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Hello and welcome to the new and improved TV Tropes Wiki. We thought we'd try something different, so we switched from PMWiki to Mediawiki.

It's still the same TV Tropes you know and love.

We're just a much-needed MediaWiki alternative to TV Tropes to encompass all in as much a neutral and fun way at the original TV Tropes was meant to. The last two attempts at making a "site for all" turned into Orwellian Editor administrators and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely. Here we're trying to change that by being a democratic group of editors and not just one madman with a box... wait... Let's start at the beginning.

What is this about? This wiki is a catalog of the tricks of the trade for writing fiction. We dip into the cauldron of story, whistle up a hearty spoonful and splosh it in front of you to devour to your heart's content.

Tropes are devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members' minds and expectations. On the whole, tropes are not clichés. The word clichéd means "stereotyped and trite". In other words, dull and uninteresting. We are not looking for dull and uninteresting entries. We are here to recognize tropes and play with them, not to make fun of them.

The wiki is called "TV Tropes" because that is where we started. Over the course of a few years, our scope has crept out to include other media. Tropes transcend television. They exist in life, as we will be quick to tell you. Since a lot of art, especially the popular arts, does its best to reflect life, tropes are likely to show up everywhere.

We are not Wikipedia, the original TV Tropes or TV Tropes Mirror. We're a buttload more informal. There Is No Such Thing As Notability, and no citations are needed. If your entry cannot gather any evidence by the Wiki Magic, it will just stay there stale. Until then, though, it will be available through the Main Tropes Index. We encourage breezy language and original thought (and won't object to the occasional snarky comment, either).

Take a looks at some general policies and editing guids.

Go on, have fun!

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