|Reviews for How to Write a Fantasy Cliche|
| Eli chapter 3 . 7/18/2020
[Well, in that case, you can write essays about how to write fantasy cliche, in order to help other poor innocents on their way.]
Hey, that's... you.
Love this, by the way!
| Miss Instant Noodles chapter 3 . 6/19/2013
Oh my god, this was amazing! I was literally crying of laughter while reading it. I almost lost it when you were talking about story titles! This was really funny and enjoyable!
| Iceleaf chapter 3 . 2/15/2013
I quite like this.
I am glad you did not say to do away with cliche. If you like it and/or it is well written who really cares if it is cliche?
Besides cliche becomes cliche by being used many times. And why would you reuse something no one likes?
Your ... whatsit is also useful for just writing in general. If someone is just starting to get into writing and creating a good story seems donting your whatsit can help. It gives you a good idea of how you would start a story. Not nessasarily a cliche one, but using the idea of thinking of the characters, plot, plot devices, and the way you want it to end first. The whole thing seems much more feasible this way. I hope that makes sense.
| Kouma the AQH chapter 2 . 3/7/2012
And there is the 5% of us who DO know about horses and will be sitting there scratching our heads when authors use this terminology.
| Neuravinci chapter 3 . 11/28/2011
I think you should continue this...maybe delve more into plot cliches and characters-I hope I don't have *too* many cliches in my story...
| Neuravinci chapter 2 . 11/28/2011
another great chapter, yes indeed!
| Neuravinci chapter 1 . 11/28/2011
Oh goodness, this made me laugh more than once lol
And I think I wrote a cliche into my one fantasy story on ficpress...sigh...oh well...:)
| Zuut chapter 1 . 12/20/2010
This is just... wonderful. Just wonderful. I now have something used to make sure I do not base it off of.
You my dear, are genius. Thank you. :D
| Kyre Crow chapter 3 . 6/10/2010
Thus Legolas is the love interest in a fantasy cliche... if LOTR was a fantasy cliche... yeah. Elves are bizarre... Can we shoot them with flying carrots. yeah, it shriveled up and died...or it did that last week... The happy bunnies are adorable.
hehhehheh *insane laughter* ...
I think maybe I'll try writing a short fantasy cliche... Possible... Although I probably won't put it (if I write it) up on this site.
| Kyre Crow chapter 2 . 6/10/2010
Love triangles are cool. I just read this in like thirty minutes ('cause i was being obsessive and rereading) and thought it would be nice to review... Villains are awesome. Love triangles are cool. Dragons and horses and unicorns are pretty. Ribbons are the solution to all the world's problems. Yeah. *wanders off to give male hero a magic crystal cackling* Great story/essay/ whatever you call it!
| Kyre Crow chapter 1 . 6/10/2010
Cool idea. This was really entertaining. I'm emailing my friend and I can't help just randomly quoting this. These are the basics for a cliche, but anyone can take similar basics and turn them into, well, anything! Everyone's trying to get away from cliches, but what's a story if it has nothing readers can relate to? Something cliche?
Anyway, all authors are thieves. Why not make that theivery a bit more obvious?
I dont' know, I think I'm just ranting now. I never thought about villains this way before. I guess I just imagine that anyone who writes villains makes them all evil and have no reason for doing it and no dignity and such. I guess I never thought about villains having real history and such, despite trying desperately to give them some and making them more of heroes and the heroes are more villains... That was random. *Reads over and over, memorizing...* Yeah, randomness. Cliche stuff! *Okay, that means my brain died, I'll end this review now.*
| Chris Rhyanne chapter 3 . 1/9/2009
THANK YOU! This is exactly what I needed. Cliche references. And I laughed out loud (literally) at several intervals during reading when the laughter built up and just came out. Congratulations, my mom has given me three strange looks the last ten minutes now. And congratulations, your story is very officially widespread. I am already noticing more and more books with unpronounceable names that, when/if made into a movie, I will be sure not to recognize by sound. Hopefully these people will have a classic scar somewhere to identify them.
...But being serious, this is a very humorous guide that anyone can relate to (ex. new Rowling wannabees), though I must disagree with the Dragon naming, having written and read about them for years. You forgot about the overused 'X's! You know, Xeron, Xuaid, Xeriamlindid? Xixxi? Just saying. Anywho, love it, and hopefully we will be seeing some sort of equally lol-inducing "How to write a Sappy Chick Flick Cliche" soon. ;) Good writings to you, and a Happy New Year!
| dyingimmortal chapter 3 . 12/19/2008
This was awesome! I was cracking up the whole time while reading it. xD You made me hate Eragon, by the way. Bravo. :D
| bleedingskyx chapter 3 . 12/19/2008
I think I have to write a story now, following your guidelines~ :] would you mind if I did, as long as I give you credit? if not, that's okay.
this was brilliant.
did you not like eragon? x3
| Nemonus chapter 3 . 7/25/2008
LOL, nice. Excellently sarcastic.