History Memes / Literature

2nd Dec '16 12:38:38 AM PaulA
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** An InUniverse example in ''Literature/{{Rihannsu}}: The Romulan Way'', where the main Romulan religion of the series' present (a form of animism focused on the Four ElementsOfNature, mixed with a concept similar to {{karma}}) began life as a memetic joke on [[TheAlternet the Vulcan version of the Internet]] thousands of years ago while the proto-Romulans were still planning things out. The meme proved so popular that idioms based on it developed among the proto-Romulans, e.g. that a particularly stubborn person "had too much Earth in him", and the fact that it was a joke was gradually forgotten.

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** An InUniverse example in ''Literature/{{Rihannsu}}: The Romulan Way'', ''Literature/TheRomulanWay'', where the main Romulan religion of the series' present (a form of animism focused on the Four ElementsOfNature, mixed with a concept similar to {{karma}}) began life as a memetic joke on [[TheAlternet the Vulcan version of the Internet]] thousands of years ago while the proto-Romulans were still planning things out. The meme proved so popular that idioms based on it developed among the proto-Romulans, e.g. that a particularly stubborn person "had too much Earth in him", and the fact that it was a joke was gradually forgotten.
6th Oct '16 4:46:28 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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*** Team Orlok

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*** Team Orlok[[Film/{{Nosferatu}} Orlok]]
*** Team [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Edward Elric]] -- because vampires aren't shiny, automail is!



*** Alternately, the Series/{{Doctor|Who}} killed him. [[labelnote:Explanation]]In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', Creator/DavidTennant's character (Barty Crouch, Jr.) masterminds the resurrection of [[BigBad Lord Voldemort]] and inadvertently causes the death of Creator/RobertPattinson's character (Cedric Diggory). Since Tennant is best known as [[TheNthDoctor the Tenth Doctor]] and Pattinson is best known as Edward Cullen, this led to a number of "the Doctor kills Edward Cullen" memes.[[/labelnote]]

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*** Alternately, the Series/{{Doctor|Who}} killed him. [[labelnote:Explanation]]In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', Creator/DavidTennant's character (Barty Crouch, Jr.) masterminds the resurrection of [[BigBad Lord Voldemort]] Voldemort]], and inadvertently causes the death of Creator/RobertPattinson's character (Cedric Diggory).Diggory) ends up dead in the process. Since Tennant is best known as [[TheNthDoctor the Tenth Doctor]] and Pattinson is best known as Edward Cullen, this led to a number of "the Doctor kills Edward Cullen" memes.[[/labelnote]]
6th Oct '16 4:42:45 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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*** Alternately, the Series/{{Doctor|Who}} killed him. [[labelnote:Explanation]]In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', Creator/DavidTennant's character (Barty Crouch, Jr.) masterminds the resurrection of [[BigBad Lord Voldemort]] and inadvertently causes the death of Creator/RobertPattinson's character (Cedric Diggory). Since Tennant is best known as [[TheNthDoctor the Tenth Doctor]] and Pattinson is best known as Edward Cullen, this led to a number of "the Doctor kills Edward Cullen" memes.[[/labelnote]]
25th Jul '16 2:59:03 AM 4444jdm
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** Grumpy Jayfeather [[labelnote:Explanation]]Some fans compare [[CatsAreSnarkers Jayfeather's serious expression]] to [[Film/GrumpyCatsWorstChristmasEver Grumpy Cat]] due to their grumpy faces.[[/labelnote]]
7th Jul '16 11:02:53 PM TheAntiTed
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* ''Memes/{{Twig}}''
19th Jun '16 2:00:50 PM nombretomado
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5th May '16 8:45:51 PM nombretomado
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** "KIMMEEEEEEEEEEEEH!"[[note]]The name of a modern-day Sue's best friend; this meme is often accompanied by a picture of [[FullHouse Bob Saget]].[[/note]]

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** "KIMMEEEEEEEEEEEEH!"[[note]]The name of a modern-day Sue's best friend; this meme is often accompanied by a picture of [[FullHouse Bob Saget]].Creator/BobSaget.[[/note]]
1st Apr '16 10:32:32 AM merotoker
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* Rare poetry example -- Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's "The Raven":

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* Rare poetry example -- Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's "The Raven":"Literature/TheRaven":



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** Still a better love story than Twilight. [[labelnote:Explanation]]After Creator/StephenieMeyer stated that her novel was a better love story than ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', InternetBackdraft ensued and this line was in defense of ''Romeo and Juliet'' being better, in spite of the DownerEnding. This eventually spread to include any work, even the ones that didn't actually have a love story.[[/labelnote]]
*** Recently came full-circle with the declaration "Still a better love story than ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey''".

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** Still a better love story than Twilight.''Twilight''. [[labelnote:Explanation]]After Creator/StephenieMeyer stated that her novel was a better love story than ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', InternetBackdraft ensued and this line was in defense of ''Romeo and Juliet'' being better, in spite of the DownerEnding. This eventually spread to include any work, even the ones that didn't actually have a love story.[[/labelnote]]
*** Recently came Came full-circle with the declaration "Still a better love story than ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey''".



* The phrase "Yngvi is a louse!" from ''[[Main/HaroldShea The Roaring Trumpet]]'' became a meme among science fiction fandom before the Internet existed. [[http://fancyclopedia.wikidot.com/YNGVI]]

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* The phrase "Yngvi is a louse!" from ''[[Main/HaroldShea ''[[Literature/HaroldShea The Roaring Trumpet]]'' became a meme among science fiction fandom before the Internet existed. [[http://fancyclopedia.wikidot.com/YNGVI]]



** [[TheLongList ... a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls...]]

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** [[TheLongList ...[[LongList ... a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls...]]



* This trope becomes a lot less funny and gets a rather large serving of terror when ''Literature/FactionParadox'' enters the picture. Their [[SarcasmMode beautiful]] universe has the Celestis, a group of Homeworld agents who foresaw a monstrous Time War, and obsessed with preventing the destruction of their bodies, they destroy them themselves, and leaving their ''meaning'' behind, making them sentient ideas, the literal physical incarnation of this trope. After they AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence, it becomes painfully obvious they're still the same fearful, backstabbers they were, and they find about [[OhCrap their new cool powers]]...

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* This trope becomes a lot less funny and gets a rather large serving of terror when ''Literature/FactionParadox'' enters the picture. Their [[SarcasmMode beautiful]] universe has the Celestis, a group of Homeworld agents who foresaw a monstrous Time War, and obsessed with preventing the destruction of their bodies, they destroy them themselves, and leaving their ''meaning'' behind, making them sentient ideas, the literal physical incarnation of this trope. After they AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence, AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence, it becomes painfully obvious they're still the same fearful, backstabbers they were, and they find about [[OhCrap their new cool powers]]...



** This book (not to mention the author) has a pretty big following on {{Tumblr}}, mainly for being a massive TearJerker and a major source of feels. A common RunningGag is for newtime readers to document their first readthrough of the book and the progressive regression into a blubbering puddle of tears.

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** This book (not to mention the author) has a pretty big following on {{Tumblr}}, Website/{{Tumblr}}, mainly for being a massive TearJerker and a major source of feels. A common RunningGag is for newtime readers to document their first readthrough of the book and the progressive regression into a blubbering puddle of tears.
19th Mar '16 5:01:55 AM Hossmeister
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20th Feb '16 10:44:51 PM InvisibleJester89
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** Tekeli-li? [[note]]Which is borrowed from Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's ''The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym''[[/note]].

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** Tekeli-li? [[note]]Which is [[note]]"Spoken" by an Elder Thing and then later a Shoggoth barrelling down on the protagonists in "At the Mountains of Madness". It was borrowed from Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's ''The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym''[[/note]].Pym''.[[/note]]



* ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'': The Yellow Sign. Fear it.

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* ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'': The Yellow Sign. Fear it. [[labelnote:Explanation]] The titular Sign is in and of itself a meme that causes madness and possibly even mind control in those who see it.[[/labelnote]]
** "Have you found/seen the Yellow Sign?" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Phrase commonly associated with Hastur and spoken by his cultists in some adaptations of the character.[[/labelnote]]
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