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Re: Don't Trope Me, Bro

Postby PDH » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:53 pm

Herald wrote:
Gee, on that note, why should anyone study astronomy??
Or perform any form of art?? :roll:

Understanding how things work -- and such things include storytelling -- is a worthy pursuit.


Tropes don't provide any understanding of anything. Certainly nothing analogous to astronomy. It is just a list of some things from some things.

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Re: Don't Trope Me, Bro

Postby nietoperz » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:56 pm

PDH wrote:
Tropes don't provide any understanding of anything. Certainly nothing analogous to astronomy. It is just a list of some things from some things.


Well, I'm not sure that's true. I mean, that website certainly doesn't, but archetypes - both in character and story - provide a rich seam of critical thought and theory. Of course, best start with Northrop Frye and Joseph Campbell, but still.
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Re: Don't Trope Me, Bro

Postby Herald » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:57 pm

PDH wrote:
Tropes don't provide any understanding of anything. Certainly nothing analogous to astronomy. It is just a list of some things from some things.


...he said, while completely missing the defining of the trope at the top of every entry. :roll:

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Re: Don't Trope Me, Bro

Postby Frag » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:58 pm

Also well said, PDH.

But there's also ones which match something like the horse head in the Godfather with Marty McFly riding a horse in BttF3 because the big connection was horses or some stupid shit.

You can connect anything if you try.
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Re: Don't Trope Me, Bro

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Re: Don't Trope Me, Bro

Postby Herald » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:04 pm

ReturnoftheMack wrote:But there's also ones which match something like the horse head in the Godfather with Marty McFly riding a horse in BttF3 because the big connection was horses or some stupid shit.


And which entry would that be??

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Re: Don't Trope Me, Bro

Postby GiveWarAChance » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:04 pm

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Re: Don't Trope Me, Bro

Postby Frag » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:06 pm

Herald wrote:
And which entry would that be??


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Re: Don't Trope Me, Bro

Postby Herald » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:08 pm

ReturnoftheMack wrote:
:roll:


So you can't prove that you didn't just make your little "example" up.
That's all I wanted to know from you.

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Re: Don't Trope Me, Bro

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:22 pm

Herald, are you trying to prove that you can ruin a thread WITHOUT troping? :P
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Re: Don't Trope Me, Bro

Postby Frag » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:24 pm

Herald wrote:
So you can't prove that you didn't just make your little "example" up.
That's all I wanted to know from you.


I was being facetious. It wasn't a real example.

I really hope you understood that and are just trolling right now.
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Re: Don't Trope Me, Bro

Postby Mr. Log » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:27 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:Herald, are you trying to prove that you can ruin a thread WITHOUT troping? :P


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Re: Don't Trope Me, Bro

Postby guitargod694 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:29 pm

ReturnoftheMack wrote:
I was being facetious. It wasn't a real example.

I really hope you understood that and are just trolling right now.


Maybe he just didn't understand because your fake example wasn't that unbelievable to someone that reads a lot of those tropes.

Perhaps the problem is that your hyperbole was not hyperbolic enough. :)
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Re: Don't Trope Me, Bro

Postby Herald » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:30 pm

ReturnoftheMack wrote:
I was being facetious. It wasn't a real example.


PLEASE. You were not "being facetious". :roll:

Like I said, you admitting your lie was all I needed to hear out of you.
The examples aren't as ridiculous as you claim.

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Re: Don't Trope Me, Bro

Postby Frag » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:34 pm

Herald wrote:
PLEASE. You were not "being facetious". :roll:

Like I said, you admitting your lie was all I needed to hear out of you.
The examples aren't as ridiculous as you claim.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: at you for thinking I was trying to claim that as a real example.

The guy above you got it.
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