History Literature / ThePrincessBride

21st Oct '17 11:12:22 PM Sadsharks
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'''''[[TagLine A Hot Fairy-Tale]]'''''

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''"As a matter of fact, everything Morgenstern wrote is historically accurate; read any decent book on Florinese history."''
19th Jul '17 2:23:59 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Interestingly enough, there ''was'' a period of time that could be said to be "after America" and "before Europe"; specifically, the 1500s, between the discovery of the Americas, and the Thirty Years War (which started in 1618), which so redefined the terms of the relations of states that it has been claimed to be the beginning of "Modern European History".

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** Interestingly enough, there ''was'' a period of time that could be said to be "after America" and "before Europe"; specifically, the 1500s, between the discovery of the Americas, and the Thirty Years War (which started in 1618), which so redefined the terms of the relations of states that it has been claimed to be the beginning of "Modern European History". Although even if we accept this, the fact that Australia wasn't colonised by the British (and thus the convicts) until 1788 still throws a spanner into the timeline.
8th Jul '17 4:34:12 AM Luc
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** Interestingly enough, there ''was'' a period of time that could be said to be "after America" and "before Europe"; specifically, the 1500s, between the discovery of the Americas, and the Thirty Years War (which started in 1618), which so redefined the terms of the relations of states that it has been claimed to be the beginning of "Modern European History".
17th Jun '17 7:40:37 AM thewhitefairy
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* HonoraryPrincess: Some people complained when Buttercup got engaged to Humperdinck, saying that only a Princess can get engaged to a Prince. So the court made her Princess of Hammersmith. Hammersmith is just a little lump of land at the back of the kingdom. Utterly pointless, it's unlikely she set foot in the place at any point.
14th Jun '17 1:20:47 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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::Subverted, in that she never ''does'' get eaten by sharks.

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::Subverted, :::Subverted, in that she never ''does'' get eaten by sharks.
14th Jun '17 1:06:49 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AffectionateNickname: Humperdinck calls Queen Bella "Evil Stepmother," or E.S. for short, because the only stepmothers he knew where the evil ones from fairy tales. And yes, it ''is'' an affectionate nickname; he's quite fond of her.

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* AffectionateNickname: Humperdinck calls Queen Bella "Evil Stepmother," or E.S. for short, because the only stepmothers he knew where the [[WickedStepmother evil ones ones]] from fairy tales. And yes, it ''is'' an affectionate nickname; he's quite fond of her.


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* BatOutOfHell: The Zoo of Death has King Bats, which are "[[TyphoidMary healthy carriers]]" of rabies. Fezzik is [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes terrified of them]], and justifiably so.


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* SpidersAreScary: In the Zoo of Death, there's a decoy door to the bottom level with a green handle. Said handle is the home of a green-speckled recluse, one of the most deadly spiders on Earth. That way, if an intruder comes in with the intent of freeing one of Humperdinck's prisoners, they'll suffer a fatal bite. [[spoiler:It ends up being [[{{anticlimax}} killed without ceremony]] when an impatient Fezzik breaks down the door and Inigo unknowingly steps on the startled spider]].
** Another dangerous spider in the Zoo of death is the Shrieking Tarantula, although it's only briefly mentioned by the narration.
16th May '17 1:56:22 AM PaulA
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A 1973 book by WilliamGoldman, ''The Princess Bride'' is about the trials of true love in the Renaissance European nation of Florin. The story stars Buttercup, a simple yet incredibly beautiful farmgirl, and Westley, the farmhand she enjoys ordering around. Although they realize that they share the incredibly rare thing called "true love", fate conspires to keep them apart, as Westley is lost at sea.

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A 1973 book by WilliamGoldman, Creator/WilliamGoldman, ''The Princess Bride'' is about the trials of true love in the Renaissance European nation of Florin. The story stars Buttercup, a simple yet incredibly beautiful farmgirl, and Westley, the farmhand she enjoys ordering around. Although they realize that they share the incredibly rare thing called "true love", fate conspires to keep them apart, as Westley is lost at sea.
18th Apr '17 4:25:39 AM Bissek
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* DisproportionateRetribution: It's implied that Humperdinck's main motive for wanting a war with Guilder is outrage that Guilder would offer him a bald princess as a bride.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: It's implied that Humperdinck's main motive for wanting a war with Guilder is outrage that Guilder would offer him a bald princess as a bride.bride (nevermind that it was Florin that sought the marriage with Guilder and not the other way around).



* HairstyleMalfunction: A potential bride for Humperdinck visits, bringing along her hugely famous collection of hats. Unfortunately for her, a high breeze blows through the dining hall while she's there and her hat comes off to reveal her (heretofore hidden) baldness. Humperdinck decides to go to war with her country for no other reason than his embarrassment and outrage at being offered a bald princess.

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* HairstyleMalfunction: A potential bride for Humperdinck visits, bringing along her hugely famous collection of hats. Unfortunately for her, a high breeze blows through the dining hall while she's there and her hat comes off to reveal her (heretofore hidden) baldness. Humperdinck decides to go to war with her country for no other reason than his embarrassment and outrage at being offered a bald princess.princess (despite the fact that the princess visited to be examined as a potential bride on his invitation).
16th Apr '17 3:38:16 AM dvorak
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* [[ViewersAreGeniuses ReadersAreGeniuses]]: Invoked. The original text (which doesn't exist) was a political satire that required the reader to have several university degrees to find funny instead of boring. This is the fun parts boiled out of that.

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* [[ViewersAreGeniuses ReadersAreGeniuses]]: Readers Are Geniuses]]: Invoked. The original text (which doesn't exist) was a political satire that required the reader to have several university degrees to find funny instead of boring. This is the fun parts boiled out of that.
16th Apr '17 3:33:19 AM dvorak
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* [[ViewersAreGeniuses ReadersAreGeniuses]]: Invoked. The original text (which doesn't exist) was a political satire that required the reader to have several university degrees to find funny instead of boring. This is the fun parts boiled out of that.
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