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In the month of July, in the year 2015, I was struck with an inexplicable compulsion to start writing a bizarre story based on TVTropes. The story is written in anachronic order, and it's entirely possible that the "Chapter" Things don't even take place in the same continuity, and yet they are all related--they are all a part of the story.

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In the month of July, in the year 2015, I was struck with an inexplicable compulsion to start writing a bizarre story based on TVTropes.Wiki/TVTropes. The story is written in anachronic order, and it's entirely possible that the "Chapter" Things don't even take place in the same continuity, and yet they are all related--they are all a part of the story.


* '''Every''' game I've played in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' [[note]]except for ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld''. As with ''VideoGame/BioShock2'' mentioned above, ''Tales of Symphonia's'' sequel was so atrocious I just [[FanonDiscontinuity pretend it doesn't exist]][[/note]]:

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* '''Every''' game I've played in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' [[note]]except for ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld''. As with ''VideoGame/BioShock2'' mentioned above, ''Tales of Symphonia's'' sequel was so atrocious I just [[FanonDiscontinuity pretend it doesn't exist]][[/note]]:


* The games I've played in the ''Far Cry'' series[[note]]I'm not linking to ''Far Cry'' as there's no Franchise subpage, just the VideoGame page for the first game, and I haven't played it[[/note]], which are:

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* The games I've played in the ''Far Cry'' series[[note]]I'm not linking to ''Far Cry'' as there's no Franchise subpage, just the VideoGame page for the first game, and I haven't played it[[/note]], ''VideoGame/FarCry'' series, which are:


** ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' [[note]]Probably my favorite in the series so far. The gameplay in ''TPS'' has some definite improvements, but to be honest, I ''love'' the Mechromancer class enough to make up for the slightly less engaging gameplay.[[/note]]
** ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' [[note]]I haven't played this one extensively yet, but I am enjoying it so far.[[/note]]

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** ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' [[note]]Probably my favorite in the series so far. The gameplay in ''TPS'' has some definite improvements, but to be honest, I just ''love'' the Mechromancer class enough to make up for the slightly less engaging gameplay.[[/note]]
** ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' [[note]]I haven't played this one extensively yet, but I am enjoying it so far.[[/note]]''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel''



* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' [[note]]I didn't care for the prior games, but I intend to play the next main series game and I have high expectations.[[/note]]

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' [[note]]I didn't care for the prior games, but I intend to play the next main series game and I have high expectations.[[/note]]''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''


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** ''VideoGame/FarCry5''
** ''VideoGame/FarCryNewDawn''


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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''


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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''


* The ''Franchise/BioShock'' series[[note]]...except for ''VideoGame/BioShock2''. That one was so unplayable that I mostly just [[FanonDiscontinuity pretend it doesn't exist]].[[/note]]

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* The ''Franchise/BioShock'' ''VideoGame/BioShock'' series[[note]]...except for ''VideoGame/BioShock2''. That one was so unplayable that I mostly just [[FanonDiscontinuity pretend it doesn't exist]].[[/note]]


* ''Series/BurnNotice''

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* ''Series/BurnNotice''''Series/BurnNotice'' [[note]]Don't @ me. I'm fully aware of how goofy this show is. I don't care. It's great nonetheless.[[/note]]



* ''Series/TheGoodPlace''



* ''Series/PeakyBlinders'' [[note]]I started watching this show in December of 2015 and I'm ''ravenous'' for it. Easily the best new show I've seen since ''Breaking Bad''.[[/note]]


* ''Series/DoctorWho'', obviously.[[note]]I'm caught up on New Who, and I'm working my way through Classic Who. As of this writing, I am in the middle of the Fourth Doctor's run. For missing episodes, I watched the reconstructions, so yes, I have seen ''everything'' that is available up to this point.[[/note]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'', obviously.[[note]]I'm caught up on New Who, and I'm working my way through Classic Who. As of this writing, I am in nearing the middle end of the Fourth Fifth Doctor's run. For missing episodes, I watched the reconstructions, so yes, I have seen ''everything'' that is available up to this point.[[/note]]

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** ''[[Literature/TheFourThousandTheEightHundred The Four Thousand, The Eight Hundred]]'' (2015)
** ''Literature/{{Dichronauts}}'' (2017)


** ''Parable'': After ''Final Fable Zero'' petered out I decided to take the story seriously, but first I went back to write a prequel to ''Finality''. Taking place an unspecified (but significant) amount of time after Luseik's exile from Hyrule, but still long before his return, it appears that ''Parable'' will parallel the timeline of ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}''--but early on, a teleportation spell gone awry causes Luseik to go through a TimeSkip to the end of the main game, when the Guild is destroyed. If the fic had continued, Luseik would have tried to track down the game's hero because a magic voice in his head told him to. The fic didn't last long enough to really get to the plot. Also, it had been some time since playing the game when I wrote the fic, as evidenced by some pretty {{Egregious}} errors, such as referring to Maze as the Guildmaster. ''Also'' also, I had never played The Lost Chapters at the time, so who knows what influence that might have had--such as the Guild not being ''quite'' destroyed.
* ''Franchise/AceCombat: Restitution'': A four-part fanfiction of the entire Ace Combat series, primarily the [[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies fourth]], [[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar fifth]], and [[VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar zeroth]] installments. In short, the fanfic suggests that the main character of each game is actually ''the same person each time'', and that he is actually an artificial intelligence secretly placed into wars on whatever side his handlers want to put at an advantage. The story also suggests that the longer "Ace" is active, the more unstable his mind becomes (a la [[ArtificialIntelligence AI]] rampancy as described in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe), until eventually he has to be shut down and rebooted through a process referred to as [[TitleDrop restitution]]. TheReveal shows that the entire fic has been a DyingDream, Ace's mind forcing him to relive memories as they are wiped in preparation for a reload.
** An unfinished prequel, ''The Fall of Estoque'', was about a squadron full of Ace-prototypes. Whereas ''Restitution'' never explicitly stated whether Ace was simply a program or a full-fledged [[BrainUploading Uploaded Brain]], the protagonists of ''Estoque'' were all [[TestedOnHumans prison inmates with life-sentences]] who had had their [[IdentityAmnesia memories wiped clean]] and [[FakeMemories new ones implanted]] to hide the fact that they were living in something akin to Franchise/TheMatrix. ''Estoque'' also introduced Primary Equipment Design, the [[MegaCorp massive and sinister corporation]] running the program, which is also implied to be responsible for slipping Ace into various conflicts as a game-changer for nearly every war in the ''Franchise/AceCombat'' series.

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** ''Parable'': After ''Final Fable Zero'' petered out I decided to take the story seriously, but first I went back to write a prequel to ''Finality''. Taking place an unspecified (but significant) amount of time after Luseik's exile from Hyrule, but still long before his return, it appears that ''Parable'' will parallel the timeline of ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}''--but early on, a teleportation spell gone awry causes Luseik to go through a TimeSkip to the end of the main game, when the Guild is destroyed. If the fic had continued, Luseik would have tried to track down the game's hero because a magic voice in his head told him to. The fic didn't last long enough to really get to the plot. Also, it had been some time since playing the game when I wrote the fic, as evidenced by some pretty {{Egregious}} JustForFun/{{Egregious}} errors, such as referring to Maze as the Guildmaster. ''Also'' also, I had never played The Lost Chapters at the time, so who knows what influence that might have had--such as the Guild not being ''quite'' destroyed.
* ''Franchise/AceCombat: ''VideoGame/AceCombat: Restitution'': A four-part fanfiction of the entire Ace Combat series, primarily the [[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies fourth]], [[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar fifth]], and [[VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar zeroth]] installments. In short, the fanfic suggests that the main character of each game is actually ''the same person each time'', and that he is actually an artificial intelligence secretly placed into wars on whatever side his handlers want to put at an advantage. The story also suggests that the longer "Ace" is active, the more unstable his mind becomes (a la [[ArtificialIntelligence AI]] rampancy as described in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe), until eventually he has to be shut down and rebooted through a process referred to as [[TitleDrop restitution]]. TheReveal shows that the entire fic has been a DyingDream, Ace's mind forcing him to relive memories as they are wiped in preparation for a reload.
** An unfinished prequel, ''The Fall of Estoque'', was about a squadron full of Ace-prototypes. Whereas ''Restitution'' never explicitly stated whether Ace was simply a program or a full-fledged [[BrainUploading Uploaded Brain]], the protagonists of ''Estoque'' were all [[TestedOnHumans prison inmates with life-sentences]] who had had their [[IdentityAmnesia memories wiped clean]] and [[FakeMemories new ones implanted]] to hide the fact that they were living in something akin to Franchise/TheMatrix. ''Estoque'' also introduced Primary Equipment Design, the [[MegaCorp massive and sinister corporation]] running the program, which is also implied to be responsible for slipping Ace into various conflicts as a game-changer for nearly every war in the ''Franchise/AceCombat'' ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series.


** ''The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Legend of Final Fable Zero: The Belkan War--Combat Evolved Over Normandy'': A comedic (in case that wasn't clear) and brief account of Luseik's and Link's misadventures in Albion following the events of ''Finality''... for about five minutes, and then it follows Bruce[=/=]Amy, who is also the true identity of [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief]] as well as [[VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar Cipher]]. It's a rapid-fire crossover of '''all''' [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy of]] [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda the]] [[Franchise/{{Fable}} works]] [[VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar referenced]] [[Franchise/{{Halo}} in its]] [[VideoGame/SecretWeaponsOverNormandy title]] (except for ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'').

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** ''The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Legend of Final Fable Zero: The Belkan War--Combat Evolved Over Normandy'': A comedic (in case that wasn't clear) and brief account of Luseik's and Link's misadventures in Albion following the events of ''Finality''... for about five minutes, and then it follows Bruce[=/=]Amy, who is also the true identity of [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief]] as well as [[VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar Cipher]]. It's a rapid-fire crossover of '''all''' [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy of]] [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda the]] [[Franchise/{{Fable}} [[VideoGame/{{Fable}} works]] [[VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar referenced]] [[Franchise/{{Halo}} in its]] [[VideoGame/SecretWeaponsOverNormandy title]] (except for ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'').


** The entire system of Magick, as well as the ElementsOfNature that makes it up, is based on the weaving motif from the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' series.

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** The entire system of Magick, as well as the ElementsOfNature that makes it up, is based on the weaving motif from the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series.



* ThemeNaming: One unintentional pattern I've noticed is that my main characters' names will often start with "A" (probably because [[AuthorAppeal my own name starts with "A"]]). My more deliberate (and blatant) uses of this trope include the virtues of the [[{{Kabbalah}} Sefirot]], elements[=/=]natural phenomena, the Latin terms for the SevenDeadlySins, and others.

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* ThemeNaming: One unintentional pattern I've noticed is that my main characters' names will often start with "A" (probably because [[AuthorAppeal my own name starts with "A"]]). My more deliberate (and blatant) uses of this trope include the virtues of the [[{{Kabbalah}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Kabbalah}} Sefirot]], elements[=/=]natural phenomena, the Latin terms for the SevenDeadlySins, and others.



## ''Trials of the Hearrte'': The sequel to ''Affairs'' begins some time later, with Aer as a reclusive, paranoid hermit, surrounded by AmbiguouslyEvil retainers. The plot gets pretty [[KudzuPlot convoluted]]. An [[AmnesiacsAreInnocent Innocent Amnesiac]], Astrine, turns out to be Merquiess: Half-{{God}}, half GaiasVengeance. Rivus comes back as one-third of a [[BigBadDuumvirate demonic triumvirate]] that also consists of the most powerful demon in [[{{Hell}} Nehkril]] and Rivus' own corrupted, demonic SuperpoweredEvilSide (keep in mind, this is the SuperpoweredEvilSide of a character who is ''already'' pretty damn powerful and evil). We're introduced to the Latter Gods, who have been vying for power ever since Merquiess [[IdentityAmnesia forgot who she was]] after the First Apocalypse. We also meet the Wards, {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of the virtues of [[{{Kabbalah}} the Sefirot]], who Merquiess created during the First Apocalypse to help the Wraith SaveTheWorld, but who lost their purpose after that was all done, and decided to try to [[TrueNeutral maintain balance between extremes]] in the world. Eventually, Aer is murdered by a minor character, and is resurrected by Merquiess as a PhysicalGod to be her divine NumberTwo. Instead, from his new divine perspective, he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation Goes Mad From The Revelation]] that he lives in a CrapsackWorld and decides to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy it in a flood]], drag everyone to [[{{Hell}} Nehkril]], and [[WellIntentionedExtremist fix everything and everyone]] with a few billion years of [[AndIMustScream nonstop torture]]. When he appears to his still-living girlfriend and she refuses to come [[WeCanRuleTogether rule Nehkril with him]], he is [[HeelRealization convinced to stop the flood]], and then retreats to Nehkril, where he stays for a few thousand years.

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## ''Trials of the Hearrte'': The sequel to ''Affairs'' begins some time later, with Aer as a reclusive, paranoid hermit, surrounded by AmbiguouslyEvil retainers. The plot gets pretty [[KudzuPlot convoluted]]. An [[AmnesiacsAreInnocent Innocent Amnesiac]], Astrine, turns out to be Merquiess: Half-{{God}}, half GaiasVengeance. Rivus comes back as one-third of a [[BigBadDuumvirate demonic triumvirate]] that also consists of the most powerful demon in [[{{Hell}} Nehkril]] and Rivus' own corrupted, demonic SuperpoweredEvilSide (keep in mind, this is the SuperpoweredEvilSide of a character who is ''already'' pretty damn powerful and evil). We're introduced to the Latter Gods, who have been vying for power ever since Merquiess [[IdentityAmnesia forgot who she was]] after the First Apocalypse. We also meet the Wards, {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of the virtues of [[{{Kabbalah}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Kabbalah}} the Sefirot]], who Merquiess created during the First Apocalypse to help the Wraith SaveTheWorld, but who lost their purpose after that was all done, and decided to try to [[TrueNeutral maintain balance between extremes]] in the world. Eventually, Aer is murdered by a minor character, and is resurrected by Merquiess as a PhysicalGod to be her divine NumberTwo. Instead, from his new divine perspective, he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation Goes Mad From The Revelation]] that he lives in a CrapsackWorld and decides to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy it in a flood]], drag everyone to [[{{Hell}} Nehkril]], and [[WellIntentionedExtremist fix everything and everyone]] with a few billion years of [[AndIMustScream nonstop torture]]. When he appears to his still-living girlfriend and she refuses to come [[WeCanRuleTogether rule Nehkril with him]], he is [[HeelRealization convinced to stop the flood]], and then retreats to Nehkril, where he stays for a few thousand years.


** The name of the ''Tales of the Hearrte'' series of roleplays is a ShoutOut to the ''Franchise/TalesSeries''.

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** The name of the ''Tales of the Hearrte'' series of roleplays is a ShoutOut to the ''Franchise/TalesSeries''.''VideoGame/TalesSeries''.


* MagicAIsMagicA: A definite staple of my fantasy works, often even shoehorned into fan works based on works that ''don't'' use it, like ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''. ''Affairs Of The Hearrte'' took it UpToEleven with angelic power (which also turned out to be the source of the Hearrtes' power; demonic power also turned out to be a corrupted form of angelic power), magick (based on ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' magic), thaumaturgy ([[DealWithTheDevil summoning and compelling demons to do one's will]]), the nebulous and downplayed RealityWarper abilities of the Wards, and [[TopGod whatever the hell Daos was capable of]], all of which (except for the Wards and the unexplored abilities of Daos) were thoroughly fleshed-out and kept as consistent as possible within their own terms.

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* MagicAIsMagicA: A definite staple of my fantasy works, often even shoehorned into fan works based on works that ''don't'' use it, like ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''. ''Affairs Of The Hearrte'' took it UpToEleven with angelic power (which also turned out to be the source of the Hearrtes' power; demonic power also turned out to be a corrupted form of angelic power), magick (based on ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' magic), thaumaturgy ([[DealWithTheDevil summoning and compelling demons to do one's will]]), the nebulous and downplayed RealityWarper abilities of the Wards, and [[TopGod whatever the hell Daos was capable of]], all of which (except for the Wards and the unexplored abilities of Daos) were thoroughly fleshed-out and kept as consistent as possible within their own terms.


** Then we are introduced to the Wards, {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of the ten virtues of [[{{Kabbalah}} the Sefirot]], who exist solely to maintain balance in the world, and who were granted their powers by the {{God}} of this world.

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** Then we are introduced to the Wards, {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of the ten virtues of [[{{Kabbalah}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Kabbalah}} the Sefirot]], who exist solely to maintain balance in the world, and who were granted their powers by the {{God}} of this world.


* Administrivia/NotATrope, but '''Honorable Mention''' goes to: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Pok%C3%A9mon_test The Pokemon Test]]

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* Administrivia/NotATrope, but '''Honorable Mention''' goes to: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Pok%C3%A9mon_test org/wiki/Wikipedia:Pok%E9mon_test The Pokemon Test]]

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