Yooka-Laylee on TV Tropes

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Yooka-Laylee on TV Tropes

Postby EekumBokum202 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:56 am

Any tropers on these forums? If so, then the Yooka-Laylee articles on TV Tropes could use your help!

What's TV Tropes you ask? And what are "tropes" even? Well..


Merriam-Webster gives a definition of "trope" as a "figure of speech." In storytelling, a trope is just that — a conceptual figure of speech, a storytelling shorthand for a concept that the audience will recognize and understand instantly.

Above all, a trope is a convention. It can be a plot trick, a setup, a narrative structure, a character type, a linguistic idiom... you know it when you see it. Tropes are not inherently disruptive to a story; however, when the trope itself becomes intrusive, distracting the viewer rather than serving as shorthand, it has become a cliché.

On this wiki, "trope" has the even more general meaning of a pattern in storytelling, not only within the media works themselves, but also in related aspects such as the behind-the-scenes aspects of creation, the technical features of a medium, and the fan experience. The idea being that storytelling is not just writing, it is the whole process of creating and telling/showing a story.

...So with that in mind, there are some Yooka-Laylee articles that could use what TV Tropes calls some "Wiki Magic Love" (pages that need more attention, details, more information, etc.). If anyone here contributes to TV Tropes, or would like to help them out, here are the articles in question.

Yooka-Laylee's main page:
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/V ... ookaLaylee

The characters page:
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/C ... ookaLaylee

"Crowning Moments of Awesome" page (just a list of things that are awesome, either about the game's development or the game itself):
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/A ... ookaLaylee

"Headscratchers" page (a page for stuff that either confuses you about the game or you think don't make sense within the game itself; you can also respond to other people's Headscratchers):
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/H ... ookaLaylee

"Crowning Moments of Heartwarming" page (a page for heartwarming moments about the game's developpment or within the game itself):
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/H ... ookaLaylee

Trivia page (this is for trivia and not tropes, I can't fully explain the difference here):
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/T ... ookaLaylee

"WMG" page (aka the "Wild Mass Guessing" page, a page for theories about the story, characters, and mythos in Yooka-Laylee):

"YMMV" page (aka, "Your Mileage May Vary", a page for tropes that are more subjective than the more concrete tropes associated with the game):

Sorry if all of this seems overwhelming to newbies. I've been reading TV Tropes for some time, so I'm quite familiar with their "vernacular" as it were. Have fun!

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