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edited 6th Aug '14 11:53:41 AM by Bisected8
edited 20th Jun '12 12:51:24 PM by Telcontar
edited 20th Jun '12 1:13:32 PM by Bisected8
Luc "Point Out The Obvious" French
Also, I'd like to consult if there are any changes that might need to be made to the current template. I think it is rather good as it is right now, but I'm not convinced about the Plotted A Good Waste optional-point. Now that trope is called Intended Audience Reaction, and it's about engineering audience reactions, which is something rather hard to "Play With", and I think it would be better off if cut from the template.
edited 12th Feb '13 4:56:24 PM by XFllo
- The "speaking English" entry for averted could work better under inverted.
- You don't really need the "...says Ela, 'Blah blah', says Eva" parts for the examples which are given as quotes. They can be inferred.
- On invoked it should read "where she cannot understand the language"
- On Implied the second sentence should begin "The audience..."
edited 12th Feb '13 4:55:04 PM by XFllo
- Basic Trope: There are stories told and ballads sung about this character.
- Played Straight: There is a ballad inspired by Bob’s heroic struggle against the Evil Overlord.
- Exaggerated: All ballads sung in Tropetia are about Bob’s adventures.
- Downplayed: There are some rumors running around about a fellow named Bob Yellow Pants and his Ragtag Bunch of Misfits.
- Justified: One of Bob’s friends was a bard and decided to write a song based on their adventures.
- Inverted: The Greatest Story Never Told
- Subverted: The ballad about Bob’s adventures never becomes popular and is quickly forgotten.
- Double Subverted: Then another song is written and this one gains popularity, making Bob famous.
- Zig Zagged: Most songs about Bob are quickly forgotten, exept for one, which is wildly popular for a while. Then Alice Green Jacket appears and Bob is left in the shadows. He does something even more spectacular and becomes famous again, just to lose his populrity to Susan Ret Shoes.
- Enforced: The author wants to write Bob's story using the Framing Device.
- Averted: Bob doesn’t become famous and there are no stories told about his adventures.
- Parodied: Bob is especially famous for his yellow pants. There are even songs comparing them to the golden sun.
- Lampshaded: “Let me tell you a story about Bob Yellow Pants, our greatest hero.”
- Discussed: “I wonder if someday someone will write a song about our adventures.”
- Conversed: “In all these books heroes always become famous and have stories told about them at the end.”
- Invoked: Bob tells his story to a bard and asks him to write a ballad.
- Defied:: Bob eliminates all bards who wish to create songs based on his adventures.
- Deconstructed: Bob is so famous and recognizable it becomes hard for him to fight crime, since villains hearing about his arrival tend to move to another area.
- Reconstructed: Bob uses his fame to encourage other people to take the mantle of crime-fighting.
edited 25th Feb '13 9:28:06 AM by Ciabella
- Basic Trope: Inventor/architect is killed when his work is complete.
- Straight: Alice asks Bob to build her the deadliest war machine on the world. When his task is finished she has Bob killed to keep secrets of the machine from her enemies.
- Exaggerated: Alice kills even her house decorators after their work is finished.
- Downplayed: Alice doesn’t kill Bob, but blinds him so he can’t build even deadlier war machine for her enemies.
- Implied: Alice asks Bob to come to her throne room after his task is complete and comments that her crocodiles are getting hungry. Bob is never seen again.
- Justified: Alice knows her enemies bought Bob’s loyalty.
- Inverted: Bob was previously sentenced to death but redeemed himself by designing war machines for Alice.
- Subverted: Alice imprisons Bob and forces him to invent many other things for her.
- Double Subverted: When Bob outlives his usefulness, Alice eliminates him.
- Parodied: Architect is listed as one of the most dangerous professions on the world, along with demon hunter and firefighter.
- Zig Zagged: Alice kills some of her architects, some are left alone and others are asked to remain in her service, forever.
- Averted: No architects or inventors are killed after finishing their work.
- Lampshaded: “I will have to kill Bob after his task is finished if I want to keep my secrets safe.”
- Invoked: Bob specifically asks Alice to kill him after his work is done.
- Exploited: Bob wants to die after his life’s work is complete, so he goes working for Alice, queen known for her impressive collection of dead architects.
- Defied: Bob escapes before Alice can execute him.
- Discussed: “You are not going to be one of these kings who murder architects after their work is complete, are you?”
- Conversed: “I can bet Bob will end in the crocodile pool after he finishes his task for Alice. Architects always get killed by their employers in movies.”
- Deconstructed: Because more and more kings murder their architects, less and less people choose this profession.
- Reconstructed: A new law is passed and architects are given complete immunity.
edited 15th Apr '13 12:16:40 AM by Ciabella
edited 14th Apr '13 10:56:16 PM by lexicon