Writing - Are clichés sometimes inevitable?

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Re: Writing - Are clichés sometimes inevitable?

#16 Post by papillon » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:08 am

Caveat Lector wrote:
Pyonkotchi wrote:The Tropeless Tale
Challenge accepted!
The Tropeless Tale wrote:Mushroom. Blue. End.
There's a trope for that.

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Re: Writing - Are clichés sometimes inevitable?

#17 Post by Katy133 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:43 pm

I also found this video on Gravity Falls that may be helpful (watch halfway in).

TL;DR: Basically, they're saying that it's the character that leads the identity, not the trait/politics/argument/cliché/etc. So as long as the character carrying the cliché is interesting and entertaining, you can get away with a surprising amount of stuff.
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Re: Writing - Are clichés sometimes inevitable?

#18 Post by Caveat Lector » Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:32 pm

papillon wrote:
Caveat Lector wrote:
Pyonkotchi wrote:The Tropeless Tale
Challenge accepted!
The Tropeless Tale wrote:Mushroom. Blue. End.
There's a trope for that.
Well...er...it has meaning, and is clearly about a blue mushroom, therefore it is not incomprehensible, therefore it is not a trope! I think. :lol:
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Re: Writing - Are clichés sometimes inevitable?

#19 Post by SinSisters » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:10 pm

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Re: Writing - Are clichés sometimes inevitable?

#20 Post by Caveat Lector » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:45 pm

There IS a plot! It's about a mushroom that's blue! :lol:
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Re: Writing - Are clichés sometimes inevitable?

#21 Post by SinSisters » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:53 pm

Pfft, but there isn't a plot as nothing actually occurs.
But I think the point is that there is a difference between overused tropes and needed tropes. Everyone likes different genres, after all, and genres are defined by tropes

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