Playing With: Ha Ha Ha No
: A character pretends to laugh along with the others, then abruptly tells them to shut up.
- Bob asks his boss Alice for a pay raise. She laughs, then suddenly stops smiling and says seriously "No!"
- Bob says to Alice, "Are you angry with me?" Alice laughs, then abruptly stops and says seriously "Yes I am!"
- Bob tells a joke, to which Alice pretends to laugh, and then stops smiling and says "No."
- Exaggerated: Alice laughs with Bob, then stops smiling, pulls out a gun and shoots him.
- Downplayed: Alice laughs with Bob, then says "Actually, it isn't really that funny."
- Justified: Bob's request was an audacious and silly one.
- We expect Alice to react to Bob with anger, or at least a refusal to entertain what he said. She pretends to do this for a moment, and then suddenly starts laughing.
- Bob poses a request or question that Alice deems he should not even have to ask her. She makes her point by sarcastically pretending to decline or refuse.
- Subverted: Alice begins laughing with Bob. Because of the nature of what he said, or Alice's character, we expect her to stop laughing and say "No!" but she doesn't.
- Double Subverted: ...The "No!" comes after all, just later than we expected.
- Parodied: Alice doesn't stop laughing when she says "No!"
- Zig Zagged: Hahahahaha no... HAHAHAHAHA YES! HAHAHAHA but seriously, no.
- Averted: Alice does not laugh, but gives a serious answer without using sarcasm.
- Enforced: "We want a minor version of a Hope Spot, like a simple 'unexpected no'.
- Lampshaded: "Why does Alice laugh before shooting my ideas down?"
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: Bob films Alice's reactions to various ideas he has, then takes the footage out of context.
- Defied: Alice dislikes getting people's hopes up and gives all answers straight.
- Discussed: "If I ask Alice for a raise, she'll just laugh and then say no".
- Conversed: ???
Hahahahahahahahaha... Get back to where you came from