [[SpotlightStealingSquad Dawn and Ella]] are much the most prominent.

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The teams are initially the same as in the original, but during the first challenge Sadie switches teams instead of Katie. This [[ForWantOfANail minor change has a major impact]]. Numerous characters who [[ContinuityCameo debuted in later canon seasons]] make appearances, mostly as [[RedShirt interns]]. Of these, [[MauveShirt Alejandro]], [[SpotlightStealingSquad Dawn Dawn, and Ella]] are much the most prominent.
18th Mar '16 12:36:09 AM Gideoncrawle
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* DramaBomb: Through the first several chapters, Katie and Sadie are almost exclusively comic relief. Then, during the camping challenge, instead of a reimagined version of the quarrel they had in the canon after getting lost, they are stranded overnight in the woods without adequate shelter, facing a very real possibility of decidedly uncomic deaths.

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* DramaBomb: Through the first several chapters, Katie and Sadie are almost exclusively comic relief. Then, during the camping challenge, instead of a reimagined version of the childish quarrel they had in the canon after getting lost, they are stranded overnight caught in the woods a nighttime storm without adequate shelter, shelter or clothing and develop severe hypothermia, facing a very real possibility of decidedly uncomic deaths.
13th Mar '16 11:30:42 AM Gideoncrawle
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* HeroicAmbidexterity: Eva reveals her [[IAmNotLeftHanded previously unsuspected]] ambidexterity in the dodgeball match when she throws two balls at once, "for both her arms were as her right", to catch her target unawares at a critical moment.
13th Mar '16 8:49:14 AM LordGro
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* HeroicAmbidexterity: Eva reveals her [[IAmNotLeftHanded previously unsuspected]] ambidexterity in the dodgeball match when she throws two balls at once, "for both her arms were as her right", to catch her target unawares at a critical moment.
6th Feb '16 3:03:36 PM Gideoncrawle
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* CharacterExaggeration: Inverted in-universe. TheStoryteller tends to depict the contestants more realistically and multidimensionally than the canon does, due to her insider perspective. She also makes references suggesting that the finished episodes mentioned in the reimagining didn't depict the contestants any more multidimensionally than the canon episodes did.



* {{Flanderization}}: Inverted in-universe. TheStoryteller tends to depict the contestants more realistically and multidimensionally than the canon does, due to her insider perspective. She also makes references suggesting that the finished episodes mentioned in the reimagining didn't depict the contestants any more multidimensionally than the canon episodes did.
* FootnoteFever: Each chapter has an extensive Notes section, with 15 or more entries in some cases, most of which explain obscure and/or highbrow allusions.

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* {{Flanderization}}: Inverted in-universe. TheStoryteller tends to depict the contestants more realistically and multidimensionally than the canon does, due to her insider perspective. She also makes references suggesting that the finished episodes mentioned in the reimagining didn't depict the contestants any more multidimensionally than the canon episodes did.
* FootnoteFever: Each chapter has an extensive Notes section, with 15 or more entries in some cases, most of which explain obscure and/or highbrow allusions.
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