History WhatAnIdiot / Literature

9th Jan '18 10:06:33 PM DustSnitch
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', Virgil is told by the AlwaysChaoticEvil devils damned in the circle for {{Consummate Liar}}s that the bridge out of their circle has been destroyed and that it is now impossible to move on past this short cut the devils know

to:

* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', Virgil is told by the AlwaysChaoticEvil devils damned in the circle for {{Consummate Liar}}s that the bridge out of their circle has been destroyed and that it is now impossible to move on past this short cut shortcut the devils knowknow.\\
9th Jan '18 10:06:04 PM DustSnitch
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Some of the {{hypocrite}}s in ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' have this response to Virgil trusting the [[ConsummateLiar devils]] regarding how to cross over their tier of Malebolgia when, in fact, all of the bridges are broken. One essentially says "Lying is in the devil's nature. Weren't you aware of this?"

to:

* Some In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', Virgil is told by the AlwaysChaoticEvil devils damned in the circle for {{Consummate Liar}}s that the bridge out of their circle has been destroyed and that it is now impossible to move on past this short cut the devils know
'''You'd Expect''': That Virgil would be ignore the literal demons and take the path God has lined out.\\
'''Instead''': Virgil takes the devils advise and goes their way.\\
'''The Result''': The devils attempt to kill Virgil and his charge, forcing them to jump out
of the {{hypocrite}}s in ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' have this response to circle down into the pit of the hypocrites, who make fun of Virgil trusting the [[ConsummateLiar devils]] regarding how to cross over their tier of Malebolgia when, in fact, all of the bridges are broken. One essentially says "Lying is in the devil's nature. Weren't you aware of this?"for not sticking on his original path.
9th Jan '18 10:00:26 PM DustSnitch
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Some of the {{hypocrite}}s in ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' have this response to Virgil trusting the [[ConsummateLiar devils]] regarding how to cross over their tier of Malebolgia when, in fact, all of the bridges are broken. One essentially says "Lying is in the devil's nature. Weren't you aware of this?"
7th Jan '18 5:38:48 AM jto5334t
Is there an issue? Send a Message


A number of books have characters who do such stupid things [[WhatAnIdiot that you'd wish you could rewrite the story so they would act more sensibly]].



* ''Literature/AesopsFables:

to:

* ''Literature/AesopsFables:''Literature/AesopsFables'':



'''You'd Expect:''' Mr. Krupp to see through their disguise and refuse to hire them. He could try to show a funny side and joke to them that they do not work with extraterrestrials. What could help is the fact that [[PaperThinDisguise the aliens' disguises are very bad and]] [[BadBadActing look totally unconvincing]]. Not only that, but they have tentacles, rather than hands or feet.\\

to:

'''You'd Expect:''' Mr. Krupp to see through their disguise and refuse to hire them. He could try to show a funny side and joke to them that they do not work with extraterrestrials. What could help is the fact that [[PaperThinDisguise the aliens' disguises are very bad and]] [[BadBadActing and look totally unconvincing]]. Not only that, but they have tentacles, rather than hands or feet.\\


Added DiffLines:

** How is the example above set up, you may ask? Several hours earlier, George and Harold prepare for the lunch ladies a prank recipe involving mixing baking soda and vinegar. Disguising it as a cupcake recipe, they leave it at the cafeteria, claiming it's for Mr. Krupp's birthday, and leave. When the lunch ladies find it, they:\\
'''You'd Expect:''' ...tell each other that baking soda and vinegar in a cupcake recipe don't mix (a fourth-grader like George or Harold should know, as the pair found out earlier, that the two combined together cause a mass greater than the mass of the baking soda), then either bin the recipe and ignore it, or report it to Mr. Krupp (everyone knows when their own birthday falls).\\
'''Instead:''' ...not only fall for it, but decide to make cupcakes for the ''entire school''.\\
'''As A Result:''' The prank [[GoneHorriblyRight goes horribly right]], and the batch ends up 100 times the size the duo intends, flooding the school with green goop [[BreakingTheFourthWall (even the text is affected)]]. This also kicks off the plot of the book, due to the lunch ladies quitting after the incident.
5th Jan '18 10:17:46 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Atticus from the IronDruidChronicles is warned repeatedly by reliable sources including [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Jesus]] that taking part in a revenge crew against the [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse God Thor]] is a very bad idea and will have dire consequences. Atticus has spent most of his life avoiding fights whenever he can and is given an "out" that allows him to preserve his honor while avoding said situation. He also knows that prophecies can be true and how dangerous some of these magical beings can be.\\

to:

* Atticus from the IronDruidChronicles Literature/IronDruidChronicles is warned repeatedly by reliable sources including [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Jesus]] that taking part in a revenge crew against the [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse God Thor]] is a very bad idea and will have dire consequences. Atticus has spent most of his life avoiding fights whenever he can and is given an "out" that allows him to preserve his honor while avoding said situation. He also knows that prophecies can be true and how dangerous some of these magical beings can be.\\
15th Dec '17 11:17:54 PM karstovich2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In Creator/{{Xenophon}}'s ''The Education of Cyrus'', Astyages, King of the Medes, wants revenge on his brother Harpagus for something or another. He therefore finds Harpagus' son, slaughters him, [[NastyParty invites Harpagus to a grand banquet, and serves the son as a main course]].\\

to:

* In Creator/{{Xenophon}}'s ''The Education of Cyrus'', Astyages, King of the Medes, wants revenge on his brother Harpagus for something or another. He therefore finds Harpagus' son, slaughters him, [[NastyParty invites Harpagus to a grand banquet, and serves the son as a main course]].\\ So far, so good. What's important is what comes afterward:\\
15th Dec '17 11:14:29 PM karstovich2
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In Creator/{{Xenophon}}'s ''The Education of Cyrus'', Astyages, King of the Medes, wants revenge on his brother Harpagus for something or another. He therefore finds Harpagus' son, slaughters him, [[NastyParty invites Harpagus to a grand banquet, and serves the son as a main course]].\\
'''You'd Expect''': Astyages would keep his mouth shut about feeding his brother his son.\\
'''Or''': Astyages would tell Harpagus what was in his dinner, and then imprison or execute him.\\
'''Instead''': Astyages lets Harpagus figure it out and then puts him in charge of an army.\\
'''Even Worse:''': The army Astyages is put in charge of is going to Persia to fight Astyages' grandson, a half-Mede who has become King of Persia. His name? [[UsefulNotes/CyrusTheGreat Cyrus]]. His aim? Conquest. Will he ally with his great-uncle to beat his grandpa? You bet.
21st Oct '17 9:27:05 PM Jayalaw
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In ''The Last Olympian'', Annabeth reveals that Hermes dislikes her because [[spoiler:Luke came to her begging for her to run away with him. He was scared of Kronos taking his body to become a mortal host.]]\\
'''You'd Expect''': [[spoiler:Luke]] would remember that his ListOfTransgressions -- framing Percy for theft before attempting to murder him, poisoning Thalia's tree, leaving Annabeth to hold up the sky and taking her hostage-- would mean that Annabeth has no reason to trust him. The last one is especially egregious since it was a WoundedGazelleGambit that played on Annabeth's BigBrotherWorship, where she was used against her friends. [[spoiler:Luke]] would need to prove that this isn't another gambit to use her against Percy and the other members of Camp Half-Blood.\\
'''Instead''': He shows up at her house with no peace offering, no "Sorry I nearly killed Percy, nearly killed you that time with the sky, and tried to convince Thalia to join Kronos," and no proof that he genuinely needs help. Annabeth, who has a streak of white in her hair from when she held up the sky, [[CryingWolf turns him down]]. [[spoiler:While she later gets through to him during the climactic fight, she continually gets reasons that Luke cannot be trusted and probably would have betrayed her anyway]].



'''You'd Expect:''' Given what gods usually do to people when they're mad, she would keep her head down and stay out of sight until ''after'' he'd cooled off. Angering a god, even one who can't directly harm you due to the Oracle's power, is never a good idea.\\

to:

'''You'd Expect:''' Given what gods usually do to people when they're mad, she would keep her head down and stay out of sight until ''after'' he'd cooled off.off and sent the children into hiding. Angering a god, even one who can't directly harm you due to the Oracle's power, is never a good idea.\\
21st Oct '17 9:06:17 PM Jayalaw
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Meanwhile Lilly is dating J.P., an aspiring playwright whom Mia invited to sit with them. [[spoiler: It's revealed that J.P. is only dating her to get close to Mia, whom he likes because she is a princess and because she was the first person who was nice to him at their school.]]\\

to:

** Meanwhile Lilly is dating J.P., an aspiring playwright whom Mia invited to sit with them. [[spoiler: It's revealed that J.P. is only dating her to get close to Mia, whom he likes because she is a princess and because she was the first person who was nice to him at their school.]]\\
21st Oct '17 9:05:26 PM Jayalaw
Is there an issue? Send a Message
This list shows the last 10 events of 469. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=WhatAnIdiot.Literature