Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Main / DependingOnTheWriter

Go To



* ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'': In his book ''The Fairest One of All'' on the making of the film, J.B. Kaufmann points out that Snow White's expressions and body language subtly change throughout the picture, depending on which of her two main animators is handling her. In the scenes animated by Hamilton Luske (e.g. when she runs in terror through the forest, or in "Whistle While You Work") she's more wide-eyed and childlike, while in the scenes animated by Creator/GrimNatwick (e.g. when she teases Grumpy, or in "Someday My Prince Will Come") she's a slightly more sophisticated young woman. The differences are so small that there's no sense of inconsistency, but if you know which animator did which scenes, they show.

Added DiffLines:

* ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'': In his book ''The Fairest One of All'' on the making of the film, J.B. Kaufmann points out that Snow White's expressions and body language subtly change throughout the picture, depending on which of her two main animators is handling her. In the scenes animated by Hamilton Luske (e.g. when she runs in terror through the forest, or in "Whistle While You Work") she's more wide-eyed and childlike, while in the scenes animated by Creator/GrimNatwick (e.g. when she teases Grumpy, or in "Someday My Prince Will Come") she's a slightly more sophisticated young woman. The differences are so small that there's no sense of inconsistency, but if you know which animator did which scenes, they show.


** In some versions, Arachne is a JerkAss who [[TooDumbToLive doesn't know when to stop]] (weaving images mocking the gods into her tapestry, for example); in others she's just a talented weaver who crosses a goddess by virtue of being that good.
** Regarding Athena, sometimes she's a JerkassGod who transforms Arachne out of petty jealousy (and beats her first). Other times (such as the Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}) say Athena [[GracefulLoser willingly admits that Arachne is better]], only for Arachne's overwhelming hubris to get on her last nerve.
** The character of Arachne's mother: in some versions she's the one who does the the BlasphemousBoast bragging; in others she's the OnlySaneMan who tries to rein in her daughter's ego and begs Athena for mercy.
** The transformation itself is subject to this as well. Sometimes it's punishment for her actions, while in others it's comparatively a mercy, Athena choosing to spare Arachne's life and turn her into a form where the whole world can see her beautiful weaving.
*** In the darkest version (but arguably the one that portrays Arachne and Athena most favorably), Arachne hangs herself in Athena's temple as a self-imposed penance for defeating her idol whom she worshipped (she would have thrown the match had she known who her opponent was before hand). Athena is saddened by Arachne's death, and touched by her devotee's piety. To memorialize her skill, she changes the noose into a thread, and Arachne's corpse into the first spider.

to:

** In some versions Arachne actually ''is'' that good and wins the weaving contest, with Athena retaliating out of pettiness. In others, Arachne weaves a tapestry that is indeed very good, but Athena (being an immortal goddess) weaves one which is infinitely more beautiful, and Athena punishes Arachne for her hubris by transforming her into a spider.
** In some versions, Arachne openly boasted that she is superior to Athena. In another, it is Arachne's mother who states her daughter surpasses the gods. In another, Athena simply notices a highly skilled mortal and challenges her to a weaving contest.
*** In general, Arachne and Athena's characterization changes depending on the storyteller. In some Arachne is not only proud of her skill but openly insults the gods, and quite frankly is asking for it. In others she simply caught the eye of Athena by being a talented weaver. Conversely, in some versions Athena
is a JerkAss graceful goddess who [[TooDumbToLive doesn't know when gives Arachne every chance to stop]] (weaving images mocking the gods into her tapestry, for example); prove herself, while in others she's just a talented weaver who crosses a goddess by virtue of being that good.
** Regarding Athena, sometimes she's a JerkassGod who transforms Arachne out of
petty jealousy (and beats her first). Other times (such as the Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}) say Athena [[GracefulLoser willingly admits that Arachne is better]], only for Arachne's overwhelming hubris to get on her last nerve.
** The character of Arachne's mother: in some versions she's the one who does the the BlasphemousBoast bragging; in others she's the OnlySaneMan who tries to rein in her daughter's ego
and begs Athena for mercy.
** The transformation itself is subject to this as well. Sometimes it's punishment for her actions, while in others it's comparatively a mercy, Athena choosing to spare Arachne's life and turn her into a form where the whole world can see her beautiful weaving.
vindictive.
*** In the darkest version (but arguably the one that portrays Arachne and Athena most favorably), Arachne hangs herself in Athena's temple as a self-imposed penance for defeating her idol whom she worshipped worshiped (she would have thrown the match had she known who her opponent was before hand).was). Athena is saddened by Arachne's death, and touched by her devotee's piety. To memorialize her skill, she changes the noose into a thread, and Arachne's corpse into the first spider.

Added DiffLines:

* The Ride/JungleCruise at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks is well known for the [[HurricaneOfPuns pun-filled]] banter of the tour boat skippers, where jokes are changed out or shuffled around every so often.


** In the ''Avengers'' films written and directed by Joss Whedon, Natasha's main connection to the team are Bruce Banner (as a feared TerrorHero to her in the first and PromotedToLoveInterest in the second) and old friend Hawkeye. In the ''Captain America'' sequels and ''Film/AvengersInfinity War'', written by Stephen [=McFeeley=] and Christopher Markus and directed by the Russos, her ''Avengers'' orbit goes through Steve Rogers, who elevates into a PlatonicLifePartner. Similarly, she's more emotionally open to her teammates (especially Steve) in the latter films while more of a dryly detached teammate in Whedon's films.

to:

** In the ''Avengers'' films written and directed by Joss Whedon, Natasha's main connection to the team are Bruce Banner (as a feared TerrorHero to her in the first and PromotedToLoveInterest in the second) and old friend Hawkeye. In the ''Captain America'' sequels and ''Film/AvengersInfinity War'', ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', written by Stephen [=McFeeley=] and Christopher Markus and directed by the Russos, her ''Avengers'' orbit goes through Steve Rogers, who elevates elevating the pair into a PlatonicLifePartner.eventual PlatonicLifePartners. Similarly, she's more emotionally open to her teammates (especially Steve) in the latter films while more of a dryly detached teammate in Whedon's films.

Added DiffLines:

** In the ''Avengers'' films written and directed by Joss Whedon, Natasha's main connection to the team are Bruce Banner (as a feared TerrorHero to her in the first and PromotedToLoveInterest in the second) and old friend Hawkeye. In the ''Captain America'' sequels and ''Film/AvengersInfinity War'', written by Stephen [=McFeeley=] and Christopher Markus and directed by the Russos, her ''Avengers'' orbit goes through Steve Rogers, who elevates into a PlatonicLifePartner. Similarly, she's more emotionally open to her teammates (especially Steve) in the latter films while more of a dryly detached teammate in Whedon's films.
** Bruce Banner during his first few films was portrayed as a HurtingHero, struggling to come to grips with his alter ego. In ''Thor: Ragnarok'', he's written as a more nebbish ComedicHero, although waking up from a two-year Hulk coma on an alien planet can partly explain it.


** [[Characters/MCULoki Loki]]'s characterization: in the ''Film/{{Thor}}'' movie writers portray him as an AffablyEvil AntiVillain and [[TragicVillain tragic figure]], where Creator/JossWhedon's version is FauxAffablyEvil and almost entirely without redeeming features. Whedon even states on the DVDCommentary that he set out to make Loki less sympathetic. The writers of ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' and ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' had to merge the two characterizations.
** A smaller version occurred with [[Characters/MCUIronMan Tony Stark]] in the first ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' movie. Tony was always snarky, but now being written by Whedon, AuthorAppeal shines through as his snarks include many movie references.

to:

** [[Characters/MCULoki Loki]]'s Loki's characterization: in the ''Film/{{Thor}}'' movie writers portray him as an AffablyEvil AntiVillain and [[TragicVillain tragic figure]], where Creator/JossWhedon's version is FauxAffablyEvil and almost entirely without redeeming features. Whedon even states on the DVDCommentary that he set out to make Loki less sympathetic. The writers of ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' and ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' had to merge the two characterizations.
** A smaller version occurred with [[Characters/MCUIronMan Tony Stark]] Stark in the first ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' movie. Tony was always snarky, but now being written by Whedon, AuthorAppeal shines through as his snarks include many movie references.


* Is a young dragon called a "hatchling", "wyrmling", or a "whelp"? That also doesn't stop works from using other names as well. For example, the book series ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' refers to non-adult dragons as "dragonets".

Added DiffLines:

* Is a young dragon called a "hatchling", "wyrmling", or a "whelp"? That also doesn't stop works from using other names as well. For example, the book series ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' refers to non-adult dragons as "dragonets".


** Loki's characterization: in the ''Film/{{Thor}}'' movie writers portray him as an AffablyEvil AntiVillain and [[TragicVillain tragic figure]], where Creator/JossWhedon's version is FauxAffablyEvil and almost entirely without redeeming features. Whedon even states on the DVDCommentary that he set out to make Loki less sympathetic. The writers of ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' and ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' had to merge the two characterizations.
** A smaller version occurred with Tony Stark in the first ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' movie. Tony was always snarky, but now being written by Whedon, AuthorAppeal shines through as his snarks include many movie references.

to:

** Loki's [[Characters/MCULoki Loki]]'s characterization: in the ''Film/{{Thor}}'' movie writers portray him as an AffablyEvil AntiVillain and [[TragicVillain tragic figure]], where Creator/JossWhedon's version is FauxAffablyEvil and almost entirely without redeeming features. Whedon even states on the DVDCommentary that he set out to make Loki less sympathetic. The writers of ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' and ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' had to merge the two characterizations.
** A smaller version occurred with [[Characters/MCUIronMan Tony Stark Stark]] in the first ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' movie. Tony was always snarky, but now being written by Whedon, AuthorAppeal shines through as his snarks include many movie references.


* Is a young dragon called a hatchling, wyrmling, or a whelp? That also doesn't stop works from using other names as well. For example, the book series ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' refers to non-adult dragons as "dragonets".

to:

* Is a young dragon called a hatchling, wyrmling, or a whelp? That also doesn't stop works from using other names as well. For example, In the book series ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' refers to non-adult dragons as "dragonets".Myth/NartSagas, Setenaya takes on [[https://web.archive.org/web/20141211025003/http://www.aheku.net/datas/users/1-satanaya_cycle.pdf a multitude of roles]], many of them seemingly contradictory. In different tales she may play the part of the wise woman, the innocent maiden, the seductive temptress, the rape victim, the manipulative bitch, the compassionate mother, the quasi-scientist, or the wily sorceress.


* Due to not having much of an official canon, period, the ''[[Ride/TheHauntedMansion Haunted Mansion]]'' fandm is full of alternate continuities, backstories, mechanics and characterizations for the same familiar house and spooks. Even within the ''Fanfic/HauntedMansionAndTheHatboxGhost'' FanVerse, characterization can greatly vary. For instance, the Hatbox Ghost is a GrumpyOldMan in most people's comics, but Sidisney tends to ramp up his childish mischief instead. Also, some of the comics by most authors who are nominally included in the FanVerse have to be [[FanonDiscontinuity discounted in the fanverse's canon]].

to:

* Due to not having much of an official canon, period, the ''[[Ride/TheHauntedMansion Haunted Mansion]]'' fandm fandom is full of alternate continuities, backstories, mechanics and characterizations for the same familiar house and spooks. Even within the ''Fanfic/HauntedMansionAndTheHatboxGhost'' FanVerse, characterization can greatly vary. For instance, the Hatbox Ghost is a GrumpyOldMan in most people's comics, but Sidisney tends to ramp up his childish mischief instead. Also, some of the comics by most authors who are nominally included in the FanVerse have to be [[FanonDiscontinuity discounted in the fanverse's canon]].



* This is just as pronounced, if not moreso, in the WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fandom; different authors will very often have different interpretations of the characters and setting, as expected of fanfic. But it gets ''really'' extreme when it comes to works about the many MemeticBystander characters whose personalities are based primarily in fanon rather than canon. Two stories by different authors about characters like [[MemeticBystander Derpy Hooves]] or [[EnsembleDarkhorse Lyra]] will likely treat the characters ''very'' differently.

to:

* This is just as pronounced, if not moreso, more so, in the WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fandom; different authors will very often have different interpretations of the characters and setting, as expected of fanfic. But it gets ''really'' extreme when it comes to works about the many MemeticBystander characters whose personalities are based primarily in fanon rather than canon. Two stories by different authors about characters like [[MemeticBystander Derpy Hooves]] or [[EnsembleDarkhorse Lyra]] will likely treat the characters ''very'' differently.



** A smaller version occured with Tony Stark in the first ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' movie. Tony was always snarky, but now being written by Whedon, AuthorAppeal shines through as his snarks include many movie references.

to:

** A smaller version occured occurred with Tony Stark in the first ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' movie. Tony was always snarky, but now being written by Whedon, AuthorAppeal shines through as his snarks include many movie references.



* Invoked by WebOriginal/JennyEverywhere - she's an open source superhero specifically designed for anybody to interpret any way they wish. She is described on The Shifter Archive (a fansite) as [[GenkiGirl having a ready smile, good body image and loads of confidence and charisma]], and that could be ignored if the writer chose.

to:

* Invoked by WebOriginal/JennyEverywhere - she's an open source superhero specifically designed for anybody to interpret any way they wish. She is described on The Shifter Archive (a fansite) as [[GenkiGirl having a ready smile, good body image and loads of confidence and charisma]], and but that could be ignored if the writer chose.


** Loki's characterization: in the ''Film/{{Thor}}'' movie writers portray him as an AffablyEvil AntiVillain and [[TragicVillain tragic figure]], where Creator/JossWhedon's version is FauxAffablyEvil and almost entirely without redeeming features. Whedon even states on the DVDCommentary that he set out to make Loki less sympathetic. The writers of ''ThorTheDarkWorld'' and ''ThorRagnarok'' had to merge the two characterizations.

to:

** Loki's characterization: in the ''Film/{{Thor}}'' movie writers portray him as an AffablyEvil AntiVillain and [[TragicVillain tragic figure]], where Creator/JossWhedon's version is FauxAffablyEvil and almost entirely without redeeming features. Whedon even states on the DVDCommentary that he set out to make Loki less sympathetic. The writers of ''ThorTheDarkWorld'' ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' and ''ThorRagnarok'' ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' had to merge the two characterizations.


In some stories, a character is very different every time they appear -- so different that it's almost [[AlternateUniverse a different character with the same name]]. This is particularly common with long-running shows and comic books and even ThisVeryWiki, due to the large number of writers on staff. But there are some characters where even the same writer makes them different every time.

to:

In some stories, a character is very different every time they appear -- so different that it's almost [[AlternateUniverse a different character with the same name]]. This is particularly common with long-running shows and comic books and even ThisVeryWiki, Wiki/ThisVeryWiki, due to the large number of writers on staff. But there are some characters where even the same writer makes them different every time.


** Loki's characterization: in the ''Film/{{Thor}}'' movie writers portray him as an AffablyEvil AntiVillain and [[TragicVillain tragic figure]], where Creator/JossWhedon's version is FauxAffablyEvil and almost entirely without redeeming features. Whedon even states on the DirectorCommentary that he set out to make Loki less sympathetic. The writers of ''ThorTheDarkWorld'' and ''ThorRagnarok'' had to merge the two characterizations.

to:

** Loki's characterization: in the ''Film/{{Thor}}'' movie writers portray him as an AffablyEvil AntiVillain and [[TragicVillain tragic figure]], where Creator/JossWhedon's version is FauxAffablyEvil and almost entirely without redeeming features. Whedon even states on the DirectorCommentary DVDCommentary that he set out to make Loki less sympathetic. The writers of ''ThorTheDarkWorld'' and ''ThorRagnarok'' had to merge the two characterizations.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 999

Top

Example of:

/

Feedback