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** MindScrewdriver: "The View From Below", to the point where Parsons advises against reading it if you want the series to maintain any mystery (although it's still pretty freaky).

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** MindScrewdriver: "The "[[https://www.somethingawful.com/daily-dirt/instruction-for-america/1/ The View From Below", Below]]", to the point where Parsons advises against reading it if you want the series to maintain any mystery (although it's still pretty freaky).


''[[http://www.somethingawful.com/series/instructiit'on-for-a-help/ Instruction for a Help]]'' is a WebOriginal series in eight parts, created by Zack Parsons and hosted on Website/SomethingAwful. The original series consists of deliberately poorly written [[FauxToGuide how-to guides]] illustrated with similarly poor-quality images; the first one is for "a fruit". These start out merely being [[SurrealHumor strange and unsettling but still pretty funny]], and grow into full-blown SurrealHorror by the end as the narrator's [[HiveMind bizarre civilization]] is drawn into an increasingly brutal war with the "mans from below".

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''[[http://www.''[[https://www.somethingawful.com/series/instructiit'on-for-a-help/ com/series/instruction-for-a-help/ Instruction for a Help]]'' is a WebOriginal series in eight parts, created by Zack Parsons and hosted on Website/SomethingAwful. The original series consists of deliberately poorly written [[FauxToGuide how-to guides]] illustrated with similarly poor-quality images; the first one is for "a fruit". These start out merely being [[SurrealHumor strange and unsettling but still pretty funny]], and grow into full-blown SurrealHorror by the end as the narrator's [[HiveMind bizarre civilization]] is drawn into an increasingly brutal war with the "mans from below".


''[[http://www.somethingawful.com/series/instruction-for-a-help/ Instruction for a Help]]'' is a WebOriginal series in eight parts, created by Zack Parsons and hosted on Website/SomethingAwful. The original series consists of deliberately poorly written [[FauxToGuide how-to guides]] illustrated with similarly poor-quality images; the first one is for "a fruit". These start out merely being [[SurrealHumor strange and unsettling but still pretty funny]], and grow into full-blown SurrealHorror by the end as the narrator's [[HiveMind bizarre civilization]] is drawn into an increasingly brutal war with the "mans from below".

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''[[http://www.somethingawful.com/series/instruction-for-a-help/ com/series/instructiit'on-for-a-help/ Instruction for a Help]]'' is a WebOriginal series in eight parts, created by Zack Parsons and hosted on Website/SomethingAwful. The original series consists of deliberately poorly written [[FauxToGuide how-to guides]] illustrated with similarly poor-quality images; the first one is for "a fruit". These start out merely being [[SurrealHumor strange and unsettling but still pretty funny]], and grow into full-blown SurrealHorror by the end as the narrator's [[HiveMind bizarre civilization]] is drawn into an increasingly brutal war with the "mans from below".



* EvilutionaryBiologist: The Nuss seems to have created/evolved new organisms for it's purposes (including the Red Worm).

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* EvilutionaryBiologist: The Nuss seems to have created/evolved new organisms for it's its purposes (including the Red Worm).


''[[http://www.somethingawful.com/series/instruction-for-a-help/ Instruction for a Help]]'' is a WebOriginal series in eight parts, created by Zack Parsons and hosted on SomethingAwful. The original series consists of deliberately poorly written [[FauxToGuide how-to guides]] illustrated with similarly poor-quality images; the first one is for "a fruit". These start out merely being [[SurrealHumor strange and unsettling but still pretty funny]], and grow into full-blown SurrealHorror by the end as the narrator's [[HiveMind bizarre civilization]] is drawn into an increasingly brutal war with the "mans from below".

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''[[http://www.somethingawful.com/series/instruction-for-a-help/ Instruction for a Help]]'' is a WebOriginal series in eight parts, created by Zack Parsons and hosted on SomethingAwful.Website/SomethingAwful. The original series consists of deliberately poorly written [[FauxToGuide how-to guides]] illustrated with similarly poor-quality images; the first one is for "a fruit". These start out merely being [[SurrealHumor strange and unsettling but still pretty funny]], and grow into full-blown SurrealHorror by the end as the narrator's [[HiveMind bizarre civilization]] is drawn into an increasingly brutal war with the "mans from below".

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--> ''Bell out side home, ring it once and once again, it bring the red worm. Everything will be okay? MUST RING A BELL. If babie grows it is a sinister dark eye babie. A killer of man and friend.''
-->-- ''Instruction for a Babie''

''[[http://www.somethingawful.com/series/instruction-for-a-help/ Instruction for a Help]]'' is a WebOriginal series in eight parts, created by Zack Parsons and hosted on SomethingAwful. The original series consists of deliberately poorly written [[FauxToGuide how-to guides]] illustrated with similarly poor-quality images; the first one is for "a fruit". These start out merely being [[SurrealHumor strange and unsettling but still pretty funny]], and grow into full-blown SurrealHorror by the end as the narrator's [[HiveMind bizarre civilization]] is drawn into an increasingly brutal war with the "mans from below".

!!Instruction for a TROPE:
* AfterTheEnd
* BodyHorror
* CrapsaccharineWorld: Everyone is a friend. Everything is perfect. Unnaturally perfect; predators and prey aren't meant to live together in symbiotic harmony.
* [[spoiler:DividedStatesOfAmerica]]
* EldritchAbomination: The Red Worm. Others are hinted at.
* EverythingTryingToKillYou [[spoiler:Actually, everything is just trying to infect you; but you are trying to kill everything]]
* EvilutionaryBiologist: The Nuss seems to have created/evolved new organisms for it's purposes (including the Red Worm).
* FauxToGuide
* [[spoiler:GaiasVengeance]]: Goes both ways. The Mans From Below see everything going on topside as this, but grow pretty brutal in their attempts to regain ground.
* GasMaskMooks: The Mans From Below.
* GreyAndGreyMorality: The Nuss have a utopian society that could never be achieved by humans alone, at the cost of its members' free will. The Mans From Below had to [[ShootTheDog shoot plenty of dogs]] just to survive, and the body count only gets higher as the situation turns into a war against nature.
* HiveMind
* [[spoiler:HumansAreCthulhu]]: [[spoiler:Double-dipped - the "Mans From Below", actually the few remaining uninfected, unmutated Americans, and [[WasOnceAMan the Red Worms]].]]
* JigsawPuzzlePlot
* LostInTransmission: The narration often dissolves into wordless nonsense.
* MindScrew
** MindScrewdriver: "The View From Below", to the point where Parsons advises against reading it if you want the series to maintain any mystery (although it's still pretty freaky).
* PaintingTheMedium: The text is erratically formatted. Sometimes it's for emphasis, other times it's just random.
** BoldInflation
** RainbowSpeak: Most persistently, [[color:red:The RED WORM]].
* PerspectiveFlip: "The View From Below", which is several times longer than the rest of the series put together, which has a lot to do with it being formatted like normal prose.
* PinealWeirdness: Mentioned but never explained. In the view from below, the dissected Red Worm has some sort of enlarged Pineal structure.
* ScrapbookStory: "The View From Below" has some scrapbookiness to it.
* SophisticatedAsHell: The narration primarily uses simple words and [[YouNoTakeCandle bad grammar]], but with some advanced vocabulary mixed in, much like the output of a machine translator.
* {{Squick}}: The [[spoiler:spores']] HiveMind produces such pleasant images as a deer seething with ticks all over its body, and an anthill the size of an....actual hill.
* SurrealHorror: The main series taken on its own is definitely SurrealHorror. "The View From Below" puts most of the surreal stuff into context.
* SurrealHumor: Although they have some unsettling bits, the first four or five installments are light enough in tone for their disjointed, creepy nonsense to be funny.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial:
--> ''You are NOT NOT NOT part of interconnected consciousness in which each human is like unto cell in a body and does not share autonomous function. This is mistake thinking!!!! A human die all experience die.''
* TalkativeLoon: Some of the narration is too nonsensical to decipher.
* TheUnreveal: The origin of the "Nuss" is never explained.
* [[spoiler:TheVirus: The Nuss is a sapient, WellIntentionedExtremist fungus with the ability to assimilate hosts into a perfectly harmonious CloudCuckooLander HiveMind.]]
* YouNoTakeCandle
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