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28th Oct '16 6:00:20 AM Hjortron18
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[[quoteright:164:[[Webcomic/SluggyFreelance http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/donttellus.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:164:Unless, of course, you are [[LampshadeHanging Lampshading it]] [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs.]]]]



[[quoteright:164:[[Webcomic/SluggyFreelance http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/donttellus.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:164:Unless, of course, you are [[LampshadeHanging Lampshading it]] [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs.]]]]
21st Oct '16 10:08:52 PM Josef5678
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For example, say Alice is a {{Badass}}:

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For example, say Alice is a {{Badass}}:
badass:
1st Oct '16 12:54:26 PM BunnyStar
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* CharacterShilling: "Wow," said Alice, "Bob is the most amazing guy in this whole story, isn't he?" "He sounds wonderful; I can't wait to meet him," said Carol.

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* CharacterShilling: "Wow," said Alice, "Bob "Bad Bob is the most amazing guy in this whole story, the world, isn't he?" "He sounds wonderful; I can't wait to meet him," him in person." said Carol.
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!"
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