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6th Sep '16 2:37:45 PM StFan
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* ''The Coffee Achievers'' is an Urban Fantasy webcomic by Mitch Clem of NothingNiceToSay. It includes cool details such as a mixtape that allows the listener to fly.

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* ''The Coffee Achievers'' is an Urban Fantasy webcomic by Mitch Clem of NothingNiceToSay.''Webcomic/NothingNiceToSay''. It includes cool details such as a mixtape that allows the listener to fly.
19th May '16 5:14:07 PM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' does a very good job of mixing creepy paranormal and supernatural myth with off-the-wall comedy and MadScience

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' does a very good job of mixing creepy paranormal and supernatural myth with off-the-wall comedy and MadScience
18th Feb '16 8:56:13 PM Mhazard
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* Remember that [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Your Monsters Can Be Different]]. Then again, it's extremely difficult to reinvent the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] or the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]] or some other classic monster, and inventing your own creatures can lack the archetypal significance of something more familiar, like, say, a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]]. The best approach is probably to look at what you need the monster to do, and add or take away weaknesses, strengths and other traits that we associate with those monsters to make them your own, based around where you want the plot to go. If you want your vampire to be a devout Christian, there's nothing stopping you from discarding the rule about them hating crucifixes. If you're writing a romance story and your werewolf has a silver wedding ring, you could drop the stuff as their KryptoniteFactor. If your protagonists are trying to escape a horde of evil [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]] and their regular meeting place is a coffee house, maybe the goblins could be [[WeaksauceWeakness allergic to coffee]]?

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* Remember that [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Your Monsters Can Be Different]]. Then again, it's extremely difficult to reinvent the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] or the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]] or some other classic monster, and inventing your own creatures can lack the archetypal significance of something more familiar, like, say, a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]]. The best approach is probably to look at what you need the monster to do, and add or take away weaknesses, strengths and other traits that we associate with those monsters to make them your own, based around where you want the plot to go. If you want your vampire to be a devout Christian, there's nothing stopping you from discarding the rule about them hating crucifixes. If you're writing a romance story and your werewolf has a silver wedding ring, you could drop the stuff as their KryptoniteFactor. If your protagonists are trying to escape a horde of evil [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]] and their regular meeting place is a coffee house, maybe the goblins could be [[WeaksauceWeakness allergic to coffee]]?
coffee]]? Another option is to [[StarfishAliens defy the standards]] and create a [[EldritchAbomination creature beyond comprehension, laws and physics]], if we understand the nature of the creatures, we do not fear them, but if we don't, the long-lasting sheer horrors can be invoked by how ''wrong'' they are.
19th Jan '16 9:55:11 AM Dravencour
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* Are the supernatural elements of the story being kept behind a {{Masquerade}} or is it common knowledge? If there is a Masquerade, why is the magic being treated this way? Is it because TheWorldIsNotReady or just that those who have encountered monsters, witches or fairies just don't think that the authorities would believe them? If there's no {{Masquerade}}, how does magic affect the world? What is the divide between the {{Muggles}} and the WitchSpecies?

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* Are the supernatural elements of the story being kept behind a {{Masquerade}} or is it common knowledge? knowledge?
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If there is a Masquerade, why is the magic supernatural being treated this way? Is it because TheWorldIsNotReady or just that those who have encountered monsters, witches or fairies just don't think that the authorities would believe them? them?
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If there's no {{Masquerade}}, how does magic affect the world? What is the divide between the {{Muggles}} and the WitchSpecies?
19th Jan '16 9:23:55 AM Dravencour
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** If magic or the supernatural cannot be defeated by non-magical means, or can only be defeated with magic, you need to explain why your wizards or other beings haven't taken over the setting.



* If magic trumps mundane and Magic Must Defeat Magic, you need to explain why the wizards or other supernatural beings haven't taken over yet.


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* If magic trumps mundane and Magic Must Defeat Magic, you need to explain why the wizards or other supernatural beings haven't taken over yet.

19th Jan '16 9:20:54 AM Dravencour
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* If magic trumps mundane and MagicMustDefeatMagic, you need to explain why the wizards or other supernatural beings haven't taken over yet.


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* If magic trumps mundane and MagicMustDefeatMagic, Magic Must Defeat Magic, you need to explain why the wizards or other supernatural beings haven't taken over yet.

19th Jan '16 9:20:01 AM Dravencour
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* If magic trumps mundane and MagicMustDefeatMagic, you need to explain why the wizards or other supernatural beings haven't taken over yet.

4th Oct '15 7:34:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/BeingHuman''

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* ''Series/BeingHuman''''Series/{{Being|Human UK}} [[Series/BeingHumanUS Human]]''
26th Apr '15 3:56:15 AM Kaioshin
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* Just how much magic are you working in, anyway? Don't make the mistake of thinking that a well thought out, believable setting can only be a FantasyKitchenSink. Increase the Urban and tone down the Fantasy, if you want: you can do great things by having just one or two supernatural elements (or several relatively low-powered ones) and then taking advantage of the ButterflyEffect. It's not about the size of your idea, it's what you do with it, and that book really explores the main conceit with a lot of depth. There's a story where the only supernatural part was that some characters could [[{{Telepathy}} read minds]], but it worked very well, and was one of the best explored worlds ever written.

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* Just how much magic are you working in, anyway? Don't make the mistake of thinking that a well thought out, believable setting can only be a FantasyKitchenSink. Increase the Urban and tone down the Fantasy, if you want: you can do great things by having just one or two supernatural elements (or several relatively low-powered ones) and then taking advantage of the ButterflyEffect. It's not about the size of your idea, it's what you do with it, and that your book really explores the main conceit with a lot of depth. There's a story where the only supernatural part was that some characters could [[{{Telepathy}} read minds]], but it worked very well, and was one of the best explored worlds ever written.
16th Dec '14 6:22:39 PM CyberTiger88
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* [[TheCity Cities]], obviously, it's there in the title. But is it a grim, grimy and Noir-esque or MarySuetopia? Is it a major urban centre like UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} or UsefulNotes/{{London}}, [[AliensInCardiff or a smaller city or township]]?

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* [[TheCity Cities]], obviously, it's there in the title. But is it a grim, grimy and Noir-esque CityNoir or MarySuetopia? a QuirkyTown? Is it a major urban centre like UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} or UsefulNotes/{{London}}, [[AliensInCardiff or a smaller city or township]]?
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