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Using As Many Tropes As Possible:
Easily entertainedHmm... yes, that might be an excellent start. I hadn't thought of that — I suppose something written in the same free-flowing, absurdist style as the Illuminatus! trilogy would be a wise start to this project. You could get away with a lot if you don't mind inquiries of "What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?". (Note that the aforementioned Illuminatus! trilogy was made on drugs.) Even a snowball has a chance in hell.
Cynicism is like salt; you should add just a little bit of it to everything, but it's useless on its own.
It sounds like the key is not to let your ambition get the best of you. In other words, feel free to skip over tropes if they don't benefit your story any.
WŁtender JaegerAbsolutely. I'm actively avoiding using tropes that affects the series as a whole like Morality Tropes. There are some that affects individual arc or season, like Mundane Fantastic.
Banned, selectivelyI think "absurdist" could sum up the whole idea and resulting work.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you are probably right.
WŁtender JaegerYou haven't read the earlier post. I said it wrong and I'm trying to use as many tropes as possible not all of them. F
WŁtender JaegerNah, there are some tropes that I absolutely abhor and will never, EVER use.
You must write a Happily Ever After ending. And it has to be a Downer Ending. Some have managed anyways, but... Good luck.
WŁtender JaegerActually like I said, Happily Ever After is one of those tropes that I will avoid. I don't like it. I'm going for Earn Your Happy Ending but I'm planning to have a lot of short arcs so they can all have different endings, Downer Ending, Bittersweet Ending, Twilight Zone Ending...
What about Kill 'em All and Everybody Lives?
edited 19th Feb '11 9:28:02 PM by Acebrock
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WŁtender JaegerArcs, pal. Arcs. Damn it, people. I said, as many tropes as possible, not all. Is there any way I can change the thread's title?
edited 19th Feb '11 9:33:01 PM by dRoy
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Kill 'em All and then resurrect em! It even lets you work in resurrection tropes!
WŁtender JaegerOooh, I like that idea!
Writer's Welcome WagonStill, arcs are the only way to go if you want to cover most of the tropes. That way, you can have a happy ending, a bittersweet ending, a downer ending, and all those other ending tropes. Also, beginner tropes can be applied at the beginning of arcs. Observe different characters from Trope Overdosed series to see how you can apply character tropes. Also, a multi-verse is pretty much needed if you want to cover all the setting tropes.
WŁtender JaegerWell, crap. That means I gotta watch Doctor Who, huh. I don't think that's gonna happen any time soon due to my Archive Panic. Would I need to watch all of them all just few seasons?
WŁtender JaegerAlso, would it possible to use Viewers Are Morons and Viewers Are Geniuses at the same time? Oh, and can you intentionally cause Critical Research Failure? No, being a guy who always goes fro Shown Their Work, I'm not going to do that unintentionally but if I can get away with it, why not?
edited 28th Mar '11 6:50:26 AM by dRoy
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