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I STARTED THIS POST ON CAPS LOCK WEDNESDAY.

Posted on 2009.28.10 at 23:52
How I feel about it all: geekygeeky
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TV TROPES IS EATING MY BRAIN. Seriously, do not go there unless you have several hours to kill.

Example: The Dark Tower page tells us that one of the tropes used by the DT is Crapsack World. Then it goes on to say

All-World runs on this trope. As if a world still suffering from the effects of an apocalyptic war (including mutants, infertility, and all other kinds of nastiness) was not bad enough, the entire world has "moved on". The result of the foundations of the entire multiverse decaying, this takes the form of reality raping gaps in space time forming (thinnies), the very directions of the compass (and how they relate to the real world) changing on a daily basis, and the breakdown of what little technology remained in the world. BUT WAIT! It doesn't end there! Add a world wide revolutionary war, preaching the rise of democracy and equality, but is actually a massive overkill way of eliminating the very few people who could potentially do something about the whole problem (the Gunslingers). AND then when each universal foundation is broken, the geographical area that it overlaps in All-World experiences its own personal Armageddon. Put simply, All-World is FUCKED.

SEE WHAT I MEAN? TV Tropes turns you into an INTERNET SURF-ZOMBIE. A few days ago I spent an entire evening there reading about, among other things, Hitler's Time Travel Exemption Act, which tells us why trying to kill Hitler just plain doesn't work.

So now you know why I've missed so much on the ole flist. That and David Tennant Billie Piper Dr. Who (Whose tvtropes page is here, btw).

Comments:


Andy Radical, Possum Tackler
entropical87 at 2009-10-29 04:56 (UTC) ()
THOSE LINKS ARE EVIL LINKS AND I WILL NOT CLICK THEM.

That site is like a damn hydra. You close one tab and a dozen more spring up in its wake.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-10-29 05:06 (UTC) ()
EVERY LINK ON THE SITE IS EVIL AND WAY TOO AWESOME AT THE SAME TIME.

You close one tab and a dozen more spring up in its wake.

AND SO ON AND SO ON. And how they suck you in is that they're really really interesting in the geekiest way possible.
let's get the seven lines.
bookshop at 2009-10-29 16:23 (UTC) ()

are you just now discovering tv tropes? oh the days and days of twenty million tabs open at once that lie ahead of you.

no seriously, i think crime library & tvtropes are the two most addicting websites on the entire internet.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-10-29 17:29 (UTC) ()
Nah, I've seen it before, but I haven't been back there in ages. It's like the tar pits of the internet.
Aingeal
aingeal8c at 2009-10-29 17:13 (UTC) ()
TVTROPES EATS YOUR SOUL.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-10-29 17:30 (UTC) ()
YES IT DOES. And there's probably an "eats your soul" trope listed there with three hundred links to other ones.
Aingeal
aingeal8c at 2009-10-29 19:02 (UTC) ()
You are PRETTY CLOSE.

Yes I did have to go look for one. *hates self*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-10-29 19:13 (UTC) ()
SEE? SEE???!!!!111?!
fan-orphan
joandarck at 2009-10-30 09:45 (UTC) ()
TV TROPES IS EATING MY BRAIN. Seriously, do not go there unless you have several hours to kill.

Oh, man, that happened to me once. Once spread over the course of a couple wasted, wasted days and sleepless nights. I got completely fascinated by the various tropes from anime, which I neither watch nor like, but for some reason... Yeah. All sympathies!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-11-01 08:38 (UTC) ()
I found that DT page under a seemingly innocuous link (the word was "himself"). Danger lurks in every hypertext, bwahahaah!
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