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YKTTW workstation thread:

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Inspired by this IJBM.

I actually think a stickied YKTTW pimping thread would be a good idea. It would let people direct attention to their own YKTTWs without having to spam bump for updates and such. Plus it would act as another way to get people to notice and contribute to a YKTTW.

Ideally I think each new entry would have it's own post with a link to the relevant YKTTW. Then a big consolidation post on the first page would list all of the ones in the thread so far, crossing them off as they get launched.

Or this might be a silly and pointless idea. Thoughts?


Procedure for getting a YKTTW added to the master worklist. Just post a link and a short explanation about it at the end of the thread and PM me. I will add it to the master list on the first page as soon as possible. PM once it gets launched(or scrapped) so I can cross it off the list too.


YKTTW Workstation Master List

edited 15th Oct '10 11:36:27 AM by Alkthash

 2 Madrugada, Fri, 20th Aug '10 3:36:45 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
You volunteering to maintain it? If so, go ahead.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
Was?
Sure, I'll maintain it.

For the sake of the rules here is my first YKTTW Rising City, a trope about cities that expand vertically.

 4 Kris Mahai, Fri, 20th Aug '10 6:00:16 PM Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Hm?
This is a pretty good idea.

I Never Told You My Name: Used to cast suspicion on an otherwise unremarkable character by having them know information they should not— specifically, the name of the person they seemed to have just met for the first time.

Needs More Examples. Like, really badly.
“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
 5 Ranger Six, Tue, 7th Sep '10 9:22:49 AM from Relay Station Alpha
Swarm of Scarab Beatles
^ Added a (hopefully suitable) example to your YKTTW.
 6 Kris Mahai, Tue, 7th Sep '10 2:03:46 PM Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Hm?
Oh, hey, thanks. I didn't think it was getting any more examples, so I was going to launch it soon. I'd still like someone to iron out the description a little bit, unless they think it's fine?

About your example: I don't think I'll be using it, because I only have a few straight examples, and I don't want to confuse the meaning by adding too many variations, but thank you anyway.

edited 7th Sep '10 2:16:32 PM by KrisMahai

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
gets mad about videogames
This exist? I never noticed, I never noticed this existed, a shame too.

Anyway, I have made this YKTTW and I though it has a decent number of examples, it really could use a more detailled and wittier description... something which I am not good at.

 8 Ranger Six, Tue, 7th Sep '10 2:11:09 PM from Relay Station Alpha
Swarm of Scarab Beatles
The description looks fine to me.
 9 Kris Mahai, Tue, 7th Sep '10 2:17:04 PM Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Hm?
All right then. Also, I edited my post up there concerning your example.
“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
 10 Glowsquid, Tue, 7th Sep '10 2:37:30 PM from Alien Town
gets mad about videogames
The description looks fine to me.

It's not horrible but I know it can be much better. But maybe I just am being overly cautious.

 11 Ranger Six, Tue, 7th Sep '10 3:00:25 PM from Relay Station Alpha
Swarm of Scarab Beatles
@Kris: Now that I think about it, my example would probably fit better under I Never Told You It Was Poison. (Still, similar mechanic, as it were.)
 12 Kris Mahai, Tue, 7th Sep '10 3:04:27 PM Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Hm?
No problem, the two are pretty similar. Thanks for trying to help, anyway.
“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
 13 Meophist, Tue, 7th Sep '10 9:38:19 PM from Toronto, Canada
I actually have a bunch of YKTT Ws in the YKTTW that I'm not quite sure what to do with. Should I post some of them here?
 14 shimaspawn, Tue, 7th Sep '10 9:56:44 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Go ahead!
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
 15 Meophist, Tue, 7th Sep '10 10:05:13 PM from Toronto, Canada
Rock Paper Scissors System

Inter-edit: The description? Uhh, the Super Trope to Tactical Rock-Paper-Scissors and Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors.

The description is very clunky. I don't know how to really describe this trope.

edited 7th Sep '10 10:06:05 PM by Meophist

Was?
Remember guys PM me when you want to add a YKTTW to this thread.

 17 Meophist, Tue, 7th Sep '10 10:22:35 PM from Toronto, Canada
Was?
It was for Glowsquid and future readers.

 19 Hershele Ostropoler, Mon, 13th Sep '10 1:10:58 PM from BK.NY.US Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
You gotta get yourself some marble columns
It's a couple months old, but I'm ready to push Informed Locale again: a work is stated to be set in a particular place, but no aspect or characteristic of that place is shown.
The child is father to the manOedipus
 20 Marq FJA, Wed, 22nd Sep '10 4:46:15 PM from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
This thread is a Godsend. smile

A word of forewarning, though: Some of these YKTTWs, by their very nature, revolve around relatively NSFW stuff.

edited 22nd Sep '10 4:49:04 PM by MarqFJA

Ash-shaʻb yurīd isqāṭ ḥukm al-ʻaskar
gets mad about videogames
Eleventh Hour Larval State - W Hen one section near the end of a game is done in a weaker state or with less abillity than during most of the game.

 22 Totemic Hero, Thu, 23rd Sep '10 9:41:47 PM from the next level Relationship Status: Abstaining
Spit taker
Observation Is A Free Action: A character observing something (and thus providing a description) without taking up any actual time in the story.
"These days they have a stat for how many times a guy goes for a cup of coffee." -Mark McGwire
Was?
Again people, PM me when you want a YKTTW added to the master list. And PM me once again if it gets launched. I'm not constantly checking this thread.

edited 24th Sep '10 12:41:41 PM by Alkthash

 24 Marq FJA, Fri, 1st Oct '10 3:31:45 PM from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
Over a week now, and only the Mother Nature YKTTW recieved any contributions. -_-; I'm starting to think that either few people bother looking this thread up, or practically everyone refuse to get within 10 feet of any YKTTW about "socially inappropiate" subjects.

edited 1st Oct '10 3:34:42 PM by MarqFJA

Ash-shaʻb yurīd isqāṭ ḥukm al-ʻaskar
 25 Marq FJA, Sat, 2nd Oct '10 4:20:12 AM from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
Corporate Carrier Group: A supposedly secret military force that is too big to be able to remain a secret. Needs a Better Description badly, and maybe Needs a Better Title.

edited 2nd Oct '10 4:20:58 AM by MarqFJA

Ash-shaʻb yurīd isqāṭ ḥukm al-ʻaskar
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