Created By: StevenT on October 11, 2012 Last Edited By: StevenT on October 11, 2012

I Thought I Made That Up

A character makes something up, but to their surprise it turns out to be real.

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Jack: You were the one who played on the magic harmonica!
Charlie: What?! Magic harmonica?! I thought you made that up!
Jack: So did I!

Subtrope of Contrived Coincidence.


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  • October 11, 2012
    This is going to need a name change to something that isn't dialogue.

  • October 11, 2012
    Basically Ruby Sparks. A young man (Calvin) invents his perfect girl (Ruby) for a writing assignment and everything he writes about her comes true.
    Calvin: Remember how dad used to say I had an overactive imagination.
    Brother: That's cute, there's no possible way Ruby could be in your house 'cause she's not a real person.
    and later
    Brother: There's got to be some logical explanation, people don't appear out of thin air.
    Calvin: She did!
    Brother: How?
    Calvin: I don't know; it's love, it's magic
    Brother: Have you tried writing more?
    and later
    Brother: That was insane! You manifested a woman, with your MIND! ... And you can make her do anything you want. For men everywhere, tell me you're not gonna let that go to waste.
  • October 11, 2012
    Unless this is totally not about that and about where a character makes something up (like saying "Oh, I'm from South North-town, Iowa" or something to get out of telling people where they're from and then one of the people they told says "Oh, so am I! What school did you go to? I'm surprised we haven't met etc." Or "Yeh, it's a gioflux transdiode" when fiddling with stuff they shouldn't, holding it behind their back and lying. That character later comes with said supposedly-fictitious item and asks the fibber if they can fix their gioflux transdiode. Extra good if the character that rattles off more nonsense and it turns out that's actually how you fix it. (When this happens in Real Life, the person gets to feel super-good :D)

    If it's that, do we have the Ruby Sparks thing already?
  • October 11, 2012
  • October 11, 2012
    I think this is.