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TV Tropes addicts in fiction?:
Is it too soon or to weird to have a character or two who are former TV Tropes addicts? (Only former in that the charters no longer have internet access.) I like the idea of invoking a trope by name as a threat that would only work on said addict. RC: You canít bring her here. AE: Sheís sick I have to. RC: You canít. Itís against regulations. Iím sorry. AE: Remember when we talked about Tropes? RC: Yeah?? AE: Are you familiar w/ the idea of a Morality Chain RC: Yeah AE: Well she is mine and I know where you live. RC: Ok bring her.
edited 28th Oct '10 7:03:10 PM by HistoryMaker
the it-thingyIt would have to be a given that this is a contemporary setting. I would be concerned that your readership might not be aware of the site.
We dance around in a ring and suppose,
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
- Robert Frost
⚙I have a character who follows my writing thread itself. It's not any great device, though, and the site isn't named or described beyond the thread. Just a gag—his hacking skills are such that he can access the thread of his own story lolol. I plan to have him post sometime.
In my game, the Magnificent Bastard is also the official lampshader of tropes, using actual trope names to denote things.
More like giant cherriesIf it's a contemporary system and your characters are nerds, it's very likely Truth in Television.
edited 29th Oct '10 6:14:01 AM by storyyeller
Life is simple: it has no nontrivial normal subgroups.
life is hard U_UI once had an idea about a slice-of-life series about a theatre group with a Meta Guy who frequently talked abouted tropes, and I wondered if I should refer to the site/tropes by name. If it does end up going somewhere, they wouldn't use the site's names for the tropes. It just seems...I dunno, like he would be a mouthpiece/ walking Shout-Out learned from this site, instead of being a character on their own standing. Like... Setzer And Friedburg. Their work is basically, "look, we're refrencing this movie get it?" I rather not write him like that. And it runs the risk of alienating non-Tropers.
Ahr riverI prefer puns. For instance, bit character Headmaster Narm who has the characterization of a Large Ham. Stuff like that.
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.
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