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0 15Oppressive Immigration Enforcement
When enforcers and implementers of stricter immigration control are presented as bigoted, oppressive and corrupt. - Needs Examples
Created: Mar 16th 2023 at 3:19:53 PM
0 8Memory Unlocking Song
A song is used to unlock a previously forgotten memory.
Created: Mar 28th 2023 at 8:24:21 AM
0 2Bored Yawn
A character pretends to yawn to show how uninterested they're in a situation or to mock someone.
3 25Twisting The Prophecy
Knowingly fulfilling a prophecy in a way that creates a favourable outcome. - Launching 7th April
Created: Sep 15th 2015 at 12:10:30 PM
0 40Resurrected Murderer (launch pending Image Pickin' result)
A human murderer comes back from the dead as a supernatural being. Launching 3/30.
Created: Feb 27th 2023 at 4:44:09 AM
8 21Fake Orgasm (Grabbed by SeanMurrayI)
A character fakes an orgasm (or confesses this fact) to show that a sexual encounter/relationship is unsatisfying.
Created: Jun 4th 2012 at 5:05:39 AM
4 15Parents' Day Episode (title pending)
An episode set on Mother's Day or Father's Day
Created: Mar 1st 2023 at 12:06:14 PM
1 7Institution named after a famous person (could probably used a better name)
A place is named after an iconic person or character
Created: Mar 26th 2023 at 4:48:43 PM
0 21Debating Names (launch April 1)
Characters argue over what to name someone or something.
Created: Mar 12th 2023 at 10:45:50 PM
2 6Pain and Gain
Power gained by taking damage
Created: Mar 27th 2023 at 1:42:32 PM
2 5Fragile Weapons
When one person attacks and breaks another person's weapon with relative ease.
Created: Apr 30th 2012 at 2:12:21 AM
5 21Trivia / Shipper on Set
An actor voices their support for a ship involving the character they play.
Created: Feb 5th 2023 at 6:30:44 PM
3 16May It Never Happen Again (grabbed by Unicorndance)
At the end of the story, explicit measures are taken by the characters or parties involved to stop anything from triggering a repeat of the main conflict.
Created: Feb 11th 2020 at 9:19:36 PM
1 11Acquaintance Denial (grabbed by Unicorndance)
Pretending you don't know someone to avoid embarrassment.
Created: Jan 18th 2020 at 10:07:58 PM
0 9Product Delivery Ordeal
A character is tasked to deliver a large, heavy and/or fragile object, and the story or episode revolves around how to get it to its destination. Launching April 2nd at 23:00 EST
Created: Mar 25th 2023 at 3:32:01 PM
1 14"Limited To Lightspeed" Setting
A science-fiction setting built around the absence of Faster Than Light Travel.
Created: Jan 17th 2022 at 8:50:07 AM
0 11Literal Cry for Help
A character's crying attracts the attention of someone who will help them, magical or otherwise.
Created: Mar 5th 2023 at 11:47:42 AM
0 22Sealed Evil In Another World
Sealed Evil In A Can where the "can" is a different world all-together. [Launching March 30th]
Created: Feb 28th 2023 at 11:34:05 PM
0 14Luring In Prey (Working Title)
Creatures with the ability to lure or trick victims into coming towards them.
Created: Mar 26th 2023 at 7:37:14 PM
Creatures with the ability to lure or trick victims into coming towards them.Sponsor: Theriocephalus Created: Mar 26th 2023 at 7:37:14 PM Last reply: 3 hours ago by Astaroth View draft
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1 7Sunday is Boring
Sunday is shown to be a particularly dull day.
Created: Mar 17th 2023 at 5:19:35 PM