History Main / TheMadnessPlace

17th Nov '16 6:43:43 AM FurtiveGrist
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** This is also the focus of the [[http://egscomics.com/index.php?arcid=87 "One Way Road"]] arc. It's referred to as "Obsessive Geek Overdrive Mode".

to:

** This is also the focus of the [[http://egscomics.[[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?arcid=87 php?id=1296 "One Way Road"]] arc. It's referred to as "Obsessive Geek Overdrive Mode".
26th Oct '16 5:21:52 AM crazysamaritan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'', Penny tends to enter this when using her powers. So far it hasn't resulted in any crimes against nature, but she still rarely has any conscious idea of what she's constructing beforehand.
** In the sequel the trope becomes more literal, as some of her creations literally come from technology in a different physical place and time. Not a mysterious one, a specific one. In her own personal future. If anything, this is even more terrifying than the normal way it happens.

to:

* In ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'', Penny tends to enter this when using her powers. So far it hasn't resulted in any crimes against nature, but she still rarely has any conscious idea of what she's constructing beforehand.
** In the
when her powers are involved. The sequel extends her "madness place" as the trope becomes more literal, as some of her creations literally come from ability to take technology in a different physical place and time. Not a mysterious one, a specific one. In from her own personal future. If anything, this is even more terrifying than the normal way it happens.defiance of physics.
23rd Jul '16 8:17:50 AM DaibhidC
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Igors in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' don't have a Madness Place themselves, but their masters often do. If an Igor is working for a mechanical genius who ''isn't'' in the Madness Place (such as Hubert Turvy in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'') they tend to get a bit disconcerted, because there's something ''weird'' about people like that.

to:

* Igors in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' don't have a Madness Place themselves, but their masters often do. If an Igor is working for a mechanical genius who ''isn't'' in the Madness Place (such as Hubert Turvy in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'') ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', who is constantly fretting about how the Glooper might cause people trouble) they tend to get a bit disconcerted, because there's something ''weird'' about people like that.
23rd Jul '16 8:16:38 AM DaibhidC
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Igors in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' don't have a Madness Place themselves, but their masters often do. If an Igor is working for a mechanical genius who ''isn't'' in the Madness Place (such as Hubert Turvy in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'') they tend to get a bit disconcerted, because there's something ''weird'' about people like that.
5th Jul '16 8:11:13 PM WillBGood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


--> "In my experience, a strong heterodyne will take about two hours to '''truly''' warp the laws of nature."

to:

--> "In my experience, a strong heterodyne Heterodyne will take about two hours to '''truly''' warp the laws of nature."
22nd Jun '16 3:26:50 PM Schol-R-LEA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Compare HappyPlace. Not to be confused with [[EscapeFromTheCrazyPlace the Crazy Place]].

to:

Compare HappyPlace. Not to be confused with [[EscapeFromTheCrazyPlace the Crazy Place]]. May be caused by ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder, though going to TheMadnessPlace isn't necessarily due to a medical disorder.
5th Jun '16 3:45:32 AM Euodiachloris
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', we get a somewhat-downplayed version with [[TheAce Daenerys Targaryen]], as she isn't loud about it and "[[RightfulKingReturns For Politics, Survival, and Getting My Family's Stuff Back]]!" doesn't quite have the [[ForScience same ring to it]]. Yet, some of the greatest leaps of insight she makes (be they magical, mundane, or [[TakeAThirdOption just too out there to be forecast and prevented by others]]) are preceded by a rather weird reliance on visions and dream-states with the accompanying logic they give. The thing is, she makes it work for her more often than not -- particularly in the short-term. ([[DidntThinkThisThrough Longer-term]]...[[NotQuiteTheRightThing there can be a few issues, however]].) She often displays states close to trancing, lucid dreaming, or what looks an awful lot like natural self-hypnosis using mantras or sayings to spur herself along. As she is about the only major Targaryen example we get to go on in the series itself, you've got to ask questions about how much [[InTheBlood the House as a whole]] has done similar things down the centuries... be the individuals either the great, middling, or outright nutty ones. Even her [[TooDumbToLive less-than-impressive]] [[TheAlcoholic brother]], [[{{Jerkass}} Viserys]], could fixate on trying to avenge his House ''for years''. To [[SanitySlippage his detriment]], [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy in his case]].

to:

* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', we get a somewhat-downplayed version with [[TheAce Daenerys Targaryen]], as she isn't loud about it and "[[RightfulKingReturns For Politics, Survival, and Getting My Family's Stuff Back]]!" doesn't quite have the [[ForScience same ring to it]]. Yet, some of the greatest leaps of insight she makes (be they magical, mundane, mundane or [[TakeAThirdOption just too out there outside the box]] for others to be forecast and prevented by others]]) predict) are preceded by a rather weird reliance on visions and dream-states with the accompanying logic they give. The thing is, she makes it work for her more often than not -- particularly in the short-term. ([[DidntThinkThisThrough Longer-term]]...[[NotQuiteTheRightThing there can be a few issues, however]].) She often displays states close to trancing, lucid dreaming, or what looks an awful lot like natural self-hypnosis using mantras or sayings to spur herself along. As she is about the only major Targaryen example we get to go on in the series itself, you've got to ask questions about how much [[InTheBlood the House as a whole]] has done similar things down the centuries... be the individuals either the great, middling, or outright nutty ones. Even her [[TooDumbToLive less-than-impressive]] [[TheAlcoholic brother]], [[{{Jerkass}} Viserys]], could fixate on trying to avenge his House ''for years''. To [[SanitySlippage his detriment]], [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy in his case]].
2nd May '16 5:29:23 AM Euodiachloris
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', we get a somewhat-downplayed version with [[TheAce Daenerys Targaryen]], as she isn't loud about it and "[[ReturnOfTheKing For Politics, Survival, and Getting My Family's Stuff Back]]!" doesn't quite have the [[ForScience same ring to it]]. Yet some of the greatest leaps of insight (be they magical, mundane, or [[TakeAThirdOption just too out there to be forecast and prevented by others]]) she makes are preceded by a rather weird reliance on visions and dream-states with the accompanying logic they give. The thing is, she makes it work for her more often than not--particularly in the short-term. ([[DidntThinkThisThrough Longer-term]]...[[NotQuiteTheRightThing there can be a few issues, however]].) She often displays states close to trancing, lucid dreaming, or what looks an awful lot like natural self-hypnosis using mantras or sayings to spur herself along. As she is about the only major Targaryen example we get to go on in the series itself, you've got to ask questions about how much [[InTheBlood the House as a whole]] has done similar things down the centuries...be the individuals either the great, middling, or outright nutty. Even her [[TooDumbToLive less-than-impressive]] [[TheAlcoholic brother]], [[{{Jerkass}} Viserys]], could fixate on trying to avenge his House ''for years''--to his detriment, in his case.

to:

* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', we get a somewhat-downplayed version with [[TheAce Daenerys Targaryen]], as she isn't loud about it and "[[ReturnOfTheKing "[[RightfulKingReturns For Politics, Survival, and Getting My Family's Stuff Back]]!" doesn't quite have the [[ForScience same ring to it]]. Yet Yet, some of the greatest leaps of insight she makes (be they magical, mundane, or [[TakeAThirdOption just too out there to be forecast and prevented by others]]) she makes are preceded by a rather weird reliance on visions and dream-states with the accompanying logic they give. The thing is, she makes it work for her more often than not--particularly not -- particularly in the short-term. ([[DidntThinkThisThrough Longer-term]]...[[NotQuiteTheRightThing there can be a few issues, however]].) She often displays states close to trancing, lucid dreaming, or what looks an awful lot like natural self-hypnosis using mantras or sayings to spur herself along. As she is about the only major Targaryen example we get to go on in the series itself, you've got to ask questions about how much [[InTheBlood the House as a whole]] has done similar things down the centuries... be the individuals either the great, middling, or outright nutty. nutty ones. Even her [[TooDumbToLive less-than-impressive]] [[TheAlcoholic brother]], [[{{Jerkass}} Viserys]], could fixate on trying to avenge his House ''for years''--to years''. To [[SanitySlippage his detriment, detriment]], [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy in his case.case]].
16th Mar '16 6:16:00 AM MoonByte
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is the TropeNamer. When Sparks [[strike:retreat]] advance to their Madness Place, amazing things can happen[[note]]Amazing things may or may not include killing, rebuilding a glider in mid-flight, building an escape machine and/or death ray in your sleep, and killing and reanimating yourself and your boyfriends to cure one of them of a disease[[/note]]. Also given a more high-brow term in-setting: "Spark-induced fugue state". You can tell how deep into the madness place a Spark is by the way their speech bubbles are. Mild bouts have a more mad font. Deeper in, their speech bubbles have wavering edges on top of the mad font (as seen in the trope image). Really deep in involves yelling (such as when Gil minionizes Wooster [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20060306 through sheer force of will]]).

to:

* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is the TropeNamer. When Sparks [[strike:retreat]] advance to their Madness Place, amazing things can happen[[note]]Amazing things may or may not include killing, rebuilding a glider in mid-flight, building an escape machine and/or death ray in your sleep, and killing and reanimating yourself and your boyfriends to cure one of them of a disease[[/note]]. Also given a more high-brow term in-setting: "Spark-induced fugue state". You can tell how deep into the madness place a Spark is by the way their speech bubbles are. Mild bouts have a more mad font. Deeper in, their speech bubbles have wavering edges on top of the mad font (as seen in the trope image). Really deep in involves yelling (such as when Gil minionizes Wooster [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20060306 through sheer force of will]]). Occassionally being under drugs (or coffee) can make the things they say entirely incoherent, though the results are still impressive.
--> "In my experience, a strong heterodyne will take about two hours to '''truly''' warp the laws of nature."
27th Oct '15 11:39:21 PM Deblin
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** In the sequel the trope becomes more literal, as some of her creations literally come from technology in a different physical place and time. Not a mysterious one, a specific one. In her own personal future. If anything, this is even more terrifying than the normal way it happens.
This list shows the last 10 events of 83. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TheMadnessPlace