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Every page on TV Tropes has some element of humor somewhere, even the Tear Jerker and Nightmare Fuel pages. Namely, in the case of Nightmare Fuel, when someone has left an entry with a link attached that says something as ominously simple as "This." Bonus points if there are reactions posted underneath them; they inevitably go along the lines of, "WHY did I click that"? followed by any manner of curse words.
The entirety of the Crowning Moment of Funny page, obviously (admit it, you burst out laughing at least once while reading this page).
This wiki's page on Zardoz. But then, there's so much to work with. The penis is evil!
This Is Your Premise on Drugs. Before the examples were deleted, that entire page was a CMOF. On laughing gas-laced Mai Tais. With a Viagra chaser. The fact that this trope exists is funny enough on it's own.
"Both friends vomited on chapter 7 and I apparently screamed racist insults at a large white man outside on the footpath, calling him Samoan frequently. Was too drunk to confirm this however."
"Drank nothing, yet became drunk."
"Thought the fic was worse than the large amounts of drinking. Tried summoning Yog-Sothulhu. Found three weeks later in his room, dead. Got better."
"Vomited. Tried again. Vomited again."
"won't piss straight ever again"
"Ifeell perfdctly fine. I dont se what alll thef uss is bout"
"I don't think we could ever destroy our souls in such a way ever again."
"KILL ME NOW. I didn't even follow all the rules and I think I've already contracted diabetes."
"I totally ran out of ice cream in about ten minutes and was too lazy to get some more."
"Stopped out of fear, and stomach cramps. Mostly the cramps. ...and an unexpected bout of farting."
"Completely destroyed home and internal plumbing. Had a great time though."
"Drank everything in the house before switching to water. Between five people, vomiting occurred thrice and peeing a lot more than that. Total: 132 shots each. There is something wrong when you can say "I peed, then I vomited, and then I peed again.""
"Threw up, finished the story (drinking) but was left feeling strangely empty inside."
"Anyone who has drunk Jager in copious amounts and who has read this know that it was a very, VERY bad idea. We woke up with one helluva hangover and no clue what exactly happened the night before. All I can remember is horrible laughter and feeling like my IQ was being threatened."
"I have a headache, a sugar high, mild stomach cramps, and I'm peeing every ten minutes. On the plus side, the padded cell is very comfy."
"Stopped because we couldn't go on anymore and fear of implosion and explosion at the same time"
"Started after pissing myself dry. Vommited after Chapter 4's "odderwize fangs 2 da goffik ppl 4 da good reveiws!" Gave up at that point. I'm going to sleep."
"I drank a sip of water for every misspelling and drank 400 ml of water in 10 chapters. The whole thing had 30+ chapters. Imagine how many water that is. Next time I'll try it with coffee, then I'll see noises."
"SOLVED GLOBAL WARMING."
"I threw up thrice and haven't s lept wfor threee nighfgts and i solcved the depbt croiseis is dhtere sugar in thris stuiff"
Oh, Twilight, you never fail to amuse. This is largely due to the way many of the examples are worded. Also, here's a little something from the Possession Sue page:
Nikki Reed (Rosalie Hale): Knock it off, dad. So, Kristen, there must be something really special about you for Robert to take such a liking to you and risk the lives of his entire family. Tell us about yourself.
Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan): Me? Oh, no. I'm just a hollow placeholder for all of the teenage girls in the audience to project their personalities onto. I have none of my own whatsoever.
Nynaeve: I'm wearing a green silk dress with slashes of white with snowy white lace in a floral pattern. It has the faces of cherubs sewn into the sides, and the picture of deer running gracefully through a wooded stream in the skirt. It shows generous cleavage. Elayne: I'm wearing a dark blue silk dress with a pattern of black lace. It has actual thread-of-gold woven into the bodice, telling the story of my childhood, including the part when I skinned my knee trying to climb a leatherleaf tree in Master Hanson's orchard. It shows generous cleavage. — The Wheel of TimeMock Summary by Isam
Bizarro, which abuses Bizarro's usual Hulk Speak, Confusing Multiple Negatives and opposite-day logic to make a page that is nearly incomprehensible unless you think like Bizarro yourself. Special mention goes to Bizarro calling himself a "little fluffy bunny"Translation horrifying monster, which apparently makes sense on Bizarro World.
The picture and caption for Fan Disservice. Also, the caption under the picture on the anime and manga page of Fan Disservice of Tsukishima stabbing Orihime through the boobs. "KATANAS DON'T GO THERE!"
The page image on Parental Favoritism. Maybe it's just because baby birds have this perpetual SERIOUS/frowning expression, but it's made a lot of tropers laugh. Even though it can make you feel really bad for the little bird.
Of all the places, the Eldritch Abomination page. The article describes this trope extremely well, becoming rather creepy in telling how freaking wrong those creatures are, how much of an aberration to our senses and to our laws of physics they are, it makes a point of telling us that we can't even classify them as evil as they don't follow the same morals... And it ends with a"YourMom" joke.
The Word Cruft page's explanation for why rhetorical questions are a bad idea:
This isn't the author's fault. Rhetorical questions are a very useful device! Unfortunately, an explosion in a lead paint chips factory in Montana has left a fair chunk of the internet with the approximate IQ of a retarded gibbon. If you pose a rhetorical question, or anything that could by the remotest stretch be interpreted as a rhetorical question, someone will respond to it seriously and then pat himself on the back (with his long, gibbon-like arms) for his amazing internet wit. The probability of this happening is 1. Do not write rhetorical questions.
This isn't Getting Crap Past the Radar, this is crashing the crap through the front doors and out the back doors of the radar installation, in an armored car with sunglasses-wearing flaming skull decals on every flat surface and a Hieronymus Bosch reproduction on the door, hood-mounted machine guns blazing, Motörhead blasting on the jury-rigged PA system, and one arm hanging out of the window making a rude hand gesture, and the tires leaving tracks painting sex and violence on the floor and walls.
Nappa: WHAT? Nine percent? How the hell is he even alive?
The whole Law Procedural sketch on I Won't Say I'm Guilty is pretty funny, but I burst out laughing at "...and the jury are apparently collaborating on a book called Burn in Hell, Wendell Spatz, You Guilty Guilty Scumbag."
Whilst its portrayal as the Card-Carrying Villain of world politics is frequently played for laughs, it may do you good to recall that this country is indeed home to 25 million people. So, rule of cautious editing very much applies. EDIT: Never mind, TV Tropes is blocked in North Korea.
"Henry found her so unattractive in person that the marriage was annulled six months later without it having been consummated. (History does not record what Anne thought of Henry, who by this time weighed about 350 pounds and had a nasty-smelling running ulcer on his leg.)"
"Later, Lord Darnley's bedroom was blown up. He was found in the garden, in his nightshirt — strangled. The chief suspect was a roguish Scottish noble called Lord Bothwell. So of course, Mary (who seems to have had a knack for poor life choices) married Bothwell with almost indecent haste."
"Then Leicester dropped dead shortly after the defeat of the Armada. Elizabeth bawled for a few months, and then took up with the second Earl of Essex, also named Robert. He was, essentially, her boy-toy. She had reigned longer than he'd been alive. Incidentally, he was also Leicester's stepson. Unlike his stepfather, however, he didn't know how to keep his mouth shut and got a big head. Bess was mildly displeased by this, so she lopped it off."
"In 2002 a revelation broke out that he had had an adulterous affair with minister Edwina Currie; this was greeted with universal incredulity by the British media, as they couldn't conceive of him doing something so interesting."
The Headscratchers page for Clue. For some reason pointing out the logical flaws of a board game as if it were a serious murder mystery is funny in and of itself, but I nearly collapsed in laughter when someone postulated "Maybe he explodes when something touches him" I've never heard of whatever the Pot Hole references, but good god that was funny.
I know it's just a board game and it's all supposed to be abstract, but wouldn't it be really easy to at least narrow down the murder weapon by examining the late Mr. Boddy? Even a kindergartner should be able to tell (for instance) whether or not he had been stabbed, thus ruling the knife in or out
You'd allow a kindergartner to do that?
"Now Molly quit yer crying and tell the police how he died!"
The discussion on Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans on the Harry Potter Headscratchers page.
This line, a couple topics down:
"And how would you know how a gerbil tastes in the first place?"
The plothole about why "a family of immortal vampires has a sippy cup in their household".
Sometimes Esme's baby-mania gets the better of her and decides that one of her "children" needs a diaper change and a bed time story. Edward doesn't like to talk about those times very much, probably because he's her most common target (why else would he be so fucked up?).
Why did it take the Volturi so long to reach Forks? Irina runs off, and suddenly Alice sees the Volturi arriving...in a couple months. Alice and Bella get there in New Moon in less than a few days. The Volturi are rich and should have capable transportation, and everyone is already in Volterra so they don't need to spend time gathering their forces. Even if Irina didn't have access to a phone, she could have run to the Voluturi within a few days. Did they get lost at the airport? Did they misplace where they had packed their wives? Did they take a stroll through Russia?
Now I want to read THAT book: 'The Terminal: Volturi Edition!' It'd be awesome, with Jane inflicting her psychic torture on immigration officials and Aro giggling over those turny baggage things and the entire gang taking up a whole section of the airport and creeping people out, but none of the humans say anything because they don't want to be Mistaken for Racist.
Because he's so incredibly cool, ofcourse. He wins the hearts of most female characters and then ditches them saying he can't stick along for long periods of time 'because of the mushis'. He travels from town to town breaking hearts and kicking ass. He doesn't need to get the girl, he knows he can, and that's enough for him and his hordes of fans.
From Up Headscratchers, explaining why Carl didn't get in trouble with the FAA:
"Hello, is this the FAA? Yeah, there's this guy flying in a house. Yes, he's attached his house to a million balloons and he's just flying it down the... hello? Hello?"
Also from that page, this comment from the argument over whether or not Russell is Asian:
Flik was blue, Sully was blue, Mike was green, Remy was grey, WALL-E was brown, Lightning McQueen was red, and Nemo and Marlon were orange with white stripes. How much more diverse can you get?
Also on the "Persona 4" WMG page, but I just posted the whole thing here as its better like this:
TV Tropes is the Shadow of The Other Wiki.
Wikipedia has largely become a regulated stopover on the way to more "valid" research. It struggles to feel accepted academically while still suffering the derision of teachers everywhere. Wikipedia struggles to be accepted through strict regulation and cold hard facts; a far cry from the more lax, Rule of Fun oriented TV Tropes. Wikipedia, in an effort to stamp out its more trivial side, inadvertently gave birth to TV Tropes as its Shadow self. It cannot bear to reconcile knowledge with fun and so it cannot bring itself to face TV Tropes. But TV Tropes is Wikipedia. And The Other Wiki is TV Tropes...
That Troper is the Shadow born of the collective ego of all Tropers...including you.
How long are you planning on denying it? Beneath your thin veneer of snarky sophistication your true desires are laid plain before me. Who hasn't secretly pimped their own Fan Work under pseudonyms and puppet accounts? Don't you feel the need to rant and rave about asininely stupid programming that everyone else seems to fawn over? The Headscratchers pages for Twilight and Inheritance Cycle alone allude to your true nature.
My opinions are right and all the garbage just hides the fact that I'm openly tearing down something I don't like and NO I WILL NOT TAKE IT TO THE FORUMS!!! And why shouldn't I? So what if there isn't a page for Cartwheeling Dynamite Puppy; there should be damnit, even if I have to pimp it to high heaven! Who are they to say what is and isn't A Trope?! "Some Tropers think...Your Milage May Vary But...Please exercise Rule of Cautious Editing Judgement when blah blah blah blah blah blah!" That weasel talk makes me sick!! Why shouldn't I say exactly what's on my mind?! MINE is the only opinion that matters!!!
My OTP IS the Fan-Preferred Couple! Katara is a Canon Sue and I don't care who disagrees! Don't you take my entry down! I'M right, YOU'RE wrong!
Isn't that what you truly feel?
Villinize me all you'd like. Just accept the inevitable truth: you are me...and I am you
I'm right here, you're over there, therefore, as you do not share the same place as me, you are not me.
Ahhh, shit...Let's get "I'll Face Myself" up and running...
NO! You're not me!
Alright, I've been waiting for this! Let's battle! You're nothing like me anyway!!!
I AM A SHADOW, THE TRUE SELF!
Yes, yes, I know, I'm an egotistical asshole here for my own entertainment rather than the betterment of the wiki, pushing my own opinions with varying degrees of subtlety and lack thereof while pretending its neutrality. Now hurry up and transform into a Persona already, I want superpowers and don't want to get my hands dirty with a boss fight.
The strength of heart to face one's self has been made manifest. Troper has obtained the facade used to overcome life's hardships, the Persona ...?
Thou art I and I am thou. From the sea of thy soul, I emerge. I am The Other Troper, Protector of the Wiki.
"New game idea: "I'm Batman". In this platformer-action adventure-MMORPG-RTS-Beat 'Em Up-Rhythm Game, you play as the Dark Knight, going around and holding up Gotham's deadliest villains by the neck and saying "I'm Batman". There are 'aggression' and 'volume' meters that you have to max out, as well as 'the' and 'goddamn' buttons that provide bonus points if you use them in the right situation. Playable on 'Conroy', 'Keaton' and 'Bale' difficulty levels, with an unlockable bonus mode in which you play as Adam West. Not Adam West's Batman. You're just Adam West going around shouting at people. DLC has been announced, but not yet specified. Available Fall 2010, on Xbox360, PC and PS3."
Just the line, "You're just Adam West going around shouting at people," conjures up the most hilarious image I've gotten in my head from this site.
* Jesus, Lucy, Violet, and Patty are CRUEL to poor Charlie Brown! They expect him to get an over-commercialized tree, made of pink aluminum? Charlie brings back a tree that looks like one that would be next to the humble manger, and they all laugh at him! Even damned SNOOPY! Although it sets up a Crowning Moment Of Awesome with the "That's what Christmas is all about" speech, I just want to wring those three bitches' neck!!
** Is it bad that I read the start of this entry as a list of 4 names, rather than an expletive and 3 names?
*** Jesus is laughing at Charlie Brown for having a great Christmas spirit! The irony!
*** Nope. I did it, too. As did my parents, Ayn Rand and God.
But... but... -snap- DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS! FIFTY POUNDS OF RULEBOOKS! NOT FINAL FANTASY! DEATH HAPPENS! AND THEN IT UNHAPPENS! EXPEND ONE FIFTH-LEVEL SPELL SLOT AND CALL ME IN THE MORNING! THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING! I NEED +5 VORPAL SCISSORS! 1d6!
On the late Headscratchers page for Flipping the Bird, this lovely conversation occurs when someone wants to know why actually doing the flipping kind of is painful:
You may also want to try cracking your knuckles more often. Loosen up the joints a little. Plus, you don't have to have your other fingers down at the knuckle and flush with your palm; just enough to get the point across.
TV Tropes... where we teach you how to be an asshole.
It's called polyphasic sleep. One of my friends at college did it. You sleep for 30 minutes every 6 hours, and it forces your body to abandon natural circadian rhythms. It's intended to give you more time awake each day. Of course, if you do it improperly it causes you to hallucinate and think you're in The Legend of Zelda, but there you are.
After the Events of Victory of the Daleks the Dalek Rangers threw the most awesome victory party the universe has ever seen, in celebration of finally pulling one over on the Doctor. I only bring this up because the idea of the Daleks OF ALL RACES doing your typical wild party antics with those screeching voices of theirs amuses me.
* "THE BOTTLE HAS SPUN! DALEK ETERNAL MUST SNOG DALEK STRATEGIST!"
** Someone has to draw that now, complete with Dalek Scientist scuttling around at top speed with a lampshade on its head.
*** "MY VISION IS IMPAIRED!"
* Truth or Dare with Daleks. I swear, that would be the best party ever.
About the most recognized use of Mathematician's Answer is answering "yes" when meaning "both". "Do you prefer it shaken, or unstirred?" "Yes." This is universally understood by more or less everyone on the Internet. Which is what bugs me, since technically, mathematically if you will, such an answer would mean "yeah, one or more of them", which is nearly no answer at all. What is appalling is that no one else seems to notice the incongruity, and the Internet should be smarter than that. Am I wrong? Are they wrong? Is the Internet broken? The uncertainty is tearing me apart.
The College isn't some five-star restaurant that everyone's trying to get into. It's McDonald's. A McDonald's where whenever you try to get a burger, someone punches you in the nose and knocks it out of your hand. After a while of that, you just say fuck it and go to Burger King instead.
* How does Neil Kellerman know that there aren't any books in Johnny's room? It's not like he would have a reason to go there, right?
** Obviously he sneaks into his room frequently to steal his underwear to smell at night... or the guy was just being condescending and assuming (probably rightly) that Johnny is not much of a reader and that that simply wasn't a believable excuse.
* Or neither. My favorite WMG is Joffrey killed himself, by eating Tyrion's pie, which was poisoned by Olenna and Cersei's minions. (Joffrey even said "its the pie" as he died.) LF lies about it to Sansa to impress her. LF's obsession with Catelyn, and later Sansa, is due to the prophecy he received as a boy. Just like Cersei, it messed him up big time.
Ema Skye is hot. Don't deny it. Its better than the other theories here...
** HOLD IT! Ema Skye the stand-in for Maya, or Ema Skye the detective? Choose your answer carefully.
*** Let's see. The problem is, she's kind of a bitch in Apollo Justice...
*** TAKE THAT! But the other one is sixteen.
*** Objection! 16 years is too old for lolicon!
*** OBJECTION! Have you SEEN Mia!?
*** OBJECTION! You honor, the purpose of this inquiry is not to determine "Is Ema Sky hotter than Mia Fey?" but rather "Is Ema Skye hot?". Mia's hotness, while smokin', has no relevance to the case at hand! If the opposition wishes to claim Mia's hotness holds some relevance to the case of Ema's hotness, I must ask they prove it... with evidence!
*** TAKE THAT! Phoenix (or you the player, whichever you prefer) has been with both, Ema and Mia at some point during his career. Phoenix has only worked with Ema on one case and that was when she was a hyper spunky 16 year old (thus not being legal in some parts of the world) while Mia was in her 20s before she died and even after death, she is summoned back many times to help Phoenix in his cases. As mentioned before, Ema, nearly 7-10 years later, has become a cold ice queen unless you bribe her with Snackoos or a fingerprint duster. Not to mention she can be somewhat flaky. Mia, however, can not only retain her "goods" while being channeled, but she always has something to help you out with and has a much nicer personality. Between a smart and smokin' woman and another woman who stuffs her face whenever you even annoy her, the defense proposes that Mia is an easier fish to catch compared to Ema!
*** OBJECTION! ::Smirks, wags finger:: Nice try, rookie. But look back. What have you proven? 'Mia Fey is a very nice, smoking hot lady. Nicer and hotter than Ema, certainly.' ::Slams hand on desk:: As if anyone with eyes did not already know this! ::Points:: Yes, Mia IS hotter than Ema, smarter, and nicer! And if that were the purpose of this trial, you might have managed a full acquittal! But I must remind you again, the purpose of this trial is to determine 'is Ema Skye hot?', and ONLY to determine that fact! Mia Fey's hotness ::Slams hand on desk:: still has no relevance!
*** Urk! (I thought I was on the right track...? Damn, I don't have any other options!) The defense...the defense...
*** Phoenix...your looking at this the wrong way. Don't ask why she isn't hot...point out evidence that only exists because she isn't...wow. Is that her? And I thought Lana was hot...Nevermind, Wright. Your on your own on this one.
*** Phoenix Wright!!! You foolishly foolish fool! Only an idiot would not think of a night with Ema once laying eyes on her ——>I mean...was that out loud? Shut up, lets go home Adrian.
*** No fisher brags about any fish but the one that got away, Trite. Ema is not nearly so objectionable as you claim. The unavailable ice queen angle is still quite attractive. Or would you really ::slams mug on desk:: ...turn down Franziska Von Karma as well?!
*** ...! Godot! ::slams hand on desk:: I must ask you not to bring up Wright's relationship with Franziska! For...er..personal reasons.
*** The defense would like to propose that Detective Skye is, indeed, a stone-cold fox, if you manage to snap her out of her bitchiness. As evidence, he would like to present various pieces of forensic investigation equipment, which make her instantly more personable. If you date her, bring a fingerprinting kit.
*** I find her young self cute as heck, and for her older self, the ice queen types normally annoy me, but something her ——>attitude is funny (QUIET, SNACK TIME) and her happy go lucky self can come out every so often, generally with the aid of ——>scientific crap.
*** ORDER! (bangs gavel) We're here to discuss if Ema Skye can be considered "hot". We aren't discussing if she's the hottest thing in the series, just does she qualify. Any more bickering about irrelevant topics will result in penalties!
*** TAKE THAT! Ema is definitely hot. ::holds paper sheets in his hand while hitting them, triumph music starts playing:: She was asked to provide security in The Gavinners concert, even though she publicly dislikes Klavier, such a band surely has the power (both as celebrities and as law officers) to have any member of the police staff they requested. On top of that, there weren't any groupies waiting in the Gavinners' dressing room. given all this evidence, one can assume that one or more of the Gavinners had the intention of performing actions of questionable nature with the detective. ::Slams hand on bench:: And why would someone have this intentions? ::Points finger::Because she is indeed hot!!!
*** (Gasp!) Mr. Nick! How dare you do that to Mystic Maya! (Slap)
*** What's going on in this thread, pal?
*** Say, Nick, you can hook me up with this Ema chick, right? Nick, buddy?
*** ::Wince:: Your Honor...this is...this is undue badgering of the troper! I won't let this...rookie slander the woman whom rid me of my hair!
*** Wait a sec, folks. This gal's got her two cents, too! Ain't this "Mia" gal dead? ::Looks at picture:: HOO DOGGY! That's ghost I saw in my picture!
*** (Slams Gavel) That's enough! The evidence presented to me is quite clear. I see no reason to continue this trial. This court finds Ema Skye VERY HOT BUT IS STILL A DEFROSTING ICE QUEEN!
Half the fun of Rule 34 is actively contributing to it. The horrified reactions of the rest of the internet are the other half.
As well as...
Hydrogen atoms are kinky as heck. Being the most common element and being equally happy to gain or lose an electron, they really get around. Now, helium atoms, they're kinda prudes.
The Headscratchers page for Bioshock Infinite is absolutely massive, due to a combination of an intricate plot that revolves around time travel and alternate universes, a very detailed background, developed characters, and the hype that surrounded the game which, of course, means many people have something to say and/or ask about it. So, every plot element, every character's motivation, every design choice is meticulously analyzed. What's the last entry on the page as of today (14th of March, 2014)? Whether or not a character has a mustache. What a combination of Mood Whiplash and Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking!
This Troper probably qualifies as one. On the outside, she's either a Shrinking Violet or cynical, tough, cold, and antisocial. Which she's really not. She's just really shy among strangers and doesn't like talking, but once she gets used to people or generally starts feeling comfortable, she's a Cloudcuckoolander, very playful, endlessly talkative, tends to joke a lot, and very much the opposite of what she seems.
* This troper and his cousin had talked about going to the premiere of Revenge of the Fallen dressed as a Heavy/Medic pair, telling everyone that we were there to see the "TF2 movie". This was back before the official title was revealed and it was just referred to as Transformers 2, and we didn't bother to go through with it once the acronym didn't work anymore.
The Troper Tales for Rule 34 have made many tropers laugh uncontrollably, for varying reasons. Some find the idea that someone, somewhere is getting off on cartoon porn is amusing, others say it's the other tropers and their subsequent horror of what can be pornified that's hilarious.
This particular example is especially funny:
This Troper has seen LazyTown porn. How I wish I hadn't.
* Hey, SOME of us are in fact counting the days to May 26, 2009.
* What happens then, may I ask?
* I'm actually sad I researched this. It's the day the actress playing Stephanie turns 18.
* It happened yesterday. Er... celebrate?
As is this one:
"This Troper once saw a picture of Princess Peach being raped by a unicycle with three penises, one of which was painted as a clown, one of which was painted as Mario, and one of which was painted as a ninja. Ugh."
* This Troper's sister works at Disney World. On a recent trip down to visit I found myself finding P&F references at every opportunity. She'd only seen an episode or two and didn't understand most of the running gags so as the week went on she got increasingly annoyed at me cracking jokes at everything, including the fact that of all the merchandise they sell, I couldn't find the plush Perry that I wanted. In a Fridge Brilliance moment when I got home, I realized I had spent the last 6 days driving my sister insane.
* This troper's sister has a host of Too Dumb to Live moments. She once asked what a baseball team, passenger train, and airport were.
** But you could technically live without knowing what those are. Maybe an isolated, hermit's life but still a life.
** She already knew what they were.
** This troper is now picturing a massive, eight-tracked train — like something out of Against a Dark Background — with planes landing and taking off of its roof, managed by an AI assembled by combining the brainscans of a major baseball team — like Ennesby from Schlock Mercenary — because, of course, baseball players are excellent at teamwork and ballistic trajectories.
*** Please report to the front desk to collect your ten internets, sir.
* Arguably, this Troper is probably the youngest of which who suffers from this Trope. This is practically the invisible label that's under the invisible Berserk Button of this 13-year old kid. He broke 33 pencils in his life, and had a good friend break two of those pencils because they were too hard. He even yelled at someone because that guy was the third person who asked if he could be punched for the third time, with a teacher only a mile ahead!
* This Troper is writing a vampire story. At the end they have kids. How is it explained nobody finds out they're a family of vampires? Well, when you were a kid, you always pretended to be a wizard or whatever, right? Basically, children won't be believed when they say they're a vampire, and adults are smart enough to keep it a secret.
* This troper had an 11th grade English teacher way back in 2001 who was a few months from retirement. He didn't censor his mouth, he showed us R-rated movies without permission slips - his excuse? "What's the worst they can do, FIRE ME?".
"RE: Mane-iac. Oh God, not another MLP "example". And one whose goal is to give the cast bad hair. I'm just...wow, I'm not even sure how to respond to that. I mean, how is that even an MEH? Hell, how is that anything worse than a bad practical joke? At least previous nominees had done something actually villainous. This? No, no, and NO!"
On December 28, 2010, the day after it was announced the It Just Bugs Me! forum was shutting down, SPACETRAVEL gave us a jumble of various recurrent topics, under the title "It's not funny anymore.":
First of all, I'm going to assume that you already understand that adaptations are never better than the originals, but to the point:
It's not cute, it's not sympathetic, it doesn't make you any more of a catboy, so cut it out. I hate it when people abuse their senses of humor this way, thinking their jokes are harmless and affectionate when they're really dehumanizing those nearest and dearest to them by doing shit like this. When you talk that way about your friends, you may not know it, but it sounds to me like you're saying they ought to put on your jammies. Dorm etiquette, man. Learn it, and someday, you might be able to support your own health care.
Besides, the crude style of comedy in question went out of style in the 30s. Yep, even in the Great Depression, when resources were tight, a whole form of entertainment was spent—because it just wasn't funny. I'm anticipating objections from the "FDR and the Atheists did Fetishes" crowd, and I challenge them to:
* One: explain to me why they think such a conspiracy, if there was one, was such a bad thing.
* Two: man up.
As well, it's blatantly camp homophobic. The use of only heterophones in the the centrally important iambic pentameter section to the exclusion of even the homophones that would be more concise and versatile additions to the song betrays a structure built to make a statement against people attracted to the same sex. And it's not even funny. I've been more amused by arguments about abortion, so I am for both women and men having the legal right to abort this fallacy. Death of the Author with a vengeance.
And worst of all, it's just lazy writing. Put some thought and time into your work and give us some sound quality that doesn't smell like pot. People with asthma will thank you. Transcend the Fan Dumb.
Oh, and inb4 "What are you talking about?" and "What is 'it'?" I know what I'm talking about, and if you don't, maybe you should take a look at yourself. Maybe you should stop it, because it's not funny anymore.
Hastily added expression of hope that I do not get banned for this. Lie that the thread is a self-demonstrating Headscratchers about performance art, which actually doesn't bug me at all. Series of too many apologies.
Do we need a Lady Gaga Music Video Drinking Game? Of course we do. These are the ones a friend and I came up with.
Every time two people start making out, take a shot. Every time Gaga's costume changes, take a shot. Every time a video makes a callback to a past song, video, or some other aspect of her performing career, take a shot. Every time you see subliminal advertising, take a shot. For every instance of gratuitous foreign language, take a shot. For every cameo of her dogs, take a shot. Every time Gaga puts something in her mouth, take a shot. Whenever she pantomimes a gun, take a shot.
This forum thread. It's the only discussion I've seen which starts out complaining about an upcoming movie, then turns into an assassination plot.
Had one weird dream last night... I was watching Darkwing Duck and it just went off. The next show was on, and there were aliens that invaded lizard cavemen. (One of them even sounded like DW.) Anyway, the aliens wanted hair that was growing on the cavemen for no apparent reason. After they got enough of their hair, and some of their scales, they began eating them, which in turn merged all of them into one giant smiling jellybean. The jellybean then exploded into tons of other jellybeans, and who emerged from the jellybean explosion?
JAF 1970: XBLA and PSN this Summer. *trailer link*
Zeromaeus: Aahh! Get back in the shadows!
In the history of Game of Thrones page, someone was cleaning up exclamation marks and left this comment.
If Elvis Presley returned from the dead, killed the President, and declared the dawn of the Age of Aquarius, it might- might- merit a second exclamation mark, if you were feeling particularly excitable.
The Left Fielder page in its entirety:It's all gone now, because some people thought it was useless. So here it is, reproduced in all its glory:
Deliberate Left Fielders are common on image boards such as 4chan, where they will generally announce their presence with the cry "Thread Hijack!" (Or if on /m/, "Trombe Override!")
There are the people who start a thread where the "image is not related". In such cases it's very easy for the discussion to be about the image posted rather than the intended topic.
Boring or unpopular topics on some GameFAQs boards would often be deliberately derailed with the fad phrase "This topic sucks and is now about trains". A good 50% of the time, people would then start discussing trains for a while before the topic died.
A phenomenon specific to the "Anime & Manga: [adult swim] Action" board is to label a topic with "Can any [as] action character (insert blank)" with the real topic being about the (insert blank) (or not even about that). This is done in order to insert off-topic topics into the board that would otherwise be deleted.
Infamous on Usenet was Jabriol, a borderline incoherent idiot obsessed with evolution to the extent that he could turn any topic, any topic at all, into a diatribe on how evolution was evil. His most typical behavior was to get into a forum related to some form of human tragedy (rape victim support fora, spouse abuse survivors, etc.), then post about how evolutionists strongly favor whatever horror the members of said forum had experienced. Last encountered trying to argue evolutionists loved it when people killed themselves for reasons only clear to him.
Is it bad that I can guess what that train of thought was?
I read a sci-fi book once (I'll put the name when I remember it), where the kids of people genetically enhanced not to need sleep were so smart, they thought and communicated in a series of complex webs. This made their conversations appear to be nothing BUT Left Fielders to anyone NOT these kids. It took me several chapters to figure out what the parents' problem with this was, ie MOST people must not think like this. I find that state of affairs mildly disturbing, and boring. And now, pie!
This troper, who has Asperger's Syndrome, has experienced this first-hand... Sometimes I will make connections that other people won't, which makes them very confused, and makes me seem like a Left Fielder (I seldom have this problem talking with other Aspergians).
This troper ain't an Aspergian (...probably) but he does the exact same thing. It gets hilarious when I recount the exactly train track of thought when someone asks how I thought of something and it's an eight-track-jump process.
alt.fan.pratchett runs on this. If a thread's been going for more than 10 posts and hasn't spawned a discussion about beer, something has gone wrong. If it's been going for more than 10 posts and is still about the works of Terry Pratchett, it's a sign of the apocalypse. (Or, possibly, that there's a new book out).
On that note, I declare this trope to now be about baseball.
In addition to his left field work, Rickey Henderson set records for runs scored and bases stolen that remain intact to this day.
He was a skilled player.
Or he had superpowers.
Baseball sucks, let's talk about pennies.
Did you know the Abe Lincoln penny was the first U.S. coin minted with a president's likeness?
FROG-BLAST THE VENT CORE! Let's see what that stirs up...
Seriously, guys... baseball? So how about them Dodgers, huh?
I don't follow baseball. So I don't know what I'm doing here.
Video game example: the Love Point's "Do you remember love?" and pretty much everything the Turning Point says in Immortal Defense. (I'm a genius! What's more outta left field than putting a serious example in an article about left-fielders?)
Every time a thread over at Fandom Wank gets out of hand, the discussion always turns to how sexy Alan Rickman is.
Damn it why did they remove that running gag on the Chain of Deals entry about the red paperclip trade, I LIKED that gag!
That reminds me-! Three vampires walk into a bar...
...and then Van Helsing says, "And that's how you make a bloodless Mary."
How sexy is Alan Rickman?
Screw Justin Timberlake, Rickman's the one bringing sexy back.
Isn't he the guy who plays Sev in the HP movies? I'm writing a lot of HP fanfiction, my latest ones have centered around good ol' Sevvy. I've been getting really good grades when I turn in my fanfics in English class. I need to bring up my GPA. Did you know Turk in Tarzan was female? I totally didn't know that for YEARS, now she's my favourite Disney female. Pocahontas really sucks, I used to like it but then I read up on the real Pocahontas and I'm mad. Susan B. Anthony would be ashamed of modern-day feminists. How did I get from Alan Rickman to Susan B. Anthony?
Alan Rickman can impregnate by touch alone.
Would you like to hear a funny story about tomatoes? In stores, they're located in the vegetable department, even though they're really fruit.
Tomatoes are vegetables so they can be taxed! The man is milk even more money out of us! Fight the power!
Wasn't the lawnchair guy Rhys Ifans or something? Or was he in the movie about it? And isn't he the same guy as David Thewlis? Also, what ever happened to Paul Henreid? He was in Casablanca but I haven't seen him in anything else.
Man, I remember when this Wiki was actually about TV Tropes, and when you started a discussion, by golly, you either stayed on topic or somehow tied it to Doctor Who or Firefly.
Wouldn't it be cool if Alan Rickman had been on Firefly?
Y'know, I'm usually polite enough to wait for a break in the conversation to change the topic. Bunch of unmannered pricks. I also know someone who will try to introduce a topic (usually one of his favorite video games or Transformers) right in the middle of a discussion. Exactly how did Left 4 Dead remind you of Transformers, again? It's damn annoying, but I'm too polite to tell him to stop doing this.
Speaking of baseball, cricket. I suppose the equivalent of left field in cricket might be "cow corner", as it's kind of the same area of the field from the point of view of a right-handed batsman. It's sort of between midwicket and square leg, for those who don't know, and it's the traditional destination of a good old-fashioned slog (when a batsman just looks to clobber the ball as hard as they can without any thought as to technique).
Baseball was invented as a game for British schoolgirls to play while the boys played cricket. True story.
There aren't that many crickets where I live. Sometimes you hear them, though * chirp, chirp* . Also, who's ever seen a potato bug / mediterannean beetle? Big, ugly lil' bastards, ain't they? Riftworm.
Ooh, fancomics! Chess Piece is particularly awesome. It involves mostly Danny Phantom and then at least one character from almost every Nicktoon ever made. Doug's the urban planner, Catdog's a fashion designer (or rather Cat is) Oblina is a nurse, Iroh is Vlad's good friend and even Dora the Explorer has a cameo of sorts, which involves a stolen Swiper doll and will likely tramatize that girl for life. Phantom is Ax-Crazy and for some reason, I thought it was funny as hell. Plus it quotes a lot of stuff... like Beatles and Buffy. Neo Yi is truely awesome.
Something I've always wondered: if someone gives you a penny for your thoughts, and you proceed to put your two cents in, where did the extra money come from?
Yeah! Do you have any idea how much that hurts? How bad singed fur SMELLS! It takes FOREVER to get that smell out of your fur!
In my experience, rat poison works pretty well. Although now I want to combine the two... rat poison on fire? Or maybe just go straight to the napalm. I love that gasoline smell.
Have you ever noticed how much vampires look like vampires?
Please, try to keep up.
I know. It really surprises me how I just watched the old Dracula movie and he doesn't sparkle and wear a beige leather jacket and tight, sleeveless button-down like Edward. And have you noticed how a lot of people seem to hate thinking that maybe the real reason why they can't get in any relationships unlike Bella and Edward is because they snub the guy who's stalking them and watching out for them while they sleep instead of learning to love them?
Uh, to get this entry back on topic, the Urban Legends Reference Pages forum has an "Unhijackable Thread" where every new post must Left Field the previous one. And, with that said, may I ask what is the best way to attach the granny squares together for this afghan I'm making? Granny circles, for that matter?
My granny only circles when she's had too much to drink. Speaking of that, what's your favorite type of drink?
(Granny)^2 = Graham cracker.
They made a horror movie called Rabid Grannies. Just thought I'd mention it.
Your derailments cannot harm me, are you a fucking ass? Do you not know who I am, he must not know who I am, I'M THE JUGGERNAUT BITCH, IMA HITCHA WITCHYO OWN TRAIN! I'm bad, I'm the badder motherfucker on the word.
Back to the original topic, the Snopes message boards ingeniously created the "Unhijackable thread" specifically for the purpose of creating as many left fields as possible. Oh, and speaking of, it's Baseball Bats all the way, baby!
The P5, for Italian tropers. That's a good and serious thing, it's just the name. Since it Italy there was a secret society planning a golpe called P2, and sometimes italian media call the evolutions of that conspiracy P3 or P4... when an italian finds that on This Very Wiki there is the P5, must burst in laughter.