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24th Jun '17 1:01:51 PM nombretomado
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** Many of the Adventure Path's represent different genres. Iron Gods is Science Fantasy (set in the aforementioned Numeria), Mummy's Mask is an ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' style archeological adventure, Skull & Shackles is piracy on the high seas, Reign of Winter starts as a take on Russian fairy tales then turns into a world hopping adventure reminiscent of DoctorWho with a chapter set in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Carrion Crown however is the king of this trope; it takes on Horror Movie tropes, but each chapter is based around a different subgenre; haunted house, Frankenstein story, lycanthropes, Lovecraftian horror, vampire story, and apocalyptic horror.

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** Many of the Adventure Path's represent different genres. Iron Gods is Science Fantasy (set in the aforementioned Numeria), Mummy's Mask is an ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' style archeological adventure, Skull & Shackles is piracy on the high seas, Reign of Winter starts as a take on Russian fairy tales then turns into a world hopping adventure reminiscent of DoctorWho ''Series/DoctorWho'' with a chapter set in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Carrion Crown however is the king of this trope; it takes on Horror Movie tropes, but each chapter is based around a different subgenre; haunted house, Frankenstein story, lycanthropes, Lovecraftian horror, vampire story, and apocalyptic horror.
14th Jun '17 3:29:28 PM darkchiefy
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* WebVideo/Decker: The first two seasons are political action thrillers (granted, most likely a parody of them). The third season "Decker vs Dracula" though introduces monster horror, featuring many of the monsters from Franchise/UniversalHorror, to the series. This is rather short lived as Decker vs Dracula only lasted 3 episodes and the fourth season "Decker: Unclassified" went back to being an action thriller series [[spoiler: until the last episode where the BigBad is revealed to be Dracula. It seems some of the episodes in Decker: Unsealed with also involve monster horror]]

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* WebVideo/Decker: WebVideo/{{Decker}}: The first two seasons are political action thrillers (granted, most likely a parody of them). The third season "Decker vs Dracula" though introduces monster horror, featuring many of the monsters from Franchise/UniversalHorror, to the series. This is rather short lived as Decker vs Dracula only lasted 3 episodes and the fourth season "Decker: Unclassified" went back to being an action thriller series [[spoiler: until the last episode where the BigBad is revealed to be Dracula. It seems some of the episodes in Decker: Unsealed with also involve monster horror]]
14th Jun '17 3:28:53 PM darkchiefy
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* WebVideo/Decker: The first two seasons are political action thrillers (granted, most likely a parody of them). The third season "Decker vs Dracula" though introduces monster horror, featuring many of the monsters from Franchise/UniversalHorror, to the series. This is rather short lived as Decker vs Dracula only lasted 3 episodes and the fourth season "Decker: Unclassified" went back to being an action thriller series [[spoiler: until the last episode where the BigBad is revealed to be Dracula. It seems some of the episodes in Decker: Unsealed with also involve monster horror]]
4th Jun '17 10:49:22 AM dsneybuf
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* Creator/AnnaAkana's "Things Only Cat People Understand" begins as another one of her ordinary advice videos, until one of her cats, Congress, barges in [[spoiler:wearing a giant robot suit, and Anna must stop him from taking over the universe.]]
12th May '17 9:50:43 AM akaun6899
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* ''Creator/DreamWorksAnimation'': Originally, Dreamworks focused on sweeping epics, and more serious stories such as ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''. These unfortunately fell under the umbrella of AllAnimationIsDisney. Now, barring some of their more [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda recent]] [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon efforts]], it can be hard to remember when their films weren't based primarily on pop-culture references and heavily marketed celebrity voice-acting. As alluded before, however, Dreamworks shifted once again, with its movies once more taking themselves seriously while remaining healthily comedic. While still not quite as serious as ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', the tone generally leans towards what was seen in ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado''.

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* ''Creator/DreamWorksAnimation'': Creator/DreamWorksAnimation: Originally, Dreamworks [=DreamWorks=] focused on sweeping epics, and more serious stories such as ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''. These unfortunately fell under the umbrella of AllAnimationIsDisney. Now, barring some of their more [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda recent]] [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon efforts]], it can be hard to remember when their films weren't based primarily on pop-culture references and heavily marketed celebrity voice-acting. As alluded before, however, Dreamworks [=DreamWorks=] shifted once again, with its movies once more taking themselves seriously while remaining healthily comedic. While still not quite as serious as ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', the tone generally leans towards what was seen in ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado''.
10th May '17 7:04:11 AM JamesAustin
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* A writer at [[http://therumpus.net/2011/04/funny-women-52-literary-classics-summarized-as-trashy-romance-novels/ The Rumpus]] described various classic novels as if they were bodice-rippers.
-->''[[Literature/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing Tereza]] is an ambitious photo journalist who’s as sexy as she is talented. But after the Czech beauty takes a dangerous assignment, the Russians mark her as a dissident and nowhere is safe. To the rescue is Tomas, a distinguished surgeon who is very skilled with his hands. As he aids her perilous escape to Switzerland, the question (and other things) will arise: Can he be trusted? Tereza isn’t sure, but she knows the doctor administers one hell of a physical exam.''

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* A writer at [[http://therumpus.net/2011/04/funny-women-52-literary-classics-summarized-as-trashy-romance-novels/ The Rumpus]] described various classic novels as if they were bodice-rippers.
-->''[[Literature/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing Tereza]]
bodice-rippers. For example, here's the spin on the classic Czech novel ''Literature/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'':
-->''Tereza
is an ambitious photo journalist who’s as sexy as she is talented. But after the Czech beauty takes a dangerous assignment, the Russians mark her as a dissident and nowhere is safe. To the rescue is Tomas, a distinguished surgeon who is very skilled with his hands. As he aids her perilous escape to Switzerland, the question (and other things) will arise: Can he be trusted? Tereza isn’t sure, but she knows the doctor administers one hell of a physical exam.''
8th May '17 1:35:13 AM DrinkBleachEveryDay
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* Korean Webtoon Blood Bank started as a smutty BDSM postapocalyptic yaoi romance comedy & ended as an action-packed horror war magic-fighting series with a borderline-tragic ending.
5th May '17 2:14:18 AM Cryoclaste
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* Two of ''[[TabletopGame/PokemonTabletopAdventures Pokemon Tabletop United]]'''s sourcebooks, ''The Game of Throhs'' and ''Do Porygon Dream of Mareep'', provide guidelines for playing fantasy and science-fiction themed games, respectively.
23rd Apr '17 1:13:01 AM Golondrina
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* The {{Walkyverse}} has done this over the course of its various entries. ''Roomies'' was a SliceOfLife story about dorm life, which slowly became more of a dramedy after the introduction [[spoiler:and later death]] of Ruth. An initially one-off alien abduction plot also returns and takes over the final arc, leading into the next comic. ''It's Walky'' is half sci-fi adventure story and half sitcom, following the various alien abductees as they fight the machinations of the Head Alien while dealing with their own personal problems. After that the story splits in two: ''Shortpacked!'' is a DenserAndWackier sequel about the quirky and geeky staff of a toy store, and engages in frequent pop culture parodies, along with the odd serious storyline. Finally ''Joyce and Walky'' more directly follows It's Walky, beginning as a domestic sitcom, but eventually reintegrating the science fiction elements and tying up loose ends from the alien plot. This is averted with DumbingOfAge, a spin-off-slash-reboot of the Walkyverse that excises the sci-fi elements, combines the casts of all the previous comics, and is a straight up dramedy throughout.

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* The {{Walkyverse}} Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}} has done this over the course of its various entries. ''Roomies'' ''Webcomic/{{Roomies}}'' was a SliceOfLife story about dorm life, which slowly became more of a dramedy after the introduction [[spoiler:and later death]] of Ruth. An initially one-off alien abduction plot also returns and takes over the final arc, leading into the next comic. ''It's Walky'' ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'' is half sci-fi adventure story and half sitcom, following the various alien abductees as they fight the machinations of the Head Alien while dealing with their own personal problems. After that the story splits in two: ''Shortpacked!'' ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' is a DenserAndWackier sequel about the quirky and geeky staff of a toy store, and engages in frequent pop culture parodies, along with the odd serious storyline. Finally ''Joyce and Walky'' more directly follows It's Walky, beginning as a domestic sitcom, but eventually reintegrating the science fiction elements and tying up loose ends from the alien plot. This is averted with DumbingOfAge, ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'', a spin-off-slash-reboot of the Walkyverse that excises the sci-fi elements, combines the casts of all the previous comics, and is a straight up dramedy throughout.
10th Apr '17 10:30:35 PM BagelsinEurope
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*** Seasons 18, 19 and 20 have pushed this even further, with having full season story arcs that are based almost completely on political and social commentary.
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