Man, you never had such a non-reaction to this work than at this moment. You were in such a neutral state, you didn't even feel like shrugging it off. Even a "meh" or "why?" would be more of a reaction than this warrants.
In short, you had a True Neutral feeling about a work.
It doesn't even tick you off over it, as would some cases of So Okay, It's Average. The rule of thumb is that if you can't remember how you felt about that moment, it's because you didn't really have a feeling of it either way. Hence you have this trope.
Watched too many GRIMDARKAnime. Try watching the more normal sort of entertainment. Didn't really care about anyone in the small moving-picture sound-making box. Read some newspapers. The world is as bad as always. Didn't really care about anyone or anything anymore.
Watched the supposedly hilarious FLCL, it wasn't that funny
Watched the anime version ofValkyria Chronicles. Didn't find anything surprising, wasn't overly moved by any of the characters or plot, and when it was over I didn't feel it sucked, but I didn't want to watch it again.
I watched Evangelion and found that it wasn't confusing, great or crappy.
Now that is downright impossible.
It was a show, I guess. It happened. Can't say much about it though, not sure what the hype is.
I started watching Tengen Toppa, I walked out the room to get a cup of tea and I forgot I was watching it so I read a book instead. Kamina was an okay character.
Watched the first two episodes of the Slayers anime a month or two ago. I smiled a few times, but other than that it was meh.
People rave about Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, but... it's alright. Nanoha's a bit of a flat, uninteresting character - she's been done a million times before, and the romantic undertones in the first two seasons were, if anything, a bit squicky, due to both of the characters being underage.
I published the first chapter of my original fanfic some days ago. Still got no reviews.
One of my favorite fanfics hasn't updated in quite some time. The author seems to having personal problems, and he's also updating a couple of story-driven fan-Tumblrs that I don't find funny or interesting. It's a little irritating that he wants to focus on such dumb stories as opposed to the one I liked more, but it's not terrible or anything.
I read Cupcakes and Sweet Apple Massacre I felt they were both boring and over-hyped.
I read that one fic, Cheerilee's Garden or whatever. It was sort of creepy, I guess.
I read Dipper Goes To Taco Bell. Then read Grunkle Stan The Rapist. Then watched Gravity Falls. The next day I didn't remember what I did yesterday.
Watched Igor, the one with John Cusack. Almost laughed a couple of times. Completely failed to react to the movie otherwise. Then experienced severe disgust that a movie could actually make me that indifferent.
I watched WALL•E, but didn't feel anything and was indifferent to everyone's fate. The only thing I remember clearly is a silly throwaway line.
Film - Live Action
Saw this movie, and the moment was at the end of the opening credits.
The popcorn was tasty, but that's not this trope.
The second time I saw Napoleon Dynamite. They say it gets better with each viewing, but since I already knew what was happening, I may as well have been staring at a wall.
The first time I saw Napoleon Dynamite. I could not possibly have cared less about that movie.
The first time I heard about Napoleon Dynamite. My friend told me about the plot, quite eagerly, and I was just like "Huh, 'kay". I suspect I pissed her off a little or something. But, eh, I don't know...
Saw Avatar (the 2009 movie). Didn't bat an eyelash over the action and conflict. Felt like it was just a wall to me.
This was how I felt about the 2009 Star Trek film. I literally remember maybe 2 minutes of it.
The ending of Mr. and Mrs. Smith was crap, but i was just glad the film was over and I could leave the cinema. Most of the jokes in that film drew either silence or an indifferent cough from the rest of the cinema.
I watched Cowboys and Aliens and simply didn't give a damn who died. Hell, the aliens could've killed Olivia Wilde and I wouldn't have cared... wait, I forgot she died. Oops, delayed spoiler. Still don't care to add spoiler markers.
Hi, total sci-fi non-fan here and I have to say that Blade Runneris FREAKING AMAZING. I think the original Star Wars trilogy is something you'd tend to care about more if you grew up with it or if you're a big fan of "space westerns" in the first place, but Blade Runner transcends genres (IMO).
That's not really indifferent, but I don't know how much it matters.
Out of excitement, my friend punched me several times in the arm during the Hobbit trailer in theaters. I can't give shits over high fantasy.
I saw Magical Mystery Tour. It was okay. It wasn't as good as the other movies that The Beatles were in though but it wasn't as bad as some people were making it out to be either.
I saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier in theaters recently. Plot was a bit confusing. Some of the action scenes were fun to watch, but others were hard to follow with the camera shaking about. It was nice overall, but nothing I'd ever rush out to see again.
I've been reading the Earth's Children series. By the time I got to the third one, I was only continuing to read because I'm compelled to finish anything I start. Even that, however, wasn't enough to make me read the last one. It still lies on the side table in my living room, unread.
While reading Allies I eventually learned that Abeloth is Callista. The problem is that I start my journey in the EU from Thrawn Trilogy and deliberately skipped Callista Trilogy. Therefore, also I basically know who is this lady, I don't give a damn about her. I was like: ""Oh, another old girlfriend of Luke? I guess it sucks, kill her.""
The computer girl? Man. That could've been shocking if those books had been good enough to make me care about her. Why do we need Luke's old girlfriends to be the bad guys, anyway? It's been 20+ years since they've even showed up.
Read Twilight all the way through. Did not read sequels.
Read Twilight all the way through. Read the two after that. They were okay. Then I didn't stop, but my crushing indifference has taken too much hold on me for me to talk about that.
Five minutes after finishing Twilight I had forgotten the plot.
I seem unable to show the appropriate emotional reaction for plot twist or dramatic event in fictional work without preparing myself. For instance in the Harry Potterandthe Half Blood Prince water cave scene, when I read it I really didn't think much about it, just kept reading. Only when I talked to other fans who went on about the Nightmare Fuel and squickiness of it did I think to interpret it as such. Ditto for Dumbledore's death. BIG TEARJERKER for everybody, okay-when's-the-next-book-out for me. This happens all the time with literature and some movies, even though I am a fairly emotional person most of the time (all most more so than I'd like). Am I selectively apathetic or missing something important?
Saw the warning at the top about just having these be about pieces of media. Meh. Oops.
Read the first four books of Harry Potter every day for 30 days (due to there being almost nothing else to read.) I don't hate the books, but don't feel like reading them ever again.
Read the first three Harry Potter books and loved it at first. Then, got too bored at the beginning of the fourth to finish the series.
I read The Hunger Games. It was alright, I guess. Won't bother reading the other books though, because I don't feel like it.
I read Two Towers till Frodo shows again. Then I've decided it's time to do something useful.
I got halfway through "The Faultin Our Stars" before I got too bored with the plot and too annoyed with the characters to finish. Watched the movie and the only thing I liked about it was the blind dude. Didn't care enough about Augustus to cry when he died. The dog dying in "Marley and Me" made me more far more emotional to be honest.
Live Action TV
I watched an episode of Breaking Bad. It was good, but I didn't feel compelled to watch any other episodes.
After watching 4th season finale I didn't felt any need to watch it further. And I've watched it till that point only because there was nothing else to do in the cabin during rainy week.
When Adam was defeated. My exact thoughts were "Oh, wait, he's dead now?".
A friend made a reference to a TV show I haven't watched during a conversation. I voiced my vague curiosity, but lost interest once she started explaining and looked at a bush.
I started watching the first episode of The Dresden Files. Turned it off when I got too bored.
I was watching the Academy Awards and went to check Tumblr during a commercial break. Someone had posted about the guy from Sherlock being in a Doctor Who episode. I then went back to watching the Oscars.
It's perfectly okay. Never underestimate the power of Mr. Rogers.
I watched Sam's first death scene in Supernatural. Didn't feel anything.
I watched Firefly, and the follow-up movie Serenity. I don't mind that there isn't another series.
I watched an episode of Doctor Who for the first time the other day. It was entertaining enough. Then I ordered a pizza and watched a documentary about baseball.
I heard this song on the radio. I didn't feel like buying it from iTunes, but I didn't change the station either.
I never thought it would happen, but I've gotten bored of listening to music. I haven't enjoyed music in over a week now. And I can't bring myself to care about it.
Listened to The 2nd Law. It was alright, I guess, but I just couldn't care about some of the songs.
Most music from before about 1976 has this effect on me. It's all just so whitebread and forgettable.
This troper watched his city explode in cheers and rapture last night because our local baseball team won the World Series. Then he shrugged and went back to playing Fable III.
I love playing basketball with his friends, but do not understand nor care about the hype concerning the country's national basketball league playoffs or finals. Being forced to watch it live is only a waste of money and time. I consider stargazing a more interesting activity than the basketball league.
This one time, I was trying to download a PDF of a Dungeons & Dragons sourcebook. It failed. Then I tried to download it from a different site, and it succeeded. The sourcebook didn't have anything for sorcerers. I didn't read it again, until I read it a few months later. It still didn't. Then I closed the file, and looked at weird pornography. I was already desensitized.
I checked the setting of Warhammer 40,000, since everyone was talking how epic-grim-dark it is. Then I've found out it's a Forever War. Meh.
There was this time I beat a video game for the 11th time.
While playing Godzilla: Monster of Monsters on the NES, I went through a period of about 30 minutes where I was vaguely aware that I wasn't enjoying myself at all, but kept playing anyway.
After a few years of very passive searching I finally stumbled on one of the first games I played and downloaded it on freeware. It was just as I remember it - alright. Not as good as some of the newer games, but not too bad either. I am now almost totally ambivalent about it.
I played all 3 Mass Effect games in sequence, and at the end of the 3rd game I thought to myself, I wonder if Tobuscus has updated his Minecraft LP yet.
When Thane died on the suicide mission I thought to myself "Well that kind of sucks....I guess..." and then went on with the mission.
Playing Mass Effect 2. Wow, you want me to stop the new baddies? Sure, like I recieved throngs of praise throughout the galaxy after I stopped the old ones in the first one.
Played first game with only motivation to check out what everyone is talking about. Still don't know where the fun was. Nor felt any need to play rest of the series.
Played the Omega DLC of Mass Effect 3 on insanity and didn't plan on touching Mass Effect for a while.
Trope also applies to any recent announcements of DLC or games for this series.
After, some talk about BlazBlue, my friend told me about how he didn't like Isaak. Since I hadn't played it, I couldn't say I had any sort of reaction to what he said, aside from "oh, okay". I even lampshaded that fact to him.
Around my 15th playthrough of The Force Unleashed I achived a sort of bordem Nirvanna. I know that's misspelled. I don't care enough to say I don't care enough to care to finish this sentence. Or grammar. Also, Disney Channel original movies. Pinnacle of bleah whatever.
When I played Grand Theft Auto Ballad of Gay Tony parked my Armored Car at a bridge and shot down a helicopter for the tenth time.
I downloaded a map pack for Doom. I beat the map pack. Now I'm tired.
Just bought and beat the Minerva's Den single-player campaign in BioShock 2. Didn't get as much as an impact as the regular game did. Ah well, I got some trophies (and found a plot twist near the end, but I won't say).
Got the Epic Mickey Collector's Edition. Was okay, in contrast to my high level of excitement from months before release.
My sister is playing Epic Mickey, she still playing at 3/26/12, 5:49 PM , i dont care how long it will take her.
People say the Dunwich Building of Fallout 3 is the most terrifying building ever. Me? I just walked in and sighed in boredom whenever the ghouls attacked me. When I heard their shrilling call, I mocked them saying, "Graaaaaggghhh yourself."
The Dunwich Building can best be summed up as 'lights flicker, stuff falls over.'
I on the other hand became physically ill. Not because of the quality of the game (which was alright) but the shaking camera is not good for the eyes. It was tense but not enough to make me change my pants.
I played the first two episodes of Penny Arcade Adventures earlier this month. They were pretty funny, but the gameplay was nothing to write home about. So I dunno, they were okay.
I played Slender recently. My response was a resounding "meh".
People are getting all excited about the new Tomb Raider game. Me? I just roll my eyes and continue playing Skyrim.
I played the game. Bad quicktime events and poor writing combined with decent gunplay and nice graphics for a strictly middle-of-the-road reboot.
After hearing they are doing second reboot of this zombie I simply went back to reading my book.
My cousin and I both played Slender the other day. While I screamed like a baby at almost every tiny noise made by the game, she didn't seem to care about anything, and upon encountering Slenderman for the first time she just said "no" very calmly, turned around, and walked away.
Been playing Star Fox Assault and Star Fox Adventures a while back. Remember both of them as Base Breakers, inducing either rage or extreme happiness. Blue boobs and linear gameplay balanced each other out, the games are playable and I'm fairly certain they're good for spending time, but hooked I am not.
I played about half-way through No More Heroes before deciding it wasn't worth finishing, since I wasn't really enjoying the experience.
Played Halo: Reach. Never had less of a reaction to a game.
I, Kiereth, played Bastion once. It didn't feel like it lived up to the hype. The aesthetic was okay, but the Isometric Projection and the Lemony Narrator got on my nerves after a while. Since it only cost me about £1.99 in a Humble Bundle, I can't really muster up any hatred for it.
One day I was reading Homestuck and there was a rather long Pesterlog. I decided to skip it. Later on I found out it had plot relevant information so I went back and read it. Then I went on Facebook.
I skip all the interactive/playable updates. I was annoyed when I realized Eridan's breakdown was in one, but not enough to go back and play through it just for that.
I once read an XKCD comic. I didn't get the reference but I understood where the joke was supposed to be.
xkcd is best if you do get the references. Sorry, non-STEM/-web geek people.
I once read an article on Encyclopedia Dramatica. I don't remember which one. Then I stopped reading mid-article and began playing Xbox. I don't remember the game.
Years ago Goatse made me shiver with disgust when I first saw it. Now I am so desensitized that the "Offended" page on ED, most shock sites and weird fetish porn can't even manage to get a reaction from me.
Someone pulled a prank on a forum once. Episode 3 was apparently cancelled by Gabe. I was filled with a strong feeling of neutrality, having never played it myself. Upon further inspection, it turned out it was regarding Penny Arcade. I was filled with an even stronger feeling of neutrality at this point.
Sometimes I read creepypasta and it has no effect on me.
Same here. Some of them are kinda creepy (I guess), but most aren't.
Just read a story on Creepy Pasta called "The Rake” because my friend was scared by it. Completely indifferent. ~~~~
I saw a slenderman creepypasta, not really scary, but i don't know why is it in the 'Shock Ending' page.
Some reviewer on the internet made a video on a film or video game I like and trashed it. I disagreed with their opinion, but I found their perspective interesting and the video was still pretty entertaining. I guess.
Some feminist on Tumblr told me to kill myself because I made a rape joke with my friend. Oh well, just another day.
Went to TV Tropes after hearing about how addicting it is and about all the things it can do for your life. It's articulate, but rather bland and everything seems the same. I haven't been back since. Ithink.
When I first saw Transwarped, Team Rodimus' appearance, while for many was the most epic start of anything since the invention of silverware or television, had absolutely no effect on me. I wasn't even paying attention to it, and I forgot 90% of what happened there. All I remember is Rodimus asking for help. How awesome.
I decided to watch Dora the Explorer's 10th anniversary. Then I decided to go on the computer and mind my business as if I didn't just watch a show I'm too old for.
So I saw Clerks: The Animated Series, and from previous accounts I hear stuff like it was "canceled too early for its own good and blah blah" and so I expected it to be good. It's not that it's a bad cartoon, it's just that the humor is just... generic, I feel that the same type of humor has already been used in many other examples before and after the show was made.
My first reaction to King Ramses' when I was six. Not scary at all. Nope. Still doesn't scare me one bit.
I was never scared by anything in that show. Maybe I'm just desensitized.
People say Phineas and Ferb is a good show. But aside from the songs, i just find it so... okay.
Adventure Time has some funny jokes in it, but the writers try way too hard to appeal to older fans. Between the actually funny parts and the bad attempts at substance I'm just so "meh."
I've watched a lot of the Post-Movie SpongeBob episodes, I don't really consider many of them that bad, but they aren't that good either, It's got its mixture of bad and good episodes even to this date like any other show can get, some more than others. While I do wish it would just get off the air already, I feel it's more in the middle these days than downright horrible.
I watched Jurassic Bark from Futurama. People have told me it was the best episode ever. To me, it would be a compliment to call it a boring melodrama.
So I decided to watch Sonic Sat AM once, sat through all 26 episodes. Really generic 90s cartoon, I can honestly say that I wouldn't have given a rip about if it didn't have Sonic in it. And even that small shred of interest died once I realized that you could replace Sonic with Poochie and not change a thing.
I watch Regular Show sometimes. I could take it or leave it.
The entirety of Rick and Morty. It wasn't bad by any means, and I might watch another episode or two, but I can't help but feel a mix of confusion and guilt whenever I see its stellar reviews (and there are a lot of those) online. ...And now I feel guilty, again.