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8th Nov '17 8:23:02 PM Starfire
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* The more down-to-earth version of this is a state of mind called "flow" where a person is focused on a task they find interesting or challenging, while utilizing internalized skills. It is a state of intense focus and relaxation at the same time and a person engaged in it will ignore typically ignore basic biological needs, potentially for days on end. Artists and scientists often find it easier to attain this state of mind, but anyone can reach it. Playing video games can often induce this state in a player. The problem comes when the state ends and you suddenly realize you haven't eaten or gone to the bathroom in sixteen hours.
1st Nov '17 12:11:35 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9559865/6/Rebuilt Rebuilt]]'' Harry's mechanical genius irregularly sends him into a state where he ignores food, sleep and the entire outside world, resulting in blackouts when his body shuts down afterwards.
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20th Jul '17 11:12:32 PM Kalaong
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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.

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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.
disorder. Compare NeurodiversityIsSupernatural, where atypical mental conditions do more than make you good at MacGyvering superweapons.
30th May '17 11:42:17 PM Discar
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->''There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.''
-->--'''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Levant Oscar Levant]]'''

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->''There's ->''"There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.''
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17th Nov '16 6:43:43 AM FurtiveGrist
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** 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".

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** 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
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* 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.

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* 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
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* 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.

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

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

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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.
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