History NarmCharm / Literature

23rd Dec '17 11:44:52 PM Flame
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* In the Czech movie, Koyla, part of the plot involves Koyla's grandmother dying, Louka tells him that she [[NeverSayDie is only sleeping]] as the boy is only five years old at the time. Later in the movie, there is the scene where Kolya is in the bath, uses the shower head like a telephone and [[ChildrenAreInnocent tries to speak with his grandmother.]] It seems a bit ridiculous, but is genuinely sad because of how very upset he.
7th Dec '17 6:45:57 PM PaulA
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* Frank Peretti, a Christian horror writer, is very adept at the use of Narm Charm. Apparently, he realizes that his plots are extremely outlandish, and in order to avoid Narm he cranks up the absurdity of his situations UpToEleven and lets you know it's okay to laugh through witty prose, thereby leading to situations -- such as a town erupting into terrifying/hilarious chaos around a false Messiah -- that are bizarre, hilarious, and somehow, really, really terrifying. [[AdaptationDecay Unfortunately, this does not translate well into]] [[Narm/{{Film}} the film versions of his work]].

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* Frank Peretti, Creator/FrankPeretti, a Christian horror writer, is very adept at the use of Narm Charm. Apparently, he realizes that his plots are extremely outlandish, and in order to avoid Narm he cranks up the absurdity of his situations UpToEleven and lets you know it's okay to laugh through witty prose, thereby leading to situations -- such as a town erupting into terrifying/hilarious chaos around a false Messiah -- that are bizarre, hilarious, and somehow, really, really terrifying. [[AdaptationDecay Unfortunately, this does not translate well into]] [[Narm/{{Film}} the film versions of his work]].
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.
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