History Main / WishFulfillment

4th Jun '16 9:48:09 AM WriterGirl2015
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* OnlyHasSameSexAdmirers
28th May '16 12:14:41 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message
4th Jan '16 8:36:57 AM crazysamaritan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


While it's a neutral term and an undeniable part of fiction in general, wish fulfillment is rarely mentioned in a positive light in reviews. Usually, bringing up the term suggests that the author sacrificed quality in plotting, pacing, characterization, etc. in order to facilitate their '''own''' wishes. If the author takes this too far [[MarySue Mary Sues]] and UnfortunateImplications have a way of cropping up. However, it is entirely possible to have Wish Fulfillment stories that are still fluid and well-written; but '''be careful''', do it too much, and it stops improving the story and it just becomes indulgent instead. Conclusion being: don't worry too much about using these tropes as long as you mind well that balance.

to:

While it's a neutral term and an undeniable part of fiction in general, wish fulfillment is rarely mentioned in a positive light in reviews. Usually, bringing up the term suggests that the author sacrificed quality in plotting, pacing, characterization, etc. in order to facilitate their '''own''' wishes. If the author takes this too far [[MarySue Mary Sues]] and UnfortunateImplications have a way of cropping up. However, it is entirely possible to have Wish Fulfillment stories that are still fluid and well-written; but '''be careful''', do it too much, and it stops improving the story and it just becomes indulgent instead. Conclusion being: don't worry too much about using these tropes as long as you mind well that balance.



* AntiSue



* BlackHoleSue



* CanonSue



* DreamSue
* EinsteinSue



* GodModeSue



* HumanityIsAdvanced



** HumanityIsAdvanced
** HumansAdvanceSwiftly
** HumansAreSpecial
** HumansAreWarriors

to:

** HumanityIsAdvanced
**
* HumansAdvanceSwiftly
** * HumansAreSpecial
** * HumansAreWarriors



* MartyStu



** AntiSue
** BlackHoleSue
** CanonSue
** DreamSue (unlike the others though, this one is unique in that it's only in the ''character'''s head, not the narrative)
** EinsteinSue
** GodModeSue
** MartyStu
** MarySueClassic
** MaryTzu
** PuritySue
** RelationshipSue
** SuetifulAllAlong

to:

** AntiSue
** BlackHoleSue
** CanonSue
** DreamSue (unlike the others though, this one is unique in that it's only in the ''character'''s head, not the narrative)
** EinsteinSue
** GodModeSue
** MartyStu
**
* MarySueClassic
** MaryTzu
** PuritySue
** RelationshipSue
** SuetifulAllAlong
* MarySuetopia
* MaryTzu



* PuritySue



* RelationshipSue



* SuetifulAllAlong



* TransformationComic



** TransformationComic



** MarySuetopia
8th Sep '15 12:40:25 PM SolariusScorch
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* NotDisabledInVR
4th Oct '14 12:49:41 AM Galacton
Is there an issue? Send a Message


While it's a neutral term and an undeniable part of fiction in general, wish fulfillment is rarely mentioned in a positive light, and with good reason. Usually, bringing up the term suggests that the author sacrificed quality in plotting, pacing, characterization, etc. in order to facilitate their own wishes. If the author takes it too far [[MarySue Mary Sues]] and UnfortunateImplications have a way of cropping up. However, it is entirely possible to have Wish Fulfillment stories that are still fluid and well-written; but these stories use only just enough to improve the story. Too much, and it stops improving the it and becomes indulgent instead. Conclusion being: don't worry too much about using these tropes as long as you mind well that balance.

to:

While it's a neutral term and an undeniable part of fiction in general, wish fulfillment is rarely mentioned in a positive light, and with good reason.light in reviews. Usually, bringing up the term suggests that the author sacrificed quality in plotting, pacing, characterization, etc. in order to facilitate their own '''own''' wishes. If the author takes it this too far [[MarySue Mary Sues]] and UnfortunateImplications have a way of cropping up. However, it is entirely possible to have Wish Fulfillment stories that are still fluid and well-written; but these stories use only just enough to improve the story. Too '''be careful''', do it too much, and it stops improving the it story and it just becomes indulgent instead. Conclusion being: don't worry too much about using these tropes as long as you mind well that balance.

It is also possible for a work to be WishFulfillment for the audience either instead of or as well as the author. People whom the work targets will be more willing (to a point) to suspend their disbelief over [[NecessaryWeasel certain aspects]] of the work if it means that the [[RuleOfCool goal]] [[RuleOfFun of]] [[RuleOfFunny the]] [[RuleOfCute work]] [[RuleOfGlamorous is]] [[RuleOfScary achieved]]. However this can be a double edged sword too as aiming for too specific of a demographic can limit the amount of people that the work appeals to.

30th Sep '14 10:36:05 AM TrustBen
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Tsunndere}}

to:

* {{Tsunndere}}{{Tsundere}}
17th Sep '14 5:08:03 PM DarkPaladinX
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* LittleSisterHeroine


Added DiffLines:

* {{Moe}}


Added DiffLines:

* TokenMiniMoe


Added DiffLines:

* {{Tsunndere}}
8th Sep '14 6:16:26 PM JustaUsername
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TransformationComic


Added DiffLines:

** TransformationComic
8th Sep '14 11:57:21 AM KarjamP
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* TransformationFiction
18th Jun '14 6:34:50 PM valar55
Is there an issue? Send a Message


This, in turn, is why people sometimes defend fictional characters [[DaydreamBeliever as if they were real]], because they are not defending the character but idealized versions of themselves and/or embodiments of their values. An attack on the character is seen as an attack on traits they (the real person) ''personally possesses and/or admire''.

While it's a neutral term and an undeniable part of fiction in general, Wish Fulfillment is rarely mentioned in a positive light and with good reason. Usually, bringing up the term suggests that the author sacrificed quality in plotting, pacing, characterization, etc. in order to facilitate their own wishes. If the author takes it too far [[MarySue Mary Sues]] and UnfortunateImplications have a way of cropping up. However, it is entirely possible to have Wish Fulfillment stories that are still fluid and well-written; but these stories use only just enough to improve the story. Too much, and it stops improving the it and becomes indulgent instead. Conclusion being: don't worry too much about using these tropes as long as you mind well that balance.

to:

This, in turn, is why people sometimes defend fictional characters [[DaydreamBeliever as if they were real]], because they are not defending the character but idealized versions of themselves and/or embodiments of their values. An attack on the character is seen as an attack on traits they (the real person) ''personally possesses and/or admire''.

admires''.

While it's a neutral term and an undeniable part of fiction in general, Wish Fulfillment wish fulfillment is rarely mentioned in a positive light light, and with good reason. Usually, bringing up the term suggests that the author sacrificed quality in plotting, pacing, characterization, etc. in order to facilitate their own wishes. If the author takes it too far [[MarySue Mary Sues]] and UnfortunateImplications have a way of cropping up. However, it is entirely possible to have Wish Fulfillment stories that are still fluid and well-written; but these stories use only just enough to improve the story. Too much, and it stops improving the it and becomes indulgent instead. Conclusion being: don't worry too much about using these tropes as long as you mind well that balance.
This list shows the last 10 events of 149. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.WishFulfillment