My TV Tropes Proposals


I really don’t have time to look into the rules and guidelines or see if anything is similar to the stuff you find on TV tropes. That’s right TV tropes, this how they define it in their own 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.

With that in mind, If I do get off my lazy ass and look into how to actually submit my tropes directly and get references from it all I got these proposals to enter into the site and hope when they look at TV show, comic book, manga or movie whether live action or animated I got these two. There would have been three but I just suddenly forgot about the third one. Damnit!

1. Strange Friend Syndrome

This is often shown in TV shows where the friend of a somebody is a superhero, mutant, supernatural being etc. and his or her life gets turned upside-down by their very existence. Sure it might be cool that you’re the friend of a super-powered being but it’s worse when strange things happen to you as a result of it. Even worse, your friend’s enemies will come after you as a result of it.

Just to recap, it’s not the goofy friend/sidekick that gets in on this that makes them the strange friend it’s the other way around when they have to suffer because you’re the one who has powers/following destiny or some other crap like that.

2. Angels are Assholes

The two examples I can see this coming out are Metreon from Dogma and Gabriel from the first Prophecy move. Many people believe that angels are supposed to be these good, kind souls that are helpful in our mortal lives in order to help us make our own live better. Holy shit I was wrong when I came across these movies and other examples that shatter that idea.

These are the angels who act greater than thou, have that fuck-it-all attitude, zero-respect for themselves or the mortals they’re trying to help and downtalk them all the way. It doesn’t make me stand one second talk to me that way without kicking them in the face and yet they got more power in their finger than you have in your body, so you’re pretty much stuck with doing whatever they say.

Worse is how nice they act only at the end of a storyline where they become less ass-holey and more like the kind of person you’re okay with sharing with the rest of your friends. Listen, if the “first impressions” rule is in place these angles no matter how powerful they are would be along with the god they’re representing would be out on their all-powerful asses a long time ago.

I’ll update this as soon as I remember what that third trope proposal is.



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