History FanFic / TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland

6th Feb '16 3:03:36 PM Gideoncrawle
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The Flanderization example should be Character Exaggeration instead
* 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.
2nd Jan '16 10:23:33 PM Gideoncrawle
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added Structure/Style trope, Another Story For Another Time. Tweaked existing examples
The story is ongoing, currently updating 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, currently 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.

!!In addition to tropes inherited from [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama the show]], this story provides examples of the following tropes:
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!!In addition to tropes inherited from [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama the show]], parent work]], this story provides examples of the following tropes:

!!In addition to tropes inherited from [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama * AnotherStoryForAnotherTime: The Storyteller uses the show]], this phrase, "but that is another story provides examples for another time" as a {{foreshadowing}} device, signaling that the details of the following tropes: incident in question will be part of a later Tale. [[note]]The story arc covers a full season of an elimination game show, with each [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming Tale]] covering one episode and portions of 2-4 chapters.[[/note]] The delays between the mention and the telling range from a few chapters to three quarters of the story arc.

** The phrase, "but that is another story for another time" foreshadows later (sometimes much later) subplots and plot points. Taken from ''[[Literature/TheSwordOfShannaraTrilogy The Sword of Shannara]]'', wherein the Druid Allanon used this phrase whenever he mentioned anything touching on the origin of the elves.
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** The phrase, "but that is another {{another story for another time" time}}" foreshadows later (sometimes much later) subplots and plot points. Taken from ''[[Literature/TheSwordOfShannaraTrilogy The Sword of Shannara]]'', wherein the Druid Allanon used this phrase whenever he mentioned anything touching on the origin of the elves.

* 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. * DarkerAndEdgier: The author achieves this by several methods, most notably by playing for drama certain incidents that the original played for laughs, and by replacing certain cartoonish elements of the original with some pretty stark realism.
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* DarkFic: One of the darkest, if not the darkest [[FandomSpecificPlot competition stories]] in the fandom (at fandom, at least among those where most of the cast doesn't [[TenLittleMurderVictims get murdered]] or have to [[DeadlyGame fight to the death]])--and death]]--and mostly just because it plays for drama incidents that the original played for laughs. * DarkerAndEdgier: The author achieves this by several methods, most notably by playing for drama certain incidents that the original played for laughs, and by replacing certain cartoonish elements of the original with some [[{{Deconstruction}} pretty stark realism.realism]].
1st Jan '16 9:43:40 PM Gideoncrawle
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Alejandro isn't really Mr Exposition. The one scene where he has a lot of exposition is covered under Info Dump. Mr Exposition belongs on the Characters page in any case.
* MrExposition: Alejandro takes this role whilst escorting Beth during the first challenge, when he counsels her on game strategy and describes Chris' treatment of the interns.
13th Dec '15 4:04:12 PM Gideoncrawle
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italicized work name
** Gwen losing a finger in a challenge accident refers to a polarizing storyline in the canonical Season 2 (Total Drama Action) where her love interest Trent is revealed to have an obsession with the number nine.
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** Gwen losing a finger in a challenge accident refers to a polarizing storyline in the canonical Season 2 (Total (''Total Drama Action) Action'') where her love interest Trent is revealed to have an obsession with the number nine.
13th Dec '15 1:55:47 PM Gideoncrawle
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bulk tropes addition, part 3
* {{Flashback}}: A brief flashback in italic text explains how a certain contestant survived a challenge accident which everyone [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat had assumed meant certain death]].

* MagicKiss: [[MagicalGirl Ella]] is implied to be capable of downplayed examples. At the boot camp party, where kisses pass between [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy most of the possible boy/girl pairings]] and are frequently [[TheBigDamnKiss delivered with great enthusiasm]], Ella's kisses stand out. Although her kisses are not especially florid, the two boys she kisses experience weakness born of ecstasy. -->'''Cody:''' Do you always kiss like that? Tyler looks about ready to pass out, and I think I know how he feels.

* MentalAffair: During the boot camp dance party, the aphrodisiac effect of Ella's singing is implied to give dance partners something akin to psychic sex. --> There could be no doubt that Ella’s love songs reduced inhibitions … [E]ven dance partners who had no intention of going to first base with each other, much less beyond, nevertheless gained in the mind’s eye visions which were exceedingly pleasant to contemplate.

* MythologyGag: Tyler's wolf whistle at the post-makeover Lindsay is a reference to their canon relationship.
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* MythologyGag: Tyler's MythologyGag: ** Although Lindsay and Tyler are not a couple in the reimagining, there are a couple of nods to their canonical relationship: *** Tyler gives a seemingly involuntary wolf whistle at the post-makeover when Lindsay reveals her new look after an [[SeriousBusiness emergency makeover]]. *** Tyler and Lindsay are one of the first couples to dance together at the boot camp party. Heather subsequently cutting in on Lindsay likewise refers to the canonical storyline where Heather tries, with mixed results, to keep Lindsay and Tyler apart for gameplay reasons. ** Gwen losing a finger in a challenge accident refers to a polarizing storyline in the canonical Season 2 (Total Drama Action) where her love interest Trent is a reference revealed to their canon relationship.have an obsession with the number nine.

* MythologyGag: Tyler's wolf whistle at NatureIsNotNice: The story has a number of "man vs. nature" themes. Most notably, two contestants getting lost in the post-makeover Lindsay woods overnight and facing the prospect of death from hypothermia is a reference to their canon relationship.pivotal subplot. At least two interns are killed by wild animals, and more are killed in a natural disaster on Boney Island.

* MythologyGag: Tyler's wolf whistle at NeverTrustATrailer: The author posted several preview scenes (the "trailers") in the post-makeover Lindsay year before the story's official launch. Beth, who is a reference supporting character in the story, was so prominent in these previews that a fair number of readers expected her to their canon relationship.be a main character. This disconnect arose because the preview scenes were selected for standalone appeal and lack of spoiler potential, and Beth figures prominently in these scenes precisely because of her relative lack of involvement in the major storylines.

* MythologyGag: Tyler's wolf whistle at NowOrNeverKiss: ** Moments before [[spoiler:Justin]] leaves the post-makeover Lindsay is island, he finally gets his long-awaited kiss--indeed, [[ExaggeratedTrope a reference full-fledged makeout session]]--with his love interest, because Heather, [[ShippingTorpedo who has been trying to their canon relationship.keep them apart]] for gameplay reasons, no longer has anything to gain by further interference. ** As the girl on the receiving end of the {{Love Letter}}s subplot prepares to leave the island, she learns the identity of her secret admirer and shares a kiss with him before departing.

* MythologyGag: Tyler's wolf whistle at APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy: When the post-makeover Lindsay contestants start dancing to Ella's [[MagicMusic power-laden love ballads]], the boot camp party turns into a family-friendly metaphor for a drunken orgy. There is a reference great deal of KissingUnderTheInfluence, although it is [[LoveIsInTheAir no ordinary influence]] and frequently [[TheBigDamnKiss no ordinary kissing]]. Nobody sticks with a single partner the whole night, with one boy kissing all the girls and at least one girl kissing all the boys, whom the girls outnumber. The next day, certain people in a position to their canon relationship.know explicitly describe that kissing as having been as satisfying as sex.

* MythologyGag: Tyler's wolf whistle at PigLatin: When Courtney uses an improvised sign language to convey a secret message to the post-makeover Lindsay viewing audience during a confessional spot, she transmits her message in Pig Latin for an extra layer of encryption. It works in part because her message is a reference to their canon relationship.brief and the words short.

* MythologyGag: Tyler's wolf whistle at PlayingCyrano: Noah takes this role for Tyler by [[spoiler: feeding him love poems]]. The plan actually works as intended, which is why [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee Noah's role is not revealed until after the post-makeover Lindsay is a reference to their canon relationship.fact]].

* MythologyGag: Tyler's wolf whistle at PowerGlows: When Dawn enchants a necklace with a warding charm, the post-makeover Lindsay is a reference to their canon relationship.necklace briefly glows green--the color of hope--upon completion of the {{ritual|magic}}.

* MythologyGag: Tyler's wolf whistle at ** Tyler once says, "Oh, shit" instead of the post-makeover Lindsay is a reference standard "Oh, crap" to their canon relationship.underscore the magnitude of his [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone awful realization, however belated]], of what he has done behind his new girlfriend's back.

* MythologyGag: Tyler's wolf whistle at the post-makeover Lindsay RealityEnsues: The small nuclear blast from Izzy's atomic fire starter is a reference to their canon relationship.comic scene ... until several contestants develops symptoms of radiation poisoning a few episodes later.

* MythologyGag: Tyler's wolf whistle at {{Reveille}}: On the post-makeover Lindsay morning of the boot camp challenge, Hatchet plays Reveille as the morning wakeup call. This is a reference the contestants' first clue as to their canon relationship.the nature of the challenge. Being ''Total Drama Island'', Reveille is broadcast over the public address system at [[LoudOfWar absurdly loud volume]].

* MythologyGag: Tyler's wolf whistle at SickEpisode: During the post-makeover Lindsay boot camp challenge, half of the contestants come down with radiation poisoning after having been exposed to a small nuclear explosion several episodes before. Effective treatment is a reference to their canon relationship.quickly arranged, though, and the players are not noticeably impaired in the next episode.

* MythologyGag: Tyler's wolf whistle at SmashCut: During the post-makeover Lindsay is a reference 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 canon relationship.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.

* MythologyGag: Tyler's wolf whistle at StandardBleedingSpots: Ezekiel suffers a long cut on his cheek in a challenge accident. The cut bleeds enough that the post-makeover Lindsay is a reference people searching for him fear the worst when they find the cloth he used to their canon relationship.stanch the bleeding.

* MythologyGag: Tyler's wolf whistle at TakeThatKiss: When Duncan suggests once too often that Courtney is into him, she responds by turning round and passionately making out with the post-makeover Lindsay is a reference closest boy at hand, which happens to their canon relationship.be D.J.

* ThatsWhatSheSaid: Izzy inverts this twice during the camping challenge when Ezekiel borrows Duncan’ knife and makes innocent comments on its size, switchblades not being designed for gutting animals:
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* ThatsWhatSheSaid: ThatsWhatSheSaid: ** Izzy inverts this twice during the camping challenge when Ezekiel borrows Duncan’ knife and makes innocent comments on its size, switchblades not being designed for gutting animals:

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* ThatsWhatSheSaid: Izzy inverts this twice during ** Cody gives a G-rated version after the camping challenge paintball deer hunt, in a case where "she" really did say it. -->'''Heather:''' Gwen does not deserve you. -->'''Cody:''' That’s what she said. Funny thing, though, it didn’t sound the same when Ezekiel borrows Duncan’ knife and makes innocent comments on its size, switchblades not being designed for gutting animals:she said it.

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* ThatsWhatSheSaid: Izzy inverts this twice during the camping challenge when Ezekiel borrows Duncan’ knife and WildMagic: Ella is a wild talent. She makes innocent comments on its size, switchblades not being designed for gutting animals:magic with her singing, usually affecting the listeners benignly and in ways appropriate to the situation, but she typically cannot evoke these effects deliberately. -->'''Dawn:''' [Ella] doesn’t sing to make things happen, she sings because she likes to sing. The extraordinary effects just follow naturally.

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* ThatsWhatSheSaid: Izzy inverts this twice during the camping challenge WishfulProjection: Duncan becomes convinced that Courtney is crushing on him, when Ezekiel borrows Duncan’ knife and makes innocent comments it's actually he who is crushing on its size, switchblades not being designed for gutting animals:her.

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* ThatsWhatSheSaid: Izzy inverts this twice during NoOneCouldSurviveThat: When an insanely dangerous vehicle race ends with D.J.'s teammate going over a lethally high cliff, D.J. cannot bring himself to "look down from the camping challenge when Ezekiel borrows Duncan’ knife cliff and makes innocent comments on its size, switchblades not being designed for gutting animals:confirm with his eyes what he knew in his heart", partly because [[ILetGwenStacyDie he feels responsible]] and partly because he is [[PrimalFear afraid of heights]].
11th Dec '15 8:50:11 PM Gideoncrawle
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* FinishHim: When the extreme sports challenge pits alpha females Courtney and Heather against each other in [[GladiatorGames gladiatorial combat]], Chris gives the "thumbs down" signal at the end of their bout, instructing/permitting the winner to "finish off" the loser.

* 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.

* ImColdSoCold: Katie inverts this trope when she becomes dangerously hypothermic. When her body weakens to the point where it can no longer keep blood away from her skin, she complains of feeling hot. She loses consciousness not long after.

* InJoke: An in-universe example is the contestants saying "Sunshine told me" in the same way that an angry mother might say to her misbehaving child, "a little bird told me", the joke being that Sunshine is Izzy's imaginary friend.
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* InJoke: InJoke: ** An in-universe example is the contestants saying "Sunshine told me" in the same way that an angry mother might say to her misbehaving child, "a little bird told me", the joke being that Sunshine is Izzy's imaginary friend.{{imaginary friend}}. ** A meta example is the significance of the pixie standee [[BedmateReveal in Duncan's bed]]. Readers who don't know Sunshine's creator, a self-avowed Duncan fangirl for whom Sunshine is essentially an expy of herself, probably won't get the joke without having it explained.

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* InJoke: An in-universe example is ItDoesntMeanAnything: When Tyler and Lindsay realize, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone however belatedly]], that they cheated on their significant others by [[UpToEleven kissing everyone in sight]] at the contestants saying "Sunshine told me" boot camp party, Courtney invokes this trope. -->'''Courtney:''' We’ll vouch for anyone who needs it in the confessional. If we all tell the same way that an angry mother might say story, they’re bound to her misbehaving child, "a little bird told me", accept it. -->'''Tyler:''' What “story” do we tell? -->'''Courtney:''' Nothing but the joke being that Sunshine is Izzy's imaginary friend.truth. It was [[LoveIsInTheAir a unique situation]] and didn’t mean anything. It ''didn’t'' mean anything, right?

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* InJoke: An in-universe example is IWillWaitForYou: Played with when the contestants saying "Sunshine told me" in {{love letter}} recipient leaves the same way island after accepting her no-longer-secret admirer. She warns her new beau, "[[BackForTheFinale Don't let me see you before the finale]]!" implying that an angry mother might say to her misbehaving child, "a little bird told me", she will be disappointed if he does not reach the joke being that Sunshine is Izzy's imaginary friend.finals.

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* InJoke: An in-universe example is the contestants saying "Sunshine told me" {{Kevlard}}: ** When Katie and Sadie are lost in the same way woods overnight and develop hypothermia, the obese Sadie's natural insulation keeps her (barely) functional hours after her skinny companion is down for the count. ** In a later incident, Katie "[[DiscussedTrope discusses]]" the protective properties of fat in an inner monologue, suggesting that an angry mother might say to Sadie's abundant body fat may have at least partially shielded her misbehaving child, "a little bird told me", the joke being from a radiation pulse that Sunshine is Izzy's imaginary friend.sickened certain other contestants. * KissingUnderTheInfluence: At the boot camp party, most of the possible boy/girl pairs kiss under the [[MagicMusic uncanny influence of Ella's singing]]. [[LoveIsInTheAir Everyone--even Ella herself--is affected to greater or lesser degree]], although a few people retain [[AboveTheInfluence enough self-control to refrain]] from kisses that would be especially problematic.

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* InJoke: An in-universe example is LampshadedTheObscureReference: D.J. quotes a line from the contestants saying "Sunshine told me" in spoken dialogue of ''Theatre/{{Iolanthe}}'', but he admits he can't remember what the same way that an angry mother might say to her misbehaving child, "a little bird told me", the joke being that Sunshine line is Izzy's imaginary friend.from or where he heard it.

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* InJoke: An in-universe example is LiteralCliffhanger: A contestant who goes over a cliff during a vehicle race leaps from his doomed ride soon enough to avoid sharing its fate but not soon enough to gain complete safety. When the contestants saying "Sunshine told me" in searchers find him, he is out of immediate danger but [[StandardBleedingSpots injured]] and stranded on the same way that an angry mother might say to her misbehaving child, "a little bird told me", the joke being that Sunshine is Izzy's imaginary friend.cliff face.

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* InJoke: An in-universe example is LoveIsInTheAir: When Ella sings slow dance numbers at the contestants saying "Sunshine told me" in boot camp party, it has a pronounced aphrodisiac effect on the same way that an angry mother might say to her misbehaving child, "a little bird told me", dancers. When the joke 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. * LoveLetter: The canonical love notes subplot was introduced and resolved in a single episode, with Gwen and Bridgette discovering a single note. The fanfic expands this to three notes discovered over the course of five “episodes” and nine chapters. Gwen and Courtney find the third note together and are moved to investigate upon discovering that Sunshine is Izzy's imaginary friend.each had previously found separate notes.

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* InJoke: An in-universe example is LuminescentBlush: Gwen blushes visibly when dancing with Cody, as she begins to feel the contestants saying "Sunshine told me" in the same way that an angry mother might say to her misbehaving child, "a little bird told me", the joke being that Sunshine is Izzy's imaginary friend.[[LoveIsInTheAir aphrodisiac effect]] of Ella's [[MagicMusic slow dance singing]].
9th Dec '15 10:22:43 PM Gideoncrawle
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** (1) During the dodgeball match, after the hard-throwing but very wild Tyler hits the referee with his first throw, Eva says, "Not bad. Now let's see if you can hit an actual player." When Tyler, throwing from the back line, hits a teammate with his next throw, Eva invokes this trope. --->Eva: I should have been more specific.
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** (1) During the dodgeball match, after the hard-throwing but very wild Tyler hits the referee with his first throw, Eva says, "Not bad. Now let's see if you can hit an actual player." When Tyler, throwing from the back line, hits a teammate with his next throw, Eva invokes this trope. --->Eva: --->'''Eva:''' I should have been more specific.

--->D.J.: [[ThinkInText Be careful what you wish for. I swore he’d go down for what he did to Bunny. I should have been more specific.]]
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--->D.--->'''D.J.: [[ThinkInText :''' ''[[ThinkInText Be careful what you wish for. I swore he’d go down for what he did to Bunny. I should have been more specific.]]]]''

* DateRape: "Discussed" via {{inner monologue}}. The morning after the boot camp party, the semiconscious Duncan realizes that he's not alone in his bed, and one thought he has on the matter is is to wonder if someone had [[ButLiquorIsQuicker spiked the soda with a "date rape" drug]]. He dismisses the idea because he can't think of anyone who would have access to such drugs, let alone the inclination to use them.
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* DateRape: "Discussed" via {{inner monologue}}. The morning after the boot camp party, the semiconscious Duncan realizes that he's not alone in his bed, and one thought he has on the matter is is to wonder if someone had [[ButLiquorIsQuicker spiked the soda with a "date rape" drug]]. He dismisses the idea because he can't think of anyone who would have access to such drugs, let alone the inclination to use them.

-->Izzy: [wagging finger] Naughty, naughty, Sunshine. I didn’t think you were that kind of girl.
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-->Izzy: [wagging finger] -->'''Izzy:''' ''[wagging finger]'' Naughty, naughty, Sunshine. I didn’t think you were that kind of girl.
9th Dec '15 8:52:05 PM Gideoncrawle
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** {{Exaggerated|trope}} at the boot camp party. Encouraged by the [[LoveIsInTheAir disinhibiting effect of Ella singing love songs]] for slow dancing, [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy most of the possible boy/girl pairings kiss]], and most of those more than once.
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** {{Exaggerated|trope}} at the boot camp party. Encouraged by the [[LoveIsInTheAir disinhibiting effect of Ella singing love songs]] for slow dancing, [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy most of the possible boy/girl pairings kiss]], and most of those more than once. Everyone eventually figures out or is told what’s happening, but generally embrace the possibilities instead of fearing them.
8th Dec '15 5:24:38 PM Gideoncrawle
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* AnywhereButTheirLips: ** 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. ** At the Awake-a-thon, Lindsay kisses her love interest on the cheek because they haven't actually hooked up yet.

* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: ** (1) During the dodgeball match, after the hard-throwing but very wild Tyler hits the referee with his first throw, Eva says, "Not bad. Now let's see if you can hit an actual player." When Tyler, throwing from the back line, hits a teammate with his next throw, Eva invokes this trope. --->Eva: I should have been more specific. ** D.J. invokes this trope by name after Ezekiel, against whom D.J. bears a grudge, has [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat apparently fallen to his death]]. --->D.J.: [[ThinkInText Be careful what you wish for. I swore he’d go down for what he did to Bunny. I should have been more specific.]] * 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.

* TheBigDamnKiss: Justin and Lindsay go over the top with their NowOrNeverKiss. --> In a trice, the show’s [[CapitalLettersAreMagic Royal Couple of Beauty]] clinched, kissing with unexampled fire. The other girls—yes, even Heather, who no longer had anything to gain by trying to keep Lindsay and her beau apart—found the scene unspeakably adorable.

* 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.

* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: 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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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: ColorCodedForYourConvenience: ** 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.whom. ** For the marksmanship training in the boot camp challenge, which also uses paintball guns, every player has a different color of paint to show in a viewer-friendly manner who hits what.

* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: During CoolClearWater: Lampshaded during the paintball deer hunt, first meal, where one of the contestants playing beverage options is "lake water that still tasted of the deer wear tails and antlers in their team colors [[note]]Red disinfecting chemicals". This helps to set the tone 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.camp food as safe to eat and reasonably nutritious, but generally unappetizing.

* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: During CruelMercy: When Chris holds the paintball deer hunt, injured Gwen out of a team challenge, Gwen describes it as "a mercy worse than none" because the contestants playing winning team's reward is to be something Gwen and the deer wear tails and antlers in other girls would give 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 eye teeth for. Heather suggests that Chris can tell at fully understands the end who hit whom.ramifications of what he is doing.

* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: During DateRape: "Discussed" via {{inner monologue}}. The morning after the paintball deer hunt, boot camp party, the contestants playing semiconscious Duncan realizes that he's not alone in his bed, and one thought he has on the deer wear tails and antlers in their team colors [[note]]Red for matter is is to wonder if someone had [[ButLiquorIsQuicker spiked the Screaming Eagles, Green for soda with a "date rape" drug]]. He dismisses the Killer Muskies.[[/note]] The hunters likewise idea because he can't think of anyone who would have paintballs in their team colors, with each hunter having a different shade so Chris can tell at access to such drugs, let alone the end who hit whom.inclination to use them. * 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.

* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: DeadHandShot: During the paintball deer hunt, Boney Island portage, Cody spots a human hand sticking up from the contestants playing rubble of a recent rockslide. On closer inspection, Sadie finds a burn scar which enables her to [[TheDeadHaveNames identify 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.dead intern]].


* EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy: After Izzy rides a shark and vaults to safety during the cliff diving challenge, she playfully curtsies for the camera to send the message that it's all for show.

* 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. -->Izzy: [wagging finger] Naughty, naughty, Sunshine. I didn’t think you were that kind of girl. * FinGore: One contestant loses a finger in a challenge accident. The severed digit is too badly mangled to reattach with any realistic chance of success. Leaving this particular character with nine fingers is a MythologyGag explained in the story's Notes.

* GladiatorGames: The first part of the Extreme Sports challenge is gladiatorial combat, which Chris describes as "the original extreme sport". Each of the five battles features a different weapon type.

* HealingMagicIsTheHardest: Dawn has a variety of magical powers, but the ability to heal physical injury is explicitly not one of them. She describes magical healing as a specialist discipline that takes years of training to do competently. When Ella subsequently cures multiple cases of radiation poisoning--something Dawn was not even sure magic could do--without even realizing it, the power of Ella's [[WildMagic wild talent]] is amply illustrated.

* HeWhoMustNotBeHeard : The interns are an [[EnforcedTrope enforced example]]. They do not normally appear on camera in the finished episodes and have instructions to not speak on camera except in emergencies. This doesn’t stop some of them being prominent in the story, though, due to the [[FramingDevice inner story's]] "behind the scenes" conceit. * HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The interns are an enforced example. Although a few interns are fairly prominent in the "behind the scenes" inner story, they do not normally appear on camera in the finished episodes which the Storyteller occasionally mentions. This has the effect of discouraging the contestants from fraternizing with the interns because, with all such interactions likely to end up on the cutting room floor, the contestants know that socializing with the interns will mean less screen time for themselves.

* HormoneAddledTeenager: Two notable invocations:
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* HormoneAddledTeenager: Two notable invocations:** {{Exaggerated|trope}} at the boot camp party. Encouraged by the [[LoveIsInTheAir disinhibiting effect of Ella singing love songs]] for slow dancing, [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy most of the possible boy/girl pairings kiss]], and most of those more than once.
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** Inverts the usual purpose in the Justin/Katie “[[MillsAndBoonProse romance novel]]” scene, where Justin uses this gesture to prevent intimacy instead of promoting it. ** Heather employs a deadly serious variant. After warning Lindsay to not tell anyone what she is about to reveal, Heather puts a finger on Lindsay’s lips for emphasis before dropping a bombshell.
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** Inverts Justin inverts the usual purpose in the Justin/Katie “[[MillsAndBoonProse romance novel]]” scene, where Justin uses this gesture his [[MillsAndBoonProse “romance novel” scene]] with Katie, putting his finger to her lips to prevent intimacy instead of promoting it. ** Heather employs a deadly serious variant. After warning Lindsay to not tell anyone what she is about to reveal, Heather puts a finger on Lindsay’s lips for emphasis before [[WhamLine dropping a bombshell.bombshell]].
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