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1 hour ago, King Cole said:

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Nemo with humans :P

 

*slow clap* Well played.

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3 minutes ago, Faceless Mist-Wraith said:

*slow clap* Well played.

Hey, Nemo came first...

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Rithmatist

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Boy nerds out about chalk while children are being kidnapped.

 

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WoR
 

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After surviving a traumatic slave experience through sheer force of optimism, a one armed man becomes a one-arm-and-a-nub man through sheer force of more optimism and determination.

 

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Stormlight:

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A medical school dropout learns that the real world isn't all that great. He can't even get the tattoo he wants.

A forgetful war veteran reluctantly pursues a relationship his brother's widow. He is also Iron Man.

A patricidal young woman overcomes the odds to become an accomplished pathological liar. She also joins a cult.

 

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Steelheart

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An obsessed teen convinces a terrorist cell to let him join by pointing out how predictable they are.

Firefight

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An obsessed teen's hormones save thousands by pushing his mentor over the edge of sanity.

Calamity

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An obsessed teen destroys a being of chaos and destruction by convincing him that people are innately good.

 

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Elantris

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After 2 failed marriages, a princess marries a god.

Warbreaker

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A princess marries a god who's the strong silent type and her sister learns how to breath on things.

 

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Steelheart: 

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David goes on and on about guns, then makes you cringe by calling analogies metaphors.

Firefight: 

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Megan and David flirt a lot.

Calamity: 

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Prof is salty about his city.

 

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@Archer - might want to spoiler tag those.  Great bad explanations, though!  (lol at the Prof one... XD)

Mistborn Final Empire:

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Girl with trust issues learns to trust from a group of people who make a living out of lying.

 

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Elantris:

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A girl destroys a kingdom's structure before marrying a magical zombie

 

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Some really good ones out there, so I'm only going to do a couple.

The Emperor's Soul:

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A girl, who is about to be executed for being really good at counting rocks and convincing everything to be something it wasn't, escapes jail by writing a book and carving a couple of rocks.

WoK:

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A guy with incredible self-control who chooses to have no control over his life chooses to kill everyone except for the guy who turns out to be murdering a hospital full of innocent people.

A really depressed guy is convinced by an apparition not to commit suicide when it gives him the poison he was going to commit suicide with months earlier.

A man, convinced he is going mad, decides that now is a good time to hit it off with his dead brother's wife.

WoR:

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A girl falls in love with a fashion-obsessed nobleman and his stuck-up bodyguard who killed her brother, joins the cult that is threatening her family and almost killed her, and saves the day by turning her invisible friend into a magical sword-key.

A woman who is killed spends the rest of the book being dead until it is announced that she is actually not dead. (Don't let gut wounds and drowning convince you otherwise.)

 

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@daanan, your Szeth summary is hysterical. Lots of funny stuff. Well done!

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WoR

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Mystical swords of legend slay rocks and save the day.

 

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Napoleon Dynamite:

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My life.

Nacho Libre:

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How did Jack Black get deported? He's not Mexican!

School of Rock:

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I'm not a substitute. I've been exploiting your talents for my personal gain. Welcome to the real world.

 

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On 8/21/2017 at 11:58 PM, Extesian said:

The Silmarillion

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Someone plays the wrong note in a symphony. The world sucks for 4000 years.

 

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Dysfunctional family goes on a trip together.

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A man's insecurity about his family jewels has unforeseen repercussions.

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A talented musician quarrels with his band manager, sinks into a spiral of delinquency.

 

And now for some Sanderson ones:

WoR

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Odium rains.

Edgedancer

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An entire city is complicit in the crime of lying about pancakes.

Secret History

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One's a dead Survivor, one's a broken god: together, they fight crime Ruin!

 

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Mistborn

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A felon teaches an orphan how to throw metal, and she steals jewelry from an old man.

 

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mother!

The "Mysterious Stranger" sequence from The Adventures of Mark Twain.

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Way of Kings

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A girl switches a broken magic glove for another broken magic glove.

An old general tries to get everyone to read a book he really liked.

A soldier tries to bridge the gap between himself and the old general.

 

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6 hours ago, Faceless Mist-Wraith said:

Way of Kings

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A girl switches a broken magic glove for another broken magic glove.

An old general tries to get everyone to read a book he really liked.

A soldier tries to bridge the gap between himself and the old general.

 

That last pun is definitely groan-worthy. My compliments to you.

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4 hours ago, Exalted Dungeon Master said:

That last pun is definitely groan-worthy. My compliments to you.

Somehow I totally missed that pun, wow.

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Pixar:

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Toy Story:

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Quick! Andy's not here! Break his lamp!

A Bug's Life:

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Seven Samurai but with bugs.

Toy Story 2:

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Quick! Woody's not here! Buzz takes the throne!

Monsters, Inc.:

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Hey, Dad, switch rooms with me tonight.

Finding Nemo:

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Why are we looking for nobody?

The Incredibles:

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"Ooh be doo! I wanna be like yo-ou!"

Cars:

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Rocky III with cars.

Ratatouille:

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Wait, old Bilbo voiced the short chef?? WUT??

WALL-E:

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Take the trash out, Wilkes!

Up:

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HOW DID RUSSELL GET ON CARL'S PORCH!!??

Toy Story 3:

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Quick! Lotso's not here! Time to reenact The Great Escape!

Cars 2:

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Who left a bag of burning dog poo on my porch?

Brave:

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This is a Pixar film?

Monsters University:

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The aftermath of a college hangover.

Inside Out:

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I think Practicality should be a must for the emotions. Also, Joy's a butt.

The Good Dinosaur:

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A reverse Jurassic Park.

Finding Dory:

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Yet another vastly inferior movie in comparison to its predecessor.

Cars 3:

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Rocky Balboa with cars.

Coco:

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Pixar resorts to plagiarism.

 

 

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Mistborn

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A group of heavy metal fans start the quest for immortality

AoL

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A guy with an excellent weight management program teams up with a con artist to fight a guy with a taste for gold over a girl. (I guess that's more the character's explained poorly than the plot... oh well)

WoK and minor Edgedancer

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Some gross 17 legged crab things stalk some people

Warbreaker

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Evil is destroyed and there are scantily clad females

Edgedancer

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A girl convinces an old man of his errors after discovering a conspiracy to reduce dietary variety

 

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Mistborn

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A man gets revenge on god by starting his own religion.

Words of Radiance

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A girl tries to keep a magical, teleporting sword, in a safe.

An old general tries to stop some people from singing.

A soldier breaks his imaginary friend, fixes her, and then uses her to kill people.

 

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7 minutes ago, Faceless Mist-Wraith said:

Mistborn

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A man gets revenge on god by starting his own religion.

Words of Radiance

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A girl tries to keep a magical, teleporting sword, in a safe.

An old general tries to stop some people from singing.

A soldier breaks his imaginary friend, fixes her, and then uses her to kill people.

 

 alternatively WoR

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A mind controlled choir brings the apocalypse.

An idea dies and then comes back to life.

A double murderer gets engaged to to the son of a reformed sociopath.

 

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