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26 Ironeye2nd Apr 2010 04:06:44 AM from SoCal , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
Just a few ideas:
  • Visage is probably a good choice to sub in for the Masque of the Red Death in the Masquerade episode since his backstory and mask are pretty much an extended homage to "The Masque of the Red Death", and he can function well as a villain independent of a cameo in that episode.
  • When we go to LA in the second season, I think it'd be interesting if Toontown had appeared and was a bit of a safe haven in the otherwise devastated city (well, not counting the bits of Beverley Hills protected by the magic of the Fairy Godmother, though those have issues of their own).
  • It could be fun to draw upon There Will Be Brawl for additional Ganondorf details. In particular, in that series he has risen to be the head of a crime syndicate and is called the "Shadow Don" because no one is ever clear just what he's up to.

Anyway, final bit (a little longer than the others, and requiring bullets of its own): I noticed that we don't really have a traditional masculine action hero type of character on the main cast
  • Ironeye is a nerd
  • Cody comes close, but is too much of a petty bully
  • Matrix is an immature pretty boy sissy who occasionally acts gay (He's less masculine than most of the female characters!)
  • arks is notably small and scrawny (well, except compared to Matrix on the latter point), and his perennial (faked) optimism and stupidity get in the way of him being perceived as a traditional masculine hero. The revelation that he's been faking doesn't help anything either, since it comes with the bit about him still recovering from a major breakdown (making him even less traditionally masculine)
  • Hikari is even more immature than Matrix. While he makes a good shonen hero, he's no American action hero.
  • Korg is a dandy who shamelessly flirts with men and has no pain tolerance.
  • Fawriel is a zen furry—and not a half-bear or something ultra-masculine like that. Seriously, just look at his ears (and, well, the rest of his face as well) and tell me with a straight face that he's a very masculine character.
  • Gabriel is Mr. Sensitive. At least his outdoorsiness and mechanical aptitude get him pretty close...
So, yeah, I think it's official—TV Tropes The TV Show takes the American idea of the masculine action hero out back behind the barn and puts a bullet in its brain...or at least roughs it up a bit and puts it on a leash.

edited 6th Apr '10 6:56:58 PM by Ironeye

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27 Karalora2nd Apr 2010 06:51:14 AM from San Fernando Valley, CA , Relationship Status: In another castle
Manliest Person on Skype
Nah, we've just given it a sex change and called it Murky Muse.
28 KylerThatch2nd Apr 2010 07:36:09 AM , Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
literary masochist
Permission to quote those, sirs?
So pure of heart, and strong of mind!
So true of aim with his marshmallow laser!
29 Karalora2nd Apr 2010 08:27:04 AM from San Fernando Valley, CA , Relationship Status: In another castle
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Permission granted.
30 AweStriker7th Apr 2010 08:50:55 PM from a moving point.
RM/8
I wasn't sure where to put this, but I might as well bring it up:

wild mass guess We Are Our Avatars is the prequel to TV Tropes The TV Show.

It's not my WMG, actually, I try to avoid making those.
"Only now, after being besieged by a flock of talking ponies, did he really understand what he'd lost. "
31 Ironeye7th Apr 2010 10:35:24 PM from SoCal , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
We do have a WMG page if you would like to add the theory there. I must say that that's one of the craziest ones so far. (I deleted the ones that directly contradicted canon, of course—you won't find them on the page.)
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.
32 BobbyG17th Aug 2010 08:31:12 AM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
Is this dead?

Only this has been largely inactive for a while now. (The Troper Saga is more popular than us! ;_;)
33 JinxedBlackcat17th Aug 2010 08:34:17 AM from Blurry Edges of Genderfluidity , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
The Ultimate Bifauxnen
Its kinda hit a dead spot what with us needing an artist before we apparently can move on planning more ideas.
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34 BobbyG17th Aug 2010 08:35:44 AM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
Well, can we maybe do a metaphorical show of hands to see who's still interested?
35 Ironeye17th Aug 2010 10:00:11 AM from SoCal , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
Well, there's nothing stopping us from just writing scripts—it's anything beyond that that's problematic.
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