Irony

From 1d4chan

AKA "I feel the need to have 'Irony' be a bluelink so I can pothole 'Irony', but can't think of anything for it to be a redirect to".

"It's like raaaaaiiinnnn on your wedding day..."

– Alanis Morissette

When something is intended one way, but comes out another.

Some common possible cases of irony from /tg/:

  • People think of D&D, which was originally a individual units wargame, as the pinnacle of role-playing games.
  • /tg/ loves Monstergirls, but hates sexualized Furries.
  • Hanafuda cards were specifically designed to prevent their use in gambling (no visible numbers, suits are somewhat hard to quickly read, etc.) are now almost exclusively used by gamblers.
  • Warhammer 40k started out as parody and satire, but now a lot of people take it completely seriously.
  • The God-Emperor from WH40k was an ultra-militant atheist.
    • Double irony points: In being such a militant atheist, he threw away one of the most useful tools against Chaos (as it turns out, having a religion keeps the Chaos Gods away by redirecting that emotional energy into less pure forms), which is what ultimate ended up getting him worshiped as a God.
  • The song "Ironic" by Alanis Morissette is in a surprisingly quantum state; that is, it's in a superposition of both being and not being actually ironic.
  • The following statement:

Of course, whether any of the above actually is ironic or not is left up to the reader to decide.