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17th Apr '18 4:10:49 PM Malady
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* MariahCarey's lyrics are mostly purple prose. She heavily abuses pretty thesaurus words like "inevitably", "sublime" and "splendor". She also has a cheeky romance with the words "nice", "festive" and "bleak".

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* MariahCarey's Music/MariahCarey's lyrics are mostly purple prose. She heavily abuses pretty thesaurus words like "inevitably", "sublime" and "splendor". She also has a cheeky romance with the words "nice", "festive" and "bleak".
8th Apr '18 1:09:54 PM Twiddler
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::If you do not want to slog through that, she's criticizing the book she's reading for its excessive use of purple prose. It's all one sentence, and at the end she finds herself thinking in flowery language too. Chryselephantinely is a PerfectlyCromulentWord -- by the time he reaches it he's making fun of the trope. Most of the time his vocabulary is fairly ordinary, but the concepts and scenarios he builds expect that the ViewersAreGeniuses.

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::If :::If you do not want to slog through that, she's criticizing the book she's reading for its excessive use of purple prose. It's all one sentence, and at the end she finds herself thinking in flowery language too. Chryselephantinely is a PerfectlyCromulentWord -- by the time he reaches it he's making fun of the trope. Most of the time his vocabulary is fairly ordinary, but the concepts and scenarios he builds expect that the ViewersAreGeniuses.
30th Mar '18 2:04:42 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* While ''Website/SCPFoundation'' is known for its cold and clinical writing style, some of the [=SCP's=] themselves communicate this way. [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-089 SCP-089]], a statue that [[AmbiguouslyEvil either causes or predicts disasters]], describes them in extremely flowery ways. For example, its description of a volcanic eruption was
--> “The earth shall tremble and the seas shall rise and be cast against the earth, and the mountain shall vomit fire, its voice shall be darkness and death.”
17th Mar '18 1:59:51 PM Crino37
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* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' - As a character, Max talks normally. While doing [[PrivateEyeMonologue narration]], Max loves this, in the style of the HardboiledDetective stories in which the game is a homage of.

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* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' - As a character, Max talks normally. While doing [[PrivateEyeMonologue narration]], Max loves this, in the FilmNoir style of the HardboiledDetective stories in which the game is a homage of.
17th Mar '18 1:56:58 PM Crino37
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* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' - As a character, Max talks normally. While doing [[PrivateEyeMonologue narration]], Max loves this, in the fashion of the HardboiledDetective stories in which the game is a homage of.

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* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' - As a character, Max talks normally. While doing [[PrivateEyeMonologue narration]], Max loves this, in the fashion style of the HardboiledDetective stories in which the game is a homage of.
17th Mar '18 1:55:40 PM Crino37
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* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' - As a character, Max talks normally. While doing [[PrivateEyeMonologue narration]], Max loves this.

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* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' - As a character, Max talks normally. While doing [[PrivateEyeMonologue narration]], Max loves this.this, in the fashion of the HardboiledDetective stories in which the game is a homage of.
15th Feb '18 12:56:54 AM fusilcontrafusil
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** When Tolkien showed the first -unfinished- draft of the "Lay of Beren and Luthien" to a friend, that person praised the poem but criticized the purple prose: unnecessary words, archaisms so old that nobody remembered what they meant... Tolkien took those criticism at heart and started a full review of the poem, but he never completed it.

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** When Tolkien showed the first -unfinished- draft of the "Lay of Beren and Luthien" to [[Creator/CSLewis a friend, friend,]] that person praised the poem but criticized the purple prose: unnecessary words, archaisms so old that nobody remembered what they meant... Tolkien took those criticism at heart and started a full review of the poem, but he never completed it.
26th Jan '18 5:32:19 PM rjd1922
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** A drinking game based on Inheritance has been floating around the Internet for a while: One shot per outlandish simile, two shots per AccidentalInnuendo and three for for every simple thing described in great detail. To quote "scary_viking" on Impish Idea: "It would be dangerous even with water - your electrolytes would deplete and you'd die. Might be survivable with Propel, though."

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** A drinking game based on Inheritance ''Inheritance'' has been floating around the Internet for a while: One shot per outlandish simile, two shots per AccidentalInnuendo and three for for every simple thing described in great detail. To quote "scary_viking" on Impish Idea: "It would be dangerous even with water - your electrolytes would deplete and you'd die. Might be survivable with Propel, though."



* ''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

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* ''VisualNovel/DiesIrae'' is perhaps one of the most word filled Visual Novels word-filled visual novels ever written, to the point that it was many years assumed as untranslatable because of the writting style of the Authorauthor.


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* This seeps into some of protagonist Makoto Naegi's narrations in nearly all translations of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', though conveying the gravity of the situation [[TropesAreTools probably wouldn't be possible otherwise]]. While he's describing Sayaka's last message, Kyoko dryly calls him a poet.
18th Jan '18 1:59:24 PM HighCrate
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* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': In the ShowWithinAShow, ‘’La Clorise’’, [[ShoutOut a real play written at]] TheCavalierYears by one of [[FanDumb les Précieuse’s]] [[DeaderThanDisco favorite authors, Balthazar Baró]], GiftedlyBad actor Montfleury [[TakeThat declaims the first lines… ]] [[JerkAss before being interrupted by Cyrano]]:

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* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': In the ShowWithinAShow, ‘’La Clorise’’, [[ShoutOut a real play written at]] TheCavalierYears by one of [[FanDumb les Précieuse’s]] [[DeaderThanDisco favorite authors, Balthazar Baró]], Baró, GiftedlyBad actor Montfleury [[TakeThat declaims the first lines… ]] [[JerkAss before being interrupted by Cyrano]]:
6th Jan '18 6:10:05 AM Quanyails
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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 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.

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* Even the great Creator/CharlesDickens wasn't immue immune 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 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.
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