The Cliches and Stereotypes Topic

Let's talk and share our opinions about cliches and stereotypes.

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I hate those. A lot.

You know that cliche where it goes like this?

Man: Don't touch the furnace, the plants, or anything.
-Leaves-
Kid2: Don't touch that atomic bomb!
Kid1: He didn't say don't touch the atomic bomb, so that means I can touch it!
Kid2: Oka-

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They can be done well in stories, but I usually see them as cheap and lazy.

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I don't have an issue, as long as they're being deconstructed, or played well. Or a parody.

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I hate the cliche where a smart guy explains some sceincy thing and another guy says, "ENLGISH!"

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@RECspiriah nice topic!

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"I can't believe he died."

"Oh, no! We are being attacked!"

Dead guy comes to save the day.

"We thought you were dead!"

"It's a long story."


I hate this.

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cough

This totally wasn't just used in the Never Ending RP. Nope, not at all.

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Yeah. I'm pretty sure no-one by the name of @SammySpartan used this.

Pffft, scrubs. :unamused:

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[[What I didn't say is that it was a deconstruction of the trope.]]

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"Hi! I'm a villain! I acknowledged I'm evil!"
Really hate villains who blatantly say they're evil. The thing that makes villains like Darth Vader/The Empire successful is that they think they're the good guy from their point of view (though they still look evil).

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If this topic can extend to include BIONICLE MOC stereotypes then I am so in

I hate it when so many films cram the whole "It is your destiny, nobody's perfect etc" brouhaha down your throat. Seriously, do you have to be so forceful with your message?

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Dumb Brutes. Just because you're strong doesn't mean you have to lose brain cells.

looking at you, Krekka, Carapar, Thunder, and Drilldozer

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Why doesn't someone just link a bunch of Cinemasins videos or a list of Adam Sandler movies? How about the dialogue portion of the Fant4stic script?

But I seriously think the worst is the "Giving people acting careers when they can't act" cliché.

Looking at you, Michael Bay and M. Night Shamalayn

Oh here's a good one:

Pretty much every character in an Adam Sandler movie.

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Adam Sandler himself.

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Cliches don't have to be bad. A skilled writer can use a cliche but still make things interesting.

...But most writers just use the tried true and exhausted tropes we're all familiar with 'cause it's easy.

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Everyone assumes Black and red are bad guy colors but I'm living proof they ain't. I mean seriously I'm not always a bad guy.

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