Thursday, June 17, 2010

website: TV Tropes and Idioms (or why I can't do anything I want)

I love the website TV Tropes and Idioms. Truth be told, I could sit and read it for my entire lunch hour (and beyond). Fortunately, I still have enough self control to stop reading it at the end of said lunch hour. It's so great, I can't explain it. It's a list/data base of storytelling ideas and themes are that are used in TV, books, comics books, computer games(!) and other media. But it's really so much more! If you haven't visted this site, please check it out.

If nothing else, you'll understand that I work with Minovsky Particles and not Applied Phlebotinum which shapes how I do my world building. (Trying to explain glamour and The Gloaming in my troll wife story was very hard, because my son kept me on the straight and narrow for Minovksy Particles. I don't explain all the aspects in my story, so people might think it's Applied Phlebotinum, but they're wrong.)


  1. Applied Phlebotinum sounds scary 0_0

    I will check out the sight :)

  2. @Nicole: Let me know if you like it!

    @Aching Hope: The term Phlebotinum is created to one of Joss Whedon's co-writers/directors who suddenly yelled out "Don't touch the phlebotinum!" It's a randomly yelled, created word, so you know it has to be good :)

  3. Yes! I love made up words :) And Joss Whedon.

    I looked up the site and I didn't realize there were terms like that floating around. It was very interesting, thanks for sharing.


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