History Main / BrownNote

16th Nov '17 3:02:39 PM SnowHesher
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In the Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story ''Literature/TheFrostGiantsDaughter'', Conan encounters a supernatural being named Attali who inhabits the form of a stunningly beautiful young woman who wears nothing but a whisp of gossimer around her perfect form. Mortal men who look upon her are driven temporarily insane with lust and will pursue her relentlessly, allowing her to lead them into an ambush by her brothers.
13th Nov '17 3:21:12 PM BKelly95
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* According to Chromeo's video for "When The Night Falls", their music apparently has the ability to [[ExpressDelivery instantly make women nine months pregnant]].



** In some versions of the story "the authorities" banned the song for its allegedly triggering qualities.



* According to UrbanLegend, the original Hungarian language-version of "[[http://www.snopes.com/music/songs/gloomy.asp Gloomy Sunday]]" was linked to a (varying) number of suicides. In some versions of the story "the authorities" banned the song for its allegedly triggering qualities.
10th Nov '17 6:56:29 AM dmeagher13
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* For people with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trypophobia Trypophobia]], looking at irregular patterns of irregularly shaped holes, which can cause discomfort, anxiety or even panic. While psychologists debate whether or not it's a real phobia, most agree that the patterns resemble sources of danger such as infected wounds or insect hives, and that our aversion to them is probably our instincts kicking in to get us away those things.
8th Nov '17 4:50:55 PM Trueman001
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** A more humane alternative, used in some places, is to play classical music. The idea is that many teenagers hate this and will avoid the area, whereas those who don't hate it will be calmed by it.
7th Nov '17 9:12:16 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Palahniuk also included a box in ''Literature/{{Haunted 2005}}'' with an eyepiece. Looking inside had some horrible effects such as madness and consequent suicide.

to:

* Palahniuk also included a box in ''Literature/{{Haunted 2005}}'' ''Literature/{{Haunted}}'' with an eyepiece. Looking inside had some horrible effects such as madness and consequent suicide.



* The short story ''Guts'' from the larger book ''Literature/{{Haunted 2005}}'' by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk has been known to have this effect in real life. According to Wiki/ThatOtherWiki, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haunted_(Palahniuk_novel)#.22Guts.22 more than sixty people have fainted]] while Palahniuk was doing readings. Palahniuk himself talks about it [[http://www.randomhouse.com/doubleday/palahniuk/haunted/html/haunted_aboutAuthor.html here]]. Note: he doesn't consider ''Guts'' to be worst, most horrifying, or darkest part of ''Haunted''. In fact, ''Guts'' is the first of a book of often horrifying and/or {{squick}}y short stories.

to:

* The short story ''Guts'' from the larger book ''Literature/{{Haunted 2005}}'' ''Literature/{{Haunted}}'' by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk has been known to have this effect in real life. According to Wiki/ThatOtherWiki, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haunted_(Palahniuk_novel)#.22Guts.22 more than sixty people have fainted]] while Palahniuk was doing readings. Palahniuk himself talks about it [[http://www.randomhouse.com/doubleday/palahniuk/haunted/html/haunted_aboutAuthor.html here]]. Note: he doesn't consider ''Guts'' to be worst, most horrifying, or darkest part of ''Haunted''. In fact, ''Guts'' is the first of a book of often horrifying and/or {{squick}}y short stories.
6th Nov '17 8:23:34 PM Monolaf317
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the first episode of ''Kuai Le Xin Xin'', whistling causes a PottyEmergency. It's {{Justified}}, [[TruthInTelevision because many Chinese parents potty-train their kids by whistling.]]

to:

* In the first episode of ''Kuai Le Xin Xin'', whistling causes a PottyEmergency.PottyEmergency; and, if they're asleep, [[EmbarrassingDampSheets bedwetting]]. It's {{Justified}}, [[TruthInTelevision because many Chinese parents potty-train their kids by whistling.]]
5th Nov '17 9:00:55 AM Trueman001
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In "By His Bootstraps" by Creator/RobertAHeinlein, the protagonist gets one brief glimpse of the aliens who ruled Earth in a bygone age, and is so badly shaken by it that he thereafter appears to have aged considerably.
1st Nov '17 8:47:58 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Creator/AndreNorton's novel ''Lord of Thunder'' mentioned that subsonic noise could be used to control animals or drive them into madness.

to:

* Creator/AndreNorton's novel ''Lord of Thunder'' ''Literature/LordOfThunder'' mentioned that subsonic noise could be used to control animals or drive them into madness.
1st Nov '17 5:17:59 PM darkemyst
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets''
** Passing references to books that burn out the reader's eyeballs. And also books that can't physically be put down -- readers are cursed to go around reading those books for the rest of their lives.
** A more harmless example is the occasionally-mentioned ''Sonnets of a Sorcerer'', which makes you speak in limericks for the rest of your life.
** The big threat of the book is a basilisk -- a gigantic one, at that.
** The legend of the Mandrake (see below). The students have to wear hearing protection when pulling them out of the ground. Immature mandrakes just cause fainting. One can even tell their level of maturity by what they do--when they start trying to move into each other's pots, they're mature. The movie adaptation {{subverted}} it, though: when Neville passed out while handling the mandrakes Professor Sprout assumes he didn't have his earmuffs on all the way, but Seamus checks and says he just fainted on his own.

to:

* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
**
''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets''
** *** Passing references to books that burn out the reader's eyeballs. And also books that can't physically be put down -- readers are cursed to go around reading those books for the rest of their lives.
** *** A more harmless example is the occasionally-mentioned ''Sonnets of a Sorcerer'', which makes you speak in limericks for the rest of your life.
** *** The big threat of the book is a basilisk -- a gigantic one, at that.
** *** The legend of the Mandrake (see below). The students have to wear hearing protection when pulling them out of the ground. Immature mandrakes just cause fainting. One can even tell their level of maturity by what they do--when they start trying to move into each other's pots, they're mature. The movie adaptation {{subverted}} it, though: when Neville passed out while handling the mandrakes Professor Sprout assumes he didn't have his earmuffs on all the way, but Seamus checks and says he just fainted on his own.


Added DiffLines:

** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' the tentacled flying brains that attack Ron do more than just physical damage, ''"There were still deep welts on his forearms where the brain’s tentacles has wrapped around him. According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scarring than almost anything else, though since she started applying copious amounts of Dr. Ubbly’s Oblivious Unction, there seemed to be some improvement."''
1st Nov '17 11:41:58 AM DarkPhoenix94
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Sean Cassidy's powers are upgraded from simply 'screaming at people' and 'improbably flying', to a number of other sound related applications. One of these is being able to hit the resonant frequency of various kinds of woods, the point at which they shatter. Wand woods, to be specific. If that didn't make him dangerous enough, chapter 70 reveals that he can also hit the resonant frequency of ''[[BodyHorror bone]]''.
This list shows the last 10 events of 615. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.BrownNote