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Challenge #30: The Beginning of the End - A Grand Finale for trope-overdosed



CHALLENGE #30
DEADLINE: 12th November 2012

CLARK KENTING: 0 Submissions





Beginnings
From the beginning trope_overdosed focused on one thing: turning tropes into topical (interpretative) and technical challenges for everyone to enjoy. The first 15 tropes chosen for our Grand Finale are flashbacks to tropes of challenges past, a sentimental statement from the mods to you.



01.Action Girl
She doesn't sit around waiting to be rescued. She's got physical moves of her own to make, and she's not afraid to use them.


02.Smoking is Cool
If you're badass, you smoke and vice versa, nine times out of ten a fictional smoker is a Badass. No childlike or upbeat characters smoke.


03.Sharp Dressed Man
"Clothes make the man" is this guy's motto. A three-piece-suit is the usual embodiment of this trope, but more imaginative outfits can qualify as well.


04.Hetrosexual Life Partners
Two extremely close friends or partners, both the same gender, who spend an 'excessive' amount of time together on and off the job.


05.Awesomeness is Volatile
Things will blow up, heads can explode/implode, or even the universe could end, all for no other reason than the awesomeness which caused it.


06.Femme Fatal
She's stunningly beautiful and alluring, and she knows it. Made famous by Film Noir and hard-boiled detective stories, the Femme Fatale manipulates and confuses the hero with her undeniable aura of sexiness and danger.


07.Gorgeous Period Dress
The trope consists of setting your story in Period Pieces, at a time and place in which the costumes were (or people think they were) very beautiful, and using lots of actors and extras in these beautiful costumes.




08.Sliding Scale of Shiny Versus Gritty
Create a light icon to represent a good character, a dark icon to represent a bad character.



paperdreamss
saxify
vetica




09.Camera Screw
Position your subject in an unordinary angle.



takethewords
rhcp_csi
motorized


10.Tastes Like Diabetes
Vibrant to the extreme (and then draw it back a little): maintain a focus on all those bright colors!



everybody__lies
pamkips
sky_magenta


11.Gaussian Girl
Icons must have a soft coloring and feature a blurry, glowing look.



erzsebet
inomoo
spittingfish


12.Real is Brown
The colouring must be predominantly brown.



castros
gallicka
fare_lady


13.Plot Sensitive Items
One of the textures provided must be used on your icon.



naushika
gallicka
fuuurs

slayground | planets-bend-between-us | shoqolad


14.Yellow Lightning, Blue Blightning
Must feature predominantly blue or yellow lighting, or a combination of both.



giulsss
an_aiko
fulminant


15.Iris Out
Your icon must feature quite big horizontal borders, on the top and on the bottom of the icon.



blue_emotion
burymyregret
wickedgrdn






Endings
As the end draws near, the second group of 15 tropes represents a variety of ways a story (or challenge community) can end. With a bang would be preferable (wouldn’t it always?) so feel free to explore our ending tropes with as much enjoyment as those that kicked life into the community!



16.You Can’t Go Home Again
For some reason or another, one of the main characters is displaced from their home and is unable to return.


17.Bittersweet Ending
Somewhere between the Happily Ever After and the Downer Ending, the Bittersweet Ending happens when victory came at a harsh price, when some irrevocable loss has happened during the course of the events, and nothing will ever be the same again.


18.All Just A Dream
Then the protagonist realizes, just as you do, that this has all been a dream, a really bad hallucination, or some other escape from reality.


19.Action Survivor
The Action Survivor is almost the opposite of the Action Hero; he's pretty normal in just about every way.


20.Earn Your Happy Ending
In short, your main characters go through absolute Hell, but in the end they will get a Happy Ending.


21.Put On A Bus
A character is written out of a series in such a way that they can easily be returned later, if the producers so choose. They are Put On A Bus.


22.Back For The Finale
When a character who has left the series returns for the Grand Finale, or the final film in the series.


23.Your Princess Is In Another Castle
The plot has been resolved... but the work isn't actually over yet. Before long, there's a twist thrown in. Alternately the plot looks all resolved, and we've almost reached the end, so it actually seems like everything's working out... but then the writers pull a Cliff Hanger situation to finish everything off.




24.The Future Is Noir
Icons must feature a lack of lighting in the focus.



_veronique
boxed
elena_hepburn


25.Rebuilt Set
Rebuild icons submitted for a previous challenge, or create icons for a previous challenge if you didn't participate previously.



All previous challenges: including links to all tropes used.


26.Paint It Black
Icons must feature black, negative space.



24_amends
haldir_lives13
summerstorm


27.Pan Up To The Sky Ending
Icons must feature a far crop with sky.



appleindecay
myrasis
naginis


28.Riding Into The Sunset
Create an icon with warm hues and a soft contrast.



sheeplover0104
talipuu
wildpages


29.Above The Ruins
Icons must feature muted colors and grunge textures.



a_thari
ofthesea
swanwingful


30.Epilogue Letter
Icons must feature multiple lines of text.



absolutelybatty
talipuu
neversleeps


Challenge Guidelines
> Submit your set in a separate entry.
>> You may submit as many or as few icons as you like.
>> Minimum submission is 1 icon. There is no maximum icon submission for this challenge.
>> Running low on inspiration? Check out our resources page!
>> If you have any questions, please post them in a reply to this comment.
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