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3rd Mar '17 2:00:28 AM jormis29
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* The plot of arcade beat-em-up ''DJ Boy'' is as follows: Some thugs steal your stereo, so you beat the crap out of everyone in your way, including obese farting old black ladies, Chippendale dancers, robot clowns, glam rockers and members of the Music/VillagePeople. Then in the final stage you suddenly go from an urban environment to the Wild West for no explained reason, fight through the exact same enemies until you battle two of the same farting black ladies you fought in the first stage, and then...[[NoEnding the game just ends.]] [[ShaggyDogStory And you never do get your stereo back.]]

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* The plot of arcade beat-em-up ''DJ Boy'' ''VideoGame/DJBoy'' is as follows: Some thugs steal your stereo, so you beat the crap out of everyone in your way, including obese farting old black ladies, Chippendale dancers, robot clowns, glam rockers and members of the Music/VillagePeople. Then in the final stage you suddenly go from an urban environment to the Wild West for no explained reason, fight through the exact same enemies until you battle two of the same farting black ladies you fought in the first stage, and then...[[NoEnding the game just ends.]] [[ShaggyDogStory And you never do get your stereo back.]]
26th Jan '17 8:09:08 PM jamespolk
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26th Jan '17 7:22:39 PM jamespolk
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* Adam Elliot's films trilogy of short films (''Uncle'', ''Cousin'', and ''Brother'') that he made before ''Harvie Krumpet'' and ''WesternAnimation/MaryAndMax'' were this, although for a good reason -- they're supposed to emulate the feeling you're looking through a photo album.

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* Adam Elliot's films trilogy of short films (''Uncle'', ''Cousin'', and ''Brother'') that he made before ''Harvie Krumpet'' ''WesternAnimation/HarvieKrumpet'' and ''WesternAnimation/MaryAndMax'' were this, although for a good reason -- they're supposed to emulate the feeling you're looking through a photo album.
12th Jan '17 11:45:12 PM Doug86
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* Early ''{{Tintin}}'' books are this. Hergé tossed his protagonist from one solved situation into the next unsolved one or rather tossed situations at him. Only the location remained constant. It goes to show that Hergé had no experience in writing comics at all when he started at the age of 19. This wasn't recepted poorly, though; ''{{Tintin}}'' was originally released in a weekly kids' magazine page by page instead of in books all at once, and the Belgians in the late 1920s didn't have that many comics to compare ''{{Tintin}}'' with anyway.

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* Early ''{{Tintin}}'' ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' books are this. Hergé tossed his protagonist from one solved situation into the next unsolved one or rather tossed situations at him. Only the location remained constant. It goes to show that Hergé had no experience in writing comics at all when he started at the age of 19. This wasn't recepted poorly, though; ''{{Tintin}}'' ''Tintin'' was originally released in a weekly kids' magazine page by page instead of in books all at once, and the Belgians in the late 1920s didn't have that many comics to compare ''{{Tintin}}'' ''Tintin'' with anyway.



* JeanLucGodard loves these.

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* JeanLucGodard Creator/JeanLucGodard loves these.



* ''AtlantaNights'', but [[StealthParody it wasn't meant to be taken]] [[StylisticSuck very seriously]] to begin with.

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* ''AtlantaNights'', ''Literature/AtlantaNights'', but [[StealthParody it wasn't meant to be taken]] [[StylisticSuck very seriously]] to begin with.



* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian stories, often Conan deals with several unrelated perils. "Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight" has him face an ape-man, EldritchAbomination statues that come to life, and {{pirate}}s. Generally carried off by sheer vigor.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian stories, often Conan deals with several unrelated perils. "Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight" has him face an ape-man, EldritchAbomination statues that come to life, and {{pirate}}s. Generally carried off by sheer vigor.



* ''LonelyWerewolfGirl''. A major theme is that things never work out the way you wish they would.

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* ''LonelyWerewolfGirl''.''Literature/LonelyWerewolfGirl''. A major theme is that things never work out the way you wish they would.



* Disney/{{Bambi}} deliberately eschews traditional narrative in favor of episodic mood pieces with an overarching theme of friendship, love and growing up tying it all together. Considering the film is meant to be a naturalistic portrayal of nature, [[TropesAreNotBad this works perfectly in the films favor.]]

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* Disney/{{Bambi}} ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' deliberately eschews traditional narrative in favor of episodic mood pieces with an overarching theme of friendship, love and growing up tying it all together. Considering the film is meant to be a naturalistic portrayal of nature, [[TropesAreNotBad this works perfectly in the films favor.]]



* ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. Alice falls down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, and just sort of keeps bumping into odd characters. That's it. Arguably the weakest parts of the new Creator/TimBurton adaptation are when they wander away from the whimsical randomness and kick off the tacked-on ChosenOne plot.

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* ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland''. Alice falls down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, and just sort of keeps bumping into odd characters. That's it. Arguably the weakest parts of the new Creator/TimBurton adaptation are when they wander away from the whimsical randomness and kick off the tacked-on ChosenOne plot.



* ''{{Series/TheWonderYears}}'' has a few episodes that seem to be this.

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* ''{{Series/TheWonderYears}}'' ''Series/TheWonderYears'' has a few episodes that seem to be this.



* ''{{Webcomic/Comc}}'' is fairly random. Oddevices may be the clearest example of this trope in the comic: They are devices that appear out of nowhere, activate for no apparent reason and do something odd to anyone near it while also disappearing.

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* ''{{Webcomic/Comc}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Comc}}'' is fairly random. Oddevices may be the clearest example of this trope in the comic: They are devices that appear out of nowhere, activate for no apparent reason and do something odd to anyone near it while also disappearing.
31st Dec '16 7:39:41 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Fred}}: The Movie'', the first half of the movie is this. Although Fred does have a goal (to find and sing with his crush Judy), the events that happen when he's trying to accomplish that goal seem random.

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* In ''{{Fred}}: The Movie'', ''Film/FredTheMovie'', the first half of the movie is this. Although Fred does have a goal (to find and sing with his crush Judy), the events that happen when he's trying to accomplish that goal seem random.
28th Dec '16 7:10:20 PM barberbarberjoe
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* ''Anime/Heybot'' manages to be ''even'' '''more''' random than ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'' above. As an anime about joke-telling contests, it tends to have absurd episode plots that don't seem to have much relation (ex: one episode somehow ends up with the heroes fighting space alien grannies from Saturn).

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* ''Anime/Heybot'' ''Anime/{{Heybot}}'' manages to be ''even'' '''more''' random than ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'' above. As an anime about joke-telling contests, it tends to have has absurd episode plots that don't seem to have much relation (ex: one episode somehow ends up with [[ItMakesSenseInContext the heroes fighting space alien grannies from Saturn).Saturn]]).
28th Dec '16 7:08:36 PM barberbarberjoe
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* ''Anime/Heybot'' manages to be ''even'' '''more''' random than ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'' above. As an anime about joke-telling contests, it tends to have absurd episode plots that don't seem to have much relation (ex: one episode somehow ends up with the heroes fighting space alien grannies from Saturn).
4th Dec '16 1:30:55 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian stories, often Conan deals with several unrelated perils. "Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight" has him face an ape-man, EldritchAbomination statues that come to life, and {{pirate}}s. Generally carried off by sheer vigor.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian stories, often Conan deals with several unrelated perils. "Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight" has him face an ape-man, EldritchAbomination statues that come to life, and {{pirate}}s. Generally carried off by sheer vigor.
26th Oct '16 5:41:50 AM Prinzenick
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* ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'': Like with the original book, there is no real story going on; the whole film is about Alice going through a stream of conscious series of RandomEncounters with the bizarre residents of Wonderland.
2nd Oct '16 5:50:51 PM FurryKef
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* Invoked in Creator/RalphBakshi's first films (''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'', ''WesternAnimation/HeavyTraffic'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/HeyGoodLookin''); they deliberately eschewed traditional story structure and narrative in favor of a collage-like, improvisational approach, juggling together seemingly unrelated character vignettes or seemingly non sequitur scenes with an overarching theme or subtext tying them all together, allowing the films to juggle multiple point of views on a subject, as well as aiding his films biographical and satirical undertones.

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* Invoked in Creator/RalphBakshi's first films (''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'', ''WesternAnimation/HeavyTraffic'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/HeyGoodLookin''); they deliberately eschewed traditional story structure and narrative in favor of a collage-like, improvisational approach, juggling together seemingly unrelated character vignettes or seemingly non sequitur scenes with an overarching theme or subtext tying them all together, allowing the films to juggle multiple point of views on a subject, as well as aiding his films films' biographical and satirical undertones.
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