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14th Jan '17 6:02:05 PM MiddleEighth
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*Noted by John in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' after he and Paul read a rather overwritten brochure for the Flying Island of Tipaan resort.
24th Dec '16 11:42:34 AM nombretomado
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* Many of the lines in ''{{Arcanum}}'' fit. Justified, given the [[SteamPunk setting]].

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* Many of the lines in ''{{Arcanum}}'' ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' fit. Justified, given the [[SteamPunk setting]].
19th Dec '16 8:52:12 AM HK87
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10853644/1/The-Start-of-a-Habit The Start of a Habit]]'' is a ''{{RWBY}}'' fanfic that invokes this trope deliberately; Blake, eight years old and starved halfway to death, is offered a sandwich and the narrative switches into flowery over-descriptive FoodPorn for a paragraph to describe said sandwich.
14th Dec '16 11:53:49 PM PaulA
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* Creator/DavidEddings can write in Purple Prose (and, indeed, write a variety of accents, dialects, and styles to spice it up), and he can do it well, but he's not above poking fun at it--the biggest example was in the third book of ''Literature/TheElenium'', ''The Sapphire Rose'', where a goddess brings the party to ''her'' domain to give them an emotional boost and some information. They wake up in her place, which is fantastically beautiful and contains nothing but peace, and all the animals there are gentle and beautiful. The descriptions are solid purple, and when the Goddess begins speaking to the party she does so in similarly ornate terms. She has to give up on her speech after a few sentences and revert to a less elevated style because her audience, mostly a bunch of straightforward, plain men, are having trouble figuring out what she's saying. In the sequel series the ''Tamuli'', they visit the goddess' domain again, for similar reasons... and start thinking and speaking in purple prose before one of them catches himself and mentally convinces the goddess that they probably aren't the best people to do that to.

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* Creator/DavidEddings can write in Purple Prose (and, indeed, write a variety of accents, dialects, and styles to spice it up), and he can do it well, but he's not above poking fun at it--the biggest example was in the third book of ''Literature/TheElenium'', ''The Sapphire Rose'', where it.
** In ''Literature/TheSapphireRose'',
a goddess brings the party to ''her'' domain to give them an emotional boost and some information. They wake up in her place, which is fantastically beautiful and contains nothing but peace, and all the animals there are gentle and beautiful. The descriptions are solid purple, and when the Goddess begins speaking to the party she does so in similarly ornate terms. She has to give up on her speech after a few sentences and revert to a less elevated style because her audience, mostly a bunch of straightforward, plain men, are having trouble figuring out what she's saying. saying.
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In the sequel series the ''Tamuli'', ''Literature/TheTamuli'', they visit the goddess' domain again, for similar reasons... and start thinking and speaking in purple prose before one of them catches himself and mentally convinces the goddess that they probably aren't the best people to do that to.



** He mocks it in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and ''The Mallorean'' as well. Any time someone starts using ''thee'' and ''thou'' a lot, it's like the character's brain temporarily rewires itself into a [[HonourBeforeReason Mimbrate]] resulting in them waxing lyrical about the most mundane things. It's taken to such RunningGag lengths that, at one point, even ''[[TheEmperor Zakath]]'' is afflicted by the "curse".
* ''AtlantaNights'' carries this to extremes. Although this is 100% intentional, as the book was intended to be atrocious. Phrases like "the stark, plain, severe starkness of the unadorned walls" can hardly be taken seriously.

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** He mocks it in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and ''The Mallorean'' ''Literature/TheMalloreon'' as well. Any time someone starts using ''thee'' and ''thou'' a lot, it's like the character's brain temporarily rewires itself into a [[HonourBeforeReason Mimbrate]] resulting in them waxing lyrical about the most mundane things. It's taken to such RunningGag lengths that, at one point, even ''[[TheEmperor Zakath]]'' is afflicted by the "curse".
* ''AtlantaNights'' ''Literature/AtlantaNights'' carries this to extremes. Although this is 100% intentional, as the book was intended to be atrocious. Phrases like "the stark, plain, severe starkness of the unadorned walls" can hardly be taken seriously.
13th Dec '16 6:27:44 PM PaulA
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* Creator/DavidEddings can write in Purple Prose (and, indeed, write a variety of accents, dialects, and styles to spice it up), and he can do it well, but he's not above poking fun at it--the biggest example was in the third book of ''Literature/TheElenium'', ''The Sapphire Rose'', where a goddess brings the party to ''her'' domain to give them an emotional boost and some information. They wake up in her place, which is fantastically beautiful and contains nothing but peace, and all the animals there are gentle and beautiful. The descriptions are solid purple, and when the Goddess begins speaking to the party--mostly a bunch of straightforward, plain men ... see the quotes page for the [[Quotes/PurpleProse text.]] In the sequel series the ''Tamuli'', they visit the goddess' domain again, for similar reasons... and start thinking and speaking in purple prose before one of them catches himself and mentally convinces the goddess that they probably aren't the best people to do that to.

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* Creator/DavidEddings can write in Purple Prose (and, indeed, write a variety of accents, dialects, and styles to spice it up), and he can do it well, but he's not above poking fun at it--the biggest example was in the third book of ''Literature/TheElenium'', ''The Sapphire Rose'', where a goddess brings the party to ''her'' domain to give them an emotional boost and some information. They wake up in her place, which is fantastically beautiful and contains nothing but peace, and all the animals there are gentle and beautiful. The descriptions are solid purple, and when the Goddess begins speaking to the party--mostly party she does so in similarly ornate terms. She has to give up on her speech after a few sentences and revert to a less elevated style because her audience, mostly a bunch of straightforward, plain men ... see the quotes page for the [[Quotes/PurpleProse text.]] men, are having trouble figuring out what she's saying. In the sequel series the ''Tamuli'', they visit the goddess' domain again, for similar reasons... and start thinking and speaking in purple prose before one of them catches himself and mentally convinces the goddess that they probably aren't the best people to do that to.
7th Dec '16 4:36:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* In dialogue Creator/RudyardKipling and Creator/HRiderHaggard tend to render the language of Westerners in colloquial and the language of non-westerners in PurpleProse. The apparent oddity of a StreetUrchin like {{Kim}} jeering at people with "thees" and "thous" is a translation convention, however, reflecting that Urdu and Hindustani make a distinction between a familiar second person singular ("thou"), which standard modern English has lost, and a formal, polite use of the second person plural ("you") when talking to a single person.

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* In dialogue Creator/RudyardKipling and Creator/HRiderHaggard tend to render the language of Westerners in colloquial and the language of non-westerners in PurpleProse. The apparent oddity of a StreetUrchin like {{Kim}} ''Literature/{{Kim}}'' jeering at people with "thees" and "thous" is a translation convention, however, reflecting that Urdu and Hindustani make a distinction between a familiar second person singular ("thou"), which standard modern English has lost, and a formal, polite use of the second person plural ("you") when talking to a single person.
10th Nov '16 5:48:06 PM gemmabeta2
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* ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' is a justified example: the purple prose is Humbert's, who is trying to make himself seem sympathetic. The PurpleProse is really ridiculous at times -- he manages to make ''picking a wedgie ''seem elegant and gorgeous.

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* ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' is a justified example: the purple prose is Humbert's, who is an insufferable academic with delusions of grandeur and trying to make himself seem sympathetic. The PurpleProse is really ridiculous at times -- he manages to make ''picking a wedgie ''seem elegant and gorgeous.
5th Nov '16 6:26:57 PM nombretomado
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* Whenever Creator/ShigesatoItoi showed up as a guest judge on ''IronChef'', he was dubbed in such a way that gave him the most over-the-top PurpleProse elaboration possible on how good the food was.

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* Whenever Creator/ShigesatoItoi showed up as a guest judge on ''IronChef'', ''Series/IronChef'', he was dubbed in such a way that gave him the most over-the-top PurpleProse elaboration possible on how good the food was.
28th Oct '16 1:38:07 PM nombretomado
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-->"Jace suggested that the cast of GilligansIsland could go do [[GoshDarnitToHeck something anatomically unlikely]] with themselves."

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-->"Jace suggested that the cast of GilligansIsland Series/GilligansIsland could go do [[GoshDarnitToHeck something anatomically unlikely]] with themselves."
24th Oct '16 3:37:28 PM nombretomado
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* PurpleProse is practically the first language of Rose Lalonde of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', who extensively uses it (both literally and [[VisualPun figuratively]]) when talking over the IM client Pesterchum. A notorious instance is her wizardly writing journal [[spoiler:(later a popular book series post-ResetButton)]], [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003752 "Complacency of the Learned"]], written ''[[VisualPun entirely in purple text]]'' Or as she would put it, [[InsistentTerminology "velvet".]] Another outstanding example is her GameFAQs walkthrough for [[TheGamePlaysYou Sburb]]. [[ColonyDrop The game is trying to kill you]]! Your audience could be DEAD by the time they get through your longwinded introduction! And this is after she went to the effort of keeping it "short".

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* PurpleProse is practically the first language of Rose Lalonde of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', who extensively uses it (both literally and [[VisualPun figuratively]]) when talking over the IM client Pesterchum. A notorious instance is her wizardly writing journal [[spoiler:(later a popular book series post-ResetButton)]], [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003752 "Complacency of the Learned"]], written ''[[VisualPun entirely in purple text]]'' Or as she would put it, [[InsistentTerminology "velvet".]] Another outstanding example is her GameFAQs Website/GameFAQs walkthrough for [[TheGamePlaysYou Sburb]]. [[ColonyDrop The game is trying to kill you]]! Your audience could be DEAD by the time they get through your longwinded introduction! And this is after she went to the effort of keeping it "short".
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