Literally the dumbest thing i’ve ever come up with (or someone probs already did this 8 years, whatevs). Don’t read, it’s absolute crap.
what if there was a webcomic where the planets had personalities?
Like Jupiter’s a jockish kinda character who seems vapid, but actually has a soft spot (for you science people, i’m so punny right now)
And Saturn’s a bit of an artsy-fartsy, dye-your-hair-blue-when-you’re-50 kinda girl.
Uranus is a party animal and kinda mad (hence the sideways orbit).
Neptune’s a pothead who’s into photography and the color blue. He’s from Iceland and wants to go back to his roots someday.
Everyone thinks Mars is a hothead but really he’s kinda small and chill and really likes video games or gardening or something. He’s Earth’s roommate.
Venus is a pint-sized diva with tattoos, leather boots, and a black belt, her love hurts as much as her hate.
And Mercury’s her brother and they’re both a couple of hotheads.
And Pluto’s like the whiny newbie young’un who’s always like “wait for me!!”
And Earth is just a straightforward, sarcastic little fuck who’s super creative and super unmotivated (all these people and they’re fucking it up inside his head).
Yeah, wow. Where did that come from.
Am I the only one who’s really annoyed by TVTropes? I decided to look at the entry for one of my favorite book series, and literally every tiny detail about it was turned into something categorical. I understand that’s the point of TVTropes, but still. The underlying point of that website is to turn everything in a cliche and make it look bad. “The major plot? Oh, I can categorize that. It’s been repeated 300 other things you may or may not have heard of. Sooooo overdone.” If you look at TVTropes for anything other than the meaning of a stupid term that hasn’t been popular for five years or more, you’ll end up hating literature, movies, television, anime, manga, comic books, video games, and life in general.
Seriously, TVTropes is just one giant pool of “everything’s been done and it’s all a ripoff of everything else.” And it’s annoying as hell.
It’s almost basically, “oh god, here we go again, we hate everything new because it’s a rip-off of everything else” which annoys the hell out of me…
On the homepage of the site:
“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.”
I feel terribly depressed (as a writer and reader/TV viewer) when I read it sometimes too, but I try to see it as a good resource for possible characters or plot twists to introduce, whether I’m trying to avoid cliche or do something cliche and do it well.
Need another way to say for “the troll lumbered”. To the thesaurus!
Tramp? Eh. Bumble? No. Shuffle? No this is a no-shitting-around battle troll, not a drunken hobo.
Would it be a problem for a Tolkien troll to schlepp? Schlepp menacingly…?
Galumph. Galumph!? That’s a fucking word!? Galumph…
Fuck it, the troll is going to flounce and prance around the battlefield like a sparkly fairy princess
jfc I need tea.