History Cloudcuckoolander / Literature

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.
3rd Sep '17 9:04:38 AM JustTroper
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* Eilonwy from Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'', who speaks in similes and metaphors, [[DoesNotLikeShoes walks around barefoot]], chatters airily and often argues with Taran, while still being a beautiful and sharp-witted girl who serves as a LoveInterest.

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* Eilonwy from Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'', who speaks in similes and metaphors, [[DoesNotLikeShoes [[BarefootLoon walks around barefoot]], chatters airily and often argues with Taran, while still being a beautiful and sharp-witted girl who serves as a LoveInterest.
3rd Sep '17 9:04:23 AM JustTroper
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* Assol from ''Literature/ScarletSails'', who believes in fairy tales and a prince who will come for her on a ship with scarlet sails.
23rd Jul '17 3:06:39 AM Piterpicher
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* Faye from ''TheGrimnoirChronicles'' is a teleporting Okie girl who thinks several times faster than everyone else and is ''really'' good at killing people. She tends to sort everyone she meets into one of three categories: 'Friends,' 'Stupid,' and 'Needs to Die.'

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* Faye from ''TheGrimnoirChronicles'' ''Literature/TheGrimnoirChronicles'' is a teleporting Okie girl who thinks several times faster than everyone else and is ''really'' good at killing people. She tends to sort everyone she meets into one of three categories: 'Friends,' 'Stupid,' and 'Needs to Die.'
22nd Jun '17 9:59:46 PM JMQwilleran
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* In the ''Literature/{{Clementine}}'' books, Clementine's friend Waylon believes that he has superpowers and also before eating anything conducts a pretend battle between his food items. A lot of this is toned down in the SequelSeries starring him.
15th May '17 4:35:46 AM WillBGood
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* Skippy, a juvenile [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Wolfgard]] whos' brain 'skips' over certain aspects of life, in the series [[Literature/TheOthers]].

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* Skippy, a juvenile [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Wolfgard]] whos' whose brain 'skips' over certain aspects of life, in the series [[Literature/TheOthers]].''Literature/TheOthers''.
24th Apr '17 1:06:27 PM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/TheSouthernReachTrilogy'': Whitby was eccentric ''before'' his [[spoiler:unauthorized trip into Area X with the director]]. What he saw there didn't help his state of mind one bit. He drifts in and out of focus, voicing cryptic suggestions, and Control remarks how Whitby's theories make sense only on the surface but descend into outlandish fantasies upon a closer look.
29th Mar '17 9:50:52 AM KazutoAbridged
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* Skippy, a juvenile [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Wolfgard]] whos' brain 'skips' over certain aspects of life, in the series [[Literature/TheOthers]].
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