History Main / WriterCopOut

22nd Sep '16 9:22:45 PM TheBuddy26
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Compare with OffscreenMomentOfAwesome. Frequently overlaps with LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt.

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23rd Aug '16 2:45:28 PM TheBuddy26
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* EndingAversion


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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt
27th Jan '15 11:01:38 AM Tuckerscreator
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* AbortedArc
22nd Jun '14 2:04:28 AM TomWalpertac2
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* OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow
* OffstageVillainy

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* OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow
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* OffstageVillainy
2nd Apr '14 4:29:52 PM MarkLungo
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* AWizardDidIt


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13th Mar '14 10:48:28 AM meme-asaurus
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29th Dec '13 4:17:30 AM jaredcage
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* RelationshipWritingFumble
13th Apr '13 7:10:40 AM Jeduthun
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* NowWhat
13th Apr '13 7:07:08 AM Jeduthun
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Different from an {{Anticlimax}} in that a story with a Writer Cop Out can have a climax, just not necessarily the one that would be the most dramatically satisfying. In the right (or wrong) context, a ClimacticBattleResurrection could be the easy way out. It may also be seen as a Writer Cop Out if a film adaptation of a work with a DownerEnding goes for something slightly happier ([[TrueArtIsAngsty or vice versa]]). Expect cries of TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot. The flip side of AuthorsSavingThrow.

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Different from an {{Anticlimax}} in that a story with a Writer Cop Out can have a climax, just not necessarily the one that would be the most dramatically satisfying. In the right (or wrong) context, a ClimacticBattleResurrection could be the easy way out. It may also be seen as a Writer Cop Out if a film adaptation of a work with a DownerEnding goes for something slightly happier ([[TrueArtIsAngsty or vice versa]]). Expect cries of TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot. The flip side of AuthorsSavingThrow. Often overlaps with ShaggyDogStory.
9th Apr '13 3:42:10 PM Paradisesnake
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According to ThatOtherWiki, "Cop out is an idiom meaning to avoid taking responsibility for an action or to avoid fulfilling a duty." (Which, of course, is [[IThoughtItMeant not related in the slightest]] to the other idiomatic meaning of "cop" as in CopsAndDetectives, nor to the film CopOut.)

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According to ThatOtherWiki, "Cop out is an idiom meaning to avoid taking responsibility for an action or to avoid fulfilling a duty." (Which, of course, is [[IThoughtItMeant not related in the slightest]] to the other idiomatic meaning of "cop" as in CopsAndDetectives, nor to the film CopOut.''Film/CopOut''.)
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