• TV Tropes under new management, full redesign in progress, Kickstarter under way
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[img]http://imgkk.com/i/xhjv.png[/img] [img]http://imgkk.com/i/8f06.png[/img] [url]http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=14173833970A61798800[/url] [quote]Here we go!!! After more than ten very productive years, Fast Eddie is stepping down as the administrator of TV Tropes. To Fast Eddie - Thank You! And on behalf of all of us here, cheers to a happy retirement.[/quote] [url]https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tvtropes/the-tv-tropes-revitalization-project[/url] [quote=Yeah its a kickstarter]After 10 amazing years, it's time for TV Tropes to grow a beard. With your help, we can hire dedicated web developers to focus solely on making TV Tropes more awesome. This will include upgrades to the underlying hardware infrastructure and outdated code base, a new design with simplified site navigation and fewer ads, optimized mobile experiences, attention to the community wishlist, a complete database overhaul, thematic discovery of new media, fun Trope tools and toys, and generally just making all of our wildest Trope dreams come true. Continue reading to see what is in the works and find the handsome rewards for your help![/quote]
I hate the colors. [editline]2nd December 2014[/editline] However mobile optimization is something I eagerly look forwards to.
that design looks even more like a dictionary website than it does already
So who's taking over? Fast Eddie was way too stubborn when it came to getting horrendously inappropriate content off the site and the thing that actually motivated him to start doing it was the possibility of Google pulling their ads from TvTropes. Less dependence on ads could be a bad thing if the new owner is just as stubborn about this.
I might be incredibly dense but after doing some research I still have no idea what TV Tropes is. Or what kind of useful information they got (that apparently is so addictive)
Personally I prefer the way it looks now but mobile optimization will probably help a lot of you guys out so I'm all for it.
[QUOTE=peepin;46625533]I might be incredibly dense but after doing some research I still have no idea what TV Tropes is. Or what kind of useful information they got (that apparently is so addictive)[/QUOTE] Imagine a spiderweb with practically every book, movie, song, comic, anime and everything else that is media. Now imagine that each single entry has a long list of "tropes", i.e. common methods of conveying information in media, explained in a humorous and/or informative manner. For example: The Matrix has the trope "Creepy Twins" with the description [quote] A subtle version in the Agent Training Program. If you watch it and you're certain that you saw the same extras walk by the camera twice, guess what, you're right: All of the extras are twins. It suggests that Mouse wrote the program and after making half the crowd became lazy and copied them. And the producers actually went around looking for basically every pair of twins they could find just for this one scene. Now were you looking for that, or [B]were you looking at the woman in the red dress?[/B][/quote] The bold bit is a link which leads you to the trope "Distracted by the Sexy". In it, you can find the movie The Matrix. In the description here it says: [quote]The Matrix has one of the most memorable examples in the "Woman in the Red Dress" scene. Morpheus and Neo are walking in a crowded part of the Matrix while Morpheus is instructing him that they can't trust anyone still plugged into the system. Neo is distracted by a gorgeous woman who strolls by in a red dress, and when Morpheus asks if he was paying attention and Neo looks back at her, she's turned into an agent about to kill him. Morpheus freezes the program, reveals it to be a test, and points out the message: [B]Agents can be anyone.[/B][/quote] The bold part is a link going to the trope "Paranoia Fuel". And so on, and so on, and so on. When you open the article for your favourite show on TV and start delving into the information TV Tropes has about it, you'll find a whole bunch of tropes that you're curious about. So then you'll go on their pages and see a whole bunch of videogames that have the same trope; there you'll find your favourite videogame and open that... Can you see where I'm going with this? Other than being ridiculously amusing and addictive to read, TV Tropes is a great way to find a new movie, game, series, book or whatever based on things you like about some other piece of media.
[video=youtube;fsLewMsZlLU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsLewMsZlLU[/video] This series is all I can think of when I hear about TVTropes.
Hopefully they get someone who can actually code better than a 3rd grader this time around.
[QUOTE=peepin;46625533]I might be incredibly dense but after doing some research I still have no idea what TV Tropes is. Or what kind of useful information they got (that apparently is so addictive)[/QUOTE] TV Tropes is a cataloging of various quirks or tropes of storytelling and media into easily understandable categories. They give tropes catchy names to help you remember them. The trope of easily beatable enemies found in large quantities in video games is called 'Mooks'. The trope in horror of people being encased in spider webs is called 'All Webbed Up'. Old-fashioned, poetry-style Romeo-and-Juliet-style love is called 'Courtly Love'. Each trope has their own category describing what it is, as well as a list of each media known to use it. Vice-versa, each media has their own page which describes each trope they use. They describe hundreds upon hundreds of tropes, and most media, no matter how obscure, has an entry.
[QUOTE=peepin;46625533]I might be incredibly dense but after doing some research I still have no idea what TV Tropes is. Or what kind of useful information they got (that apparently is so addictive)[/QUOTE] It's a giant database of "tropes", all the different kinds and in what works of media they appear in. A trope is kinda like a cliche, but it's not a negative thing like a cliche is, it's more just like an observation, or as the website calls it, a 'celebration' of common recurring patterns in media. For example, one of the most common tropes is the "Rule of Cool", which in short is the inverse relationship to how cool something looks to how realistic is has to be. This trope appears in almost every work of fiction in some way. Notable occurrences off the top of my head include : -Rambo never reloading, which would impede his ability to kill baddies, which wouldn't be cool, so he never has to reload because it's cool -Pretty much everything that happens in the Matrix -Throwing Galaxies in Gurren Lagann The website is addicting for this reason: you read about a Trope, IE Rule of Cool. This page points you to millions of related tropes and all the works the Rule of Cool shows up in (a fuckload). You go to one of these linked pages, IE the page for Rambo. In the page for Rambo, it shows the Rule of Cool, but also all the other tropes that occur in the movie, which you then click on to see what that tropes' about, and then the cycle repeats. For hours.
[QUOTE=MrBob1337;46625583][video=youtube;fsLewMsZlLU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsLewMsZlLU[/video] This series is all I can think of when I hear about TVTropes.[/QUOTE] Troper Tales was purged from TVTropes ages ago, though
[QUOTE=CapellanCitizen;46625601]Troper Tales was purged from TVTropes ages ago, though[/QUOTE] and the whole site is better because of it
It's a ritual past time of mine to go to the TVTropes page of games and movies when I finish them
[QUOTE=YourFriendJoe;46625550]Personally I prefer the way it looks now but mobile optimization will probably help a lot of you guys out so I'm all for it.[/QUOTE] It's for people who like having a joke explained to them, which of course, destroys the joke.
Thank you Stopper, Xubs, and ShadowSocks8; I've gone to check out one of my favorite movies now that I have some sort of idea what TV Tropes is all about.
Now, bring back Troper Tales for greatest entertainment know to mankind.
[QUOTE=gufu;46626400]Now, bring back Troper Tales for greatest entertainment know to mankind.[/QUOTE] Some things are too foul for this world.
TVTropes is a place to discuss how hot you are for some anime 8-year-old (she's really a 400-year-old witch!) and recall how ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING Popeye is. Also, if you deliberately give things obscure names, then when people click on links to try and understand your writings (because you can't form a single sentence, let alone a story concept, without your StupidCrutches cropping up every other word) that's called being addictive.
[QUOTE=gufu;46626400]Now, bring back Troper Tales for greatest entertainment know to mankind.[/QUOTE] I would wholeheartedly support this.
And the Random button is at least double the size. That's how they hook you in, that's the bait. You give that a nibble and the website basically goes "GOTCHA BITCH!", pulls you in and keeps you occupied for the next few hours.
[QUOTE=Highwind017;46627227]And the Random button is at least double the size. That's how they hook you in, that's the bait. You give that a nibble and the website basically goes "GOTCHA BITCH!", pulls you in and keeps you occupied for the next few hours.[/QUOTE] I read a large portion of the trope pages. Took a while, but I am no longer a slave to the addiction, I can go onto a film, game page or such and leave within ten minutes...
[QUOTE=peepin;46625766]Thank you Stopper, Xubs, and ShadowSocks8; I've gone to check out one of my favorite movies now that I have some sort of idea what TV Tropes is all about.[/QUOTE] See you next year.
Hopefully this is a chance for the staff to get rid of the entries for fetish fanfics and shitty forum roleplays.
[QUOTE=peepin;46625766]Thank you Stopper, Xubs, and ShadowSocks8; I've gone to check out one of my favorite movies now that I have some sort of idea what TV Tropes is all about.[/QUOTE] Rest in peace
The best way to improve TVTropes right now would be to cull its userbase.
I like this site good for looking up writing techniques, never realized it was fairly popular.
[QUOTE=ThatSprite;46627293]Rest in peace[/QUOTE] rest in rip :((((
[QUOTE=Stopper;46625581] Other than being ridiculously amusing and addictive to read, TV Tropes is a great way to find a new movie, game, series, book or whatever based on things you like about some other piece of media.[/QUOTE] This is why I love going there.
[QUOTE=Richoxen;46628466]I like this site good for looking up writing techniques, never realized it was fairly popular.[/QUOTE] Yes, for example here is its extensive insight into Romantic use of the Pathetic Fallacy: [quote="Empathic Environment". Fucking seriously.]It is a trope essential to Gothic literature and the Romantic movement. You can find it in all sorts of works, from Caspar David Friedrich's bleak, moody landscapes to Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher. [/quote] ONE WHOLE SENTENCE NICE JOB REAL GOOD
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