History GenreSavvy / Literature

6th Feb '17 4:39:41 AM starlight9
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* GenreSavvy: * ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Prince Vladimir. He even lampshades this after Myra’s ScheherezadeGambit:

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* GenreSavvy: * ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Prince Vladimir. He even lampshades this after Myra’s ScheherezadeGambit:
6th Feb '17 4:39:14 AM starlight9
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* GenreSavvy: * ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Prince Vladimir. He even lampshades this after Myra’s ScheherezadeGambit:
** “What are you doing, girl? Do you think you can pull a Scheherazade on me? You must know by now that I am too genre savvy to fall for that.”
22nd Dec '16 11:32:56 AM rustywillow
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* In ''Literature/KnightsOfTheBorrowedDark'', the main character Denizen Hardwick has read ''a lot'' of fantasy books and lampshades a great many tropes. His best friend, Simon, loves detective novels, which helps him survive his own ordeal.
9th Nov '16 6:57:22 PM nombretomado
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* In JohnCWright's ''Literature/CountToATrillion'', Menelaus notices that the future does not match what was promised in SF he read as a child.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/CountToATrillion'', Menelaus notices that the future does not match what was promised in SF he read as a child.
1st Oct '16 3:39:07 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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%%* In ''[[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Through The Looking Glass]]'', Alice's familarity with [[NurseryRhyme Mother Goose]] rhymes leads to Genre Savviness. She knows that the king has promised to send all his horses and men to help Humpty Dumpty, and she awaits the crow with great anticipation, to break up the fight between Tweedledee and Tweedledum.

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%%* * In ''[[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Through The Looking Glass]]'', Alice's familarity with [[NurseryRhyme Mother Goose]] rhymes leads to Genre Savviness. She knows that the king has promised to send all his horses and men to help Humpty Dumpty, and she awaits the crow with great anticipation, to break up the fight between Tweedledee and Tweedledum.



* In ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'', most of Maia's knowledge is not exactly genre-savvy but history-savvy; for example he knows why letting someone rule in his underage nephew's stead would be a very bad idea. However, he also makes mention of blue-backed novels that the cook and her daughters used to smuggle into the country estate where he lived his isolated life. This is how he knows that [[spoiler: the woman he is arranged to marry]] signs her letter in the same way the cavaliers of Edrevenivar the Conqueror did.
30th Sep '16 2:25:02 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'', most of Maia's knowledge is not exactly genre-savvy but history-savvy; for example he knows why letting someone rule in his underage nephew's stead would be a very bad idea. However, he also makes mention of blue-backed novels that the cook and her daughters used to smuggle into the country estate where he lived his isolated life. This is how he knows that [[spoiler: the woman he is arranged to marry]] signs her letter in the same way the cavaliers of Edrevenivar the Conqueror did.
16th Sep '16 1:50:00 AM PaulA
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* Creator/JohnDicksonCarr's detective Dr. Gideon Fell is well aware that he's in a detective novel. In ''The Three Coffins'', he stops the action to explain to everybody how a locked room murder mystery can be pulled off, explaining that there's no point in pretending they're ''not'' in a detective novel.

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* Creator/JohnDicksonCarr's detective Dr. Gideon Fell Literature/DrGideonFell is well aware that he's in a detective novel. In ''The Hollow Man'' aka ''The Three Coffins'', he stops the action to explain to everybody how a locked room murder mystery can be pulled off, explaining that there's no point in pretending they're ''not'' in a detective novel.
29th Jul '16 6:28:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/TheLangoliers'': Subverted. As a mystery writer, Bob Jenkins provides a plausible analysis to Albert to explain how they all ended up on a seemingly abandoned plane in mid-flight by pitching a conspiracy scenario about a black ops social experiment. When Albert suggests that they take over the plane, Jenkins admits out that his scenario can only explain why the plane is abandoned, not why there's no apparent sign of life on the ground either. He points out that they're not dealing with mystery, but a different genre: science fiction.

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* ''Literature/TheLangoliers'': Subverted. As a mystery writer, Bob Jenkins provides a plausible analysis to Albert to explain how they all ended up on a seemingly abandoned plane in mid-flight by pitching a conspiracy scenario about a black ops social experiment. When Albert suggests that they take over the plane, Jenkins admits out that his scenario can only explain why the plane is abandoned, not why there's no apparent sign of life on the ground either. He points out that they're not dealing with mystery, [[WrongGenreSavvy but a different genre: genre]]: science fiction.
21st Jul '16 10:04:39 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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%%* ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'': The character known only as the Stone Prince from "Dealing with Dragons" is this. On a quest to gain healing water for a king? Knows that since the king's two elder sons have tried and failed, [[YoungestChildWins the youngest is the one meant to succeed.]] Takes the [[SchmuckBait gold and jeweled dipper for said water instead of the plain tin one]], and subsequently begins [[TakenForGranite turning to stone?]] Sticks his arm in the spring of healing water; it doesn't stop him from turning entirely to stone, but he can still move and talk. Confronted with the BigBad and armed with [[KillItWithWater a bucket of soapy water that's capable of melting wizards,]] but with their witch ally Morwen in the way? Throws the water anyway, correctly assuming from seeing [[NeatFreak Morwen's spotless house]] that soapsuds wouldn't melt her.
21st Jul '16 10:02:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* The online blogiform novel ''[[http://toothycat.net/~hologram/UltimateDream/ Ultimate Dream]]'' is pretty much defined by its GenreSavvy DeadpanSnarker narrator, who relentlessly mocks the cliched RolePlayingGame of the title, which plays like a catalogue of Website/TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches. She continues mocking the clichés even after she and her friends get [[TrappedInTVLand sucked into the gameworld]]. The subsequent discussions with the game characters attempts, in several cases, to [[JustifiedTrope justify]] several of the cliches. The BigBad is DangerouslyGenreSavvy, while TheManBehindTheMan is [[ContractualGenreBlindness aware of the genre's limitations]] and indeed tries to enforce them.

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* The online blogiform novel ''[[http://toothycat.net/~hologram/UltimateDream/ Ultimate Dream]]'' is pretty much defined by its GenreSavvy DeadpanSnarker narrator, who relentlessly mocks the cliched RolePlayingGame of the title, which plays like a catalogue of Website/TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches. She continues mocking the clichés even after she and her friends get [[TrappedInTVLand sucked into the gameworld]]. The subsequent discussions with the game characters attempts, in several cases, to [[JustifiedTrope justify]] several of the cliches. The BigBad is DangerouslyGenreSavvy, Genre Savvy, while TheManBehindTheMan is [[ContractualGenreBlindness aware of the genre's limitations]] and indeed tries to enforce them.



* The whole point of Creator/CharlesStross's ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]''. The villain, a DangerouslyGenreSavvy billionaire trying to take over the world, recognizes he's a living trope and creates a EvilPlan by creating a magic spell that turns everything around him into a Literature/JamesBond adventure, so that only a British agent conforming to the Bond stereotype would be in a position to stop him and save the world last the last moment. The plan is to then end the spell, making the agent an ordinary person again and so easily contained and killed, with no one else able to get there in time. Unfortunately for him, the British are even more GenreSavvy [[spoiler:when the agent they send isn't really the Hero, he's the Bond Babe, acting as an initially oblivious decoy for his girlfriend who is the real Hero sweeping in at the last minute with commandos to save the day]].

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* The whole point of Creator/CharlesStross's ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]''. The villain, a DangerouslyGenreSavvy Genre Savvy billionaire trying to take over the world, recognizes he's a living trope and creates a EvilPlan by creating a magic spell that turns everything around him into a Literature/JamesBond adventure, so that only a British agent conforming to the Bond stereotype would be in a position to stop him and save the world last the last moment. The plan is to then end the spell, making the agent an ordinary person again and so easily contained and killed, with no one else able to get there in time. Unfortunately for him, the British are even more GenreSavvy [[spoiler:when the agent they send isn't really the Hero, he's the Bond Babe, acting as an initially oblivious decoy for his girlfriend who is the real Hero sweeping in at the last minute with commandos to save the day]].
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