History Literature / TheToughGuideToFantasyLand

3rd Mar '18 1:15:50 PM DaibhidC
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* OurElvesAreBetter: They are, as per always, immortal (and always youthful), and wiser, more ethereal, more magical, better-looking and just generally better than humans. They have been in decline since humans turned up, and now most of them are passing West -- which here means they have been moving to the American Southwest, where they wear punk clothing and ride motorcycles.

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* OurElvesAreBetter: They are, as per always, immortal (and always youthful), and wiser, more ethereal, more magical, better-looking and just generally better than humans. They have been in decline since humans turned up, and now most of them are passing West -- which here means they have been moving to the American Southwest, where they [[Creator/MercedesLackey wear punk clothing and ride motorcycles.motorcycles]].
6th Feb '18 8:39:41 PM Fireblood
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: It's stated that, in stark contrast to female virgins, no one wants male virgins at all (young boys excluded). Some experience is preferred.



* VirginityMakesYouStupid: The only logical conclusion one can draw from the behavior of female virgins who so readily fall into the hands of evil people.



* VirginityMakesYouStupid: The only logical conclusion one can draw from the behavior of female virgins who so readily fall into the hands of evil people.

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* VirginityMakesYouStupid: The only logical conclusion one can draw from the behavior of VirginShaming: It's stated that, in stark contrast to female virgins, no one wants male virgins who so readily fall into the hands of evil people. at all (young boys excluded). Some experience is preferred.
6th Feb '18 8:38:01 PM Fireblood
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: It's stated that, in stark contrast to female virgins, no one wants male virgins at all (young boys excluded). Some experience is preferred.
* ApothecaryAlligator: Mummified alligators are a common feature of wizards' laboratories. Live alligators are much rarer, and believed to be extinct.



* ApothecaryAlligator: Mummified alligators are a common feature of wizards' laboratories. Live alligators are much rarer, and believed to be extinct.
29th Jan '18 6:37:44 PM Fireblood
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* ReligionOfEvil: One of these is typical in Fantasyland, usually involving HumanSacrifice ([[VirginSacrifice virgins]] especially) and HollywoodSatanism cliches.
24th Jan '18 10:18:07 PM Fireblood
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* TheTheocracy: The Religious Feudalists are one of these, with their ruler being a HighPriest.
24th Jan '18 11:03:38 AM Fireblood
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* FantasyGunControl: {{Enforced}} on most tours. Gunpowder usually fails to explode, unless it's part of an ancient gun like a musket or flintlock pistol.

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* FantasyGunControl: {{Enforced}} It's in place on most tours. Gunpowder usually fails to explode, unless it's part of an ancient gun like a musket or flintlock pistol.
28th Sep '17 10:43:58 PM Theriocephalus
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This piece of MetaFiction by Creator/DianaWynneJones [[AllMythsAreTrue pretends that pretty much all of the fantasy stories ever told -- well, most]] [[StrictlyFormula modern genre fantasies]], [[AllMythsAreTrue anyway -- took place in a place called "Fantasyland"]], and that the creators of the stories are the [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis "Management"]] who arrange for the audience to go on "tours". With this setup, an extensive list of fantasy tropes is presented as if to a tourist visiting another country and thoroughly {{deconstruct|ion}}ed. It also pretends that the stories are statistically representative of "Fantasyland," and thus concludes that the most common type of meal is stew, that cities are composed mainly of alleyways, and that the ecology and economy of Fantasyland are severely screwed up.

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This piece of MetaFiction by Creator/DianaWynneJones [[AllMythsAreTrue pretends that pretty much all of the fantasy stories ever told -- well, most]] [[StrictlyFormula modern genre fantasies]], [[AllMythsAreTrue anyway -- took place in a place called "Fantasyland"]], and that the creators of the stories are the [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis "Management"]] who arrange for the audience to go on "tours". With this setup, an extensive list of fantasy tropes is presented as if to a tourist visiting another country and thoroughly {{deconstruct|ion}}ed. It also pretends that the stories are statistically representative of "Fantasyland," "Fantasyland", and thus concludes that the most common type of meal is stew, that cities are composed mainly of alleyways, and that the ecology and economy of Fantasyland are severely screwed up.



* RunningGag: When describing the various peoples you’ll meet on your quest, (dragons, marsh dwellers, island people, etc.) Jones mentions in each entry how each group seems to have “a form of magic that no one else can use”. There do not seem to be exceptions. Depending on how many of these groups you meet, you may end up with more examples of exclusive magic than of the regular kind.

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* RunningGag: When describing the various peoples you’ll meet on your quest, (dragons, marsh dwellers, island people, etc.) Jones mentions in each entry how each group seems to have “a "a form of magic that no one else can use”.use". There do not seem to be exceptions. Depending on how many of these groups you meet, you may end up with more examples of exclusive magic than of the regular kind.
20th Sep '17 10:39:16 PM Fireblood
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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: They apparently fled to Fantasyland from our world to avoid being hunted into extinction due to being thought to be evil monsters. In reality, they’re actually aligned with Good, even though they eat people.



* OurDragonsAreDifferent: They apparently fled to Fantasyland from our world to avoid being hunted into extinction due to being thought to be evil monsters. In reality, they’re actually aligned with Good, even though they eat people.



* RunningGag: When describing the various peoples you’ll meet on your quest, (elves, dragons, dwarves, marsh dwellers, island people, etc.) Jones mentions in each entry how each group seems to have “a form of magic that no one else can use”. There do not seem to be exceptions. Depending on how many of these groups you meet, you may end up with more examples of exclusive magic than of the regular kind.

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* RunningGag: When describing the various peoples you’ll meet on your quest, (elves, dragons, dwarves, (dragons, marsh dwellers, island people, etc.) Jones mentions in each entry how each group seems to have “a form of magic that no one else can use”. There do not seem to be exceptions. Depending on how many of these groups you meet, you may end up with more examples of exclusive magic than of the regular kind.
20th Sep '17 2:30:59 PM Fireblood
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* FisherKing: Many kings have this relationship with their country.
19th Sep '17 1:14:30 AM Fireblood
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* YouAllMeetInAnInn: Of course you do.
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