The Five-Minute Forums  

Go Back   The Five-Minute Forums > FiveMinute.net > 5MV Talk

View Poll Results: Favorite fiver troupe
Janeway's addiction to coffee 1 6.67%
Data's literalism and contraction use or nonuse 0 0%
Self-aware computers and other inanimate objects 0 0%
Slang use by otherwise uptight characters 0 0%
Technical difficulties with sound and special effects 0 0%
Characters mocking the plot they're in 7 46.67%
Boneheaded decisions by villians 1 6.67%
Gak! as the last word, particularly of redshirts 4 26.67%
Subtle crossfiver references 2 13.33%
Episode title bashing or explaining 0 0%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-25-2006, 11:00 PM
Nate the Great's Avatar
Nate the Great Nate the Great is offline
Knate airrant
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 3,964
Default What's your favorite fiver troupe?

If you need a little background on troupes, you can visit http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/ but I'll just quote the relevant definition:

"Tropes are devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members' minds and expectations. If a trope gets used too much, it becomes clichéd. The word cliché means stereotyped and trite. In other words, dull and uninteresting."

The fivists here have come up with a number of conventions that have become accepted as useful to use when writing fivers, and thus have become expected.

We can also use this thread to promote troupes that we want to see more of, as well as bringing up running gags between fivers that we enjoy.
__________________
mudshark: Nate's just being...Nate.
Zeke: It comes nateurally to him.

mudshark: I don't expect Nate to make sense, really -- it's just a bad idea.

Sa'ar Chasm on the 5M.net forum: Sit back, relax, and revel in the insanity.

Adam Savage: I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Crow T. Robot: Oh, stop pretending there's a plot. Don't cheapen yourself further.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-26-2006, 01:46 AM
Starpaul20's Avatar
Starpaul20 Starpaul20 is offline
Mal is a forethought
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 9
Default

My favorite would have to be 'Characters mocking the plot they're in' (this is what I voted for) followed by 'Boneheaded decisions by villians'.
__________________
Ford: Don't worry, I trust them to the end of the Earth.
Arthur: And how long is that?
Ford: About 12 minutes.
-The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-26-2006, 02:08 AM
Nate the Great's Avatar
Nate the Great Nate the Great is offline
Knate airrant
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 3,964
Default

Oh yeah, that's a good one. A favorite of mine is the "that's a stupid explanation, but that must be what happened" gag.

Any particular boneheaded decision you especially like?
__________________
mudshark: Nate's just being...Nate.
Zeke: It comes nateurally to him.

mudshark: I don't expect Nate to make sense, really -- it's just a bad idea.

Sa'ar Chasm on the 5M.net forum: Sit back, relax, and revel in the insanity.

Adam Savage: I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Crow T. Robot: Oh, stop pretending there's a plot. Don't cheapen yourself further.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-26-2006, 04:04 AM
mudshark's Avatar
mudshark mudshark is offline
Is he ever gonna hit Krazy Kat, or what?
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: UMRK
Posts: 1,738
Default

Chili.
__________________
Methinks Ted Sturgeon was too kind.

'Yes, but I think some people should be offended.'
-- John Cleese (on whether he thought some might be offended by Monty Python)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-26-2006, 05:01 AM
Zeke's Avatar
Zeke Zeke is offline
The lens that flares in the night
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 3,356
Send a message via ICQ to Zeke Send a message via AIM to Zeke Send a message via Yahoo to Zeke
Default

Interesting thread, Nate. But how can you have read that page you linked us to and still be consistently misspelling "trope"?
__________________
FiveMinute.net: because stuff is long and life is short

[03:17] FiveMinZeke: Galactica clearly needs the advanced technology of scissors, which get around the whole "yanking on your follicles" problem.
[03:17] IJD: cylons can hack any blades working in conjunction
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-26-2006, 06:39 AM
e of pi's Avatar
e of pi e of pi is offline
Outnumbered
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 2,642
Send a message via MSN to e of pi
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeke View Post
Interesting thread, Nate. But how can you have read that page you linked us to and still be consistently misspelling "trope"?
I suspect that it's either a simple error, a bad auto-correct, or some sort of humor too subtle for mere mortals.
__________________
e of pi, fastest keyboard in the fora.

e of pi: I know you have too much free time.
Ddoof: HEY!
e of pi: Well, so does anyone who posts on 5M.net. It comes from the extra 55 minutes.

We are the BSG. Your resources and injokes wil be added to our own, depleting your fanbase. Resistance is futile. So say we all.
Member of the Persons Who Believe that Ryan Connors Leslie Should Have Lines in Other Series Since He's Hardly In TOS Fivers
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-27-2006, 12:57 AM
Nate the Great's Avatar
Nate the Great Nate the Great is offline
Knate airrant
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 3,964
Default

Um, I suppose I could call it a preference for the older-style spelling, where I think "troupe" would be fully acceptable. I could, but I can't. I suppose I could also say "I'm an engineer, not a grammatician!", but then again, I just did.

Chalk it up to post-college spelling slide. Then again, maybe I've devoted so much of my mind to finding fault in the grammar of others that spelling has to take a back seat.
__________________
mudshark: Nate's just being...Nate.
Zeke: It comes nateurally to him.

mudshark: I don't expect Nate to make sense, really -- it's just a bad idea.

Sa'ar Chasm on the 5M.net forum: Sit back, relax, and revel in the insanity.

Adam Savage: I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Crow T. Robot: Oh, stop pretending there's a plot. Don't cheapen yourself further.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-30-2006, 05:34 PM
Nate the Great's Avatar
Nate the Great Nate the Great is offline
Knate airrant
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 3,964
Default

So as of this time "characters mocking the plot they're in" remains number one. I'm not in the least surprised.

Nor is Gak in second place surprising. It's gotta be one of our favorite sound effects. I just regret that Kablazmo isn't used more often by the fivists. It's such a shame that the DS9 episodes that I've fived really don't have any ships blowing up, or I'd use it myself.
__________________
mudshark: Nate's just being...Nate.
Zeke: It comes nateurally to him.

mudshark: I don't expect Nate to make sense, really -- it's just a bad idea.

Sa'ar Chasm on the 5M.net forum: Sit back, relax, and revel in the insanity.

Adam Savage: I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Crow T. Robot: Oh, stop pretending there's a plot. Don't cheapen yourself further.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-30-2006, 07:34 PM
GreenFire1 GreenFire1 is offline
Mirai heto Navi wo tore!
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 32
Send a message via AIM to GreenFire1
Default

It's gotta be mocking plots. Of course, I Five Rockman EXE, and it's just too easy to do that. Where else can you find giant psychedelic radiation fields that, when combined with an appropriate data chip, cause ordinary humans to sprout armor and grow beam sabers or guns on their hands?

(Zeke and Mav know exactly what I'm talking about, and for the rest of you, I swear I'm not making this up.)
__________________
Currently in the works - Five Minute EXE Axess (indefinitely on hold for no reason), a bunch of random stories, Five Minute Starforce?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-30-2006, 07:37 PM
Sa'ar Chasm's Avatar
Sa'ar Chasm Sa'ar Chasm is offline
Our last, best hope for peace
Staff
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Sitting (in Ottawa)
Posts: 3,425
Default

I'm a little surprised you didn't include "geeky references" or "excreable puns" among the options.

Note: turns out "excreable" doesn't mean quite what I thought it did, but its actual meaning will do in this context.
__________________
The first run through of any experimental procedure is to identify any potential errors by making them.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-30-2006, 10:12 PM
Nate the Great's Avatar
Nate the Great Nate the Great is offline
Knate airrant
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 3,964
Default

Re geeky references: Okay, yeah, that should've been there.

Re puns: Ditto. Maybe I should recalibrate the poll, huh?

I've seen Megaman NT Warrior, so I've seen my share of Crossfusions. Still don't get how they're supposed to help. I think that the implication is that the closer the link and the shorter the reaction between NetOp and NetNavi, the better the results.

Oh, and remember that since all of that stuff is holographic, it's no weirder than the monsters in Yu-Gi-Oh.
__________________
mudshark: Nate's just being...Nate.
Zeke: It comes nateurally to him.

mudshark: I don't expect Nate to make sense, really -- it's just a bad idea.

Sa'ar Chasm on the 5M.net forum: Sit back, relax, and revel in the insanity.

Adam Savage: I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Crow T. Robot: Oh, stop pretending there's a plot. Don't cheapen yourself further.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-01-2006, 02:20 AM
mudshark's Avatar
mudshark mudshark is offline
Is he ever gonna hit Krazy Kat, or what?
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: UMRK
Posts: 1,738
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sa'ar Chasm View Post
I'm a little surprised you didn't include "geeky references" or "excreable puns" among the options.

Note: turns out "excreable" doesn't mean quite what I thought it did, but its actual meaning will do in this context.
Hm, I had to look that one up, and yeah, it could work. I thought maybe you were going for "execrable" but hey, I learned a new word today instead. Heh.

I still think that "chili" should have been a poll option.
__________________
Methinks Ted Sturgeon was too kind.

'Yes, but I think some people should be offended.'
-- John Cleese (on whether he thought some might be offended by Monty Python)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-01-2006, 02:42 AM
Nate the Great's Avatar
Nate the Great Nate the Great is offline
Knate airrant
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 3,964
Default

Learning new words is always good. Heck, I never even knew that a word like "predicate" existed until Mr. Morton came along.
__________________
mudshark: Nate's just being...Nate.
Zeke: It comes nateurally to him.

mudshark: I don't expect Nate to make sense, really -- it's just a bad idea.

Sa'ar Chasm on the 5M.net forum: Sit back, relax, and revel in the insanity.

Adam Savage: I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Crow T. Robot: Oh, stop pretending there's a plot. Don't cheapen yourself further.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-01-2006, 06:55 AM
Sa'ar Chasm's Avatar
Sa'ar Chasm Sa'ar Chasm is offline
Our last, best hope for peace
Staff
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Sitting (in Ottawa)
Posts: 3,425
Default

Quote:
I thought maybe you were going for "execrable" but hey, I learned a new word today instead.
I was. I just couldn't make the spelling look right.
__________________
The first run through of any experimental procedure is to identify any potential errors by making them.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-01-2006, 01:34 PM
Nate the Great's Avatar
Nate the Great Nate the Great is offline
Knate airrant
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 3,964
Default

The best I can come up with is "excruciating," but ... uh, yeah, that's all I had to say here...
__________________
mudshark: Nate's just being...Nate.
Zeke: It comes nateurally to him.

mudshark: I don't expect Nate to make sense, really -- it's just a bad idea.

Sa'ar Chasm on the 5M.net forum: Sit back, relax, and revel in the insanity.

Adam Savage: I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Crow T. Robot: Oh, stop pretending there's a plot. Don't cheapen yourself further.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-01-2006, 07:37 PM
mudshark's Avatar
mudshark mudshark is offline
Is he ever gonna hit Krazy Kat, or what?
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: UMRK
Posts: 1,738
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Infinite Improbability View Post
Heck, I never even knew that a word like "predicate" existed until Mr. Morton came along.
Never heard of him.
__________________
Methinks Ted Sturgeon was too kind.

'Yes, but I think some people should be offended.'
-- John Cleese (on whether he thought some might be offended by Monty Python)
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-01-2006, 11:37 PM
Tate's Avatar
Tate Tate is offline
Infinitely prolonged
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Folsom, California
Posts: 131
Default

Mr. Morton? He's the subject of this sentence (and what the predicate says, he does).
__________________
“Allow me to show you the door!” (Points) “Look. The door. It’s the wooden thing with the knob.” –Pancho, The Asparagus of La Mancha , VeggieTales

Candace: (gasp) The square root of 'soon' is 'never'!

The Doctor: It was all in the job title: Head of human resources.
Lance: This time, it's personnel.

To God be the glory. ><>
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-02-2006, 02:51 AM
Zeke's Avatar
Zeke Zeke is offline
The lens that flares in the night
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 3,356
Send a message via ICQ to Zeke Send a message via AIM to Zeke Send a message via Yahoo to Zeke
Default

Hey, if I wrote a fiver that used everything mentioned in this thread, would it be Everybody-Gets-a-Trope Day?
__________________
FiveMinute.net: because stuff is long and life is short

[03:17] FiveMinZeke: Galactica clearly needs the advanced technology of scissors, which get around the whole "yanking on your follicles" problem.
[03:17] IJD: cylons can hack any blades working in conjunction
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-02-2006, 04:54 AM
Nate the Great's Avatar
Nate the Great Nate the Great is offline
Knate airrant
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 3,964
Default

Oh yeah, Schoolhouse Rock is a classic.
__________________
mudshark: Nate's just being...Nate.
Zeke: It comes nateurally to him.

mudshark: I don't expect Nate to make sense, really -- it's just a bad idea.

Sa'ar Chasm on the 5M.net forum: Sit back, relax, and revel in the insanity.

Adam Savage: I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Crow T. Robot: Oh, stop pretending there's a plot. Don't cheapen yourself further.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 12-09-2006, 10:58 PM
Mr. Richardson Mr. Richardson is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5
Default

Good ol... GAK! *Falls over and dies from saying it.*
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.