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Re: Your ~Favorite~ cliches and tropes

#31 Post by Tachyglossus » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:26 pm

(I... I was joking about the 'dissing' Twilight remark. I've never read the books.)

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Re: Your ~Favorite~ cliches and tropes

#32 Post by Arithra » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:53 pm

Tv tropes, I will not go there now <<
No I wont...
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- Black And Gray Morality, because life just is that way and there is no choice that only has good consequences!
- bittersweet endings
- smart evil overlords...
- drama in general
- end of the world scenarios
- fantasy worlds


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Re: Your ~Favorite~ cliches and tropes

#33 Post by Aileo » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:45 pm

Always been a fan of the lady-killer types and the new age reformed thug (NART).

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#34 Post by Snowflower » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:47 pm

I absolutely loveee childhood friends turned into lovers <3
It's sweet. It's logical. It's a happy ending :)
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Re: Your ~Favorite~ cliches and tropes

#35 Post by JUNIOR » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:17 pm

Xenofiction is absolutely my favourite. As fun as writing everything with the standard human responses is, it's really great to get to indulge and write kemonomimi (or any creature, really,) who actually act like their base animals.

What Measure is a Non-Human is another given since I gravitate toward sci-fi more often than not.

Nakama and Red Oni, Blue Oni are probably the ones I gravitate towards the most, though. I'm a real sucker for the friends-becoming-family progression in stories.

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#36 Post by LVUER » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:12 pm

Not that I like this cliche, but how people complain how unrealistic a hating couple that married (or at least fall in love at each other) afterwards... it happens pretty often in real life too.
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Re: Your ~Favorite~ cliches and tropes

#37 Post by HienFan » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:53 am

I happen to like

Proud to be a geek- After all who isn't?
Cloudcuckoolander
Tomboy
Hot chick with a sword
Adorkable
Yaoi Fangirl-They are hilarious in fiction
Yuri Fan- Ditto
Nice guy-Sorry hate bad boys. Though sometimes being too nice (Pushover) is annoying
The Otaku
Butt Monkey- I dunno why but I love character suffering
Video game cruelty Potential
Yandere
Yangire
Sweet romance between sweet couples
Childhood friends romance
Innocent Innuendo
Petite Pride
Church Militant
Naughty Nuns-Rosette *whistles* is hot
Deadpan Snarker
Tall, Dark and Snarky
Knight in Sour armor
Scarf of Asskicking-I blame Strider Hiryu and Hien
Large Ham
Narm voice acting
Teen genius
Genius Ditz
Celibate Hero
Hidden Depth
Bittersweet endings-Hey the world is not just sugary sweet ye know
Black comedy- I blame Roald Dahl
Dark Action Girl
Dude looks like a lady
Wholesome crossdresser
Drives like crazy
The whole Peninsula of Power
Ill people
Meido-I got a maid fetish...
Glowy crystal mazes
Tough bratty kids
Classic Tsundere
Sorry I'm gay

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Re: Your ~Favorite~ cliches and tropes

#38 Post by pondrthis » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:17 pm

I hate "proud to be a geek" in both fiction and real life. The people who flaunt their geekdom would make me look bad if I were to be honest about my geekdom. Ass-crazy, over-the-top anime conventions make it uncool to like anime.

The crowd I hang out with is "people with no souls who think about nothing but winning a Nobel Prize". If I "came out of the closet" as a geek, I'd be out before a single TR.

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#39 Post by Friendbot2000 » Sun May 01, 2011 11:51 am

pondrthis wrote:I hate "proud to be a geek" in both fiction and real life. The people who flaunt their geekdom would make me look bad if I were to be honest about my geekdom. Ass-crazy, over-the-top anime conventions make it uncool to like anime.

The crowd I hang out with is "people with no souls who think about nothing but winning a Nobel Prize". If I "came out of the closet" as a geek, I'd be out before a single TR.
I dislike the over the top geekdom in real life and fiction. I like to be a bit more reserved than that, but the trouble with being a walking encyclopedia is that talking about nerdy things is all I know. I find it hard to talk about geek things in large groups. I save that for more private social gatherings. I was the kid who talked about the differences in social behavior between species of ants...

Anyways, back on topic. I really don't have a favorite trope. I enjoy busting trope more than anything. I really like tragic heroes and antiheros, but I usually write them in a way that is not like the usual tropes. I don't know how to answer this really, I usually stay away from tropes.
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#40 Post by curry nochi rice » Sun May 01, 2011 1:16 pm

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#41 Post by Aozora210 » Sun May 01, 2011 1:23 pm

Usually not following a certain trope will end as a new trope. So if someone tries to subverted a trope... well, it became another trope. So I guess, staying away from tropes is useless? That's just me, though.

I love Badass Princess and Lady of War. XD I like the image of strong females, and somehow, I don't like the image of weak girls. Well, weak girls is alright as long as they got brain and is able to do something instead of sitting around and waiting to be rescued by someone. That'll make girls... look stupid somehow.

And I like Perfectly Arranged Marriage too XD And I don't know the trope's name, but something like the main heroine ended with the villain. Sometimes villains are cool. Sometimes.
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Re: Your ~Favorite~ cliches and tropes

#42 Post by EriksBlue » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:31 am

Foe Ya and Ho Ya. Is dripping with subtext.
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Re: Your ~Favorite~ cliches and tropes

#43 Post by JellyBeanDreams » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:49 am

Crud,I glanced at TV Troops,well I'll try not to over do them,

Hm I definatly enjoy the whole opposites attract thing,honestly 99% of fictional shippings I support have that going somewhere.Even better if there's slap,slap,kiss, and Belligerent Sexual Tension,and some Aww the really like each other.

Honestly I usually hate the childhood friends couple,it always seemed to irritate me.I guess it was because I felt half the story was already there,but there are cases where I whole heartedly suppost it such as, Winry and Edward from Full Metal Alchemist.

As for characters themselves-
Jerk with a Heart of Gold
Noble Demon
Tall,Dark and Snarky
Guy Tsundere(depending on how they're done)
Badass In Distress
Action Girl
Badass or Rebelious Princess(well depending on what she rebels against)


For a story,show or such, I like
Earn your Happy Ending, (makes it feel much more rewarding)
Nakama
Breaking the fourth wall.
lampshade hanging

I'm sure there bunch more,but that's all I can currently think of.

My little two cents,it seems with troops what makes them good or bad is how their done.Maybe that's part of why their fun,I think it would be impossible to not have at least one troop in something.

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