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10:39:43 PM Aug 30th 2014
Quick note: Crucifix glitch from Peter Watts Blindsight and Echopraxia affects vampires, blah blah blah writing this so I dont forget.
10:58:23 PM Aug 30th 2014
Here we go: "a cross-wiring of normally-distinct receptor arrays in the visual cortex, resulting in grand mal-like feedback seizures whenever the arrays processing vertical and horizontal stimuli fired simultaneously across a sufficiently large arc of the visual field. Since intersecting right angles are virtually nonexistent in nature, natural selection did not weed out the Glitch until H. sapiens sapiens developed Euclidean architecture; by then, the trait had become fixed across H. sapiens vampiris via genetic drift, and suddenly denied access to its prey the entire subspecies went extinct shortly after the dawn of recorded history."
02:21:01 PM Jan 7th 2014
I feel that The Funniest Joke in the World from Monty Python's Flying Circus must be added.
02:23:18 PM Jan 7th 2014
You can go ahead and do so yourself. :)
07:02:56 AM Feb 2nd 2017
Why are the SCP Foundation examples now in a different folder?
01:14:44 PM Nov 16th 2013
I don't get what's the deal with Anna Karkowska's violin playing or the words "The Game".
03:38:30 PM Sep 27th 2012
removed the following:

  • Rhapsody of Fire has seven of these in the tales their music tells. There are seven black books, written with the blood of slain angels, which contain methods with which to summon the evil god Kron back from the hell the good gods banished him to. Finding the last one, the greatest of them all which could end the world, was the subject of two of their CDs, The Dark Secret and Triumph or Agony. It is said that the first six were found and now are kept locked away in magic towers, protected by heaven itself (although that wouldn't necessarily be a hindrance for the dark powers that be).

I'm not an expert on the Enchanted Symphony but I don't recall anything about the books having any form of brown note quality to them, and I can't find any information otherwise. Also, even if there is, the example listed doesn't explain anything.
04:16:19 AM Aug 12th 2012
So, can I ask why quotes aren't allowed on this page?
11:07:11 AM Aug 1st 2012
Is there anything in the main entry explaining where the trope name came from? For the curious, it's named for a type of frequency that has been known to cause loss of control of the bowels, hence the name.
07:58:44 PM Jul 11th 2012
What's the opposite of Brown Notes?
01:14:31 AM Jul 12th 2012
Take it to Lost and Found, please.
06:16:02 PM Oct 22nd 2011
edited by skybluepink
"The SCP Foundation website uses a "Langford-Berryman Memetic Kill Agent" to trigger a fatal neurally-induced heart attack into any "un-innoculated" personnel trying to view the SCP-001 entry. Try your luck here."

This achieves its BrownNote effect primarily as a CatScare, because of the way you have to scroll through the page before being suddenly confronted with it. And possibly because the red color is interpreted by our subconscious mind as "blood/violence/death", and the circular area in the top center could be interpreted as a face, in that split-second of surprise before we see it with full consciousness. Just looking at it on its own, it's rather pretty and not at all heart attack inducing, at least in this Troper's opinion.
05:05:55 PM Oct 9th 2011
What is this trope about? It seems to be half stimuli that can drive you insane/kill you and half stimuli so strong it destroys things. Which is it?
11:17:54 PM Sep 5th 2011
  • Merely learning the premise of The Human Centipede can leave you feeling unsettled for the rest of the day.

^ I have no idea what this is, but I'm betting it doesn't count as an example, does it?
08:03:35 AM Oct 17th 2011
06:35:18 PM Oct 22nd 2011
While it is quite disturbing, it comes more under the tropes of BodyHorror and NauseaFuel than BrownNote, since it doesn't induce any particular reaction aside from terror and/or sickness, which are already covered by the previously mentioned tropes.
01:51:49 PM Sep 11th 2010
edited by Lenoxus
I removed the following bullet which had appeared after the Chamber of Secrets stuff:
There is indeed a (very minor) vampire character named Sanguini, who has a friend/companion-of-some-sort named Worple, a non-vampire wizard who has written a book called Blood Brothers: My Life Amongst the Vampires. But none of the rest of that stuff is mentioned in Sanguini's scene, at least not in the British or American editions of Half-Blood Prince. We're not told anything about the book's size or quality, and there certainly is no suggestion that the book is used to lure any vampire's victims. (One is still free to interpret it that way, if one wishes; there just doesn't seem to be any reason to.)
10:44:06 PM Aug 3rd 2010
Can someone explain the equation? I don't get it...
03:18:05 PM Dec 6th 2010
its the anti life equation, Darkshield used it to destroy all individuality,
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