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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do we get to the earthsong page?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can go to the main page and search 'earth', 'song' or 'earthsong'.

Failing that, here is a link.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Panda: i already did it. Asa: the link's in the OP.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohhh wow... just took a look at the Earthsong page alone and already I can tell TVT is going to be a very, very dangerous place for me... -backs away slowly from the super shiny time sink-
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@sunny: It's worse than Wikipedia, I think.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wise move, sunshine. We've lost days in that place.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personality powers? Really? I never really thought that any of their powers were really indicative of their personalities at all. I based them more on interpretations or twistings of their associated myths.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really? XD Some, like Tengu and Ulkurz, seem to fit this quite well (at least, to me). Wooooh, maybe your brain tricked you!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the powers are the same for every memeber of a certain race, right? So that doesn't make much sense.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ TheDude - I remember it being said somewhere that each person's power manifests itself differently. 'Course, I'm not sure if that's referring to the power itself, or the way the power comes into existence in the first place, so yea...

If powers are unique to each individual, I'd say yes to the Personality Powers trope. Otherwise, not so much.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The powers are the same for all members fo the race, true. But they do fit the personalities of certain characters (and those being the only ones we see of their race), particularly the three mentioned on the relevant page. Some of them completely don't fit, too.

The trope is not that the powers are caused by the personality, it's that the powers fit the personality. Felucca is bouncy and outgoing, but also warlike. The big dragon is a great power or her personality. Tengu is boisterous, outgoing and a fighter, so the electric powers fit. Etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*still thinks its a stretch*
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The point of tropes is that they're aspects of the comic that are universal, and usually aren't thought out. Taking this as an example, it's a nice alignment for some of your characters. Now, if every character was like that, then it would be cliched and overused. But the fact that it happened a bit is within the normal margin of error, and gives us a readers a nice insight into the character.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LadyYates wrote:
*still thinks its a stretch*
I can't read this and look at your icon right after with a straight face XD
*snurfle!*
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Emmmaaaaaaa! XD

What AsA said, plus another Trope: Tropes are Flexible. They're fairly open to interpretation - whether they were a conscious decision or not, if someone thinks that they're there, they could probably be considered as being so (unless the person has a drastic lack of understanding of the trope in question, of course :p)
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