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  • Good Writing - Avoid Cliches like the Plague!

    What are some of your favorite (or most hated) cliches. I mean, at the end of the day, we all have some! Which one(s) do you keep as the ace up your sleeve? This isn't about airing your dirty laundry, but those blasted cliches that are dumber than a bag of hammers.
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since youve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?

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    Video game characters with nearly infinite inventory space. It often seems that no matter how much they can hold, there's always room for more.
    ~ Russell ("MelMak")

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    • #3
      Originally posted by The Melody Maker View Post
      Video game characters with nearly infinite inventory space. It often seems that no matter how much they can hold, there's always room for more.


      Around one minute(ish) in is where the relevant part comes.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by The Melody Maker View Post
        Video game characters with nearly infinite inventory space. It often seems that no matter how much they can hold, there's always room for more.
        That's because they have a hammer space.
        "The man from the yacht thought he was the first to find England; I thought I was the first to find Europe. I did try to found a heresy of my own; and when I had put the last touches to it, I discovered that it was orthodoxy."
        GK Chesterton; Orthodoxy

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        • #5
          Medieval setting heroines who got their start by running away from an arranged marriage.
          I'm not here anymore.

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          • #6
            Idiots in movies who walk alone into dark scary areas where you know they will be killed. Usually cheerleader types. Also when someone backs up in a dark scary place, you just know they are going to bump into the monster.

            I love this geico commercial:


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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sparko View Post
              Idiots in movies who walk alone into dark scary areas where you know they will be killed. Usually cheerleader types. Also when someone backs up in a dark scary place, you just know they are going to bump into the monster.

              I love this geico commercial:

              "Hey everyone! Let's split up!"
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Carrikature View Post
                Medieval setting heroines who got their start by running away from an arranged marriage.
                Always thought that was a Regency thing myself....but, yeah.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Zymologist View Post
                  "Hey everyone! Let's split up!"
                  The Scooby-doo solution. When I used to DM D&D games I repeatedly warned parties not to do that. And after multiple warnings going unheeded wiped out several adventuring parties.

                  I'm always still in trouble again

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Carrikature View Post
                    Medieval setting heroines who got their start by running away from an arranged marriage.
                    and female warriors wearing armor, except all it does is push up their breasts.

                    Oh wait, I actually do like those cliches.

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                    • #11
                      That thing does not protect her heart and lungs very well! Yeah! Impractical clothes.
                      If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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                      • #12
                        I had thought Manwe Sulimo was the resident horny doofus. Now I have to decide who really is.
                        The greater number of laws . . . , the more thieves . . . there will be. ---- Lao-Tzu

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Truthseeker View Post
                          I had thought Manwe Sulimo was the resident horny doofus. Now I have to decide who really is.
                          Manwe is just at the very top of the heap. The others are far less extreme.
                          Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Christianbookworm View Post
                            That thing does not protect her heart and lungs very well! Yeah! Impractical clothes.
                            Um, isn't she supposed to be Nike?

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                            • #15
                              Whio?
                              If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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