Posted on Sep 16th, 2008 by Marmalade : Gaia Child Marmalade
I decided to start this thread because of one site that I like a lot.  Its called TV Tropes Wiki.  Its so named because it originally started off just being about tv shows, but has since expanded to cover any type of media.  So, what is a trope?

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.

It has a bunch of entries about wikis and Wikipedia.  And, of course, Wikipedia has an entry of the TV Tropes Wiki.

It has many categories of tropes.  For this pod, here are the film tropes, and here are the tv tropes.

A while ago, the site got hacked and was destroyed.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t backed up, but through the dedication of the contributors they re-created the whole site by copying from the cache function of search engines which sounds like a difficult process.  Its back up to normal again.  Its a popular site which is probably why it attracted a hacker.  They had a discussion forum, but the code of the forum was a risk for further hacking and so they got rid of it.

Here are the entries about forum tropes, and here are the entries about hacker tropes.

For OM, here are the tropes about violence, killing, murder, peace, and pacifism.  🙂

There are some  Wikipedia entries that are about or related to the subjects found on TV Tropes.  There is the Narratology Category, and there is the Film Theory Category.  Tropes also relate to Comparative Mythology and Folklore Motifs.

  This was originally posted as a thread on the Community Film Picks (zFilms) Group.


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