Awesome Little Ideas:

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1 Ironeye4th Mar 2010 12:26:27 AM from SoCal , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
This is the thread for all of the little ideas you have for the show that are totally awesome. After the incredible success of Code White, we really can't afford to miss any other similar opportunities.

So, yeah, get posting!
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A planned sarcastic response by my character to being chewed out over my Code White gambit:

"Sure! Let's play it your way. Let's play Shonen Hero Tacnuke Bingo! Which major population centre will he destroy next?"
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3 JinxedBlackcat4th Mar 2010 09:19:04 AM from Blurry Edges of Genderfluidity , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
The Ultimate Bifauxnen
Maybe Cody and Jinx could have some verbal fights? Like...

"Don't you have some dolls to go play with?"

"Don't you have some asses to go kiss?"
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4 SandJosieph4th Mar 2010 09:47:31 AM from Grand Galloping Galaday , Relationship Status: Brony
Bigonkers! is Magic
The only thing I can think of at the moment is a fight between Kat and Hikari's super powered sides.
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5 BobbyG4th Mar 2010 12:45:07 PM from the Silvery Tay
6 Karalora5th Mar 2010 12:31:20 PM from San Fernando Valley, CA , Relationship Status: In another castle
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A Running Gag where Kara and Korg tease each other by coming up with creative pairs of call signs in order to build themselves up while vaguely putting the other one down. It should start innocently—Mama Bear and Grizzly Bear, Boris and Doris, etc.—but then one day Kara decides to call herself "Queen Victoria" and Korg "Prince Albert in a Can," so on the next mission, he retaliates by upping the stakes to "Dragon's Lair" vs. "Fire-Breathing Harpy."
7 BobbyG5th Mar 2010 05:33:57 PM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
On the old, now archived board, I suggested we could incorporate allusions to TV Tropes Wiki into the series. Suggestions:

  • Characters erroneously speculating that certain individuals may be Time Lords.
  • Reispin on a spinning LP, washing machine or wheel in the background of a scene.
  • Trope titles snuck into dialogue, preferably in a way that doesn't sound forced.
8 KylerThatch5th Mar 2010 07:01:13 PM , Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
literary masochist
Trope titles snuck into dialogue, preferably in a way that doesn't sound forced.

Maybe for trope titles that are sufficiently transparent, we could present it as slang of some sort.

Then again, we already have our Idiosyncratic Episode Naming...
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9 SandJosieph5th Mar 2010 07:48:16 PM from Grand Galloping Galaday , Relationship Status: Brony
Bigonkers! is Magic
Or the Wiki itself is the Database?
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10 Ironeye5th Mar 2010 11:23:10 PM from SoCal , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
@Bobby: Yeah, that's a given. Also, we have the unofficial guideline that at least one trope name will be referenced per episode beyond the episode title. Of course, the overcommittee could discuss a change to that policy (or make it official) if you would like...smile
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11 JinxedBlackcat6th Mar 2010 10:40:15 AM from Blurry Edges of Genderfluidity , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
The Ultimate Bifauxnen
Maybe at somepoint to introduce other characters like Kat and the science crew, Jinx and Hikari (and Matrix?) could go on an "adventure" and explore the tvtropes base?
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13 Karalora6th Mar 2010 09:18:10 PM from San Fernando Valley, CA , Relationship Status: In another castle
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This one's more of an Awesome Big Idea, but I can't think of where else to post it.

Murky's subplot involving the World Tree has always just bugs me me. It's an artifact from the first iteration of the show, when everything was less organized and we hadn't applied the Only One Power rule yet, but we couldn't drop it because of that bit where the Tree tells her where her family is.

At the same time, we've had a hard time coming up with material for Murky that ties her to the main plot with anything sturdier than two-ply cotton sewing thread. This was only exacerbated, not alleviated, by the fact that the Tree could talk to her and no one else, and especially by it telling her something that prompted her to leave the group. I mean, damn. It's like we were trying to keep her largely irrelevant to the other characters.

So here's my idea. Drop the idea of the World Tree being specially connected to Murky. We don't need it. Also drop the idea of her learning from it where her family is.

Instead, have the Fairy Godmother tell Murky where her family is. Murky's big Character Development subplot can occur in the course of the group's dealings with the FG, and it can revolve around this piece of information. And this would be a sort of clue to the audience that Murky would be better off not chasing down her family as soon as she finds out where they are. It makes it more important to keep her in the group, specifically because the FG is telling her something that would get her to leave.

We'll have to work out more of the details as we get closer to that season, but I think this ties up a few of the loose ends that have been plaguing us practically since the start of the project.

edited 6th Mar '10 9:28:26 PM by Karalora

14 Karalora6th Mar 2010 09:49:07 PM from San Fernando Valley, CA , Relationship Status: In another castle
Manliest Person on Skype
The episode where the team takes down Ganondorf needs to be an Eigen Plot, as a Shout-Out to the fact that in most Legend of Zelda games, Link needs to use most of his major items at least once in the final dungeon. As the team goes along, it gradually dawns on them that this is the case. They start to speculate about how the remaining team members' powers and skills will be needed, and draw a blank when they get to Kara. She says:

"Easy. I'm the fairy in a bottle."
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Err... I'll probably think of better ones the second I hit send. This is why I just write the scripts. evil grin
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16 BobbyG7th Mar 2010 02:00:25 PM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
Cody's story, like Murky's, involves missing relatives. What if he discovers at some point that his parents were murdered by one of the villains?

Too cliché?
17 Ironeye7th Mar 2010 02:42:41 PM from SoCal , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
Hmm, that would require the 'rents to survive long enough to run into one of the main baddies, since none of them operate or appear near Cody's home.
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
18 BobbyG7th Mar 2010 02:48:12 PM from the Silvery Tay
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Maybe they were on holiday or on a business trip?

Or, maybe his mom got killed by a (monstrous, non-major) fictite, but his dad was away on a business trip (to somewhere Dark Lodge-y) and hasn't been seen since?

edited 7th Mar '10 2:49:06 PM by BobbyG

19 Ironeye7th Mar 2010 02:53:04 PM from SoCal , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
Well, on-holiday would make sense, since C-Day is somewhere in late December or (very) early January. (I currently have it listed as 1/1/13, but that's subject to change.)
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
20 BobbyG7th Mar 2010 02:55:57 PM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
Hmm... so if they were away on a Christmas/New Years holiday of some sort, and they never returned, and then Klamath Falls got attacked by Fictites... then Cody wants to find them, which half way through his arc could become avenge them.
21 Ironeye7th Mar 2010 03:18:15 PM from SoCal , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
It's certainly a possibility. Where would they be going on holiday?
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
22 Matrix7th Mar 2010 03:20:28 PM from The Matrix, Canada , Relationship Status: Less than three
quidf scire vis?
and then Klamath Falls got attacked by Fictites...

Fallout fictites?
23 BobbyG7th Mar 2010 03:22:22 PM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
^^ I don't know. Florida? The Mediterranean? Australia? What's popular, and Dark Lodgy?

^ Could be.

edited 7th Mar '10 3:22:46 PM by BobbyG

24 Ironeye7th Mar 2010 03:26:48 PM from SoCal , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
The current Lodge corresponds to Kansas, London, Eastern Europe, Beverley Hills, and possibly Japan.
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
25 BobbyG7th Mar 2010 03:30:39 PM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
Maybe they're with relatives in London?

I'd have said Kansas, but that's resolved too early in the series. Not sure about California.

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