History WhatAnIdiot / Literature

6th Dec '16 1:51:10 PM SwampAdder
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** "The Three Garriedbs": Evans shot [[HeterosexualLifePartners Watson]] in front of Holmes. That gets him to [[NotSoStoic panic]] and [[BigBrotherInstinct trips off that protective instinct towards Watson]]. BewareTheQuietOnes, indeed.
12th Nov '16 3:48:37 PM Hedging
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* Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents has a number of examples:
**In the very first book, ''The Bad Beginning'', the children go to see Mr. Poe to share how terrible living with Coljnt Olaf has been for them. Namely he keeps them all in one room (with one bed), gives them a number of terribles chores daily, has terrible friends, is drunk often and recently struck Klaus on the face.\\
'''You'd expect:''' Mr. Poe, after hearing such terrible circumstances, to have second thoughts about Count Olaf. Not to mention given his unhealthy obsession with their fortune they are to inherit at adulthood that he directly expressed in front of Mr. Poe when the childrne were first dropped off, that perhaps the children would be better off with another guardian.\\
'''Instead:''' MR. Poe merely tells the children with little sympathy that Count Olaf is their guardian and his parenting methods are his own business. It isn't until Count Olaf tries to gain access to the BAudelaire fortune by secretly marrying Violet, that Mr. Poe finally sees Count Olaf for what he really is and has the children removed from his care.
28th Sep '16 9:26:18 AM hello86
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During the Fang La campaign, two of the Liangshan heroes, Shan Tinggui and Wei Dingguo, are assigned to help Lu Junyi capture an enemy city. They see that the city gates are open and not a soldier in sight...\\

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** During the Fang La campaign, two of the Liangshan heroes, Shan Tinggui and Wei Dingguo, are assigned to help Lu Junyi capture an enemy city. They see that the city gates are open and not a soldier in sight...\\
6th Sep '16 6:21:22 PM Gitman
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** More to the point: A person discovers they have the ability to reanimate dead tissues.
'''You'd expect''' - Frankenstein to try smaller organisms first before working up to something like a human in order to get all the practice he needs to not screw it up.

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** More to the point: A person discovers they have the ability to reanimate dead tissues.
tissues.\\
'''You'd expect''' - Frankenstein to try smaller organisms first before working up to something like a human in order to get all the practice he needs to not screw it up.\\
22nd Aug '16 3:33:26 PM eowynjedi
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** Later, George is on trial for treason and incest with Anne. Cromwell gives him a piece of paper and specifically instructs him ''not'' to read it aloud, only to say if he recognizes what's written on it.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That George would follow instructions, as it's a line of insults against Henry.\\

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** Later, George is on trial for treason and incest with Anne. Cromwell gives him a piece of paper and specifically instructs him ''not'' says there's no need to read it aloud, only to say if he recognizes what's written on it.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That George would follow instructions, as limit his answer to ''no'' because it's a line of insults against Henry.\\
19th Aug '16 11:35:47 AM eowynjedi
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* In "[[Literature/{{Valdemar}} Winds of Fate]]", [[RebelliousPrincess Princess Elspeth]] has gone on a mission to recruit a mage willing, able, and suited to teach any potential mages of her land - including herself. She finds out on the way that the Companions have bent all of their formidable abilities toward getting her to just such a mage, and have been doing so for quite some time.\\

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* In "[[Literature/{{Valdemar}} ''[[Literature/{{Valdemar}} Winds of Fate]]", Fate]]'', [[RebelliousPrincess Princess Elspeth]] has gone on a mission to recruit a mage willing, able, and suited to teach any potential mages of her land - including herself. She finds out on the way that the Companions have bent all of their formidable abilities toward getting her to just such a mage, and have been doing so for quite some time.\\


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* ''Literature/WolfHall''
** George Boleyn does not like the king's Master Secretary, Thomas Cromwell, and tries to poison his relationship with Henry. He succeeds in planting doubts in Henry's mind, and Henry flies into a screaming rage that Cromwell only just escapes from intact.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' George to just let it happen without saying anything.\\
'''Instead:''' He finds Cromwell afterwards to gloat about how Cromwell's been put in his place, thus letting Cromwell know who put the idea into Henry's head. And he fails to realize what Cromwell means when he says "I will profit by this lesson."
** Later, George is on trial for treason and incest with Anne. Cromwell gives him a piece of paper and specifically instructs him ''not'' to read it aloud, only to say if he recognizes what's written on it.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That George would follow instructions, as it's a line of insults against Henry.\\
'''Instead:''' He reads it in a condescending tone to raise a laugh. Then he sees the judges' expressions and hastily tries to disclaim ownership of the words, but just reading it out on the stand is enough to condemn him by Tudor justice. (Granted, Cromwell had marked him for vengeance anyway for his role in Cardinal Wolsey's downfall and could have done it without the ReversePsychology, but George didn't have to make it so ''easy''.)
** Cromwell prepares for a BattleOfWits with the musician Mark Smeaton, since he plans to use Mark as a wedge to open a case for adultery and treason charges against Anne Boleyn and several other men. He starts, all politeness, by asking if he knows why Anne is unhappy.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Mark to continue being suspicious of Cromwell, though admittedly it wouldn't have changed the outcome.\\
'''Instead:''' He claims that Anne is unhappy because she's in love with him, Mark, and they have in fact slept together. Cromwell has to stop and simply be astonished before he slips into being Bad Cop.\\
'''Also:''' When Mark [[OhCrap realizes what's actually going on]] and tries to take it back, Cromwell points out that nobody had hurt or even threatened him. He just blurt it out all on his own.
17th Jul '16 11:18:15 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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'''You'd expect''' - With GenreSavvy Van Helsing as their mentor, they'd fully investigate anything and everything going on in and around their group that might be evidence of Dracula messing with them, and keep a close guard with full precautions on every member of their group. \\

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'''You'd expect''' - With GenreSavvy Van Helsing as their mentor, they'd fully investigate anything and everything going on in and around their group that might be evidence of Dracula messing with them, and keep a close guard with full precautions on every member of their group. \\



'''You'd Expect''': For the normally GenreSavvy Eva to [[spoiler: '''not''' touch anything in the room, and immediately go to the police and others so they can help her out, locate the boss who's in a business trip outside the village, and deal as normally as possible with the investigations and the funeral.]].\\

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'''You'd Expect''': For the normally GenreSavvy Eva to [[spoiler: '''not''' touch anything in the room, and immediately go to the police and others so they can help her out, locate the boss who's in a business trip outside the village, and deal as normally as possible with the investigations and the funeral.]].\\



** Some might consider it blasphemy to put something that [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Grand]] [[MagnificentBastard Admiral]] [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Thrawn]] did on this page. While he ''is'' pretty brilliant, one of his decisions is pretty inexplicable. In ''The Last Command'', Pellaeon asks Thrawn why he isn't sending a team of [[ProudWarriorRace Noghri]] on an important mission as he has done in the past. Thrawn responds by saying ""There's something wrong with the Noghri, Captain. I don't yet know what it is, but I know it's there." Thrawn goes on to say that until he figures out what it is, the Noghri will remain under suspicion. And as the readers know, Thrawn is right; the Noghri are no longer loyal to him, and while they can't openly oppose him they would like to see him taken down.\\

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** Some might consider it blasphemy to put something that [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Grand]] [[MagnificentBastard Admiral]] [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Admiral Thrawn]] did on this page. While he ''is'' pretty brilliant, one of his decisions is pretty inexplicable. In ''The Last Command'', Pellaeon asks Thrawn why he isn't sending a team of [[ProudWarriorRace Noghri]] on an important mission as he has done in the past. Thrawn responds by saying ""There's something wrong with the Noghri, Captain. I don't yet know what it is, but I know it's there." Thrawn goes on to say that until he figures out what it is, the Noghri will remain under suspicion. And as the readers know, Thrawn is right; the Noghri are no longer loyal to him, and while they can't openly oppose him they would like to see him taken down.\\
4th Jul '16 9:44:40 AM Morgenthaler
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'''You'd expect''' - With GenreSavvy Van Helsing as their ObiWan, they'd fully investigate anything and everything going on in and around their group that might be evidence of Dracula messing with them, and keep a close guard with full precautions on every member of their group. \\

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'''You'd expect''' - With GenreSavvy Van Helsing as their ObiWan, mentor, they'd fully investigate anything and everything going on in and around their group that might be evidence of Dracula messing with them, and keep a close guard with full precautions on every member of their group. \\
27th Jun '16 5:11:45 PM Protagonist506
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\n** More to the point: A person discovers they have the ability to reanimate dead tissues.
'''You'd expect''' - Frankenstein to try smaller organisms first before working up to something like a human in order to get all the practice he needs to not screw it up.
'''Instead:''' He goes straight to making a person without considering anything that could go wrong. (Though, to be fair, this is [[AnthropicPrinciple kind of the point of the story]])
23rd Jun '16 11:42:28 AM Minni128
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'''What's Worse''': Years later, upon finding out that she had survived, he decides to seek her out, despite his other sister, Miyako, warning their brother, Tora, not to for understandable reasons, as it could (and, most likely, [[spoiler: ''would'' ]])result in her death, nevermind the fact that she had opened the gate once and would be prompted to open it again. \\

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'''What's Worse''': Years later, upon finding out that she had survived, he decides to seek her out, despite his other sister, Miyako, warning their brother, Tora, not to for understandable reasons, as it could (and, most likely, unfortunately, [[spoiler: ''would'' ''does'' ]])result in her death, nevermind the fact that she had opened the gate once and would be prompted to open it again. \\
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