History SoYouWantTo / WriteAConspiracyTheory

9th Mar '18 2:19:21 PM Koveras
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* The books of Jean Parvulesco feature conspiracies battling over the control of russia. His books got officially endorsed by persons in connection with the russian government and some of his conspiracy theories are officially taught by some leading russian intellectuals. This is the highest amount of recognition any conspiracy fiction writer officially got.

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* The books of Jean Parvulesco feature conspiracies battling over the control of russia. Russia. His books got officially endorsed by persons in connection with the russian government Russian government, and some of his conspiracy theories are officially taught by some leading russian Russian intellectuals. This is the highest amount of recognition any conspiracy fiction writer officially got.
9th Mar '18 9:39:56 AM SSJKamui
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* The books of Jean Parvulesco feature conspiracies battling over the control of russia. His books got officially endorsed by persons in connection with the russian government and some of his conspiracy theories are officially taught by some leading russian intellectuals. This is the highest amount of recognition any conspiracy fiction writer officially got.
29th Jan '18 8:45:35 PM HighCrate
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** They are members, sometimes prominent, of an ethnic or cultural ''minority'' who just don't blend in. Because of this, They plan to enslave all different from Them, or at least mix them up to a nondescript mass. This one goes back to ''Literature/TheProtocolsOfTheEldersOfZion'' and Jewish conspiracies in general. Due to the obvious UnfortunateImplications, this theory is DeaderThanDisco these days as far as scholars are concerned, although the wide involvement of homosexuals in Hollywood has given rise to a new version, the Gay Agenda.

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** They are members, sometimes prominent, of an ethnic or cultural ''minority'' who just don't blend in. Because of this, They plan to enslave all different from Them, or at least mix them up to a nondescript mass. This one goes back to ''Literature/TheProtocolsOfTheEldersOfZion'' and Jewish conspiracies in general. Due to the obvious UnfortunateImplications, this theory is DeaderThanDisco defunct these days as far as scholars are concerned, although the wide involvement of homosexuals in Hollywood has given rise to a new version, the Gay Agenda.
12th Dec '17 7:51:13 AM secretfan14
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* If TheMenInBlack are only used as armed enforcers, it may be a good idea to give them [[EliteMooks face-concealing SWAT-like gear]] instead. It's just as depersonalizing but [[AwesomeYetPractical more practical in combat]].

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* If TheMenInBlack are only used as armed enforcers, it may be a good idea to give them [[EliteMooks face-concealing SWAT-like gear]] instead. It's just as depersonalizing but [[AwesomeYetPractical depersonalizing, ''and'' more practical in combat]].
combat.
11th Dec '17 9:43:53 AM Anddrix
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* '''[[IntellectuallySupportedTyranny Intellectuals' conspiracy]]'''. They are {{Mad Scientist}}s posing as harmless {{Absent Minded Professor}}s and planning to bring about a [[EmperorScientist global technocratic tyranny]]. Usually involves [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions erasing all traces of spirituality and religion]]. The roots of this stereotype go back to the Freemasons, the Rosicrucians, and the Illuminati, who all came into existence in the years leading up to the UsefulNotes/FrenchRevolution, long viewed as one of the great [[LoveItOrHateIt triumphs or catastrophes]] of human history, depending on who you ask.

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* '''[[IntellectuallySupportedTyranny Intellectuals' conspiracy]]'''. They are {{Mad Scientist}}s posing as harmless {{Absent Minded Professor}}s and planning to bring about a [[EmperorScientist global technocratic tyranny]]. Usually involves [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions erasing all traces of spirituality and religion]]. The roots of this stereotype go back to the Freemasons, the Rosicrucians, and the Illuminati, who all came into existence in the years leading up to the UsefulNotes/FrenchRevolution, long viewed as one of the great [[LoveItOrHateIt triumphs or catastrophes]] catastrophes of human history, depending on who you ask.
26th Nov '17 1:56:56 PM Koveras
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[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Political activism aside]], the [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories conspiracy theory]] is a PostModern genre of ScrapbookStory that combines pseudo-historical and pseudo-scientific (hence, "theory") narratives under the [[FramingDevice premise]] that all of them are stages of an EvilPlan conducted by an [[NebulousEvilOrganization omnipresent, omnipotent secretive group]] known as "TheConspiracy". In a sense, a UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheory is a WhatIf FanFic based upon the RealLife, and we love to read those, don't we?

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[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Political activism aside]], the [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories conspiracy theory]] is a PostModern genre of ScrapbookStory that combines pseudo-historical and pseudo-scientific (hence, "theory") narratives under the [[FramingDevice premise]] that all of them are stages of an EvilPlan conducted by an [[NebulousEvilOrganization omnipresent, omnipotent secretive group]] known as "TheConspiracy". In a sense, a UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheory conspiracy theory is a WhatIf FanFic based upon the RealLife, and we love to read those, don't we?
26th Nov '17 1:56:32 PM Koveras
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And then, there is the ConspiracyThriller. A ConspiracyThriller is blend of the [[SoYouWantTo/WriteAStory traditional narrative]] and a Conspiracy Theory, focusing on a [[RuleOfDrama conflict]] between the ([[AntiHero anti]]){{hero}}ic protagonist and the ([[AntiVillain anti]]){{villain}}ous conspiracy. This genre is characterized by {{Jigsaw Puzzle Plot}}s, CluelessMystery, and stunning {{Reveal}}s. A ConspiracyThriller is commonly but not always based upon a Conspiracy Theory.

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And then, there is the ConspiracyThriller. A ConspiracyThriller is blend of the [[SoYouWantTo/WriteAStory traditional narrative]] and a Conspiracy Theory, conspiracy theory, focusing on a [[RuleOfDrama conflict]] between the ([[AntiHero anti]]){{hero}}ic protagonist and the ([[AntiVillain anti]]){{villain}}ous conspiracy. This genre is characterized by {{Jigsaw Puzzle Plot}}s, CluelessMystery, and stunning {{Reveal}}s. A ConspiracyThriller is commonly but not always based upon a Conspiracy Theory.
conspiracy theory.



A Conspiracy Theory is a story spanning many years and describing the [[HistoricalInJoke famous historical events they orchestrated]] and the lives of [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy famous people involved with Them]]. A ConspiracyThriller is a much shorter story, usually focusing on a fictional protagonist's struggle against Them. In both cases, They and Their Plan are the cornerstone of the narrative.

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A Conspiracy Theory conspiracy theory is a story spanning many years and describing the [[HistoricalInJoke famous historical events they orchestrated]] and the lives of [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy famous people involved with Them]]. A ConspiracyThriller is a much shorter story, usually focusing on a fictional protagonist's struggle against Them. In both cases, They and Their Plan are the cornerstone of the narrative.
26th Nov '17 9:40:04 AM nombretomado
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[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Political activism aside]], the [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories conspiracy theory]] is a PostModern genre of ScrapbookStory that combines pseudo-historical and pseudo-scientific (hence, "theory") narratives under the [[FramingDevice premise]] that all of them are stages of an EvilPlan conducted by an [[NebulousEvilOrganization omnipresent, omnipotent secretive group]] known as "TheConspiracy". In a sense, a ConspiracyTheory is a WhatIf FanFic based upon the RealLife, and we love to read those, don't we?

And then, there is the ConspiracyThriller. A ConspiracyThriller is blend of the [[SoYouWantTo/WriteAStory traditional narrative]] and a ConspiracyTheory, focusing on a [[RuleOfDrama conflict]] between the ([[AntiHero anti]]){{hero}}ic protagonist and the ([[AntiVillain anti]]){{villain}}ous conspiracy. This genre is characterized by {{Jigsaw Puzzle Plot}}s, CluelessMystery, and stunning {{Reveal}}s. A ConspiracyThriller is commonly but not always based upon a ConspiracyTheory.

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[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Political activism aside]], the [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories conspiracy theory]] is a PostModern genre of ScrapbookStory that combines pseudo-historical and pseudo-scientific (hence, "theory") narratives under the [[FramingDevice premise]] that all of them are stages of an EvilPlan conducted by an [[NebulousEvilOrganization omnipresent, omnipotent secretive group]] known as "TheConspiracy". In a sense, a ConspiracyTheory UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheory is a WhatIf FanFic based upon the RealLife, and we love to read those, don't we?

And then, there is the ConspiracyThriller. A ConspiracyThriller is blend of the [[SoYouWantTo/WriteAStory traditional narrative]] and a ConspiracyTheory, Conspiracy Theory, focusing on a [[RuleOfDrama conflict]] between the ([[AntiHero anti]]){{hero}}ic protagonist and the ([[AntiVillain anti]]){{villain}}ous conspiracy. This genre is characterized by {{Jigsaw Puzzle Plot}}s, CluelessMystery, and stunning {{Reveal}}s. A ConspiracyThriller is commonly but not always based upon a ConspiracyTheory.
Conspiracy Theory.



A ConspiracyTheory is a story spanning many years and describing the [[HistoricalInJoke famous historical events they orchestrated]] and the lives of [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy famous people involved with Them]]. A ConspiracyThriller is a much shorter story, usually focusing on a fictional protagonist's struggle against Them. In both cases, They and Their Plan are the cornerstone of the narrative.

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A ConspiracyTheory Conspiracy Theory is a story spanning many years and describing the [[HistoricalInJoke famous historical events they orchestrated]] and the lives of [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy famous people involved with Them]]. A ConspiracyThriller is a much shorter story, usually focusing on a fictional protagonist's struggle against Them. In both cases, They and Their Plan are the cornerstone of the narrative.



* ''Literature/FoucaultsPendulum'' (1988) [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] the ConspiracyTheory genre viciously.

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* ''Literature/FoucaultsPendulum'' (1988) [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] the ConspiracyTheory Conspiracy Theory genre viciously.
20th Nov '17 6:30:59 PM Malady
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To start off, '''[[ShownTheirWork do the research]]'''. We cannot overemphasize this enough. Most conspiracy theories and thrillers get icy receptions because they leave their readers DanBrowned way too often. To avoid that, go ahead and read up on the history of the time period They have been active in. For instance, if UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar are at the core of your conspiracy theory, you have nine centuries of European and Middle-Eastern history to traverse. Take a look at the popular UrbanLegends and, if AllMythsAreTrue is involved, actual legends, too. As you read, you will probably notice [[{{Motifs}} patterns]] and [[ConspiracyPlacement clues]] that fit perfectly into your conspiracy concept. Write them down for later! If you are doing a science-themed conspiracy theory, read up on the corresponding scientific research; if it's about political intrigue, study contemporary politics and sociology. Don't be afraid to draw inspiration from the already existing conspiracy theories (see, for instance, our UsefulNotes on UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories and CluesToTheConspiracy).

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To start off, '''[[ShownTheirWork do the research]]'''. We cannot overemphasize this enough. Most conspiracy theories and thrillers get icy receptions because they leave their readers DanBrowned way too often. To avoid that, go ahead and read up on the history of the time period They have been active in. For instance, if UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar are at the core of your conspiracy theory, you have nine centuries of European and Middle-Eastern history to traverse. Take a look at the popular UrbanLegends and, if AllMythsAreTrue is involved, actual legends, too. As you read, you will probably notice [[{{Motifs}} patterns]] and [[ConspiracyPlacement clues]] that fit perfectly into your conspiracy concept. Write them down for later! If you are doing a science-themed conspiracy theory, read up on the corresponding scientific research; if it's about political intrigue, study contemporary politics and sociology. Don't be afraid to draw inspiration from the already existing conspiracy theories (see, for instance, our UsefulNotes on UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories and CluesToTheConspiracy).
JustForFun/CluesToTheConspiracy).
20th Sep '17 7:58:01 AM Kalmbach
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* Intellectuals, aliens, and sometimes governments use scientific language: "Project ''Something''" or anything in [[AltumVidetur Latin]] or [[GratuitousGreek Greek]].

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* Intellectuals, aliens, and sometimes governments use scientific language: "Project ''Something''" "[[OperationBlank Project]] ''[[OperationBlank Something]]''" or anything in [[AltumVidetur Latin]] or [[GratuitousGreek Greek]].



What methods do they use to achieve their current goals? There are actually quite a few: murder, kidnapping, [[StuffBlowingUp mass destruction]], {{human sacrifice}}s, [[TestedOnHumans human experiments]], [[BlackMarket illegal business practices]], {{blackmail}}, [[BlatantLies deception]], [[GasLeakCoverup cover-up]], [[TheAggressiveDrugDealer drug trafficking]], [[WaterSourceTampering water and food supply tampering]], [[EvilutionaryBiologist eugenics]], [[WarForFunAndProfit orchestrating wars]], [[FalseFlagOperation false-flag operations]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking jaywalking]], etc. In a thriller, the protagonist usually witnesses only one sub-plot of Their master plan, so most of the operations above will remain out of picture (unless you are lucky enough to produce a LongRunner, then you are free to try them all out). The most common method is murder and you may throw in a few more from the list but don't attempt to cram everything in.

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What methods do they use to achieve their current goals? There are actually quite a few: murder, [[MurderIsTheBestSolution murder]], kidnapping, [[StuffBlowingUp mass destruction]], {{human sacrifice}}s, [[TestedOnHumans human experiments]], [[BlackMarket illegal business practices]], {{blackmail}}, [[BlatantLies deception]], [[GasLeakCoverup cover-up]], [[TheAggressiveDrugDealer drug trafficking]], [[WaterSourceTampering water and food supply tampering]], [[EvilutionaryBiologist eugenics]], [[WarForFunAndProfit orchestrating wars]], [[FalseFlagOperation false-flag operations]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking jaywalking]], etc. In a thriller, the protagonist usually witnesses only one sub-plot of Their master plan, so most of the operations above will remain out of picture (unless you are lucky enough to produce a LongRunner, then you are free to try them all out). The most common method is murder and you may throw in a few more from the list but don't attempt to cram everything in.
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