"It was a dark and stormy night when the ninjas attacked"
—Wanda, Fairly OddParents
"It was a Darke and stormy night."
—Darke, Septimus Heap Prologue
It wasn't a dark and stormy night. It should have been, but there's the weather for you. For every mad scientist who's had a convenient thunderstorm just on the night his Great Work is complete and lying on the slab, there have been dozens who've sat around aimlessly under the peaceful stars while Igor clocks up the overtime.