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tvtropes meme: the answers

I am still Obscurity Girl, it seems. And I picked too-obscure options for some of the less-obscure canons.

Note: for who guessed what, see my previous entry. I am just being very lazy here and tossing in the cheatsheet I put together initially.



For the record? Arcadia (as in the Tom Stoppard play) was my contribution to the page. I hadn't found Meanwhile In The Future when I added it; I edited it later.

1. Persona 3: The greatest stair-climbing simulator in history.

2. Moon is a Harsh Mistress: Malcontents vent their frustration by throwing rocks at the people in charge.

3. Transmetropolitan: A drug addict attempts to make the world a better place by swearing a lot and shooting people. The president is not pleased.

4. Arcadia: Girl discovers thermodynamics, dies in a fire. Meanwhile In The Future, a lot of academics are wrong.

5. Into The Woods: Various fairytales get Crisis Crossover'd with each other. The main conflict ends halfway through, at which point Happily Ever After begins to get deconstructed. Violently.

6. Godzilla: An examination of post-war national disillusionment, heartbreakingly told through the allegory of a giant dinosaur.

7. Diamond Age: A porn scriptwriter raised by a nanotechnological supercomputer in book form while living in a recreation of the Victorian society in China designs a chainsaw-sword, conquers Beijing with an army of young Chinese girls who have been memetically programmed to be her followers, and saves her foster mother from being killed as a result of a mathematical calculation involving an undersea orgy. Meanwhile, the other main character wakes up from a ten year nap, reconnects with his estranged daughter (who was also the scriptwriter's boarding school roommate), discovers that he is the Mac Guffin he was supposed to be looking for, and proceeds to turn lead into gold. Yes, Neal Stephenson wrote this book. Stop looking at me like that.

8. Babylon 5: The UN in space, with lizards and peacocks.

9. Doctor Who: A cricketer fails to save the day a lot.

10. Red Dwarf: The last human in existence drifts through space in a vast abandoned ship. It's a comedy.

11. LotR: Midget destroys stolen property.

12. Xenogears: You are simultaneously the two-most powerful beings on the planet and the biggest whiner in the galaxy.

13. Laputa (Castle In The Sky): Boy Meets Girl... more specifically, a girl on the run from pirates and a government agent who convinces the military to help him steal a necklace.

14. Zork Grand Inquisitor: An anonymous vacuum cleaner salesman takes a crash course in sorcery in order to help a talking lamp overthrow a bald, magic-hating tyrant.

15. Friday: A bioengineered supersoldier/ delivery girl gets caught up in the middle of a power squabble over the right to control the Earth's energy supply. On the advice of her adoptive father, she gets the hell out of there as soon as she can.

16. Dr. Strangelove: A man's sexual frustrations cause him to make some questionable decisions at work. Hilarity Ensues.

17. Zodiac: A Well Intentioned Extremist takes drugs, has sex, eats charcoal, manufactures smelly chemicals, gives people embarrassing nicknames, and saves Boston from some kind of virus.

18. Final Fantasy X-2: A young woman searches for her lost love by playing dress-up.

19. The Matrix: Killer robots turn people into batteries, and the only one who can stop them is Keanu Reeves.

20. Jurassic Park: Two kids get invited to visit their grandfather's zoo and watch a lawyer feed one of the animals.
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