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16th Aug '16 8:00:33 PM PaulA
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* The Imperial Security (ImpSec) HQ in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' was designed by an insane architect (a relative of Mad Emperor Yuri) who created a building so uncomfortable to be in as either prisoner or actual staff of ImpSec that it verged on ''AlienGeometries'' - to a point [[TheSpymaster Simon Illyan]] once offhandedly remarked that he was never so close to immigrating as when he saw the beautiful glass tower that housed Escobar's Investigatif Federale.

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* The Imperial Security (ImpSec) ([=ImpSec=]) HQ in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' was designed by an insane architect (a relative of Mad Emperor Yuri) who created a building so uncomfortable to be in as either prisoner or actual staff of ImpSec [=ImpSec=] that it verged on ''AlienGeometries'' - AlienGeometries -- to a point [[TheSpymaster Simon Illyan]] once offhandedly remarked that he was never so close to immigrating emigrating as when he saw the beautiful glass tower that housed Escobar's Investigatif Federale.
23rd Jul '16 1:49:47 PM Divra
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* Rik The People's Poet from ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' is firmly convinced that he is a left-wing ideologue, TheCasanova and the voice of a generation of kids and punks and skins and rastas. He is spectacularly wrong on all counts. His poetry is howlingly wretched, and believe it or not, is actually ''better'' read than recited.
--> "Pollution! All awound!
--> Sometimes ... up! Sometimes ... down!
--> But always ... awound!
--> Pollution, are you coming to my town ... or am I coming to yours?
-->HA! We're on different buses, pollution ... but we're both using petwol!...BOMBS!!"
1st Jul '16 1:44:21 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/DavidEddings' ''TheTamuli'', the minor antagonist Elron spends most of his free time composing his ridiculously lengthy poem "Ode to Blue" (yes, ''the primary color'') which, according to the protagonist unlucky enough to be forced to hear a part, is the most awful dreck ever allowed to sully a paper. When another character presents him with a starkly poetic (and entirely spontaneous) description of the steel-grey light of a harsh Rendorian dawn, Elron actually flees.
** This is also true of his villainous persona, "Sabre". While Elron/Sabre clearly ''wants'' to be a MagnificentBastard, and may even think he is one, he doesn't actually have the first clue what one is like. The result, rather than being {{Badass}} and intimidating, is such a ClicheStorm that the heroes, upon seeing him for the first time, are utterly amazed he's actually for real.

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* In Creator/DavidEddings' ''TheTamuli'', ''Literature/TheTamuli'', the minor antagonist Elron spends most of his free time composing his ridiculously lengthy poem "Ode to Blue" (yes, ''the primary color'') which, according to the protagonist unlucky enough to be forced to hear a part, is the most awful dreck ever allowed to sully a paper. When another character presents him with a starkly poetic (and entirely spontaneous) description of the steel-grey light of a harsh Rendorian dawn, Elron actually flees.
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flees. This is also true of his villainous persona, "Sabre". While Elron/Sabre clearly ''wants'' to be a MagnificentBastard, and may even think he is one, he doesn't actually have the first clue what one is like. The result, rather than being {{Badass}} and intimidating, is such a ClicheStorm that the heroes, upon seeing him for the first time, are utterly amazed he's actually for real.
15th Jun '16 8:41:38 AM cdrood
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* On ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'', Maya is a very talented artist. Riley, not so much. She pretty much paints purple cats in a style one might get from a kindergarten student.
9th Jun '16 4:31:40 PM Gideoncrawle
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->''"He was so [[TropeNamers giftedly bad]] that he backed unwittingly into genius."''

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->''"He was so [[TropeNamers giftedly bad]] bad that he backed unwittingly into genius."''
8th Jun '16 8:04:11 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', there is Lurbuk, an Orc bard working in the Moorside Inn in Morthal. He is a notably terrible bard who hasn't been kicked out because there are no customers around to complain. However, he is apparently so bad that there is a Dark Brotherhood contract out on him, which you get to fulfill if you are a member.
** If you talk to Nazir about the contract, he states that there were multiple contracts on him, so they had to hold a lottery to see who was able to put their contract.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', there is Lurbuk, an Orc bard working in the Moorside Inn in Morthal. He is a notably terrible bard who hasn't been kicked out only because there are no customers around to complain. However, he is apparently so bad that there is a Dark Brotherhood contract out on him, which you get to fulfill if you are a member.
** If you talk to Nazir about the contract, he states that there were multiple contracts on him, so they had to hold a lottery to see who was able to put their contract.which one would actually be honored.
3rd Jun '16 5:33:54 AM bt8257
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This trope, while appearing fairly often in fiction, seems to be even more common in RealLife (there's even a name for it, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning-Kruger_effect the Dunning-Kruger effect]]).

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This trope, while appearing fairly often in fiction, seems to be even more common in RealLife (there's even a name for it, it: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning-Kruger_effect org/wiki/Dunning–Kruger_effect the Dunning-Kruger Dunning–Kruger effect]]).
3rd May '16 12:35:08 PM TVRulezAgain
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* Trina Vega in ''{{Victorious}}''. How she got to be a student at the Hollywood School of Arts is anybody's guess - she can't sing, she can't dance, she can't act. In fact, there is a second season episode wherein almost all the other main characters [[LampshadeHanging discuss how she could've possibly been accepted in the first place]]. Even one of the teachers who was on the select committee isn't sure...
** A later episode answers the question. All the select committee had to leave for something else and let Sikowitz judge her alone, then he drank spoiled coconut milk and just saw a [[MushroomSamba beautiful perfomance full of colors.]]

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* Trina Vega in ''{{Victorious}}''.''Series/{{Victorious}}''. How she got to be a student at the Hollywood School of Arts is anybody's guess - she can't sing, she can't dance, she can't act. In fact, there is a second season episode wherein almost all the other main characters [[LampshadeHanging discuss how she could've possibly been accepted in the first place]]. Even one of the teachers who was on the select committee isn't sure...
** A later episode answers the question. All the select committee had to leave for something else and let Sikowitz judge her alone, then he drank spoiled coconut milk and just saw a [[MushroomSamba beautiful perfomance performance full of colors.]]
19th Apr '16 10:40:49 AM eroock
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Someone who is '''Giftedly Bad''' is someone, typically an artist, who plies his trade with intense passion, infinite drive, supreme self-confidence, and absolutely no talent whatsoever. If they are actors, they might be melodramatic [[LargeHam hams]]; if they are singers, they might [[DreadfulMusician warble and screech]]; if they are poets, they might be masters of the PainfulRhyme. In general, their work will have what one person associated with the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_Bad_Art Museum of Bad Art]] (an exhibition of this trope in visual media) has called the "'Oh my God' factor": as in, "Oh my God, what do they think they're doing?" They are convinced that they're the best at whatever it is they do, but nobody else agrees. Sometimes they'll think this because their friends compliment them to avoid hurting their feelings, but just as often, they'll be [[CriticalBacklash constantly decried by the critics]]. Their response is inevitably to bury their head in the sand, tell themselves they'll be VindicatedByHistory, maybe fire off a TakeThatCritics or two, and keep on making trash. One possible variation is for them to be people who were once actually good, but became DarthWiki/{{Fallen Creator}}s and haven't quite figured it out yet.

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Someone who is '''Giftedly Bad''' Giftedly Bad is someone, typically an artist, who plies his trade with intense passion, infinite drive, supreme self-confidence, and absolutely no talent whatsoever. If they are actors, they might be melodramatic [[LargeHam hams]]; if they are singers, they might [[DreadfulMusician warble and screech]]; if they are poets, they might be masters of the PainfulRhyme. In general, their work will have what one person associated with the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_Bad_Art Museum of Bad Art]] (an exhibition of this trope in visual media) has called the "'Oh my God' factor": as in, "Oh my God, what do they think they're doing?" They are convinced that they're the best at whatever it is they do, but nobody else agrees. Sometimes they'll think this because their friends compliment them to avoid hurting their feelings, but just as often, they'll be [[CriticalBacklash constantly decried by the critics]]. Their response is inevitably to bury their head in the sand, tell themselves they'll be VindicatedByHistory, maybe fire off a TakeThatCritics or two, and keep on making trash. One possible variation is for them to be people who were once actually good, but became DarthWiki/{{Fallen Creator}}s and haven't quite figured it out yet.
19th Apr '16 10:40:21 AM eroock
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->''He was so [[TropeNamers giftedly bad]] that he backed unwittingly into genius.''
-->--'''Stephen Pile''' on William [=McGonagall=]

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->''He ->''"He was so [[TropeNamers giftedly bad]] that he backed unwittingly into genius.''
-->--'''Stephen
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-->-- '''Stephen
Pile''' on William [=McGonagall=]
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