Tumblr, being tumblr, latched on to Fandomstuck in a big way, eventually leading to a large, somewhat self-contradictory community rp, which as the initial hype over the concept died down, has become the longest lasting version of the story and currently forms the main core of the fandom.
Tropes specifically pertaining to the roleplay have been split off from the main Fandomstuck page for convenience; see also the characters page.
Tropes found in this rp include:
- Action Girl: A fair few of the female fandoms could count.
- Adorkable: Many, many characters, and several of the writers.
- All Just a Dream: The humanstuck intermissions. Maybe.
- All There in the Manual: Due to the large cast and multiple writers, many concepts and bits of characterization only get expanded on in a couple of blog posts. Its also very common to find designs for fandoms that end up only as concept art. Fortunately, there are a lot of archivists to make it easier to track.
- Alternate Universe: Tends to be a lot of these, the most notable being the 'Humanstuck Intermission', which follows the lives of the fandoms if they were ordinary humans.
- Ambiguously Human
- Arc Villain: The roleplay has had a few, such as The Condesce/Betty Crocker, and Moriarty Fandom.
- Bi the Way: Quite a lot of fandoms seem to be this (though not quite to Everyone Is Bi levels), probably to make relationships easier.
- Canon Discontinuity: Canon, especially where it concerns the actual mechanics of the 'verse, such as what exactly the fandoms are or how they are 'born', is very inexact and most of the writers and rpers have their own headcanons, which may be pretty different from each other.
- Cerebus Syndrome: Though, no-one can pinpoint when exactly it started.
- Character Blog: Lots of them.
- Depending on the Writer: Due to the lack of official canon.
- Fourth-Wall Mail Slot: Askblogs
- Magical Realism: Hints of it here and there; the whole humanoid personifications of fictional stories thing just seems to sort of happen, and there are ghosts and what at least appear to be various supernatural entities wandering around like it's no big deal.
- Muggles: Normal people are occasionally seen interacting with the fandoms.
- Mutually Fictional: It has been heavily implied that the fandoms and the writers/muns/etc exist in paralell universes of eachother, and that in at least some said universes, the muns are the fictional ones instead.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: As mentioned above, the basic premise is media personifications. There are a few personifications for other things around, but it make sense they might exist somewhere in the 'verse, such as the anons. There are also non-fandom AU counterparts of a few of the fandoms, such as Kayden the ghost. And then there are those who just kind of ended up there for reasons unknown, like Tarn or Tsukey.
- The Other Darrin: Eventually becomes an actual plot point with the introduction of alpha fandoms.
- Shout-Out: Plenty, such as Fandom Attorney and Fandom Ronpa.
- True Companions: Considered a seperate type of relationship from ordinary friendship or moirallegiance, and sometimes referred to as the 'pseudo-quadrant of pizzabros'.
- A Wizard Did It: Magic anons are common.