History Main / MindScrew

24th Aug '15 4:22:52 PM TotemicHero
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Song title
-->-- '''Music/WeirdAlYankovic'''
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-->-- "Everything You Know Is Wrong", '''Music/WeirdAlYankovic'''
10th Jan '15 8:14:00 PM Memetic
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While some fans can make arguments over what the symbolism means, and what everything represents, many mind screws will pad themselves with [[TheWalrusWasPaul meaningless sequences]] to make the audience work even harder. Arguments over which sequences are significant are common. [[TrollingCreator Don't expect the writer to be very helpful.]] And if the show has [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]], don't expect them to be much help either. (If, by some miracle, they ''are'' helpful, you've got yourself a MindScrewdriver.) The more decipherable symbolism tends to focus on the perceptions people have of one another and [[ComingOfAge puberty]] and [[FreudWasRight sex]]. Japanese and South Korean often produce this sort of thing and particularly in the horror and psychological drama genres because Asian audiences thrive on this type of oblique, enigmatic ambiguity. DavidLynch [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff is hugely popular in Japan for this reason]].
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While some fans can make arguments over what the symbolism means, and what everything represents, many mind screws will pad themselves with [[TheWalrusWasPaul meaningless sequences]] to make the audience work even harder. Arguments over which sequences are significant are common. [[TrollingCreator Don't expect the writer to be very helpful.]] And if the show has [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]], don't expect them to be much help either. (If, by some miracle, they ''are'' helpful, you've got yourself a MindScrewdriver.) The more decipherable symbolism tends to focus on the perceptions people have of one another and [[ComingOfAge puberty]] and [[FreudWasRight sex]]. Japanese and South Korean often produce this sort of thing and particularly in the horror and psychological drama genres because Asian audiences thrive on this type of oblique, enigmatic ambiguity. DavidLynch Creator/DavidLynch [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff is hugely popular in Japan for this reason]].
19th Sep '14 3:24:33 AM Geoduck
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12th Sep '14 12:09:34 PM frogpatrol
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Compare with PutneySwopePanic, TrueArtIsIncomprehensible, WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs.
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Compare with PutneySwopePanic, TrueArtIsIncomprehensible, DerangedAnimation and WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs.
18th Jun '14 3:34:04 PM Gizbit99
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While some fans can make arguments over what the symbolism means, and what everything represents, many mind screws will pad themselves with [[TheWalrusWasPaul meaningless sequences]] to make the audience work even harder. Arguments over which sequences are significant are common. [[TrollingCreator Don't expect the writer to be very helpful.]] And if the show has [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]], don't expect them to be much help either. (If, by some miracle, they ''are'' helpful, you've got yourself a Mind Screwdriver.) The more decipherable symbolism tends to focus on the perceptions people have of one another and [[ComingOfAge puberty]] and [[FreudWasRight sex]]. Japanese and South Korean often produce this sort of thing and particularly in the horror and psychological drama genres because Asian audiences thrive on this type of oblique, enigmatic ambiguity. DavidLynch [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff is hugely popular in Japan for this reason]].
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While some fans can make arguments over what the symbolism means, and what everything represents, many mind screws will pad themselves with [[TheWalrusWasPaul meaningless sequences]] to make the audience work even harder. Arguments over which sequences are significant are common. [[TrollingCreator Don't expect the writer to be very helpful.]] And if the show has [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]], don't expect them to be much help either. (If, by some miracle, they ''are'' helpful, you've got yourself a Mind Screwdriver.MindScrewdriver.) The more decipherable symbolism tends to focus on the perceptions people have of one another and [[ComingOfAge puberty]] and [[FreudWasRight sex]]. Japanese and South Korean often produce this sort of thing and particularly in the horror and psychological drama genres because Asian audiences thrive on this type of oblique, enigmatic ambiguity. DavidLynch [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff is hugely popular in Japan for this reason]].
7th May '14 11:49:32 PM rjung
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Added DiffLines:
* MindScrew/{{Pinball}}
10th Sep '13 10:16:59 AM RandomAdventure
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10th Sep '13 10:16:55 AM RandomAdventure
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Contrast with Mind Screwdriver, where the Mind Screw elements get rationalized/explained.
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Contrast with Mind Screwdriver, MindScrewdriver, where the Mind Screw elements get rationalized/explained.
9th Aug '13 9:25:49 PM Abodos
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* The work looks weird due to symbolism or just general surrealism.
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* The work looks weird due to symbolism [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolism]] or just general surrealism.

* The work is non-chronological.
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* The work is non-chronological.[[AnachronicOrder non-chronological]].
6th Aug '13 10:24:21 AM ChaoticNovelist
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The Mind Screw is basically something that relies so heavily on [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolism]] or [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs surrealism/absurdism]], or maybe just failed so extremely in an attempt at regular old coherency, that the immediate response afterwards is "What the heck was ''that''?!?!" These works practically ''beg'' for fans to [[WildMassGuessing invent their own improbable theories]] about EpilepticTrees and such.
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The Mind Screw is basically something that relies so heavily on [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolism]] or [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs surrealism/absurdism]], or maybe just failed so extremely in an attempt at regular old coherency, that the immediate response afterwards is "What the heck was ''that''?!?!" These works practically ''beg'' for fans to [[WildMassGuessing invent their own improbable theories]] about EpilepticTrees and such.

While some fans can make arguments over what the symbolism means, and what everything represents, many mind screws will pad themselves with [[TheWalrusWasPaul meaningless sequences]] to make the audience work even harder. Arguments over which sequences are significant are common. [[TrollingCreator Don't expect the writer to be very helpful.]] And if the show has [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]], don't expect them to be much help either. (If, by some miracle, they ''are'' helpful, you've got yourself a Mind Screwdriver.) The more decipherable symbolism tends to focus on the perceptions people have of one another. And [[ComingOfAge puberty.]] And [[FreudWasRight sex]]. Japanese and South Korean creators live, eat, and breathe this trope, particularly in the horror and psychological drama genres; and Asian audiences seem to thrive on this type of oblique, enigmatic ambiguity. DavidLynch [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff is hugely popular in Japan for this reason]].
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While some fans can make arguments over what the symbolism means, and what everything represents, many mind screws will pad themselves with [[TheWalrusWasPaul meaningless sequences]] to make the audience work even harder. Arguments over which sequences are significant are common. [[TrollingCreator Don't expect the writer to be very helpful.]] And if the show has [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]], don't expect them to be much help either. (If, by some miracle, they ''are'' helpful, you've got yourself a Mind Screwdriver.) The more decipherable symbolism tends to focus on the perceptions people have of one another. And another and [[ComingOfAge puberty.]] And puberty]] and [[FreudWasRight sex]]. Japanese and South Korean creators live, eat, and breathe often produce this trope, sort of thing and particularly in the horror and psychological drama genres; and genres because Asian audiences seem to thrive on this type of oblique, enigmatic ambiguity. DavidLynch [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff is hugely popular in Japan for this reason]].
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