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This site is fascinating and amusing to boot. I've just wasted spent an hour just browsing it.

TV Tropes.

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This wiki is a catalog of the tricks of the trade for writing fiction.

Tropes are devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members' minds and expectations. On the whole, tropes are not clichés. The word clichéd means "stereotyped and trite." In other words, dull and uninteresting. We are not looking for dull and uninteresting entries. We are here to recognize tropes and play with them, not to make fun of them.

The wiki is called "TV Tropes" because TV is where we started. Over the course of a few years, our scope has crept out to include other media. Tropes transcend television. They reflect life. Since a lot of art, especially the popular arts, does its best to reflect life, tropes are likely to show up everywhere.


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Yes, it's a great site, arnie. It's one of those wikis that shows you how wikis can be done right.


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Right up my street!

I expect hours of fun reading around that site.
 
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On second thoughts - arnie, I hate you. I'm going to waste far far too much of my life on that site.

And it's all your fault.

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On second thoughts - arnie, I hate you. I'm going to waste far far too much of my life on that site.

And it's all your fault.

That's called entropement.


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I thought the troposphere was where we all live. I guess there's a connection there.
And phlebotinum was what phlebotomists sucked out of people.


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Phlebotomists suck out money.


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There's an internet trope that all internet discussions, if left long enough, will eventually include a comparison to Nazis.

Except on this board where any discussion that goes on for long enough will eventually turn into a pun-fest.
 
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trope

Trope is from the Greek tropos 'turn'. Besides troposphere, it occurs in words like heliotrope and zoetrope. In Latin, versus 'furrow; line, row (of poetry)' is the origin of our verse. There is the universe.


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I'm well and truly hooked ...

TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Life.

XKCD.


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Except on this board where any discussion that goes on for long enough will eventually turn into a pun-fest.
Or a limerick. Or a Schadenfreude/epicariacy comparison. Or a discussion of beer. There are many...
 
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