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Ceiling Corpse Shock comments: 11
A body is stuck to the ceiling, often causing a nasty surprise.
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Tricked Into Signing comments: 54
Tricking someone into signing by asking for an autograph or by pretending it is something different
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sponsor: PaulA edited by: jormis29 added: Mon, 30th May '11 8:13:16 AM last reply: Thu, 10th Jul '14 10:37:35 AM

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Kite Riding comments: 22
Flying by riding a giant kite.
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One Person Crew [Needs Hats] comments: 44
A single person takes many jobs in the production of a work
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sponsor: KevinKlawitter edited by: Lawman592 added: Wed, 13th Mar '13 10:41:53 AM last reply: Thu, 10th Jul '14 10:27:39 AM

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Super Punch comments: 47
A superpowered punch attack.
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Mega Maelstrom comments: 35
Giant whirlpool vortex.
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sponsor: Soupdragon edited by: MichelleJHowe added: Fri, 5th Aug '11 4:40:23 AM last reply: Thu, 10th Jul '14 10:19:27 AM

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One Crazy Night comments: 20
A comedy where the main action takes place over one stressful night for the protagonists.

sponsor: TheShadow added: Sun, 6th Jul '14 10:33:15 PM last reply: Thu, 10th Jul '14 10:09:30 AM

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Merged At Birth comments: 29
Two siblings merge into a single body at/before birth.

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Has Read the Dictionary comments: 42
A person has read the dictionary cover-to-cover.

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Strength, Defense, Speed (better name plz) comments: 17
The three stats of strength, defense and speed and how the three go with each other.
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Imitation Index comments: 28
An index of tropes featuring imitations of real items.
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sponsor: CaveCat added: Wed, 21st May '14 9:02:52 AM last reply: Thu, 10th Jul '14 9:20:15 AM

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In-Between Squashing comments: 31
A character gets squished between two bigger characters from the sides.
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Noun The Character Title comments: 125
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Upside-Down Face (Hats plz?) comments: 40
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AI with female voice comments: 1

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A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal comments: 3
Just For Fun

sponsor: DracMonster edited by: DatLonerGirl added: Wed, 9th Jul '14 10:38:16 AM last reply: Thu, 10th Jul '14 8:56:29 AM

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Main / Unfinished Word Reveal comments: 10
When the MacGuffin is kept secret by removing some of the letters from its name.

sponsor: Kelnius edited by: randomsurfer added: Sat, 5th Jul '14 8:12:29 AM last reply: Thu, 10th Jul '14 8:53:57 AM

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Artifact Alias comments: 55
When a character who is introduced under an alias continues using it after their real name is known.
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Inside Job comments: 8
A criminal act facilitated by an employee of the target.

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Living Structure Monster (working title) comments: 67
A monster that is a wall, or a floor, or a ceiling, or any other part of a building

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Useful Notes / Spay And Neuter comments: 2

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Test Of Time comments: 18
What makes a story hold up as time passes, and what doesn't
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Punishment-Loving Kid comments: 7
A kid who loves being punished out of an association with good parenting.
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Poison Ring comments: 15
Handy Poison Stash

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Permanent Isolating Blockade comments: 7
A NavalBlockade that lasts indefinitely.

sponsor: Dalillama edited by: Arivne added: Wed, 9th Jul '14 5:26:55 PM last reply: Thu, 10th Jul '14 7:09:54 AM

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Cried Himself To Sleep comments: 40
A (often young) character left in a lonely and miserable situation cries himself to sleep to indicate how lonely and miserable he is.
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sponsor: Clevomon edited by: Hero_Gal_2347 added: Sat, 20th Jul '13 8:08:25 PM last reply: Thu, 10th Jul '14 7:01:04 AM

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Aggressive Humility comments: 25
Two arguing characters try to be the better person and let the other win, only to argue over that.
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sponsor: DrakeClawfang edited by: Arivne added: Mon, 7th Jul '14 1:36:42 PM last reply: Thu, 10th Jul '14 6:29:44 AM

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Misheard Malaproper comments: 28
A character mangles something he misheard

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Crippling Castration comments: 49
A Groin Attack with permanent effects.
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Defacement Insult comments: 18
A character's belongings are vandalised by a slur or an insult written to scare them.
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sponsor: Oreochan edited by: MacronNotes added: Sun, 20th May '12 2:08:06 AM last reply: Thu, 10th Jul '14 5:19:41 AM

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Fake Pregnancy comments: 32
A female character lies about being pregnant

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Colorful, quirky charter pilot comments: 5
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Persuasion Minigame comments: 2
NPC persuasion framed as a mini-game in video games.
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sponsor: Koveras added: Thu, 10th Jul '14 12:39:36 AM last reply: Thu, 10th Jul '14 2:51:28 AM

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Lockpicking Minigame comments: 18
Mechanics associated with picking locks in video games.

sponsor: Koveras added: Mon, 30th Jun '14 2:45:46 AM last reply: Thu, 10th Jul '14 1:28:35 AM

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Potion Brewing Minigame comments: 22
Mechanics associated with brewing potions in video games.

sponsor: Koveras added: Fri, 27th Jun '14 2:44:49 AM last reply: Thu, 10th Jul '14 1:24:58 AM

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Magnetism Manipulation comments: 114
The StockSuperpower of Electromagnetism or plain Magnetism
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sponsor: ShanghaiSlave edited by: DAN004 added: Sat, 19th Apr '14 6:01:47 AM last reply: Wed, 9th Jul '14 11:55:30 PM

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Crisis Creates Competence comments: 45
If a character is seen failing at a skill to begin with, the climax is going to depend on them getting it right.
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sponsor: PaulA edited by: Hero_Gal_2347 added: Sun, 12th May '13 8:31:46 AM last reply: Wed, 9th Jul '14 11:39:17 PM

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Hates Being Nicknamed comments: 56
A character hates being called by nicknames.
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sponsor: KantonKage added: Fri, 14th Feb '14 10:02:05 AM last reply: Wed, 9th Jul '14 11:24:45 PM

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World of Placeholder comments: 7
The tendency of MMORPGs being called "World of _______"

sponsor: HumanTorch2 added: Wed, 9th Jul '14 8:31:32 AM last reply: Wed, 9th Jul '14 11:13:26 PM

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Sports Hero Backstory comments: 21
When inventing a backstory for a character, the writers will often inject sports heroism.

sponsor: Quatic added: Sun, 6th Jul '14 3:53:48 PM last reply: Wed, 9th Jul '14 10:53:32 PM

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Oblivious Trauma Triggering comments: 59
One character inadvertently triggers another character's emotional trauma
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sponsor: neoYTPism edited by: StrixObscuro added: Sat, 26th Mar '11 8:31:25 AM last reply: Wed, 9th Jul '14 10:22:06 PM

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I Hate Your Taste In Movies comments: 5
People who dislike their significant other's taste in movies and TV shows.
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sponsor: justanotherrandomlurker added: Tue, 1st Jul '14 7:42:55 PM last reply: Wed, 9th Jul '14 9:57:51 PM

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Forgettable Name comments: 37
A character's name is constantly forgotten by other characters in the work
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sponsor: MacronNotes added: Thu, 15th Aug '13 4:51:41 PM last reply: Wed, 9th Jul '14 9:55:56 PM

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Tough Boots comments: 37
Boots signify a character is tough and no-nonsense.
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sponsor: ShanghaiSlave edited by: MacronNotes added: Thu, 24th Apr '14 5:19:01 PM last reply: Wed, 9th Jul '14 9:39:46 PM

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The Big Bang Was Phlebotinum comments: 31
In-universe revelation of the Big Bang's nature.
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sponsor: Omeganian edited by: Arivne added: Fri, 27th Sep '13 4:42:21 AM last reply: Wed, 9th Jul '14 8:50:55 PM

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Alone Among Families comments: 14
An isolated character is surrounded by families.

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Assigned To Rear Echelon comments: 36
A character is assigned to do safe work in a war or disaster, and hates it

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Jewish Redhead comments: 12
Jewish characters often have red hair.
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sponsor: Pichu-kun added: Mon, 7th Jul '14 11:52:11 PM last reply: Wed, 9th Jul '14 7:45:54 PM

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Capture Backfire Gambit comments: 69
The captors don't know what they're in for!

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Agents Dating comments: 30
When agents (secret agents, police agents, etc.) go on a date.
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