History Creator / ZapDramatic

16th Apr '17 5:18:08 PM Kadorhal
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** The basic difference between the boy's plot and the girl's plot on Monday is that the boy's storyline involves physical bullying and the girl's involves emotional bullying. It's even lampshaded if the player chooses to stop and see what's going on rather than chasing Dave down at the beginning - the game stops and tells you that 90% of boys would have rushed to violence and that your choice means you're either exceptional or not a boy (or exceptional AND not a boy) and even gives you the option to switch to playing as a girl.

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** The basic difference between the boy's plot and the girl's plot on Monday is that the boy's storyline involves physical bullying and the girl's involves emotional bullying. It's even lampshaded if the player chooses to stop and see what's going on rather than chasing Dave down at the beginning - the game stops and tells you that 90% of boys would have rushed to violence and that your choice means you're either exceptional or not a boy (or exceptional AND not a boy) boy, and even gives you the option to switch to playing as a girl.



* NeverMyFault: Most likely due to bad programming, the majority of the issues you have to deal with on Tuesday and Wednesday are the other students blaming you for all of their own decisions when those decisions start coming back to bite them. It's especially apparent on Tuesday: there are about three different plot threads starting up at the beginning, you only have time to get involved with one of them before the bell rings, yet everyone will act as though you not only involved yourself in all three, but also picked the meanest options available. Most notably, if you didn't get involved with the humiliating video plotline, or if you said you weren't sure whether the video should be posted or not, then everyone blames you for the whole thing, Tammy even specifically claiming ''you'' told them to post it. The only way not to get blamed is to specifically order Tony to delete the video - but even that's not really a victory, because Tony posts it anyway just to spite you, and ''you still get blamed'' right away for "over-reacting" and making him do it.

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* NeverMyFault: Most likely due to bad programming, the majority of the issues you have to deal with on Tuesday and Wednesday are the other students blaming you for all of their own decisions when those decisions start coming back to bite them. It's especially apparent on Tuesday: there are about three different plot threads starting up at the beginning, you only have time to get involved with one beginning of them before the bell rings, yet day, but everyone will act as though you not only involved yourself in all three, three (despite only having enough time to bother with one), but also picked the meanest options available.available, actively ignoring whatever you actually said. Most notably, if you didn't get involved with the humiliating video plotline, or if you said you weren't sure whether the video should be posted or not, then everyone blames you for the whole thing, Tammy even specifically claiming ''you'' told them to post it. The only way not to get blamed is to specifically order Tony to delete the video - but even that's not really a victory, because Tony posts it anyway just to spite you, and ''you still get blamed'' right away for "over-reacting" and making "making" him do it.



* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Despite being a math teacher, Ted's class consists of very few math lessons. Granted, on Monday, he ''does'' do a quick lesson on compound fractions...[[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer with improper fractions written on the board]]. He teaches the MontyHallProblem on Tuesday, but that's more of an exercise in psychology than math. He also teaches the class about paradigm shifts, which have nothing to do with math at all.

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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Despite being a math teacher, Ted's class consists of very few math lessons. Granted, on Monday, he ''does'' do a quick lesson on compound fractions... [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer with improper fractions written on the board]]. He teaches the MontyHallProblem on Tuesday, but that's more of an exercise in psychology than math. He also teaches the class about paradigm shifts, which have nothing to do with math at all.
2nd Apr '17 4:18:32 PM Mimic1990
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* BullyingADragon: Syd and Wilma are seemingly incapable of ''not'' antagonizing people, no matter how obvious it is that they're in over their heads. Syd tries to bully Mrs. Grimm if you let him talk to her and gets everyone killed. If you let Wilma talk to the nursing home guy she accuses him of having a small penis and gets everyone killed.
* BrokenRecord: As with the Vagabond from Altered States, simply giving Mrs. Grimm the money won't work as she will simply ask for more, more, and more until you finally cut her off, at which point Syd freaks out about you giving away "their" money and gets everyone killed.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Mrs. Grimm pretty much enslaves Carla for breaking an $80 vase.
* EvilOldFolks: Mrs. Grimm and the butler.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: While helping out around Mrs. Grimm pretty much enslaves Grimm's house, Carla for breaking accidentally breaks an $80 vase.
vase. As punishment she is forced to work off 8 ''thousand'' dollars, a 10,000% increase from the actual price, which we're told will take her over a decade! The whole time she's also treated like a slave, disallowed from seeing her family or even going outside, and is clearly living in constant fear for her life.
* EvilOldFolks: Mrs. Grimm and the butler. Mrs. Grimm is extorting slave labor out of a young girl. The Butler is her underling who does anything she asks, even multiple homicide.
* ForTheEvulz: Mrs. Grimm. After discovering she has arbitrarily increased Carla's debt by 10,000% she at first claims the increase is to cover the vase's "sentimental value" but later admits that she just enjoys seeing people suffer.


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* TooDumbToLive: Syd and Wilma, even by the already low standards of Zap Dramatic characters. The game starts out with your character "advising" the two, but the only way to pass the early chapters is to realize that advising them is impossible and just take over. Seriously, even Ted, Yale, Helen, and others could ''eventually'' be convinced to be reasonable, but not these two! They're {{Greed}}y, [[BullyingADragon pointlessly antagonistic]], and will absolutely get your entire party killed if you let them so much as open their mouths around dangerous characters like Mrs. Grimm or the nursing home worker.
3rd Mar '17 11:22:58 AM DoubleXXCross
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* {{Gonk}}: The prosecutor in Episode 10. He has yellow teeth, and the way his face is drawn makes him look like he's wearing a saggy mask made from human skin. Some have noticed that [[http://ledundeaf.tumblr.com/post/54321664883/wake-up-america he actually looks quite a bit like the Colossal Titan]] in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''.

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* {{Gonk}}: The prosecutor in Episode 10. He has yellow teeth, and the way his face is drawn makes him look like he's wearing a saggy mask made from human skin. Some have noticed that [[http://ledundeaf.[[http://yourpaperpal.tumblr.com/post/54321664883/wake-up-america he actually looks quite a bit like the Colossal Titan]] in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''.
25th Feb '17 12:39:22 PM arrgh
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** Also in Sir Basil Pike, in the boy's route, when you see Dave riding away on the bike, you have the option to stop and make sure it's not your bike. If you choose this, however, you're told that most boys wouldn't do that, so you're either exceptional or not a boy. You get to choose whether you want to switch to the girl's route or pick a different choice.

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** Also in Sir Basil Pike, in the boy's route, when you see Dave riding away on the bike, you have the option to stop and make sure it's not your bike. If you choose this, however, you're told that [[UnfortunateImplications most boys wouldn't do that, that]], so you're either exceptional or not a boy. You get to choose whether you want to switch to the girl's route or pick a different choice.
6th Feb '17 11:30:59 PM Nozdordomu
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* {{Malaproper}}: Most of the characters count as this. One notable example comes when Duke says that he "fingered [Yale] for a bad dude," when he really meant to say "figured" (which also doubles as an AccidentalInnuendo).
28th Dec '16 9:51:31 PM TMK87
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** In episode 2 (The Vagabond), Dr. Raleigh's preffered method of investigation seems to be: "Hmm, there's blood splattered all over the place - I better taste it just to be sure!"

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** In episode 2 (The Vagabond), Dr. Raleigh's preffered preferred method of investigation seems to be: "Hmm, there's blood splattered all over the place - I better taste it just to be sure!"sure!"
*** Episode 2 also introduces Dr. Raleigh as a "psychologist and a police negotiator". In the intro, however, she's seen doing crime scene investigation, which is not quite in the department of a real-life psychologist / negotiator.
28th Dec '16 8:07:08 AM TMK87
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** A minor example: In the introduction to ''Tryst - Part 2'', Angie reveals to Yale that [[spoiler: she is pregnant with their child]]. You can mention the issue as the [[PlayerCharacter player detective]] in the next episode (''The Suspects''), where Yale actually sounds genuinely surprised, even though he was aware of the matter beforehand.
12th Nov '16 10:23:14 AM theenglishman
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As such, ''Ambition'', ''Sir Basil Pike Public School'', and several of the ''Negotiatior''/''Altered States'' games have been riffed on by WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}.

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As such, ''Ambition'', ''Sir Basil Pike Public School'', ''Move or Die'', and several of the ''Negotiatior''/''Altered States'' games have been riffed on by WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}.
24th Oct '16 7:00:55 AM MysticEclectic
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* {{Main/Leitmotif}}: Especially in ''Ambition'' and ''Move or Die,'' many actions and plot twists are associated with a weird reverse-piano chord very similar to [[{{Music/Yes}} Roundabout.]]
23rd Oct '16 11:37:47 PM sweatergoth
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** Also in Sir Basil Pike, in the boy's route, when you see Dave riding away on the bike, you have the option to stop and make sure it's not your bike. If you choose this, however, you're told that most boys wouldn't do that, so you're either exceptional or not a boy. You get to choose whether you want to switch to the girl's route or pick a different choice.
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