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27th Feb '17 2:22:57 AM isolato
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It's witty when effective. Otherwise, it's dull. Use it carefully.

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It's witty when effective. Otherwise, it's dull. Use it carefully.
[[TropesAreTools carefully]].
3rd Feb '17 7:31:39 AM GojiBiscuits
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* ''Literature/{{Candide}}'', by Voltaire. 1,000 page epic, shrunk into 75 pages. Very few details. Quickly advancing.

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* ''Literature/{{Candide}}'', by Voltaire. Voltaire, who manages to fit a 1,000 page epic, shrunk epic story into just 75 pages. Very few details. Quickly advancing.pages, while still conserving the important details.
14th Jan '17 9:15:03 PM system
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10th Jan '17 1:25:31 PM Scrambled_Minds
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* There was a long stretch around the mid-twentieth century where the prevailing literary orthodoxy decreed that everyone write like Hemingway (see above) and/or Jack London: BeigeProse and bleak realist stories about war, hunting, and other [[RatedMForManly manly pursuits]].[[note]]Which itself was [[PopularityPolynomial reaction]] to the late 19th/early 20th Century [[{{Escapism}} escapist]] PurpleProse detached from Real Life.[[/note]] Fashionable writing was constantly being described as "lean," "muscular," and other macho-sounding adjectives ([[HeManWomanHater because masculine is good and feminine is bad, right?]]) Thank the [[TropePantheons Narrative Gods]] this lockstep fad is over...and that many "genre" or "outsider" authors of the period from Tolkien to Mervyn Peake to the Beats cheerfully thumbed their noses at it.
** For more on the Modern Realism movement, read [[http://www.tangentonline.com/articles-columnsmenu-284/529-on-writing-as-a-fantasist On Writing as a Fantasist]], which explains the entire scam. You might also like [[http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2001/07/a-readers-manifesto/302270/ A Reader's Manifesto]].

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* There was a long stretch around the mid-twentieth century where the prevailing literary orthodoxy decreed that everyone write like Hemingway (see above) and/or Jack London: BeigeProse and bleak realist stories about war, hunting, and other [[RatedMForManly manly pursuits]].[[note]]Which itself was [[PopularityPolynomial reaction]] to the late 19th/early 20th Century [[{{Escapism}} escapist]] PurpleProse detached from Real Life.[[/note]] Fashionable writing was constantly being described as "lean," "muscular," and other macho-sounding adjectives ([[HeManWomanHater because masculine is good and feminine is bad, right?]]) Thank the [[TropePantheons Narrative Gods]] this lockstep fad is over...and that many "genre" or "outsider" authors of the period from Tolkien to Mervyn Peake to the Beats cheerfully thumbed their noses at it.
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** For more on the Modern Realism movement, read [[http://www.tangentonline.com/articles-columnsmenu-284/529-on-writing-as-a-fantasist On Writing as a Fantasist]], which explains the entire scam.Fantasist]]. You might also like [[http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2001/07/a-readers-manifesto/302270/ A Reader's Manifesto]].
2nd Jan '17 9:17:17 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Some poetry by [[Main.YokoOno Yoko Ono]] :

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* Some poetry by [[Main.YokoOno Yoko Ono]] :Music/YokoOno:
25th Nov '16 4:39:51 PM TheGracefullyWicked
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* Creator/AnneRice did this ''once'' in one of the many story threads in ''Queen of the Damned''. From Anne PurpleProse Rice, this was...unexpected, to say the least.
23rd Nov '16 7:28:42 AM isolato
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* There was a long stretch around the mid-twentieth century where the prevailing literary orthodoxy decreed that everyone write like Hemingway (see above) and/or Jack London: BeigeProse and bleak realist stories about war, hunting, and other [[RatedMForManly manly pursuits]]. Fashionable writing was constantly being described as "lean," "muscular," and other macho-sounding adjectives ([[HeManWomanHater because masculine is good and feminine is bad, right?]]) Thank the [[TropePantheons Narrative Gods]] this lockstep fad is over...and that many "genre" or "outsider" authors of the period from Tolkien to Mervyn Peake to the Beats cheerfully thumbed their noses at it.

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* There was a long stretch around the mid-twentieth century where the prevailing literary orthodoxy decreed that everyone write like Hemingway (see above) and/or Jack London: BeigeProse and bleak realist stories about war, hunting, and other [[RatedMForManly manly pursuits]]. [[note]]Which itself was [[PopularityPolynomial reaction]] to the late 19th/early 20th Century [[{{Escapism}} escapist]] PurpleProse detached from Real Life.[[/note]] Fashionable writing was constantly being described as "lean," "muscular," and other macho-sounding adjectives ([[HeManWomanHater because masculine is good and feminine is bad, right?]]) Thank the [[TropePantheons Narrative Gods]] this lockstep fad is over...and that many "genre" or "outsider" authors of the period from Tolkien to Mervyn Peake to the Beats cheerfully thumbed their noses at it.
16th Nov '16 4:39:01 AM Torterrafan5676
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-->'''Party Guest:''' Mister Vice-President, I bet my friends over there I could get you to say three words tonight.\\

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-->'''Party Guest:''' Mister Vice-President, I bet my friends over there I could couldn't get you to say three two words tonight.\\
9th Nov '16 5:27:49 PM sinndogg
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** Alogia, or poverty of speech, is also a common symptom of schizophrenia.
7th Nov '16 12:04:47 PM drwhom
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* Law schools teach students to get to the point, avoid rhetorical flourishes, and cut any word that does not add meaning. Clients pay lawyers to convince tribunals that the clients' positions are right, not to impress the tribunals with literary elegance. Also, the rules of practice often dictate maximum word or page counts and sometimes even require that page counts be met using specific line spacing and font size.

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* Law schools teach students to get to the point, avoid rhetorical flourishes, and cut any word that does not add meaning. Clients pay lawyers to convince tribunals that the clients' positions are right, not to impress the tribunals with literary elegance.eloquence. Also, the rules of practice often dictate maximum word or page counts and sometimes even require that page counts be met using specific line spacing and font size.
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