This is just a little... unfinished TV Tropes page I've been making on and off for my little story, Grunvale. It's not anywhere near finished, and it's mostly just a list of all the tropes it does. I'll be adding them as the story goes, and anyone who notices any tropes is free to tell me. I don't know every trope in the world. Any... hoo, this is what I have so far.
is a serialized novel posted in broken form on DeviantArt
and in complete form on FurAffinity, written by P.R. Storm. Set in a world of anthropomorphic animals
, the novel focuses on eight eleven-year-old characters and the strange things they encounter in their town.
The story begins with Gilda Grime, a raccoon (referred to as a 'procyonine', the -ine name of a raccoon
) with a big nose and a love for citrus fruit who prefers old technologies like Walkmans and LaserDisc players over smartphones
(and is frequently bullied for all of it
), who, one rainy night, decides to get revenge on her four abusive brothers
by fixing up a sour drink with grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes (which she calls the 'GOLL'). However, it works on Gilda's second-eldest brother, Truman, a little too well, burning and scarring his mouth and tongue and leaving him with impaired speech. When Gilda sees that Truman is now out for revenge for what she has done to him, she goes on the run. And the story only gets crazier from there.
The novel is written in an unusual style, where the third-person narrator (who refers to themself as 'this narrator') frequently breaks the fourth wall, to talk to the readers, state what they think about the story, and to critique the characters on their actions
. It is also heavy on the pop culture references
. The narrator does not shy away from stating what they think of certain movies, TV shows, music albums, video games, even celebrities. And can get pretty mean-spirited with their descriptions.
Anyhoo, this TV tropes page lists the following tropes for Grunvale:
- Accents Aren't Hereditary:
Despite the rest of her family having an Amareican (the Grunvaliverse's equivalent of 'American')
accent, and her having not lived in Scotterland (Scotland) since early childhood, April Lowry still has her Scotterish (Scottish) brogue.
- Alliterative Name:
Gilda Grime, Wendy Wyler, Chandler Chromos and Harry Hynde.
- Gilda even remarks to Randy that she was given her alliterative name because her father thought it sounded like that of a cartoon character, like 'Bugs Bunny' or 'Woody Woodpecker'.
- Alphabetical Theme Naming:
- The males in the Grime family all have names beginning with 'T' (Theodore, Terence, Truman, Troy, Tom), and both of the females have names beginning with 'G' (Gretchen and Gilda). Additionally, both the parents have eight-letter names, and each succeeding child has one letter less in their name.
- All of the Hynde family has five-letter first names that end in 'Y' (Harry, Sally, Tabby, Paddy, Molly).
- Big Brother Bully:
Truman, inverted with Troy and Tom. Terence starts out as this in Gilda's Brothers
, but when he sees what Truman is becoming, he tries (and frequently fails) to reform himself in front of Gilda throughout the story.
- Curse Cut Short:
In the chapter One Strange Oasis
: - Randy:
If I ever find that Truman, in streets or in malls, rest assured, I'll go up and chop off his --
(Gilda trips on the stairs)
I'm okay, y'alls!
- Heroes Want Redheads:
Inverted. The orange-haired rabbit/leporine Margo Hynde has a crush on brunet skunk/mephitine August Lowry.
- Middle Child Syndrome:
Gilda Grime is a frequent abuse victim at the hands of her brothers. Her character arc involves trying to push her eldest brother Terence out of her life, and running from her second-eldest brother Truman and younger brothers Troy and Tom.
- N-Word Privileges:
When a donkey/asinine takes offense to Margo uttering the word 'jackass', August remarks that equines (asinines/donkeys in particular) don't like any non-equines using the term.
- No Fourth Wall:
The narrator themself frequently reacts to what's happening in the story.
- Precision F-Strike:
While the story is littered with swears, there are several moments that stand out.
- Randy utters '¡joder!
' (the Spanish equivalent of an F-bomb) while examining Gilda's sweat.
- Alan drops an F-bomb when he sees that Harper has written a racial slur written on his gym locker.
- Gilda utters a long, drawn out 'fuck!' as she succumbs to the effects of the roofie Truman slips in her Sprite... just as she sees him coming towards her with the knife.
- Reference Overdosed:
Barely a page goes by where a character or the narrator doesn't crack some kind of reference to pop culture.
- Slipping a Mickey:
, Truman does this to Gilda, so he can easily cut out her tongue, as revenge for burning his.
- Waxing Lyrical:
The chapter April Bails
has two of these:
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?:
April hates insects. Even the bipedal, anthropomorphic ones.
- World of Pun:
Many of the names of towns, cities and countries are animal puns, e.g. 'Amareica' (America), 'Eagland' (England) and 'New Pork' (New York).
And that's what I have for now. Again, if you know of any tropes Grunvale uses, don't hesitate to tell me.