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TV Tropes Catalogued: like the As You Know, "Character A explains to Character B something that they both know, but the audience doesn't. "As you know, Simon, Jennifer has never been the same since the tragic codfish incident." "As you know, Jennifer, my Death Ray depends on codfish balls." Boing-Boing Filter
posted by turbodog (17 comments total)

 
Humerous. The author is also clearly a BtVS fan, which is not a bad thing.
posted by elendil71 at 3:22 PM on March 11, 2004


Bart: What an odd thing to say.
posted by planetkyoto at 3:30 PM on March 11, 2004


ah yeah, the gilligan cut. You can see it coming from a mile away.
posted by vacapinta at 3:32 PM on March 11, 2004


Anything with that many references to Buffy is okay with me.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 3:39 PM on March 11, 2004


this is kind of cool, but why is each entry written without spaces LikeThis?
posted by edlundart at 3:59 PM on March 11, 2004


And why am I able to edit the entries?

(I tested it)
posted by linux at 4:01 PM on March 11, 2004


Oh. Nevermind.

Remind me to read the paragraph explaining the page.
posted by linux at 4:02 PM on March 11, 2004


Excellent find, turbodog. I added Set Right What Once Went Wrong.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 4:26 PM on March 11, 2004


it reminds me of why i am glad i dont have cable and why i miss cable all at once
posted by yeahyeahyeahwhoo at 4:30 PM on March 11, 2004


edlundart and linux: welcome to the wonderful world of wiki.

The InterCapsThing annoys me too. FrickinInterCaps.
posted by 4easypayments at 4:53 PM on March 11, 2004


You mean CamelCaps, don't you? (They make humps in the middle of words, you see....)
posted by alumshubby at 4:56 PM on March 11, 2004


Orson Scott Card points out several of these in his How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy while tackling the problems of exposition. Apparently the mechanism highlighted in this post was used a lot by hard SF writers who were trying to explain how things worked to the reader.
posted by weston at 7:29 PM on March 11, 2004


Ha ha ha ha ha! I liked WaifProphet best. Man, I hate that kind of shit. (I also liked the reference in DoTheyKnowItsChristmas -- which is also hilarious -- to "dead as a subcategory of ill" in re: the WaifProphet.
posted by logovisual at 8:30 PM on March 11, 2004


Yeah, I kinda wish they had more references to 80s sitcoms, where a lot of these cliches were repeated ad nauseum, rather than constant Buffy references.

Yes, I know, since it's a wiki, if I don't like it I'm supposed to go in and fix it.
posted by PrinceValium at 8:54 PM on March 11, 2004


Its just exposition, if it didn't exist people would be complaining about how nothing makes sense. See complaints about Dune and Blade Runner for reference.
posted by skallas at 9:19 PM on March 11, 2004


If you're looking for a drama/tragedy bent - I'd say just watch a season of 24. That show burns through the entirety of tried and true plot twists, tricks and tactics hourly.
posted by ao4047 at 10:19 PM on March 11, 2004


I cheer for the inclusion of the HoYay.

(with proper citation too!)
posted by Katemonkey at 2:55 AM on March 12, 2004


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