This was going to be a post describing the fall of my fictional Solar Union(as opposed to the real Solar Union? Yeah. Not so much.). I realized I needed a link to Magnificent Bastardry. That led me, tragically, into the realm of tvtropes.
Tropes are not clichés, but useful tools for the writer. I wasn’t wasting time. I was honing my skills.
I’m older, no wiser, and next time I enter tvtropes, I hopefully won’t wind up reading about Fisher-Price on uncyclopedia.