History Fanfic / RhymeAndReason

30th Mar '17 2:05:51 PM MidnightMan
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Rhyme and Reason'' kind of shows when it was written. It didn't take any inspiration from other FanFiction because there simply wasn't any other ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' FanFiction; it was the first of its kind. Also, there are no traces of influence from the fan community because all the Rangerphiles had was the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon Disney Afternoon]]'' newsgroup; ''Rhyme and Reason'' was completed more than two years before they got the first forum of their own.\\
The most obvious sign for this is how the fic treats one-shot characters: It includes a whole lot of them, but all just as minor side characters or battle opponents at most; no special treatment, if any, for the fan favorites. It wasn't before 1997, one year after the release of ''Rhyme and Reason'', that [[EnsembleDarkhorse Foxglove]] being Dale's girlfriend and sometimes also the literal SixthRanger caught on.



* FollowTheLeader: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], interestingly. Although it was the first of its kind, both its sheer size, quality and intensity actually intimidated the early Rangerphiles and made them ''shy away'' from writing fan fiction because they knew that they'd never be able to even come close to it. The ''CDRR'' fanfic tradition was actually launched a year later by The [=RoboNerd=]'s series ''The Adventures of Gadget Hackwrench'' which was meant to be continued by other writers. Its own first episode, ''Sizable Chances'', became the first part of a wholly different line of highly-acclaimed fanfics, [[Literature/TheNeverEndingStory but that's another story]].
** Played straight in that it inspired following writers to give their stories a DarkerAndEdgier tone. Then again, ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''' canonical setting begged for darker and more intense stories.
21st Aug '16 6:56:40 AM themisterfree
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''Definitely'' [[NamesTheSame not to be confused with]] the [[Series/RhymeAndReason game show of the same name]] that was [[FollowTheLeader essentially a rip-off]] of ''Series/MatchGame'' with rhyming couplets as the focus.



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27th Aug '15 4:59:03 PM phoenix
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: In RealLife, hornets are even less dangerous and less likely to attack humans than bees (who die after the attack) and wasps. This is only [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by Ivana's use of the same sound that Irweena Allen used to mind-control the bees in the episode "Risky Beesness".



* BeeAfraid: Not even bees this time, but ''hornets'' attack the humans and Chip at the theater. They're the fourth DeathTrap.



** [[EverythingsWorseWithBees Hornets]] at the theater with a poisoned dart as a bonus

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** [[EverythingsWorseWithBees [[BeeAfraid Hornets]] at the theater with a poisoned dart as a bonus



* EverythingsWorseWithBees: Not even bees this time, but ''hornets'' attack the humans and Chip at the theater. They're the fourth DeathTrap.
** ArtisticLicenseBiology: In RealLife, hornets are even less dangerous and less likely to attack humans than bees (who die after the attack) and wasps. This is only [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by Ivana's use of the same sound that Irweena Allen used to mind-control the bees in the episode "Risky Beesness".
25th Jul '15 1:42:11 AM Rjinswand
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* CrusadingWidower: Ivana's family was killed by the cats when they returned to Cat Alley after the events of "Catteries Not Included".

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* CrusadingWidower: CrusadingWidow: Ivana's family was killed by the cats when they returned to Cat Alley after the events of "Catteries Not Included".
29th Mar '15 3:38:15 AM MidnightMan
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In the meantime, the other four Rangers find themselves held captive in an office building scheduled to be demolished. A lot of care has been taken to prevent them from leaving the floor, much less escaping the house. They are not informed about Chip's well-being or whereabouts. And each of them has to face their own individual tailor-made challenges.

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In the meantime, the other four Rangers find themselves held captive in an office building scheduled to be demolished. A lot of care has been taken to prevent them from leaving the floor, much less escaping the house. They are not informed about Chip's well-being or whereabouts. And each of them has to [[FaceYourFears face their own individual tailor-made challenges.
challenges]].



** ArtisticLicenseBiology: In RealLife, hornets are even less dangerous and less likely to attack humans than bees (who die after the attack) and wasps. This is only justified by Ivana's use of the same sound that Irweena Allen used to mind-control the bees in the episode "Risky Beesness".

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** ArtisticLicenseBiology: In RealLife, hornets are even less dangerous and less likely to attack humans than bees (who die after the attack) and wasps. This is only justified [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by Ivana's use of the same sound that Irweena Allen used to mind-control the bees in the episode "Risky Beesness".



* FaceYourFears: The individual challenges for Dale, Gadget, Monty and Zipper.



* IKnowWhatYouFear: Ivana is Type 1 thanks to her thorough research on the Rangers.



* ShownTheirWork: In-universe example: Ivana has to know each one of the Rangers really well to torment them with so perfectly-made challenges.

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* ShownTheirWork: In-universe InUniverse example: Ivana has to know each one of the Rangers really well to torment them with so perfectly-made challenges.


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* WhatDoTheyFearEpisode: Would be one if it were an actual episode.
3rd Dec '14 2:23:58 PM ZeroWizard
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** ''Rhyme and Reason'' also coined the {{Fanon}} names Chip Maplewood and Dale Oakmont, used by fanfic writers ever since.
24th Aug '14 3:33:31 PM MidnightMan
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** ''Rhyme and Reason'' also coined the {{Fanon}} names Chip Maplewood and Dale Oakmont, used by fanfic writers ever since.
20th Jul '14 11:58:34 PM ZeroWizard
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* FanNickname: ''Rhyme and Reason'' established the widely accepted names Chip ''Maplewood'' and Dale ''Oakmont''.
15th Jun '14 11:58:28 AM MidnightMan
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Over the years, ''Rhyme and Reason'' won a whole of eight fandom {{Awards}}: four of the one-off 1999 Plato Awards and four times the Golden Acorn Award for Best All-Time Fanfic, three of these in a tie with the graphic novel ''Fanfic/OfMiceAndMayhem''.

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Over the years, ''Rhyme and Reason'' won a whole of eight fandom {{Awards}}: awards: four of the one-off 1999 Plato Awards and four times the Golden Acorn Award for Best All-Time Fanfic, three of these in a tie with the graphic novel ''Fanfic/OfMiceAndMayhem''.
15th Jun '14 11:57:40 AM MidnightMan
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The Rangers are rescued, Chip is on his way to healing, he does get to meet Nicole again but ends up with his beloved Gadget. It could be such a wonderful happy endingówasn't it for the items which appear at the Rangers' door as a greeting from Ivana: an empty rodent-sized champagne glass, a playing card, a mask which looks like Ivana's face and a note which hints at her possible return.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The Rangers are rescued, Chip is on his way to healing, he does get to meet Nicole again but ends up with his beloved Gadget. It could be such a wonderful happy endingówasn't it for the items which appear at the Rangers' door as a greeting from Ivana: an empty rodent-sized champagne glass, a playing card, [[LatexPerfection a mask which looks like Ivana's face face]] and a note which hints at her possible return.]]



* TheFaceless: Ivana. [[spoiler:Before her fight with Chip, she does lift her hood some and reveal the mouse face underneath it, but at the end, Chip finds the self-same face as a mask placed outside the Headquarters' front door. Not only does this mean she is probably still alive, it also means that Chip still doesn't know what she looks like.]] In spite of what reasons Ivana gives for her actions, it's never even clearly proven that she really is a mouse.

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* TheFaceless: Ivana. [[spoiler:Before her fight with Chip, she does lift her hood some and reveal the mouse face underneath it, but at the end, Chip finds the self-same face as a mask [[LatexPerfection mask]] placed outside the Headquarters' front door. Not only does this mean she is probably still alive, it also means that Chip still doesn't know what she looks like.]] In spite of what reasons Ivana gives for her actions, it's never even clearly proven that she really is a mouse.



* JustifiedTitle: Rhymes play a big role in this case.

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* JustifiedTitle: Rhymes play a big role in this case.case; Ivana's hints for Chip are all written in rhymes.


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* LatexPerfection: [[spoiler:Among the things Ivana leaves in front of the Headquarters door at the end is a mask with the face that Chip got to see during his climactic fight with her. This implies (but doesn't prove) that she wore this mask all the time and that it's unclear not only what she actually looks like but also whether she is even a mouse.]] And we're still talking about a mask not much larger than a dime.
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