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0 7Faking Your Friend's Dream
A character can't bring themselves to shatter their friend's unrealistic dream, so they lie about it.
5 13Moroccan Media
A list of media originating from Morocco.
Created: Jul 27th 2022 at 9:10:39 PM
0 13Continue Countdown
When meeting a failure condition in a video game, the player is on a time limit to continue before meeting with the game over screen.
Created: May 25th 2023 at 8:39:12 AM
0 16And There Was Much Indifference
A character dies and no one cares.
1 13Purging The Poison
A character gets rid of a toxic substance in their body by excreting it.
Created: Nov 6th 2021 at 10:08:24 PM
0 9Trainee From Hell (collects examples)
When training gets hard or dangerous for the mentor.
Created: May 18th 2023 at 5:02:32 AM
0 12Holding In Laughter (launching Tuesday)
Characters trying, and usually failing, not to laugh out loud
Created: May 25th 2023 at 8:59:55 PM
0 14Border Occupying Decorations (Launching on Tuesday)
Purely decorative things meant to occupy the game's border due to the gameplay screen not being enough to cover it fully. (Launching on Tuesday)
Created: Feb 5th 2023 at 5:11:04 AM
1 7Drill The Lock
Opening a door by drilling the lock out.
Created: Oct 15th 2015 at 9:40:34 PM
2 12Permafusion (Under revision)
The Fusion Dance results in a fusion that has the potential to last forever.
Created: May 22nd 2023 at 8:42:39 AM
5 14Dangled By A Giant
A larger character holds a smaller character by pinching a limb or article of clothing between their fingers. (NEEDS EXAMPLES)
Created: May 6th 2023 at 6:25:23 PM
2 7Intrafamilial Class Conflict
Money or social status causing tension inside a family.
Created: Dec 31st 2022 at 12:08:19 PM
4 6Dreaded Paperwork (Undergoing Massive Overhaul)
The Main Character is given an absurdly large amount of paperwork they'll have to sign before they can do something. Bonus points if it is a super menial request.
Created: May 23rd 2023 at 12:45:08 AM
0 28Main Character Final Boss (launch date: 31/05/23)
The main protagonist of the story also plays the role as its final boss.
Created: May 8th 2023 at 9:54:38 AM
0 7Awkward Poetry Reading
A character awkwardly reads or recites a poem.
Created: May 22nd 2023 at 7:18:38 PM
0 16Funny Conception Story
Sharing the strange details of a character's conception.
Created: Jan 18th 2023 at 10:55:55 PM
6 22Humans Are Disgusting
Humans are treated as gross or disease-ridden by non-human characters. [Launching after 20 Hats]
Created: Mar 5th 2023 at 8:47:48 AM
3 5Painful Confession (Description in need of reworking)
A character's confession comes at an emotional time.
Created: Apr 24th 2023 at 1:40:13 PM
8 78Instantly Dated (Adopted by ImperialMajestyXO)
Real Life undercuts a plot point before a work is released
Created: Apr 10th 2019 at 4:24:59 AM
Real Life undercuts a plot point before a work is releasedSponsor: KJMackley Created: Apr 10th 2019 at 4:24:59 AM Last reply: 9 hours ago by StrixObscuro View draft
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1 5Senegalese Media
Index of media and people of Senegalese origin
Created: 20 hours ago