Tag Archive | trope

TV Tropes Monday: These Hands Have Killed


    Tweet of the Day: We Happy Few Interview ——- Not all protagonist are trained killers with a casual, even irreverent relationship with death. They don’t serve as Death’s right hand or God’s appointed Angel of Retribution. To them death is something to be feared, something that happens to someone else and certainly not […]

TV Tropes Monday: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines


  Tweet of the Day: Frivolous Hobbies ——- War, as they say (whoever they are), is hell. It is blood, guts and unless your film is a piece of propaganda, very little glory. The threat of death and defeat, the chaos of combat, the contest of arms serves as the perfect set up for a […]

TV Tropes Monday: Shaggy Dog Story


    Tweet of the Day: A Mother’s Day Link-look at SciFi Moms ——- I hate this trope. Why? I shall quote straight from the page: A Shaggy Dog Story is a plot with a high level of build-up and complicating action, only to be resolved with an anti-climax or ironic reversal, usually one that […]

TV Tropes Monday: One Myth to Explain Them All


Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 10.6: The Worldbuidling Revolves Around Me (“The Magical 1%”) ——- Did you write a vampire novel, maybe one with zombies in it, or powerful mages set in the modern world?  Do these characters tell others that it was aliens that built the pyramids at Giza, Chichen Itza, the leaning […]

TV Tropes Monday: A Storm is Coming


  Tweet of the Day: On sexism, sexual assault and the threat of the ‘non-bro’ ——- A Storm is Coming…. A trope used so often that it also a cliche. But why is this trope so popular? What is it about the image of a storm on the horizon that conveys doom and gloom like […]

TV Tropes: Science Fantasy


Tweet of the Day: Ghostbusting Lovecraft ——- What happens when you get robots in your sword and sandal epic? Science Fantasy! As the name implies, this trope is a deliberate mixture of elements from the fantasy and science fiction genres. Knights with magic swords hoping from one planet to the next in spaceships or robots […]

TV Tropes Monday: Boarding Party


Tweet of the Day: It’s a Caturday Snippet!(Fluctuations Expert) ——- Space is an Ocean so at some point brave heroes or villainous raiders will want to board your ship, space station or asteroid. Enter the Boarding Party. And enter they will…wait that was a very bad pun…shame on me. But this trope is one of […]

TV Tropes Monday: “Well Done, Son” Guy


    Tweet of the Day: On ‘The John Green Effect,’ Contemporary Realism, and Form as a Political Act ——- This trope is a catch all for Parental/Children issues, specifically dealing with the need of children to be, at the very least, acknowledged by their parents or parental figure. Hence the, “Guy” in the trope. […]

TV Tropes Monday: Ghost Ship


    Tweet of the Day: The Dark Underbelly of May ——- I’ll be honest. I’m using this trope in lieu of the trope I wanted.  A deserted ship, maybe floating in the middle of the sear or beached somewhere. Might even be found in an odd place, like in the middle of the desert. […]

TV Tropes Monday: The Battlestar


Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 9.9: What to do When Truth is Stranger than Fiction ——– Battleship+Aircraft Carrier+Space= The Battlestar. This trope runs of the Rule of Cool. It meshes the aura of power that comes from the battleship’s big guns plus thick armor with the romance of the ace pilot going against the […]