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 Anecdotes, Fiction
Brock
 Posted: Sep 8 2015, 12:22 PM
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The Anecdotes: Basics

The Anecdotes have four primary sub-genres. They do not associate with non-print material, though audio books would be their first choice. They associate more with the various non-fiction works than do some of the other gangs, as their real-world focus appeals to the Fiction gang. They have little internal strife. To others, they have a bit of a high-brow attitude or a superiority complex.


The Gang

Irons: a sub-group that takes their name from the term "irony". This group contains the comedic works of fiction - satires, parodies, slapstick, and other novels that aim to be in some manner humorous.

Lances: a subgroup formed by works of historical fiction.

Pens: a sub-group for literary fiction. Takes it's name from "the pen is mightier than the sword".

Rocks: a sub-group for romantic fiction. Their name implies three things: first, that love rocks; second, that love can create a firm foundation; and third, that love can shatter hearts like a rock through a window. They want their name to remind others not to underestimate them.


Internal Relations

Internally, the Anecdotes have very little strife. The sub-genres respect one another for what they are. For instance, they appreciate the Irons' wit and the Rocks' emotions. They are very strong as a group, as they feel they contribute the most to a reader's quality of life. Their books pertain to everyday events and social situations. Fantasy and Sci-Fi may be great for entertainment and taking a person beyond their problems, but Fiction actually helps people cope.


External Relations

In terms of other gangs, Fiction views itself as the father of all other genres since, by definition, fiction incorporates all the rest. However, it remains separate, and none of the other gangs view Fiction as their originator. To them, Fiction means "real world, nothing futuristic, magical, or unusual". It can also equal "boring" and "unoriginal" to some, like the Fantoms.

Their closest allies are the non-fiction works and the Detectives. Their connection to non-fiction annoys many of the other gangs because it perpetuates the Anecdotes' high-brow attitude.

Interestingly, the Irons have ties with the Profs, because they sometimes share a deep, underlying social critique.

The Anecdotes and Fantoms dispute a column of books where the end of fantasy meets the beginning of fiction. It is a heated dispute. The Anecdotes claim that, because they own most of the aisle anyway, that they should receive not just the column but the entire aisle. The Fantoms declare that, because their books start at the top of the column, they deserve the whole column. However, only sometimes do they go so far as to say the rest of that side of the aisle should be theirs, too.


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Brock
 Posted: Sep 8 2015, 12:22 PM
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Anecdotes Sub-Plots

General: Unlocked
E1: Locked
E2: Locked
E3: Locked


General: Unlocked

Some Anecdotes want to rid the literary world of Sketches and Fantoms. Of course, they would like other genres to stick to more real-world things (so no monsters for the Terrors, and they tolerate the aliens the Profs deal with because they are answering scientific or societal problems), but the overtly fantastical ones need to go.


E1: Locked

Work on general sub-plot to unlock.


E2: Locked

Complete E1 to unlock.


IS1: Locked

Complete E2 to unlock.


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