History Main / Consistency

24th Sep '17 9:24:21 AM Rhivana
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Consistency aids WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, while violations of consistency may be jolting and unexpected, which can benefit both humor and drama. The viewer would be quite surprised to learn that in your universe, Hitler was a circus performer, [[VideoGame/{{Loom}} dragons are scared of fire]], and that the married couple no longer recognize each other in Act III. Generally, if a work is inconsistent, the viewer expects there to be a good reason for it. On the other hand, sometimes violations of consistency go unnoticed even if they're quite obvious, or may even be ''expected''; e.g. TheCoconutEffect violates External Consistency.

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Consistency aids WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, while violations of consistency may be jolting and unexpected, which can benefit both humor and drama. The viewer would be quite surprised to learn that in your universe, [[RichardNixonTheUsedCarSalesman Hitler was a circus performer, performer]], [[VideoGame/{{Loom}} dragons are scared of fire]], and that the married couple no longer recognize each other in Act III. Generally, if a work is inconsistent, the viewer expects there to be a good reason for it. On the other hand, sometimes violations of consistency go unnoticed even if they're quite obvious, or may even be ''expected''; e.g. TheCoconutEffect violates External Consistency.
27th Jul '17 3:49:36 PM fgenzo159
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27th Jul '17 3:49:10 PM fgenzo159
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"Too much like other works, nothing new or original."

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"Too much like other works, nothing new or original." "Exploring and pushing the genre until its limits."


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20th Jul '17 4:39:20 PM BURGINABC
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The fictional universe should behave like other works in its genre, unless specifically noted otherwise. Any fictional concepts, characters, or settings borrowed from other works should behave as they do in those works. Tropes are PlayedStraight. For example, a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]] is generally expected to be a flying reptilian creature that breathes fire; if it's different in your work, the differences should be pointed out before they start affecting the plot. If your work takes place in an ExpandedUniverse, you're generally expected to be consistent with the (non-expanded) {{Canon}}.

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The fictional universe should behave like other works in its genre, unless specifically noted otherwise. Any fictional concepts, characters, or settings borrowed from other works should behave as they do in those works. Tropes are PlayedStraight. For example, a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]] is generally expected to be a flying reptilian creature that breathes fire; if it's different in your work, the differences should be pointed out before they start affecting the plot. If your work takes place in an ExpandedUniverse, you're generally expected to be consistent with the (non-expanded) {{Canon}}.



Any rules, events, settings, or characters that have been established within the fictional work continue to exist and function as they did previously, unless otherwise indicated.

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Any rules, events, settings, or characters that have been established within the fictional work continue to exist and function as they did previously, unless otherwise indicated.
indicated. If your work takes place in an ExpandedUniverse, you're generally expected to be consistent with the (non-expanded) {{Canon}}.
26th Jun '17 3:19:15 PM CyberTiger88
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23rd Jun '17 1:12:54 PM Piterpicher
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* BreakingOldTrends
18th Apr '17 2:21:25 PM Prime32
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3rd Sep '16 7:56:31 PM DustSnitch
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13th Apr '16 11:42:49 AM Morgenthaler
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19th Dec '15 10:42:54 PM Dcoetzee
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* MST3KMantra: A common reminder not to focus ''too'' much on inconsistencies.



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