Not Tropeworthy: Hell Is That Noise

Deadlock Clock: 20th Sep 2013 11:59:00 PM
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Could we just... not have Death anymore?
I've been assuming it was just you&me. I don't like doing this trope on my phone, because there's too much fiddly stuff when rewriting legit examples to become objective. Deleting ZCE is the best I can do. But that means I haven't done any in at least a week. I can't really predict when I will have time/mood to wick clean on my laptop.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?


Examples to crosswick back onto the HELL IS page.
  • Homestuck:
    • Gamzee Makara creates this effect with people in a rather dramatic way. Spoiler-tagged for your surprise: Post-flipout, he's murdering people left and right, committing petty evils, and generally scaring the shit out of Karkat.
  • The Simpsons has Radioactive Man who gained his super powers in 1952 and hasn't altered his technological or cultural sensibilities since. On his last adventure before being reunited with his long-lost parents, in 1996, RM ventures out into the city on a dark and stormy night, to stop villains. After winning a fight with another villain in an alley, RM is starting to round a street corner when he hears an ominous "DOOM, DOOM, DOOM!" approaching the intersection. RM is frightened by the sound, and wonders if Dr. Crab "has some weird, fiendish new weapon." But just as he is preparing for a possible fight to the death, the sinister sound is revealed as nothing more than a ghetto blaster pumping out hip-hop beats as it is carried by a Vanilla Ice-like teenager. (RM gives him a stern lecture about staying out past curfew.)

edited 13th Feb '14 12:43:12 PM by crazysamaritan

Could we just... not have Death anymore?
down to 1400 wicks
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Now down to 1450. Spending the next few days cleaning these wicks, keeping [up][up] updated on correct wicks.
80 MarqFJA5th Mar 2014 01:36:14 AM from Saudi Arabia , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
One Vision, One Purpose
How far is the wick-checking along? Also, I assume that there won't be a rename?
Where there is Distress, therein lies a Story. Where there is a Story, therein lies a Will. Where there is a Will, therein lies a Soul.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Back down to 1198.
Always keep in mind that on top of everything else, this trope is pretty much YMMV.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
No. The crowner states that this definition has been changed to objective elements, not a subjective Audience Reaction.
What's up with this trope? Still in repair?
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Yep. The grunt work needs doing. I stopped and will have to recheck all the pages by now.
I don't mind this trope anymore than Most Wonderful Sound or Most Annoying Sound, I just wish it had a more descriptive name.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
~Mullon, I don't understand what you mean. This trope is about the psychological effect of a repeated noise to the character(s) in the story. Those tropes are Audience Reactions.
I've only sen it used as an audience reaction, which is fine to me.
89 Karxrida16th Dec 2015 10:50:29 PM from Darkness within Darkness , Relationship Status: Abstaining
Lord of Frames
Wick check says that this is still on over 100 YMMV pages. We need those entries deleted.

Maybe move to Short Term projects since that's all there is left to do?
If a tree falls in the forest and nobody remembers it, who else will you have ice cream with?
90 SeptimusHeap17th Dec 2015 01:50:45 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
I'm afraid that it will simply be forgotten there.
[up][up][up][up][up] The name of this trope always bothered me. Even after learning it, my brain always jumps to reading it as [What the] hell is that noise? Which, apparently, is the first line of the description. But it's actually about a specific kind of sound, of which I'm honestly not exactly sure.

edited 17th Dec '15 12:46:40 PM by Jokubas

92 shimaspawn1st Jan 2016 06:27:16 PM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
Locking as part of the New Year's Purge.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

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Single Proposition: Hell Is That Noise
17th Mar '13 11:40:32 AM
Vote up for yes, down for no.
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