History Literature / OfSnailSlime

30th Apr '16 5:22:32 PM nombretomado
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* CaptainErsatz: A strange example. {{Superman}}, ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} and CaptainPlanet show up at one point as part of the Justice League, but due to fear of lawsuits, they are referred to as Cuperman, Apuaman, Captain Quanet, and the Justice League of Amerika. Additionally, a quick ShoutOut to ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' in the form of Jolly William.

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* CaptainErsatz: A strange example. {{Superman}}, ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} and CaptainPlanet WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}} show up at one point as part of the Justice League, but due to fear of lawsuits, they are referred to as Cuperman, Apuaman, Captain Quanet, and the Justice League of Amerika. Additionally, a quick ShoutOut to ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' in the form of Jolly William.
28th Mar '15 7:58:54 PM nombretomado
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* CaptainErsatz: A strange example. {{Superman}}, ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} and CaptainPlanet show up at one point as part of the Justice League, but due to fear of lawsuits, they are referred to as Cuperman, Apuaman, Captain Quanet, and the Justice League of Amerika. Additionally, a quick ShoutOut to ''FamilyGuy'' in the form of Jolly William.

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* CaptainErsatz: A strange example. {{Superman}}, ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} and CaptainPlanet show up at one point as part of the Justice League, but due to fear of lawsuits, they are referred to as Cuperman, Apuaman, Captain Quanet, and the Justice League of Amerika. Additionally, a quick ShoutOut to ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' in the form of Jolly William.
28th Nov '13 11:57:52 PM MacronNotes
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* EverythingsBetterWithChocolate: The Chocolate Alien Emperor, who wishes to turn the entire planet into chocolate for the purpose of conquering it.
6th Apr '12 11:38:57 PM nombretomado
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* CaptainErsatz: A strange example. {{Superman}}, {{Aquaman}} and CaptainPlanet show up at one point as part of the Justice League, but due to fear of lawsuits, they are referred to as Cuperman, Apuaman, Captain Quanet, and the Justice League of Amerika. Additionally, a quick ShoutOut to ''FamilyGuy'' in the form of Jolly William.

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* CaptainErsatz: A strange example. {{Superman}}, {{Aquaman}} ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} and CaptainPlanet show up at one point as part of the Justice League, but due to fear of lawsuits, they are referred to as Cuperman, Apuaman, Captain Quanet, and the Justice League of Amerika. Additionally, a quick ShoutOut to ''FamilyGuy'' in the form of Jolly William.
14th Jan '12 5:07:04 PM Gargus
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* CrapsackWorld: Even though it's never explicitly defined, any world where inventions of death are showcased in competitions, standard operation for government agents is breaking and entering, and ancient greek deities run amok has to be an example.


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* ThereWasADoor: As the agents of the United States government so aptly put it: "Doors are for dorks."
** [[AncientConspiracy Which is why they made the two words sound similar.]]
14th Jan '12 4:58:08 PM Gargus
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* TheYoshi: Sparky, The Giant Cricket. Only appears exclusively for Patrick to ride.
6th Dec '11 6:26:04 PM Gargus
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* MartyStu: Wrestling Matt is explicitly described as one of these, referencing TV Tropes and the Trope Pantheon in the process. Due to the WorfEffect, however...
15th Nov '11 6:48:45 PM Quanyails
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** The titular snails, quite often. In high-pitched, squeaky voices, nonetheless.

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** The titular snails, quite often. In high-pitched, squeaky voices, nonetheless.
14th Nov '11 9:40:06 PM Camacan
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Of Snail Slime is a 2011 humor novel by Gilbert and Patrick Hays. It follows the two brothers' romp throughout a random (or connected, it's hard to say) series of events wherein they encounter, among other things, several [[CaptainErsatz Captain Ersatzes]], teleporting hands, chocolate aliens, and [[TalkingAnimal a group of talking snails]].

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Of ''Of Snail Slime Slime'' is a 2011 humor novel by Gilbert and Patrick Hays. It follows the two brothers' romp throughout a random (or connected, it's hard to say) series of events wherein they encounter, among other things, several [[CaptainErsatz Captain Ersatzes]], teleporting hands, chocolate aliens, and [[TalkingAnimal a group of talking snails]].







!!Of Snail Slime contains examples of:

* {{A Day in the Limelight}}: Though the two brothers share main character status, Patrick gets his own chapter during [[spoiler:Earth's choclofication]], wherein he travels to Cricket Mountain to converse with the Cricket Elders.
* {{Adults Are Useless}}: The brothers' parents receive a customary mention at one point, but never actually appear.
* {{TheAhnold}}: The trope namer shows up as one of the judges at the Inventacon.
* {{Amusing Injuries}}: Due to his status as a tumor, Gilbert is capable of shrugging of complete bodily destruction, and laughing about it.
* {{Author Avatar}}: The main characters, nonetheless, cast as an idiot tumor and megalomaniac genius respectively.
* {{Barack Obama}}: Appears briefly on vacation before being threatened and juggled. Later shows up again to be possessed by the Chocolate Alien Emperor.
* {{Big Bad}}: [[spoiler:Kronos]]
* {{Big Damn Heroes}}: Quoted right before Gilbert, Patrick, and several supporting characters go to fight the Chocolate Alien Emperor in Washington DC.
* {{Big Lipped Alligator Moment}}: Though there's a good argument for saying the book is made up of them, the Slugs come in right out of nowhere in the middle of a chapter, are quickly killed, and are never mentioned again.
* {{BigRedButton}}: Beep, a small red button, and Gilbert's creation for Inventacon. Though it's designed to damage the enemy by dropping large things on their head, it more prefers to attack the person pushing it instead. Or rather, Gilbert specifically.
* {{Black Comedy}}: To say the least.
* {{Broken Record}}: The Snails become this on several occasions, mainly due to being awestruck at a compliment given to them.
* {{Brown Note}}: The short film Everything That Ever Was, documenting {{Exactly What It Says on the Tin}} in less than a second. It's supposed to drive men mad, but when used on Patrick and Gilbert, it turns out the former is too smart and the latter too dumb to be effected.
** The film it was supposed to precede, Everything That Ever Wasn't, turned out to be such a Brown Note that is completely destroyed itself, and everyone who ever saw it.
* {{Captain Ersatz}}: A strange example. {{Superman}}, {{Aquaman}} and {{Captain Planet}} show up at one point as part of the Justice League, but due to fear of lawsuits, they are referred to as Cuperman, Apuaman, Captain Quanet, and the Justice League of Amerika.
** Additionally, a quick {{Shout Out}} to {{Family Guy}} in the form of Jolly William.
* {{Cardboard Prison}}: Though it does a good job at holding [[spoiler:Kronos]], the Happy Valley Nuthouse is described as such.
* {{Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys}}: Brought up at one point for the purpose of making fun of their military history and habit of eating snails.
* {{Child Prodigy}}: Given his age of 11, Patrick may very well be this. Gilbert, on the other hand...
* {{Comically Missing the Point}}: Gilbert on several occasions.
* {{Cloud Cuckoo Lander}}: A good spread of them, but especially Gilbert, whose primary focus during [[spoiler:Earth's choclofication]] is the status of his pickle collection.
* {{Clumsy Copyright Censorship}}: See {{Captain Ersatz}}. Done without the respective character owners even complaining.
* {{Crosses the Line Twice}}: Sharpened to a refined point.
* {{The Dragon}}: The Chocolate Alien Emperor winds up being one to [[spoiler:Kronos]]
* {{EverythingsBetterWithChocolate}}: The Chocolate Alien Emperor, who wishes to turn the entire planet into chocolate for the purpose of conquering it.
* {{Good Thing You Can Heal}}: A rather bizarre example of this trope; Gilbert is capable of healing from any injury because he is a walking tumor. There's no good logical explanation given for this; it just is.
* {{Lampshade Hanging}}: Too many examples to list.
* {{Mad Scientist Laboratory}}: Two of them, one for Gilbert and one for Patrick. Gilbert's, while serviceable, is shown to pale in comparison to the majesty of Patrick's... which we never see.
* {{Makes Just as Much Sense in Context}}: ...yeah.
* {{Marty Stu}}: Wrestling Matt is explicitly described as trying to become the Trope Pantheon God of these. Due to the {{Worf Effect}}, however...
* {{Oh Crap}}: The brothers' reaction to [[spoiler:Kronos]] showing up. Billed as the only seriously bad word in the book.
* {{Overly Long Gag}}: "We fell for a very very very very very very very very very very..."
* {{Self-Deprecation}}: The narration and dialog repeatedly make clear how stupid they think the story is. A general air of not caring surrounds all of this.
** Also, [[spoiler:Patrick's inserted, exceptionally negative review of the book at the very end.]]
* {{Super Strength}}: Wrestling Matt's entire gig. Not that it helps him much, though.
* {{The Swarm}}: [[spoiler:The Sharks, a group of tiny sharks who can swim through air and eat almost anything.]] Excepting soy milk, of course.
* {{Talking Animal}}: The titular snails, quite often. In high-pitched, squeaky voices, nonetheless.
** Additionally, the Hays brother's cats and dogs, who appear a few times, mostly for fight sequences.
* {{The Unintelligible}}: Though he speaks very simply sometimes, Wrestling Matt is basically this.
* {{The Unreveal}}: As noted above, we never quite see Patrick's laboratory. Gilbert comes close, but winds up having his eyes repeatedly gouged out before he gets a good look.
* {{The Voiceless}}: Both the Slugs and the Atheists in the attic, who communicate through notes attached to bricks and sequentially arranged darts respectively.
* {{Worf Effect}}: Wrestling Matt, despite being described as one of the strongest beings in the universe, only succeeds in one fight against a small band of government agents. When he tries to fight the Chocolate Alien Emperor and [[spoiler:Kronos]], he falls rather quickly.

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\n!!Of !!''Of Snail Slime Slime'' contains examples of:

of:
* {{A Day in the Limelight}}: ADayInTheLimelight: Though the two brothers share main character status, Patrick gets his own chapter during [[spoiler:Earth's choclofication]], wherein he travels to Cricket Mountain to converse with the Cricket Elders.
* {{Adults Are Useless}}: AdultsAreUseless: The brothers' parents receive a customary mention at one point, but never actually appear.
* {{TheAhnold}}: TheAhnold: The trope namer shows up as one of the judges at the Inventacon.
* {{Amusing Injuries}}: AmusingInjuries: Due to his status as a tumor, Gilbert is capable of shrugging of complete bodily destruction, and laughing about it.
* {{Author Avatar}}: AuthorAvatar: The main characters, nonetheless, cast as an idiot tumor and megalomaniac genius respectively.
* {{Barack Obama}}: Appears briefly on vacation before being threatened and juggled. Later shows up again to be possessed by the Chocolate Alien Emperor.
BigBad: [[spoiler:Kronos.]]
* {{Big Bad}}: [[spoiler:Kronos]]
* {{Big Damn Heroes}}:
BigDamnHeroes: Quoted right before Gilbert, Patrick, and several supporting characters go to fight the Chocolate Alien Emperor in Washington DC.
* {{Big Lipped Alligator Moment}}: Though there's a good argument for saying the book is made up of them, the Slugs come in right out of nowhere in the middle of a chapter, are quickly killed, and are never mentioned again.
* {{BigRedButton}}:
BigRedButton: Beep, a small red button, and Gilbert's creation for Inventacon. Though it's designed to damage the enemy by dropping large things on their head, it more prefers to attack the person pushing it instead. Or rather, Gilbert specifically.
* {{Black Comedy}}: BlackComedy: To say the least.
* {{Broken Record}}: BrokenRecord: The Snails become this on several occasions, mainly due to being awestruck at a compliment given to them.
* {{Brown Note}}: BrownNote: The short film Everything ''Everything That Ever Was, Was'', documenting {{Exactly What It Says on the Tin}} ExactlyWhatItSaysontheTin in less than a second. It's supposed to drive men mad, but when used on Patrick and Gilbert, it turns out the former is too smart and the latter too dumb to be effected.
**
effected. The film it was supposed to precede, Everything ''Everything That Ever Wasn't, Wasn't'', turned out to be such a Brown Note that is completely destroyed itself, and everyone who ever saw it.
* {{Captain Ersatz}}: CaptainErsatz: A strange example. {{Superman}}, {{Aquaman}} and {{Captain Planet}} CaptainPlanet show up at one point as part of the Justice League, but due to fear of lawsuits, they are referred to as Cuperman, Apuaman, Captain Quanet, and the Justice League of Amerika.
**
Amerika. Additionally, a quick {{Shout Out}} ShoutOut to {{Family Guy}} ''FamilyGuy'' in the form of Jolly William.
* {{Cardboard Prison}}: CardboardPrison: Though it does a good job at holding [[spoiler:Kronos]], the Happy Valley Nuthouse is described as such.
* {{Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys}}: CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: Brought up at one point for the purpose of making fun of their military history and habit of eating snails.
* {{Child Prodigy}}: ChildProdigy: Given his age of 11, eleven, Patrick may very well be this. Gilbert, on the other hand...
* {{Comically Missing the Point}}: ComicallyMissingThePoint: Gilbert on several occasions.
* {{Cloud Cuckoo Lander}}: CloudCuckooLander: A good spread of them, but especially Gilbert, whose primary focus during [[spoiler:Earth's choclofication]] is the status of his pickle collection.
* {{Clumsy Copyright Censorship}}: ClumsyCopyrightCensorship: See {{Captain Ersatz}}.CaptainErsatz. Done without the respective character owners even complaining.
* {{Crosses the Line Twice}}: Sharpened to a refined point.
* {{The Dragon}}:
TheDragon: The Chocolate Alien Emperor winds up being one to [[spoiler:Kronos]]
* {{EverythingsBetterWithChocolate}}: EverythingsBetterWithChocolate: The Chocolate Alien Emperor, who wishes to turn the entire planet into chocolate for the purpose of conquering it.
* {{Good Thing You Can Heal}}: GoodThingYouCanHeal: A rather bizarre example of this trope; Gilbert is capable of healing from any injury because he is a walking tumor. There's no good logical explanation given for this; it just is.
* {{Lampshade Hanging}}: Too many examples to list.
* {{Mad Scientist Laboratory}}:
MadScientistLaboratory: Two of them, one for Gilbert and one for Patrick. Gilbert's, while serviceable, is shown to pale in comparison to the majesty of Patrick's... which we never see.
* {{Makes Just as Much Sense in Context}}: ...yeah.
* {{Marty Stu}}: Wrestling Matt is explicitly described as trying to become the Trope Pantheon God of these. Due to the {{Worf Effect}}, however...
* {{Oh Crap}}:
OhCrap: The brothers' reaction to [[spoiler:Kronos]] showing up. Billed as the only seriously bad word in the book.
* {{Overly Long Gag}}: "We OverlyLongGag:
-->"We
fell for a very very very very very very very very very very..."
* {{Self-Deprecation}}: SelfDeprecation: The narration and dialog repeatedly make clear how stupid they think the story is. A general air of not caring surrounds all of this.
**
this. Also, [[spoiler:Patrick's inserted, exceptionally negative review of the book at the very end.]]
* {{Super Strength}}: SuperStrength: Wrestling Matt's entire gig. Not that it helps him much, though.
* {{The Swarm}}: TheSwarm: [[spoiler:The Sharks, a group of tiny sharks who can swim through air and eat almost anything.]] Excepting soy milk, of course.
milk.
* {{Talking Animal}}: TalkingAnimal:
**
The titular snails, quite often. In high-pitched, squeaky voices, nonetheless.
** Additionally, the The Hays brother's cats and dogs, who appear a few times, mostly for fight sequences.
* {{The Unintelligible}}: TheUnintelligible: Though he speaks very simply sometimes, Wrestling Matt is basically this.
* {{The Unreveal}}: TheUnreveal: As noted above, we never quite see Patrick's laboratory. Gilbert comes close, but winds up having his eyes repeatedly gouged out before he gets a good look.
* {{The Voiceless}}: TheVoiceless: Both the Slugs and the Atheists in the attic, who communicate through notes attached to bricks and sequentially arranged darts respectively.
* {{Worf Effect}}: WorfEffect: Wrestling Matt, despite being described as one of the strongest beings in the universe, only succeeds in one fight against a small band of government agents. When he tries to fight the Chocolate Alien Emperor and [[spoiler:Kronos]], he falls rather quickly.
quickly.



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13th Nov '11 7:45:32 PM Gargus
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* {{Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys}}: Brought up at one point for the purpose of making fun of their military history and habit of eating snails.
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