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Deadlock Clock: Jul 15th 2021 at 11:59:00 PM
Jul 15th 2021 at 10:52:46 PM

^ actually... isn't Author Guest Spot the trope we were just talking about creating? just limited to webcomics for some reason

Edited by Tremmor19 on Jul 15th 2021 at 1:52:57 PM

Jul 16th 2021 at 11:43:10 AM

The trope we were talking about creating is not limited to "guest spots"; they might be recurring characters. Also, the examples of that trope aren't all for characters that voice author commentary.

WarJay77 The cutest little monster from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
The cutest little monster
Jul 16th 2021 at 11:46:03 AM

I mean, maybe that's true; honestly though it's a different trope and needs a thread of its own.

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mightymewtron "We're gonna test the lesbian waters!" from New New York Relationship Status: It's not my fault I'm not popular!
"We're gonna test the lesbian waters!"
Jul 21st 2021 at 9:29:30 PM

Do we have a sandbox for the broadened definition and examples?

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Jul 22nd 2021 at 10:14:13 PM

There's an entry on a book page (and has been there for a good long while), but it doesn't seem to have been crosswicked and I'm not sure if it fits the trope as it's currently under discussion; posting here for review.

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Until next time...

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MasterN The Plasma King from Florida- I mean Unova Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
The Plasma King
Aug 28th 2021 at 12:52:55 PM

About Author Mouthpiece, what about cases like The Writer from The Lion King Adventures, where the Author Avatar is a villainous character? He fits the other qualifications of the missing trope (god and creator, author powers, said by the author to represent the authorís dark side). What do we do with that?

One of these days, all of you will accept me as your supreme overlord.
Aug 28th 2021 at 12:55:56 PM

What relation to Self-Insert Fic? ... Oh.

  • Self-Insert Fic: Author Avatar as an original character added to an existing canon


So, are we just cleaning wicks and making drafts now?

Edited by Malady on Aug 28th 2021 at 12:58:00 PM

Help with possible disambig and redirect issues!
GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Berrenta Winter is coming... from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Winter is coming...
Oct 15th 2021 at 10:07:51 PM

Checking in. Since the thread's not listed in the TRS thread sandbox, is there any unfinished business?

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Oct 15th 2021 at 10:27:22 PM

I semi-remember the Raisonneur-to-be draft in the TLP had some issues with scope. Author Avatar, though, has had its description broadened, so that part of the crowner is taken care of. Maybe the proposed draft can be separate from the TRS, or yarded.

Berrenta Winter is coming... from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Winter is coming...
Oct 15th 2021 at 10:35:34 PM

I'm good with having the draft be separate. Yarding does sound plausible, too.

Edited by Berrenta on Oct 15th 2021 at 12:36:00 PM

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cut to the feeling!
Nov 30th 2021 at 2:10:21 PM

Nudging this thread again, and giving a courtesy link to the draft for Author Mouthpiece.

I wasn't involved in this discussion, but as far as I understand, Author Avatar has been expanded to be the supertrope to the draft as discussed here. The draft's been in TLP limbo since June, so would it be appropriate to close this thread and agree to redirect Raisonneur to said draft if/when it launches? Or is there cleanup that still needs to be done?

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