History Fanfic / TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland

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.
2nd Jan '16 10:23:33 PM Gideoncrawle
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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:



* AnotherStoryForAnotherTime: The Storyteller uses the phrase, "but that is another story for another time" as a {{foreshadowing}} device, signaling that the details of the 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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* 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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** 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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* {{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 Ellaís love songs reduced inhibitions Ö [E]ven dance partners who had no intention of going to first base with each other, much less beyond, nevertheless gained in the mindís 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.



* NatureIsNotNice: The story has a number of "man vs. nature" themes. Most notably, two contestants getting lost in the woods overnight and facing the prospect of death from hypothermia is a pivotal subplot. At least two interns are killed by wild animals, and more are killed in a natural disaster on Boney Island.



* NeverTrustATrailer: The author posted several preview scenes (the "trailers") in the year before the story's official launch. Beth, who is a supporting character in the story, was so prominent in these previews that a fair number of readers expected her to 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.



* NowOrNeverKiss:
** Moments before [[spoiler:Justin]] leaves the island, he finally gets his long-awaited kiss--indeed, [[ExaggeratedTrope a full-fledged makeout session]]--with his love interest, because Heather, [[ShippingTorpedo who has been trying to 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.



* APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy: When the 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 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 know explicitly describe that kissing as having been as satisfying as sex.



* PigLatin: When Courtney uses an improvised sign language to convey a secret message to the 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 brief and the words short.



* 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 fact]].



* PowerGlows: When Dawn enchants a necklace with a warding charm, the necklace briefly glows green--the color of hope--upon completion of the {{ritual|magic}}.



** Tyler once says, "Oh, shit" instead of the standard "Oh, crap" to underscore the magnitude of his [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone awful realization, however belated]], of what he has done behind his new girlfriend's back.



* RealityEnsues: The small nuclear blast from Izzy's atomic fire starter is a comic scene ... until several contestants develops symptoms of radiation poisoning a few episodes later.



* {{Reveille}}: On the morning of the boot camp challenge, Hatchet plays Reveille as the morning wakeup call. This is the contestants' first clue as to the nature of the challenge. Being ''Total Drama Island'', Reveille is broadcast over the public address system at [[LoudOfWar absurdly loud volume]].



* SickEpisode: During the 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 quickly arranged, though, and the players are not noticeably impaired in the next episode.



* 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.



* StandardBleedingSpots: Ezekiel suffers a long cut on his cheek in a challenge accident. The cut bleeds enough that the people searching for him fear the worst when they find the cloth he used to stanch the bleeding.



* TakeThatKiss: When Duncan suggests once too often that Courtney is into him, she responds by turning round and passionately making out with the closest boy at hand, which happens to be D.J.



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

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


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** Cody gives a G-rated version after the paintball deer hunt, in a case where "she" really did say it.
-->'''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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* WildMagic: Ella is a wild talent. She makes 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] doesnít sing to make things happen, she sings because she likes to sing. The extraordinary effects just follow naturally.


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* WishfulProjection: Duncan becomes convinced that Courtney is crushing on him, when it's actually he who is crushing on her.


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* 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 cliff and 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]].
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