Us writers who plan on getting published, we should make a pact.:

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Forum Villain
The pact is simple. We're all tropers here, and if you're anything like me, TV Tropes has been indispensable to my writing.

Therefore, if any of us managed to get published, we should dedicate the book to TV Tropes.

"Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person that doesn't get it."
2 MrAHR16th May 2011 10:35:33 AM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
But I wanted to dedicate my books to my english teachers D:
highly secure
The acknowledgements section is your friend, then.

I...think? Maybe? I don't really know where you would put something like that.
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Forum Villain
Acknowledgements is for listing help you received. Dedication page is for who you want to dedicate it to. (Like, say, I want to dedicate this song to my pet cow St. Croix).

That said, no one's stopping us from making new sections.
"Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person that doesn't get it."
I was planning on snarkily dedicating my books with rotten teachers to the worst school I attended.
If I'm asking for advice on a story idea, don't tell me it can't be done.
6 MajorTom16th May 2011 11:13:48 AM , Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
I already thought of this ahead. TV Tropes would be mentioned by name in the (admittedly short and really only there for gags and padding until The Stinger) Credits section.
"Allah may guide their bullets, but Jesus helps those who aim down the sights."
Forum Villain
Addendum: This pact is not for those who will partake of vanity publishing, because we don't want you taking a crap on our poorly-known name.
"Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person that doesn't get it."
8 MajorTom16th May 2011 11:17:14 AM , Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
^ What prompted that?
"Allah may guide their bullets, but Jesus helps those who aim down the sights."
Forum Villain
Bit of a half-serious joke. I thought of it on the toilet while reading The Children of Húrin for some reason. How the mind wanders...
"Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person that doesn't get it."
AHR: You can dedicate books to more than one person/organization/vague group of people, y'know.
The Puzzler
Sounds like a plan.

[up][up]Yes it does strange things. For example I remembered the below song the moment I saw the thread title.

edited 16th May '11 12:46:55 PM by EldritchBlueRose

Has ADD, plays World of Tanks, thinks up crazy ideas like children making spaceships for Hitler. Occasionally writes them down.
12 chihuahua016th May 2011 12:51:30 PM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Writer's Welcome Wagon
I'll put TV Tropes on my acknowledgment page.

13 cutewithoutthe16th May 2011 12:52:32 PM , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Góðberit Norðling
..has there ever been any published tropers?

Oh, wait, I already made a thread about that.
14 snowfoxofdeath16th May 2011 03:53:09 PM from San Francisco Suburb
Thou errant flap-dragon!
"This book is a tribute to the awesome people who edit the TV Tropes wiki and my fellow writers on the forums. Without you all, I never would have been able to put this together."

I just thought of that yesterday.

So yeah, I'm in. I owe too much to you guys. To pretend you didn't help me is against my moral code. And I don't have much of a moral code, so that's really something.

edited 16th May '11 9:05:53 PM by snowfoxofdeath

15 DarkSoldier16th May 2011 05:51:02 PM from Delta, BC, Canada , Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
All right, I'm in!

... wait, this pact isn't to lose our virginity before graduation?

I'm out.
16 drunkscriblerian16th May 2011 05:57:06 PM from Castle Geekhaven , Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
I was already planning on it. "Thank you"'s outline (at least the portion I that has relevance here:

''...And thanks to all the gonzo nerds at TV who helped in ways great and small (even if it was just listening to me expound): Cygan Angel, Leradny, Kino (and the rest of the Bad Babysitters), Fast Eddie, Madrugada...Hell, all of them really.

Except you, Chagen 46. You, sir, failed to rock.''

edited 16th May '11 5:57:19 PM by drunkscriblerian

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed.

~Cora M. Strayer~
17 Tre16th May 2011 06:30:26 PM from Starlight Plaza , Relationship Status: Singularity
I already planned to do this in the credits section of Stuck.

edited 16th May '11 6:39:04 PM by Tre

18 JewelyJ16th May 2011 06:53:04 PM from A state in the USA
I'm in!

Responsible adult
Mine already contains a nod in the Acknowledgements, so it'd get a namedrop from me.

"Thanks to the one, the only, and the indespensible TV Tropes, which gave me inumerable ideas for good old fantasy cliches to twist up, turn around, and generally mangle (especially the one about dwarves). Especial thanks to the troper 'Katrika,' without whom Mango would be perpetually nameless."

edited 16th May '11 7:59:19 PM by FreezairForALimitedTime

"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
20 dRoy16th May 2011 08:07:07 PM from The Happy Place , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Perpetually clueless
@OP story is basically TV Tropes: the novel, course I'm in.
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21 Voltech4416th May 2011 08:27:28 PM from Alongside a Virtual Weasel , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
All Guns Sparking
If it wasn't for TV Tropes, the tagline for my story (see sig) would be infinitely worse. If I get published, then one way or another I'll find a way to give my thanks.
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I only read the first post, and I have to say no.

I don't know who or what I am dedicating my book to, probably no one, or a fictional person, or blah IDK.

Actually, I will probably dedicate my magnum opus to myself, my struggles, and people that have been in my shoes. The things I have seen, how far I have survived when so many others would give up, it is hard. I do not mean to sound selfish, but without my struggles, I can't write, and without me, there is no book, and I want to inspire others, but I do not want to lie; I think much of myself for getting this far, and I want others too as well when they make it over that summit, and finally conquer their demons, no matter how small or big of a triumph it may be.

I'd be dedicating it to people from broken homes, the abused kids, the suffering and starving people in Africa, the universal struggle of mankind living under oppression and tyranny, both at the home and under the name of government.

That is, I will dedicate it to mankind's efforts and desires, our very core of our being, our lives, and our pain.

Kind of improvised there, but I think that is actually better articulated than I thought it might come out as.

edit: though many people will be in the 'thanks' section, I'll make sure to not pass by T.V. Tropes =D

edited 16th May '11 8:50:36 PM by jasonwill2

as of the 2nd of Nov. has 6 weeks for a broken collar bone to heal and types 1 handed and slowly
23 Wolf106616th May 2011 08:52:50 PM from New Zealand , Relationship Status: In my bunk
Typin' strangely
I was already planning on referencing TV Tropes in my dedication page - along with an ever-growing list of others (some of whom, such as my parents, are dead and won't get to read it).

Dangerously Genre Savvy since ages ago...
24 animemetalhead16th May 2011 09:04:10 PM from Ashwood Landing, ME
Runs on Awesomeness
If I don't thank TV Tropes in the dedication, I'll at least end up name-dropping at least one trope in-story.
No one believes me when I say angels can turn their panties into guns.
I'll thank Aerith and Bob and see who gets the reference.

edited 17th May '11 1:27:14 AM by Vyctorian

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