The Amazing Race   American Idol   The Apprentice   The Bachelor   The Bachelorette   Big Brother   The Biggest Loser
Dancing with the Stars   So You Think You Can Dance   Survivor   Top Model   The Voice   The X Factor       Reality TV World
   
Reality TV World Message Board Forums
PLEASE NOTE: The Reality TV World Message Boards are filled with desperate attention-seekers pretending to be one big happy PG/PG13-rated family. Don't be fooled. Trying to get everyone to agree with you is like herding cats, but intolerance for other viewpoints is NOT welcome and respect for other posters IS required at all times. Jump in and play, and you'll soon find out how easy it is to fit in, but save your drama for your mama. All members are encouraged to read the complete guidelines. As entertainment critic Roger Ebert once said, "If you disagree with something I write, tell me so, argue with me, correct me--but don't tell me to shut up. That's not the American way."
"Trope Of The Day VII: the government shutdown of the house (and senate) of trope."
Email this topic to a friend
Printer-friendly version of this topic
Bookmark this topic (Registered users only)
 
Previous Topic | Next Topic 
Conferences Off-Topic Forum (Protected)
Original message

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-03-13, 08:00 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
"Trope Of The Day VII: the government shutdown of the house (and senate) of trope."
...but on the other hand, it's not as if I'm being paid for this...
  Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

  Table of Contents

  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
 #601 Estee 10-03-13 1
   RE: #601 newsomewayne 10-03-13 2
       RE: #601 newsomewayne 10-03-13 3
           RE: #601 Estee 10-03-13 4
 #602 Estee 10-04-13 5
 #603 Estee 10-05-13 6
 #604 Estee 10-06-13 7
 #606 Estee 10-07-13 8
   DЯIИК К ... dabo 10-07-13 9
 #607 Estee 10-08-13 10
   I regularly suffer from 'the greens... IceCat 10-08-13 11
       RE: I regularly suffer from 'the gr... Snidget 10-08-13 12
           Terribly Motile Intestines? IceCat 10-08-13 13
               RE: Terribly Motile Intestines? Snidget 10-08-13 14
                   Here's a picture IceCat 10-09-13 15
                       LOL moonbaby 10-09-13 17
 #608 Estee 10-09-13 16
 #609 Estee 10-10-13 18
 #610 Estee 10-11-13 19
   RE: #610 dabo 10-11-13 20
 #611 Estee 10-12-13 21
 #612 Estee 10-13-13 22
   RE: #612 kingfish 10-13-13 23
 #613 (yo!) Estee 10-14-13 24
 #614 Estee 10-15-13 25
   RE: #614 kingfish 10-15-13 26
       RE: #614 dabo 10-15-13 27
   RE: #614 dabo 10-16-13 29
 #615 Estee 10-16-13 28
 #616 Estee 10-17-13 30
   RE: #616 kingfish 10-17-13 31
 #617 Estee 10-18-13 32
   RE: #617 kingfish 10-18-13 33
 #618 Estee 10-19-13 34
 #619 Estee 10-20-13 35
   RE: #619 kingfish 10-20-13 36
       RE: #619 Estee 10-20-13 37
           RE: #619 kingfish 10-20-13 38
               RE: #619 Estee 10-20-13 39
                   RE: #619 kingfish 10-21-13 46
                       RE: #619 Snidget 10-21-13 47
                           RE: #619 Estee 10-21-13 48
   Oh Golem, Golem, Golem IceCat 10-21-13 40
       RE: Oh Golem, Golem, Golem Estee 10-21-13 42
           ? IceCat 10-21-13 44
 #620 Estee 10-21-13 41
   The Jesus Factor IceCat 10-21-13 43
   RE: #620 kingfish 10-21-13 45
 #621 Estee 10-22-13 49
   Red Armband? IceCat 10-22-13 50
 #622 Estee 10-23-13 51
   RE: #six toot toot IceCat 10-23-13 52
       RE: #six toot toot Estee 10-23-13 55
           Anything really worthwhile knowing IceCat 10-24-13 56
   RE: #622 Snidget 10-23-13 53
       RE: #622 Estee 10-23-13 54
 #623 Estee 10-24-13 57
 #624 Estee 10-25-13 58
   RE: #624 kingfish 10-25-13 59
 #625 Estee 10-26-13 60
   RE: #625 dabo 10-27-13 61
 #626 Estee 10-27-13 62
   RE: #626 IceCat 10-27-13 63
   RE: #626 dabo 10-27-13 64
       The wink is fixed IceCat 10-27-13 65
 #627 Estee 10-28-13 66
   RE: #627 dabo 10-29-13 67
 #628 Estee 10-29-13 68
   RE: #628 dabo 10-30-13 70
 RE: Trope Of The Day VII: the gove... ARnutz 10-29-13 69
 #629 Estee 10-30-13 71
 #630 Estee 10-31-13 72
   RE: #630 kingfish 10-31-13 73
   I'll never forgive the Nazis IceCat 10-31-13 74
   RE: #630 dabo 10-31-13 75
 #631 Estee 11-01-13 76
   RE: #631 kingfish 11-01-13 77
       RE: #631 kingfish 11-02-13 79
 #632 (this... is American Idol) Estee 11-02-13 78
   RE: #632 (this... is American Ido... kingfish 11-02-13 80
   RE: #632 (this... is American Ido... dabo 11-02-13 81
 #633 (video games) Estee 11-03-13 82
 #634 Estee 11-04-13 83
   RE: #634 kingfish 11-04-13 84
   Real Life newsomewayne 11-04-13 85
       Let's See foonermints 11-04-13 86
       RE: Real Life Estee 11-04-13 87
           The Final Crisis foonermints 11-04-13 88
           RE: Real Life newsomewayne 11-04-13 89
 #635 (good Survivor seasons... Estee 11-05-13 90
   RE: #635 (good Survivor sea... kingfish 11-05-13 91
 #636 Estee 11-06-13 92
   RE: #636 kingfish 11-06-13 93
       RE: #636 Estee 11-06-13 94
 #637 Estee 11-07-13 95
   RE: #637 kingfish 11-07-13 96
 #638 Estee 11-08-13 97
   RE: #638 kingfish 11-08-13 98
 #639 Estee 11-09-13 99
 Swoop Block! foonermints 11-09-13 100
 #640 (every generation) Estee 11-10-13 101
   RE: #640 (every generation) dabo 11-10-13 102
 #641 (slightly old play) Estee 11-11-13 103
   RE: #641 (slightly old play) kingfish 11-11-13 104
 #642 Estee 11-12-13 105
   RE: #642 kingfish 11-12-13 106
 #643 (vaudeville/radio/television) Estee 11-13-13 107
   RE: #643 (vaudeville/radio/televis... kingfish 11-13-13 108
 #644 Estee 11-14-13 109
   RE: #644 kidflash212 11-14-13 111
 RE: Trope Of The Day VII: the gove... kingfish 11-14-13 110
 #645 Estee 11-15-13 112
   RE: #645 kingfish 11-15-13 113
 #646 Estee 11-16-13 114
   RE: #646 kingfish 11-16-13 115
   RE: #646 Snidget 11-16-13 116
   RE: #646 kidflash212 11-16-13 117
 #647 Estee 11-17-13 118
   Weird IceCat 11-17-13 119
 #648 Estee 11-18-13 120
   RE: #648 kingfish 11-18-13 121
 #649 Estee 11-19-13 122
   RE: #649 kingfish 11-19-13 123
 #650 Estee 11-20-13 124
   RE: #650 kingfish 11-20-13 125
 #651 Estee 11-21-13 126
   RE: #651 kingfish 11-21-13 127
 #652 Estee 11-22-13 128
   RE: #652 kingfish 11-22-13 129
       RE: #652 kidflash212 11-22-13 130
           RE: #652 suzzee 11-22-13 131
 #605 Estee 11-23-13 132
 #653 (50th anniversary special) Estee 11-24-13 133
   RE: #653 (50th anniversary special... kingfish 11-25-13 135
 #654 Estee 11-25-13 134
   RE: #654 kingfish 11-25-13 136
 #655 Estee 11-26-13 137
   RE: #655 kingfish 11-26-13 138
   RE: #655 Molaholic 11-26-13 139
       RE: #655 kingfish 11-27-13 140
           RE: #655 Estee 11-27-13 141
 #656 Estee 11-27-13 142
   I vote Lana kingfish 11-27-13 143
   RE: #656 dabo 11-27-13 144
   RE: #656 kidflash212 11-27-13 145
 #657 Estee 11-28-13 146
   RE: #657 dabo 12-01-13 150
 #658 Estee 11-29-13 147
 #659 Estee 11-30-13 148
 #660 Estee 12-01-13 149
   RE: #660 kingfish 12-02-13 152
       RE: #660 Estee 12-02-13 154
   RE: #660 newsomewayne 12-09-13 173
 #661 (advertising) Estee 12-02-13 151
   RE: #661 (advertising) kingfish 12-02-13 153
   RE: #661 (advertising) kidflash212 12-02-13 155
       RE: #661 (advertising) Snidget 12-02-13 156
 #662 (this entire year) Estee 12-03-13 157
   RE: #662 (this entire year) kingfish 12-03-13 158
 #663 Estee 12-05-13 159
   RE: #663 kingfish 12-05-13 161
 #664 Estee 12-05-13 160
   RE: #664 kingfish 12-05-13 162
   RE: #664 Snidget 12-05-13 163
       RE: #664 kingfish 12-05-13 164
 #665 Estee 12-06-13 165
   RE: #665 kingfish 12-06-13 166
 #666 Estee 12-07-13 167
   OK... that was creepy IceCat 12-07-13 168
 #667 Estee 12-08-13 169
   RE: #667 kingfish 12-09-13 170
 #668 Estee 12-09-13 171
   RE: #668 kingfish 12-09-13 172
 #669 (videogames) Estee 12-10-13 174
 #670 Estee 12-11-13 175
 #671 Estee 12-12-13 176
   RE: #671 kingfish 12-12-13 177
 #672 Estee 12-13-13 178
   RE: #672 kingfish 12-13-13 179
   RE: #672 newsomewayne 12-13-13 180
 #673 Estee 12-14-13 181
   RE: #673 kingfish 12-16-13 184
 #674 Estee 12-15-13 182
   RE: #674 kingfish 12-16-13 183
 #675 Estee 12-18-13 185
   RE: #675 kingfish 12-18-13 187
 #676 Estee 12-18-13 186
   RE: #676 kingfish 12-18-13 188
 #677 Estee 12-18-13 189
   RE: #677 kingfish 12-18-13 190
 #678 Estee 12-19-13 191
   RE: #678 cahaya 12-19-13 192
 #679 Estee 12-20-13 193
   RE: #679 kingfish 12-20-13 194
 #680 Estee 12-21-13 195
 #681 (unleash the fish) Estee 12-22-13 196
   RE: #681 (unleash the fish) kingfish 12-23-13 197
 #682 (all of you, every day, every... Estee 12-23-13 198
   RE: #682 (all of you, every day, e... dabo 12-23-13 199
       Swoop Block! foonermints 12-23-13 200
 #683 Estee 12-24-13 201
   RE: #683 kingfish 12-24-13 202
       RE: #683 suzzee 12-24-13 204
   RE: #683 dabo 12-24-13 203
 #684 Estee 12-25-13 205
   RE: #684 dabo 12-26-13 207
 #685 (local religious problem) Estee 12-26-13 206
 #686 (Candy Crush Saga) Estee 12-27-13 208
 #687 Estee 12-28-13 209
   RE: #687 kingfish 12-30-13 212
 #688 Estee 12-29-13 210
   RE: #688 kingfish 12-30-13 211
       RE: #688 foonermints 12-30-13 213
 #689 Estee 12-30-13 214
   This trope is *exactly* what I did ... IceCat 12-30-13 215
       GAH! foonermints 12-30-13 216
 #690 (everywhere) Estee 12-31-13 217
   RE: #690 (everywhere) kingfish 12-31-13 218
       RE: #690 (everywhere) Estee 12-31-13 219
           RE: #690 (everywhere) kingfish 01-01-14 221
 #691 (why we're here) Estee 01-01-14 220
   RE: #691 (why we're here) kingfish 01-01-14 222
 #692 Estee 01-02-14 223
   RE: #692 kingfish 01-02-14 224
 #693 Estee 01-03-14 225
   RE: #693 kingfish 01-03-14 226
       RE: #693 Estee 01-03-14 227
 #694 Estee 01-04-14 228
   RE: #694 kingfish 01-06-14 231
 #695 Estee 01-05-14 229
   RE: #695 kingfish 01-06-14 232
 #696 Estee 01-06-14 230
   RE: #696 kingfish 01-06-14 233
 #697 (too many video games) Estee 01-07-14 234
   RE: #697 (too many video games) kingfish 01-07-14 235
       RE: #697 (too many video games) Estee 01-07-14 236
           RE: #697 (too many video games) kingfish 01-08-14 237
 #698 Estee 01-08-14 238
   RE: #698 kingfish 01-08-14 239
       less crappier??? IceCat 01-08-14 240
 #699 Estee 01-09-14 241
 #700 (platform video games) Estee 01-10-14 242

Lobby | Topics | Previous Topic | Next Topic

Messages in this topic

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-03-13, 08:28 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
1. "#601"
I believe it was Robin Williams who said that bad adult entertainment turns into an industrial film covered in fur.

This trope takes it further.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/IKEAErotica

We're looking at not only bad adult entertainment, but a total inability to describe everything involved with it in such a way to make the reader care. The first response to reading a sex scene should not be a nap. But the writing of those who hit this trope doesn't care about that. They have Tab A and Slot B. One will be inserted into the other. And that may be the whole of the description -- or worse, they may include step-by-step instructions which come across as nothing more than step-by-step instructions. (Diagrams optional.) They assume the reader knows nothing about sex, possibly because the writer doesn't. And after you finish going through this stuff, you may wind up knowing less than when you started.

It is boring. It is pointless. It is not erotic in any way.

It is also arguably the majority.

And some of your favorites are probably on the list.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

newsomewayne 9166 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-03-13, 10:25 AM (EST)
Click to EMail newsomewayne Click to send private message to newsomewayne Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
2. "RE: #601"
Without looking, I expect the examples to full of Skinamax shows, or it's poorer cousin, Showtime.


Tebow Time is over. We prefer to win games in the 1st quarter.
Trade managed by GM Agman, 2012

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

newsomewayne 9166 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-03-13, 11:13 AM (EST)
Click to EMail newsomewayne Click to send private message to newsomewayne Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
3. "RE: #601"
OK, not what I was thinking.

But having read the page, I can definitevly state I have no desire to read 50 Shades of Gray.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-03-13, 12:13 PM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
4. "RE: #601"
Did you know 50 Shades began its life as a Twilight fanfic? It's absolutely true!

...um... that's Twilight as in 'sparkly vampires'. Not a certain obsessive-compulsive purple unicorn. I thought I'd better clear that up. Quickly.

But when you start to look at the work that way, it explains a lot, doesn't it? And no, I'm not reading it either. It's like getting homework. Boring mechanical homework.

Incidentally, the page illustration on this trope is borderline brilliant. And still wouldn't get into most sex education textbooks for being too explicit.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-04-13, 08:24 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
5. "#602"
Animation is difficult.

Animation is time-consuming.

Animation is an art form which can take a lifetime to master.

Animation is expensive.

Extras and tracing paper are cheap.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Rotoscoping

This is a nearly-lost art: film live actors performing the scene, then sketch their outlines over each frame and call the result animation. It's not particularly loved or respected -- in fact, it's often viewed as a cheap trick and easy way out -- but for incredibly complicated movements such as, say, a martial art the animators haven't studied for five years, it can be the simplest way through for those who can't afford motion capture.

Of course, motion capture is getting cheaper by the year.

And naturally, most animators hate that too.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-05-13, 06:39 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
6. "#603"
You don't have to live in constant fear of the worst happening to them, because it already has.

They require no food or training. Shelter is still possible, but tends to be a one-time purchase.

Spend as little time with them as you like. They won't care.

Kidnapped? So what? Taken hostage? Doesn't matter. Threats against them? Just laugh it off.

Yes, there are so many benefits involved that it becomes hard to keep track of them all. On the whole, some might argue that you're better off without having to constantly tow the weight.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DeadSidekick

And the self-hatred only masses eighty tons.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-06-13, 05:29 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
7. "#604"
Computers don't know when something is supposed to be solid.

Build a character out of pixels and as far as the computer is concerned, all those pixels are freely allowed to pass through any and all other pixels in existence. The program has to be taught about tangibility. So for most video games, you get what's called a hitbox. This is the part of the character's body -- or enemy, environment, anything -- which is 'solid'. If two hitboxes touch, the computer knows a pair of objects are interacting. For a fighting game, it's a blow which landed and damage is registered. If you're jumping platforms, the hitboxes for ledge and feet make contact and you've completed the leap.

But that's what happens when the programming was right.

It's a fighting game and you're trying to hit the enemy. Unfortunately, his hitbox is two pixels wide and located in the bottom of his right foot. Good luck. Or maybe it's hanging in the air five feet to his left. Or here's a fun idea: let's make your own hitbox twice the size of your body. Not only does anyone contacting the local atmosphere knock you down, but the game considers you to be somewhat wider than you are and here comes a narrow gap. So a smaller hitbox would be better for you? Well, we forgot to have it cover your feet and this is a jumping game, so that platform doesn't know you exist.

Oops?

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HitboxDissonance

Yeah, right. 'Oops.'

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-07-13, 08:15 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
8. "#606"
So you're setting a story in Russia and want to give it some local flavor. One of the ways you could do that is by rendering all the local visible writing in Cyrillic. But -- you're lazy. (You haven't changed much since the last time we used you with a trope.) You're not going to get a Russian-English dictionary, study the actual letters of Cyrillic -- a melding of Greek, Glagolitic, and Hebrew drawn up under Latin guidelines -- and figure out how to pronounce that nightmare. No, you're just going to -- faux it up a little. And what's the easiest way to do that?

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheBackwardsR

So it's official. The largest toy store chain in the States is a bunch of Communists.

And now IceCat shows up and shows off.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

dabo 25773 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-07-13, 11:26 AM (EST)
Click to EMail dabo Click to send private message to dabo Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
9. "DЯIИК КФФLДDЗ"
http://www.theworldofstuff.com/other/cyrillic.html
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-08-13, 07:35 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
10. "#607"
Recipe for instant depression: take a title, add a color.

But only one color will do.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SomethingBlues

No jazz clue has ever spent an evening singing about the pain from a horrible case of the greens.

(Whites, yes.)

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

IceCat 17385 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-08-13, 07:51 AM (EST)
Click to EMail IceCat Click to send private message to IceCat Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
11. "I regularly suffer from 'the greens'"
... which refers to a particularly vile form of loose stool that I develop when I accidently get some Riyadh city water in my mouth.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Snidget 44350 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-08-13, 09:12 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Snidget Click to send private message to Snidget Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
12. "RE: I regularly suffer from 'the greens'"
TMI, T.M.I!
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

IceCat 17385 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-08-13, 03:01 PM (EST)
Click to EMail IceCat Click to send private message to IceCat Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
13. "Terribly Motile Intestines?"
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Snidget 44350 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-08-13, 03:18 PM (EST)
Click to EMail Snidget Click to send private message to Snidget Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
14. "RE: Terribly Motile Intestines?"
Well that, too. Too.Much.Information.

I really didn't need to know what color your bile is.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

IceCat 17385 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-09-13, 05:48 AM (EST)
Click to EMail IceCat Click to send private message to IceCat Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
15. "Here's a picture"


... of the apple and kale smoothie that I usually drink to rectify the issue.

Recipe located here.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

moonbaby 17066 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-09-13, 11:46 AM (EST)
Click to EMail moonbaby Click to send private message to moonbaby Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
17. "LOL"
Rectifying your rectum.

Damn near wrecked 'em.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-09-13, 10:16 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
16. "#608"
Let us consider Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry. It has stood for hundreds of years. The building has been systematically reinforced, enchanted, enscorcelled, and imbued by the best spellcasters each generation had to offer. The most sophisticated castings in existence are soaked into the walls. It is staffed by the some of the most talented magicians in the world and led by the most powerful on the planet. It is frequently described as the single safest place available. It is a fortress with desks.

Now: let us consider the total number of times, over the course of seven books, where it was infiltrated, broken into, seized...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/UnsafeHaven

...broken out of, established yet another insecure passage through the security measures...


  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-10-13, 08:00 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
18. "#609"
In many fictional businesses, those who are most incompetent, stupid, hateful, completely lacking in empathy, totally unskilled, and unable to make any connections between their actions and what happens in the world around them generally wind up you'd expect to find them:

In charge.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PointyHairedBoss

In real life, it's almost exactly the same, except that they also wind up being elected to Congress.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-11-13, 07:46 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
19. "#610"
If you ever push Jonathan & Martha's son too far...

...he'll let you know.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GlowingEyesOfDoom

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

dabo 25773 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-11-13, 02:11 PM (EST)
Click to EMail dabo Click to send private message to dabo Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
20. "RE: #610"

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-12-13, 03:31 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
21. "#611"
...but if you think about it, this is a simple lack of preparedness. After all, you still have a place to carry your keys...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NakedPeopleTrappedOutside

Scouts y'all clearly ain't.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-13-13, 03:35 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
22. "#612"
Medicine is about helping people get better, no matter what it takes.

Medicine is about making the maximum amount of money for the minimum amount of effort, responsibility, and contact with the patient.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GoodDocBadDoc

And these days, wanting medical treatment is all about turning into a socialist.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-13-13, 12:59 PM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
23. "RE: #612"
Read "Charlatan" by Pope Brock.

Not fiction.

And, while you writhe in the imagined pain of someone who puts himself in the place of one of the examples given, be happy if you not a man with a oversexed nagging wife.


  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-14-13, 05:12 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
24. "#613 (yo!)"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EthicalSlut

...read the description carefully.

Jerks.

And yes, I am completely aware of those here who crossed off 'ethical'.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-15-13, 09:52 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
25. "#614"
Every performer has the same nightmare.

You're doing a scene which depicts your character's death. Everything's going well. The lines are being delivered, the posing is proper, there are no stray booms in the shot. And then, out of nowhere, what's happening to your character begins happening to you. You're no longer faking the pains, or forcing screams, or pretending muscle movements are spasms. It's all real. And you scream for help -- to the silent thumbs-up of the crew. It's what you were supposed to do, and you're doing it better than you ever have before. No one comes to help. No one stops it. Why should they? It's the performance of your lifetime. And it's also the final curtain.

Every performer has the same nightmare.

There's a reason for that.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FatalMethodActing

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-15-13, 03:21 PM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
26. "RE: #614"
LAST EDITED ON 10-15-13 AT 03:23 PM (EST)

LAST EDITED ON 10-15-13 AT 03:22 PM (EST)

I didn't check all the examples, but I would guess that the most clichéd form of this would be the Magician who kills his assistant on stage. And of those would be during the saw-her-in-half trick, or the insertion of swords into a box (and thru the assisant) trick.

Occasionally the Magician is killed.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

dabo 25773 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-15-13, 06:04 PM (EST)
Click to EMail dabo Click to send private message to dabo Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
27. "RE: #614"
Bob Denver was nearly killed by a live lion used in one episode of Gilligan's Island. Nevertheless, most of the cast considered the episode to be their favorite.

Went through the entire thing, Houdini is the only magician mentioned.

Can't believe they omitted Phantom of the Paradise in the fiction examples.

http://listofdeaths.wikia.com/wiki/Phantom_of_the_Paradise

Beef - Burned to death when Winslow threw a mechanical lightning bolt at him onstage. He did this because he only wanted Phoenix to sing his music. The crowd thought this to be a stunt, even after his remains were taken into a truck.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

dabo 25773 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-16-13, 10:42 PM (EST)
Click to EMail dabo Click to send private message to dabo Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
29. "RE: #614"
Here's a new one for the list:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/15/man-chokes-to-death-sausage-eating-competition-romania_n_4100838.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news

Man Chokes To Death At Sausage-Eating Competition In Romania

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-16-13, 10:07 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
28. "#615 "
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WeddingDay

I would say more, but some of you are already having flashbacks.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-17-13, 07:30 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
30. "#616"
Sometimes a myth tells you something about the culture which spawned it. Americans like to pretend they have personalities, so we get the tall tales with literal larger-than-life characters: Paul Bunyan comes to mind. Russians gave us stories with normal elements combined and asked to serve a fantastic purpose: huts which walk on chicken legs, flying mortars powered by a pestle.

The Irish provided women who scream at you until you die.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OurBansheesAreLouder

...not saying a bloody word.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-17-13, 12:53 PM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
31. "RE: #616"
We can all name a few posters whose banshee screams were pretty loud. Emotionally.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-18-13, 07:40 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
32. "#617"
A very awkward battle from Estonia: As it happened, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were both invaders. While the Soviets forcefully conscripted Estonians, the Nazis only took volunteers; either way, there were entire units of Estonians on both sides. During a particularly dark night, one of the Soviet-Estonian companies encountered a Nazi-Estonian company while marching through the forest.

Since both sides spoke Estonian, neither unit realized they were marching with the enemy—but when they did, all hell broke loose. Due to low visibility, the soldiers dropped their weapons, grabbed bayonets or knives and then held their weapon in one hand and with the other reached to touch each others' heads under the helmets. This is because the Soviet conscripts had shaven heads while the German army let the volunteers' hair be—so they determined who was friend or foe by haircut.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FriendOrFoe

It is estimated that since the invention of practical guns, ten percent of all war casualties came from being fired on by the victim's own allies.

Think about that for a minute.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-18-13, 08:44 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
33. "RE: #617"
The Fog of War.

I could also relate this trope to these pages, A number of times I have been blown up by someone I was actually agreeing with. I suppose that it’s possible that I might occasionally make poor word choices.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-19-13, 04:11 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
34. "#618"
The bad guy robs banks, then deposits the case in another branch of the same chain.

The bad guy steals diamonds and places every last one at the end of a drill. With all those drills for sale. In the hardware store he also broke into.

The bad guy got copies of every hero's fingerprints and made a giant art collage with them.

The bad guy says it's all part of the plan.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HiddenAgendaVillain

The writers have no idea what they're doing.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-20-13, 07:46 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
35. "#619"
It does not have true intelligence. It can understand orders, but it will treat them literally while never thinking about the consequences.

Sometimes it will take an order just a little more literally than it should. This inevitably leads to disaster.

If told to do so, it will fight. It feels no pain. It does not understand fear. It attacks until everything is destroyed.

It is powered by a special language. Changing a single bit of the code can destroy everything.

It is made from a thousand pounds of clay.

And incidentally, it's Jewish.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Golem

So when the robots finally take over, at least we know who the surviving humans are going to blame for the original idea.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-20-13, 11:21 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
36. "RE: #619"
Odd thought (aren't they all?), I wonder if Frosty the Snowman somehow derived from the Jewish Golem legend. Animated ball of show, animated ball of clay...

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-20-13, 01:05 PM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
37. "RE: #619"
I will take that oddly seriously and say no. The golem tales have arguably led to a lot of other things: you can make a real argument for them as the grandfathers of all science fiction robots who just weren't quite sentient. But I also think that's the distinguishing factor: sentience. If something can truly think and make decisions for itself, it's not a golem -- at least, not one that stayed on the main trunk of the original tree.

Even so, my favorites are one of the divergences: the Discworld golems. They can think -- but they have no free will. They were created to serve as workers, they follow every order, and their only form of rebellion is following one a little too closely. When not working, they can act on their own -- but most of them are kept laboring at all times, so as to prevent those acts. And they have no choice in any of it, because the chem in their heads tells them what they can be, and only their owners can tell them what to do.

And then one day in the course of a police investigation, Captain Carrot Ironfoundersson purchased a golem for one A-M dollar. Got a formal written sales receipt. And stuck it in the golem's head right next to the chem.

A piece of paper which told the golem that it now owned itself.

It touched off the single quietest slave revolt in Disc history...

(Short version: they now labor for the funds to buy each other. Each purchased golem gets its receipt, freeing it -- and then that golem works to help purchase another, and so on down the line.)


  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-20-13, 03:34 PM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
38. "RE: #619"
I see your point.

I've forgotten much of the Discworld trilogy (just 3?), but I do remember that there were a lot of imaginative "what ifs" explored, such as the "what if a Golem could own itself" possibility.

And since they seemed to have some resentment at being forced to follow every owner order slavishly, one might think that their motivation upon being given free will would be different, a not so quiet revolt.


  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-20-13, 04:57 PM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
39. "RE: #619"
LAST EDITED ON 10-21-13 AT 10:39 AM (EST)

I've forgotten much of the Discworld trilogy (just 3?)

Um...

...you're a little behind...

http://discworld.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Discworld_Books

(The central golem novel is Feet Of Clay.)

The reason behind the relative silence of the revolt was the events which had preceded it. The golems, who knew the secrets to making more of their own, had tried to create their own king to lead them out of their condition. This, to use an understatement, backfired in the key of murder and anti-golem sentiment, which had always been present as background noise, got a lot stronger -- to the point where the city's golems were in serious danger of being attacked. And they had no ability to defend themselves.

The case was resolved -- but Dorfl, the first of the free golems, saw what could happen if open revolt truly took place. He decided the best way to free the others was through freehold: a silent revolution fought entirely with sales receipts. Those he initially purchased followed his example.

However, not every golem can be freed. Not all were created using chems and for those exceptions, no one knows any way to change their orders. Others wind up being freed and just stand in place thinking Now what? because following instructions is all they know. Some have been around so long that they just want to stop.

The Golem Trust can't even find all their fellows. Some of them have been hidden by the nature of their tasks. Imagine a medieval water pump. No electricity. No powered machinery. Just a golem at the bottom of a flooded shaft, turning a handle. For centuries. Who even remembers the golem is there?

And there's still anti-golem resentment. They work. They work endlessly in the most menial of jobs for the smallest wages -- so naturally, others see them as stealing those jobs. And again, given that only freed golems can fight back...

The golem revolution is a process, and a slow one. It hasn't been all that steady or well-received -- and that's with the free ones keeping it as quiet and peaceful as possible. They're getting there -- but the world pushes back.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-21-13, 09:49 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
46. "RE: #619"
LAST EDITED ON 10-21-13 AT 09:50 AM (EST)

Wow. No idea there was so much Discworld.

And (redfaced confession), it didn't help that I was actually thinking of the Ringworld books.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Snidget 44350 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-21-13, 09:57 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Snidget Click to send private message to Snidget Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
47. "RE: #619"
wikipedia says

"Ringworld is a 1970 science fiction novel by Larry Niven, set in his Known Space universe and considered a classic of science fiction literature. It is followed by three sequels and four prequels, and ties into numerous other books set in Known Space."

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-21-13, 10:44 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
48. "RE: #619"
And thus we learn that no matter which series he's mistakenly in, Kingfish still can't count.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

IceCat 17385 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-21-13, 06:12 AM (EST)
Click to EMail IceCat Click to send private message to IceCat Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
40. "Oh Golem, Golem, Golem"

I made you out of clay,
Upon the the nearby village,
Destruction will you lay.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-21-13, 06:53 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
42. "RE: Oh Golem, Golem, Golem"
I greased your dreidel.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

IceCat 17385 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-21-13, 07:14 AM (EST)
Click to EMail IceCat Click to send private message to IceCat Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
44. "?"
LAST EDITED ON 10-21-13 AT 07:49 AM (EST)

Is that a rpg reference to things like wizards casting grease spells?


*rolls for damage*

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-21-13, 06:46 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
41. "#620"
So someone invented a theory which will produce hyper-advanced technology. Kudos, we're sure. The idea is sound. The inventor is sure it'll work under field conditions. Isn't it great, having that idea?

...yeah, as if the idea was all there was.

Someone has to build the thing which incorporates that idea.

Someone has to test it.

Someone has to maintain the equipment, figure out how it can be repaired in a hurry, or driven beyond its limits when an emergency hits. Someone has to figure in for stresses and environmental problems and one-in-a-million instances cropping up nine times out of ten.

That someone is crucial. Without that someone, all you have is an idea -- and an idea on its own doesn't always do something.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheEngineer

And when the idea starts being used against you -- someone knows how to take it apart...

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

IceCat 17385 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-21-13, 07:11 AM (EST)
Click to EMail IceCat Click to send private message to IceCat Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
43. "The Jesus Factor"
The first part of your description of the trope immediately made me think of a 1971 novel by Edwin Corley called "The Jesus Factor".

Basically the driving engine of the plot is: although the Trinity nuclear tests were successful, scientists later discover that a nuclear bomb will not detonate unless it is stationary within a gravitational field which makes the whole bomb/missile thing pretty much impossible.

The US then simulates the atomic attacks on Nagasaki and Hiroshima by the coordinated use of high-explosives, incindiary bombs and massive magnesium photoflashes to simulate the actinic flash.

So that kinda captures the spirit of the trope with theory not quite making it to practical application thus requiring an engineered solution to achive the desired outcome.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-21-13, 08:17 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
45. "RE: #620"
And, someone has to drive the train.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-22-13, 07:42 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
49. "#621"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RedArmbandOfLeadership

...oh dear.

It's an Eastern trope, okay?

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

IceCat 17385 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-22-13, 07:51 AM (EST)
Click to EMail IceCat Click to send private message to IceCat Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
50. "Red Armband? "

Absolutely first thought that crossed my mind?

Nazi SS Uniform

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-23-13, 02:08 PM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
51. "#622"
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SurvivalMantra

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

IceCat 17385 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-23-13, 04:38 PM (EST)
Click to EMail IceCat Click to send private message to IceCat Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
52. "RE: #six toot toot"

I must not fart.
Farts are the lung-killer.
Farts are the little-death that bring total suffocation.
I will hold my fart.
I will not permit it to pass through me and from me.
Until it has gone I will clench the inner eye to seal its path.
Where the others have gone there will be farting.
When only I remain.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-23-13, 05:10 PM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
55. "RE: #six toot toot"
Been sitting on that one for a while, haven't you?

I'm surprised you unleashed it at all. Didn't your parents teach you to raise the other cheek?

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

IceCat 17385 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-24-13, 00:57 AM (EST)
Click to EMail IceCat Click to send private message to IceCat Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
56. "Anything really worthwhile knowing"

... I learned from George Carlin - including the one-cheek sneak.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Snidget 44350 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-23-13, 04:48 PM (EST)
Click to EMail Snidget Click to send private message to Snidget Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
53. "RE: #622"
1 Reality TV is my entertainment; I shall not need writers.

2 Jiffy maketh me return to redemption isle : he leadeth me to hidden idol clues

3 He snuffeths my torch: he leadeth me in endless puzzle challenges.

4 Yea, though they cast contestants through the valley of the shadow of Grodner, I will fear no Hantz: for thou art mocking me; thy rod and thy staff they give Tribe siggies.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the auction challenge: thou anointest my shirt with colored paint, my tears runneth over.

6 Surely Outwitlessness and Outnastiness shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the tribal council set for ever.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-23-13, 05:01 PM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
54. "RE: #622"
I think you confused Survival Mantra and Madness Mantra.

Or possibly Survival Mantra and Suicide Note.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-24-13, 08:29 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
57. "#623"
Your parents died doing this.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PursuingParentalPerils

Sounds like fun!

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-25-13, 08:49 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
58. "#624"
So. Apparently there's a video game out there in which a zombie will attack you with a horse wiener.

It is not an adult game. There's no pornographic element. It's a quest adventure. It's just that -- there's a zombie. Attacking you with a horse wiener.

You are allowed to steal the horse wiener.

You may then count the horse wiener among your active equipment, where it will somehow provide you with enhanced speed, attack capability, and damage capacity. One wonders if it was doing the same for the zombie.

Why does the horse wiener do this?

There might be an in-game mystical reason. It could be a contact drug agent of some very strange sort. Maybe Biogenesis got involved. But ultimately, it's because game programmers get sick of magic swords and magic gems and magic potions, so...

...horse wiener.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ImprobableAccessoryEffect

Which doesn't change the fact that you are now attacking the enemy with a horse wiener.

And it used to be the property of a zombie.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-25-13, 09:35 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
59. "RE: #624"
Let's get back to talking about Boobs.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-26-13, 06:36 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
60. "#625"
Tell you what: let's have someone cut off your genitals in the name of career choice and see how nice a person you turn out to be.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EunuchsAreEvil

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

dabo 25773 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-27-13, 00:01 AM (EST)
Click to EMail dabo Click to send private message to dabo Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
61. "RE: #625"

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-27-13, 06:35 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
62. "#626"
From the trope page's description:

"The condition where characters (especially the cute ones) talk with the L's and R's replaced with W's in their words, along with the softening of hard suffixes such as "-er." In Real Life, the latter condition is called rhotacism, a term that must have been constructed specifically to make those who have the condition unable to say it without invoking it."

What are we referring to?

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ElmuhFuddSyndwome

Beware the video links, for they include audio...

"Mawidge. Mawidge is what bwings us togevvah today. Mawidge, that bwessed awangement, that dweam wiffin a dweam. And wuv, twue wuv, wiw fowwow you fowevah and evah? So tweasuwe youw wove? Have you the wing?"

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

IceCat 17385 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-27-13, 11:17 AM (EST)
Click to EMail IceCat Click to send private message to IceCat Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
63. "RE: #626"
LAST EDITED ON 10-27-13 AT 08:38 PM (EST)

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

dabo 25773 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-27-13, 02:02 PM (EST)
Click to EMail dabo Click to send private message to dabo Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
64. "RE: #626"
LAST EDITED ON 10-27-13 AT 02:02 PM (EST)

Translating selections of this thread into fudd:

I bewieve it was Wobin Wiwwiams who said that bad aduwt entewtainment tuwns into an industwiaw fiwm covewed in fuw.

But having wead the page, I can definitevwy state I have no desiwe to wead 50 Shades of Gway.

So you'we setting a stowy in Wussia and want to give it some wocaw fwavow. One of the ways you couwd do that is by wendewing aww the wocaw visibwe wwiting in Cywiwwic.

Wet us considew Hogwawts Schoow Of Witchcwaft And Wizawdwy. It has stood fow hundweds of yeaws.

And these days, wanting medicaw tweatment is aww about tuwning into a sociawist.

Wead "Chawwatan" by Pope Bwock.

Occasionawwy the Magician is kiwwed.

Buwned to deaf when Winswow thwew a mechanicaw wightning bowt at him onstage.

De Fog of Waw.

I wondew if Fwosty the Snowman somehow dewived fwom the Jewish Gowem wegend.

Appawentwy thewe's a video game out thewe in which a zombie wiww attack you wif a howse wienew.

Bewawe the video winks, fow they incwude audio.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

IceCat 17385 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-27-13, 08:41 PM (EST)
Click to EMail IceCat Click to send private message to IceCat Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
65. "The wink is fixed"
Now you have to cwick on the image to see wobin wock out spwingsteen.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-28-13, 07:15 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
66. "#627"
...picture of me in that ridiculously revealing outfit...

...picture of me proudly attending the AVN Awards...

...picture of me which is probably admissible in that one court case...

...picture of me at the Young Republicans Conference...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EmbarrassingSlide

...I was new in the city and I needed the money?

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

dabo 25773 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-29-13, 00:05 AM (EST)
Click to EMail dabo Click to send private message to dabo Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
67. "RE: #627"
LAST EDITED ON 10-29-13 AT 09:09 AM (EST)

How'd they miss Cawnew Knowwedge?

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-29-13, 06:22 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
68. "#628"
Once upon a time, there was an anime series with the rather unwieldy English-translated name of Samurai Pizza Cats. Because a certain quarter of mutated turtles were popular at the time, an American company decided they could sell the series just based on the title and purchased the rights from Japan. The original creators sent the complete set of episodes to the States for dubbing. However, that mailing left out two minor things.

The audio.

The scripts.

This left the voice actors translating a series with nothing to translate. All they could do was watch the action on the screen and make up a story which vaguely seemed to fit.

It worked. Somehow, it worked.

In fact, it worked so well that it made people remember one of Woody Allen's early movies, What's Up, Tiger Lily?, in which he basically did the same thing with live action...

...and then, with the concept having effectively been revived, it started to spread again...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GagDub

This trope covers anything where the script from the original work was more or less thrown out, with the new one adding comedy while ignoring as many plot elements as necessary to make it work. The results can sometimes be superior to the original. Other times, characters get lost, storylines shredded, and fight sequences take six months while everyone forgets what's being fought for. This trope does not guarantee a quality result and can often represent pure laziness on the part of the translators.

And at other times...

...well, if Groucho Marx likes the Spanish version of his film better than the original, it may be time to learn Spanish.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

dabo 25773 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-30-13, 11:00 AM (EST)
Click to EMail dabo Click to send private message to dabo Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
70. "RE: #628"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brpub0hTbjs
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

ARnutz 13855 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-29-13, 03:14 PM (EST)
Click to EMail ARnutz Click to send private message to ARnutz Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
69. "RE: Trope Of The Day VII: the government shutdown of the house (and senate) of trope."
Swoop of the day?


I *lurk* in lurkerdom waiting to SWOOP!

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-30-13, 11:26 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
71. "#629"
...and sometimes you have a goat farmer stick a feather between his butt cheeks and call it solved.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/IslandHelpMessage

Yes, I know that wasn't an island. Work with me here.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-31-13, 06:18 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
72. "#630"
In a conflict between two armies with uniforms, all other things being equal, the guys with the more elaborate uniforms will lose.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SukhomlinovEffect

No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection. No inspection-ready unit has ever passed combat.

Or in other words:

Yes, that second lieutenant is in fact trying to get you killed.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-31-13, 08:19 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
73. "RE: #630"
And those spit shined brass polished drill teams that rejected me because they said I walked like a duck?

Bunch o' jerks!

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

IceCat 17385 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-31-13, 09:17 AM (EST)
Click to EMail IceCat Click to send private message to IceCat Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
74. "I'll never forgive the Nazis"

... tarnishing the idea of including the black leather trench coat in the suite of military uniform options.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

dabo 25773 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

10-31-13, 06:41 PM (EST)
Click to EMail dabo Click to send private message to dabo Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
75. "RE: #630"

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-01-13, 06:46 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
76. "#631"
Thank you, Random Button, for setting up a potentially interesting day.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GuyOnGuyIsHot

So very interesting indeed.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-01-13, 08:36 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
77. "RE: #631"
I applaud your and the your random button's attempt to level the playing field in regard to same sex voyeurism. Gender equality for all, and all for gender equality.

I would not censor your guy on guy porn.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-02-13, 10:03 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
79. "RE: #631"
What? No more comments on this?

I'll be darned.


  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-02-13, 03:33 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
78. "#632 (this... is American Idol)"
Sing off-key.

Go ahead, try to do it.

It's hard.

Even if you can't name a note, having truly memorize the sound of a song is enough for your brain and voice to make a good attempt at replicating it. When you're singing with a group, there's a natural tendency to harmonize. Singing a little bit off pitch, pace, and rhythm is easy to do -- replications are rarely perfect -- but making it truly bad actually takes a lot of work, especially for someone who knows what they're doing and just how much damage a screech could do to their throat. There are exceptions, people with anti-talent who make everyone around them that much worse -- but for the most part, the average human can sing a little.

However, the exceptions...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HollywoodToneDeaf

...are exceptional.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-02-13, 10:09 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
80. "RE: #632 (this... is American Idol)"
Cher sings in the key of "Cher-flat". Probably unintentionally.


  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

dabo 25773 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-02-13, 04:46 PM (EST)
Click to EMail dabo Click to send private message to dabo Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
81. "RE: #632 (this... is American Idol)"
If you are familiar with the lyrics, "Sing" is the perfect song for the worst singer in the group.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-03-13, 04:35 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
82. "#633 (video games)"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WrapAround

To walk off the screen to any side of the picture, only to instantly appear on the opposite one.

It's a small world after all.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-04-13, 08:47 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
83. "#634"
To have a crisis strike.

To have your nation realize you are the only solution to it.

To be given absolute power over everything in that nation, every citizen, every resource, every piece of land, in the name of solving that crisis.

To beat the crisis down and win.

To realize that you now hold absolute power...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Cincinnatus

...and in the end, to give it back.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-04-13, 10:43 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
84. "RE: #634"
Ole George was quite a guy.

He also made great 'shine.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

newsomewayne 9166 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-04-13, 01:38 PM (EST)
Click to EMail newsomewayne Click to send private message to newsomewayne Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
85. "Real Life"
To be determined in 2016.


U.S. Government: Doing everything you used to do yourself for you since 2008.

"Who, me? I was unaware. I found out about it when you did. Nobody's madder than me...." - President Barack Obama on, well, everything.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

foonermints 12683 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-04-13, 01:53 PM (EST)
Click to EMail foonermints Click to send private message to foonermints Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
86. "Let's See"
What Bob thinks..
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-04-13, 04:27 PM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
87. "RE: Real Life"
I normally wouldn't risk turning one of the trope threads political, but I've got to know which crisis Newsome feels the President solved.

I think that tagline applies to every President since the country was founded.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

foonermints 12683 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-04-13, 05:28 PM (EST)
Click to EMail foonermints Click to send private message to foonermints Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
88. "The Final Crisis"

Of pretending to have a brain.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

newsomewayne 9166 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-04-13, 10:59 PM (EST)
Click to EMail newsomewayne Click to send private message to newsomewayne Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
89. "RE: Real Life"
Well, it's not finished yet, but soon he'll have rid us of those pesky liberties and personal responsibilities. They'll be just an ugly footnote in the history of our Dear Rulers' (Roosevelt, Carter, Clinton I, Obama, Clinton II) leadership in guiding our nation to that perfect, Utopian sameness.



Paid for by AgPAC, a 2008 registered 527 organization.
"Who, me? I was unaware. I found out about it when you did. Nobody's madder than me...." - President Barack Obama on, well, everything.

"We will eventually pay for it, but we can argue about that later.” – Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA.)

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-05-13, 08:15 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
90. "#635 (good Survivor seasons -- and rarely.)"
Sometimes the villain is working through a complex plan of subtle manipulations where barely anyone other than the initiator has any clue that something might be going on at all.

Sometimes the hero is doing the exact same thing. The villain may or may not be aware of it. The hero's plans may be a deliberately induced subset of the villain's.

And sometimes it's the hero, the villain, every last sidekick, all the henchmen, the chief of police, the mayor, governor, in fact every political figure up to and including the Grand Overlord Of The World whom you only learned about in Chapter 89, plus every last not-innocent bystander on the street and your cat, who turns out to be the mastermind behind everything. And none of them knew the others were out there and doing anything at all.

Sometimes you just give up and throw the book into a wall.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GambitPileup?from=Main.ThirtyXanatosPileup

Or the disc. Quoting from the page description on the Wild Things movie entry:

Plot of first film: Rich girl Kelly Van Ryan (Denise Richards) accuses Sam Lombardo (Mat Dillon), her guidance councellor, of raping her. Then another student named Suzie (Neve Campbell) does the same, making the audience think that both girls are working together to screw Sam over. Sam gets off the hook, then successfully sues Sandra Van Ryan, Kelly's mom. Then it turns out that they were both working with Sam to trick the mom into doing something stupid so that he could sue her and they could split the money three ways. Then Sam has to kill Suzie because she was acting like a total spazz and might have spilled the beans. Ray Duquette (Kevin Bacon), a cop who has been investigating this whole thing, assaults Kelly, who shoots him in the shoulder, forcing him to shoot and kill her. He concocts a BS story to his superiors and gets fired. Then it turns out that he and Sam were working together to kill both girls, frame Kelly for Suzie's murder, and split the money two ways. Then it turns out that Sam and Suzie were working together to fake Suzie's murder and betray Ray because Ray had killed one of Suzie's friends before the movie even started. Then it turns out that Suzie never had any intention of sharing the money with Sam, and kills him. She also has genius-level intelligence. Then it turns out that Ken Bowden (Bill Murray), was working with Suzie all this time. Then it turns out that the whole thing was just an excuse to film a movie with Denise Richards and Neve Campbell making out... twice.

So. Yeah.

Also, George R.R. Martin. About fifty zillion times.


  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-05-13, 09:22 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
91. "RE: #635 (good Survivor seasons -- and rarely.)"
Hah! I knew it along.

If only more movies were just an excuse to watch hot chicks make out.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-06-13, 11:24 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
92. "#636"
Sometimes you use CGI, because you've got the budget and people for it. Hours of programming. Days. Years. Millions of dollars worth of work for something that's going to be on the screen for five minutes. And then the master files get corrupted and everyone starts over.

Or, optionally, get some really small tools, several magnifying glasses, a quantity of plasticine, and some paint.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MiniatureEffects

Also, one sneaker and one potato.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-06-13, 12:54 PM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
93. "RE: #636"

"In The Phantom Menace, for example, the pod race stadium was a miniature with q-tips used to create the audience."

My new insult - "You Q-Tip You!"

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-06-13, 05:24 PM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
94. "RE: #636"
Given how the movie turned out, I would have thought Q-tips were used to create the writing staff.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-07-13, 07:47 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
95. "#637"
Got any tropes?

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MostCommonCardGame

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-07-13, 09:31 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
96. "RE: #637"
Yeah, I got'cher threes right here!

Even better (in Bridge), I got yer heart stopper right here. (giggle giggle).

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-08-13, 07:59 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
97. "#638"
This trope is one of a connected group: the ones which say that when a character knows a foreign language, they will often feel obligated to use a few words from it for no apparent reason other than showing off. In this case, that language is Russian, which means using it is not the automatic death sentence it would have been a few decades ago -- unless you've got a retro piece.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GratuitousRussian

Note the category titles.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-08-13, 09:22 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
98. "RE: #638"
Da!

Vat she said!

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-09-13, 09:06 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
99. "#639"
It's not about what you know.

It's not about the secrets they're demanding you give up.

It's not about any code of honor preventing you from speaking.

It is, in the end, about the pain. It is always about the pain.

And what you have to say -- do -- believe -- to make it stop.

But it's never enough. Because the first rule of torture is that there is no such thing as enough truth. And so the pain keeps coming, and you keep saying, doing, believing...

...you'll believe anything if they'll just leave you alone...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TwoPlusTortureMakesFive

And they never stop.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

foonermints 12683 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-09-13, 11:00 AM (EST)
Click to EMail foonermints Click to send private message to foonermints Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
100. "Swoop Block!"
Take that, Nutzy!
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-10-13, 07:22 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
101. "#640 (every generation)"
I'm just going to quote the page lead for this one.

"An izi wey tu sho the adiense that This Iz The Feucher iz foar on-skreen riting tu bi speld diferentli, implyeeng that ofishal speling rulz hev chanjd. Usualy the intendid implikashin iz that the speling haz bin reformd tu deel with difikolt wurdz, but sinse the set dezinerz usualy arint orthografik riform speshalists, nor hav much tym tu pondr sutltys, it ken end up luking lyk the syn riterz just kudnt spel veri wel.

Anothr putenshol prablim iz thuh Eetrnal Eenglish ishu — if yor stori is set thri thouznd yirz in the fewchur, won myt expekt that the langwij had chanjd mor then just in a fiw of the spelings.

This trohp iz waer speling riform iz usd az a wey of shoawyng that the stori iz set in a diferent tym. It dosnt covr Reel Lyf atempts tu riform the langwij, or in-stori atempts tu riform the langwij exept wer theve bekom suxesfol and the nu speling is ubikwitis. It iz allso not tu bi konfusd with Funetik Aksent."

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NuSpeling

Texters, y'ain't the first.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

dabo 25773 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-10-13, 11:25 AM (EST)
Click to EMail dabo Click to send private message to dabo Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
102. "RE: #640 (every generation)"
http://www.rinkworks.com/dialect/

Translating into hacker is pretty useless.

What, no mention of "A Clockwork Orange"?

In Hacker that would be: A CLIX0RWROKJ ROANGE

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-11-13, 07:18 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
103. "#641 (slightly old play)"
So it's been more than 2,400 years since it was originally put on and people are still staging the thing every so often.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/TheClouds?from=Main.TheClouds

This is why you tell Broadway investors that profit is a mythical beast. And no one's ever seen its footprints.

Arguing debt out of existence due to twisted logic? Hey, this thing built our entire economic system!

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-11-13, 10:09 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
104. "RE: #641 (slightly old play)"
I once watched an old Greek play, in the 4th century BC theater at Epidaurus (in Greece) that it had originally been shown in. The women of Thesmophoria, by Aristophanes. In ancient Greek.

Incomprehensible script and the stone bench seating was muy uncomfortable. Not as much fun as you might imagine, and we got lost trying to navigate that part of the Peloponnese at night afterward. No lights on the road.

But I got my culture, by Zeus.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-12-13, 07:11 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
105. "#642"

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RazorApples

This represents most instances of putting something within food to hurt another person. Most -- while it applies to poisonings, that's generally a separate trope. Jailbreak tools inside baked goods are really their own category.

Note that despite the fears of parents, for real life, it's pretty much a myth. Which means all you need to worry about is that one person who likes to make myths real.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-12-13, 09:07 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
106. "RE: #642"
Eh...who gives apples at halloween these days? Or oranges. It would be more effective to slip razor laced apples into the stack at the grocery store.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-13-13, 02:10 PM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
107. "#643 (vaudeville/radio/television)"
Say goodnight, Gracie.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Radio/TheBurnsAndAllenShow

Because 'Goodnight' was the only thing she ever said which anyone else could figure out. One of the greatest comediennes the United States ever produced.

...oh, and some guy she worked with.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-13-13, 02:46 PM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
108. "RE: #643 (vaudeville/radio/television)"
She was funny.

"Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours."

Although that was a Yogi-ism, it could have been said by Gracie. And maybe was.

Say Goodnight Gracie.


  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-14-13, 08:08 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
109. "#644"
Let's say you need to call a fictional character. As in 'on the phone'. No standing in the street and screaming for help, just dial and go. And you know what city that character lives in, which gives you the area code. But you have no other information. Assuming they're available to take your call, what is the maximum number of times you will have to dial before that character picks up?

One hundred.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FiveFiveFive

This trope applies any time a number is given out in a story which people could try to access, which means it includes a few designated IP addresses. The problem is, as the description notes, that it may soon no longer include phone numbers. Because of the country's increasing demand for digits, nearly all of the 555 block has been released for public use -- and there's no promises on having those last one-hundred-per-area-code hold out. Given people's tendency to call any such fictional numbers just to see what they get... well, if you dial 212-555-4444, someone is picking up. And that someone will probably not be Reed Richards. But they will be unhappy, because it happens ten times a week and they're sick of it.

Some shows have purchased real numbers just to add a little veracity to their setting -- and give them some recorded promotions at the other end. And if the loss trend continues, that may soon be the only way to go.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kidflash212 3962 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Thong Contest Judge"

11-14-13, 01:10 PM (EST)
Click to EMail kidflash212 Click to send private message to kidflash212 Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
111. "RE: #644"
867-5309/Jenny

Have to dig out the 45

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-14-13, 09:38 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
110. "RE: Trope Of The Day VII: the government shutdown of the house (and senate) of trope."
LAST EDITED ON 11-14-13 AT 10:28 AM (EST)

We need to call Hee Haw and let them in on this, they are obviously out of the loop.

BR549.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-15-13, 08:41 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
112. "#645"
Do you know what six thousand years of oppression, constant attacks, repeated attempts at genocide, and the pounding weight of guilt do for a people?

It makes them sexy.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MatzoFever

Really, really sexy.


  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-15-13, 09:13 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
113. "RE: #645"
I prefer slimy, scaley, and well finned women.

But really, who doesn't.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-16-13, 05:11 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
114. "#646"
Magnets attract.

Magnets repel.

Magnets hold objects suspended at an exact point in space.

Magnets pull in gold.

Magnets make it possible to read your mind.

Magnets --

-- are just another way of demonstrating how little science most writers care to know.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SelectiveMagnetism

Brought to you by the same people who thought you could survive a nuclear blast by hiding in a refrigerator.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-16-13, 11:23 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
115. "RE: #646"
Seems as if I've also seen them use magnets to deflect bullets. Which, if the bullets are made of lead, isn't possible.

Some stainless steels are magnetic, BTW.


  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Snidget 44350 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-16-13, 12:53 PM (EST)
Click to EMail Snidget Click to send private message to Snidget Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
116. "RE: #646"
No wonder the Insane Clown Posse can't figure out how magnets work.

Lyrics

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kidflash212 3962 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Thong Contest Judge"

11-16-13, 01:29 PM (EST)
Click to EMail kidflash212 Click to send private message to kidflash212 Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
117. "RE: #646"
Or if you are Chibuihem Amalaha, magnets somehow prove gay marriage is wrong.


“I asked myself why should a man be marrying a man and a woman marrying a woman, does it mean that there is no more female for a man to marry or there is no more male for a woman to marry?” Amalaha said. “And recently, Britain told Nigeria to legalize gay marriage of forfeit international aid. I thank God for our lawmakers who refused to sign the bill legalizing gay marriage.”

According to Amalaha, the staff at the University of Lagos praised his work hoping that he would win the Nobel prize one day for his research, as what he has done is “real and nobody has done it in any part of the world.”

“I used two bar magnets in my research. A bar magnet is a horizontal magnet that has the North Pole and the South Pole, and when you bring two bar magnets and you bring the North Pole together you find that the two North Poles will not attract,” Amalaha said. “They will repel, that is, they will push away themselves showing that a man should not attract a man.”

Yeah, make room on your mantle for that Nobel.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-17-13, 08:01 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
118. "#647"
"There is no distinctly native American criminal class save Congress!" -- Mark Twain.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GenericEthnicCrimeGang

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

IceCat 17385 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-17-13, 09:04 AM (EST)
Click to EMail IceCat Click to send private message to IceCat Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
119. "Weird"
Saw the trope title and immediately thought of Caprica...
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-18-13, 07:53 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
120. "#648"
You will live until you die -- no matter how many centuries, eons, ages that might be. In that sense, you are functionally immortal. There's a chance you just might wind up living forever.

Others already have.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheOlderImmortal

So you've been kicking around for the last three centuries. You have power, experience, connections, and cash. So? The one who's been around for three thousand years did it all times ten. The one who just celebrated with thirty thousand candles... best to hope that one never notices you. You could live forever -- but other can say the same, and they started before you did.

Immortality, in a way, can be relative. Especially when one of the elders decides to end yours.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-18-13, 10:19 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
121. "RE: #648"
Usually the immortal old ones are depicted (if they aren't just a deep incorporeal voice) as looking to be their 80's or 90's. Very wrinkled, hirsute, and using a staff or cane. Creaky voice.

But if one looks progressive older as one approaches, say, one hundred, one should continue to age and to look even older as even more time goes by. So, what would someone two hundred years old look like? Thousands of years old?

This is something I (thank the heavens) would not be wondering about except for this trope, but about which some Sci-Fi geek could address in a doctoral dissertation.

Just what would a multi-billion year old human look like? A pile of intelligent dust? A discorporate brain wave, just floating around?

(something along the lines of this was used for alien entities in Babylon 5 and Star Trek”)

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-19-13, 09:31 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
122. "#649"
Some attacks kill you instantly.

And some attacks kill you instantly -- five seconds to three days later. Until that time passes, you're still alive. You're totally functional in pretty much all ways. You may not even know you've been attacked at all. Sometimes you do and every moment you have left is spent fighting for revenge. But when that time runs out -- all of it is gone. And so are you.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/YouAreAlreadyDead

The Real Life section is not a pleasant read.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-19-13, 12:15 PM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
123. "RE: #649"
LAST EDITED ON 11-19-13 AT 12:16 PM (EST)

The ultimate example: Cutting the umbilical guarantees that you will die. Eventually.

You will probably grow stronger and bigger, until the day arrives when the death process sets in and you wither to death.

EEEEEEEEEEEEE...!!!

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-20-13, 10:49 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
124. "#650"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ThisJustIn

Rob Ford declares U.S. citizenship, schedules run for Congress from Michele Bachmann's district because clearly those people will vote for anything!

Wait... this just in: Michele Bachmann declares war on Socialist Canada!

And now this just in: Canada ignores Michele Bachmann and wishes Rob Ford best of luck in destroying America!

Wow. Slow news day or what?

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-20-13, 12:00 PM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
125. "RE: #650"
Breaking (local) news:

- Mable Marie Halpern called police to complain that her neighbor blew leaves from his yard into hers. She says he does it every fall and she thinks he should stop doing it.

- Johnny Aldridge was found after a four hour hunt by the Clam City rescue squad. It seems that a neighbor had knocked on his door, and when he didn't get a response, he called the police who initiated a city-wide manhunt.

However Johnny was found safe and sound. Apparently he had been in the backyard smoking a pig on his brand new smoker all this time, and they found him when he came back inside the house. You can imagine his surprise when he found the rescue squad there. Well, Johnny laid out the pig on his kitchen table, and it was enjoyed by all. This story which could have been a tragedy has a happy and (from this reporter’s standpoint) delicious ending. The Chief deputy (who was witnessed to have eaten a large share of the smoked pig) was heard telling Johnny while slapping his leg and belly laughing that he needed to get lost like this more often. Ha Ha.

- WKND weekend news was on the scene of a horrible accident. An oak tree limb broke off and landed on Black street, partially blocking the street. Fortunately everyone was able to drive around it, and we can happily report no casualties.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-21-13, 08:53 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
126. "#651"
The last line in the Real Life section is -- ironic.

"Official United States tax instruction books and pamphlets still have these pictures. They were removed from milk cartons years ago because they were scaring children."

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FaceOnAMilkCarton

Next up: Face On A Pop-Up Ad.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-21-13, 09:38 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
127. "RE: #651"
LAST EDITED ON 11-21-13 AT 09:39 AM (EST)

So, they don't do that anymore?

Mr. 30 years out of the loop guy.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-22-13, 07:52 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
128. "#652"
How to commit suicide:

"I love you, Janet!"

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WrongNameOutburst

"Who's Janet?"

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-22-13, 09:29 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
129. "RE: #652"
...followed by a mental lock up as you try and try in a panic to remember the right name.

At least your death will be swift.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kidflash212 3962 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Thong Contest Judge"

11-22-13, 11:03 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kidflash212 Click to send private message to kidflash212 Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
130. "RE: #652"
It really seems to disturb people when you shout your own name.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

suzzee 5233 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-22-13, 11:36 AM (EST)
Click to EMail suzzee Click to send private message to suzzee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
131. "RE: #652"
Assuming there was someone else within earshot.


I should be watched....closely.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-23-13, 07:48 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
132. "#605"
"Be our two hundred and fifth caller and win the phone bills of the preceding two hundred and four!"

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RadioContest

Locally, the worst is WFAN's annual Impossible Super Bowl Trivia contest, which gives away ten tickets in one week and generally has the last question of four as an audio clip. Good luck identifying the linebacker coach from 1974 via thirty seconds of distorted accent.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-24-13, 06:37 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
133. "#653 (50th anniversary special)"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Series/DoctorWho

I've never seen an episode.

For what it's worth, I can pick Time Turner out of a pony lineup.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-25-13, 09:22 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
135. "RE: #653 (50th anniversary special)"
What?

Why?

(I used to watch it in the Tom Baker days. Till I got tired of seeing the same plot over and over again. Surely there are more enemies in all the dimensional existences than Darleks. For Sci-Fi writers, they didn't seem to have that much imagination.)

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-25-13, 07:21 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
134. "#654"

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PlotSensitiveButton

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-25-13, 09:24 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
136. "RE: #654"
Sometimes I could use a slider switch to go to sleep. Other times I need one to wake up. (yawn!)
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-26-13, 09:00 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
137. "#655"
Going down.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Hellevator

All the way down.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-26-13, 09:26 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
138. "RE: #655"
LAST EDITED ON 11-26-13 AT 09:52 AM (EST)

The evil elevator...

The Hellevator!

The elevator that goes down, and never comes back up again.

A Stephen Kingfish Novel,
(Available in hardcover, paperback, audio CD, and Kindle).

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Molaholic 8686 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-26-13, 06:45 PM (EST)
Click to EMail Molaholic Click to send private message to Molaholic Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
139. "RE: #655"
The article mentions elevator operators -- made me wonder about this long-lost profession.

These folks played key roles in dozens of mystery novels, film noir, and musical comedy for decades.

I'd like to know when the last full-time elevator operator operated elevator went automated?

Soylent Green: recycling America, one person at a time.
siggie stolen from AyaK 1/26/11

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-27-13, 09:37 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
140. "RE: #655"
A profession that was made obsolete by the invention of buttons.


  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-27-13, 10:33 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
141. "RE: #655"
You'll still find them in some deluxe department stores and hotels. The places I've seen them still have the classic open cage elevators. They also tend to employ doormen.

Doorpersons?

I've never seen a female one.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-27-13, 10:36 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
142. "#656"
Fans of many given fictional works have a tendency to pair up the characters in those stories into romantic relationships -- regardless of whether any hint of such a possible connection exists. This process is known as shipping. It's surprisingly popular, it leads to printout tons of fanfic, and it only gets worse on those occasions when the writer does hint at a connection forming -- or worse, gives the protagonist a couple of people to choose from. Not that complete impossibility of any given pairing (on up) will stop a truly dedicated ship, but any creator stamp can escalate things. (Other fans will just claim the writer has it wrong.)

But in a large cast, there are going to be choices. And a few fans can become very -- defensive -- about their favorite ships. And then some. In fact, they can get to the point where anyone proposing a different shipping is asking for a five hundred post thread full of profanity on up, with the placement of a key semicolon in the original work somehow meant to serve as Final Proof.

So if you ever want to start an Internet war within certain fanbases...

"Bella should have wound up with Edward!"

"Bella should have wound up with Jacob!"

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ShipToShipCombat

...it's not exactly hard to do.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-27-13, 10:49 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
143. "I vote Lana"
I think Lana woud have been the better girl friend. Lois would have made Supes go to church.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

dabo 25773 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-27-13, 10:59 AM (EST)
Click to EMail dabo Click to send private message to dabo Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
144. "RE: #656"
Scotty/Uhura all the way!
Professor/Gilligan
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kidflash212 3962 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Thong Contest Judge"

11-27-13, 11:18 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kidflash212 Click to send private message to kidflash212 Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
145. "RE: #656"
There are people out there who want Penny to date Sheldon? What drugs are they on?


And Troi belonged with Riker - that Worf nonsense sucked. So there.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-28-13, 09:23 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
146. "#657"
So here you are, about to enter combat in what will turn out to be a fight for your life. What do you do first?

Grab a weapon. Very practical. Second?

...you took off your shirt.

Why are you taking off your shirt? Shouldn't you be putting on armor? Something to absorb impact and let glancing hits skid off?

And now you're taking off more than your shirt.

Seriously, what is the plan here? Are you so confident that everyone in the opposition is so attracted to your body type that they'll just stare at you for five minutes and let you land the first twenty hits free? Is your body solar-powered? Have you found a way to weaponize spray tan coatings? What is wrong with you?

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BattleStrip

...and there went the underwear.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

dabo 25773 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-01-13, 11:10 AM (EST)
Click to EMail dabo Click to send private message to dabo Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
150. "RE: #657"
http://movieclips.com/boG57-slap-shot-movie-bradens-striptease/
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-29-13, 07:48 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
147. "#658"
Many English words are very similar in their correct spelling to another, completely different English word. A typo can easily lead to one turning into the other. And because the new word was spelled correctly, your spellchecker is not going to read the context for context and then post a 'Yo, Stupid' in your composition window. It is going to skip over the thing and let it go through to the masses. And since far too many writers of all levels and types believe their program did everything for them, actual editing doesn't occur -- or, with things one letter apart, the brain may simply insist on perceiving the correct word whether it's there or not.

Which leads to stuff like this.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RougeAnglesOfSatin

Dr. DumA.S.S. wept.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

11-30-13, 09:00 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
148. "#659"
They won't tell you what you've supposed to do.

The file will let you know. Nothing else. You can't open it until you get to the mission start point (and the location is all they did tell you). Once it's opened, you'll have five minutes to read it. And then you have to do everything it says. Without question. Without anyone to check in with. You obey or you die. If the file is truly horrific, both.

Supposedly this keeps spies from knowing what you have to do and preparing for it.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SealedOrders

In reality, it just leaves you without a single person you can scream at about how stupid it is.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-01-13, 09:51 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
149. "#660"
Sometimes we forget that most actors started as kids who liked to play Let's Pretend a little more than the rest of the pack.

Kids who like to play Let's Pretend are often drawn to the classic fictional characters -- from both the older tales and pop culture. They put a little more zest into the role when they take it on as first-graders swinging a stick-sword. They plot out the entire fight, give the imaginary villain motivation, and make sure there's a really good dying speech in there. And then they grow up and start searching for roles. The lucky ones get work. Those with lottery fortune will choose a few scripts. But they started on that common ground.

And then for those very few who can't even believe how lucky they truly were, they will pick up the phone one day and a voice on the other end will say "Say, did you ever hear of this one character? We thought you might be perfect to play --"

-- and with those words, the actor stops caring about travel. About the personal trailer and leagues of assistants. About salary. All they will care about is that suddenly, it's on the verge of being real. They have spent their life rehearsing for this part. Not for the awards, not for recognition, not for anything Hollywood cares about. Because there's a first-grader inside them who's about to get all the way out.

And if you ask that performer why they took the role -- if they're being honest about the answer -- you get one response.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AwesomeDearBoy

And they never stop smiling when they say it.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-02-13, 09:17 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
152. "RE: #660"
So what did Depp pretend to be as a child?

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-02-13, 10:07 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
154. "RE: #660"
Keith Richards.

The hard part was scoring the pretend drugs.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

newsomewayne 9166 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-09-13, 03:43 PM (EST)
Click to EMail newsomewayne Click to send private message to newsomewayne Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
173. "RE: #660"
By his own report, when Spielberg offered Shia Labeouf the role of Indiana Jones' son, he was unable to speak properly for a solid minute. the entire movie.



Tebow Time is over. We prefer to win games in the 1st quarter.
Trade managed by GM Agman, 2012

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-02-13, 08:47 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
151. "#661 (advertising)"
And once again, this is one of those tropes where the name says it all.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CerealInducedSuperpowers

Your childhood called. It's sorry about all the lies.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-02-13, 09:22 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
153. "RE: #661 (advertising)"
Kids (or kid’s parents) are the target market here, but what's weird to me is that if they just focused on the fiber effects of bran cereal on the gastronomical process, they would attract a wider age demographic.

It ain’t fun to have to shit a brick.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kidflash212 3962 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Thong Contest Judge"

12-02-13, 10:43 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kidflash212 Click to send private message to kidflash212 Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
155. "RE: #661 (advertising)"
No Fair! I ate tons of Quisp and I never got any Quazy Energy.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Snidget 44350 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-02-13, 01:19 PM (EST)
Click to EMail Snidget Click to send private message to Snidget Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
156. "RE: #661 (advertising)"
So your Mom will attest you were calm and collected even in the midst of a sugar buzz?

Or was there just not enough sugar to spike it over the background sugar buzz levels?

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-03-13, 07:04 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
157. "#662 (this entire year)"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EpicFail
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-03-13, 10:24 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
158. "RE: #662 (this entire year)"
Again I sort of question the randomness of the button. It seems to see things.

And I did not see Kindles mentioned anywhere. Good news, at least Kindle failures don't rise to the level of epic.

I guess that's good news.

(Salt in the wound? Sorry about that.)

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-05-13, 08:04 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
159. "#663"
You know the happy place you keep on the deepest levels of your mind? The area where all the good memories are stored, somewhere you can retreat to when things go beyond all endurance, that internal haven where nothing can ever hurt you?

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BlackBugRoom

This is the opposite.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-05-13, 09:34 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
161. "RE: #663"
What's the opposite of "Serenity now, serenity now"?

"Kill me now"?

Grimm's Portland should be an example of this. The whole city.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-05-13, 08:18 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
160. "#664"
Let's say you're left-handed -- and you've recently injured your left shoulder. You can still use your left hand for most things, but you really shouldn't raise that arm too far forward, let alone lift it above your head. So you go around thinking right arm, right arm, right arm as you approach any task which would require one of those movements to occur. You keep repeating it to yourself in a chorus loop just to make sure your body knows what the marching orders are. And then you confront the task --

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DamnYouMuscleMemory

-- ow.

This trope covers any situation where you've trained your body to respond in a certain pattern -- and so it keeps responding that way whether you want it to or not. It's most common for video gamers, who have to memorize a hundred different sets of controls and can't always switch their reflexes over. But it pops up in other aspects of life. Over and over again, to the point where if you read enough of the examples, you will find a time when you've done it.

One of the more painful tropes. Sometimes literally.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-05-13, 09:37 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
162. "RE: #664"
It's that instinctive reaction to throw the controller thru the TV monitor that I often regret.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Snidget 44350 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-05-13, 10:20 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Snidget Click to send private message to Snidget Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
163. "RE: #664"
Why I hate rental cars, they never put the gear shift or wipers, or lights, etc in the right place.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-05-13, 10:50 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
164. "RE: #664"
There should be an app for that.

Seriously.


  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-06-13, 08:35 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
165. "#665"
Ah, assassination. A simple solution to so many of life's little problems. A drop of poison, an ounce of metal, and all that nagging stress just drops away. Six feet straight down.

Except that... well, some targets have this nasty little habit. Namely, they refuse to cooperate. They know someone's after them and they go on the offensive. You send assassins and they send back boxes of varying sizes, all of which arrive postage due. You arrange poison in their food and they send you the leftovers. Rig their car to explode and suddenly it's parked in your driveway. Some people just don't play fair. All you want to do is kill them! Why are they being so resistant?

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AssassinOutclassin

Seriously, it's as if they have no proper priorities at all.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-06-13, 10:30 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
166. "RE: #665"
LAST EDITED ON 12-06-13 AT 10:30 AM (EST)

A quote from the Real Life file:

"Fidel Castro has survived over 638 assassination attempts from the CIA. These assassinations have ranged from exploding cigars to mafia-style shootings. Castro himself is well aware of the numerous failed attempts on his life and has said, "If surviving assassination attempts were an Olympic event, I would win the gold medal."

◦He also said that when he dies, no one will believe it.

Still reading this? Well, here's another:

"Simo Häyhä managed to ##### off the Soviet army so much (note, 542 confirmed kills with a non-scoped rifle, 200 with submachinegun) that they sent countersnipers after him (he was unharmed), bombed the area he was thought to be in (he was unharmed), and one sniper managed to finally place an exploding round in Hayha's face... quickly earning a regular round in his head, and Hayha staggered off to the nearest Finnish unit, getting sent to the hospital."

"Interestingly, the USSR withdrew 11 days later, the same day that Hayha woke up from a coma. The jokes about the Soviets having heard about this and saying "Screw This, I'm Outta Here" practically wrote themselves."

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-07-13, 07:48 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
167. "#666"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Jesus?from=Main.JesusChrist

*walks away whistling*

Say what you will, but the man sure did inspire a lot of -- tropes.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

IceCat 17385 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-07-13, 08:50 AM (EST)
Click to EMail IceCat Click to send private message to IceCat Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
168. "OK... that was creepy"
Trope 666? Jesus?

*shudder*

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-08-13, 08:37 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
169. "#667"
"This beauty from Avatar: The Last Airbender, while the group was talking about Zuko's sudden Face-Heel Turn, and citing setting Appa free instead of leaving him to rot as one good thing he's done.

Sokka: (Sarcastically) Oh, hurray! After a lifetime of evil, at least he didn't add animal cruelty to the list!

Toph: I'm just saying that considering his messed up family and how he was raised, he could have turned out a lot worse.

Katara: You're right, Toph. Let's go find him and give him a medal. The "Not-As-Much-Of-A-Jerk-As-You-Could-Have-Been Award"!"

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency

This generally reflects any occasion when someone performs an act that any human being with the faintest shred of conscience would go through with -- then puts out their palm for the monetary reward just before posing for the cameras and asking when they can expect to receive the key to the city.

So in other words, pretty much every time a Republican votes in favor of a human rights issue.

(Other than the right to make more money.)

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-09-13, 09:03 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
170. "RE: #667"
I post here. I should get an award.


I am. Doesn't that earn me something?

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-09-13, 09:37 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
171. "#668"
Or, optionally, we can lock you in a room with Marie for two days.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ElectricTorture

Wise choice.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-09-13, 11:13 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
172. "RE: #668"
LAST EDITED ON 12-09-13 AT 12:09 PM (EST)


Watching Blacklist last week.

Redd was captured, used as a punching bag while hung by his wrists by a chain from the ceiling for some time (hours - enough to dislocate wrists elbows and shoulders, presumably), injected with a pain enhancing solution, and teased unmercifully by the bad guy.

(Still, a preferable torture to racing around the world with Marie for 30+ days).

Then, after being let down and left alone with the main bad guy (to this point in time) and allowed to sit in a chair still manacled, he manages to use what should be by now useless arms to break the neck of the genius bad guy that planned and executed his very improbable capture.

What a guy.


  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-10-13, 08:36 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
174. "#669 (videogames)"
The sad truth is that no matter how much memory you commit to a game system, it will never have the conversational capacity possessed by 80% of the species (while outshining the remainder by A Lot). In games which contain discussions, clues, and extensive detail delivered through character dialogue, no programmer will be able to account for absolutely everything a player might ask -- which is why most of them work with dialogue trees: three options lead to three more options each, and so on down the line until you get what you need to know or alienate the informant beyond all hope.

And then you have programmers who don't bother doing that.

This citizen talks about the weather. He will always talk about the weather. And nothing else. A merchant yells at you for not wiping your feet. You just spent twenty thousand gold in his shop and all he cares about is the possibility of mud on your boots. Forever. And that police officer? Screams about jaywalking. You've been knocked twenty feet backwards by the monster invading the town and this idiot is permanently programmed to verbally assault you because you didn't get your ribs broken in the crosswalk.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WelcomeToCorneria

I stabbed the first guy to death in the middle of the street and his last words were 'Partly cloudy, with a chance of showers'.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-11-13, 07:32 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
175. "#670"
Name a foreign country.

All right. Now name a landmark in that country.

Next up: film a scene in that country and use the landmark to establish what nation you're working with.

Over.

And over.

And over.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EiffelTowerEffect

And over.

And over...

...but on the plus side, if you're Sarah Palin, you really can see it from your window...

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-12-13, 09:05 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
176. "#671"
The odds are insurmountable.

The characters are nearly out of resources. Their strength is gone. Willpower might be seconds away from vanishing. And the forces aligned against them just keep coming.

There is no realistic way for anyone to survive this. No matter how many they take down, three more will take the place of each fallen. Simple exhaustion would win in the end -- if there was anything left capable of feeling tired. The enemy attacks. And attacks. And attacks.

But they're the heroes. They have to survive.

Except that the screen goes black.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BolivianArmyEnding

And you can try to tell yourself that means you'll never truly know.

Except you do.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-12-13, 09:42 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
177. "RE: #671"
The Wild Bunch has a Bolivian Army ending. Except it's the Mexican Army, and we get to see it thru. Much more satifying.

Great movie, could of and maybe should have been the titular example of this trope.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-13-13, 07:54 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
178. "#672"
The wand chooses the witch. For someone else to attempt use will get weakened spells, distorted magic or, in the strongest cases, a hand blown off. Their own.

The ring, its last wielder dead, searches the world for someone worthy of it. It flies onto that person's finger. And it refuses to leave.

The hammer, if thrown, will come back to the owner within sixty seconds. No normal force known to mortals can prevent it. No human deemed unworthy can lift the thing at all.

The watch tunes itself to the DNA of the first person who touches it. And then it wraps itself around that person's wrist. The only way to remove it is through cutting off the arm.

The armor is designed to work with the brainwaves of its creator. Another could use it -- if they could stand the headaches. And the hallucinations. And retained enough sanity to realize they were hallucinations at all.

The lens is in the palm of the owner's hand. Anyone can take it by force should they go to the proper effort. Anyone could place it in their own hand. Anyone who does so will die.

They are spread throughout the worlds: magic and technology which truly belong to the users -- and only to those users. Examples are easy to find and almost impossible to take away.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LoyalPhlebotinum

But sometimes, there's just a minor nagging question of who owns who.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-13-13, 09:30 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
179. "RE: #672"
If the Ring had had fingerprint ID technology, Gollum would have been king.
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

newsomewayne 9166 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-13-13, 10:39 AM (EST)
Click to EMail newsomewayne Click to send private message to newsomewayne Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
180. "RE: #672"
Where would the Lone Ranger be without Silver?
  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-14-13, 09:28 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
181. "#673"
To those who've played the Portal games, the following quotes are some of the most spine-knotting words in existence.

"Hellooo."
"Searching."
"Sentry mode activated."
"Are you still there?"
"Could you come over here?"
"Preparing to dispense product."
"There you are."

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SentryGun

*shudders*

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-16-13, 10:00 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
184. "RE: #673"
LAST EDITED ON 12-16-13 AT 10:02 AM (EST)

Have you been watching Doomsday Preppers?

An auto sentry machine gun would be a very popular item among these idiots.

Minor tangent: One episode featured a self proclaimed leader of a group planning for some doomsday scenario by building a compound full of defensive features who tried to explain how a gallows was essential to their plans. In case any of their group disagreed with him (or didn't follow his arbitrary set of rules), he felt it was essential that they be publically hung as a lesson for the others. Order must be maintained during times of civil unrest.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-15-13, 07:43 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
182. "#674"
Singing doesn't matter. There are computers which can fix that.

Musical ability doesn't matter. You have background tracks. Those work fine. Besides, it's not as if anyone's watching to see if they're actually playing the instruments. Not anyone who buys the tracks, anyway. And the ones who do won't listen to anyone else.

Personality doesn't matter. That can be faked for as long as it's important -- about two years.

What matters is how well they fit the stereotypes.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BoyBand

Because the stereotypes are what makes the money. The money they will never see.

That matters.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-16-13, 09:19 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
183. "RE: #674"
I just joined a Periphery Hatedom group.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-18-13, 09:11 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
185. "#675"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheFuture

It's exactly like the past, but in the opposite direction.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-18-13, 09:21 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
187. "RE: #675"
Firstly, Max should be giving us his insight into this.

Secondly, this is the trope? The day after Harold Camping dies? Coincidence? I think not (literally. I am not thinking at the moment, this is just my subconscious rambling on).

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-18-13, 09:18 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
186. "#676"
Humans have been trying to reverse the affects of Babel for a long time, with varying degrees of failure. Most of them are based around the fact that ultimately, people want the divides to continue. They form identity -- and excuses. As long as we can't understand what the other is saying, it's a reason for not trying to understand that other at all.

Still -- people keep trying.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/EsperantoTheUniversalLanguage?from=Main.EsperantoTheUniversalLanguage

And just making that attempt makes them more 'other' than most people are willing to put up with.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-18-13, 09:26 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
188. "RE: #676"
We've all heard jocks interviewed. They speak in special tongues.

"'s uh teem effo'. Fust, i gotta tank god, den mom, den ma teem, dere's no me in teem."

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-18-13, 09:27 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
189. "#677"
You want to be good.

You helped an old lady across the street. Turns out she was going to rob the bank on the other side. You got charged as an accessory.

You found a purse. You returned it to the owner. Your fingerprints were all over it. She decided you looked vaguely like the person who stole it from her and accused you of the crime. The police sided with her. After all, fingerprints are evidence and you've got a prior record, so...

You snatched a puppy from the path of an oncoming truck. Turned out to be a robot. The studio which was running the film shoot is suing you for three times the cost of the entire production.

You want to be good. You're trying. But every time you make an effort, the universe throws it back into your face covered in muck. And everything gets that much worse.

But you keep trying.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/VillainBallMagnet

Why?

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-18-13, 10:01 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
190. "RE: #677"
We just wanted to do good.

We thought that helping with her desire to get a Kindle would be moral and productive, and we felt good about that.

We were just trying to help.

We did not understand the true nature of the forces we were abetting.

(BTW, the Amazon people should read your thread. It's a pretty good advertisement for the Kindle, and you might get a paying gig from it. Which I'm sure you will willingly share with all of us, the little people who made you what you are today.)

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-19-13, 11:36 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
191. "#678"
Musical experience? That's for poseurs.

Being able to play your instruments beyond the third chapter of the Basics book? Only jerks and nerds trying for symphony productions go that far. You're barely capable and proud of it.

Tricks with harmony, acoustics, and waveform interaction? Let the geeks in the booth handle that.

Because you -- you know all any successful band needs is two things. The first is a group of dedicated fans who feel exactly the same way about all of the above as you do. And the second?

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ThreeChordsAndTheTruth

I sense Dabo's gonna have a little too much fun with the example list.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

cahaya 19049 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-19-13, 12:04 PM (EST)
Click to EMail cahaya Click to send private message to cahaya Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
192. "RE: #678"
Blues. The basic twelve bar blues progression is three chords- tonic, subdominant, dominant. And it fits the haunting cries of the likes of Robert Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson perfectly. Most early Rock & Roll (Elvis et. al.) was simply Blues played cut-time. Singers like Elvis, James Brown, and Buddy Holly influenced bands like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and The Who, which fed into punk rock, and many other three chord bands.

Not to mention Jimi, whose song All Along the Watchtower inspired U2's cover which carries this trope in its lyrics. And CCR is a classic example.

"No reason to get excited,"
The thief, he kindly spoke
"There are many here among us
Who feel that life is but a joke
But you and I, we've been through that
And this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late"

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-20-13, 01:18 PM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
193. "#679"
Sometimes, the far-flung future wasn't flung far enough.

A writer will try to set a story a little ahead of the current day, just enough to give them a bit of leeway and time to set up events which influence their setting. And then that time passes -- and those events didn't take place. Or other things happened which would completely prevent the world of the story from coming to pass.

The TV series was filmed in the 60s, so saying influential events took place in the 90s seemed safe at the time. Who knew people would still care about the show anyway?

The writer created robots which can pass for human. Obviously that's an incredibly-advanced computer. Except that computers don't exist outside the robot shells.

2001 has come and gone. Have we done a manned mission to Jupiter yet?

There are days when writers create alternate histories when they didn't mean to -- and when that happens, well...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DeweyDefeatsTruman

...better think fast.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-20-13, 01:34 PM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile Click to send message via ICQ Click to check IP address of the poster
194. "RE: #679"
Or maybe the Meh factor. By the time that the "advanced" technology arrives, we just don't care anymore.

I.e. Dick Tracy's 2-way wrist watch radio.

I remember when thinking that it was reasonable that in 2001 we'd have manned missions out as far as Jupiter. In 1969 we had reached the moon, for god's sake!

And I attended a Big Brother !984 party in 1984. Blowout.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-21-13, 08:46 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
195. "#680"
So the camera is following our heroes again.

That's funny. The camera seems to be making an unusual effort to stay out of sight. It keeps ducking behind sight-blocking objects and then peering around the corner to make sure no one's spotted it before moving on.

In fact, the camera is downright sneaking around.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ImpendingDoomPOV

And now the camera's pulled a knife.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Estee 55898 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-22-13, 09:58 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Estee Click to send private message to Estee Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
196. "#681 (unleash the fish)"
LAST EDITED ON 12-22-13 AT 10:04 AM (EST)

In numerous fictional worlds, you will find cross-species children. Which is to say, just for example, that a dragon and a human fell in love, got together, and some amount of time later, say hello to the little one.

How does this work, exactly?

Look: it's basic. Here we have a human. Let's say five-foot-ten and average build. And here we have a dragon, also of average build, which in this case means about eighty feet long and covered in scales (and isn't that going to leave an impression), then we get into relative size of equipment, nature of said equipment and by the way, note no one's specified which one's the female or if that's even required at all. The sex here is going to be -- complicated. At best. Robinson's Law -- 'I can see fingers and a tongue from here: everything else is a bonus' -- doesn't necessarily apply. Clearly something happens: the proof is running wild all over the ensuing chapters. But -- how?

And what about the pregnancy? Let's say the female is the human and dragons normally lay eggs. Um... okay, this is a problem. And even if that's adapted for -- how large is this egg? Hello, Lots Of Internal Damage. And if it's a live birth? Again: scales. And better hope it's a small kid. Unless the dragon is the one carrying, because a baby is going to be coming out through muscles which are a little bit larger and stronger than -- well, let's just say that's not the afterbirth, all right? But the baby comes out safely, or there's no future chapters at all. Just -- how?

And all this is before we hit Basic Genetics, which inevitably throws up its hands and goes off to cry in a corner.

For there to be cross-species characters, the parents had sex which resulted in pregnancy. Even when that should be patently impossible. Especially when it's patently impossible.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HotSkittyOnWailordAction

Don't make me watch.

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

kingfish 16665 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Playboy Centerfold"

12-23-13, 09:32 AM (EST)
Click to EMail kingfish Click to send private message to kingfish Click to view user profile