So here you are, ruining your life on TV Tropes, spending your day clicking on the random buttons and occasionally visiting the Trope Launch Pad (you know, that thing where people try to find new trope-worthy content). Maybe have you even launched some tropes yourself, which might eventually become Tropes of Legend, who knows? But now, unexpectedly, you want more. Reading all day about all these storytelling tidbits has somehow inspired the writer sleeping inside your soul. Here we go: you'll create a synopsis, something totally new and original, revolutionary even! But where to start, that is the question?...
Well, let's analyze the issue here. As an averted troper, you are aware of all the old tricks and other Dead Horse Tropes that you need to avoid to make your own works at least tolerable. But finding inspiration could be difficult, especially for a beginner like yourself. You could always click on the Pitch Generator or the Story Generator, after all inspiration could come from the weirdest place, but that would feel rather... impersonal, would it?
But wait, what if I told you that there are perfect tropes, tropes that are rather fresh and unused, and really reflect your personality and writing style? Where are they, you ask? Well it's simple, the answer was with you all along: the tropes that you kickstarted on the Launch Pad! Think about it: you realized that it was missing on the site, you struggled to find examples, you debated hotly in the comment section to prove that it was trope-worthy. Nobody on this website is more aware of this trope, its use and its limits, than you!
Here we go now, you can write your masterpiece below. It will be corny, it will be savvy, it will probably be rather awful and half-arsed with your name forever attached to it, but that doesn't mean that you can't be creative and more importantly have fun with it!
It is still strongly suggested to see the "So You Want To" index beforehand for general advices on writing. Also, if you want to include your story, you are authorized to directly edit the draft but don't touch the other tropers' entries (that would be rude).
- Launched Tropes: Casino Episode, Clam Trap, Creepy Jazz Music, Evil Puppeteer, Fade Around the Eyes, Foul Flower, King Koopa Copy, Magical Clown, Monstrous Seal, Perplexing Pearl Production, Psycho Poodle, Regal Ruff, Repulsive Ringmaster, Robot Clown, Sweet Seal, Thin Chin of Sin, Warm-Hearted Walrus, Wicked Heart Symbol, Wily Walrus, Wrong Restaurant, Xylophones for Walking Bones
- Synopsis: Ringmaster von Wicked, whose costume is adorned with hearts for some reason, is the not-so-proud owner of a circus that consists only of a sentient flower, two walruses, a puppeteer, and a clown. von Wicked plots to take over the world so that he can force everyone to perform for him. However, the clown, Charlie, and one of the walruses, Walt, want no part of his evil plan and run away from the circus. von Wicked, not easily deterred, builds a robot copy of Charlie. The robot, along with the other walrus, Warren, the flower, Fiona, and the puppeteer, Polonius, stay to help von Wicked with his plans. They learn that there is a huge graveyard full of skeletons that can be brought back to life by playing xylophone music. When von Wicked hears this, he strokes his long, pointy chin as the screen fades to black around his eyes. Meanwhile, Charlie and Walt come across the beastly King Killer, a brutish monster emperor known for his impressive ruff collar. Fortunately, King Killer hates von Wicked so much that he gives Charlie magical powers and encourages him and Walt to return to the circus and foil von Wicked's plans. In the sequel, Charlie and Walt go to the Rufftown Casino to thwart its evil owner, an anthropomorphic poodle named Ms. Flufferton, who sings a jazz song about her goal to find a legendary cave full of giant clams and steal their pearls - but once she learns that Charlie and Walt are on her tail, she also schemes to feed them to the clams. In the third installment, Charlie and Walt go up north to prevent a war between harp seals and leopard seals that started when a harp seal went to a leopard seal's ice-cream shop and tried to order pizza, pissing the leopard seal off.
- Launched Tropes: Animal Stampede, Chasing a Butterfly, National Animal Stereotypes, Rotten Rock & Roll, Sliding Scale of Animal Cast, Tropes of the Jungle, Vine Swing, Predation Is Natural.
- Synopsis: In this cartoon series, a trio of cute animals, Manuel, the Brazilian jaguar, Pan Li, the Chinese panda and Joey, the Australian kangaroo live together in a jungle full of ancient ruins, waterfalls, quicksand and dangerous beasts. Manuel hunts other animals as prey, but Pan Li and Joey raise no moral issues about that. In the first few episodes all characters are animals, but in later episodes human characters are introduced. In this episode, the evil hardcore rock musician Devil Dan arrives to the jungle to give a concert (who secretly plans to burn down the jungle to build a concert hall for himself). Joey and Manuel visit his concert, leaving Pan Li behind. The little cute panda girl follows a butterfly into a canyon, not knowing that Devil Dan's music scares a herd of rhinos who go on a stampede in the canyon where she is. Fortunately, her friends realize where she is, and Manuel swings on a vine to save Pan Li.
- Launched Tropes: Beak Attack, Bizarro Elements, Cute Owl, #EngineeredHashtag, Female Flatfoot and Snarky Guy, Freaky Electronic Music, Green Boy Color, #HashtagForLaughs
- Synopsis: This is the first week of work for the young and enthusiastic rookie officer Monica Chrome in the city of Heaven's Gate. One of her first assignment is to investigate on a shady club called the "#DropTehBass" where several different ongoing cases seem to lead. She goes to interrogate the owner of the club who goes by the nickname of "DJ DotMatrix", but he refuses to talk to her, openly mocking her. Before she could snark back at him, the #DropTehBass is under attack: a mysterious hooded figure enters the club and begins to "pixellate" and "absorb" the clubbers, including DotMatrix's siblings who were working at the bar, only leaving behind him huge spots of pixellated green and a message: "give me back what is mine". Now, it is up to Monica and DJ DM to stop this elusive person, find out how he got his strange powers, and save the kidnapped clubbers. But numerous foes, including the corrupted HGPD, will stand in their way. They will soon find out that his powers were associated with the mysterious "Graphics" element, and that DM is unknowingly able to master "Sound". During their adventure, they meet two bird people: Kiwi Silverbeak, a humanoid badass but rather cute barn-owl, and Postal Pascal, a pelican with a hammerspace pouch, respectively masters of the "Code" and "Plot" elements.