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redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Stuporstar posted:

The assumptions in that guy's post are stunningly oblivious too. "Labour jobs are all demeaning. No-one could possibly do it because they are good at it, enjoy it, and take pride in their work. Plumbing is just a stepping stone to something better! Because who would ever want to work outdoors or get their hands dirty?"

I can also guaran-God-drat-tee you a plumber makes more than any one Troper.

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redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Celery Face posted:

"I'm asexual but otherwise straight."

Another troper look on asexuality:


Gee, that's an odd way to spell "mental illness."

I don't know much about Rorschach but I doubt he's anything like that.

Seriously, you probably should read Watchmen. On the other hand, it's hard to read "asexual but otherwise straight" as "Unfuckable and unwilling to change"

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


SIGSEGV posted:

Kavorka man used to call Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kissinger a war criminal,

But he is a war criminal?

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Yeah Bro posted:

I was questioning why they don't have a snuff film page, but then I discovered that they did. It is 7198 words, more than three times the length for William Shakespeare.


link please

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


You made me look this poo poo up.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SnuffFilm


tvtropes.org posted:

Snuff Film
Murder murder murder murder murder murder....
"They're just this side of snuff films, and friends, that's what's next because that's all that's left."
Wes Mandel, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
In our culture, violence is popular. So is sex. When people want to put forth a message about the values of our current society, they imagine what it would be like if both these valued qualities were blended and taken to the point where it's clear that anyone who appreciates the work has something very wrong with them, indeed.
Behold: the snuff film, a film where a person's death, the gorier the better, is captured on celluloid (or digital data in these internet-connected times) for someone else's...prurient interest. The snuff film has captured American imagination since the days of the Manson Family; in the aftermath of the cult's killings, the author of a true crime book on the Family put forth the rumor that they had videotaped their killings, inadvertently creating the term "snuff film." It wasn't true, but when American producers brought the Argentinian horror stinker Slaughter (based loosely on the Mansons) over to America they retitled the movie Snuff, tacked on a new and gorier ending, and launched a viral campaign that someone had actually been murdered on film as part of the movie.
What makes a snuff film is often up for debate. Whether it just captures a death on film (like the tapes put forth by terrorists that show people getting their heads cut off), is released for a commercial motive (like the Traces of Death franchise), or has to include sex and death is up in the air. This is mainly because there's no such thing as a "true" snuff film according to the FBI, no such thing has ever been made. To clarify this point, the FBI defines a snuff film as depicting a murder that was committed for the primary purpose of being filmed and commercially distributed. While films of actual murders do exist, the FBI doesn't consider them snuff films because they either have a different motive (i.e. films of executions by terrorists which were distributed to sow fear rather than make money) or were not intended for distribution (i.e. a murderer makes a tape of his crimes for personal use and it leaks out after his capture). Then again, as long as creators have a message to make about sex and violence, the snuff film will exist as a model for what happens when things go too, too far.
To reiterate, snuff films exist in the realm of myth and legend. While many petty criminals have been known to film their own crimes, none have been so foolish as to film a crime for which they could be executed only for the purpose to film and distribute it (save for a possible exception in the Real Life section below), and no such film has ever been commercially distributed.*
Snuff Films that depict this stuff happening to animals rather than humans are called Crush Films, because the animal is typically shown being crushed to death.
See also Gorn, Murder.com, and Video Nasties.

Seven examples in anime, nine in comic books, 22 in film, one item under Pornography, and thirty-odd real life examples of death on film. Under half of them have anything to do with the actual concept and are just a list of things to give Michael "Mookie" Terracino and his ilk a list of new things to jerk off to.

Smash the server and ban every single former troper

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


The Triumphant posted:

(Also "Hallelujah" is a)extremely sexual and at its core a fairly bitter and unhappy song, and b) extremely, extremely Jewish and very much from the perspective of the Jewish relationship with God. Singing it, unprompted, in a cathedral, is massively disrespectful to everyone involved.)

Care to give a tiny bit more information on this?

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


The Saddest Rhino posted:

This is the strangest conversation.




Yeah... She just compared disliking pedophiles to homophobia...




This is a neutral look on paedophiles?

Since I know Tropists read this...

Hey! You! You wanna know the difference? If some guy fucks your 8-year old, no jury in the country would give you more than probation for straight-up shooting him in the head. The same can not be said for your 18-year old.

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Mors Rattus posted:

Considering they cite the song? Ahahahahahaha, no, no, they do not.

Your average troper would kill to be half as interesting as Travis Touchdown, so the satire goes just a wee bit overhead.

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


General Panic posted:

Actually, one of my basic theories about TVTropes is that Eddie is some kind of libertarian hangover from the 60s/70s (he's about old enough) and runs the place like the worst commune you can imagine that doesn't involve Charles Manson.

Charlie could only improve Tee Vee Tropes Dot Org.

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Aerial Tollhouse posted:

A quick one

Could you give us just the tiniest bit of context?

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


InShaneee posted:

It's been mentioned before, but Did Not Do The Research is currently used for "I guess they should just consult a real expert like me next time " sort of pissing-contest comments.

I'm pretty sure that saying "artistic license" to a Troper is like showing a cross to a vampire.

It's not even artistic license, nobody in the US used a Maxim gun until, like, WWII.

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Daionus the 23rd posted:

Imagine for a moment that somebody on TV Tropes decided to try and retaliate by making a mockery thread for this thread. What do you think would happen?

Well, this thread is the equivalent of that Eddie Murphy bit about kids picking up dog poo poo and tormenting other kids with it. It might be ripe for mockery, but not by the dog poo poo.

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


TVTropes: Everything is Notable (except Tim Buckley)

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


I really have to wonder what Tim feels about that (I'd bet quite a lot that he knows)

It's gotta be like being the one guy turned away from a gang bang on a bag lady

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


JosephWongKS posted:

So goons are actually hipsters?

There are a few threads in W&W in case you wanted proof

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Metal Loaf posted:

Here's a thread about Kid Rock. There's not much to it, but this is a post that kind of jumped out.

Truly written by someone whose never been within 50 miles of Fresno.

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


I'm pretty sure they took down the Angel Corps page. One down, ten thousand to go

vvv Welp,

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


razorrozar7 posted:

I can't believe it took this thread for me to realize what a shithole that site is. I cited it in a research paper once, for Christ's sake!


Oh do tell us what it was about and what you got on it

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


TVTropes Goes Fourth: Come On In And Own Yourself

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Oh goodness this is the death spiral isn't it? We can only hope.

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Celery Face posted:

Any day now. At least Mark tries to curb his drinking habits or at least pretends to and just drinks teeth rotting sugary drinks. Mark even admitted he doesn't drink much because he's a broke lonely man. He has also headed off for basic training recently. I wonder how he'll do.

Wait, what? I thought he was already in the reserves.

I will say that at the very least it would help him get his mouth fixed.

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


KSAF Staff Report posted:

Christ, after all we learned with the Buttcoins debacle, there will be thousands of problems with accepting them.

The man really doesn't research or think about anything, does he?

If this puts mining rigs in Troper bedrooms so much for the better

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


The Triumphant posted:

Hahaha jesus christ.

Just imagine you're in a writer's workshop in real life and someone asks you to critique that. What do you even say?
I think Lemongrab put it best
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07So_lJQyqw&hd=1

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Now go through and delete every line that contains the words "subvert", "advert", or "invert" and you might have something that starts to almost resemble a usable resource.

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Maybe the scum will form another site, something like FanficTropes or SnuffPornTropes

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


purple_sammich posted:

There's also dub-con, aka dubious consent, for when you want your rapefic to seem less rapey!

I thought that was when one or both parties didn't want to gently caress but then the bass dropped and next thing you know they're going at it like bunnies on shore leave

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Now the account's closed

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Flare_knight posted:

'wow he's a good troper'.

I've heard of some good Tropers, not living ones of course

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Celery Face posted:

Holy crap, Potato Head made another video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7nkg9V08TQ
This guy is loving horrible with logic and his outfit is still stupid.

"Well first of all, she's 16*voice fades into bloobloobloo*

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Roland Jones posted:

Man, these are bad. And they can't even get their memes right; the "Sandvich" badge, a TF2 reference, has "delicious and moist" as the description. But that refers to a cake, from Portal, so that's wrong. Also, I don't think anyone wants their sandwich to be "moist".

Also, there are bronze, silver, and gold lampshade badges, which cost a little more than most badges. How much more? Well, the bronze one is ten "tropies" rather than one and a quarter. And it goes up from there. Twenty-five and fifty for the silver and gold, respectively. Isn't it a dollar for each "tropie"? Who would pay fifty bucks for this?

It's all just so bad.

Huh, referral blocked



#SWAG

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


I'd like to thank whoever posted about Snipping Tool in Win7, that poo poo's handy as hell

Also enjoy all of the sports tropies

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Adelheid Stark posted:

Slightly disappointed that I know this offhand, but having browsed TVTropes a decent amount in years past, it's card carrying villain.

MisterMorn posted:

Of course there's a trope for that, though I don't know why you'd want to know. Here:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.p...CarryingVillain


I'm very disappointed in both of you. You can take the tropers out of TVTropes, but I guess you can't get the tropes out of the tropers.

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Volume posted:

Oh look what Drunk Girlfriend posted in the photo thread

http://i.imgur.com/jjPmy.jpg

That corset's doing everything a corset shouldn't: Drawing attention to the upper body flab hanging over the edge, pushing everything else down into a pair of pants that's a good two inches too small AND too low, and actually flattening the tits. Seriously, I think she might have it on backwards.

Tropers in a nutshell, if you can bear to look.

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


What, no Chekhov's Tits?

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


^^^God drat it, faster AND better

JohnnyLurg posted:

I hate to be "that guy," but as an English major, I find TV Tropes to be simply... useful.

Who's "that guy"? The guy going to what might be the worst English department?

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Breaking 33 pencils?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHFySGxccKc#t=28s

Wimp.

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Urdnot Fire posted:

loving hell, Draven, shut up about your pedophilia already. I can't believe we ever thought he was one of the good ones. Guy needs to be cut off from the Internet for his own good.

I've never heard of a dude's genitals being referred to as "the Internet" before

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


Namtab posted:

This just annoys me.

For those who don't want to click, Eddie cut the tit index because of the "family friendly wiki" thing, so naturally Tropers are gathering all the tit tropes in order to overload the anatomy index.

Not really terrible, just very troperish.

"Troperish" is a subset of "Terrible"

redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


DaveWoo posted:

Sure looks like it:

"One of the good ones" indeed.

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redmercer
Sep 15, 2011

by Fistgrrl


List of Good Tropers:


you people make me sick

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