History Literature / CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator

10th Aug '16 5:31:05 AM Hedging
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* ShoutOut: A wacky and mysterious man and his companions use a small box as a spaceship to get to a space hotel. Instead of a nice, peaceful resort facility, they find a charnel house where aliens have invaded. They have to defeat the aliens, while keeping the blustering military and a world leader from getting themselves and others killed. They employ a desperation gamble, which works, and the threat to Earth is eliminated. [[Series/DoctorWho Sound familiar?]]
3rd Jul '16 4:35:38 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: The Vermicious Knids, whom most of humanity is completely unaware of; when the crew and guests of the space hotel are attacked by them, they have no choice but to flee. Luckily, Willy Wonka is this to the Knids -- he not only knows what they and their weaknesses are, but took the trouble to ensure that the Elevator is Knidproof!

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: The Vermicious Knids, whom most of humanity is completely unaware of; when the crew and guests of the space hotel are attacked by them, they have no choice but to flee. Luckily, Willy Wonka is this to the Knids -- he not only knows what they and their weaknesses are, but took the trouble to ensure that the Elevator is Knidproof!Knidproof.
13th May '16 10:28:51 AM Sapphirea2
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* TheHeroSucksSong: Elvira's song about how she raised President Gilligrass, which he actually ''loves''.
15th Apr '16 2:22:50 PM AnotherGuy
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* PerfectlyCrumulentWord: "Vermicious".

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* PerfectlyCrumulentWord: PerfectlyCromulentWord: "Vermicious".
15th Apr '16 2:22:33 PM AnotherGuy
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* PerfectlyCrumulentWord: "Vermicious".
23rd Mar '16 5:38:08 AM hullflyer
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* KansasCityShuffle: The President of the United States, [[{{Pun}} on the fly]], invents a convoluted device for killing flies. It is basically a walkway mounted on two miniature ladders on each side, with a cube of sugar hanging from the center of the walkway. As the President explains, the fly would climb up the first ladder and would be traversing the walkway when it would catch sight of the sugar cube and become tempted by it; just before it decided to make its way down the hanging string to eat the sugar, however, it would realize that there is a bowl of water directly beneath the hanging cube, meaning that the fly would drown if it fell. As a result, the fly would continue walking over to the second ladder, feeling smug that it had avoided the water trap - until it started to descend the second ladder and fell to its death because the President had left off one of the ladder's rungs near the top. It's parodious, since flies obviously aren't smart enough for such an overelaborate trick to work, and they can't fall to their deaths because they can, y'know, ''fly''.

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* KansasCityShuffle: The President of the United States, [[{{Pun}} on the fly]], invents a convoluted device for killing flies. It is basically a walkway mounted on two miniature ladders on each side, with a cube of sugar hanging from the center of the walkway. As the President explains, the fly would climb up the first ladder and would be traversing the walkway when it would catch sight of the sugar cube and become tempted by it; just before it decided to make its way down the hanging string to eat the sugar, however, it would realize that there is a bowl of water directly beneath the hanging cube, meaning that the fly would drown if it fell. As a result, the fly would continue walking over to the second ladder, feeling smug that it had avoided the water trap - until it started to descend the second ladder and fell to its death because the President had left off one of the ladder's rungs near the top. It's parodious, since flies obviously aren't smart enough for such an overelaborate trick to work, and they can't fall to their deaths because they can, y'know, ''fly''. And even then, they lack the mass to cause any damage to themselves by falling, regardless of the distance.
23rd Mar '16 5:26:46 AM hullflyer
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* GravitySucks: Inverted. When the Elevator gets "too high", it spontaneously starts orbiting the Earth[[note]]In reality, they would just come straight back down again - "orbit" means you are moving ''sideways'', at the same rate that the Earth curves away from you, and the Elevator has only gone straight up. Not to mention, they wouldn't start floating just because they got very high, either, as there is plenty of gravity very high up, even as high as the ISS. They ''would'' float once they truly started orbiting.[[/note]].

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* GravitySucks: Inverted. When the Elevator gets "too high", it spontaneously starts orbiting the Earth[[note]]In reality, they would just come straight back down again - "orbit" means you are moving ''sideways'', at the same rate that the Earth curves away from you, and the Elevator has only gone straight up. Not to mention, they wouldn't start floating just because they got very high, either, as there is plenty of gravity very high up, even as high as the ISS. They ''would'' float once they truly started orbiting.[[/note]].orbiting[[/note]].
23rd Mar '16 5:26:09 AM hullflyer
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* GravitySucks: Inverted. When the Elevator gets "too high", it spontaneously starts orbiting the Earth[[note]]In reality, they would just come straight back down again - "orbit" means you are moving ''sideways'', at the same rate that the Earth curves away from you, and the Elevator has only gone straight up. Not to mention, they wouldn't start floating, either, as there is plenty of gravity very high up, even as high as the ISS[[/note]].

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* GravitySucks: Inverted. When the Elevator gets "too high", it spontaneously starts orbiting the Earth[[note]]In reality, they would just come straight back down again - "orbit" means you are moving ''sideways'', at the same rate that the Earth curves away from you, and the Elevator has only gone straight up. Not to mention, they wouldn't start floating, floating just because they got very high, either, as there is plenty of gravity very high up, even as high as the ISS[[/note]].ISS. They ''would'' float once they truly started orbiting.[[/note]].
23rd Mar '16 5:24:45 AM hullflyer
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* GravitySucks: Inverted. When the Elevator gets "too high", it spontaneously starts orbiting the Earth.

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* GravitySucks: Inverted. When the Elevator gets "too high", it spontaneously starts orbiting the Earth.Earth[[note]]In reality, they would just come straight back down again - "orbit" means you are moving ''sideways'', at the same rate that the Earth curves away from you, and the Elevator has only gone straight up. Not to mention, they wouldn't start floating, either, as there is plenty of gravity very high up, even as high as the ISS[[/note]].
9th Jul '15 4:52:49 PM Sapphirea2
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* ChangingOfTheGuard: Downplayed as Willy Wonka becomes the protagonist, replacing Charlie Bucket, who is downgraded to a {{Sidekick}} role. (Notably, Mr. Wonka is not a PinballProtagonist, but actually does things that affect the plot.) Played straight as the bedridden grandparents take the place of the four bratty kids and their parents as the troublemaking characters who doubt Mr. Wonka.


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* SecondaryCharacterTitle: Although Charlie remains an AudienceSurrogate, he's about as much of a [[PinballProtagonist pinball]] as he was in the first book. Mr. Wonka is the lead.
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