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11:55:10 PM May 14th 2017
edited by HeyPC
I think we need more clarification on the difference between Narm, Narm Charm, and So Bad, It's Good in the page description. From the description, Narm Charm seems to be when you like something in spite of it being considered Narm, not because of it, yet some examples listed are of things being good despite being bad precisely because they're so hilarious, which seems to fall more into So Bad, It's Good territory rather than Narm Charm. From what I gather Narm applies to things that are laughably bad, Narm Charm to things that are bad but beloved in spite of it, and So Bad, It's Good to things that are so bad they're unintentionally funny. Having fondness for something bad because it's so bad it's endearing still seems like it should fall under So Bad, It's Good rather than Narm Charm.
07:24:39 AM Apr 17th 2013
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This snippet of an entry here is bugging me.

"...and Revy is, well, even more Revy (e.g. A Chinese knife-wielding assassin is continually called "Chinglish"... who speaks in broken, heavily-accented English)."

Revy and the knife-wielder are not the same person. I know I should edit this but I'm not sure how to go about it. Should I just delete the parenthesized part or edit it to clarify that these are two different people?
10:41:39 AM Apr 17th 2013
That's utterly nonsensical... why would they a random parentheses when the other examples didn't have them? I would just remove the parentheses and mention that it's Shenhua who's the knife-wielding Taiwanese assassin.
11:54:36 AM Apr 2nd 2013
What just happened to the Tabletop Games and Video Games section?
12:03:45 PM Apr 2nd 2013
Someone had a connection error and accidentally deleted the bottom part of the page, including those folders. Restored.
10:13:59 AM Aug 6th 2012
I want to add that the page image for Narm in Code Geass could be this (it was for me anyway), considering that this is the part when Lelouch finds out his sister Nunally died*, it became sad in context. Out of context, however, his face was on par with some of the more memetic Kira faces.
05:58:25 AM May 25th 2012
Why is Dorothy's dress red in the trope picture? Or have I been seuffering from selective colour blindness my whole life?
09:20:33 PM Oct 1st 2016
As far as I know, my color vision is normal (being female, I have much lower odds of problems with that), and I was wondering the same thing.
11:45:02 PM Dec 4th 2011
Narm is when over acting breaks suspension of disbelief. I believe narm charm is when you're used to having damaged suspension of disbelief and either the show still causes the desired emotion at high level or it causes the desired emotion and the person knows that if they were suspending disbelief the show would be as good as a show should be. If one of my theories is correct than Narm Charm is dependent on the state of the viewer and is actually just a good show that didn't suspend disbelief well enough for 'some' viewers.
11:03:36 AM Feb 13th 2011
How can we forget the trope originator, the great linguist Narm Charmsky?
09:25:01 PM Jul 13th 2010
"The dance scene between Robot Zoe and the lab assistant who seems to have a crush on her should be cheesy as hell but it comes off as rather sweet."

I have absolutely no idea what show this is from, even after Googling "Robot Zoe". Could someone please explain?
05:21:39 PM Jul 2nd 2010
edited by Wynne
Narm is something which was intended by the show to be serious, but ends up being laughable/cheesy/pathetic. Narm Charm is when you end up feeling like the lame thing doesn't kill the drama after all. I really don't believe this fits:

"While Gordon Ramsay blowing his top may be sometimes hilarious, there are times where you actually felt sorry for the ones being scolded to, and you feel like he is bringing you down as well."

The reactions provoked are intentional, as it's a reality show, and not a rubber suit or badly written line. It's just a guy getting angry with no particular intended emotion; they know some people will laugh and some will bite their fingernails in suspense and they play to both sides. Thus, the entry has been removed, but preserved here in case the original poster or someone else can figure out a more fitting trope for it. (Sorry; I couldn't think of one myself.)
12:01:03 PM Mar 4th 2010
Is it me, or does the opening quote not make coherent sense? He talks about writing, and then goes on about acting talents?
02:38:11 PM Mar 4th 2010
The context was that those Hogan movies had the bad story and dialog.
05:54:53 PM Mar 4th 2010
"...and decided he could act" (I know it's full of hyperbole and not-take-too-seriously but come on)
07:26:58 PM Mar 4th 2010
He meant the movies that resulted were that.
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