History Literature / TheToughGuideToFantasyLand

4th Jan '16 10:39:15 AM Berrenta
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* GalleySlave: The only reason that galleys seem to exist in Fantasyland. If a male character is enslaved, chances are he'll probably wind up chained to an oar as one of these.

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* GalleySlave: The only reason that galleys seem to exist in Fantasyland. SlaveGalley: If a male character is enslaved, chances are he'll probably wind up chained to an oar as in one of these.
24th Dec '15 11:14:39 PM Fireblood
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: It's noted that no one wants male virgins. Indeed, some sexual experience is preferred from them.

* GiantFlyer
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* GiantFlyerGiantFlyer: The "Leathery winged avians" that may attack tourists in isolated spots.

* LampshadeHanging * LeftJustifiedFantasyMap
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* LampshadeHanging LampshadeHanging: Lampshades are hung on tropes left and right. * LeftJustifiedFantasyMapLeftJustifiedFantasyMap: The book has one at the beginning, naturally, and the place names are anagrams parodying common ones in fantasy books.

* PunctuationShaker
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* PunctuationShakerPunctuationShaker: This is discussed at length, with one theory being it's to make a name [[TheUnpronounceable unpronounceable]] to prevent it [[IKnowYourTrueName being used against them]].

* TarotMotifs
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* TarotMotifsTarotMotifs: One of the most frequent means for prophecy to be laid out.

* VainSorceress
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* VainSorceressVainSorceress: The Enchantress.

* VirginSacrifice: The preferred form of Sacrifice among evil religions, which features ritual rape and disembowelment as part of the ceremony. * VirginityMakesYouStupid * WhenTreesAttack
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* VirginSacrifice: The preferred form of Sacrifice sacrifice among evil religions, which features ritual rape and disembowelment as part of the ceremony. * VirginityMakesYouStupid VirginityMakesYouStupid: The only logical conclusion one can draw from the behavior of female virgins who so readily fall into the hands of evil people. * WhenTreesAttackWhenTreesAttack: It's mentioned that many trees are downright hostile, grabbing people in their branches and trying to eat them.
24th Dec '15 11:05:14 PM Fireblood
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* CityOfCanals
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* CityOfCanalsCityOfCanals: Cited by name as one possible location tourists may visit.

* EncyclopediaExposita
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* EncyclopediaExpositaEncyclopediaExposita: The entire book is one.
23rd Dec '15 10:28:25 PM Fireblood
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* NoPeriodsPeriod: "Female Tourists should note that they will not menstruate during the Tour.
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* NoPeriodsPeriod: "Female Tourists should note It's noted that they will female "tourists" do not menstruate during the Tour.in Fantasyland.

* STDImmunity: "Both sexes will be glad to know that sexually transmitted diseases are unknown."
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* STDImmunity: "Both sexes will be glad to know that Tourists are informed that, happily, sexually transmitted diseases are unknown."appear to not exist in Fantasyland.
23rd Dec '15 10:26:04 PM Fireblood
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* FantasyContraception: Simply being in Fantasyland seems to act as this. Jones notes that no matter how much sex "tourists" have, pregnancy never occurs (perhaps tied into the [[NoPeriodsPeriod lack of menstruation by women]]).
14th Sep '15 5:10:10 PM Fireblood
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* STDImmunity: "Both sexes will be glad to know that sexually transmitted diseases are unknown."
12th Sep '15 9:47:20 PM Fireblood
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Jones later wrote a novel called ''Literature/DarkLordOfDerkholm'' set in the Fantasyland described in the ''Tough Guide'' and deconstructing it further by revealing it's really nothing like the guidebook at all and it's all put on (very reluctantly) for the benefit of the tourists.
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Jones later wrote a novel called ''Literature/DarkLordOfDerkholm'' set in the Fantasyland described in the ''Tough Guide'' and deconstructing deconstructed it further by revealing it's really nothing like the guidebook at all and it's all put on (very reluctantly) for the benefit of the tourists.
12th Sep '15 9:45:33 PM Fireblood
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* CorruptChurch: The land of the Religious Feudalists are ruled by one of these.
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* CorruptChurch: The land of the Religious Feudalists are is ruled by one of these.

* NoPeriodsPeriod
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* NoPeriodsPeriodNoPeriodsPeriod: "Female Tourists should note that they will not menstruate during the Tour.

* RescueSex: The entry on slavery mentions beautiful female varieties of slave and how they are rescued from [[SexSlave sexual slavery]] by a Conanesque male character, who is rewarded with no-holds-barred sex, and then [[NotStayingForBreakfast abandons them in the middle of nowhere]].
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* RescueSex: The entry on slavery mentions beautiful female varieties of slave and how they are rescued from [[SexSlave sexual slavery]] slavery by a Conanesque male character, who is rewarded with no-holds-barred sex, and then [[NotStayingForBreakfast abandons them in the middle of nowhere]].

* {{Turncoat}}: Which is only people who turn ''against'' you. People who come over to your side are only doing what is right. Notable in that coats do not exist in Fantasyland (cloaks, instead, are the preferred form of outerwear), but turncoats do.
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* {{Turncoat}}: Which is only people who turn ''against'' you. People who come over to your side are only doing what is right. Notable in that coats "Coats do not exist in Fantasyland (cloaks, instead, Fantasyland-cloaks are the preferred form of outerwear), but universally preferred-but turncoats do."

* Tradesnark: The Guide puts a superscript OMT (Offical Management Term) on words or phrases that are, in the author's opinion, particularly overused in [[ExtrudedBookProduct Extruded Fantasy Product]].
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* Tradesnark: {{Tradesnark}}: The Guide puts a superscript OMT (Offical Management Term) on words or phrases that are, in the author's opinion, particularly overused in [[ExtrudedBookProduct Extruded Fantasy Product]].
5th Jun '15 7:39:41 PM Fireblood
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: "Despite the presence of so much refuse and squalor, most castles and cities seem nowadays to have sewers. Their use, apart from the obvious one, is to provide access to or escape from the interior. Be warned. Many tours make use of sewers in preference to secret passages. Opportunities for washing afterwards are not always provided. Do not worry, though; most often, within half a day, all trace of stench will have vanished from you and your clothing, almost as if the management had forgotten about it."

* DeadUnicornTrope: A sort of gender-based WackyWaysideTribe plot/setting is mentioned, in which while boys do one thing, girls get to bond with dragons. The thing is, that while there are books with female DragonRider characters (i.e. ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern''), there doesn't seem to be any series in which that was an exclusively female activity--it's closer to exclusively male in the Pern books[[note]]only the very few gold (queen) dragons bond with females, and at the start of the series even they don't actually ride[[/note]], and the ''Literature/PitDragonChronicles'' likewise features males making that bond, and all of these books were written before the Guide was published. It is worth noting, however, that Jones wrote it after reading umpteen Tolkien-esque, Tolkien-length novels as a judge in a contest. She was probably not referring to any published books when she wrote this.

* HiddenBackupPrince: It's noted that runaway princesses have an overwhelming tendency to marry "commoners of sterling worth" who more often than not turn out to be these.

* MorePredatorsThanPrey
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* MorePredatorsThanPreyMorePredatorsThanPrey: The Guide uses this as one of the key pieces of evidence for the theory that fantasy worlds' ecosystems have been recently ravaged (another is the way piles of refuse around oppressed peasants' huts don't just rot away.) It comes to the conclusion that the systems are re-establishing themselves with humans at the bottom, and everything will be fine.

* MorePredatorsThanPreyPurpleEyes: In its dissertation on [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience color-coding]] in Fantasyland, the Guide says people with violet eyes may be royalty, or just destined to lead "uncomfortably interesting lives".

* MorePredatorsThanPreySomewhereAnEquestrianIsCrying: It's {{lampshaded}} how horses are treated like bicycles and the Guide therefore speculates that they're not actually animals, but vegetables which breed by pollination.

* MorePredatorsThanPreyThudAndBlunder: The Guide naturally discusses some of the Thud and Blunder tropes. In particular, barbarians and evil overlords make several appearances. * Tradesnark: The Guide puts a superscript OMT (Offical Management Term) on words or phrases that are, in the author's opinion, particularly overused in [[ExtrudedBookProduct Extruded Fantasy Product]].

* VirginSacrifice: The preferred form of Sacrifice among evil religions, which features ritual rape as part of the ceremony.
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* VirginSacrifice: The preferred form of Sacrifice among evil religions, which features ritual rape and disembowelment as part of the ceremony.
5th Jun '15 6:36:15 PM Fireblood
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I was mistaken about this.
* ButNotTooWhite: A character's goodness can be judged by their tan. * CircleOfStandingStones: Described as the entry point for tourists into Fantasyland.
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* ButNotTooWhite: A character's goodness can be judged by their tan. * CircleOfStandingStones: Described as the entry point for tourists into Fantasyland. tan.
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