13.35: Cliché vs. Archetype
Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary, Dan, and Howard
Tropes, archetypes, and even cliches are tools in our toolboxes. There’s no avoiding them, but there are definitely ways to use them incorrectly. In this episode we’ll talk about how we shake off our fear of using tropes through understanding how they work.
Credits: This episode was recorded by Dan Thompson, and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Homework: Set a timer for 30 minutes.
SET THAT TIMER.
With your life-jacket securely fastened, you may now go to tvtropes.com and follow a trope like “boy meets girl” down the rabbit hole. Follow links. Dive deeply. When the timer goes off, close the page immediately. If you need a palate-cleanser, try watching “You Just Don’t Get It, Do You?“
Thing of the week: About eight months after we recorded this episode, Brandon pulled The Apocalypse Guard back from the publisher. We’ll update this link with more recent information soon.
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