History MindScrew / WebComics

30th Aug '15 2:34:58 AM Morgenthaler
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** The author admits to having been influenced by ''ALessonIsLearnedButTheDamageIsIrreversible'' which seems to be nothing ''but'' a MindScrew. Have [[http://www.alessonislearned.com/lesson013.html a look]].

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** The author admits to having been influenced by ''ALessonIsLearnedButTheDamageIsIrreversible'' ''Webcomic/ALessonIsLearnedButTheDamageIsIrreversible'' which seems to be nothing ''but'' a MindScrew. Have [[http://www.alessonislearned.com/lesson013.html a look]].
19th Aug '15 3:38:28 AM LahmacunKebab
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* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', the Entire series was just one big MIND SCREW, unless you pay attention to every detail, you are going to get lost.

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* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', the Entire entire series was just one big MIND SCREW, SCREW; unless you pay attention to every detail, you are going to get lost.
19th Aug '15 2:39:32 AM LahmacunKebab
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* ''Webcomic/GroundedAngel'' ([[http://www.drunkduck.com/Grounded_Angel/index.php?p=97579 link]]). Let me save you a couple of hours of mediocre art and predicable plot twists: the main character turns out to be [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic an angel]] who is being chased by demons and a cat-man who leads a cult, they want the power of a book that only she can open. And in the end when she gets to the book? Turns out humanity is not yet ready for the way she wants to use it, and [[GroundhogDayLoop she gets to return to the start and do it all over again]] with her memories of the whole thing erased; oh, and she's been doing this for 176 years. Yeah, everything in the story occurred ''at least'' 64,240 times.

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* ''Webcomic/GroundedAngel'' ''Grounded Angel'' ([[http://www.drunkduck.com/Grounded_Angel/index.php?p=97579 link]]). Let me save you a couple of hours of mediocre art and predicable plot twists: the main character turns out to be [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic an angel]] who is being chased by demons and a cat-man who leads a cult, they want the power of a book that only she can open. And in the end when she gets to the book? Turns out humanity is not yet ready for the way she wants to use it, and [[GroundhogDayLoop she gets to return to the start and do it all over again]] with her memories of the whole thing erased; oh, and she's been doing this for 176 years. Yeah, everything in the story occurred ''at least'' 64,240 times.
19th Aug '15 2:39:04 AM LahmacunKebab
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* Meta-example: anything on the DadaComics page, though its not like they try to make sense.

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* Meta-example: anything on the DadaComics page, though its it's not like they try to make sense.
4th Jun '15 4:16:29 PM thebombzen
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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', there is lots of it. When done intentionally, usually involves [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-02-17 attempts to project the normal family tree]] onto [[OppositeSexClone Ellen]]'s case in several equally disturbing ways.

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', there is lots of it. When done intentionally, usually involves [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-02-17 attempts to project the normal family tree]] onto [[OppositeSexClone Ellen]]'s case in several equally disturbing ways. Sometimes the comic [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] this, as seen in [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1121 Grace's explanation to the immortal, Jerry]] of how she knows Raven.
8th Mar '15 7:07:37 AM TheUnsquished
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* ''GroundedAngel'' ([[http://www.drunkduck.com/Grounded_Angel/index.php?p=97579 link]]). Let me save you a couple of hours of mediocre art and predicable plot twists: the main character turns out to be [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic an angel]] who is being chased by demons and a cat-man who leads a cult, they want the power of a book that only she can open. And in the end when she gets to the book? Turns out humanity is not yet ready for the way she wants to use it, and [[GroundhogDayLoop she gets to return to the start and do it all over again]] with her memories of the whole thing erased; oh, and she's been doing this for 176 years. Yeah, everything in the story occurred ''at least'' 64,240 times.

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* ''GroundedAngel'' ''Webcomic/GroundedAngel'' ([[http://www.drunkduck.com/Grounded_Angel/index.php?p=97579 link]]). Let me save you a couple of hours of mediocre art and predicable plot twists: the main character turns out to be [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic an angel]] who is being chased by demons and a cat-man who leads a cult, they want the power of a book that only she can open. And in the end when she gets to the book? Turns out humanity is not yet ready for the way she wants to use it, and [[GroundhogDayLoop she gets to return to the start and do it all over again]] with her memories of the whole thing erased; oh, and she's been doing this for 176 years. Yeah, everything in the story occurred ''at least'' 64,240 times.



* ''CreativeRelease''. The fact that the author is a troll definitely doesn't help.

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* ''CreativeRelease''.''Webcomic/CreativeRelease''. The fact that the author is a troll definitely doesn't help.



* MegaTokyo is pretty hard for most readers to comprehend. It helps to think of each character as experiencing their own version of the world.

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* MegaTokyo ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'' is pretty hard for most readers to comprehend. It helps to think of each character as experiencing their own version of the world.
4th Dec '14 11:43:02 PM Leetroper
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* The previous MS Paint Adventure, ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', is actually a better example, given that it threw logic literally out the window right at the beginning. Over the course of the story, we have an imaginary universe that exists in all the characters' minds simultaneously, but physical objects can pass between the real and imaginary worlds. That's not even getting into things like mental transportation by hitting your head, valves, doors and clothes that change peoples' sizes and shapes, a robot walking through a portal into the building it's carrying on its back, or ''putting a window through itself''
** Of course, none of it is supposed to make sense, it's just supposed to be hilarious and awesome.

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* The previous MS Paint Adventure, ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', is actually a better example, given that it threw logic literally out the window right at the beginning. Over the course of the story, we have an imaginary universe that exists in all the characters' minds simultaneously, but physical objects can pass between the real and imaginary worlds. That's not even getting into things like mental transportation by hitting your head, valves, doors and clothes that change peoples' sizes and shapes, a robot walking through a portal into the building it's carrying on its back, or ''putting a window through itself''
** Of course, none of it is supposed to make sense, it's just supposed to be hilarious and awesome.
itself''. It's mostly played for laughs, but still gets quite mindbending.
27th Sep '14 6:19:29 PM Leetroper
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* ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' already has a JigsawPuzzlePlot that satisfies this trope, but the dream sequences and flashbacks push it even farther into this territory.
23rd Feb '14 1:58:48 AM 102372
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** As a general rule: Anything involving alternate universes will make your head hurt. Anything involving time and history will make it hurt worse. And anything based around life and death and specifically who is which at what point in time will make it explode 14 times in a variety of pretty colours.
** Actually, almost everything (even the aforementioned elements) makes perfect sense in the context of the story. However, a lot of the time, you have to think hard about every detail, pour over your extensive notes and reread several earlier portions of the story before figuring it out, and then look it up online to realise you were only scratching the surface. Of course, that's what makes it so fun.
** But, there are still so many unanswered questions, with more being brought up every page, that it still qualifies as a Mind Screw of epic proportions. There's a reason the Wild Mass Guessing page had to be split into a dozen subpages.
* The previous MS Paint Adventure ''Webcomic/{{ProblemSleuth}}'' is actually a better example, given that it threw logic literally out the window right at the beginning. Over the course of the story, we have an imaginary universe that exists in all the characters' minds simultaneously, but physical objects can pass between the real and imaginary worlds. That's not even getting into things like mental transportation by hitting your head, valves, doors and clothes that change peoples' sizes and shapes, a robot walking through a portal into the building it's carrying on its back, or ''putting a window through itself''

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** As a general rule: Anything involving alternate universes will make your head hurt. Anything involving time and history and what happened when in relation to other events (or didn't happen, or happened in a manner that makes the timeline irrelevant) will make it hurt worse. And anything based around life and death and specifically who is which dead or alive or both or neither at what point in time will make it explode [[YourHeadAsplode explode]] 14 times in a variety of pretty colours.
colors.
** Actually, almost everything (even the aforementioned elements) makes perfect sense in the context of the story. (Take almost any panel ''out'' of context, however...) However, a lot of the time, you have to think hard about every detail, pour pore over your extensive notes notes, and reread several earlier portions of the story (perhaps multiple times) before figuring it out, and then look it up online to realise realize you were only scratching the surface. Of course, that's what makes it so fun.
** But, there Keeping track of everything (or sometimes catching the important things in the first place) is what makes you reach for the aspirin. There aren't very many characters at first, but then the trolls show up. And alternate timelines. And extra ''universes'', complete with [[UpToEleven counterparts to characters we already have]]. And ''yes'', you have to keep track of them [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters all]]. And pretty much ''everything'' is important in some way, shape, or form. And most plot elements doesn't make sense until you have the whole story behind them--which is why you have to pay such close attention, because you ''will'' miss something if you don't and then you'll be lost.
** There
are still so many unanswered questions, with more being brought up every page, that it still qualifies as a Mind Screw of truly epic proportions. There's a reason the Wild Mass Guessing page had to be split into a dozen subpages.
* The previous MS Paint Adventure ''Webcomic/{{ProblemSleuth}}'' Adventure, ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', is actually a better example, given that it threw logic literally out the window right at the beginning. Over the course of the story, we have an imaginary universe that exists in all the characters' minds simultaneously, but physical objects can pass between the real and imaginary worlds. That's not even getting into things like mental transportation by hitting your head, valves, doors and clothes that change peoples' sizes and shapes, a robot walking through a portal into the building it's carrying on its back, or ''putting a window through itself''
16th Aug '13 8:04:37 PM Qussow
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* MegaTokyo is pretty hard for most readers to comprehend.

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* MegaTokyo is pretty hard for most readers to comprehend. It helps to think of each character as experiencing their own version of the world.
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