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25th May '16 12:02:12 PM NTC3
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* A common criticism of ''Roleplay/WinterVoices'' is that the prose, while decent, tends to be overbearing and overly complicated in some sections of the game, which does not work well at all when paired with the game's occasionally poor translation. Though it's still not as bad as some other examples, and some fans actually like the writing style.

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* A common criticism of ''Roleplay/WinterVoices'' ''VideoGame/WinterVoices'' is that the prose, while decent, tends to be overbearing and overly complicated in some sections of the game, which does not work well at all when paired with the game's occasionally poor translation. Though it's still not as bad as some other examples, and some fans actually like the writing style.
20th May '16 6:26:27 AM Lightice
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* Many item descriptions in the ''VideoGame/DarkSouls''-franchise use rather flowery language to describe simple concepts. Sometimes this is played for laughs, such as the following item from ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'':
--> '''Fallen Knight Trousers:''' [[BringMyBrownPants They are dampened and indelibly stained with the misery of flight.]]



* Many item descriptions in the ''VideoGame/DarkSouls''-franchise use rather flowery language to describe simple concepts. Sometimes this is played for laughs, such as the following item from ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'':
--> '''Fallen Knight Trousers:''' [[BringMyBrownPants They are dampened and indelibly stained with the misery of flight.]]
20th May '16 6:25:45 AM Lightice
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* Many item descriptions in the ''VideoGame/DarkSouls''-franchise use rather flowery language to describe simple concepts. Sometimes this is played for laughs, such as the following item from ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'':
--> '''Fallen Knight Trousers:''' [[BringMyBrownPants They are dampened and indelibly stained with the misery of flight.]]
16th May '16 9:02:21 PM Rubber_Lotus
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** AlanMoore could be especially bad with this, particularly in his early work. One early issue in his ''ComicBook/SwampThing'' run went so far as to compare a sunset with ''slashed wrists''.
16th May '16 2:59:03 PM Doug86
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* ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' - As Lovecraft was to horror, Creator/RobertEHoward was to fantasy (not to mention a great deal of other genres). Conan of Cimmeria always "tread the jeweled thrones of the earth beneath his sandalled feet" as opposed to "[[WalkingTheEarth walked around]]". Howard's poetic prose is famous in readers of fantasy literature, and like Lovecraft, he was really good at it. Fittingly, Lovecraft and Howard were co-correspondents, and Conan himself fought an {{Expy}} or two of Lovecraft deities.

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* ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' - As Lovecraft was to horror, Creator/RobertEHoward was to fantasy (not to mention a great deal of other genres). Conan of Cimmeria always "tread the jeweled thrones of the earth beneath his sandalled feet" as opposed to "[[WalkingTheEarth walked around]]". Howard's poetic prose is famous in readers of fantasy literature, and like Lovecraft, he was really good at it. Fittingly, Lovecraft and Howard were co-correspondents, and Conan himself fought an {{Expy}} or two of Lovecraft deities.
8th May '16 5:19:49 PM nombretomado
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* A small gag on ''HeyArnold'' when Rhonda writes Curly a fake love letter (with the elegant prose she usually speaks in cranked up to eleven) ...using a purple pen. [[spoiler:And it's the colour of her pen that becomes her ultimate downfall]].

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* A small gag on ''HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' when Rhonda writes Curly a fake love letter (with the elegant prose she usually speaks in cranked up to eleven) ...using a purple pen. [[spoiler:And it's the colour of her pen that becomes her ultimate downfall]].
7th May '16 12:13:02 PM Wyldchyld
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* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5567629/1/Stand_of_the_Exiles Stand of the Exiles]]'', [[SatelliteLoveInterest Vindicator]] [[PurityStu Alexei's]] complexion is compared to a "spring sky" no less than three times.

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* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5567629/1/Stand_of_the_Exiles Stand of the Exiles]]'', [[SatelliteLoveInterest Vindicator]] [[PurityStu Alexei's]] Alexei's complexion is compared to a "spring sky" no less than three times.
4th May '16 4:24:53 PM LentilSandEater
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** That said, chestnut is a recognised hair colour that's too red for "brown" and too brown for "red". So, people with brown hair shouldn't be described as "chestnut" whereas people with genuine "chestnut" hair wouldn't be examples of this trope.
** Similarly, there was an ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fanfic where, in the space of a single chapter, Zuko's eyes were golden, amber, honey-colored, flame, and golden again. But never yellow, nope.

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** That said, chestnut is a recognised hair colour that's too red for "brown" and too brown for "red". So, people with brown hair shouldn't be described as "chestnut" whereas people with genuine "chestnut" hair wouldn't be examples of this trope.
** Similarly, there
* There was an ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fanfic where, in the space of a single chapter, Zuko's eyes were golden, amber, honey-colored, flame, and golden again. But never yellow, nope.
1st May '16 3:57:57 AM aye_amber
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* [[SueDonym Suzanne de Nîmes]], the purported writer/editor of ''Webcomic/JetDreamAndHerTGirlCounterSpies'', writes with the bombast and alliteration of a transgender Creator/StanLee in both stories and letter columns.

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* [[SueDonym Suzanne de Nîmes]], the purported writer/editor of ''Webcomic/JetDreamAndHerTGirlCounterSpies'', ''Webcomic/JetDream,'' writes with the bombast and alliteration of a transgender Creator/StanLee in both stories and letter columns.
15th Apr '16 4:11:23 AM aye_amber
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* The translation of the ''LunarSilverStarStory'' manga suffers badly from this. You basically need a dictionary on-hand at all times while reading, and even then it doesn't always help.

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* The translation of the ''LunarSilverStarStory'' ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'' manga suffers badly from this. You basically need a dictionary on-hand at all times while reading, and even then it doesn't always help.



* Kei Shigema's ''Lunar Silver Star Story: The Call of the Wind'', an adaptation of the LunarTheSilverStar game, is rife with this. As an example:

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* Kei Shigema's ''Lunar Silver Star Story: The Call of the Wind'', an adaptation of the LunarTheSilverStar VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar game, is rife with this. As an example:
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