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22nd Feb, 2021 01:30:50 PM

All of those worlds classify as a Sugar Bowl. Also, whimsical worlds are usually gender neutral.

Edited by KingOfStickers
22nd Feb, 2021 02:42:25 PM

Thank you for replying, but I meant as in motif or theme, not world/setting. And I just realized ‘Cutesy’ was the word I was looking for, not whimsical.

22nd Feb, 2021 02:47:26 PM

I thought I wasn’t going to get a response, so I went ahead with my Trope proposal for ‘Cutesy Fantasy’. I’d like you to check it out, if you don’t mind.

22nd Feb, 2021 02:49:31 PM

How can a work/creator have a sugary cute fairy theme/aesthetic WITHOUT having a sugary cute fairy setting??

Please explain

22nd Feb, 2021 02:54:26 PM

Sorry for that mistake! Yeah I guess a sugary cute fairy setting is required.

22nd Feb, 2021 02:55:04 PM

wdym motif or theme? it's fantasy.

22nd Feb, 2021 02:58:21 PM

Haven’t you noticed that some fantasy works have different aesthetics/motifs/themes? Like Percy Jackson is mostly legendary and heroic. Harry Potter is classic yet modern, resembling the older times about magic. Meanwhile Pretty Cure is sparkly, sweet, and cute, and many other fantasy shows for girls are similar.

22nd Feb, 2021 03:48:59 PM

And Percy Jackson has a mythological setting because it has a mythological theme. The battles take place in Greece or Rome or the Labyrinth.

Hogwarts and the Ministry Of Magic have settings that are a combination of modern and classic technology.

Theme informs setting. If you have a theme that clashes with the setting, that's typically Genre-Busting.

22nd Feb, 2021 07:52:08 PM

I feel like Super-Cute Superpowers might go hand in hand with this concept

22nd Feb, 2021 10:02:35 PM

I can think of works with cutesy characters whose setting may not be cutesy, such as Fish out of Water stories. Star vs. the Forces of Evil comes to mind.

23rd Feb, 2021 06:26:33 PM

That's characters. OP is discussing themes/motifs. I am saying theme informs setting and when it doesn't, it falls under one of the many genre tropes, i.e. Genre-Busting, Genre Mashup


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