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|See Also:||Comedy, Parody, Satire|
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Humor is a literary tool used to induce amusement or laughter.
Comedy can be used as the base genre of fanworks, but is often just touched on to lighten the tone. On the other hand, there is also dark humor which purposely makes light of something generally considered to be horrible. In some cases there is dry humor, which may be considered high brow by some, but boring by others.
Many characters are known to use humor as a safety blanket, hiding their true personalities behind jokes.
- Tower by threeturn (Zayn/Liam, Niall/Harry)
- The Disgruntled Novelist's Bodacious Pornographer (or, that time Nick and Louis were rival romance writers) by aliferuined (One Direction/Radio One RPF, Tomlinshaw)
- The charm Conundrum by sisi_rambles and dysonrules
- M is for Murder by quietnight
- The Morning After (podfic) by greedy_dancer
- I will destroy Ryan Ross and all that he loves: a cautionary tale by templemarker, anna_unfolding, klb, ohnoktcsk, fabu, pennyplainknits, aphelant, bessyboo, girlpearl, arami, andeincascade
- Jeeves and the Editorial Distress by triedunture
Humor is a genre of fanvids created in order to show a fandom's funny lines or a humorous plot, otherwise it focuses on a character or pairing (or even a group). They could sometimes even be considered a crack!vid.
On a fanvid's subject line, "humor" can be usually found. Video captures from other shows/films, soundtrack or subtitles can often be seen or heard in the vids to showcase a fan reaction or add humor.
Most Commonly Used Sources
There are several sound and image sources that are in popular use in humor videos. They include (but aren't limited to):
- old movie count down screen
- white noise image/sound
- "no programming available" television screen accompanied by a loud beep
- "Oh shit!" (echoed, source:?)
- "Surprise, motherfucker!" (source: Dexter)
- "Surprise, bitch" (source:?)
- "All by myself" (song)
- "I will go down with this ship" from Dido's White Flag
- Chariots of Fire by Vangelis
- Elena's breakdown scene from season 4 of TVD
- sobbing Jess from The New Girl pilot
- "Calm down!" Office (US) skit with Steve Carrell