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10th Jul '16 3:21:49 PM ZerroDefex
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** The redundant fluff reaches such degrees that the abridged version of the story only has ''one-tenth'' as many words as the original.
6th Jul '16 7:51:14 PM Karxrida
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* ''FireEmblemElibe'' - Sain speaks purple prose as his second language, especially around women. He mostly does it to show off.
** ''[[FireEmblemAkaneia Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon]]'''s localisation in general leaned very much in this direction, especially compared to its predecessors. While generally very entertaining, some parts and characters (like [[TheStoic Navarre]]) speaking in such a way sort of feel out of place.
** ''[[FireEmblemAwakening Fire Emblem: Awakening]]'''s Virion. Especially noticeable when [[PlayedForLaughs juxtaposed]] with [[ActionGirl Sully]]'s candid attitude.

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* ''FireEmblemElibe'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' - Sain speaks purple prose as his second language, especially around women. He mostly does it to show off.
** ''[[FireEmblemAkaneia ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon]]'''s localisation in general leaned very much in this direction, especially compared to its predecessors. While generally very entertaining, some parts and characters (like [[TheStoic Navarre]]) speaking in such a way sort of feel out of place.
** ''[[FireEmblemAwakening Fire Emblem: Awakening]]'''s ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'''s Virion. Especially noticeable when [[PlayedForLaughs juxtaposed]] with [[ActionGirl Sully]]'s candid attitude.
17th Jun '16 12:46:18 AM PaulA
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* Even the great Creator/CharlesDickens wasn't immue to this trope, although being paid for each installment probably didn't help in his case. Nell's death in ''The Old Curiosity Shop'' was mocked by OscarWilde when he stated "It would require a heart of stone not to laugh at the death of Little Nell." Others have picked up this opinion too. It even shows up in ''Series/DoctorWho'', when the Doctor tells Dickens that section always cracks him up.

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* Even the great Creator/CharlesDickens wasn't immue to this trope, although being paid for each installment probably didn't help in his case. Nell's death in ''The Old Curiosity Shop'' was mocked by OscarWilde Creator/OscarWilde when he stated "It would require a heart of stone not to laugh at the death of Little Nell." Others have picked up this opinion too. It even shows up in ''Series/DoctorWho'', when the Doctor tells Dickens that section always cracks him up.
14th Jun '16 8:06:25 PM PaulA
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* The queen of purple prose was the [[SmallNameBigEgo entertainingly deluded]] author, AmandaMcKittrickRos. Her works were ridiculed at the time for being so purple as to be incomprehensible.

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* The queen of purple prose was the [[SmallNameBigEgo entertainingly deluded]] author, AmandaMcKittrickRos.Creator/AmandaMcKittrickRos. Her works were ridiculed at the time for being so purple as to be incomprehensible.
14th Jun '16 3:19:54 PM Hjortron18
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* Philippe shows hints of this in ''{{Intouchables}}'', when dictating a poem to the woman he corresponds with. He is obviously a cultured man, but a great poet he is not - the poem is made of a lot of boring comparisons and little else.

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* Philippe shows hints of this in ''{{Intouchables}}'', ''Film/{{Intouchables}}'', when dictating a poem to the woman he corresponds with. He is obviously a cultured man, but a great poet he is not - the poem is made of a lot of boring comparisons and little else.
10th Jun '16 5:28:24 PM pizzasoda66
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* Far too many a {{Main/Creepypasta}} read as though their author just browsed through a dictionary while coming up with the dialogue and text.

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* Far too many a {{Main/Creepypasta}} read as though their author just browsed through a dictionary while coming up with the dialogue and text. [[http://trollpasta.wikia.com/wiki/Blood_Whistle This pasta]] is a perfect example.
7th Jun '16 7:35:52 PM rjd1922
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* ''TheEyeOfArgon'' - As you might imaginably discern from this epigraph. Such protracted occurrences, unfortunately transcribed to ink-utterances through means of a character-based codex, were no doubt influenced by the minutely less prosaic and infinitely superior Creator/RobertEHoward. People do not find themselves in possession of eyes in ''The Eye of Argon''; they possess "organs of sight" or "orbs". Ears are "auditory organs."

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* ''TheEyeOfArgon'' ''Literature/TheEyeOfArgon'' - As you might imaginably discern from this epigraph. Such protracted occurrences, unfortunately transcribed to ink-utterances through means of a character-based codex, were no doubt influenced by the minutely less prosaic and infinitely superior Creator/RobertEHoward. People do not find themselves in possession of eyes in ''The Eye of Argon''; they possess "organs of sight" or "orbs". Ears are "auditory organs."
2nd Jun '16 7:54:19 PM eroock
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** ''VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs'', by the same studio, is set in VictorianLondon and is rife with this trope.
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.]]
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