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    It can be mildly useful as a storehouse for out-of-context spoiler-y anecdotes, but I can't get behind anything that adds more unnecessary jargon to the worlds of genre fandom.
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    A lot of the people there are plain ignorant or just misinformed of basic literary terms. The biggest is probably the inability to tell the difference between subversion and deconstruction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IssunBoshi View Post
    But it does seem to be like THE wikipedia for listing a motherload of all known instances or examples of anything related to literary devices used in any media.
    Yes, and very addictive if you start clicking the links to other tropes.
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    Entertaining enough.
    But like 'Mythbusters', its fans need to back away from their self-appointed sense of authority.
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    A repost of what I said the last time someone started a thread here about TvTropes:


    TV Tropes is awful. Not everything needs to be categorized and given a cute nickname.

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    A great way to kill time

    and apparently the writing guide for Avenger arena
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pól Rua View Post
    Entertaining enough.
    But like 'Mythbusters', its fans need to back away from their self-appointed sense of authority.
    This. A number of years ago now I was quite involved, but the community pushed me away. I still enjoy reading it as a time waster, but if you talked to some of the "big names"*, you'd think they were writing the Third bloody Testament.

    Oh, and the hideous trend toward making everything sound the same. Which eejit thought having 5 tropes with virtually identical names was an IMPROVEMENT?

    * I use this term VERY loosely

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    Quote Originally Posted by bringthenoise View Post
    This. A number of years ago now I was quite involved, but the community pushed me away. I still enjoy reading it as a time waster, but if you talked to some of the "big names"*, you'd think they were writing the Third bloody Testament.

    Oh, and the hideous trend toward making everything sound the same. Which eejit thought having 5 tropes with virtually identical names was an IMPROVEMENT?

    * I use this term VERY loosely
    I'm guessing the potential for being confusing and alienating to newcomers (Goddamn n00bs!!!1!1!) is what makes it so.

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    I enjoy it when I'm on it. Usually I have to be linked to it when I'm on it, besides that I never go on it on my own accord. I find it highly amusing. The thing is, though, I never realize just how hooked I get until I realize just how much time I spent going through the tropes. If I'm late for something, I have to completely avoid the site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IssunBoshi View Post
    What do you guys think of TvTropes?
    I try not to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald M. View Post
    I'm guessing the potential for being confusing and alienating to newcomers (Goddamn n00bs!!!1!1!) is what makes it so.
    "Oh, but it's easier than using a fan term that isn't from Japan - someone might not have seen Stargate SG1, EVERYONE knows DragonPoke Rainbow Sentai Yif~Yif!"

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    I liked it a lot at first and i was addicted to reading all about the tropes but it can make you awfully cynical about things if you don't take it for a grain of salt.

    I've never visited the community forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald M. View Post
    TV Tropes is awful. Not everything needs to be categorized and given a cute nickname.
    Tell that to my penis.
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    It can be a useful tool.
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    Tell that to dupe's penis.

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