History Webcomic / CanterlotIsCorrupt

13th Aug '13 4:26:51 AM MacronNotes
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* CensoredForComedy: Used visually in the form of a censor bar over the f-word. All other swearing is left unbleeped or falls into CallARabbitASmeerp (see above). Whether Scoops censors himself, or the Equestrian internet has a profanity filter, we don't know.



* ThisTropeIsBleep: Used visually in the form of a censor bar over the f-word. All other swearing is left unbleeped or falls into CallARabbitASmeerp (see above). Whether Scoops censors himself, or the Equestrian internet has a profanity filter, we don't know.
21st Feb '13 10:49:31 AM SeptimusHeap
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* SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes: So far Scoops seems to mostly be a Type II.
15th Dec '12 10:33:56 AM captainpat
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* [[{{BigBeautifulWoman}} Big Beautiful Wo--er, Pony]]: Scoops apparently sees Mrs. Cake as one of these.
12th May '12 4:48:12 PM NotALlama
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: At one point during the 'Drunk Arc,' Scoops is seen riding a rocket through space. No explanation is given, and he's back in his recording room in the next panel.
12th May '12 4:47:55 PM NotALlama
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* Fantastic Racism: Apparently donkeys and mules are treated as second-class citizens, and there have been a few mentions of "pegasus supremacist groups."

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* Fantastic Racism: FantasticRacism: Apparently donkeys and mules are treated as second-class citizens, and there have been a few mentions of "pegasus supremacist groups."



* WhatTheHellHero: An Advice Dog style meme called "Hypocritical Scoops" seems to exist mainly to point out instances of this.

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* WhatTheHellHero: An Advice Dog style meme called "Hypocritical Scoops" seems to exist mainly to point out instances of this.this.
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19th Dec '11 10:34:56 AM CaptainCricket
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* Fantastic Racism: Apparently donkeys and mules are treated as second-class citizens, and there have been a few mentions of "pegasus supremacist groups."



* VomitIndiscretionShot: Towards the end of the 'Drunk Arc.'

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: Towards the end of the 'Drunk Arc.''
* WhatTheHellHero: An Advice Dog style meme called "Hypocritical Scoops" seems to exist mainly to point out instances of this.
14th Dec '11 11:26:10 AM CaptainCricket
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* ClintSquint: Sometimes.



* TheInsomniac: Type B, probably. Only implied so far, but the nature of Scoops' archetype and the heavy bags that are always under his eyes make this likely.

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* TheInsomniac: Type B, probably. Only implied so far, but the nature of Scoops' archetype and the heavy bags that are always under his eyes make this likely. (Alternately, given that he's stated as 'middle aged,' this may simply be an age indicator.)


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* PeekABangs: From certain angles.


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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Leans cynical, for sure, but there's definitely lighter moments and bright spots.
14th Dec '11 11:14:35 AM CaptainCricket
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* ArtEvolution: Though the first few entries' depiction of Scoops fluctuates a lot (probably the author figuring out how they wanted to draw him), he was, at the beginning, generally cuter and pudgier and slightly more in line with the visuals of the show he's based in. The art's steadily been moving away from that, though some of that may be the character's declining health.

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* ArtEvolution: Though the first few entries' depiction of Scoops fluctuates a lot (probably the author figuring out how they wanted to draw him), he was, at the beginning, generally cuter and pudgier and slightly more in line with the visuals of the show he's based in. The art's steadily been moving away from that, though some of that may be the character's declining health. Compare [[http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrleioXMvI1r3259yo3_250.jpg this]] early image to [[http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lw3x6gDxzp1r3259yo1_250.jpg this later one.]]



* DarkerAndEdgier



* ThisTropeIsBleep: Used visually in the form of a censor bar over the f-word. All other swearing is left unbleeped or falls into CallARabbitASmeerp (see above). Whether Scoops censors himself, or the Equestrian internet has a profanity filter, we don't know.
* DarkerAndEdgier

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* ThisTropeIsBleep: Used visually in TheInsomniac: Type B, probably. Only implied so far, but the form nature of a censor bar over Scoops' archetype and the f-word. All other swearing is left unbleeped or falls into CallARabbitASmeerp (see above). Whether Scoops censors himself, or the Equestrian internet has a profanity filter, we don't know.
* DarkerAndEdgier
heavy bags that are always under his eyes make this likely.


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* SmokingIsCool: Although recent entries haven't seen as much smoking happening (as opposed to the earliest entries, where he was nearly ''always'' lit up or in the process of doing so). Scoops may be trying to quit again, or just hasn't been smoking on-camera.
* ThisTropeIsBleep: Used visually in the form of a censor bar over the f-word. All other swearing is left unbleeped or falls into CallARabbitASmeerp (see above). Whether Scoops censors himself, or the Equestrian internet has a profanity filter, we don't know.
14th Dec '11 11:00:38 AM CaptainCricket
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* ArtEvolution: Though the first few entries' depiction of Scoops fluctuates a lot (probably the author figuring out how they wanted to draw him), he was, at the beginning, generally cuter and pudgier and slightly more in line with the visuals of the show he's based in. The art's steadily been moving away from that, though some of that may be the character's declining health.
* ArtShift: Occasionally. Usually used as RuleOfFunny or RuleOfDrama.
* [[{{BigBeautifulWoman}} Big Beautiful Wo--er, Pony]]: Scoops apparently sees Mrs. Cake as one of these.



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In an entry taking place at a bar, a bar fight appears to start behind Scoops just as the entry is ending.



* MeaningfulName: Well, it IS MyLittlePony after all.

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* MeaningfulName: Well, it IS MyLittlePony after all.all.
* SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes: So far Scoops seems to mostly be a Type II.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Towards the end of the 'Drunk Arc.'
14th Dec '11 10:38:18 AM CaptainCricket
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!!Canterlot Is Corrupt contains examples of: TheMafia, DarkerAndEdgier, MeaningfulName, GonnaNeedMoreTrope



Scoops' journalism has revealed many elements of crime in Equestria, ranging from the Equestrian mob to schoolyard hate crimes. Though the internet is less restrictive about what he can report, Scoops has knowledge of Equestrian mob overlords that he refuses to share for fear of death, though he revealed in a personal message to [[http://askdreambaker.tumblr.com Dream Baker]] [[http://askdreambaker.tumblr.com/post/14104922145/dont-worry-i-am-fine-now-i-dont-need-to-go-to that one of them is called Glitz.]] The Equestrian mob mostly deals in prostitution, Cloudsdale gang-warfare sweeps up innocent victims, a pegasus supremacy cult savagely beats unicorns, racism against donkeys is widespread and rampant, and Scoops Inkstain has only begun to divulge the shady side of Equestria to his hungry Internet readers.

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Scoops' journalism has revealed many elements of crime in Equestria, ranging from the Equestrian mob to schoolyard hate crimes. Though the internet is less restrictive about what he can report, Scoops has knowledge of Equestrian mob overlords that he refuses to share for fear of death, though he revealed in a personal message to [[http://askdreambaker.tumblr.com Dream Baker]] [[http://askdreambaker.tumblr.com/post/14104922145/dont-worry-i-am-fine-now-i-dont-need-to-go-to that one of them is called Glitz.]] The Equestrian mob mostly deals in prostitution, Cloudsdale gang-warfare sweeps up innocent victims, a pegasus supremacy cult savagely beats unicorns, racism against donkeys is widespread and rampant, and Scoops Inkstain has only begun to divulge the shady side of Equestria to his hungry Internet readers.readers.
!!Canterlot Is Corrupt contains examples of:
*BigLippedAlligatorMoment: At one point during the 'Drunk Arc,' Scoops is seen riding a rocket through space. No explanation is given, and he's back in his recording room in the next panel.
*CallARabbitASmeerp: Besides the typical ''[[{{WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic}} Friendship is Magic]]'' conventions of "everypony," "somepony," et cetera, Scoops also seems to use "sun" in place of "god" (most commonly seen in the expression "sundamn"). A recent entry also had an utterance of "what the moon."
*ThisTropeIsBleep: Used visually in the form of a censor bar over the f-word. All other swearing is left unbleeped or falls into CallARabbitASmeerp (see above). Whether Scoops censors himself, or the Equestrian internet has a profanity filter, we don't know.
*DarkerAndEdgier
*TheMafia
*MeaningfulName: Well, it IS MyLittlePony after all.
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