Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I have spent about two hours now browsing TV Tropes, and I'm not seeing an end in sight any time soon. Seriously, this is like surfing Wikipedia, only a bajillion times more interesting. That's probably because those sticks in the mud at Wikipedia have that stupid "neutral point of view" thing going on. TV Tropes is all about "original research", and as far as "citations needed" goes, well, just asserting that a certain show, game, movie, book, or whatever fits a trope is good enough. Much better site and much more fun for casual browsing. So, yeah, this is a book blog, but TV Tropes talks a lot about tropes and cliches and other various aspects that show up in all forms of storytelling, books included. This site is a great place to waste hours of your time, and the best part is, you usually come away with either a new series to check out or at least a feeling that you're more knowledgeable than when you started.