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04:10:37 PM Dec 30th 2013
Does this also apply to the creator invoking a trope that would normally be YMMV? Such as Uncanny Valley? For instance, if a character is not necessarily trying to invoke Uncanny Valley, but the creator is, does that count?
10:49:51 PM Feb 16th 2014
I believe that would simply be an example of the creator using a trope as a tool. Most trope appearances in fiction are deliberate; they exist to make storytelling more efficient and effective.
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