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Quotes: Mindscrew
The starmaker says it ain't so bad
The dreammaker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says everybody look down
It's all in your mind
The Killers "Spaceman"

Wearing a raincoat is flying around in a yellow rubber airplane
Made out of a raincoat, yes
But when you think of that, you hurt your mind
And you'll need your mind for later on
They Might Be Giants, "Wearing a Raincoat"

Ringo: Hey, that's my car!
George: How do you know it's your car?
Ringo: Well, I'd know it anywhere.
George: What does it look like?
Ringo: It's red with yellow wheels...
*George drives by in a blue car with orange wheels*
Ringo: I mean, blue with orange wheels...
*George drives by again in a yellow car with red wheels*
George: It's all in the mind.

Give a kiss
On the wrist
Of the worm-like tips of
Tentacles expanding in my mind
I'm fine
Accepting only fresh brine
You can get another drop of this
Yeah, you wish
Ween, "Mutilated Lips"

"A mental mindfuck can be nice."
Dr. Frank N. Furter, The Rocky Horror Picture Show

"What. The. Fuck."
Desmond Miles, Assassins Creed II

Space Ghost: Now, woodpile, did you or did you not masqueraded as eels and shocked Zorak with that wrench? Answer me! Now, what about these beans?
Moltar: Those must've fallen out of my hair.
Space Ghost: ...
Moltar: Well, you're just making all this s*** up! ... Oh, what? You're the only one that gets to make s*** up?

"I have a theory that I've blundered across the best definition of a Paul Magrs novel (although this one is co-Jeremy Hoad). It's when you get to the end of the book and hear yourself cry — 'So what's with the mermaid, then?'"
— Naomi Claydon reviews the Doctor Who Eighth Doctor Adventures novel The Blue Angel for Outpost Gallifrey.

"I don't understand it, and I understand everything!"
The Doctor, Doctor Who, "The Runaway Bride"

"So, you have come this far and still you understand nothing."
Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, Kingdom Hearts. Actually Xehanort's Heartless. Actually amnesiac fusion of Master Xehanort and Terra.

Tor Anderson: "It takes crazy to know crazy!"
Alan Wake: "That's the sanest thing I've heard in a while."

"How do you compress... time? I'm getting dizzy..."

My name is Alex Drake, and frankly, your guess is as good as mine.
—After three series, the Opening Narration of Ashes to Ashes gives up trying to explain the plot.

"There is no final conclusion to The Prisoner. We were fortunate enough to do something as audacious as that, because people do want the words 'The End' put up there."
Patrick McGoohan on the last episode of The Prisoner

"You have been chosen because you are unknown to the enemy, and you all have a special skill. Professor Hawking, John Leslie, Phil Neville, the Wu Tang Clan, Usher, the Sugar Puffs Monster, and Daniel Day-Lewis: welcome... to Operation Mind Fuck!."
Frankie Boyle, Mock the Week: "Unlikely Lines To Hear In An Action Movie"

"When did this game go from a game called "Monster Party" to a game where I fight shrimp and onion rings?! WHY?! And what th... Why is there a space station IN THE BACKROUND?!!!"

"Holy shit, Disney! You've inserted your giant magical cock into my ear and FUCKED MY MIND!"

"As the popular ensemble sitcom How I Met Your Mother draws near the end of its nine-season run, a downer of a fan theory is starting to look more and more feasible. The theory: The Mother has been dead this whole time. M. Night Shyamalan'd!...Of course, maybe the show is fucking with its viewers. If the whole framing device for the show is a father telling a story to his kids to help them remember their dead mom, then why would Ted's long, 9-season-long story about a dead woman be so focused on, uh, Ted's dating life before he met her? What if Ted is the dead or dying one? What if nobody's dead? What if we are actually all dead and part of purgatory is that we all have to sometimes catch an episode of How I Met Your Mother in syndication?"
Jezebel

"The whole movie has strange use of Stock Footage, strange use of voiceovers, it begins like a documentary depicting cultural deviance, soon it becomes a horror movie and an experimental art film, an auto-bio, a bondage movie and then it ends with a sex change! What the fuck kind of twisted piece of crap is this?!"

"When you see it, you'll shit bricks."
Anonymous

The below statement is false.
The above statement is true.
Anonymous

Mario: If you need instructions on how to get through the hotels, check out the enclosed instruction book.
Luigi: What instruction book?
Mario: If you need instructions on how to get the enclosed instruction book, check out the enclosed instruction book.
Luigi: WTF?
Mario: If you need instructions on how to get the instructions on how to get the enclosed instruction book, check out the instructions on how to get the enclosed instruction book.
*Luigi's brain fizzles out*

The first time I reached this boss, I instantly lost all my lives cause I had no idea wtf was going on. I fainted afterwards.
Youtube commenter on the Final Boss of Hellsinker.

This game involves elite cyber-assassins fighting their way into post-apocalyptic, semi-sentient ruins populated by hostile, overly-religious robots on a mission to rescue what may or may not be a stray cat. Also, an abstract concept is a superstition is a double entendre is a croissant.
A fan's description of Hellsinker

Further down this page: the land of analogies of truly hallucinogenic incomprehensibility. So far I've got one person comparing taxation to three contractors painting a house, and another to Megan Fox having sex with everyone in the world, and I'm honestly not even sure which side they're trying to argue on.
mickeyten about the comments on this Cracked article

"I've had acid trips more consistent than this."
A YouTube commenter, on the first episode of Excel Saga

John Mirra: Hello?
Voice on phone: John Mirra?
John Mirra: This is he.
Voice on phone: This is John Mirra. Welcome to the next level.
— "Address Unknown" TV show from Max Payne 2

Just to make sure we're all on the same page here, what we're looking at is a giraffe with a string of pearls resting atop an air helmet, hiding in a treasure chest at the bottom of the ocean, talking to a fox in a frog suit. Just... just... we just gotta accept it.
brutalmoose, on SPY Fox in Dry Cereal

Okay, if I'm interpreting this correctly (which I highly doubt) then, taken at face value, with as little induction as possible, the main character is a she-male and/or transgender and/or imaginary friend with benefits who is also a time-traveler and/or dimension shifter and/or a necrophiliac and/or a polygamist and/or a lesbian and possibly the last of his/her/its kind. To be honest, I'm not sure if he/she/it/they is/are human. Trippy.
Echoloco reviewing Pirouette

I have no idea what's going on!
Koto, Kyousogiga

Enlong: On the story end of things, I can't put this thing down. It's throwing so many curve balls that it resembles a batting cage in a hurricane. To sum it up so far, I might be a robot who can see the future. On the moon. Maybe.
A commenter playing Virtue's Last Reward note 


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