History Music / JonathanCoulton

30th Dec '17 4:42:29 AM DarkStorm
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** DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCtuhulhu: And then she offers him tea, and he comes over to visit her weekly, and when the princess forms a band, the dragon plays bass.



* NonIndicativeTitle: "You Ruined Everything" is ''not'' a BreakupSong; it's actually a very ''happy and loving'' song.

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"You Ruined Everything" is ''not'' a BreakupSong; it's actually a very ''happy and loving'' song.song.
** On the other side of the coin, "Pictures of Cats" is not a cheerful song about cats (or really about cats at all).



** "The Future Soon" has the narrator start one by creating a warrior robot race. The events of the war are unrevealed except that it led to Laura losing her eyes.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: "The Princess Who Saved Herself."

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** "The Future Soon" has the narrator start talk about starting one by creating a warrior robot race. The events of the war are unrevealed except that it led to Laura losing her eyes.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: "The Princess Who Saved Herself."" She does. Twice. And then she forms a band with the dragon and the witch she saved herself from.
9th Nov '17 1:27:07 PM Aquila89
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** In "Kenesaw Mountain Landis", the title character will "always be remembered as Kenesaw Mountain Landis".
3rd Nov '17 7:06:31 PM DustSnitch
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* BadassPrincess: "The Princess Who Saved Herself"


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%%* PrettyPrincessPowerhouse: "The Princess Who Saved Herself"
28th Oct '17 12:34:25 PM dlchen145
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A primarily internet-based musician who writes songs on all sorts of stuff, though his more popular songs tend to cater to the nerd or pop-culture crowd. You probably know him best as the writer of ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'''s ending song, "Still Alive". He also gained fame before that for his "Thing-A-Week" series of albums, wherein he challenged himself to write and record one song a week for an entire year, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome actually did it]].

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A Jonathan Coulton (born December 1, 1970) is a primarily internet-based musician who writes songs on all sorts of stuff, though his more popular songs tend to cater to the nerd or pop-culture crowd. You probably know him best as the writer of ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'''s ending song, "Still Alive". He also gained fame before that for his "Thing-A-Week" series of albums, wherein he challenged himself to write and record one song a week for an entire year, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome actually did it]].
24th Sep '17 6:01:20 PM nombretomado
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He often performs with Music/PaulAndStorm, and has done collaborations with Music/MCFrontalot. He has been involved in several Podcast/RiffTrax, including playing some songs before the live ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace''. He's the resident musician on the Creator/{{NPR}} game show ''Radio/AskMeAnother''. He is also the "Official Contributing Troubadour" of ''Popular Science'' magazine, and sang the opening theme for their podcast. He also has a handful of songs featured in ''VideoGame/RockBand''. As mentioned above, he wrote the credits song for ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', "Still Alive", as well as [[VideoGame/Portal2 the sequel's]], "Want You Gone". He's also long-time friends with John Hodgman, has written songs for Hodgman's book tours (which he often participates in), and has appeared on all three audiobooks for Hodgman's CompleteWorldKnowledge series. Lately, he's done the [[PreviouslyOn recap songs]] for ''Series/BrainDead2016''. Basically, he's popular, is what we're getting at.

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He often performs with Music/PaulAndStorm, and has done collaborations with Music/MCFrontalot. He has been involved in several Podcast/RiffTrax, including playing some songs before the live ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace''. He's the resident musician on the Creator/{{NPR}} game show ''Radio/AskMeAnother''. He is also the "Official Contributing Troubadour" of ''Popular Science'' magazine, and sang the opening theme for their podcast. He also has a handful of songs featured in ''VideoGame/RockBand''. As mentioned above, he wrote the credits song for ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', "Still Alive", as well as [[VideoGame/Portal2 the sequel's]], "Want You Gone". He's also long-time friends with John Hodgman, has written songs for Hodgman's book tours (which he often participates in), and has appeared on all three audiobooks for Hodgman's CompleteWorldKnowledge Literature/CompleteWorldKnowledge series. Lately, he's done the [[PreviouslyOn recap songs]] for ''Series/BrainDead2016''. Basically, he's popular, is what we're getting at.
18th Sep '17 6:12:36 PM DustSnitch
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: "The Princess Who Saved Herself" singlehandedly defeats a dragon by tying his tail to a tree, tells him off to his face, makes him ''cry'', and gets him to ''apologize''! BadassPrincess indeed!

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: "The Princess Who Saved Herself" singlehandedly defeats a dragon by tying his tail to a tree, tells him off to his face, makes him ''cry'', and gets him to ''apologize''! BadassPrincess indeed!''apologize''!
18th Sep '17 9:23:57 AM jtierney50
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* StylisticSuck: the final chorus of "Re: Your Brains" is sung by a chorus of moaning, groaning zombies.
18th Sep '17 9:22:32 AM jtierney50
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** The scientist who lives in Skullcrusher Mountain is downright friendly to his kidnapped "girlfriend", he just has no idea how to go about it. Scarface is likewise "a sweetheart".



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: the eponymous Creepy Doll's crimes against the narrator include sleeping in the narrator's bed, moving around when the narrator isn't looking, and ... asking if he really needs that much honey in his tea.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: played with in "Ikea": the narrator things Sweden was founded by [[UsefulNotes/NorseMythology Thor]], and that Ikea was one of the first things to be created in the country, along with Vikings and longboats.



* FauxAffablyEvil: the scientist in "Skullcrusher Mountain" has his affable facade slip when reminds the girl that "this mountain is covered with wolves".



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* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDineNoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: the general premise of "Skullcrusher Mountain".


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* UnreliableNarrator: implied in "Creepy Doll", when the last verse reveals that "the bag of big-city money" is still sitting in the house. Was the narrator actually plagued by a creepy talking doll, or was he just nuts?
18th Sep '17 9:11:57 AM jtierney50
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* {{Cyborg}}: ''Future Soon'' is about a nerdy kid day-dreaming about replacing his body with cybernetics so he won't be "weak and strange" any more.

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* {{Cyborg}}: ''Future Soon'' is about a nerdy kid day-dreaming about replacing his body with cybernetics so he won't be "weak and strange" any more. His hypothetical future girlfriend also has bionic eyes.
18th Sep '17 9:09:05 AM jtierney50
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** Not to mention the half-pony, half-monkey monster from "Skullcrusher Mountain". The only descriptions we get of it are "I used too many monkeys" and "I ruined a pony", and judging by the fact that the unnamed love interest won't stop screaming, it's probably exactly as horrific as it sounds.
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