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19th Feb '17 4:44:58 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/MonOncleDAmerique'': Part documentary, as RealLife scientist Rene Laborit explains his theories on how the unconscious mind and base animal instincts drive human behavior, as Laborit demonstrates with an experiment involving rats. The other part is drama, as three fictional dramatic stories illustrate Laborit's theories about how our instincts and upbringing shape our behavior.
11th Feb '17 5:49:05 PM marbehraglaim
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* ''Film/{{Ghost}}'': a fantasy, a romance, a crime thriller, a comedy (whenever Whoopi Goldberg is on screen, dead serious at all other times), with occasional elements of horror.
6th Feb '17 4:37:44 AM starlight9
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* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': A fantasy / action / adventure / science fiction / historical / post-apocalyptic / dystopian vampire story, in which the young heroine doesn’t fall in love with the TallDarkAndHandsome Prince of Darkness, but continues her mission to assassinate him.
1st Feb '17 2:27:53 AM VVK
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* ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'' is a humorous fantasy action adventure -- with a FramingDevice that makes it into a {{parody}} of old {{satire}} (yes, a parody of satire) and also incorporates fictional autobiography for some reason. The book's title and those of its chapters are also deliberately misleading to suggest some kind of bland-sounding fairytale romance.

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* ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'' is a humorous fantasy action adventure -- with a FramingDevice that makes it into a {{parody}} of old {{satire}} (yes, a parody of satire) and also incorporates fictional autobiography for some reason. The book's title and those of its chapters are also deliberately misleading to suggest some kind of bland-sounding fairytale romance. The romantic element is overall played straight -- in that there's not much question that the lovers getting together would be a HappyEnding -- but at the same time, the book spoofs the hell out of it by talking about ideas like "the most beautiful woman in the world" and "one of the best kisses ever" as if these are fairly objective things determined by expert opinion.
18th Jan '17 3:51:36 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': A lot of the subplots and character arcs occupy different genres in fantasy, historical, and adventure fiction. Bran and company are on TheQuest to find the Three Eyed Raven in their search for knowledge and answers. Jaime Lannister and Jorah Mormont are knights in sour armor on redemption quests, while the Hound & Arya and Brienne & Pod mirror the classic KnightErrant and plucky squire arc. Daenerys Targaryen hatching dragons and conquering cities with dragons and blood magic and Jon Snow defending an ancient order against supernatural enemies are very much classic fantasy epics. The DeadlyDecadentCourt of King's Landing and the War of the Five Kings mirror LowFantasy and HistoricalFiction settings recreating life in a medieval era in a more gritty and realistic way.
15th Jan '17 6:11:44 AM WolfThunder
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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' could initially be described as a VisualNovel courtroom adventure game ala the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series, mixed in with some Social Link elements from the latter two [[ShinMegamiTensei Persona games]]. Only the courtroom scenes also regularly feature minigames with lightgun-style shooter and rhythm game elements where you literally shoot down your classmate's arguments. The story is also a mix of ''Franchise/AceAttorney'''s own murder mystery/courtroom drama combination and ''Literature/BattleRoyale''-style thriller [[spoiler: with some (allegedly) [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] elements showing up near the end.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' could initially be described as a VisualNovel courtroom adventure game ala the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series, mixed in with some Social Link elements from the latter two later [[ShinMegamiTensei Persona games]]. Only the courtroom scenes also regularly feature minigames with lightgun-style shooter and rhythm game elements where you literally shoot down your classmate's arguments. The story is also a mix of ''Franchise/AceAttorney'''s own murder mystery/courtroom drama combination and ''Literature/BattleRoyale''-style thriller [[spoiler: with some (allegedly) [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] elements showing up near the end.]]
15th Jan '17 6:04:47 AM WolfThunder
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* ''Anime/StarDriver''. It's a mecha show! No, it's a romantic slice of life comedy! Wait wait, it's a MagicalGirl series except starring a {{Bishounen}}! No, I was wrong, it's a MindScrew! Whatever it is, it's all very [[MemeticMutation FABULOUS]].

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* ''Anime/StarDriver''. It's a mecha show! No, it's a romantic slice of life comedy! Wait wait, it's a MagicalGirl series except starring a {{Bishounen}}! No, I was wrong, sorry, it's a MindScrew! Whatever it is, it's all very [[MemeticMutation FABULOUS]].



* ''Anime/{{Gunbuster}}'' is a ComingOfAge [[SportsStories Sport]] [[SuperRobotGenre Super]]-[[RealRobotGenre Real Robot]] MilitaryScienceFiction SpaceOpera.

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* ''Anime/{{Gunbuster}}'' is a ComingOfAge [[SportsStories Sport]] [[SuperRobotGenre Super]]-[[RealRobotGenre Real Robot]] MilitaryScienceFiction SpaceOpera.SpaceOpera [[SuperRobotGenre Super Robot show]] with [[RealRobotGenre Real themes]].



* In terms of gameplay, ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' is a pretty standard hack and slash (though Chain of Memories did include some kind of weird card game sysstem on top of it somehow), but in terms of plot it's as genre defying as it is confusion. The hero travesl through multiple worlds on a spaceship visting and helping local populice which sounds pretty straigh sci-fi, but he also knows magic and wields a giant key like a sword. There's no advance technology despite the spaceship except when there is like in the Tron worlds. Artifical life is present and is created both scientifically and via magic. It doesn't just stop at science fantasy though. The hero fights the evil in peoples hearts which can manifest as cute little creatures a foot tall, to complete eldricth abominations, to weird armored...things? There's some solid horror present with the sort of things that can be done to a person in this universe. Some games end in friendship conquers all type plots while others are absolute tragedies. Given the fact that by very concept the story is about following the plot of multiple Disney movies it enevitably is going to pull from a very wide range of themes, genres and aesthetics leaving one with something that doesn't seem to fit into any category even when it uses completely original characters and settings.

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* In terms of gameplay, ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' is a pretty standard hack and slash (though Chain of Memories did include some kind of weird card game sysstem system on top of it somehow), but in terms of plot it's as genre defying as it is confusion. confusing. The hero travesl travels through multiple worlds on a spaceship visting visiting and helping the local populice populace which sounds pretty straigh like basic sci-fi, but he also knows magic and wields a giant key like a sword. There's no advance technology despite the spaceship except when there is like in the Tron ''Disney/{{Tron}}'' worlds. Artifical Artificial life is present and is created both scientifically via science and via magic. It doesn't just stop at science fantasy though. The hero fights the evil in peoples hearts which can manifest as cute little creatures a foot tall, to complete eldricth eldritch abominations, to weird armored...things? There's some solid horror present with the sort of things that can be done to a person in this universe. Some games end in friendship "the PowerOfFriendship conquers all type all" style plots while others are absolute tragedies. Given the fact that by very concept the story is about following the plot of multiple Disney movies it enevitably inevitably is going to pull from a very wide range of themes, genres and aesthetics leaving one with something that doesn't seem to fit into any category even when it uses completely original characters and settings.
11th Jan '17 5:39:07 AM Morgenthaler
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** Japanese kawaii metal band LADYBABY defies easy classification, as it's a band that wholeheartedly embraces kawaii culture and blurs grindcore and its screaming vocals and lightning riffs, J-pop and its upbeat, heavily electronic beats and hooks, lyrics that are safe for fairly young children, and an aesthetic that has the band dressing like Sailor Moon knock-offs. The three fronts for the band wear supremely cute lolli-inspired outfits. Two of them, Rie Kaneko and Rei Kuromiya, are 19 and 16 year old Japanese females (as of 2016), while the third, Rick Magarey, is a bearded Australian cross-dressing professional wrestler in his early thirties - and he's the one with pig tails. Kaneko and Kuromiya deliver their vocals with the perky, high, very feminine sound you expect from the poppiest of J-pop while Magarey delivers his vocals with a scream you might expect from grindcore bands like NapalmDeath or Brutal Truth. It's a strange mix best experienced for oneself, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhT2-oX5kzk so here's a link to one of their songs on their official Youtube channel]].

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** Japanese kawaii metal band LADYBABY defies easy classification, as it's a band that wholeheartedly embraces kawaii culture and blurs grindcore and its screaming vocals and lightning riffs, J-pop and its upbeat, heavily electronic beats and hooks, lyrics that are safe for fairly young children, and an aesthetic that has the band dressing like Sailor Moon knock-offs. The three fronts for the band wear supremely cute lolli-inspired outfits. Two of them, Rie Kaneko and Rei Kuromiya, are 19 and 16 year old Japanese females (as of 2016), while the third, Rick Magarey, is a bearded Australian cross-dressing professional wrestler in his early thirties - and he's the one with pig tails. Kaneko and Kuromiya deliver their vocals with the perky, high, very feminine sound you expect from the poppiest of J-pop while Magarey delivers his vocals with a scream you might expect from grindcore bands like NapalmDeath Music/NapalmDeath or Brutal Truth. It's a strange mix best experienced for oneself, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhT2-oX5kzk so here's a link to one of their songs on their official Youtube channel]].
5th Jan '17 10:32:03 PM Sitearm
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* ''LightNovel/SuzumiyaHaruhi'' is a little bit of sci-fi, comedy, mystery, romance, and slice of life in a highschool setting.

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* ''LightNovel/SuzumiyaHaruhi'' ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' is a little bit of sci-fi, comedy, mystery, romance, and slice of life in a highschool setting.
1st Jan '17 6:15:36 PM Doug86
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* ''Literature/ASymphonyOfEternity'' is a {{Space Opera}}/{{High Fantasy}}/{{Black Comedy}} meta-fictional delight. The books follow galactic war fought in a universe where magic instead of technology is used, it contains elements of military sf, {{Literature/Discworld}} like humour, {{Literature/Flashman}}esque protagonits with bits of {{ComicBook/Sandman}}-like meta-fiction, [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecratian Horror]], historical fiction and use of many examples of FictionalDocument[=s=] for WorldBuilding and [[Creator/LeoTolstoy Tolstoy]] quality level of suffering and existentialism and nihilism, with a dash of optimism and hope for the future, all the while being a brutal {{Deconstruction}} and {{Reconstruction}} of itself all at the same time. And it is [[TropesAreNotBad GLORIOUS!]]

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* ''Literature/ASymphonyOfEternity'' is a {{Space Opera}}/{{High Fantasy}}/{{Black Comedy}} meta-fictional delight. The books follow galactic war fought in a universe where magic instead of technology is used, it contains elements of military sf, {{Literature/Discworld}} like humour, {{Literature/Flashman}}esque protagonits with bits of {{ComicBook/Sandman}}-like [[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]-like meta-fiction, [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecratian Horror]], historical fiction and use of many examples of FictionalDocument[=s=] for WorldBuilding and [[Creator/LeoTolstoy Tolstoy]] quality level of suffering and existentialism and nihilism, with a dash of optimism and hope for the future, all the while being a brutal {{Deconstruction}} and {{Reconstruction}} of itself all at the same time. And it is [[TropesAreNotBad GLORIOUS!]]
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