NOBLE HOUSES - Terrible Writing Advice

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  • Published on Nov 10, 2018
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  • Twilight Gardens presentations

    Jenkins, you take point!

  • Twilight Gardens presentations

    Oh you’re good

  • Kurt Trahan
    Kurt Trahan 3 days ago

    Spending a lot of time with Warhammer Fantasy and 40k on the brain has caused me to have a VERY different idea of what a typical emperor character is supposed to look and feel...

  • Kelly Seastar
    Kelly Seastar 3 days ago

    Don't forget the two teenagers who fall in love despite being from opposing houses.

  • Blank Blank
    Blank Blank 4 days ago

    Man that jabs to Isekai genre is top notch

    • GuardianSoulBlade
      GuardianSoulBlade 17 hours ago

      Isekai is an easy genre to jab at, it's painfully generic.

  • SehunAddictSuho
    SehunAddictSuho 6 days ago

    these are so inspiring aaaa

  • henryredcoat 2005
    henryredcoat 2005 8 days ago

    I think the Got writers saw this video to make season 8

  • vazak11
    vazak11 8 days ago

    Amazing XD

  • WJZAV
    WJZAV 21 day ago

    I hate it when House GoodGuys only consists of good guys. Like sorry, I know Eddard and Caytlin Stark were good parents, but was really NONE of the Stark children some kind of spoiled brat or asshole? They all grew up to be model lords and ladies while every other family has some rotten elements? The same with Harry Potter. Gryffindor is the house of Bravery, but you can still be an asshole if you are brave. Or a good guy in cunning Slytherin.

    • WJZAV
      WJZAV 5 days ago

      @Cristian Lopez Point taken

    • Cristian Lopez
      Cristian Lopez 5 days ago

      Sansa Stark was a brat.

  • Rainbow the wind sage

    I hope you know that I decided to make one of my nations a Constitutional Monarchy because of this.

  • リサフランク420 / 現代のコンピュー

    "amor triangulo" actually means "triangle love"

  • Alex McKnight
    Alex McKnight Month ago

    I did this but they hated it

  • Ceefax
    Ceefax Month ago +1

    The one rule with Janissaries is never take their coffee

  • I don‘t know Anything

    Season 8 of Game of Thrones **cough**

  • M & M
    M & M Month ago

    I would make a dark noble house that ain't dark at all. They're just edgy with their choice and design options

    • M & M
      M & M Month ago

      @Nom Blob I don't know from where does that come from but yeah

    • Nom Blob
      Nom Blob Month ago

      M & M So basically Warframe Red Veil?

  • •Careless Dreamer• Project Lyrii

    I was talking with my friend about a story I’m currently working on, and it went like this.
    Me: And so Gorrois nearly dies, so Kana freaks out and strangles the queen while the Trio of Light breaks into the palace to fight. One or two officials survive and are jailed.
    Her: So Gorrois becomes the ruler? Or Micah, the escapee?
    Me: What!? That’s a terrible idea. They just got rid of the awful queen! They write a constitution and split the executive power between three people, just to be sure.
    Her: ...so that’s why I don’t like “lost heir” stories.

  • Qute rious Quadrilogy

    I'm starting to enjoy the Love triangle running Gag. XD

  • ssj2gohan83
    ssj2gohan83 Month ago +1

    The series I read that dealt with House dynamics really well: was the Dune House Trilogy. House Harkonnen (book 2) is fave.

  • Gabriel Boquimpani
    Gabriel Boquimpani Month ago

    I'm laughing hard at Amor Triângulo that's just portuguese and its not even right (we call it a Triângulo Amoroso)

  • Wade Wattson
    Wade Wattson Month ago

    FitzChivalry and his charging buck

  • Leif H
    Leif H Month ago

    You didn't even touch on all the potential for love triangles/dodecahedrons that are a Hallmark of good Noble stories

  • Random Potato
    Random Potato Month ago +1

    You: Game of Thrones
    Me, an intellectual: this video

  • Free To Play KING
    Free To Play KING 2 months ago

    i remember an episode of spongebob where squidward gets shocked and gets a happier personality which reverses the spongebob annoying squidward dynamic, indirectly giving him a taste of his own medicine and causing him to lose it
    man, was that a satisfying episode to see as a kid

  • Artie Rupinen
    Artie Rupinen 2 months ago

    So..... basically Game of Thrones and the Telltale spinoff.

  • CrunchyNorbert
    CrunchyNorbert 2 months ago

    Book Rickon might be "bad Stark" also maybe book Sansa

  • Commander Shepard
    Commander Shepard 2 months ago +1

    Game of Thrones in a nutshell lol.

  • Lucas Hmlko
    Lucas Hmlko 2 months ago +3

    4:14 ... I feel attacked, Light Novels are a guilty pleasure of mine (even the cliché Isekai ones, I know)

  • TheRedScizor
    TheRedScizor 2 months ago

    Modern Fire Emblem be like

  • king youki
    king youki 3 months ago

    Not talking shit or anything this really is reminding me of the beginning of dune but I’m sure that is merely a coincidence

  • David Hoffman
    David Hoffman 3 months ago

    I see House Terrible Writing Advice took as its sigil, the LOVE TRIANGLE.

  • Francis Thompson
    Francis Thompson 3 months ago +3

    1:20 Now that I'm into GOT this makes so much more sense. Is there any scene where Cersei isn't drinking menancetely vine?:)
    3:29 *The Kingslayer*
    5:08 Another GOT reference!

    • Joseph Sosa
      Joseph Sosa 3 days ago

      Hell, if you look at the map he posted in the "what goes into making a noble house faction" segment, it's a map of the Westerlands from GoT.

  • Northumbria Bushcraft
    Northumbria Bushcraft 3 months ago +1

    you forgot the incest!

  • Zasumbadji
    Zasumbadji 3 months ago

    My best advice to learn good writing is the same as TWA; read A song of ice and fire and Dune

  • Nee Geesh
    Nee Geesh 3 months ago

    For the Baron.

  • Johannes Von malos
    Johannes Von malos 3 months ago

    Could you make a video on how to make a story of animals like that of redwall

  • Murmurs of Blaustein
    Murmurs of Blaustein 3 months ago

    Well, that... destroys "Dune" pretty much...

  • You know who is gay? Read the last word me

    6:38
    It's just me or that sounds like the upcoming S8 of GoT?

  • I Live To Fight
    I Live To Fight 3 months ago

    Whomever is physically closest to the throne is the ruling house, guys, we discussed this.

  • Daniel Nemesio
    Daniel Nemesio 3 months ago

    Since I started reading Dune I have been seeing more and more of this pattern

  • TheBlueSoulOfIntegrity
    TheBlueSoulOfIntegrity 3 months ago

    Nah you deal with Crime Syndicates by forming an alliance as all bad guys have similar ideas and ideologies so an alliance would be a great idea!

  • Wuwarrior 2917
    Wuwarrior 2917 3 months ago

    This actually helps me a lot. I am currently also "writing" a video game plotline revolving around Noble Houses and a fantasy realm but am currently having a hard time to fleshing out these characters and houses.

  • Shady Boi Gaming
    Shady Boi Gaming 4 months ago

    I feel this is a jab at fire emblem, fates in specific

  • CompletelyDifferent M
    CompletelyDifferent M 4 months ago

    Game of thrones.

  • Jacob Turner
    Jacob Turner 4 months ago

    Dune flashbacks intensifies. Oh god....oh god...

    • Jacob Turner
      Jacob Turner 4 months ago

      Don't know not in a university. But it seems like a book they would teach. The plot has a shit ton of space politics and ecological themes. The setting has heavy inspirations from the middle east; fierce desert tribes live there and in the ground is a special resource.

    • Tatatatatre
      Tatatatatre 4 months ago

      Isn't that book like the only science fiction book that is taught in universities ?

  • Tanay Desai
    Tanay Desai 4 months ago

    You see Code Geass did it right...



    Oh wait..

  • Fox Davion
    Fox Davion 4 months ago

    Is this a not so subtle jab at DUNE? Because you just described the plot of Dune.

  • J Squad Vlogs
    J Squad Vlogs 4 months ago

    I just realized that the first “poem” that he was reciting was a parody of Romeo and Juliet

  • michael stepensky
    michael stepensky 4 months ago +2

    ALL ACCORDING TO PLAN

  • EJKraft
    EJKraft 4 months ago

    Jeez I can't believe they leaked the entire plot of Fire Emblem Three Houses already

  • Csaba S.
    Csaba S. 4 months ago

    Dune :D

  • Ramon Rodriguez
    Ramon Rodriguez 4 months ago

    could you create a similar video covering how to write a modern political drama.

  • Cho'gall, Chieftain of the Twilight's Hammer

    I want to write a novel about a forlorn sap who falls in love with a lich.

  • aneonfoxtribute
    aneonfoxtribute 4 months ago

    Just watching this makes me remember how much I enjoy Mistborn :D

    • Nathaniel Shoresh
      Nathaniel Shoresh 4 months ago

      How to avoid making a noble conflict be "house goodguys vs house badguys"
      Step one: make all noble houses into house badguys
      Step two: add one Murder-Jesus
      Step three: enough profit for two sequels and a second series in the same world, but still somehow no movie on the horizon

  • PrekiFromPoland
    PrekiFromPoland 4 months ago

    Dune in a nutshell, basically.

  • Immac (RockLeet)
    Immac (RockLeet) 4 months ago +1

    Love Triangle = Triangulo Amoroso

  • Betito117
    Betito117 4 months ago +6

    Royal guards being only slightly stronger then normal guards have always been my biggest pet peeve in these types of stories

  • Javon Younger
    Javon Younger 4 months ago

    I somehow missed this one.

  • C S
    C S 4 months ago

    Ah yes. "Enrich your soldiers and forsake all other men."

  • Boink & No Boink
    Boink & No Boink 4 months ago

    George R.R. Martin: *watches this video*
    "Yeah, I'll take that with a side of incest and excessive violence!"

  • ARX 351
    ARX 351 4 months ago

    You mentioned mameluks and Jannissaries but not varangians? I'm disappointed!

  • uncleanunicorn
    uncleanunicorn 4 months ago

    I choose to destroy the entire planet.

  • Dr. Dave
    Dr. Dave 4 months ago

    Evil emperor : Theres only one way to deal with this destroyin there entire planet.
    Hologram : hello
    Evil emperor: how dare you enter without invitation!
    Hologram: I recive invitation from from skillshare.
    Evil emperor: Then ill destroy his intaire planet like the other planets and problems i have.
    Hologram: Why?
    Evil emperor: polotics......
    Hologram: and your only solution is destroying their entire planet?
    Evil emperor: no
    Hologram: Then what other solution will you use?
    Evil emperor: ill will destoy haff off their entire planet!
    ME: I laugh so hard 😂😂😂😂

  • Noob Noob
    Noob Noob 4 months ago +7

    Wait three houses? Three... LoVe TRIaangLE In HOUses.

  • preciousinfinity
    preciousinfinity 4 months ago

    If only Game of Thrones was this simple, I might actually remember who anyone was and what the hell was going on

  • Everest Canyon
    Everest Canyon 4 months ago

    Nope, hitting the like button was not in the betrayal chart.
    Hitting the dislike button was. MWAH-HAH-HAH!

  • Bucket List
    Bucket List 4 months ago

    4:37 is that Mr Fucking Darcy complaining about the play?

  • Balázs Radics
    Balázs Radics 5 months ago

    Why do I get the feeling, you are describing Dune to the teeth?

  • Bun Bun
    Bun Bun 5 months ago

    just copy game of thrones

  • sortedm
    sortedm 5 months ago

    Haha, Frank Herbert's Dune is guilty of many of these tropes, yet it's still one of the best sci-fi novels ever written. I guess good writing can rescue even the hackiest world building.

  • Nich Adams
    Nich Adams 5 months ago

    This was just a summary of the roman empire.

  • Monty the red
    Monty the red 5 months ago

    Haha, "They did this once". Oh my sweet summer child...

  • BasketPaul
    BasketPaul 5 months ago

    This is most Fire Emblem plots in a nutshell.

  • Sjwaria Law
    Sjwaria Law 5 months ago

    Love Triangle doesn't translate into Amor Triangulo, not even into Triangulo de Amor. In portuguese and castellan it would be Triangulo Amoroso.

  • Swirlspot Kitty
    Swirlspot Kitty 5 months ago +1

    Minion: Emperor, for some reason our tax funds are dropping!
    Emperor: Find the root of the problem and destroy it!
    Minion: Erm, actually, that is the problem. When we destroyed those planets it killed billions of tax payers and destroyed valuable resources.
    Emperor: ...

  • mrzack888
    mrzack888 5 months ago

    This accurately describes the Trump administration. This is also why the royal guards (Mueller) are going to bring the Trump House down.

  • Jelly the jellyfish
    Jelly the jellyfish 5 months ago

    Did everything you said. Actually did the complete opposite. Who cares my essay is done!

  • Jeronimous
    Jeronimous 5 months ago

    Was that a retelling of the Dune?

  • Disco Dog
    Disco Dog 5 months ago +1

    Wait is this Fire Emblem Fates in a nutshell

  • FighterCK
    FighterCK 5 months ago

    I kinda feel like alot of this could be related to the first Dune novel. Then again, the Harkonnen cruelty actually did lead to rebellion on Arrakis. In fact, that was the point. Baron Harkonnen encouraged Rabban to be cruel so that the people would rebel, and then he could send Feyd to go and overthrow Rabban and be, comparably, a far more heroic leader. The problem was that not all of the Atreides were dead. Also, the naive policies of the goody-two-shoes Atreides actually did lead to numerous security threats because Duke Leto relied far too much on his personal opinion of each of his advisors and never seemed to do much to find out who was leaking information to the Harkonnens.

  • brandon ferguson
    brandon ferguson 5 months ago

    If you're looking to create different houses I'd also recommend looking at the 10 guilds of Ravnica from Magic The Gathering.

  • Dave102693
    Dave102693 5 months ago

    One Piece and Games of Thrones?

  • DIAZ52
    DIAZ52 5 months ago

    So how does Barnes and Nobles fit into this??

  • Tom Jordan
    Tom Jordan 5 months ago

    the very unsubtle criticism of game of thrones..... i love it it.

  • Mr. Enderman
    Mr. Enderman 5 months ago

    "Amor triangulo" seriusly? Hahaha

  • Halcyon Pinkerton
    Halcyon Pinkerton 5 months ago

    The Roman guard actually did that way more than once

  • Podemos URSS
    Podemos URSS 5 months ago

    5:23 He looks like Yuri from RA2...

  • Tsukiru
    Tsukiru 5 months ago

    I love Fire Emblem Fates!

  • KDSM
    KDSM 5 months ago

    "the baron sends his regards"
    ...


    *ProZD moustache intensifies*

  • chrisspray666
    chrisspray666 5 months ago

    you actually made an advertisement fun to watch...

  • MP
    MP 5 months ago

    The Praetorian guard auctioned off the emperorship once? It was their whole MO during the Crisis of the Third Century! The emperorship depended entirely on how much money a candidate promised the troops.

  • Der Fuchs
    Der Fuchs 5 months ago

    Now I want to see a movie/show when one of the houses' herbs is "image not found"

  • Jesus Roselly
    Jesus Roselly 5 months ago

    Sounds alot like Dune.

  • Tristan Busch
    Tristan Busch 5 months ago +2

    "The Praetorian Guard did this once"
    try several times. not just once

  • I Art Laughing
    I Art Laughing 5 months ago

    I don't think you could write your way out of an extra snarky and waterlogged copy of Dune.

  • marscaleb
    marscaleb 5 months ago

    Amor Triangulo!

  • Corrupted Archangel
    Corrupted Archangel 6 months ago +7

    What about House Secretive!
    You know the house no one knows about, but yet they have a strong economy a massive underground army and only show up once House Goodguys is betrayed or the King dies or something. Also for reasons never specified they also serve as a refuge for the protagonist after House Badguys attack, even when it was clearly stated they have no ties to the other Houses.

  • Dreigonix
    Dreigonix 6 months ago

    KING DRAGON SENDS HIS REGARDS.

  • KiithNaabal
    KiithNaabal 6 months ago

    The ads are hilarious!

  • Chara
    Chara 6 months ago +1

    amor triangulo? não seria triangulo amoroso ou algo assim?

  • Appledirt
    Appledirt 6 months ago

    Hey, I'm reading Romeo & Juliet in English right now.