Dissecting Dragons

Dissecting Dragons: Episode 165: What We Really Want - The Tropes We Love in Speculative Fiction

April 12, 2019

Episode 165: What We Really Want - The Tropes We Love in Speculative Fiction

 

The Dragons have always maintained that tropes are not bad in and of themselves, generally it's only how a trope is used that causes problems or makes a piece of Speculative Fiction cliche. They've also talked previously about how, despite this, there are some tropes which are harmful and need to die a fiery death. This week, Jules and Madeleine take a look at their personal favourite tropes - some of which are pretty bizarre and specific. Drawing on examples from film, TV and books, and running the gamut from fainting fevers to marriages of convenience, the dragons have got you covered. Tune in for a light hearted episode that will probably explain much about their own work.

 

Title Music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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