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19th Jul '16 1:28:56 AM shokoshu
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* "Les Mémoires de Zeus" by Maurice Druon naturally has this in spades. Especially clever is the overly long love night of Zeus and Mnemosyne: Each Muse character comes out due to the mood the pair just was in. The author needs [[IncrediblyLamePun epic]] handwaving to get everything in an unforced order, but he succeeds in letting everything look perfectly logical.
6th Jul '16 4:57:04 AM HeraldAlberich
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* In Patrick Rothfuss' ''TheWiseMansFear'', Elodin asks the main character Kvothe during his exams. "Where does the moon go when it is not in the sky?" It was the one question he genuinely did not know. Cue several chapters later, a companion of his tells a childhood story explaining how a young boy [[IKnowYourTrueName learned the moon's name]] and trapped part of the name in a box. Later events show that the JustSoStory is ''essentially true'' (except it was a Master Namer, not a boy, and the "box" was actually AnotherDimension where TheFairFolk live).

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* In Patrick Rothfuss' ''TheWiseMansFear'', ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'', Elodin asks the main character Kvothe during his exams. "Where does the moon go when it is not in the sky?" It was the one question he genuinely did not know. Cue several chapters later, a companion of his tells a childhood story explaining how a young boy [[IKnowYourTrueName learned the moon's name]] and trapped part of the name in a box. Later events show that the JustSoStory is ''essentially true'' (except it was a Master Namer, not a boy, and the "box" was actually AnotherDimension where TheFairFolk live).



* Florence Page Jacques's story, "Why Holly Berries are Red" has the, then white, berries going sledding on the leaves of the bush. The berries became red from the cold and the leaves became bent and curled from the frequent crashes/

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* Florence Page Jacques's story, "Why Holly Berries are Red" has the, then white, berries going the berries--then white--going sledding on the leaves of the bush. The berries became red from the cold and the leaves became bent and curled from the frequent crashes/crashes.
* The first chapter of ''Literature/StarWarsKenobi'' opens with the Tusken Raider story of how the younger of Tatooine's BinarySuns committed a transgression, "showing his true face"--anathema to a people that always goes masked. The older star tried to kill the younger, but failed, and now the younger sun continuously pursues the older across the sky, and in their anger the suns scorched the planet into a desert forevermore. The actions of the two suns inform the Sand People's philosophies.
16th Jun '16 10:29:32 PM Kartoonkid95
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* Similar to ''Family Guy'', an episode of ''Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of'' did a story which told of how the term "beaver" became a nickname for a vagina when some forest animals used the word "vagina" to refer to a {{jerkass}} beaver that had been desecrating their homes.

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* Similar to ''Family Guy'', an episode of ''Seth MacFarlane's ''Creator/SethMacFarlane's Cavalcade of'' of Cartoon Comedy'' did a story which told of how the term "beaver" became a nickname for a vagina when some forest animals used the word "vagina" to refer to a {{jerkass}} beaver that had been desecrating their homes.
16th Jun '16 10:29:14 PM Kartoonkid95
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* Similar to ''Family Guy'', an episode of ''Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of'' did a story which told of how the term "beaver" became a nickname for a vagina when some forest animals used the word "vagina" to refer to a {{jerkass}} beaver that had been desecrating their homes.
-->'''Narrator:''' Join me next week, when I'll tell you how the bear became synonymous with the chubby homosexual.
27th Apr '16 10:28:50 AM ElodieHiras
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* One day, God created the human, the donkey, the monkey and the dog. He told the donkey "You will spend 60 years plowing the fields and working your ass off to feed your family". The donkey replied "60 years doing that is too long, 20 is enough." And God agreed. He then told the monkey "you will live 30 years to act like an imbecile to amuse the children". The monkey replied 30 years doing that? That'll get boring after a while, so 20 is okay for me.". And God agreed. Then He told the dog "You will spend 30 years guarding a territory and barking at everything that approaches.". The dog replied "30 years? That will be too long. 20 is enough for me.". And God agreed. Then God told the human "You will live 20 years and have fun, eat good food, have sex and so on." And the human replied "Hold on. The Donkey gave up 40 years, the monkey 10 and the dog another 10. I want them." And God agreed. This is why humans spend the 20 first years of their lives as pampered children, the next 40 years of their lives working hard to provide for their families, the next 10 years acting like an imbecile to amuse their grandchildren and their last 10 years of life [[GetOffMyLawn barking at everything that approaches their home]].

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* One day, God created the human, the donkey, the monkey and the dog. He told the donkey "You will spend 60 years plowing the fields and working your ass off to feed your family". The donkey replied "60 years doing that is too long, 20 is enough." And God agreed. He then told the monkey "you will live 30 years to act like an imbecile to amuse the children". The monkey replied 30 years doing that? That'll get boring after a while, so 20 is okay for me.". And God agreed. Then He told the dog "You will spend 30 years guarding a territory and barking at everything that approaches.". The dog replied "30 years? That will be too long. 20 is enough for me.". And God agreed. Then God told the human "You will live 20 years and have fun, eat good food, have sex and so on." And the human replied "Hold on. The Donkey gave up 40 years, the monkey 10 and the dog another 10. I want them." And God agreed. This is why humans spend the 20 first years of their lives as pampered children, the next 40 years of their lives working hard to provide for their families, the next 10 years acting like an imbecile to amuse their grandchildren and their last 10 years of life [[GetOffMyLawn barking at everything that approaches their home]].
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27th Apr '16 10:27:04 AM ElodieHiras
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* One day, God created the human, the donkey, the monkey and the dog. He told the donkey "You will spend 60 years plowing the fields and working your ass off to feed your family". The donkey replied "60 years doing that is too long, 20 is enough." And God agreed. He then told the monkey "you will live 30 years to act like an imbecile to amuse the children". The monkey replied 30 years doing that? That'll get boring after a while, so 20 is okay for me.". And God agreed. Then He told the dog "You will spend 30 years guarding a territory and barking at everything that approaches.". The dog replied "30 years? That will be too long. 20 is enough for me.". And God agreed. Then God told the human "You will live 20 years and have fun, eat good food, have sex and so on." And the human replied "Hold on. The Donkey gave up 40 years, the monkey 10 and the dog another 10. I want them." And God agreed. This is why humans spend the 20 first years of their lives as pampered children, the next 40 years of their lives working hard to provide for their families, the next 10 years acting like an imbecile to amuse their grandchildren and their last 10 years of life [[GetOffMyLawn barking at everything that approaches their home]].

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19th Apr '16 12:20:17 AM Pichu-kun
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* The somewhat racist PeterPan song "What Made The Red Man Red" explains that so-called 'Red Indians' are red because one of them blushed when he was kissed, and [[LamarckWasRight they've all been red ever since]].

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* The somewhat racist PeterPan ''Disney/PeterPan'' song "What Made The Red Man Red" explains that so-called 'Red Indians' are red because one of them blushed when he was kissed, and [[LamarckWasRight they've all been red ever since]].















* ''WatershipDown'' includes a generous helping of rabbit mythology. The creation tale has the sun, Frith, make all the animals, only they're all the same and all eat grass. The rabbit, El-ahrairah (Elil Hrair Rah - "Prince with a Thousand Enemies," obviously not his name at the time), began making babies so abundantly that they ate most of the grass, leaving the other animals hungry. They complained to Frith, so Frith blessed them with teeth and claws that made them into the creatures they are today. Many of these changed creatures had a hankering for rabbit meat, and when El-ahrairah heard of it, he began to dig a hole in which to hide. Frith moseyed on up to the burrow and there is the following basic exchange:

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* ''WatershipDown'' ''Literature/WatershipDown'' includes a generous helping of rabbit mythology. The creation tale has the sun, Frith, make all the animals, only they're all the same and all eat grass. The rabbit, El-ahrairah (Elil Hrair Rah - "Prince with a Thousand Enemies," obviously not his name at the time), began making babies so abundantly that they ate most of the grass, leaving the other animals hungry. They complained to Frith, so Frith blessed them with teeth and claws that made them into the creatures they are today. Many of these changed creatures had a hankering for rabbit meat, and when El-ahrairah heard of it, he began to dig a hole in which to hide. Frith moseyed on up to the burrow and there is the following basic exchange:



* The Tad Williams novel TailchasersSong depicts our world through the eyes of a cat society with its own mythology, including creation myths and Just-So Stories. Of particular note is the story of the creation of human beings: [[spoiler: A particularly disrespectful, tricky cat was caught out by the gods. For his punishment, he was stretched out unnaturally and forced to walk the rest of time on his hind legs.]]

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* The Tad Williams novel TailchasersSong ''Literature/TailchasersSong'' depicts our world through the eyes of a cat society with its own mythology, including creation myths and Just-So Stories. Of particular note is the story of the creation of human beings: [[spoiler: A particularly disrespectful, tricky cat was caught out by the gods. For his punishment, he was stretched out unnaturally and forced to walk the rest of time on his hind legs.]]
1st Apr '16 12:26:56 PM LordGro
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* According to [[Literature/TheBible Genesis]], snakes lost their legs as punishment from God for tempting Eve. Women endure painful childbirth, humanity in general works for a living, and everybody eventually dies because Adam and Eve ate fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, but God evicted them from the Garden of Eden before they could eat fruit from the Tree of Life so that they would not have to live in that state forever. [[ParanoiaFuel Snakes have indeed]] evolved from legged reptilians into legless...

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* According to [[Literature/TheBible Genesis]], snakes lost their legs as punishment from God for tempting Eve. Women endure painful childbirth, humanity in general works for a living, and everybody eventually dies because Adam and Eve ate fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, but God evicted them from the Garden of Eden before they could eat fruit from the Tree of Life so that they would not have to live in that state forever. [[ParanoiaFuel Snakes have indeed]] evolved from legged reptilians into legless...
31st Mar '16 4:32:11 AM morane
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* According to [[Literature/TheBible Genesis]], snakes lost their legs as punishment from God for tempting Eve. Women endure painful childbirth, humanity in general works for a living, and everybody eventually dies because Adam and Eve ate fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, but God evicted them from the Garden of Eden before they could eat fruit from the Tree of Life so that they would not have to live in that state forever.

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* According to [[Literature/TheBible Genesis]], snakes lost their legs as punishment from God for tempting Eve. Women endure painful childbirth, humanity in general works for a living, and everybody eventually dies because Adam and Eve ate fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, but God evicted them from the Garden of Eden before they could eat fruit from the Tree of Life so that they would not have to live in that state forever. [[ParanoiaFuel Snakes have indeed]] evolved from legged reptilians into legless...
12th Mar '16 12:53:52 AM GrammarNavi
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* In C. S. Lewis's ''TillWeHaveFaces'', the narrator mentions a sacred story as to why pigs are an abomination to the local goddess, but does not tell it. More importantly, at one point she comes across a priest in a forest shrine who tells her a story explaining why the seasons change, which she realizes is a retelling of the story of her sister and a local god. Angry that the gods have planted their version of the story in the imagination of storytellers, she resolves to write a book giving her own version.

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* In C. S. Lewis's ''TillWeHaveFaces'', ''Literature/TillWeHaveFaces'', the narrator mentions a sacred story as to why pigs are an abomination to the local goddess, but does not tell it. More importantly, at one point she comes across a priest in a forest shrine who tells her a story explaining why the seasons change, which she realizes is a retelling of the story of her sister and a local god. Angry that the gods have planted their version of the story in the imagination of storytellers, she resolves to write a book giving her own version.
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