History ShutUpHannibal / Literature

21st Dec '15 8:02:42 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': Puddleglum does this to TheVamp, narrowly preventing her from [[BrainWashed brainwashing]] him and the rest of the heroes. -->"[[AllJustADream Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things]]—trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and [[CrystalDragonJesus Aslan himself]]. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. Suppose this black pit of a kingdom of yours is the only world. Well, it strikes me as a pretty poor one. And that's a funny thing, when you come to think of it. We're just babies making up a game, if you're right. But four babies playing a game can make a play-world which licks your real world hollow. That's why I'm going to stand by the play-world. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it.]] I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia." ** Bonus points for Puddleglum, because he managed to achieve a Shut Up, Hannibal! even after ''conceding to everything she'd said''.
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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': In ''Literature/TheSilverChair'', Puddleglum does gives an unusually verbose but still epic version of this trope. Bonus points for verbally kicking ass ''even after conceding to TheVamp, narrowly preventing her everything the BigBad said''. -->"One word, Ma'am," he said, coming back from [[BrainWashed brainwashing]] him and the rest fire; limping, because of the heroes. -->"[[AllJustADream pain. "One word. All you've been saying is quite right, I shouldn't wonder. I'm a chap who always liked to know the worst and then put the best face I can on it. So I won't deny any of what you said. But there's one thing more to be said, even so. [[AllJustADream Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things]]—trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and [[CrystalDragonJesus Aslan himself]]. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. Suppose this black pit of a kingdom of yours is the only world. Well, it strikes me as a pretty poor one. And that's a funny thing, when you come to think of it. We're just babies making up a game, if you're right. But four babies playing a game can make a play-world which licks your real world hollow. That's why I'm going to stand by the play-world. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it.]] I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia." ** Bonus points So, thanking you kindly for Puddleglum, because he managed our supper, if these two gentlemen and the young lady are ready, we're leaving your court at once and setting out in the dark to achieve spend our lives looking for Overland. Not that our lives will be very long, I should think; but that's small loss if the world's as dull a Shut Up, Hannibal! even after ''conceding to everything she'd said''.place as you say."
27th Nov '15 2:50:07 PM randomtroper89
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* In ''Literature/RedDragon'', Will Graham comes about as close as anyone gets to giving Hannibal Lecter himself this treatment. Granted, he says it out loud to a written letter, but it shows exactly what he thinks about having the same motivations as a deranged serial killer. ** Earlier in the book, he calls one of Lecter's bluffs by ''walking away'' when he tries to get a lecture rolling.
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* In ''Literature/RedDragon'', ''Literature/RedDragon'': ** Will Graham calls one of Lecter's bluffs by ''walking away'' when he tries to get a lecture rolling. ** He later comes about as close as anyone gets to giving Hannibal Lecter himself this treatment. Granted, he says it out loud to a written letter, but it shows exactly what he thinks about having the same motivations as a deranged serial killer. ** Earlier in the book, he calls one of Lecter's bluffs by ''walking away'' when he tries to get a lecture rolling.killer.
29th Jul '15 1:33:12 PM Anddrix
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* In ''[[Literature/TheMortalInstruments City Of Glass]]'', Valentine avoids this by using a magic rune to keep Clary quiet ''so he can monologue without interruption''. [[spoiler: She eventually gives a rebuttal by writing in the dirt]].
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* In ''[[Literature/TheMortalInstruments City Of Glass]]'', ''Literature/CityOfGlass'', Valentine avoids this by using a magic rune to keep Clary quiet ''so he can monologue without interruption''. [[spoiler: She eventually gives a rebuttal by writing in the dirt]].
10th Feb '15 6:56:46 AM isoycrazy
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* Harry Dresden of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' does this a lot, given how GenreSavvy he is. One of the more dramatic examples is when he verbally shuts down [[spoiler: Queen Mab]] at the end of ''Literature/GhostStory''. When [[spoiler: she brings him back to life]], Harry says he will honor his word, but must do it ''his'' way, or else he becomes a mindless thug, exactly what [[spoiler: Mab]] ''doesn't'' want. In a partial subversion, the recipient is both furious and elated at this statement.
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' ** In ''Death Masks'' the powerful villain Nicodemus gives Harry Dresden of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' does this a lot, given how GenreSavvy he is. One of brutal breaking speech, [[spoiler:Harry refuses Nicodemus' offer with the more dramatic examples quote "[l]ead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil." This is followed by Harry's usual eloquence for declarative statements, when Nicodemus asked if he was sure, "Fuck off, Nick."]] ** When he verbally shuts down [[spoiler: Queen Mab]] at the end of ''Literature/GhostStory''. When [[spoiler: she brings him back to life]], Harry says he will honor his word, but must do it ''his'' way, or else he becomes a mindless thug, exactly what [[spoiler: Mab]] ''doesn't'' want. In a partial subversion, the recipient is both furious and elated at this statement.
25th Dec '14 3:25:48 PM EnglishGuruLady
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**Made even better in the film version of ''The Help'' because Aibileen also calls Hilly a godless woman.
12th Dec '14 9:07:22 AM Anddrix
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* In [[Literature/TheMortalInstruments City Of Glass]], Valentine avoids this by using a magic rune to keep a character quiet ''so he can monologue without interruption''. The character eventually gives a rebuttal by writing in the dirt.
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* In [[Literature/TheMortalInstruments ''[[Literature/TheMortalInstruments City Of Glass]], Glass]]'', Valentine avoids this by using a magic rune to keep a character Clary quiet ''so he can monologue without interruption''. The character [[spoiler: She eventually gives a rebuttal by writing in the dirt.dirt]].
2nd Apr '14 12:09:07 PM ghidorah15
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* Harry Dresden of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' does this a lot, though mostly to [[MagnificentBastard the mobster Marcone]]. It should be noted, though, that Harry reacts this way even when Marcone is making a very reasonable offer and being very polite about it. Harry can be kind of a jerk himself. Marcone's general response is to snark back and look amused. Also, when the hero has called up the gangster on three occasions in the books (''Death Masks'', ''White Night'' and ''Changes'') and asked the gangster for help -- and received it-- but Marcone is a bad guy. In each case, Marcone got something HE wanted as well, even if it was only a [[ManipulativeBastard bit of leverage]] on Harry. Marcone is criminal scum ''with style''. ** One of the more dramatic ones is when Harry gives one of these to [[spoiler:Queen Mab]] at the end of ''Literature/GhostStory''. When [[spoiler:she brings him back to life]], Harry says he will honor his word, but must do it his way, or else he becomes a mindless thug. In a partial subversion, the recipient is both furious and elated at this statement.
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* Harry Dresden of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' does this a lot, though mostly to [[MagnificentBastard the mobster Marcone]]. It should be noted, though, that Harry reacts this way even when Marcone is making a very reasonable offer and being very polite about it. Harry can be kind of a jerk himself. Marcone's general response is to snark back and look amused. Also, when the hero has called up the gangster on three occasions in the books (''Death Masks'', ''White Night'' and ''Changes'') and asked the gangster for help -- and received it-- but Marcone is a bad guy. In each case, Marcone got something HE wanted as well, even if it was only a [[ManipulativeBastard bit of leverage]] on Harry. Marcone is criminal scum ''with style''. ** given how GenreSavvy he is. One of the more dramatic ones examples is when Harry gives one of these to [[spoiler:Queen he verbally shuts down [[spoiler: Queen Mab]] at the end of ''Literature/GhostStory''. When [[spoiler:she [[spoiler: she brings him back to life]], Harry says he will honor his word, but must do it his ''his'' way, or else he becomes a mindless thug.thug, exactly what [[spoiler: Mab]] ''doesn't'' want. In a partial subversion, the recipient is both furious and elated at this statement.
14th Feb '14 5:50:21 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Literature/ThoseThatWake'', Mike's heroic sacrifice shuts Man in Suit up in the middle of his lecture, killing him.
6th Dec '13 7:13:05 PM RoseAndHeather
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** And Augustus Khumalo gets to deliver a similar one to President Tyler of Monica in the process of cementing himself as a certified FourStarBadass.
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** And Augustus Khumalo gets to deliver a similar one to President Tyler of Monica in the process of cementing himself as a certified FourStarBadass.
6th Dec '13 7:12:27 PM RoseAndHeather
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** And Augustus Khumalo gets to deliver a similar one to President Tyler of Monica in the process of cementing himself as a certified FourStarBadass. -->"Obviously, I am deeply distressed by the loss of life, both Monican and Manticoran. The destruction of so many ships, and so much damage to the public property of the Union, are also deeply distressing to me. And I must inform you that Captain Terekhov, by his own admission to me in his formal reports, acknowledges that his actions were completely unauthorized by any higher authority.... Unfortunately, Mr. President, while all of that is true, I am also of the opinion that what my Queen would even more strongly desire is for you and your government to explain to her why you have been directly assisting efforts to recruit, support, encourage, and arm terrorist organizations engaged in active campaigns of assassination, murder, and destruction against the citizens of other sovereign star nations who have requested membership in the Star Kingdom of Manticore."
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