Tag Archive for Nostalgia Critic

NaNoWriMo Brings you: Fantasy Pet Peeves

Participant-2014-Twitter-ProfileNational Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or NaNo) is soon upon us and the forums are buzzing with posts about ideas people have, help others, discussing the written language, or sharing of their fears.

For me, NaNo is like the Little League World Series. Countries all over the world coming together to compete, except it is more like Golf, since this is more of an individual achievement than a team achievement. For some, it is a pathway to becoming a writer, others it is a hobby that is fun and challenging.

 

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Literary Terms – Walkervellianism

large_open_bookAfter the success of my A to Z Blog Challenge, I decided that I want to start introducing literary terms on a full time basis. As with my challenge, I look at terms you expect to find, and terms that you never thought about using as a literary term. But just added fun, I will sometimes make up terms all together to fit my needs. My resources will include Literary Terms, Psychology, TV Tropes, Mathematics, Science, and any other reference source that can take on a whole new philosophy when applied to plot.

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Xanatos Gambit & xX Centric Plots — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

XHardest letter to date. I’m betting it will be the hardest of the last 3. How do I measure how hard this was? I have about 6 different resources to find terms to transform into literary terms for my blog. With X, I found only 1 in all of those resources. The second one, I made up. You can do a Google search for both terms, figure out which one is made up, or just read below. Do note, that even though one is made up, I feel that it is still important to know.

So get ready for Xanatos Gambit and xX Centric Plots. And for this one, working as hard as I have on this letter, I really want to hear your responses.

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Follow-up to Authors Kill Suspension of Disbelief by K.M. Weiland

I read an interesting article from K.M. Weiland about Authors killing the Suspension of Disbelief.  It is a great article, and has a video too if you don’t want to read (it’s a transcript of the video).

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The Nostalgia Critic suggested the universe should have exploded

The basic jist of it, is writers will often time have little inside jokes in their stories as a wink to the readers, which is OK to do, but sometimes go too far and taking us back to reality.  Not just books, but all forms of media.  Sometimes it can be done well, such as Metal Gear Solid telling you to look for the codec frequency on the back the CD case, and sometimes it can be done badly, just like in the Double Dragon movie where we see the Double Dragon arcade game.

 

 

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