Recurring Tropes in your writings:

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26 VolatileChills16th Nov 2011 03:27:03 AM from Outer Heaven , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Venom Awakens
Considering that most of my works are anime-inspired combinations of Urban Fantasy and 20 Minutes into the Future. Here's my list:

Standing on the edge of the crater...
27 Mort0823rd Nov 2011 01:56:19 PM from Oklahoma , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Pirate AND writer!
People losing consciousness.

A Ragtag Bunch of Misfits team having adventures.

Magic and/or Sci-Fi elements.

Time Travel and/or moving back and forth between different planes of existence.

An overall humorous tone.
28 KyleJacobs28th Nov 2011 03:49:36 PM from DC - Southern efficiency, Northern charm , Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Let's see...

29 Schitzo28th Nov 2011 05:16:24 PM from Akumajou Dracula , Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
30 CrimsonZephyr29th Nov 2011 02:47:09 PM from Massachusetts , Relationship Status: It's complicated
Would that it were so simple.

edited 29th Nov '11 2:47:21 PM by CrimsonZephyr

"For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die."
  • Angst: Maybe it's just because my character's are usually in their teens, but no protagonist I've written is immune to it. Though some shrug it off after a few minutes.
  • Byronic Hero: My protagonist usually winds up at one during one point of the story, if they aren't it for the entire work.
  • Fantasy: Urban, low, high, ectra.

edited 30th Nov '11 5:24:34 PM by Vyctorian

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33 ShadowPantherRakuen30th Nov 2011 08:45:35 PM from her mother's basement

That's all I can think of for now.

edited 30th Nov '11 8:46:26 PM by ShadowPantherRakuen

"I do love you. I really do. It's just my way of demonstrating my love happens to involve weapons. Lots of weapons."
34 Tarsen2nd Dec 2011 12:11:43 PM from FC: 2165-5763-7629 , Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
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  • Grey and Gray Morality: no one is perfect, most arent irredeemable, most have reasons. of course, its Black and White Morality from each side's perspective most of the time.
  • Combat Pragmatist: the main character's will always be this. usually by virtue of being cynical to the point of seeing dirty fighting as inevitable from the enemies, or having lived long enough to realise the importance of using whatever you can to win, or simply being desperate.
  • Anti-Hero: none of my protagonists can be considered unambiguously good, and at least 1 is a punch clock hero.
  • The Gadfly: a few protagonists, one in particular, do whatever they can to annoy other characters, as sort of a *Vitriolic Best Buds kinda thing.
  • Deadpan Snarker: how some people react to the above goadings.
  • Angst? What Angst??: how some characters, usually protagonists deal with their pain. for some it eventually reaches the surface, for others they silently get over it by themselves.
  • Immortality: its a recurring theme in the series, and a significant element in the lore/mythos. the Contractor is type II, Verdandi is non specific mix of type-zero, type IV, and Type III (in the sense that she cannot be injured, due to her subconscious time control powers making it so conflict never happened.) The Cosmic Power's are Type I, only susceptable to Verdandi. Contracters are originally type I, but become Type VI.
  • Urban Fantasy: mostly. sometimes its...
  • 20 Minutes into the Future: or...
  • Low Fantasy: this.
  • Crapsack World: surprisingly no. the world has its ups and downs but for the most part the vast majority of the population live, overall, happy lives. the exception comes with a few select individuals who get all the worst luck, with some not even lucky enough to get a second chance at life with...
  • Reincarnation: this.
  • Eldritch Abomination: these beings govern the rules of the verse. they're not very good and only act competant from our perspective when it comes to the demons trying to pass from their world to ours.
  • And I Must Scream: The Void. the fate of every contracter.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: pretty much. doesnt always work. at one point the Villain Protagonist gets this for a short while. whoops.
  • AntiVillain: the closest thing to a genuine villain in this series would be the above mentioned villain protagonist, in the final story.
  • Knife Nut: there will always be a character who carries a lot of knives and obsesses over chances of use them.
  • The Woobie: the aforementioned unlucky individuals. all of them.
  • Knight in Sour Armour: the protagonists seldom enjoy life, let alone the way it works, but each one does what they believe is necessary to protect those that surround them.
  • Time Travel: a recurring element in the mythos/lore, embodied by Verdandi. ultimately though, only 1 of the stories actually involve time travel during the course of the story.
  • Humans Are Bastards: firmly believed by many characters, but rarely the actual unlucky ones.
  • Wild Card: a few stories have this kind of character, albiet for entirely different reasons. sometimes its out of obliviousness, others its out of ever changing priorities, sometimes its just "to see what would happen" or out of pure selfishness.

...huh. for some reason i only seem to world build in threads like these on this subforum.

edited 2nd Dec '11 12:15:51 PM by Tarsen

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In reading old works, I've come across Magical Underpinnings of Reality, Magically Binding Contract and Odd Job Gods.
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Not really tropes per se but all my works seem to have Japanese themes in them. Even my most recent one which had the Japanese style concept of honor and dishonor, despite having no samurai,swords or anything remotely Japanese.
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37 USAF71317th Dec 2011 02:07:07 PM from the United States
I changed accounts.
By and large, the only grand, connecting tropes that occur often in my stories are Gray and Gray Morality and Genre Deconstruction.
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38 NickTheSwing17th Dec 2011 02:26:40 PM from Ya really wanna know? , Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
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Well, now that I look at it, most of my stories seem to have very young leads.

And there are usually Unwanted Harem type things for the main heroes. Matthew has the largest, by virtue of Angie Sephion and her 15000 clone sisters.

Often there are cameos by real life figures.
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