History WorldBuilding / SweatshirtBrigade

28th Jul '16 7:45:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: The series would be built upon it.
** WrongGenreSavvy: From time to time.
28th Jul '16 7:45:46 AM Morgenthaler
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** DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The Emperor and Finbar would have this in spades.



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11th Oct '15 4:29:33 PM nombretomado
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So far, the story is rather indecisive as to whether it's an honest-to-god parody of storytelling conventions and the hero genres, a parodic reconstruction grounded on the RuleOfFun or a dark deconstruction thereof. So far, the setting has been a Crapsaccharine world to say the least; it could go from PhineasAndFerb-style referential humor on one end and black comedy/dark serious drama on the other.


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So far, the story is rather indecisive as to whether it's an honest-to-god parody of storytelling conventions and the hero genres, a parodic reconstruction grounded on the RuleOfFun or a dark deconstruction thereof. So far, the setting has been a Crapsaccharine world to say the least; it could go from PhineasAndFerb-style ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''-style referential humor on one end and black comedy/dark serious drama on the other.

16th Jul '13 3:04:40 PM MarkLungo
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** [[TheRepublic Shinar]] is a DieselPunk nation with an art-deco aesthetic centered on [[LandOfOneCity an exceptionally large city]] that hearkens to both the [[Literature/TheBible the Tower of Babel]] and Fritz Lang's Metropolis.

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** [[TheRepublic Shinar]] is a DieselPunk nation with an art-deco aesthetic centered on [[LandOfOneCity an exceptionally large city]] that hearkens to both the [[Literature/TheBible the Tower of Babel]] and Fritz Lang's Metropolis.Creator/FritzLang's ''Film/{{Metropolis}}''.






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16th Feb '13 8:15:32 AM MasterJayAM
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The setting is the constructed world of F66, an [[LostColony abandoned human colony]] world which rebuilt civilization from an extensive library left by one of the colonists. The colonists were able to recreate a technological level close to that of the early 90s up to the late 2000s. Politically, the planet is divided into the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Blackheart]] [[TheEmpire Meridian Empire]], the [[TheFederation The United Federation]] [[OverlyLongName of the Allied Interdependent League of Democracies]] ([[TakeThat or]] [[FunWithAcronyms UFAILD]]), the [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny People's Republic of]] [[MeaningfulName Bufferia]], TheRepublic of Shinar, and TheKingdom of Madrasah.

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The setting is the constructed world of F66, an [[LostColony abandoned human colony]] world which rebuilt civilization from an extensive library left by one of the colonists. The colonists were able to recreate a technological level close to that of the early 90s up to the late 2000s. Politically, the planet is divided into the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Blackheart]] [[TheEmpire Meridian Empire]], the [[EagleLand The United]] [[TheFederation The United Federation]] [[OverlyLongName of the Allied Interdependent League of Democracies]] ([[TakeThat or]] [[FunWithAcronyms UFAILD]]), the [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny People's Republic of]] [[MeaningfulName Bufferia]], TheRepublic of Shinar, and TheKingdom of Madrasah.


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* EvilColonialist: The Blackheart Meridian Empire.
16th Feb '13 8:13:16 AM MasterJayAM
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Finally making its triumphant move to TV Tropes' Troper Works index. Though the plot remains on paper, elements of the world-building project can be viewed from this [[http://joeabuy1000.deviantart.com/gallery/31164723 DeviantArt gallery]].

Sweatshirt Brigade is a conworld story project by Tropers/MasterJayAM, a byproduct of too many hours of TV Tropes coupled with an attempt to deconstruct the EvilOverlordList. The lame title is a working one, but the odds of it becoming its real title are great [[StylisticSuck because it's kind of catchy]]. The series draws inspiration from [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar: The Last Airbender]] and [[Anime/CodeGeass Code Geass]], but got its start [[TVTropesWillEnhanceYourLife from TVTropes]].
Warning: Pot holes galore.

The setting is the constructed world of F66, an [[LostColony abandoned human colony]] world which rebuilt civilization from an extensive library left by one of the colonists. The colonists were able to recreate a technological level close to that of the early 90s up to the late 2000s. Politically, the planet is divided into the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Blackheart]] [[TheEmpire Meridian Empire]], the [[TheFederation The United Federation]] [[OverlyLongName of the Allied Interdependent League of Democracies]] ([[TakeThat or]] [[FunWithAcronyms UFAILD]]), the [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny People's Republic of]] [[MeaningfulName Bufferia]], TheRepublic of Shinar, and TheKingdom of Madrasah.

The states can correspond roughly to the major powers during World War I, although they are technically a CultureChopSuey based mainly on Western, Latin American, and Islamic nations (as an inversion of Avatar).

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Naturally, the Empire is a hegemonic superpower, ruled by a GenreSavvy [[TheEmperor Emperor]] and a political elite whose idea of good governance is using an [[KillThePoor out of the way shanty town populated by rounded-up poor people]] [[NukeEm as a nuclear weapons test site]].

Anyway, the story is intended to follow a plot arc but be driven forward mainly by a somewhat formulaic (and heavily parodied) take on traditional hero storytelling with the genre savvy cranked up to eleven for both the heroes and the villains.

It takes place during a Cold War setting between the Empire and Federation, where a Federation Colonel is sent on a mission to create and train a foreign legion of saboteurs to destroy [[EvilOverlord the Emperor]]'s main facilities that were, as far as they know, created to aid in a potential conquest of the Federation.

His first recruit was the 18-year-old son of a deceased rebel leader (a friend of his back in the day), who is ironically, a very skilled mechanic in the Emperor's service. Ironically and conveniently, [[LesCollaborateurs he was more than happy to sell his own country out to a foreign power]], mainly because he believed in serving his nation better by overthrowing the corrupt evil overlord and his regime. [[FascistButInefficient Plus, the evil schemes and rampant corruption are costing the Imperial Treasury too much]].

Yes, it employs a FiveManBand, a RagTagBunchOfMisfits who [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin all wear hooded sweatshirts as a uniform]].

[[GadgeteerGenius The mechanic boy]] turned saboteur is the main character of the series. His name? [[TheHero Finbar]] [[ShoutOut MacGuffin]].

The basic formula involves the heroes going to a facility, discussing at length on how to blow it up, launch an attempt to do it that fails, followed by the hero doing one action that turns out to be a {{plan}} that succeeds Or not.

So far, the story is rather indecisive as to whether it's an honest-to-god parody of storytelling conventions and the hero genres, a parodic reconstruction grounded on the RuleOfFun or a dark deconstruction thereof. So far, the setting has been a Crapsaccharine world to say the least; it could go from PhineasAndFerb-style referential humor on one end and black comedy/dark serious drama on the other.


!!This series might contains examples of:

* AffablyEvil: The Emperor is surprisingly level-headed and is kind, if a bit distant, toward his children.
* ActionGirl: Multiple.
* DesignatedHero: Finbar might be this, given that he's by and large a [[LesCollaborateurs collaborator]] with a foreign power.
* DisappearedDad: Finbar's father had been missing and presumably killed in a failed mission to overthrow the Emperor.
* GenreSavvy: The series would be built upon it.
** DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The Emperor and Finbar would have this in spades.
** WrongGenreSavvy: From time to time.
* GenreThrowback: There should be quite a bit, seeing as the civilization in the colony was built from a single person's library.
** The Hero's surname is "MacGuffin."
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Has shades of this and CultureChopSuey
** [[TheEmpire The Blackheart Empire]]'s aesthetic would be heavily based on Imperial Austria and Britain.
** TheFederation is an amaglam of many cultures; its government and organization is a mix of that of Switzerland and the United States. Regional cultures take on different characters.
** TheKingdom Of Madrasah is based on the Islamic Golden Age and has shades of Arab, Ottoman, and Mughal architectural styles.
** Bufferia is an [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny an authoritarian]] [[PuttingOnTheReich Stalinist]] PoliceState typically run by a strongman chancellor from any of the five political parties that control its five provinces, [[CommieNazis but mainly from the socialists and the fascists]].
** [[TheRepublic Shinar]] is a DieselPunk nation with an art-deco aesthetic centered on [[LandOfOneCity an exceptionally large city]] that hearkens to both the [[Literature/TheBible the Tower of Babel]] and Fritz Lang's Metropolis.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Many place and city names are named for authors and characters in literature. Those that aren't are usually named after tropes. Some are extracted from the Wiki itself.
* ThePlan: From both the villain and the hero, no less.
* ShiningCity: The Empire and the Federation have these as Capitals.


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