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"A character who tries casting himself as the Brave Peasant Lad Who Outwits The Troll may find that he is actually one of the Twenty Poor Peasants Eaten Before The Knight Comes Along. Or even the Devious Little Human Squashed By The Troll Hero. (Troll fairy-stories are not very subtle.)"
GURPS Discworld, on the dangers of playing with the Theory of Narrative Causality

Rain: My hero. What's it like? Life as a spy, I mean.
Paris: (caught out) Classified.
Rain: Oh, right. I forgot. But you said 'secret' agent, and nobody says secret agent! And you do that a lot. You get things not quite right, like you don't belong here.
Star Trek: Voyager ("Future's End")

T-Rex: Guess what, mom? I got a job I don't want as a florist today, entirely by accident!
T-Rex's mom: How come this sort of stuff happens to you, T-Rex?
T-Rex: MOM It's because I am trying to live in CARTOONS.

Sonic: When is it a mistake to take your toys away?
Eggman: When it's the only thing keeping six angry Zeti from controlling my mechs, you moronic hedgehog!

"What's she thinking? She's supposed to get angry and say 'No way!'"

"Acetic acid would conduct electricity better [than hydrochloric acid] because that would be a good reason to put it in the question."
Tim's Chemistry Exam note 

Booker T: Browski Boot? He just called it Woo Woo Woo!
Josh Matthews: No, he yells Woo Woo Woo before delivering the Browski Boot!
Friday Night Smackdown

"There's only one creature capable of making a footprint that size." *Dramatic Pause* "The abominable snowman!"
Lumpy, King Kong (2005)

Brock Samson: *playing The Walking Dead* Ugh! These freaking zombies!
Brock Samson: How many times do I have to tell you, YOU CAN'T DO THAT!
Poker Night 2 teaser trailer.

"Life is not a song, sweetling. You'll learn that one day, to your sorrow."
Littlefinger to Sansa Stark, A Song of Ice and Fire

Saba: Quick, Tommy! The cirle on it's chet! It must be the weak spot!
Tommy: Right! AYAAAH!
Tigerzord punches Epyon's chest.... to absolutely no effect
Zechs: Hmph. Don't get cocky.
Tommy: What? It didn't explode?!
Saba: Well this defies all logic!

In their heads they think that they're the hero through and through
And not the schmuck who's gunned down in the middle of Act Two
So don't mention Montana or your grandmama at home
Or you'll just guarantee the happy hunting grounds you'll roam.
Here's to the Heroes, Terence Chua of Khaosworks.org

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