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13th Oct '17 2:00:58 PM Josef5678
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* Creator/AlanMoore may just be the greatest writer in all of comics. At the very least, he writes the most detailed scripts. The first issue of Watchmen was roughly twenty-five pages. The script was more like one-hundred twenty-five. The stories are complex, maybe a little too complex at times, but very enjoyable. He can capture all the various details of his characters and use them to their fullest. Even the characters were supposed to hate, like Rorshach, seem strangely likable. And who else could make someone like the Floronic man seem awesome? He has a deep love of the comics medium, and is willing to share it with all of us. Be very thankful.

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* Creator/AlanMoore may just be the greatest writer in all of comics. At the very least, he writes the most detailed scripts. The first issue of Watchmen ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' was roughly twenty-five pages. The script was more like one-hundred twenty-five. The stories are complex, maybe a little too complex at times, but very enjoyable. He can capture all the various details of his characters and use them to their fullest. Even the characters were supposed to hate, like Rorshach, Rorschach, seem strangely likable. And who else could make someone like the Floronic man seem awesome? He has a deep love of the comics medium, and is willing to share it with all of us. Be very thankful.



* ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' is incredible. It's not specifically based on real-life, but it's doing a great job of being a real-life exploit. It captures the energy and the times we live in so well, from multiple different context, and Sorkin manages to make it all relatable and meaningful.

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* ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' is incredible. It's not specifically based on real-life, but it's doing a great job of being a real-life exploit. It captures the energy and the times we live in so well, from multiple different context, contexts, and Sorkin manages to make it all relatable and meaningful.



* KA Applegate; seriously, Literature/{{Animorphs}} is one of the best children series ever written (it's certainly the best scifi children series). It's dark and deep and absolutely beautiful. Everworld is fabulous and interesting and was cut short waay before its time. The fact that the ghostwritten books in both of these series are so much less awesome only speaks to how truly amazing and unique a writer she truly is.

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* KA Applegate; seriously, Literature/{{Animorphs}} ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' is one of the best children series ever written (it's certainly the best scifi children series). It's dark and deep and absolutely beautiful. Everworld is fabulous and interesting and was cut short waay before its time. The fact that the ghostwritten books in both of these series are so much less awesome only speaks to how truly amazing and unique a writer she truly is.



* Harper Lee. ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' is her only novel. It has no real action, no big plot twists nor any fantasy. It's about a young girl and her lawyer father who has to defend an innocent black man. This is a subject that on paper sound so {{Anvilicious}} that you'd look away. But once you read it, you find that it is probably the most [[TearJerker sensitive]] story ever written. It is handled with subtlety and with a fantastic view: That of a grown up looking back at her childhood.

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* Harper Lee. ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' is her one of only novel.two novels of her's. It has no real action, no big plot twists nor any fantasy. It's about a young girl and her lawyer father who has to defend an innocent black man. This is a subject that on paper sound sounds so {{Anvilicious}} that you'd look away. But once you read it, you find that it is probably the most [[TearJerker sensitive]] story ever written. It is handled with subtlety and with a fantastic view: That of a grown up looking back at her childhood.



* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin writes the most real characters I've ever come across. He may also write an epic plot in a remarkably well build fantastical world, but it's the characters, who feel like real people that really gets to me. It makes me feel more immersed in the book than any other.

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* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin writes the most real characters I've ever come across. He may also write an epic plot in a remarkably well build built fantastical world, but it's the characters, who feel like real people that really gets to me. It makes me feel more immersed in the book than any other.



** And please, do not forget about the [[AwesomeMusic awesome music]]. Some of the tracks are the ones who makes you shiver, melt or flood your insides with smiles, fear, or makes you want to create something.

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** And please, do not forget about the [[AwesomeMusic [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic awesome music]]. Some of the tracks are the ones who makes you shiver, melt or flood your insides with smiles, fear, or makes you want to create something.



* Because Creator/HannaBarbera cartoons had limited animation, they relied on good writing to survive. And OH BOY did they have some good writing. When I was a little kid, these cartoons gave me my first real taste of both SitCom and {{Drama}}. Since, I couldn't watch the "adult" dramas like ''Series/LawAndOrder'', I'd get my dose of excitement by wondering how [[WesternAnimation/ValleyOfTheDinosaurs Lok]] would escape the cave of winds, or how [[TheBananaSplits the Three Musketeers]] would defeat King's evil twin brother. And when the jokes on normal sitcoms would go over my head, I would turn to ScoobyDoo or WackyRaces and laugh my head off at the clever jokes. Without cartoons like these, I might have been forced to watch bland stuff like *shudder* TheGetAlongGang. Yes, Creator/HannaBarbera introduced me to the wonders of well-written shows, and saved from a lifetime or boredom.
* The sweet little speech after the supernova sequence in Disney/TreasurePlanet. I spent a near hour looking, but cannot find a single trope to describe that scene except for SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}. It's backed by [[AwesomeMusic wonderful music]], great acting, and ''that hug!'' IntergenerationalFriendship and ParentalSubstitute at it's ''freaking best.''

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* Because Creator/HannaBarbera cartoons had limited animation, they relied on good writing to survive. And OH BOY did they have some good writing. When I was a little kid, these cartoons gave me my first real taste of both SitCom and {{Drama}}. Since, I couldn't watch the "adult" dramas like ''Series/LawAndOrder'', I'd get my dose of excitement by wondering how [[WesternAnimation/ValleyOfTheDinosaurs Lok]] would escape the cave of winds, or how [[TheBananaSplits [[WesternAnimation/TheBananaSplits the Three Musketeers]] would defeat King's evil twin brother. And when the jokes on normal sitcoms would go over my head, I would turn to ScoobyDoo ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' or WackyRaces ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' and laugh my head off at the clever jokes. Without cartoons like these, I might have been forced to watch bland stuff like *shudder* TheGetAlongGang.''WesternAnimation/TheGetAlongGang''. Yes, Creator/HannaBarbera introduced me to the wonders of well-written shows, and saved from a lifetime or boredom.
* The sweet little speech after the supernova sequence in Disney/TreasurePlanet.''Disney/TreasurePlanet''. I spent a near hour looking, but cannot find a single trope to describe that scene except for SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}. It's backed by [[AwesomeMusic [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic wonderful music]], great acting, and ''that hug!'' IntergenerationalFriendship and ParentalSubstitute at it's ''freaking best.''



* WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb is one of the best kids cartoons I've ever seen, and it airs on a channel showing mostly stuff I ''really'' dislike. The way they have managed to merge all the elements together into one show is astounding. I mean if you went to a TV Executive and said (say it in Doofenshmirz's voice) "Right, I have an idea for a show, it's about two boys who are step-brothers who build machines that break the laws of physics while their sister (who sees an invisible Zebra) tries to report them to their mother, and their pet Platypus is a secret agent who foils the plots of a MadScientist, usually causing whatever the boys are building/have built to be destroyed ''just'' before their mother comes back." I doubt it'd get off the ground.

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* WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is one of the best kids kids' cartoons I've ever seen, and it airs on a channel showing mostly stuff I ''really'' dislike. The way they have managed to merge all the elements together into one show is astounding. I mean if you went to a TV Executive and said (say it in Doofenshmirz's Doofenshmirtz's voice) "Right, I have an idea for a show, it's about two boys who are step-brothers who build machines that break the laws of physics while their sister (who sees an invisible Zebra) tries to report them to their mother, and their pet Platypus is a secret agent who foils the plots of a MadScientist, usually causing whatever the boys are building/have built to be destroyed ''just'' before their mother comes back." I doubt it'd get off the ground.



* WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic: It's so refreshing in this day and age of cartoons featuring brainless sociopaths to see a show with such well developed and memorable characters and plots that don't end with needless cruelty. It's also rare to see a show that beautifully plays {{Aesop}}s straight, instead of [[SpoofAesop cruelly parodying them.]] Best of all, despite having a mostly female cast, the show and it's characters are well rounded enough to appeal to all ages, of either gender.

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* WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic: ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': It's so refreshing in this day and age of cartoons featuring brainless sociopaths to see a show with such well developed and memorable characters and plots that don't end with needless cruelty. It's also rare to see a show that beautifully plays {{Aesop}}s straight, instead of [[SpoofAesop cruelly parodying them.]] Best of all, despite having a mostly female cast, the show and it's characters are well rounded enough to appeal to all ages, of either gender.
12th Oct '17 8:47:59 PM Josef5678
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* The twenty-fourth episode of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' was one of my personal favorites. It [[DayInTheLimeLight focused on a minor character]], but still show the other main characters at this point, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming have a rather touching moment, in a Stockholm-ish in a way]] and [[TearJerker was one of the only few works of fiction that managed to make me cry]]. The only complaint I had for this was [[FridgeLogic If Nephrite was human, why is his blood green]]? Did the animators didn't had red on them or something?

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* The twenty-fourth episode of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' was one of my personal favorites. It [[DayInTheLimeLight focused on a minor character]], but still show the other main characters at this point, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming have a rather touching moment, in a Stockholm-ish in a way]] and [[TearJerker was one of the only few works of fiction that managed to make me cry]]. The only complaint I had for this was [[FridgeLogic If Nephrite was human, why is his blood green]]? Did the animators didn't had not have red on them or something?



* Creator/WarrenEllis is one of the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funniest]] and most [[CrazyAwesome imaginative]] writers today. His tried and tested approach to writing involves getting his hands on an already popular concept, [[RefugeInAudacity injecting it in]] [[EyeScream the retinas]] with bizarre technologies, hilarious dialogue, surreal settings and then [[UpToEleven turning the whole thing up to 11]] makes him a writer to definitely look out for. Case in point: ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}, ComicBook/{{Nextwave}} and the [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague JLU]] episode "Dark Heart."

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* Creator/WarrenEllis is one of the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny funniest]] and most [[CrazyAwesome imaginative]] writers today. His tried and tested approach to writing involves getting his hands on an already popular concept, [[RefugeInAudacity injecting it in]] [[EyeScream the retinas]] with bizarre technologies, hilarious dialogue, surreal settings and then [[UpToEleven turning the whole thing up to 11]] makes him a writer to definitely look out for. Case in point: ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}, ComicBook/{{Nextwave}} and the [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague JLU]] episode "Dark Heart."



* ''Fanfic/ThoseLackingSpines''. A well-written piece of ''KingdomHearts'' fanfiction which excellently [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructs]] many aspects of bad fan writing. I am subjected to amazing FridgeBrilliance when recalling lesser events. E.g, blindly using [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness fancy, long strings of words]] as a humorous point in the story.

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* ''Fanfic/ThoseLackingSpines''. A well-written piece of ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' fanfiction which excellently [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructs]] {{Deconstruct|ion}}s many aspects of bad fan writing. I am subjected to amazing FridgeBrilliance when recalling lesser events. E.g, blindly using [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness fancy, long strings of words]] as a humorous point in the story.



* Creator/HarukiMurakami. He's just as likely to hit you with a CrowningMomentOfFunny as he is a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. In particular, the short stories in ''TheElephantVanishes'' epitomize this. "On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning" is one of the most crushing and romantic stories ever, and the monologue's climax in "The Silence" never, ever, ever fails to give me goosebumps.

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* Creator/HarukiMurakami. He's just as likely to hit you with a CrowningMomentOfFunny SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny as he is a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. In particular, the short stories in ''TheElephantVanishes'' epitomize this. "On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning" is one of the most crushing and romantic stories ever, and the monologue's climax in "The Silence" never, ever, ever fails to give me goosebumps.



* Creator/RussellTDavies' writing on ''Series/{{Torchwood}} Children of Earth'' was amazingly effective. The discussion the politicians had about what to do [[spoiler:and which children to sacrifice]] was painfully well observed.
* Creator/StevenMoffat is the god of MoodWhiplash on ''Series/DoctorWho''. And ''[[NightmareFuel he]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome makes]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming it]] [[TearJerker work]].''

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* Creator/RussellTDavies' Creator/RussellTDavies's writing on ''Series/{{Torchwood}} Children of Earth'' was amazingly effective. The discussion the politicians had about what to do [[spoiler:and which children to sacrifice]] was painfully well observed.
* Creator/StevenMoffat is the god of MoodWhiplash on ''Series/DoctorWho''. And ''[[NightmareFuel he]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome makes]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming it]] [[TearJerker work]].''



** Seconded: There's nothing boring. There are a lot of [[Funny/{{NCIS}} hilarious moments]]. I also love how the writers are able to somehow keep track of everything and still [[ContinutiyNod reference things back from season one in season nine]]. Two hundred episodes later and I'm still not bored.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Sure, both casts were stellar, but the writing... [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome dear]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming God,]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny the]] [[TearJerker writing]]''!

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** Seconded: There's nothing boring. There are a lot of [[Funny/{{NCIS}} hilarious moments]]. I also love how the writers are able to somehow keep track of everything and still [[ContinutiyNod [[ContinuityNod reference things back from season one in season nine]]. Two hundred episodes later and I'm still not bored.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Sure, both casts were stellar, but the writing... [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome dear]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming God,]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny ''[[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny the]] [[TearJerker writing]]''!



* ''Series/{{Glee}}.'' On the surface, it seems like your standard, run-of-the-mill high school sitcom, but it soon reveals itself as a subversive, tongue-in-cheek, and yet surprisingly powerful and [[RealityIsUnrealistic realistic view]] [[TeensAreMonsters on high school life.]] Oh, and just so you know, the first real episode was the '''only''' thing on T.V to ever make me [[CrowningMomentOfFunny roll over laughing.]]

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* ''Series/{{Glee}}.'' On the surface, it seems like your standard, run-of-the-mill high school sitcom, but it soon reveals itself as a subversive, tongue-in-cheek, and yet surprisingly powerful and [[RealityIsUnrealistic realistic view]] [[TeensAreMonsters on high school life.]] Oh, and just so you know, the first real episode was the '''only''' thing on T.V to ever make me [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny roll over laughing.]]



*** One other thing to praise is the use of {{Deus Ex Machina}}s, of which this series has MANY. The reason they generally work so well is because a heavy religious context is brought in from the very beginning and a central part of the plot. This allows the plot devices to feel less like {{Ass Pull}}s and more like a true part of the story that was planned out and leads to both incredibly [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome moments]] as well as [[TearJerker gut-wrenchingly]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming emotional moments]].

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*** One other thing to praise is the use of {{Deus Ex Machina}}s, of which this series has MANY. The reason they generally work so well is because a heavy religious context is brought in from the very beginning and a central part of the plot. This allows the plot devices to feel less like {{Ass Pull}}s and more like a true part of the story that was planned out and leads to both incredibly [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome moments]] as well as [[TearJerker gut-wrenchingly]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming emotional moments]].



* It's insanely admirable how a mere 22 minute formatted television comedy can be as cleverly written as ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''. The series is filled with [[ContinuityNod Continuity Nods]], [[RunningGag Running Jokes]], and the intersecting subplots always find ways to build off of each other over time ''and'' in each individual episode. Seriously, if something seems minor, chances are it comes back into play later on.

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* It's insanely admirable how a mere 22 minute formatted television comedy can be as cleverly written as ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''. The series is filled with [[ContinuityNod Continuity Nods]], {{Continuity Nod}}s, [[RunningGag Running Jokes]], and the intersecting subplots always find ways to build off of each other over time ''and'' in each individual episode. Seriously, if something seems minor, chances are it comes back into play later on.



* Creator/JossWhedon and/or Creator/AaronAllston (I maintain they're actually the same person). Yes, everything they've ever written. The reason? Because they balance [[EmotionalTorque drama]] and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny comedy]] so well. A lot of writers wind up with MoodWhiplash when they try to do both things, but these guys are just that good.

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* Creator/JossWhedon and/or Creator/AaronAllston (I maintain they're actually the same person). Yes, everything they've ever written. The reason? Because they balance [[EmotionalTorque drama]] and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny comedy]] so well. A lot of writers wind up with MoodWhiplash when they try to do both things, but these guys are just that good.



* [[Troper/NeoEevee I]] am very happy to have found a place to wax lyrical about KingdomHearts. It's one of the most emotional, nostalgic, heart-warming game series I've ever played.

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* [[Troper/NeoEevee I]] am very happy to have found a place to wax lyrical about KingdomHearts.''Franchise/KingdomHearts''. It's one of the most emotional, nostalgic, heart-warming game series I've ever played.



* Also, VideoGame/RatchetAndClank. What KingdomHearts is to heartwarming moments, R and C is to funny ones.

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* Also, VideoGame/RatchetAndClank. ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank''. What KingdomHearts ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' is to heartwarming moments, R and C is to funny ones.



* The last thing one might have expected from a RatedMForManly game like ''GearsOfWar'' was the scene where [[spoiler: Dom has to euthanize Maria]]. What was even more unexpected was how absolutely ''heartrending'' and beautifully tragic said scene was.

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* The last thing one might have expected from a RatedMForManly game like ''GearsOfWar'' ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' was the scene where [[spoiler: Dom has to euthanize Maria]]. What was even more unexpected was how absolutely ''heartrending'' and beautifully tragic said scene was.



* The VisualNovel/AceAttorney writers are AMAZING. Seriously, how can you NOT love them? The characters are rich, the story lines are absolute madness, and every character is awesome is his/her own way. Especially the girls. Holy christ the girls. *_*

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* The VisualNovel/AceAttorney ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' writers are AMAZING. Seriously, how can you NOT love them? The characters are rich, the story lines are absolute madness, and every character is awesome is his/her in their own way. Especially the girls. Holy christ Christ the girls. *_*



* ''ProfessorLayton'', particularly the second and third games. The plot just always sound so fantastic and farfetched at first, but they always manage to reach a "scientific", logical conclusion in the end without subtracting from the feeling of magic and hope throughout the story. The characters are simply full of life and interaction between characters are always greatly written. Full of many, many [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Crowning Moments of Heartwarming]], [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Funny]], and [[{{Tearjerker}} tearjerkers]].
* VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine is one of the best narrative driven games period. It really made me felt something different in video games, something that no other games done. Thought provoking by combining mechanics and narrative in the best way possible, and it really is a game where a decision is a moral dillema.

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* ''ProfessorLayton'', ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'', particularly the second and third games. The plot just always sound sounds so fantastic and farfetched at first, but they always manage to reach a "scientific", logical conclusion in the end without subtracting from the feeling of magic and hope throughout the story. The characters are simply full of life and interaction between characters are always greatly written. Full of many, many [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Crowning Moments of Heartwarming]], [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny Funny]], and [[{{Tearjerker}} tearjerkers]].
* VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' is one of the best narrative driven games period. It really made me felt something different in video games, something that no other games done. Thought provoking by combining mechanics and narrative in the best way possible, and it really is a game where a decision is a moral dillema.dilemma.



* The writing in the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series is pretty great, but special mention has to go to the underappreciated first game. The conversations you share with every target as they lie bleeding to death are nothing short of captivating. They can make you respect the men whose lives you've just taken and occassionally even pity them. The way Altair's CharacterDevelopment comes from seeing these men defend their actions and realising that, even with a noble goal, men can commit acts of great evil, is far detached from the stigma the gaming industry has for being filled with ExcusePlots.

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* The writing in the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series is pretty great, but special mention has to go to the underappreciated first game. The conversations you share with every target as they lie bleeding to death are nothing short of captivating. They can make you respect the men whose lives you've just taken and occassionally occasionally even pity them. The way Altair's Altaïr's CharacterDevelopment comes from seeing these men defend their actions and realising that, even with a noble goal, men can commit acts of great evil, is far detached from the stigma the gaming industry has for being filled with ExcusePlots.{{Excuse Plot}}s.



* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Just...everything about ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. The odd, occasionally dark, but ever-present sense of humour. The way [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters every single character]], no matter how small, has a clearly distinct voice and characterisation. The way Creator/AndrewHussie manages to pack in so much information that just seems to set up the mood or a joke but then turns out to be incredibly important later on, and the way you can never tell the difference between when he [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants makes shit up as he goes along]] and when he [[CrazyPrepared plans things years in advance]]. The way it is capable of making you [[CrowningMomentOfFunny laugh]], [[TearJerker cry]], and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming d'awwww]] all at the same time. The way all the characters get to do something [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]], rather than there being just one hero and a bunch of sidekicks. The way the ridiculous number of {{Call Back}}s, {{Ironic Echo}}s, and {{Continuity Nod}}s all wrap together into an incredibly coherent work, making it fun both for casual readers and the more dedicated fans. Even just his writing style, which can run the gamut from over-the-top PurpleProse to the [[BeigeProse beigest]] of BuffySpeak and all the while sound just so distinctly ''Homestuck''. All of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. [[RunningGag All of it.]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Just...everything about ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. The odd, occasionally dark, but ever-present sense of humour. The way [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters every single character]], no matter how small, has a clearly distinct voice and characterisation. The way Creator/AndrewHussie manages to pack in so much information that just seems to set up the mood or a joke but then turns out to be incredibly important later on, and the way you can never tell the difference between when he [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants makes shit up as he goes along]] and when he [[CrazyPrepared plans things years in advance]]. The way it is capable of making you [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny laugh]], [[TearJerker cry]], and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming d'awwww]] all at the same time. The way all the characters get to do something [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]], rather than there being just one hero and a bunch of sidekicks. The way the ridiculous number of {{Call Back}}s, {{Ironic Echo}}s, and {{Continuity Nod}}s all wrap together into an incredibly coherent work, making it fun both for casual readers and the more dedicated fans. Even just his writing style, which can run the gamut from over-the-top PurpleProse to the [[BeigeProse beigest]] of BuffySpeak and all the while sound just so distinctly ''Homestuck''. All of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. [[RunningGag All of it.]]



** The characters : Lizzie being a Stepfordnarker grumpy idealist with no brain-to-mouth filter and a tendancy to get too invested and caricature what happens gives the whole vlog an upbeat, effective style, but also creates some big WhatTheHellHero from other characters who want her to be more subtle. Charlotte's relative cynism, her determination and her ambition are really polarizing and create a wide range of reaction when she clashes with Lizzie. Jane is so cute, sweet and vulnerable on a modern and believable way that no claims of PuritySue could ever be laid on her. And Lydia is just as infuriatingly irresponsible as she is CrazyAwesome, vulnerable and hilarious, being a source of CrowningMomentOfFunny quickly followed by many TearJerker, CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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** The characters : Lizzie being a Stepfordnarker StepfordSnarker grumpy idealist with no brain-to-mouth filter and a tendancy tendency to get too invested and caricature what happens gives the whole vlog an upbeat, effective style, but also creates some big WhatTheHellHero from other characters who want her to be more subtle. Charlotte's relative cynism, cynicism, her determination and her ambition are really polarizing and create a wide range of reaction when she clashes with Lizzie. Jane is so cute, sweet and vulnerable on a modern and believable way that no claims of PuritySue could ever be laid on her. And Lydia is just as infuriatingly irresponsible as she is CrazyAwesome, vulnerable and hilarious, being a source of CrowningMomentOfFunny SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny quickly followed by many TearJerker, CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
7th Oct '17 1:40:23 PM CaptEquinox
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*** Her take on the Romulans makes the most sense of any. If you have just read Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath's books, go thou and read ''The Romulan Way''. It will get the bad taste out of your brain.


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** His Dreamland stories will surprise and delight those who think he is all about GoMadFromTheRevelation.


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** Misty Lackey needs an editor to catch her clunkers[[note]]"The trainee was starkly, gloriously nude". Would you like fries with that?[[/note]], but her ability to ''create and tell a story'' is superb. So are her descriptions of raw human emotion, especially young people's. She wrote one of the first gay heroes in modern fantasy literature, certainly the first gay ''teenage'' hero. In the SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped sections of ''Magic's Pawn'', she normalizes homosexuality and reminds Vanyel -- and the reader -- that it occurs in nature. She may have saved lives.


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** Even he bowed to Creator/ShirleyJackson, "who never had to raise her voice".


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* "I understand there are some people who do not believe that Creator/MarkTwain was God, but number me not among these heretics. It was balm to my soul to discover him, because I had previously thought that Creator/JamesFenimoreCooper and Creator/WashingtonIrving were supposed to be writers. The day I found Mark Twain's essay about [[Literature/FenimoreCoopersLiteraryOffences the literary offenses of Cooper]] was the day I came of age, whatever the vital statistics say." Thus spake Robert Paul Smith (author of ''How to do nothing with nobody all alone by yourself''), and I heartily concur with his judgment.
5th Oct '17 6:39:56 PM Malady
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* EarthTheBook.
* JimButcher. The man can take a relatively hackneyed premise (a wizard in the modern world or a roman based magic society) and turns it into a vessel for pure awesome, while managing to infuse amazing character moments into the work. For examples of awesome, just head to ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' or ''Literature/CodexAlera'''s Crowning Moment of Awesome pages. Examples of great moments for his characters are Molly's [[spoiler:trial]] and Tavi's [[spoiler:emotional and bitter breakdown in his tent when he realizes that the future for his people will be filled with petty bloodshed]]

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* EarthTheBook.
''Literature/EarthTheBook''.
* JimButcher.Creator/JimButcher. The man can take a relatively hackneyed premise (a wizard in the modern world or a roman based magic society) and turns it into a vessel for pure awesome, while managing to infuse amazing character moments into the work. For examples of awesome, just head to ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' or ''Literature/CodexAlera'''s Crowning Moment of Awesome pages. Examples of great moments for his characters are Molly's [[spoiler:trial]] and Tavi's [[spoiler:emotional and bitter breakdown in his tent when he realizes that the future for his people will be filled with petty bloodshed]]
26th Sep '17 11:35:58 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Despite its Squicky subject matter, ''{{Lolita}}'' is hilarious. Nabokov has some of the most clever turns of phrase I've ever read, and while it's hard to sympathise with the protagonist, he's charming and clever enough that you admire his words, if not his actions.

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* Despite its Squicky subject matter, ''{{Lolita}}'' ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' is hilarious. Nabokov has some of the most clever turns of phrase I've ever read, and while it's hard to sympathise with the protagonist, he's charming and clever enough that you admire his words, if not his actions.
9th Sep '17 4:00:49 PM VulgarBee
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* Just a small thing, but it's the small things that matter, right? Way back when, during ''OnePiece'''s Thriller Bark story, Sanji mentioned reading an encyclopaedia of Devil Fruits, and aspiring to eat one of the fruits inside. This must mean that, once eaten, that fruit isn't gone forever, because what's the point in wishing to eat a fruit if it's already eaten? It was just mentioned off-handedly for a gag, so it surely shouldn't matter, but this must mean that if, say, a Fruit eater dies, their Fruit is reborn and grows somewhere else. Come the Dressrosa arc, [[spoiler: it's a plot point that the late Portgas D Ace's Mera Mera no Mi has grown again after his death.]] Foreshadowing with a perving gag. Congratulations, Oda, you are awesome.

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* Just a small thing, but it's the small things that matter, right? Way back when, during ''OnePiece'''s ''Manga/OnePiece'''s Thriller Bark story, Sanji mentioned reading an encyclopaedia encyclopedia of Devil Fruits, and aspiring to eat one of the fruits inside. This must mean that, once eaten, that fruit isn't gone forever, because what's the point in wishing to eat a fruit if it's already eaten? It was just mentioned off-handedly for a gag, so it surely shouldn't matter, but this must mean that if, say, a Fruit eater dies, their Fruit is reborn and grows somewhere else. Come the Dressrosa arc, [[spoiler: it's a plot point that the late Portgas D Ace's Mera Mera no Mi has grown again after his death.]] Foreshadowing with a perving gag. Congratulations, Oda, you are awesome.
16th Aug '17 11:21:34 AM Doug86
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* Naoki Urusawa. Having finished 20th Century Boys, I declare it to be one of the greatest works of fiction ever made (in my opinion, the greatest work of ficiton of the decade goes to Full Metal Alchemsit Brotherhood). It contains EVERYTHING that should make an enjoyable experience from great characters to an interesting world. The suspense is very good, a signature of Naoki Urasawa, the story itself is unique and something that nobody has seen the likes of before and everything flows so naturally and comes together so perfectly. It doesn't even contain a lot of motivational speeches which even good anime are guilty of using, like ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' and ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and yet, it says little and leaves such a huge impact. It is depressing but is also very idealistic; its both a deconstruction of shonen and a reconstruction in the end. In all, to say it is genius is an insult to the book itself. It makes ''Watchmen'' and ASongOfIceAndFire look like they were written by five-year olds.

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* Naoki Urusawa. Having finished 20th Century Boys, I declare it to be one of the greatest works of fiction ever made (in my opinion, the greatest work of ficiton of the decade goes to Full Metal Alchemsit Brotherhood). It contains EVERYTHING that should make an enjoyable experience from great characters to an interesting world. The suspense is very good, a signature of Naoki Urasawa, the story itself is unique and something that nobody has seen the likes of before and everything flows so naturally and comes together so perfectly. It doesn't even contain a lot of motivational speeches which even good anime are guilty of using, like ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' and ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and yet, it says little and leaves such a huge impact. It is depressing but is also very idealistic; its both a deconstruction of shonen and a reconstruction in the end. In all, to say it is genius is an insult to the book itself. It makes ''Watchmen'' and ASongOfIceAndFire Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire look like they were written by five-year olds.
31st Jul '17 7:49:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''WatershipDown'' has some of the most gorgeous description that the world has ever seen, and pacing like no other. The way Richard Adams fills the silences of his story with lyrical and vivid depictions of the surroundings is an inspiration.

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* ''WatershipDown'' ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' has some of the most gorgeous description that the world has ever seen, and pacing like no other. The way Richard Adams fills the silences of his story with lyrical and vivid depictions of the surroundings is an inspiration.
24th Jun '17 11:37:29 PM flyboy254
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** Part of what made Korra awesome was that it was written to deal with problems that are relevant to the ''audience''. Terrorism, corrupt governments, and Kuvira's appeal to strength of a strong leader, Korra didn't talk down to the audience with simple plotlines. It showed them problems and trusted that they would be intelligent to understand what was happening.
14th Jun '17 7:54:17 PM capthanos
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** A very special round of applause has to go to book 3 for being the best possible season in the entire franchise. It takes everything good about both shows and weaves these good aspects together so well. Also, this book managed to do really well in the continuity department. The best part is that, while there were many filler moments in ''Airbender'' and previous seasons of ''Korra'', not a single moment in book 3 of ''The Legend of Korra'' feels wasted because every single moment has some level of overall importance to the story.
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