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"I'm sorry, they're not usually like this!"

Chuck: Does this seem like a particularly awkward silence?
James: Dude, Miriam's not saying anything. It's the end times, man.

"Who gives a shit?"

"'Will do', Bob said, and for once he was serious and didn't sass me.
Yikes."

"Honestly, I should have noticed... You should have been the first one to run up to Sakura's lifeless body. The Hina I know never would have left her side in a situation like that..."

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Penguin: You're nuffin' without your little helpers. I nearly had your boy, didn't I?
[Deathly silence]
Penguin: (Nastily) What's th' matter? Got you rattled?
Batman: Your choice, Cobblepot — GCPD, or the morgue.
Penguin: (Uneasy, chuckling) E-empty threats, Batman. We all know you don't kill.
Batman: I'm not feeling myself tonight.
Penguin: (Quietly terrified) Well, I-I'm sure you... you'll feel better tomorrow. Good night's kip can do... wonders, mate.

Chi-Chi: After you finish cleaning up, it's time to study!
Gohan: Anything but that, Mom!
Chi-Chi: A mother knows what's best, right?
Gohan: Well... I guess.
Goku: [puts a hand on Gohan's shoulder] Hey, Gohan, your mother's a hundred-percent right. It would be best if you studied this afternoon.
[Gohan and Krillin look at him wide-eyed, and Chi-Chi Face Faults. Goku looks around in confusion]
Goku: Huh? W-what'd I do?
Krillin: You don't know?!
Gohan: Gosh, Daddy!
Chi-Chi: Are you sick?! [pops a thermometer in Goku's mouth and feels his forehead] You feel okay...

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Benson: Since when did we become the voices of reason?
Fin: Sooner or later, you play all the parts.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, "Gridiron Solider"

Surfer: Does he ever smile?
AndrAIa: If he does, run.
ReBoot

"Bail frowned; if even the irrepressible Jar Jar was worried, this looked to be even worse than he'd expected."
Revenge of the Sith's novelization, when Palpatine is about to declare the Empire.

"I MADE A MISTAKE!"

"HARRY POTTER! YOU LISTEN TO ME RIGHT NOW!"

Hector: It seems every country has a spy working in Ostia right now. They all want to assess the new marquess's temperament and skill. If they sense anything wrong, word will spread like wildfire.
Eliwood: Hector, you're the marquess’s brother... Would not being at his side be seen as something "wrong"?
Hector: The marquess's brother is a well-known lout. If I WERE at court, they'd sense something wrong.

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"This has even got my brother brooding. He's always been a firm believer in quick decisions. Yet he wishes for more time... that's never happened before."

"I was surprised today, to see Miho talk to Mother like that. That shows you were quite desperate... I'm sorry."
Maho Nishizumi, Girls und Panzer, "Little Army" manga.

It was like "Don’t Stop Me Now", only worse.
hypedgirl was barely moving. Actually- scratch that. She wasn’t moving at all. I looked at her, stunned to see the normally fun-loving Hoppip simply floating in the air and staring at a wall. As I got closer I noticed that there was a completely blank expression on her face.
Let me repeat that— a completely blank expression. There wasn’t even a hint of happiness.
I was so stunned and so distraught that I could barely speak. The cheerful, entergetic, bouncing ball of ADHD-ridden sociability that I had known for two years was gone. I could barely fathom in my mind that this was the same girl who had enthusiastically expressed her sheer joy over the marriage of the Vandertramps by happily jumping around from corner to corner.
I was fearing for her state of mind.
I approached her.
"hypedgirl...?" My voice was trembling with fear. "Are you okay?"
She said nothing.
My fear only grew.
This time she did say something.
"Ga."
It was in the saddest tone imaginable. I didn’t know what to say.
"Madelief— please—"
"No. Really. Just go."
Gulp.
I didn’t know what caused this, but I knew something was up.
I had to tell the rest of the group what was going on.
"I-in orde,” I said meekly, backing away. “Ik zal gaan."
I hadn’t even noticed that the G had come out right until I was far away from the room.
Pokemon: SOSchip, “Hype Derailed” note 

"See? Charlie just made a joke at you in the Oval Office. That's how bad an idea it is."
Leo McGarry, The West Wing

Inara: I just want to know who I'm dealing with. I've seen too many versions of you to be sure.
Mal: I start fighting a war, I guarantee you'll see something new.

Shikamaru: It's been two days since your last cigarette. When a chain smoker like you lays off, something's always up.
Asuma: Sharp eyes, Shikamaru. If the likes of you can read my heart, then I'm still a rank amateur.
Naruto

"Some things are not meant to be! Dogs shouldn't get along with cats, men shouldn't have ponytails, and your father is not meant to have a job!"
Nicole Watterson, The Amazing World of Gumball

"They say that when somebody acts out of character it is serious business. So when Weiss let out three well-chosen expletives and tried to grind the hand written note on the beautiful stationary that gave the faintest and most modest impression of having been scented with rose water into a fine powder, her friends were duly concerned. Weiss wasn't like this when she was mad. She was a prissy heiress with an air of angry refinement with options on a good tirade [sic] when she was mad. They could not recall ever hearing her swear like that."
Guiding Shadow, a RWBY fic

"It was a bit unnerving to see the normally bubbly and almost spastic young woman so somber and focused, Blake thought with a shiver as she took in the diamond hard glint to Nora’s eyes."

Felix Atepen: Is this... a dream? Leonidas... are we seeing this with our own eyes?!
Leonidas Nojiel: Seems like it, Felix.
Felix Atepen (shocked): N-no. I refuse to believe it. I refuse to believe it! This isn’t real! There is no way that that North Cat is trying to make an agreement with the South. The North Cats are aggressive! They hate the South! This can’t be a truce!
(A North Cat gently nudges a football towards a South Cat, who happily picks it up and runs towards the North Cat with a delighted smile on its face. Happily, the South Cat nuzzles the North Cat, and after a pause, the North Cat does the same thing. The crowd goes wild as all the North and South cats come together in a group hug, finally accepting each other’s presence after 20 years.)
Felix Atepen: IT’S A TRUCE! IT’S A TRUCE! I DON’T BELIEVE IT! Pigs have flown, Hell has frozen over, AND THE NORTH CATS AND SOUTH CATS ARE GETTING ALONG!
— The Cue the Flying Pigs moment at the end of the game between the North and South Cats; SO Schip, Chapter 4, “North Cats vs. South Cats”

Madeline Westen: [opens the fridge] You want a beer?
Sam Axe: [slams the fridge closed] No, I don't want a beer.
Madeline: Okay. This is serious.
Sam: That's what I'm trying to say.
Burn Notice, "Loose Ends"

Max: He's turned into a fine young man, a hero a dozen times over.
Ben: But now, he is a monster.
Max: True, and I'd put him down like a mad dog. But I never thought you would. You always find another way.
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, "Absolute Power Part 1"

"Sisko has always been a realist and a fighter, but his decision to bring an entire race of people into their conflict with the Dominion takes his recklessness and risk taking to a whole new level. He will single-handedly be condemning a race of people to terrible casualties to make the losses his side is taking less severe. That’s dark territory for any character; but for Sisko (who has always been characterised as a builder of things), to see him tear a society down so brazenly is shocking. It's another example of this war pushing the characters into dark corners and forcing them to make tough calls that will relieve the situation but eat at the soul."
Joe Ford on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "In the Pale Moonlight"

Shinji: “We… when we were talking about Don Barceló, and what to do with him? And you said he was like the ones who hurt you? When you said that, I… I wanted to burn him.”
Asuka: “That is… not very like you, Shinji,”
A Crown of Stars, Chapter 54

"Asuka blinked in surprise. Shinji was... furious. She'd never seen him this angry. The usual calm expression he gave the world, or the warm and loving one he showed her when they were alone was gone. His face was twisted in a violent combination of anger, pain, and betrayal. She'd seen the Third Child without his clothes a lot in the last two weeks, but she'd never seen Shinji this naked."
Advice and Trust, Chapter 4

"You...? Obeying something? Let alone a tradition? You must be feverish!"
Shinji, The Child of Love

"Gendo's eyes widened behind their glass shields. Kaji had never seen such a reaction, and took a step back, not knowing what to expect."
Higher Learning, Chapter 34

"There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man."

Doyt: Haban, you've always been the voice of reason, preventing me from being excessively violent. You'd argue passionately in favor of tactics that neutralized the enemy but left them alive. You'd present entire case studies favoring the attenuation of militarism, all just to save an occasional life.
Haban: What's your point, Doyt?
Doyt: Well, I'm just figuring you had a really, really good reason to execute that unarmed prisoner. That's all I'm saying.
Haban: Don't push me right now, okay?

“Toji… are my glasses busted or is Rei running towards us? And smiling?” Kensuke asks rather worriedly.
“She is,” Toji answers fearfully.
“I’m… I’m scared. Hold me Toji,” Kensuke asks.
“Only if you hold me back,” Toji demands and the two of them grip the other in abject terror."

"I was startled to see his face reddening with what looked like intense rage, a fury comparable with what I had displayed before, with all the shit I had dealt with. It passed almost instantly, but it had surprised me all the same. Mr. Hebert was the most mellow, low-key person I had ever known. I hadn’t even thought it was possible for him to be angry, let alone to this extent."

"While the idea of taking a scolding tone to an adult appalls me, you leave me little choice."
Codsworth if his approval for the player drops, Fallout 4

"You really are delirious!"
Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy's reaction to a dangerously injured Spock bursting into laughter, Star Trek Beyond

Lastly, there's Portal, and if you're a regular viewer you'll understand how insane these words feel coming out of my mouth, but I can't think of any criticism for it. I'm serious, this is the most fun you'll have with your PC until they invent a force-feedback codpiece.
...Absolutely sublime from start to finish and I will jam forks into my eyes if I ever use those words to describe anything else ever again.
Yahtzee of Zero Punctuation giving his only completely positive review ever

"Some people will not respond to reason. Others refuse to consider alternatives to their normal pattern of behavior. In such cases, an unexpected breaking of one's own patterns can be an effective tool."
Grand Admiral Thrawn

Durkon: Och. Now I'm startin' ta get worried.
Lien: You mean because the ninja escaped, Elan is missing, and that vile little imp has teleported who knows where?
Durkon: Och, aye... but I meant I'm worried 'cause V just passed up a perfect opport'nity ta say "I told ye so".

"You know, Kudo...You're acting strange. In the past, you've always gone after suspects until their alibi was proven beyond a doubt."
Heiji, Detective Conan

Jamie: What do you want from me, Sarge?!
Renzuli: I want you to explain to me how a cop who always goes by the book suddenly decides to go off on his own without telling anyone where he's going in order to settle a personal vendetta?

Terminated bioform scan complete. Codex genome match: Splinter. Bioscan indicates creature was hit by an unusual amount of weapon fire: more than necessary to kill it. Marines are not prone to such overkill.

Gideon Tau: Come on! You're the magical spirit guide here. You're a... biological transformer! What are you scared of!
The Dog: London, let me tell you something. I've fought in a war between shadow stealers and the forgotten children of Barnabus Island. I've seen a battle fought in stormy skies between angels and demons, blood raining down on me. I've watched the inspiration for Peter Pan murder hundreds of children when they grew too old to be in his gang. I've eaten an apple pie baked from the actual mother-fucking apple discarded by Eve in the Garden of Eden. I've—
Gideon Tau: Stop! Is any of that true?
The Dog: All of it. Well, except for the last one. There was no apple pie. My point is, I've seen some serious shit, and that... that right there... freaks me the hell out.
Poison City, by Paul Crilley

Scott glared at Bobby again and said, "No, I have a date this weekend."
Bobby almost fell out of the chair he was sitting in and Jean choked on a spoonful of cereal.
"With a girl?" Bobby blurted.
"What's her name?" Jean fired back from the other side of the table.
Scott glared at them annoyed. "Is it so unbelievable that I have a date?"
Bobby smiled at him sweetly and replied, "Well, we are talking about you, Slim."

And in that moment, blood began to surge through Germany's body. He felt a sense of... ''something,'' but he couldn't figure out what it was. He'd never felt anything like this before. All his usual desire to [[BefriendingTheEnemy befriend North Korea... was gone. It disappeared in an instant. Now, he was fueled with a fire. America, it seemed to him, was dead. And North Korea was going to pay.
He stood up, glared at North Korea, and said, in a completely serious rage he hadn't ever used before:
"I'LL KILL YOU!"
And the reaction was immediate. Jaws dropped, delegates exchanged shocked glances, and plates and glasses shattered to the floor. Here was Germany, the most peaceful member of the PWF by far. The Germany who, only a few days prior, had warmed the heart of a horrible terrorist. The Germany who wanted nothing more than to befriend and reform North Korea. The Germany who started the second Cold War. And not a single delegate could believe what they had just heard.
War-hating, cheerful, friendly Germany... had actually threatened to kill someone? It wasn’t like him at all.
Poke Countries, Chapter 47

Rowlet?! Rowlet, you're never awake! What's going on here?
Professor Kukui, Pokémon episode 12 of season 21

"On behalf of the greatest crew and organization in the world... Oh! What a surprise!"
Geddy Lee's reaction upon seeing the notoriously shy drummer Neil Peart take his first and only bow for the audience in his whole career at the end of Rush's last tour, R40 (seen here)

"I've never crossed what I call the back-line meridian. I stay behind my drums and cymbals for 40 years and never go out front, never. It's not my territory. Eventually, I talked myself into it. ... It was totally the right thing to do."
Neil Peart on the aforementioned moment above

Sheridan: First Londo, then Garibaldi, and now this. Next person starts acting irrationally, I swear I'm going to shoot myself in the head.
Delenn: (storming into the room) Bastards!
Franklin: Did she just...
Sheridan: She did.
Franklin: I'll get the gun.

"The things that finally hit the nail in the coffin for him (Bill Cipher)? Steven always cared. He never shouted like that for no reason. And he never- rarely- thought of things like a competition. Especially things like this."
A Triangle in the Stars, chapter 42

"I ask you, Gabriel... when have you seen a pacifist fight? Or a gung-ho man lose all hope? These are the kinds of things that only exist in parallel universes. Yet today I saw something I thought I would never see. Dionysus' systems have failed. He has fought. They exist. Sound and fury hath drowned his heart, and every nerve is... torn apart."
Gabriel's Decidueye (nicknamed Neil), upon seeing the hyperactive Actual Pacifist Munchlax Dionysus give up hope and then fight an opponent for the first time in his life, Between Sun And Moon

Akbar Gbajabiamila: Wow. You don't get a chance to see Flip Rodriguez, and see what he looks like.
American Ninja Warrior hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, upon seeing Cool Mask wearer Flip Rodriguez take his mask off for the first time

"Now, you might notice that in the title of this review, I decided to do something that's a little bit different than usual. Under normal circumstances, I would just put in the title of the movie and then follow it with Animat's Classic Reviews or AniMat's Reviews or I would just switch things around. But for this special instance, instead of putting in the title of the movie, I instead put in capital letters: 'THE WORST ANIMATED FILM EVER.'"

Turkey: STOP IT! This is too much! Look, Sri Lanka, we are in a war. There's no other option except to fight down that crazy terrorist. You just can't reason with people some times. That's just how it is.
(Sri Lanka and everyone else look at him with a shocked stare)
Turkey: What?
Sri Lanka: ...Nothing. I'm just surprised. You.. you told it like it was. That's not like you.
China: Yeah, what the heck happened to "We're in a Cold War, so we need to go to the Arctic to win it?"
"The shy Teddiursa blinked. He had never seen Turkey talk that way before. This was the same Turkey who would go on and on ranting about pink clouds, aliens attacking Ottoman, and many, many other crazy things that led nobody to take him seriously. And yet, here he was, delivering a hard truth about life as it was, filled with none of his literal eccentricities. For once in his life, he had become the realist."

"I SAID TAKE THEM!"
NETECROF, to his servant KOKGNAB, Freewill in 2112

"THEN WHY DON'T YOU PREACH THAT?! Put up a sign that says THAT!"
Vic Mignogna, reaching his Rage Breaking Point towards a bunch of Christian protesters after one of them yelled "God loves everyone" at him

But...that's not right. Max doesn't love ANYTHING!
David finally realizing something's up with the new camp counselor, Camp Camp

A few seconds later, a message came in from OGiNiM, and it caught my eye:
OGiNiM: SiR! YoU NeEd To CoMe OuTsIdE NoW!

You remember when I said how OGiNiM always calls me “Mijnheer,” don’t you?
I figured.
Now you know why I said it was important.
Don’t you?
Instantly, alarm bells went off in my head. OGiNiM had never called me “Sir” before, so I knew something was up.

OGiNiM: don’t bother, sir. i don’t feel like commenting today. i’ll be more than willing to stop this, if that’s what you want.

Nimja: All lowercase letters...? And he’s calling me “sir”? This is worse than I thought...
HyDrO: Really? I hadn't noticed.
Nimja: No, really. He didn’t even giggle when I tried to poke him earlier today.
Slang: Vhen you vere valking sssssssrough Amsssssssssterdam?
Nimja: Yes. That doesn’t sound like the OGiNiM I know.
Play The Game, chapter 4, “Don’t Stop Me Now”

Gordon: I don't know what Oscar is doing with a book called 'Cutesy-Wootsey Bunnies'.
Telly: Well, I don't know either, but I'm gonna find out!
Sesame Street, "Oscar Looks For a Nice Book"

"Fonzie doesn't have a date?!"
Marion Cunningham, Happy Days, "Fearless Fonzarelli"

Maria: What's the matter with Barkley? He doesn't seem right. He's not eating?! That's bad.
Big Bird: Why wouldn't Barkley be eating?

"Fonzie! Your hair! It's all messed-up!"
Joanie Cunningham, Happy Days, "Fonzie the Salesman"

"Oh dear! You must be really sad if you won't eat chicken!"
Princess, Little Princess', "I Didn't Do It"

Bart: Man, I thought Mom was gonna scream me stupid. She didn't even raise her voice.
Lisa: I admit I haven't known Mom as long as you have, but I know when she's really upset, her heart won't just wipe clean like this bathroom countertop; it absorbs everything that touches it, like this bathroom rug.
Bart: Really? You think this might be one of those forever-type things?
Lisa: (shrugs)
The Simpsons, "Marge Be Not Proud"

She paused for a moment and steeled herself for what she was about to say. Hopefully the shock of it wouldn't kill the moron.
"Please. I-- I need your help, Wheatley."
He and Blue both stared into the security camera in utter shock.
She didn't blame them. It wasn't often that they got to hear her asking for help that way. In fact, she never asked for help that way. Using words like "please" in the way they were intended?
Please.
Resolution, a Portal fanfic

Gohan: Vegeta, you brain dead idiot! Trunks could have been brought back, no problem! But no, you picked NOW to be a parent!? Oh, look at me, I'm no better. Could have just let you bite it! Now I'm monoplegic and Cell's gonna kill us all.
Vegeta: I'm...sorry...
Gohan: ...Oh wow, we ARE fucked.
Dragon Ball Z Abridged "Episode 60 part 3"

”Under the circumstances
I’ve been shockingly nice...
GLaDOS, Portal 2, “Want You Gone”

Even Granny was shocked when Grimma looked up with a face from which all the colour had drained away. The girl's mouth opened and shut a few times. Then she folded up, very gently, and collapsed to her knees and began to sob.
It was the most shocking sound they'd heard. Grimma yelled, complained, bullied and commanded. Hearing her cry was wrong, as though the whole world had turned upside down.

"Slang..." His eyes widened in shock. "Wow."
I blinked.
"Vat'ssssssssssss vrong, sssssssssssssssir...?" I asked, confused.
Nimja was still looking at me in complete surprise. Eventually, he managed to mutter:
"This is the most calm I have ever seen you, Slang. Really. I'm shocked. I thought you would be horrified of those guys, but you..." He paused. "You relaxed completely. You weren't shaking at all."
I blinked.
Then looked down.
He was right.
I wasn't shaking.
I wasn't shaking!
Well, that was unexpected! The Spanish Inquisition weren't terrifying at all!''
Slang, Play The Game, "And Now For Something Completely Different"

"Cronkite was quite concerned with not becoming part of the story he was reporting. He stated, "I built my reputation on honest, straight-forward reporting. To do anything else would be phony. I'd be selling myself and not the news." Yet there were memorable instances when he failed to remain completely separated from a story, such as his obvious emotional reaction when announcing the death of President John F. Kennedy; his broadcast pronouncement in 1968, upon returning from Vietnam, that he doubted United States policy for that region could succeed; and his undeniable enthusiasm when Neil Armstrong became the first person on the moon in 1969."
Notable Biographies, on Walter Cronkite

"Anyone not familiar with Javert who had seen him when he entered the infirmary would have no inkling of what was passing through his mind. His manner, as he walked with his customary deliberation up the steps, was calm and composed as usual, his grey hair immaculately combed. But anyone knowing him well, who had observed him more closely, would have been astonished. The buckle of his leather collar, instead of being at the back of his neck, was under his his left ear. It was a portent. [...] If his collar buckle was maladjusted it could only mean that he was in a state of inward tension that that might be compared to an earthquake."

just a little warning
if you ever want to know how bad you messed up check if oginim is screaming and angry at you
if he is
then you messed up big time
HyDrO, Play The Game, after getting a What the Hell, Hero? speech from the normally cheerful and amiable OGiNiM

And for the first time that day- heck, for the first time in my life- I noticed tears spring to my eyes.
I blinked.
This was certainly surprising...
Nimja, Play The Game, “Radio Ga Ga”

"Doctor? I don't like it when you go quiet."
Yaz, Doctor Who, "Resolution"

HyDrO: Are you sure something's wrong with him, Sir?
Nimja: Well... between him not responding to me poking him and his uncharacteristically quiet and sad demeanor, I would say... yes.
HyDrO: I'll need further proof of that. (she calls OGiNiM on her cell phone) Hey, OGiNiM? ...Yeah, did I ever tell you you sound like a girl?
(silence)
HyDrO: Hello? Hello...? (her eyes widen in shock as she realizes that OGiNiM isn't reacting to his Berserk Button in the usual manner) Um... okay. I guess I'll talk to you later. Bye.
(she hangs up)
Nimja: Well?
HyDrO: Yeah, something's wrong with him. He'll usually respond with fervor when I tell him he sounds like a girl. He didn't even talk once just now.
Nimja: Told ya.
Play The Game, "Don't Stop Me Now" (this scene was only in the web series; not in the original fanfic)

"Holy shoes!"
Eugene Fitzherbert (aka Flynn Rider), Tangled: The Series, "Painter's Block"

Jake: Marco? What's the problem?
Marco: What do you mean?
Jake: I mean, you haven't said a single mean-yet-funny thing the whole way. That's not you.
Animorphs #5: The Predator

"Who are you and what have you done with Beat?"
Neku on two occasions on the same day, The World Ends with You

"Autobots, I have sworn never to kill humans, but when I find out who's behind this...he's going to die."

I do not much like to take the tone of a moralist. But the danger of the baobabs is so little understood, and such considerable risks would be run by anyone who might get lost on an asteroid, that for once I am breaking through my reserve. "Children," I say plainly, "watch out for the baobabs!"
The Little Prince (English translation here)

"I know what you think of me; I know how you feel about MI6. But are you willing to help?"
Alex slowly raised his head. He examined the man sitting opposite him, and saw something he would never have believed.
Alan Blunt was afraid.
"Yes," he said. "I'll help you."
Alex Rider #5: Scorpia

LonelyFox: Strange. I don’t know exactly what has occurred, but all of a sudden, I feel... odd. I will be taking my leave now.
(LF leaves; the minute oghond realizes what has happened her eyes widen in shock and she runs up to Absent, panicked)
oghond (horrified): Okay. Something’s up with LF.
Absent: What do you mean? I didn’t notice anything...
oghond: ARE YOU SERIOUS?! You didn’t catch the fact that she used a contraction?
Absent: So?
oghond: Absent... LF never uses contractions. NE-VER.
Absent: I’m sure she’s fine.
oghond: If she was fine, she would have said “I do not know exactly what has occurred,” not “don’t”! Think about it, Absent; do you ever remember LF using a contraction before?
Absent: (beat) Well... no.
oghond: Exactly.
SO Schip; Chapter 9: “Jeetje!”

James Bond: Vodka Martini.
Bartender: Shaken or stirred?
James Bond: Do I look like I give a damn?

I took one look back at my brother and initially was very confused that he hadn't said anything to me yet- or anything at all, really- about that crazy silhouette that had just come through the doors of the ship.
I had a feeling something was up, but what it was eluded me to no end.
Steeling my courage- and yet at the same time not even bothering to look back at the ship- I walked up to him and tapped him on the shoulder.
"Nathan?" I asked.
He said nothing. Didn't move, even.
I shrugged. "Probably just waiting for the guy to come out so he can hit me with an insult."
A few seconds passed, and by this point I managed to get a good look at his face.
This was getting weird.
Very weird.
As long as I had known my brother, he'd never been this silent for this long.
"Okay... now you're starting to creep me out," I said.
Then I paused.
Then smirked.
He had to be joking, right? This was a joke. Nathan was obviously doing this just to annoy the heck out of me, right?
He had to have at least one insult in there somewhere.
I nudged him with my scalchop.
"C'mon," I said, almost teasingly. "Insult me. Insult me."
Nothing.
No response.
Just dead silence.
Now I was seriously getting creeped out beyond all stretch of the imagination. This was my brother, after all.
MY. BROTHER.
The family's most prominent insulter-slash-rebellious kid.
Stunned. Silent.
That never happened.
NEVER.
I blinked in utter disbelief.
"Arceus' unholy flank..." I muttered to myself.
The Absent Coder, regarding his brother Nathan, SO Schip, Episode 5, "Hostile California"
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