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Isn't it a Reconstruction as well as a Deconstruction? I mean, most of the characters have Taken A Level In Badass, and not only do the Supernatural Martial Arts still work instead of Reality Ensuing left right and centre, they are taken Up to Eleven. Sure, it's Darker and Edgier and there are Flesh Wounds as well as Clothing Damage, but it's only gone from Never Say "Die" to Nobody Can Die. Even Shampoo got Defeat Means Friendship after going after the rest of the cast with an incredible amount of More Dakka, a crapload of Stuff Blowing Up and no Swords Set To Stun.
An admin needs to fix the review page.
I suggest you chalk this'n up on Ask The Tropers. Faster response that way.
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Don't take it the wrong way, it just prevents discussion on the main page.
I don't agree or disagree, just keeping things tidy.
I wasn't the one who'd posted the stuff above. Only because it had been edited with reason "take it to the discussion page" (or something not unlike it, can't remember off the top of my head) and there was nothing on the discussion page, I assumed it hadn't been copy-pasted as an oversight, and corrected it. Just trying to be helpful.
What exactly do you mean by "what"?
I mean I don't get what the hell the original poster is talking about with about half of those comments. Admittedly I didn't read too far past the Kodachi arc so maybe I'm missing something really important here, but if I'd read this review on a forum somewhere I wouldn't have the faintest clue that he was talking about Interview without being told, and a good chunk of this "review" or whatever this originally was comes down to him bitching about the fic's Black Comedy and the prevalence of the Rule of Cool. Is there some massive Genre Shift after the Kodachi arc or something?
Not Genre Shift per se, but there is a succession of Wham Chapters one after the other as soon as Shampoo is introduced.
In my opinion, just chant the MST 3 K mantra and remmember the rules of Cool and Funny are in full effect here. This ain't a troll fic at all...Just sit back and enjoy the show!
Just relax kids, everything will be fine. You just got to remember that suspending disbelief should be saved for stuff that attempts to stay in the ballpark of belief. This story isn't one of them.
A whole gaggle of new tropes and no examples to cite? What is this?
Cleaned the page, tropes were clearly used to troll.
No, no trolling whatsoever. I never, ever do that, I simply tell the truth as I perceive it, and you were the one who resorted to "whine, whine, whine, bitch, bitchity-bitch-bitch" level (which is a stance that also contradicts your "trolling" rationalisation btw). I did however attempt to balance the page somewhat, as I dislike onesided marketing/showing only one side.
Anyway, I've strictly inserted equally valid other tropes that I saw strong tendencies of when reading the story (at the same time that I searched for tropes to my own fic, which is why it turned a bit hasty, but am open to compromises, although mediation and dialogue requires keeping down the overreactions and staying reasonable.
I'm keeping out of this, but I will offer a word of warning: people have been banned for edit-warring before, so be careful.
Well then, let me offer a different perspective and correct a few issues. Ryoga is no saint in Interview, no less than he was in canon. It's easy to feel bad for him for what's happened to him, but bear in mind that he's a Butt-Monkey because of the dogged pursuit of his vendetta, and abusing the curse he bemoans to get close to Akane.
An important point is missed in the issue of Scott in Crossover too. The moment Simon Lee found that Scott was in Tokyo, his first impulse was to hunt him down and attempt to kill him in a deliberate mirroring of Ryoga's hate-fueled vendetta against Ranma. Scott defended himself accordingly, and when he did find out the identity of his attacker, he was genuinely shocked and he did attempt to apologize. Why was it treated so lightly? Well, first off it's a comedy. Second, Scott is a total dork. Third, Simon was trying to kill him.
I don't care if I get banned, you aren't supposed to use a tropes page to complain about things you disagree with. Your examples are all highly subjective and all are mostly just your own personal disagreement. If you are THAT offended by it, you should contact the author personally and resolve your problem that way.
Or leave him a nasty review on FF.net. Like I said before, this page is NOT your personal bitching ground. Look at the topic starter up there, do you see that? Someone else dropped a massive amount of their own opinion on this page and it got deleted. Your word is not law here, please keep your grudges and complaining here.
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