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3rd Nov '17 9:15:57 PM WaxingName
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'': Sain speaks purple prose as his second language, especially around women. He mostly does it to show off.
** ''[[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.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'': ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'': Sain speaks purple prose as his second language, especially around women. He mostly does it to show off.
** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight 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.



** Bastian from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' speaks like this, combined with GratuitousIambicPentameter.

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** Bastian from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' speaks like this, combined with GratuitousIambicPentameter.
1st Nov '17 9:34:41 AM dome
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* ''VisualNovel/DiesIrae'' is perhaps one of the most word filled Visual Novels ever written, to the point that it was many years assumed as untranslatable because of the writting style of the Author
**Anything ever said by Mercurius or Reinhard. Once [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Mercurius as he rambles two pages worth of text about his choice of words only to admit at the that he could have summarized the text as "I talk to much".
22nd Oct '17 5:23:48 PM AzureOwl
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* In ''Series/Continuum'', Sonya Valentine is so fond of grandiloquent language that Kiera Cameron is able to determine that a Liber8 press release wasn’t written by Sonya because it wasn’t pompous enough.
21st Oct '17 11:54:32 PM Xtifr
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* Lampshaded in "[[Literature/MaureenBirnbaumBarbarianSwordsperson Maureen Birnbaum at the Looming Awfulness]]" (a humorous short story based on the CthulhuMythos), when Maureen remarks, "Bitsy, have you ''noticed'' that my narrative style has become, like, you know, dated, clumsy, and ornate? That I'm not talking in the airy colloquial phrases for which I'm justly celebrated? That is one of the insidious effects of my brush with...the ''horror.''"
18th Oct '17 9:00:02 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** A good example is when Trev Likely is trying to write a poem for Juliet (which is going along the lines of, "I think you're really fit, want to go out on a date? (No [[UnusualEuphemism Hanky Panky]], promise) and gets Nutt to help him make it more poetic. Nutt writes a 3 page poem about her beauty, which Juliet can't make heads or tails of so she gets her friend Glenda (who Nutt has a crush on) to translate it (which she does to Trev's original piece). Glenda suspects though that [[BatmanGambit Nutt anticipated this]] and that the long flowery poem was meant for her.

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** A good example is when Trev Likely is trying to write a poem for Juliet (which is going along the lines of, "I think you're really fit, want to go out on a date? (No [[UnusualEuphemism Hanky Panky]], promise) promise)" and gets Nutt to help him make it more poetic. Nutt writes a 3 page poem about her beauty, which Juliet can't make heads or tails of so she gets her friend Glenda (who Nutt has a crush on) to translate it (which she does to Trev's original piece). Glenda suspects though that [[BatmanGambit Nutt anticipated this]] and that the long flowery poem was meant for her.
7th Sep '17 9:08:31 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/RaisingArizona'': All of the dialogue is stylized, with HI's narration being particularly purple in spite of him being a slack-jawed ex-con. Some critics, including Roger Ebert, called out the unrealistic speaking style of the characters in their original reviews.
7th Sep '17 9:04:34 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/KhaavrenRomances'' - Perhaps it was rather inevitable that the inestimable author Steven Brust has fallen into this dark abyss, [[AntiquatedLinguistics albeit intentionally]]. Paarfi of Roundwood is apt to compose long rambling sentences full of metaphors that flow away like rivers, falling down hills and curving through fertile plains before they, at last, reach the sea of consciousness. [[SophisticatedAsHell And you don't remember what the hell the whole thing was about in the first place]].

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* ''Literature/KhaavrenRomances'' - Perhaps it was rather inevitable that the inestimable author ''Literature/KhaavrenRomances'': Author Steven Brust has fallen into writes this dark abyss, [[AntiquatedLinguistics albeit intentionally]]. series in a parody of the purple prose of Alexandre Dumas, with the [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis fictional author]] [[LemonyNarrator Paarfi of Roundwood is apt Roundwood]] obviously very impressed by his own vocabulary and skill at turning a phrase. He will often cut into the story to compose long rambling sentences full of metaphors proudly explain some narrative device that flow away like rivers, falling down hills and curving through fertile plains before they, at last, reach the sea of consciousness. [[SophisticatedAsHell And you don't remember what the hell the whole thing was he is about in to use or spend a paragraph assuring the first place]].reader that he will not [[[[HypocriticalHumor waste any time]] in getting right to the next plot point.
30th Aug '17 6:52:43 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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17th Aug '17 7:48:05 AM joxo
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* Tim Rogers. He either believes himself to be the second coming of Creator/HunterSThompson, or he is gaming journalism's biggest prank. His writing is a fine tapestry of {{Author Filibuster}}s couched in language like this.
** The truth is a bit of both. Rogers has two "personas" which he uses both in real life and in his writing: "Games Journalist" Tim, a semi-fictionalized persona, is a [[SmallNameBigEgo narcissistic]] JerkAss gaming-{{Otaku}}/hipster who writes the verbose, ranting, sardonic articles for which he has become [[LoveItOrHateIt famous/infamous]] among fans and proponents of New Games Journalism. "Real" Tim (known mostly to his friends and dedicated fans) shares many qualities with his fictionalized counterpart, but is (slightly) more restrained as a writer and allegedly a decent (if self-centered and/or crazy) guy.
6th Aug '17 11:16:32 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Creator/AleisterCrowley [[InvokedTrope wrote in this style intentionally]] [[GenreSavvy in the hopes that his writings would be remembered.]]

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* Creator/AleisterCrowley [[InvokedTrope wrote in this style intentionally]] [[GenreSavvy intentionally in the hopes that his writings would be remembered.]]
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