History NarmCharm / Literature

21st Jul '16 2:44:01 PM margdean56
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* In ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}''; Ilke's adoration of mothers fall into this by being a huge LesYay and implying that she LikesOlderWomen. It is understandable that she's desperate for a mother, growing up without any females to look up to for 10 years, but her lines of 'Do all mothers smell this good?' is still pretty narmy, yet strangely adorable.

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* In ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}''; Ilke's adoration of mothers fall falls into this by being a huge LesYay and implying that she LikesOlderWomen. It is understandable that she's desperate for a mother, growing up without any females to look up to for 10 years, but her lines line of 'Do all mothers smell this good?' is still pretty narmy, yet strangely adorable.
1st Jan '16 6:35:59 PM DuncanHills
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* [[spoiler:Bluestar]]'s encroaching mental illness in ''Literature/WarriorCats''. On the one hand, she's a fictional feral cat, so it's hard to cry for her. But on the other, she's an incredible leader and beloved friend ''who didn't deserve to live like that, dammit!''

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* [[spoiler:Bluestar]]'s encroaching mental illness in ''Literature/WarriorCats''. On the one hand, she's a fictional feral cat, so it's hard to cry for her. But on the other, she's an incredible leader and beloved friend ''who didn't deserve to live like that, dammit!''dammit!''
* ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' - Aldous Huxley's writing style can come across as pretty hackey and/or lazy, but it's kind of endearing. It works well to bring the reader into a world that is (especially for the time of writing) quite difficult to buy into.
12th Dec '15 5:44:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''XWingSeries'': Certainly the newbie Tatooine pilot Gavin Darklighter's response to seeing Coruscant for the first time was [[Narm/StarWars narmy]], but it helps illustrate just how young the kid is.

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* ''XWingSeries'': ''Literature/XWingSeries'': Certainly the newbie Tatooine pilot Gavin Darklighter's response to seeing Coruscant for the first time was [[Narm/StarWars narmy]], but it helps illustrate just how young the kid is.
3rd Dec '15 7:07:05 AM FF32
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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' practically ran on this. It's a modern reimagination of GreekMythology where scenarios like Zeus wearring suit, Poseidon prefering khaki short or Apollo driving a sun bus while making haiku are all real. And fans love it.

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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' practically ran on this. It's a modern reimagination of GreekMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology where scenarios like Zeus wearring wearing a suit, Poseidon prefering preferring khaki short shorts or Apollo driving a sun bus while making haiku haikus are all real. And fans love it.
29th Nov '15 2:35:41 AM LahmacunKebab
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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' practically ran on this. It's a modern reimagination of GreekMythologies where scenarios like Zeus wearring suit, Poseidon prefering khaki short or Apollo driving a sun bus while making haiku are all real. And fans love it.

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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' practically ran on this. It's a modern reimagination of GreekMythologies GreekMythology where scenarios like Zeus wearring suit, Poseidon prefering khaki short or Apollo driving a sun bus while making haiku are all real. And fans love it.
27th Oct '15 6:32:34 PM killikim
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* In ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}''; Ilke's adoration of mothers fall into this by being a huge LesYay and implying that she LikesOlderWomen. It is understandable that she's desperate for a mother, growing up without any females to look up to for 10 years, but her lines of 'Do all mothers smell this good?' is still pretty narmy, yet strangely adorable.
27th Jun '15 9:22:36 PM nombretomado
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* Discussed with an internal example in ''Literature/StarTrekKlingonEmpire''. The old animated show "[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic Battlecruiser Vengeance]]" is this for many Klingons (and it's a nice wink to actual fans of [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Original Series]] ''Franchise/StarTrek'' too). One particular episode presents the Klingon hero repelling a Federation boarding party. The episode was produced during the height of tensions between the empire and the Federation, and the party consists of ridiculous, inaccurate computer-generated images of Federation member races. Specifically, the Andorian is more green than blue and has overlong antennae, the Vulcan's ears are too pointed, the Tellarite looks more like an actual boar, the Betazoid has fully blacked-out eyes instead of simple dark irises, the Human has eyes too large and a mouth too small, the Trill has spots covering her entire body, and the Denobulan has misplaced ridges. In the minds of many "modern" fans, the inaccuracy just adds to the joy of it.

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* Discussed with an internal example in ''Literature/StarTrekKlingonEmpire''. The old animated show "[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic "[[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 Battlecruiser Vengeance]]" is this for many Klingons (and it's a nice wink to actual fans of [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Original Series]] ''Franchise/StarTrek'' too). One particular episode presents the Klingon hero repelling a Federation boarding party. The episode was produced during the height of tensions between the empire and the Federation, and the party consists of ridiculous, inaccurate computer-generated images of Federation member races. Specifically, the Andorian is more green than blue and has overlong antennae, the Vulcan's ears are too pointed, the Tellarite looks more like an actual boar, the Betazoid has fully blacked-out eyes instead of simple dark irises, the Human has eyes too large and a mouth too small, the Trill has spots covering her entire body, and the Denobulan has misplaced ridges. In the minds of many "modern" fans, the inaccuracy just adds to the joy of it.
30th May '15 8:24:03 PM Terrialstrasz
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* [[Narm/StarWars Pellaeon]], in the NewJediOrder, delivering a ShutUpHannibal that ends "You may win the occasional battle against us, Vorrik, but the Empire will ''always'' strike back."


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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' practically ran on this. It's a modern reimagination of GreekMythologies where scenarios like Zeus wearring suit, Poseidon prefering khaki short or Apollo driving a sun bus while making haiku are all real. And fans love it.
28th May '15 10:30:08 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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* From ''LordOfTheFlies'', the line [[spoiler:"Roger sharpened a stick at both ends"]] should, by all rights, be laughable (what, is he going to [[spoiler:trip and fall on it]] or something?) In context, however, it's the sign of the boys' complete degeneration into unbridled savagery.

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* From ''LordOfTheFlies'', ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'', the line [[spoiler:"Roger sharpened a stick at both ends"]] should, by all rights, be laughable (what, is he going to [[spoiler:trip and fall on it]] or something?) In context, however, it's the sign of the boys' complete degeneration into unbridled savagery.
18th May '15 2:53:29 AM erforce
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** {{Room 101}} itself works as an example. We've seen how lesser works have made the "your worst nightmare come to life" less scary than it should. Indeed, at first glance, the idea that, after months of the most devious psychological and physical torture known to man, the thing that breaks Winston is "give up your love, or get your face eaten by rats", still kinda sounds like something out of a ''{{Saw}}'' movie. But when you read it... it works, dammit.

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** {{Room 101}} itself works as an example. We've seen how lesser works have made the "your worst nightmare come to life" less scary than it should. Indeed, at first glance, the idea that, after months of the most devious psychological and physical torture known to man, the thing that breaks Winston is "give up your love, or get your face eaten by rats", still kinda sounds like something out of a ''{{Saw}}'' ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movie. But when you read it... it works, dammit.
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