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16th Jan '16 1:53:13 AM Anddrix
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* AndThatsTerrible: When the narrator reminds the audience, [[ViewersAreMorons in case they missed it]], that what the villain did was terrible. [[HypocriticalHumor Which is a bad device and shouldn't be used.]]

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* AndThatsTerrible: When the narrator reminds the audience, [[ViewersAreMorons in case they missed it]], it, that what the villain did was terrible. [[HypocriticalHumor Which is a bad device and shouldn't be used.]]
11th Jan '16 6:28:13 PM Josef5678
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* MeaningfulName: A quick (some might even say lazy) way to let us know what a character is like.
23rd Dec '15 3:56:53 PM eroock
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->"A little less conversation, a little more action..."

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->"A ->''"A little less conversation, a little more action...""''
15th Nov '15 3:39:55 PM THEBATHEAD
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* MeaninglessMeaningfulWords: Words that sound epic but don't really contribute anything to the story.
* NameThatUnfoldsLikeLotusBlossom: Now imagine saying it every time you introduce yourself.
** TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: Most people reading that business card probably wouldn't care about half the titles on it.
15th Nov '15 3:38:03 PM THEBATHEAD
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Added DiffLines:

* MeaninglessMeaningfulWords: Words that sound epic but don't really contribute anything to the story.
* NameThatUnfoldsLikeLotusBlossom: Now imagine saying it every time you introduce yourself.
** TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: Most people reading that business card probably wouldn't care about half the titles on it.


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** MillsAndBoonProse: Overly elaborate descriptions of sensual encounters that enrapture readers away from the real action.
15th Nov '15 3:26:34 PM THEBATHEAD
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* CostumePorn: Writers attempting to show how detailed clothing is, even though it usually is not necessary to do so.


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** ContinuityPorn: An abundance of references to previous installments, which risks a ContinuityLockout or, at least, takes up room that could be used for new storyline;
** CostumePorn: Costumes that are detailed far beyond what is needed to characterize the wearer can distract readers from what they're actually doing.
** DesignStudentsOrgasm: Animation that is so detailed that the viewer will forget what the story is about again.
** SceneryPorn: Extreme amount of detail put into designing scenery that the audience will either ignore or get annoyed at the real action blocking.
15th Nov '15 10:26:17 AM DragonQuestZ
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* Anything on ItsNotPornItsAnIndex: Some aspect of the characters or setting is gone into in so much detail that it distracts from the real story.

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* Anything on ItsNotPornItsAnIndex: Some aspect of the characters or setting CostumePorn: Writers attempting to show how detailed clothing is, even though it usually is gone not necessary to do so.
* DescriptionPorn: Description that goes
into in so much detail that it distracts from the real story.reader will soon shout "Get on with the story already!"
15th Nov '15 8:06:27 AM THEBATHEAD
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* DegradedBoss: A way of playing out VillainDecay by having the boss return as a normal enemy or MiniBoss.



* CostumePorn: Writers attempting to show how detailed clothing is, even though it usually is not necessary to do so.
* DescriptionPorn: Description that goes into so much detail that the reader will soon shout "Get on with the story already!"

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* CostumePorn: Writers attempting to show how detailed clothing is, even though it usually Anything on ItsNotPornItsAnIndex: Some aspect of the characters or setting is not necessary to do so.
* DescriptionPorn: Description that goes
gone into in so much detail that it distracts from the reader will soon shout "Get on with the story already!"real story.
25th Sep '15 10:34:44 AM Chessanator
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!!!Telling that contradicts shown behavior or evidence:

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!!!Telling !!Telling that contradicts shown behavior or evidence:



!!!Showing instead of playing:

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!!!Showing !!Showing instead of playing:



!!!Playing instead of showing:

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!!!Playing !!Playing instead of showing:



!!!Acceptable Telling:

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!!!Acceptable !!Acceptable Telling:



!!!Showing that slows the narrative:

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!!!Showing !!Showing that slows the narrative:
2nd Mar '15 2:42:12 PM Kosaku
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** InformedAbility "...and Alice, who could [[VoluntaryShapeshifting turn into a pink butterfly on a whim]], dragged herself out of bed and drove to work."

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** InformedAbility InformedAbility: "...and Alice, who could [[VoluntaryShapeshifting turn into a pink butterfly on a whim]], dragged herself out of bed and drove to work."
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