History Narm / Literature

20th May '18 2:25:28 PM nombretomado
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* The death of Anji's boyfriend Dave in the Series/DoctorWho Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''Escape Velocity'', a lousy installment in an otherwise [[GushingAboutShowsYouLike great series]]:

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* The death of Anji's boyfriend Dave in the Series/DoctorWho Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''Escape Velocity'', a lousy installment in an otherwise [[GushingAboutShowsYouLike [[SugarWiki/GushingAboutShowsYouLike great series]]:
5th May '18 5:00:54 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** The high priest of Helgrind resembles a certain [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail Black Knight]]. It's a miracle that he didn't shout, "It's just a flesh wound!"

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** The high priest of Helgrind resembles a certain [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail Black Knight]]. It's a miracle that he didn't shout, "It's just a flesh wound!"wound!" Then again, the description is also similar to how DarthWiki/DarthVader looked under all that armour.
30th Apr '18 11:09:13 AM Julia1984
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* In ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', there is the moment later Dracula attacks Mina. This scene reads like attempted rape but is brought down by four factors: 1) the fact that the men are all in the room and do nothing about it; 2) that Harker is unconscious in the corner with a red face and the description of him sounds as if he's drunk; 3) when the men break the door down Van Helsing goes flying across the floor; and 4) Dr Seward completely kills the moment when he likens the scene in his narration to "a child forcing a kitten's nose into a saucer of milk to compel it to drink." Way to kill the mood, Seward.

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* In ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', there is the moment later Dracula attacks Mina. This scene reads like attempted rape but is brought down by four factors: 1) the fact that the men are all in the room and do nothing about it; 2) that Harker is unconscious in the corner with a red face and the description of him sounds as if he's drunk; 3) 2) when the men break the door down Van Helsing goes flying across the floor; and 4) 3) Dr Seward completely kills the moment when he likens the scene in his narration to "a child forcing a kitten's nose into a saucer of milk to compel it to drink." Way to kill the mood, Seward.
27th Apr '18 5:59:14 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* While listing any specific parts in ''Literature/TheBible'' here is just [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment asking for trouble]], it's hard to argue that many re-translations for modern audiences (as in, aside from the classic KJV and updated NIV) are filled with incredibly awkward and silly attempts to give the book a more "casual" tone. For instance, the possessed man's response to Jesus in Mark 5:9 ("My name is Legion, for we are many") sounds quite chilling in older translations. How does one contemporary edition render this? "My name is [[FailOSuckyName Lots]], because there are lots of demons in me."
13th Apr '18 5:46:03 AM Carliro
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* ''Literature/TheLegendOfRahAndTheMuggles'' is mathematically designed to not be taken seriously. This is a story aimed at preschoolers with Teletubbies-like mascot characters that are descended from eugenics targets in a post-apocalypse. No, is not a parody. In fact the author takes every moment she can [[{{Anvilicious}} to shove down her deep messages]] on eminent domain laws, the United Nations, political corruption and communism, in a book where characters baby talk and the villain is a schoolyard villain. [[Anime/TheAnimatrix The Second Renaissance]] this ain't.

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* ''Literature/TheLegendOfRahAndTheMuggles'' is mathematically designed to not be taken seriously. This is a story aimed at preschoolers with Teletubbies-like mascot characters that are descended from eugenics targets in a post-apocalypse. No, this is not a parody. In fact the author takes every moment she can [[{{Anvilicious}} to shove down her deep messages]] on eminent domain laws, the United Nations, political corruption and communism, in a book where characters baby talk and the villain is a schoolyard villain. [[Anime/TheAnimatrix The Second Renaissance]] this ain't. Worse was the lawsuit she threw against ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', in which she tried to portray this as the more mature series...
13th Apr '18 5:44:55 AM Carliro
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* ''Literature/TheLegendOfRahAndTheMuggles'' is mathematically designed to not be taken seriously. This is a story aimed at preschoolers with Teletubbies-like mascot characters that are descended from eugenics targets in a post-apocalypse. No, is not a parody. In fact the author takes every moment she can [[{{Anvilicious}} to shove down her deep messages]] on eminent domain laws, the United Nations, political corruption and communism, in a book where characters baby talk and the villain is a schoolyard villain. [[Anime/TheAnimatrix The Second Renaissance]] this ain't.
1st Apr '18 9:13:49 AM memememememe
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* Creator/HPLovecraft -- great writer but, ye gods, it is hard to take some of those stories as seriously as you're supposed to. There's just too much blatant racism. The Narm is most evident whenever his characters GoMadFromTheRevelation: excessively [[PurpleProse verbose]] [[LargeHam melodramatic ranting]] with lots of the [[SesquipedialianLoquaciousness longest words he could find in the thesaurus]]. And what did fish ever do to Creator/HPLovecraft anyway?

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* Creator/HPLovecraft -- great writer but, ye gods, it is hard to take some of those stories as seriously as you're supposed to. There's just too much blatant racism. The Narm is most evident whenever his characters GoMadFromTheRevelation: excessively [[PurpleProse magnanimously verbose]] [[LargeHam melodramatic ranting]] with lots of the [[SesquipedialianLoquaciousness [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness longest words he could find in the thesaurus]]. And what did fish ever do to Creator/HPLovecraft anyway?
1st Apr '18 9:12:26 AM memememememe
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1st Apr '18 9:11:28 AM memememememe
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* Creator/HPLovecraft -- great writer but, ye gods, it is hard to take some of those stories as seriously as you're supposed to. There's just too much blatant racism.

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* Creator/HPLovecraft -- great writer but, ye gods, it is hard to take some of those stories as seriously as you're supposed to. There's just too much blatant racism. The Narm is most evident whenever his characters GoMadFromTheRevelation: excessively [[PurpleProse verbose]] [[LargeHam melodramatic ranting]] with lots of the [[SesquipedialianLoquaciousness longest words he could find in the thesaurus]]. And what did fish ever do to Creator/HPLovecraft anyway?



** If you know actual Arabic, the AsLongAsItSoundsForeign name of Abdul Alhazred is actually [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment redundant]]. "Abdul" means "Servant/Slave of the". So if "Hazred" meant anything, than "Abdul Alhazred" would mean "Slave of the the (whatever it meant)." Anything that has two definite articles comes off a little Narmy.

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** If you know actual Arabic, the AsLongAsItSoundsForeign name of Abdul Alhazred is actually [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment redundant]]. "Abdul" means "Servant/Slave of the". So if "Hazred" meant anything, anything besides being a misspelling of "Hazard", than "Abdul Alhazred" would mean "Slave of the the (whatever it meant).Hazardous." Anything that has two definite articles comes off a little Narmy.



** The PurpleProse when the protagonist is [[GoMadFromTheRevelation going mad from the revelation]] can be also be really melodramatic and tends to use lots of the longest words he could find in the thesaurus. And what did fish ever do to Creator/HPLovecraft anyway?

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** The PurpleProse when the protagonist is [[GoMadFromTheRevelation going mad from the revelation]] can be also be really melodramatic and tends to use lots of the longest words he could find in the thesaurus. And what did fish ever do to Creator/HPLovecraft anyway?
25th Mar '18 10:16:34 AM nombretomado
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* Stephen King's ''{{Carrie}}'', when Carrie finally rebels against Margaret by screaming:

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* Stephen King's ''{{Carrie}}'', ''{{Literature/Carrie}}'', when Carrie finally rebels against Margaret by screaming:
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