History Main / Handwave

6th Aug '17 4:18:59 PM VulgarBee
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* Creator/EiichiroOda, maker of ''OnePiece'', is famous for giving very strange explanations when the fans ask him about the show, like saying that Zoro can talk with a sword in his mouth because his heart allows him to. Or that Sanji's leg is perfectly unharmed after being intensely heated because 'his heart burns hotter.' Given that the entire world of ''One Piece'' [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum runs on Nonsensoleum]], these explanations (as ridiculous as they may be) are also literally true. At least sometimes.

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* Creator/EiichiroOda, maker of ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', is famous for giving very strange explanations when the fans ask him about the show, like saying that Zoro can talk with a sword in his mouth because his heart allows him to. Or that Sanji's leg is perfectly unharmed after being intensely heated because 'his heart burns hotter.' Given that the entire world of ''One Piece'' [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum runs on Nonsensoleum]], these explanations (as ridiculous as they may be) are also literally true. At least sometimes.
7th Jul '17 11:31:11 AM trulymadmoves
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'', [=SpongeBob=] is able to drive the Patty Wagon, a CoolCar, despite the fact that he's canonically a terrible driver. When Patrick questions this, [=SpongeBob=] replies, "You don't need a license to drive a sandwich." And that's it, he's inexplicably a BadassDriver for the entire length of time that they have the Patty Wagon in their possession.
14th Jun '17 11:00:56 AM crazysamaritan
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* In Jack Finney's short story "Behind the News", a newspaper man uses a melted-down meteor [[{{Unobtanium}} made of an unknown metal]] to make his news come true (kind of like the [[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]] episode "Printer's Devil"), and when his secretary doesn't understand how it's happening, he gives the following explanation:

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* In Jack Finney's short story "Behind the News", a newspaper man uses a melted-down meteor [[{{Unobtanium}} made of an unknown metal]] to make his news come true (kind of like the [[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]] ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "Printer's Devil"), and when his secretary doesn't understand how it's happening, he gives the following explanation:
25th May '17 5:00:25 PM rva98014
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* In ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', during the song "You're Welcome":
-->'''Maui:''' Well, come to think of it.../ Kid, I could go on and on/ I could explain every natural phenomenon! (handwaves)/ The tide/ The grass/ The ground/ Oh, that was just Maui messing around!
23rd May '17 10:16:49 PM Little_BIG_Head
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*** Speaking of which, when he's not using the psychic paper, Hand Waves are often done in-universe by the Doctor himself when another character/extra is questioning why or how he's somewhere he shouldn't be or doing something they think he shouldn't.

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*** Speaking of which, when he's not using the psychic paper, Hand Waves are often done in-universe by the Doctor himself when another character/extra is questioning why or how he's somewhere he shouldn't be or doing something that they think he shouldn't.
23rd May '17 10:16:08 PM Little_BIG_Head
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*** Speaking of which, when he's not using the psychic paper, Hand Waves are often done in-universe by the Doctor himself when another character/extra is questioning why or how he's somewhere he shouldn't be or doing something they think he shouldn't.
23rd May '17 10:08:20 PM Little_BIG_Head
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But sometimes, it's better to gloss over something trivial and get on with the story. TropesAreTools. When skillfully done, a handwave can make things plausible enough so that the audience achieves a WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. It can also just turn the whole detail and its inexplicability into a joke. Scotch tape may not be strong, it may not be pretty, but it may be much better to have some sort of explanation than to have nothing at all.

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But sometimes, it's better to gloss over something trivial and get on with the story. TropesAreTools. When skillfully done, a handwave can make things plausible enough so that the audience achieves a WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. It can also just turn the whole detail and its inexplicability [[NoodleIncident into a joke.joke]]. Scotch tape may not be strong, it may not be pretty, but it may be much better to have some sort of explanation than to have nothing at all.
21st May '17 9:47:25 AM nombretomado
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* Early ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episodes described the "Terrance and Phillip Show" as a cartoon with crappy animation, though this later evolved into a weirder (but funnier) premise that the show was actually filmed in Canada, where everything actually ''was'' crappy-looking. In the episode "Behind the Blow," which parodied VH1's "Behind the Music", this inconsistency was waved away with a rather convoluted explanation. Apparently, in the South Park world there ''used'' to be a Terrance and Phillip cartoon that was separate from the live-action show, but the cartoon was so popular many people became confused as to whether or not T&P were real people or cartoon characters.

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* Early ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episodes described the "Terrance and Phillip Show" as a cartoon with crappy animation, though this later evolved into a weirder (but funnier) premise that the show was actually filmed in Canada, where everything actually ''was'' crappy-looking. In the episode "Behind the Blow," which parodied VH1's Creator/VH1's "Behind the Music", this inconsistency was waved away with a rather convoluted explanation. Apparently, in the South Park world there ''used'' to be a Terrance and Phillip cartoon that was separate from the live-action show, but the cartoon was so popular many people became confused as to whether or not T&P were real people or cartoon characters.
8th May '17 9:38:31 PM billybobfred
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'''Pit:''' How'd you build a parking lot without hands?\\

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'''Pit:''' [[VoodooShark How'd you build a parking lot without hands?\\hands?]]\\
26th Apr '17 12:16:02 PM jharrison3051
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-->'''Sidney''': [[spoiler:Lose 60 pounds and a lot of work done.]]

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-->'''Sidney''': [[spoiler:Lose [[spoiler:Yeah, this is 60 pounds and a lot of work done.later.]]
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