History Literature / TalesOfMu

12th Sep '16 1:56:22 PM Willbyr
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* ScrewYourself: [[spoiler:Acantha]] makes out with [[spoiler:her mockboxed replica of herself]] in Y2-166.

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* ScrewYourself: [[spoiler:Acantha]] makes out with [[spoiler:her her mockboxed replica of herself]] herself in Y2-166.
4th Sep '16 9:11:36 PM Tre
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* AprilFoolsDay: An [[http://www.talesofmu.com/story/uncategorized/big-news update]] was posted in 2009, announcing production plans for a SyFy channel spin-off TV show, of which the author claimed pride but apparently had little creative control, resulting in significant deviations from the core themes of the novel. It linked to the writer's Livejournal crossposting, where comments revealed the prank. A few commenters disbelieved the announcement because it referenced "the newly branded SyFy channel" at the end, and were double-pranked to discover SciFi's renaming on April 1st, though it was widely known earlier.

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* AprilFoolsDay: An [[http://www.talesofmu.com/story/uncategorized/big-news update]] was posted in 2009, announcing production plans for a SyFy Creator/{{Syfy}} channel spin-off TV show, of which the author claimed pride but apparently had little creative control, resulting in significant deviations from the core themes of the novel. It linked to the writer's Livejournal crossposting, where comments revealed the prank. A few commenters disbelieved the announcement because it referenced "the newly branded SyFy Syfy channel" at the end, and were double-pranked to discover SciFi's Sci Fi Channel's renaming on April 1st, though it was widely known earlier.
3rd Aug '16 4:15:21 AM Willbyr
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: This begins setting in in different ways as [[spoiler:the...whatever it is...that seems to have come up around Hazel's ring]] begins causing shenanigans. Shiel gets uncharacteristically angry and punches Mack in the knee, leaving her bed-ridden for a day to deal with the pain. Later on, Amaranth doesn't remember Mack complimenting her on being smart, normally something she'd latch onto and cherish. Putting these pieces together leads Mack and Amaranth to the suspicion that [[spoiler:the thing is manipulating people to keep Mack away from it]].
10th Jul '16 4:53:04 AM Willbyr
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Chapter 496, plus a number of side stories, concluded Mack's first year at MU. The second year has reset the chapter numbering; so far, 315 chapters of the second year have been released, along with more side stories. Specific chapters will be referred to with the Y__-__ format; first blank is the year, second is the chapter number.

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Chapter 496, plus a number of side stories, concluded Mack's first year at MU. The second year has reset the chapter numbering; so far, 315 322 chapters of the second year have been released, along with more side stories. Specific chapters will be referred to with the Y__-__ format; first blank is the year, second is the chapter number.
17th Jun '16 9:53:37 AM Willbyr
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* PhenotypeStereotype: MUniverse elves as a general rule have long, ultra-fine and wispy hair that rarely varies far from platinum blonde, and as a result is hard to do anything with other than let it hang. Part of Glory's wanting to change her hairstyle is being tired of this.

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* PhenotypeStereotype: MUniverse MU-niverse elves as a general rule have long, ultra-fine and wispy hair that rarely varies far from platinum blonde, and as a result is hard to do anything with other than let it hang. Part of Glory's wanting to change her hairstyle is being tired of this.
17th Jun '16 9:49:44 AM Willbyr
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** The lack of parity is the point of "mixed" melee, and a reference to Dungeons and Dragons mechanics, where weapons all kind of work the same way despite obvious mismatches. Since the setting is explicitly an RPG mechanics universe, those are the rules that apply.

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** The lack of parity is the point of "mixed" melee, and a reference to Dungeons ''Dungeons and Dragons Dragons'' mechanics, where weapons all kind of work the same way despite obvious mismatches. Since the setting is explicitly an RPG mechanics universe, those are the rules that apply.



* WebcomicTime: ''Tales of MU'' has been going since June of 2007. The story is now at some point in the early part of the second year of Mackenzie's college term.
** To emphasize how strongly this trope is in play, 10 months of that time is a time-skip in a single update. Roughly three to four months of time has actually passed on-screen. It's even somewhat invoked, with some chapters focusing on things that no sane person would consider 'part of the story' just to maintain the glacial pace, like the characters walking from one doorway to another across the street complaining about lunch being sub-par.

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* WebcomicTime: ''Tales of MU'' has been going since June of 2007. The story is now at some about the halfway point in the early part of the second year of Mackenzie's college term.
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term. To emphasize how strongly this trope is in play, 10 months of that time is a time-skip in a single update. Roughly three to four months of time has actually passed on-screen. It's even somewhat invoked, with some chapters focusing on things that no sane person would consider 'part of the story' just to maintain the glacial pace, like the characters walking from one doorway to another across the street complaining about lunch being sub-par.
15th Jun '16 11:43:01 AM Willbyr
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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Revealed to have happened to both Mack and Rowan. Mack's memories of what happened to her mother and of her childhood friendship with Rowan have either been completely removed or buried; this is tied to a compulsion to only acknowledge her mother's fate with "It wasn't my fault" and to refuse further discussion. Rowan, according to Dee, has had his memories of what happened around the time that Mack's demonic side emerged "destroyed", a much messier version of the memory excision Hissy had to have when she tried to read Mack's mind in the first year.]]

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Revealed Revealed to have happened to both Mack [[spoiler:Mack and Rowan. Mack's Rowan]]. [[spoiler:Mack]]'s memories of what [[spoiler:what happened to her mother and of her childhood friendship with Rowan Rowan]] have either been completely removed or buried; this is buried, and tied to a compulsion to only acknowledge her mother's fate with "It wasn't my fault" and to refuse further discussion. Rowan, according avoid talking about the subject. According to Dee, has had his [[spoiler:Rowan]]'s memories of what [[spoiler:what happened around the time that Mack's demonic side emerged emerged]] have been "destroyed", a much messier version of the memory excision Hissy had to have when she tried to read Mack's mind in the first year.]]



* NoPeriodsPeriod: {{Averted|Trope}}; Mackenzies period is not only mentioned, but becomes a plot point. It turns out any female can overdraw magic on their period - leading to potential disaster.

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* NoPeriodsPeriod: {{Averted|Trope}}; Mackenzies Mackenzie's period is not only mentioned, but becomes a plot point. It turns out any female can overdraw magic on their period - period, leading to potential disaster.



* {{Squick}}: Elves have a deep-seated cultural aversion to genital contact. Glory even says it's [[InvokedTrope squicky]] in Y2-214 when talking about the reasons why elves avoid hetero relationships, and Steff notes in the previous chapter that any sexual hijinks that she, Mack, and Amaranth could get up to with Glory would pale (for the other elves present) in comparison to the kinkiness of eavesdropping on a human (Nicki) actually going down on Grace (an elf, and Glory's sister to boot).

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* {{Squick}}: Elves have a deep-seated cultural aversion to genital contact. Glory even says it's [[InvokedTrope squicky]] in Y2-214 when talking about the reasons why elves avoid hetero relationships, and Steff notes in the previous chapter that any sexual hijinks that she, Mack, and Amaranth could get up to with Glory would pale (for would, for the other elves present) present, pale in comparison to the kinkiness of eavesdropping on a human (Nicki) actually going down on Grace (an elf, and Glory's sister to boot).
15th Jun '16 4:37:24 AM Willbyr
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* {{Squick}}: Elves have a deep-seated cultural aversion to genital contact; Glory even says it's [[InvokedTrope squicky]] in Y2-214 when talking about the reasons why elves avoid hetero relationships.

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* {{Squick}}: Elves have a deep-seated cultural aversion to genital contact; contact. Glory even says it's [[InvokedTrope squicky]] in Y2-214 when talking about the reasons why elves avoid hetero relationships.relationships, and Steff notes in the previous chapter that any sexual hijinks that she, Mack, and Amaranth could get up to with Glory would pale (for the other elves present) in comparison to the kinkiness of eavesdropping on a human (Nicki) actually going down on Grace (an elf, and Glory's sister to boot).
15th Jun '16 4:32:26 AM Willbyr
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* {{Squick}}: Elves have a deep-seated cultural aversion to genital contact; Glory even says it's [[InvokedTrope squicky]] in Y2-214 when talking about the reasons why elves avoid hetero relationships.
15th Jun '16 4:15:19 AM Willbyr
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Chapter 496, plus a number of side stories, concluded Mack's first year at MU. The second year has reset the chapter numbering; so far, 311 chapters of the second year have been released, along with more side stories. Specific chapters will be referred to with the Y__-__ format; first blank is the year, second is the chapter number.

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Chapter 496, plus a number of side stories, concluded Mack's first year at MU. The second year has reset the chapter numbering; so far, 311 315 chapters of the second year have been released, along with more side stories. Specific chapters will be referred to with the Y__-__ format; first blank is the year, second is the chapter number.
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