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26th Apr '16 11:27:43 PM CassandraLeo
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* Music/{{Mastodon}}'s "Aqua Dementia". The title is kind of a dead giveaway.
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22nd Aug '15 10:11:03 PM Joysweeper
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* VideoGame/SunlessSea, the VideoGame/FallenLondon spinoff. "Go Insane, Eat Your Crew" is one of its main slogans, and indeed one of the major challenges of the game is keeping the terror of the Unterzee from driving your crew violently insane.

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* VideoGame/SunlessSea, the VideoGame/FallenLondon spinoff. "Go Insane, Eat Your Crew" is one of its main slogans, and indeed one of the major challenges of the game is keeping the terror of the Unterzee - the vast underground windless waveless dark monster-infested sea said to be the skull of a dead god - from driving your crew violently insane.insane. Venture up to the safer, choppier seas of the ''surface'' and something similar applies; you and your crew are too much part of the Neath now and sunlight is harmful, dazing everyone to the point that they aren't afraid as their fellows start dying of it.
17th Aug '15 12:18:28 PM MsChibi
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* There are various tales of a sailor who would bring the [[HollywoodHomely most]] [[{{Gonk}} unattractive]] [[AbhorrentAdmirer woman]] he could find along on his voyages (to serve as a cook, or whatever). When she [[SituationalSexuality began to look good to him]], he knew he'd been at sea for too long and that it was time to head home (or at least to the nearest port.)
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16th Apr '15 1:04:35 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* One of the most infamous examples is the claim that sailors in previous centuries thought they had seen mermaids while at sea. It's generally assumed that they actually just saw manatees who feed their young in a manner that resembles a human female breastfeeding her baby. Still, you have to pretty insane to confuse a Manatee with a human female.
** Well, that or... ahem... [[SituationalSexuality very desperate.]]
*** Though Columbus wrote in his log "I have seen the mermaids, and they are not so beautiful as tales tell."

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* One of the most infamous examples is the claim that sailors in previous centuries thought they had seen mermaids while at sea. It's generally assumed that they actually just saw manatees who feed their young in a manner that resembles a human female breastfeeding her baby. Still, you have to pretty insane to confuse a Manatee with a human female.
** Well,
female. Either that or... ahem... or [[SituationalSexuality very very desperate.]]
*** Though ** Columbus wrote in his log "I have seen the mermaids, and they are not so beautiful as tales tell."
22nd Mar '15 1:09:49 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In ''Literature/{{Jam}}'', the main character, Travis, having managed to barely escape a small scale apocalypse but losing several friends in the process, finds himself stuck floating on a lifeboat with his only company being a spider he brought along in a box. It doesn't take long for Travis, who is already whacked by a severe case of SurvivorGuilt, to crack completely and start talking to himself and even misattributing his own replies to his ''spider''.

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* In ''Literature/{{Jam}}'', the main character, Travis, having managed to barely escape a small scale apocalypse but losing several friends in the process, finds himself stuck floating on a lifeboat with his only company being a spider he brought along in a box. It doesn't take long for Travis, who is already whacked by struggles with a severe case of SurvivorGuilt, to crack completely and start talking to himself and even misattributing his own replies to his ''spider''.
22nd Mar '15 1:08:31 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In ''Literature/{{Jam}}'', the main character, Travis, having managed to barely escape a small scale apocalypse but losing several friends in the process, finds himself stuck floating on a lifeboat with his only company being a spider he brought along in a box. It doesn't take long for Travis, who is already whacked by a severe case of SurvivorGuilt, to crack completely and start talking to himself and even misattributing his own replies to his ''spider''.
30th Dec '14 5:35:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* Webcomic/EightBitTheater: [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2006/07/25/episode-724-somewhere-beyond-the-sea-my-elder-god-stands-on-golden-sands/ After the Light Warriors go down in a submersible]], Black Mage goes nuts in an ApocalypticLog detailing how the others also went mad weeks prior, [[CthulhuMythos along with illustrations of tentacled deep-sea creatures]]. Cut to the others asking him to stop narrating, and that they've only been there for ''less than three hours''.
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* Webcomic/EightBitTheater: [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2006/07/25/episode-724-somewhere-beyond-the-sea-my-elder-god-stands-on-golden-sands/ After the Light Warriors go down in a submersible]], Black Mage goes nuts in an ApocalypticLog detailing how the others also went mad weeks prior, [[CthulhuMythos along with illustrations of tentacled deep-sea creatures]]. Cut to the others asking him to stop narrating, and that they've only been there for ''less than three hours''.
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30th Dec '14 5:34:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* Results in a [[DisneyAcidSequence particularly delirious]] musical number in ''MuppetTreasureIsland''.

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* Referenced in ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' after Miguel, Tulio, and their horse Al Tivo have been floating for God-knows how long and then suddenly wash ashore:
-->'''Miguel''': And it is! It really is the map to El Dorado! *he pants with excitement*
-->'''Tulio''': ...you drank the seawater, didn't you?
* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' when Prince Eric wakes up on the beach and starts talking about being rescued by a girl, Grimsby replies, "I think you've swallowed a bit too much seawater."
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* Results in a [[DisneyAcidSequence particularly delirious]] musical number in ''MuppetTreasureIsland''.''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland''.



* Tom Hanks again in ''[[JoeVersusTheVolcano Joe vs the Volcano]]'', after days of solitude, dehydration, and exhausting the entertainment potential in his luggage.

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* Tom Hanks again in ''[[JoeVersusTheVolcano Joe vs the Volcano]]'', ''Film/JoeVersusTheVolcano'', after days of solitude, dehydration, and exhausting the entertainment potential in his luggage.



* Coffey in ''TheAbyss'' quickly descends into ocean madness - High Pressure Nervous Syndrome, to be precise.
* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' when Prince Eric wakes up on the beach and starts talking about being rescued by a girl, Grimsby replies, "I think you've swallowed a bit too much seawater."
* The end of ''The Road to Morocco'' has a ship exploding. Bob Hope, adrift on a bit of wreckage, goes into a hyper-dramatic fit of madness, until cohort Bing Crosby points out they're practically at the docks of New York - Bob chides him for ruining his chance for an Oscar.

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* Coffey in ''TheAbyss'' ''Film/TheAbyss'' quickly descends into ocean madness - High Pressure Nervous Syndrome, to be precise.
* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' when Prince Eric wakes up on the beach and starts talking about being rescued by a girl, Grimsby replies, "I think you've swallowed a bit too much seawater."
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The end of ''The Road to ''Film/RoadTo Morocco'' has a ship exploding. Bob Hope, adrift on a bit of wreckage, goes into a hyper-dramatic fit of madness, until cohort Bing Crosby points out they're practically at the docks of New York - Bob chides him for ruining his chance for an Oscar.






* On ''{{Lost}}'' the crew of the freighter is slowly going mad while anchored near the Island. However, the main cause is the time-twisting effect of the Island rather than just being at sea.

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* On ''{{Lost}}'' ''Series/{{Lost}}'' the crew of the freighter is slowly going mad while anchored near the Island. However, the main cause is the time-twisting effect of the Island rather than just being at sea.



* Referenced in ''RoadToElDorado'' after Miguel, Tulio, and their horse Al Tivo have been floating for God-knows how long and then suddenly wash ashore:
-->'''Miguel''': And it is! It really is the map to El Dorado! *he pants with excitement*
-->'''Tulio''': ...you drank the seawater, didn't you?
30th Dec '14 5:31:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* Arguably, Tom Hanks in ''CastAway''. He wasn't strictly "at sea", per se, but he fits the rest of the trope.
** On the other hand, what sent him round the twist was probably spending several years with only a (Goddamn) volleyball [[CompanionCube called Wilson]] for company rather than being surrounded by ocean.
*** On the yet another hand, Wilson may actually have kept him from going frothing mad by virtue of being "company" to talk to.



* An anti-OceanMadness might be Jack's locker-induced madness at the beginning of ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean: At World's End'' -- Hell for a pirate, seemingly, is a barren endless salt flat far from any sea.
** Well, it's definitely Hell for ''Jack'', who has been known to mention that he considers the sea - and having a ship of his own - is one of the few things he actually considers to be worth living for. It's entirely possible that the Locker would appear differently to other people who were trapped in it (as opposed to the rest of the cast, who essentially come into Jack's head).

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* An anti-OceanMadness might be Jack's locker-induced madness at the beginning of ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean: At World's End'' ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' -- Hell for a pirate, seemingly, is a barren endless salt flat far from any sea.
** Well, it's definitely Hell for ''Jack'', who has been known to mention that he considers the sea - and having a ship of his own - is one of the few things he actually considers to be worth living for. It's entirely possible that the Locker would appear differently to other people who were trapped in it (as opposed to the rest of the cast, who essentially come into Jack's head).
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** [[spoiler: His treatment at the hands of the rest of the crew - most of whom shun him - does not help matters. He might not have gone through with it if he'd had any reason to believe that *anyone* on that ship truly believed that he wasn't a Jonah.]]
*** [[spoiler: Jonah, nothing.]] Put a disturbed, neurotic young man ''as an officer'' on a ship where everyone treats him like a pariah [[spoiler: and he just got a man flogged for disrespect]] and you have a recipe for serious depression. [[spoiler: His suicide would be understandable even without believing he was personally cursed.]]
30th Dec '14 5:30:09 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"Don't drink the ocean, K'nuckles! Seawater makes you crazy! Look at me! I've been drinking it for hours!!! [[LaughingMad NYEHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!]]"''

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->''"Don't drink the ocean, K'nuckles! Seawater makes you crazy! Look at me! I've been drinking it for hours!!! [[LaughingMad NYEHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!]]"''NYEHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"''
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