History CloudCuckoolander / Literature

12th May '18 4:56:59 AM VVK
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** Pippi is first encountered walking backwards so that she doesn't have to make the effort to turn around to go back. (Though quite possibly, she was deliberately trying to catch the other kids' attention.)

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** Pippi is first encountered walking backwards so that she doesn't have to make the effort to turn around to go back. back where she came from. (Though quite possibly, she was deliberately trying to catch the other kids' attention.)
12th May '18 4:56:30 AM VVK
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** Pippi is first encountered walking backwards so that she doesn't have to make the effort to turn around. (Though quite possibly she was trying to catch the other kids' attention.)

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** Pippi is first encountered walking backwards so that she doesn't have to make the effort to turn around. around to go back. (Though quite possibly possibly, she was deliberately trying to catch the other kids' attention.)
12th May '18 4:55:13 AM VVK
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** Pippi is first encountered walking backwards so that she doesn't have to make the effort to turn around. (Though quite possibly she was trying to catch the other kids' attention.)
** Her reaction to an ad asking "Are you suffering from freckles?" is to march inside the store and answer "No, I'm not suffering." (She has loads of freckles but likes them.)
** Her only reason for wanting to go to school is [[InsaneTrollLogic because otherwise, she'll never get to go on holiday from school]].
24th Mar '18 12:54:57 PM 793ws
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* [[Literature/MrMen Roger Hargreaves seems to be fond of this type of character:]]
** Mr. Silly puts marmalade in his coffee, lives in half a house, eats the shell of an egg and finds the idea of a hen who doesn't wear boots and carry an umbrella, a pig who doesn't wear trousers and a bowler hat and a worm who doesn't wear a top hat, monocle and an old school tie silly. The fact that he lives in a place known as Nonsenseland certainly doesn't help.
** Mr. Muddle is so named because everything he does ends up in a hopeless muddle. He wanted to live in the countryside but got muddled and built his house by the seaside instead, and when he tries to make a roast dinner of turkey, potatoes, peas, and gravy, he puts the turkey in the cupboard to cook and the potatoes in the fridge to boil, then peels the peas and tries to slice the gravy.
** Little Miss Scatterbrain is constantly confusing the names of the other Mr. Men and Little Misses, and when she goes into town to buy sausages, she walks into a bank instead and asks for two pounds (of sausages), then wonders what the two notes the bank teller passes her are in aid of.note
** Mr. Rush is a guy who rushes around all day going... nowhere.
** Mr. Nonsense, as befits his name, has a truly nonsensical way of looking at the world. He sleeps in a rowboat (he found a motorboat too uncomfortable) and eats oatmeal on toast for breakfast (he tried oatmeal sandwiches once but didn't like them).
** Mr. Topsy-Turvy is the worst. He walks backwards, reads books upside-down (and starts from the last page), has a crazy-looking house, and talks in sentences with the words mixed up. Even worse, this behavior is catching; when he visited a city, the folks there started acting like him.
** Mr. Wrong wears a flower pot for a hat, he wears one shoe that's black and one shoe that's brown, calls a worm a dog instead of a worm, calls a postman a doctor instead of a postman and calls his elderly neighbor Mr. Twinkle instead of Mrs. Twinkle.
** Little Miss Dotty is so named for her dotty ideas, like covering her house in dots, for instance.
3rd Mar '18 3:28:32 PM vifetoile
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** Luna "Loony" Lovegood rules this trope, as well as TheCuckoolanderWasRight. After the final battle with Voldemort, she becomes a wizarding naturalist and discovers many creatures nobody else [[ArbitrarySkepticism thought existed]]. This being Literature/HarryPotter, she never does manage to find a [[EnsembleDarkhorse Crumple-Horned Snorkack]]. C'est la vie.

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** Luna "Loony" Lovegood rules this trope, as well as TheCuckoolanderWasRight. She belongs to House Ravenclaw, which values intelligence and creativity, and she believes so many oddball things - but has a surprisingly profound emotional intelligence. After the final battle with Voldemort, she becomes a wizarding naturalist and discovers many creatures nobody else [[ArbitrarySkepticism thought existed]]. This being Literature/HarryPotter, she never does manage to find a [[EnsembleDarkhorse Crumple-Horned Snorkack]]. C'est la vie.
19th Jan '18 4:03:42 AM Baeraad555
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* Nathan in ''Literature/YouAreDeadSignHerePlease'' is a bit eccentric even given the bizarre world he inhabits, mainly because he's got a brain lesion that makes him incapable of fearing death. It also seems to make it [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny very hard to concentrate for anything for more than a few moments,]] and causes him to develop [[InsaneTrollLogic odd theories]] - for instance, he believes that people who keep plants in their offices do so because they are [[BadBoss especially angry and shouty]] and therefore need the extra oxygyn produced by plants.
28th Nov '17 6:16:01 PM nombretomado
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* Robert Marsh from ''Literature/DarknessVisible'', who was [[GoMadFromTheRevelation driven mad]] by the influence of Unreality. The same fate befalls about a third of [[LondonTown London's]] population before the book is done. Not that being insane stops Robbie from [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight contributing]] to the plot...

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* Robert Marsh from ''Literature/DarknessVisible'', who was [[GoMadFromTheRevelation driven mad]] by the influence of Unreality. The same fate befalls about a third of [[LondonTown London's]] UsefulNotes/{{London}}'s population before the book is done. Not that being insane stops Robbie from [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight contributing]] to the plot...
13th Nov '17 12:07:11 PM JustTroper
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** Master Elodin. One example of his cloudcuckoolander tendencies would be the time he told Kvothe that he had 'lost' the key to a door, framing it as a test, and then when Kvothe had picked the lock, proceeded to empty the room's wardrobe into the fireplace before revealing that they were actually in the chambers of Master Hemme. Also, his teaching techniques are... questionable at best; see the time he assigned his students a twenty-title reading list, all the while emphasizing that he had no idea where in the Archives the books could be found, or if they were even there at all[[note]]Although Kvothe manages to find all but one; they seemed to have no relation to each other, much less to Elodin's teachings[[/note]]. The next class, when everyone arrived ready to discuss what they had read, he simply ''didn't show up.''
** Auri[[note]]Not her real name, which she refuses to tell Kvothe[[/note]], a former student who now lives in a network of disused chambers, tunnels and sewers beneath the University, which she refers to as 'the Underthing'. The only people she seems able to talk to are Elodin and Kvothe, and she tends to bring them generally mundane gifts to which she ascribes mystical-sounding but ultimately meaningless secrets.

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** Master Elodin. One example of his cloudcuckoolander tendencies would be the time he told Kvothe that he had 'lost' the key to a door, framing it as a test, and then when Kvothe had picked the lock, proceeded to empty the room's wardrobe into the fireplace before revealing that they were actually in the chambers of Master Hemme. Also, his teaching techniques are... questionable at best; see the time he assigned his students a twenty-title reading list, all the while emphasizing that he had no idea where in the Archives the books could be found, or if they were even there at all[[note]]Although Kvothe manages to find all but one; they seemed to have no relation to each other, much less to Elodin's teachings[[/note]]. The next class, when everyone arrived ready to discuss what they had read, he simply ''didn't show up.''
'' He also [[BarefootSage has a penchant for going barefoot]].
** Auri[[note]]Not her real name, which she refuses to tell Kvothe[[/note]], a former student who now lives in a network of disused chambers, tunnels and sewers beneath the University, which she refers to as 'the Underthing'. The only people she seems able to talk to are Elodin and Kvothe, and she tends to bring them generally mundane gifts to which she ascribes mystical-sounding but ultimately meaningless secrets. [[BarefootLoon She shares Elodin's aversion to shoes.]]
13th Nov '17 9:05:41 AM captainspycrab
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* ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'': The nature of the {{Doublethink}} required to work this universe's particular brand of magic can be rough on one's sanity, so this series has more than its fair share of this trope:
** Master Elodin. One example of his cloudcuckoolander tendencies would be the time he told Kvothe that he had 'lost' the key to a door, framing it as a test, and then when Kvothe had picked the lock, proceeded to empty the room's wardrobe into the fireplace before revealing that they were actually in the chambers of Master Hemme. Also, his teaching techniques are... questionable at best; see the time he assigned his students a twenty-title reading list, all the while emphasizing that he had no idea where in the Archives the books could be found, or if they were even there at all[[note]]Although Kvothe manages to find all but one; they seemed to have no relation to each other, much less to Elodin's teachings[[/note]]. The next class, when everyone arrived ready to discuss what they had read, he simply ''didn't show up.''
** Auri[[note]]Not her real name, which she refuses to tell Kvothe[[/note]], a former student who now lives in a network of disused chambers, tunnels and sewers beneath the University, which she refers to as 'the Underthing'. The only people she seems able to talk to are Elodin and Kvothe, and she tends to bring them generally mundane gifts to which she ascribes mystical-sounding but ultimately meaningless secrets.
** 'Puppet,' a former student like Auri[[note]]His real name also isn't Puppet[[/note]], lives in the Archives, has a strange obsession with puppetry, has seemingly committed the text and location of most items in the Archives to memory[[note]]Keeping in mind that the Archives are so expansive that no one has successfully managed to finish organizing them in centuries[[/note]], and, perhaps most oddly, answers his door by impersonating an ancient hero, and if he doesn't feel he's gotten the impression right, he'll slam the door on you and request loudly that you knock again so he can make another try.
7th Oct '17 11:15:54 AM GargusSCP
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* Gilbert Hays in ''Literature/OfSnailSlime'', who spouts Non-Sequiters left and right, and seems to change his personal view of the world at the drop of a hat. Partially because he's a brainless walking human shaped tumor. Somehow. Oddly enough, also an AuthorAvatar.
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