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#1 2013-02-28 10:50:19

strangeshe
Hierarch
From: Texas
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 11555

Awesome tvtropes entry for OTHERLAND

Wow. This really is Tad's "Kitchen Sink" story. I love how thorough this is -- someone did a very good job.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/L … .Otherland


ETA: I should add that it's loaded with spoilers, but as is the method on tvtropes, most of the very important ones are blanked out (highlight to read) -- but if you've not read the series, you may want to tread carefully here.

 

#2 2013-02-28 11:16:07

strangeshe
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From: Texas
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 11555

Re: Awesome tvtropes entry for OTHERLAND

And as anyone who's poked around for more than 5 minutes on tvtropes knows, there's a great deal of fun to be found in following the links. The entry for Tad hisself (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TadWilliams) links to his other series, too -- also loaded with fun tidbits and tropes.

I really should get back to work....

 

#3 2013-02-28 14:55:12

Firsfron of Ronchester
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From: Ronchester
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 23117
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Re: Awesome tvtropes entry for OTHERLAND

They're great!

The MS&T ones are quite well written, although the final analysis is a bit shallow. Guess it's geared more towards cliches in fiction. Still, they're good summaries.


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Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#4 2013-02-28 15:20:10

Xie
Pilgrim
Registered: 2013-02-27
Posts: 20

Re: Awesome tvtropes entry for OTHERLAND

Reading the tvtropes entry for Otherland is what made me re-read the whole thing twice in the last month... That entry is dedication :)

Anyone feel like fleshing out the character sheet too?

 

#5 2013-02-28 16:04:04

Firsfron of Ronchester
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From: Ronchester
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Re: Awesome tvtropes entry for OTHERLAND

Welcome, Xie! :)


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Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#6 2013-02-28 16:06:19

Xie
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Registered: 2013-02-27
Posts: 20

Re: Awesome tvtropes entry for OTHERLAND

Thanks :) forgot I was new, have been lurking here and on tvtropes for quite some time. Feels good to stretch my metaphorical legs.

 

#7 2013-02-28 16:09:49

Firsfron of Ronchester
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From: Ronchester
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Re: Awesome tvtropes entry for OTHERLAND

*wonders who else is lurking here*


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Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#8 2013-02-28 16:10:15

ylvs
Mantis
From: Art Central
Registered: 2001-06-19
Posts: 13270

Re: Awesome tvtropes entry for OTHERLAND

Keep doing so!


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#9 2013-02-28 16:11:12

Firsfron of Ronchester
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From: Ronchester
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Re: Awesome tvtropes entry for OTHERLAND

Wondering? ;)


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Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#10 2013-02-28 16:13:26

ylvs
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From: Art Central
Registered: 2001-06-19
Posts: 13270

Re: Awesome tvtropes entry for OTHERLAND

That's what you get for being too lazy to quote because you think yours will be the next post anyway.


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#11 2013-02-28 23:21:23

Magpie
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Re: Awesome tvtropes entry for OTHERLAND

strangeshe wrote:

And as anyone who's poked around for more than 5 minutes on tvtropes knows, there's a great deal of fun to be found in following the links. The entry for Tad hisself (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TadWilliams) links to his other series, too -- also loaded with fun tidbits and tropes.

I really should get back to work....

At the NaNoWriMo forums, it seems to be customary to always add something along the lines of, "Warning - tvtropes link. Do not click unless you have about three hours to spare."


And Xie, welcome!


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- Tad

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