Drama Drama Duck

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"Inviting Pedobear to the party was not fun nor appreciated."

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Here, used to be here. The premise is that the characters are on the internet -- originally they were on a LiveJournal community, because you can never be too meta. As such, one of the rare cases where Trapped in Another World is averted (unless you manage to get worldhopped somewhere and have your transport ditch you, I suppose.)

Tropes used in Drama Drama Duck include:
  • A Day at the Bizarro: Some of the events have been in-continuity versions of this. Characters were once trapped in The Oregon Trail for no apparent reason, for example.
  • Alternate Universe: Some of the casts have been in the game so long and so strongly affected by its events that they derail canon. The most obvious of these is Avatar: The Last Airbender -- for a while, Azula was the Fire Lord, with Ozai in hiding and presumed dead. The Gundam 00 cast has diverged significantly as well, with a number of canon deaths averted, and the Phoenix Wright-era Ace Attorney cast seems to be actively avoiding the future that the Apollo Justice-era cast lives in. And the Resident Evil cast is doing its very, very best to screw with the timeline by bringing back just about every villain that should have been dead and putting them all after Resident Evil 5. Also, blowing up the White House.
  • Attractive Bent Gender: Karen had particularly bad luck with this for a while. She developed a crush on Haruhi Fujioka, made the requisite discovery, performed some self-examination, and eventually got used to the idea that she was a lesbian... and began dating one Mariya Shidou. Combined with Kaito's tendency to disguise himself as a girl, this led into an out-of-character Running Gag that Karen was attracted to gender confusion.
    • Tieria's "Ila van der Aart" persona gets this reaction from time to time as well. Appropriately enough, Karen was involved in constructing this identity.
  • Back from the Dead: Some characters have pulled this in order, often leading to a slight divergence from canon events.
  • Berserk Button: Many characters have them. For example: you can do whatever you want to most people, but if you threaten Lilith or Cuddy, Azula will fuck your shit up-- or at least try really, really hard to.
  • Big Screwed-Up Family: Quite a few of these, some even holding over from the Family Virus which has popped up a couple times. There's been Cuddy and her adopted kids, the TARDIS family, and maybe even the Creeper Island crew too. Though that last one leads to some rather unfortunate implications.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: One April Fools' prank culminated in Kaito managing to post on the OOC community searching for the people behind the viruses, and letting several other characters out into the post with him.
    • 2012's April Fools' prank: characters writing applications for other characters. (And one player apping himself.) It even spilled over to rpanons.
  • Call a Smeerp a Rabbit: Woke up with Fake Memories? Suddenly a puppy? Experiencing a change in personality? It's a "virus."
  • Canon Discontinuity: Players who feel that their early days of playing a character left something to be desired will often employ this, either officially or unofficially.
  • Cast Incest: Issei and Diarmuid (played by the same muns, no less) are dating here but Like Brothers in TVK.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: A gentle example, but while the game is still based around humour and laid-back fun, it's a hell of a lot more serious and dark at times than it ever was during the first year or so of its life. Small outbursts of wank or drama made the almost non-existant modding of those times impossible, as did the growth of the game. If one looks at the posts from that time, it's hard to believe it's the same game. DDD really grew the beard.
  • Character Development: Especially for the long-running canons or characters.
  • Continuity Nod: When a new character appears who has been played before, characters who were around back then WILL remember it.
    • It usually leads to the new version of the character saying something like Have We Met?? unless...
    • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Unless, of course, the new mun forces CR amnesia, as the new Deadman Wonderland cast has done. A lot of characters who were only around for one or two posts before dropping similarly undergo a Ret-Gone for the sake of ease.
  • Cosmic Plaything: Everyone, as far as the community is concerned.
  • Creator Provincialism: Have you ever seen a Golden Week virus?
  • Crossover Cosmology: Inevitable, really.
  • Crossover Ship (in-universe)
  • Death Takes a Holiday: Happened once when Greek Mythology Hades was around. Hilarity ensued, but not for the characters.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Naoto and the Fullmetal Alchemist cast.
  • Enemy Without: The community was drawn into the plot of Persona 4, and once it finished, there was a Shadow event affecting all of the other characters' worlds. The event was popular enough that it spawned a just-for-fun spinoff community, and plans for a second Shadow event are in the works.
  • Everyone Can See It: Phoenix and Edgeworth have been denying their romantic involvement for nearly three years.
    • Issei and Diarmuid, who did eventually hook up, had the entire community seeing it before they admitted it to each other. Including Kefka, who's repulsed by romance in general. And Retasu, who's in love with Issei.
  • Evil Versus Oblivion: The entire Kefka/Scratch plot is this (though which one's which depends on who you ask) plus Screw Destiny Versus You Can't Fight Fate.
    • Now that Satan Is Good has gotten involved, it's basically a huge creeper-off.
  • The Faceless: Orlando during his time, since he was an unbodied entity who was eventually given a robot form. The Major was this also temporarily after she was seemingly killed through canon events. Currently Regene fulfills this role, with all of his comments and posts hiding his icons to keep the rest of the cast from knowing about him.
  • Face Heel Turn (Dante is a more recent example of this. During the massive Shadow plot last January, the release of his "other side" was essentially releasing the devil of Hell itself. This caused many a cry of "looks like your world's screwed", as well as a few others to go beat his ass for being stupid.
    • On the flip side, sometimes either a virus or simply the influence of the community members will send characters on a Heel Face Turn. Two that fall into this category, for example, are Nena and Michael Trinity. They've been with the community so long, they actually listen (sort of) to Tieria and have come to join the main Celestial Being crew as backup Meisters.
  • Fountain of Youth: One of the most well-loved viruses and one that's popped up a few times is the good old Age Regression virus...
  • Gender Bender: ...closely followed by the good old Genderswap.
  • Genre Launch: Although the setting is a website rather than a physical place that characters meet in, because nobody is taken from their worlds permanently when they're brought together, DDD can be considered the first reverse jamjar.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Unless a villain is actively doing something terrible right this minute, they're usually just ignored by their enemies and treated at least tentatively civilly by everybody else.
  • Got the Call on Speed Dial: A few characters have, upon finishing their canons, integrated themselves into someone else's. Asuka and Kaworu, for example, joined up with SEES, and after three years in-game Azula actually put her world domination plans on hold to go help out some friends by becoming an AX agent of the Vatican.
  • Hero of Another Story: The game provides many literal examples--between the setup of characters remaining in their canon worlds and the frequent absence of major characters from a given cast, it's not uncommon to see minor recurring NPCs who are actually the stars of whatever series they're from.
  • Island Base: Creeper Island, obviously. But not anymore, after Wesker blew it up more out of petulance than anything else. Also because Regene had revamped the security system and in essence had control over the island, which Wesker wasn't happy about. But mostly because the muns were bored.
  • It Won't Turn Off: Usually used with introduction posts or for those who haven't posted in a while, the community likes to keep your browser open to its page and won't let you go anywhere else.
  • Jerkass Gods: During the time DDD allowed them, pretty much every God that came through the game was some form of this. Eros deserves a special mention for his...memorable events. The current example would be Eris.
  • Keeping Secrets Sucks: Not only can characters become aware of their own canon, due to the nature of the game, cast members can come from different points in their respective canon timeline. While some canons or characters can Screw Destiny, others choose to or have to keep knowledge of the future from affecting their castmates in the past. Among others, since the time Evangelion characters were introduced to the community, one or several of the characters were required to keep information about their position in the timeline secret from the one lagging behind. In particular, Kaworu has continuously rallied others from his canon and close acquaintances to keep quiet due to potentially grievous consequences on their home world. Not that they weren't already bad enough.
  • Kink Meme: It has one every so often, and it's really popular. Occasionally, there's even an IC kink meme.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: It's an RPG on Dreamwidth about a Dreamwidth community. What do you expect?
    • Some of the characters have looked themselves or others up on Wikipedia, some have trolled Pixiv for embarrassing pictures, and some of them are even aware that others and themselves are from fictional series. The Tenth Doctor has even admitted to watching his own series.
  • Lotus Eater Machine: Characters who were thralls of the Master during Masterplot were subject to this.
  • Love Is in the Air/Strangled by the Red String: one relatively common effect of viruses is characters randomly pairing off.
  • Love Makes You Evil/Love Makes You Dumb: Kefka's opinion of Retasu.
  • Magical Livejournal Community
  • Mama Bear: During her 3+ years in the game, Lisa Cuddy adopted four children, only one of whom was canon and not a character in the game. She was this to all of them, particularly when they were threatened by outside forces. For a while there was even a running joke that she was going to punch Fire Lord Ozai in the face.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Wesker. Poor Annette...
  • Mega Crossover: Naturally.
  • Musical Episode: One of the very first viruses involved characters randomly breaking into well-known songs, Handwaved as a result of a Clow Card.
  • Must Make Amends: Kano learns that Kanna lived a thousand years before her in the same world and finds out what happened, but hesitates to tell her for fear of the side effects of an attempt to Set Right What Once Went Wrong... both serious and selfish, and also because she isn't completely sure it's her. It is. Her Shadow shoved this in her face, and since Kanna came back to the community, now in the afterlife after the curse was broken offscreen, Kano has been doing everything she can for her just to make up for it. Kanna, for her part, wants Kano to stop blaming herself.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Congrats Nate, you are the reason Annette Birkin is dead. Again.
  • No Ending: Like a lot of the jamjar games, this is the game that never ends, it just goes on and on, my friends...
  • Non-Indicative Name/Word Salad Title: The community name "Drama Drama Duck" has nothing to do with anything, in or out of universe. This is a source of so much confusion from new arrivals that exasperatedly lampshading how it's essentially a Running Gag is itself a Running Gag.
  • Non-Player Character: There are a couple of NPCs who pop up from time to time. Among the list are Gossip Girl, SHODAN, GLaDOS, and the Weeping Angels.
    • Along with the lone Original Generation NPC, Computer-tan.
    • And the 4Chan account too, where players were able to troll the comm with Pedobear and others.
  • Not Himself: One popular virus involved the switching of alignments causing a ruckus on the community. It's one of the virus that's been repeated a good few times. The most memorable example from the very first instance was Demyx, whose subtle but incredibly creepy change left mental scarring on some oldbies.
  • Oblivious to Love: Almost a running joke at this point. God damnit, Lockon, Everyone Can See Tieria likes you except you!
  • Odd Friendship: So many, although Issei and Birkin immediately jump to mind.
  • Online Alias: Everyone *has* one since it's Livejournal, but they're infrequently commented on.
  • Out-of-Genre Experience: The result of a few events, High School AU and Hogwarts Virus being the most notable.
  • Painting the Fourth Wall: Fun with fonts as detailed on the main Journal Roleplay page, and due to the internet-based premise you can assume the characters are deliberately using big font, sparkle text or whatnot.
  • Playful Hacker: A lot of them, due to the nature of the game. Dib and Shinji are the more playful, though Langley and the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 cast are probably the better hackers.
  • Precision F-Strike: Kefka reveals that Retasu's in love with Issei, has been for long enough to see him seek comfort from a number of other people before finally finding someone he did love (hint: it's not her), and the only reason she's working for Scratch, putting billions of lives in danger without realizing it, is because she thinks she's a horrible person because of all this. Issei's reaction, in a word...
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Characters can and will react to things that actually happen to the host site in real life, such as delayed comment notifications and paid account upgrades. In particular, Livejournal's infamous Release 88 and the game's subsequent move to Dreamwidth led to mass IC confusion.
    • The Axis Powers Hetalia cast is especially guilty of this, with numerous posts about world events being made. Especially funny was when there were national rivalries over who would win the World Cup and the most Olympic gold medals.
  • A Rare Sentence: Occasionally even the characters can't quite believe what they're saying.
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Karen: It's a pleasure to meet you, Soifon-san, but Yoruichi-san says not to give you her pants. (new comment) And I find it disturbing that I have actually had occasion to type that sentence.

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  • Refusal of the Call: Vanille made a game attempt at hiding out on the Macross Frontier world until canon caught up with her.
  • Resigned to the Call: Very few characters actually intended to join. Some like it once they're there, some never quite give up on leaving, but most seem to just sort of grudgingly accept it.
  • Retirony: You just knew Prim wasn't going to be saved from her canon death when she posted this:
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Homura, Madoka, Nagisa, and Sherry-- maybe when all this is over, we can have lunch again? Keeping in mind the good things that will happen in the future does a lot to keep us all going, and right now, I just keep thinking about that beautiful park on Nagisa's world. I'd love to go back there someday, all together.

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  • Screw Destiny: For those who have learned of an impending death, the character in question and their friends try to stop it from happening.
  • Secret Identity: Everyone in the Gundam 00 cast gives out fake information as to where they're from and their professions... but Tieria takes it one step further. When he was in hiding on the Transformers world, he created an entirely new persona, Ila van der Aart, a female student at Mikaela's school. She still comes out to play from time to time, because you never know when an established alternate persona may come in handy.
  • Shipper on Deck: Three words: Mileina and Pearl. And the multiverse trembled in the face of their determination to pair everyone up. The two have even written anonymous collaboration fanfic (spelled and punctuated badly and with cliched plots for added hilarity) featuring their preferred pairings.
    • Now they have Nepeta with them. Help us all.
  • Surprise Pregnancy: One memorable virus, as well as an actual pregnancy or two. In one or two cases, overlapped with But We Used a Condom.
  • Tangled Family Tree: This one applies to the players as a number of them started acting as pseudo-family to one another to a point where siblings were parents to other siblings and... really, it's really just one big mess.
  • Translator Microbes: The community acting as an automatic translator has been played with once or twice. The one that sticks in many minds led to Tamaki attempting to communicate through pictures. TIERIA HATES PHONES???
  • Troll: In the first couple years, there were a few characters who reveled in pissing everyone else off. Today, Meru has taken up the torch.
  • Turn Out Like His Father: During the What If? virus, Tieria and Motoko turned out like this when both of them ended up going Decepticon and joining their "father" (from another past virus), Blackout. Nasty stuff went down as they went to rejoin him.
  • Unwanted Harem: Some characters just seem to collect people. Karen was the reigning champion for a long time, but now that she's officially taken and an unfortunate drop made Issei officially single, his is probably the largest -- and, with each member coming with their own reason why choosing them would be a very bad idea, it's gotten quite entertaining to watch.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Many characters, as per their canon, but notably Jacob Black's constant shirtlessness was lampshaded ICly by Yoruichi.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: Texts From Last Night virus. Enough said.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Phoenix and Edgeworth. For over three years.