History Film / Mirrors

7th May '16 6:54:19 PM Ingonyama
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* ShownTheirWork: The TortureCellar used in St. Matthew's Hospital to [[spoiler:cure Anna of possession]] is based on a spiritualist invention called a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychomanteum Psychomanteum]], meant to be used for meditation to help one communicate with the spirits of the dead. At the same time it's an InUniverse example of DidNotDoTheResearch since Dr. Kane not only didn't consider what might happen if such a room were used on someone who was possessed, he didn't build it properly. [[note]]The mirrors are supposed to be angled in such a way as to reflect nothing but darkness, and the lighting is supposed to be very dim to facilitate this; the bright lighting and array of vertical mirrors were intended to force the person in the chamber to "confront themselves", but that is completely against both the original use of such a room and [[spoiler:Anna]]'s problem. Even aside from him not understanding or believing in the real explanation for her condition, however, the simple fact a man of science was attempting to use a spiritualist concept would probably explain why he either didn't do the research or deliberately altered what he learned.[[/note]] This may explain why matters did not turn out well, to put it mildly, although even if it had been done right, trying to communicate with the spirit realm while suffering DemonicPossession probably would not have had happy results anyway.

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* ShownTheirWork: The TortureCellar used in St. Matthew's Hospital to [[spoiler:cure Anna of possession]] is based on a spiritualist invention called a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychomanteum Psychomanteum]], meant to be used for meditation to help one communicate with the spirits of the dead. At the same time it's an InUniverse example of DidNotDoTheResearch CriticalResearchFailure since Dr. Kane not only didn't consider what might happen if such a room were used on someone who was possessed, he didn't build it properly. [[note]]The mirrors are supposed to be angled in such a way as to reflect nothing but darkness, and the lighting is supposed to be very dim to facilitate this; the bright lighting and array of vertical mirrors were intended to force the person in the chamber to "confront themselves", but that is completely against both the original use of such a room and [[spoiler:Anna]]'s problem. Even aside from him not understanding or believing in the real explanation for her condition, however, the simple fact a man of science was attempting to use a spiritualist concept would probably explain why he either didn't do the research or deliberately altered what he learned.[[/note]] This may explain why matters did not turn out well, to put it mildly, although even if it had been done right, trying to communicate with the spirit realm while suffering DemonicPossession probably would not have had happy results anyway.
7th May '16 6:47:00 PM Ingonyama
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* ShownTheirWork: The TortureCellar used in St. Matthew's Hospital to [[spoiler:cure Anna of possession]] is based on a spiritualist invention called a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychomanteum Psychomanteum]], meant to be used for meditation to help one communicate with the spirits of the dead. At the same time it's an InUniverse example of DidNoTDoTheResearch since Dr. Kane not only didn't consider what might happen if such a room were used on someone who was possessed, he didn't build it properly. [[note]]The mirrors are supposed to be angled in such a way as to reflect nothing but darkness, and the lighting is supposed to be very dim to facilitate this; the bright lighting and array of vertical mirrors were intended to force the person in the chamber to "confront themselves", but that is completely against both the original use of such a room and [[spoiler:Anna]]'s problem. Even aside from him not understanding or believing in the real explanation for her condition, however, the simple fact a man of science was attempting to use a spiritualist concept would probably explain why he either didn't do the research or deliberately altered what he learned.[[/note]] This may explain why matters did not turn out well, to put it mildly, although even if it had been done right, trying to communicate with the spirit realm while suffering DemonicPossession probably would not have had happy results anyway.

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* ShownTheirWork: The TortureCellar used in St. Matthew's Hospital to [[spoiler:cure Anna of possession]] is based on a spiritualist invention called a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychomanteum Psychomanteum]], meant to be used for meditation to help one communicate with the spirits of the dead. At the same time it's an InUniverse example of DidNoTDoTheResearch DidNotDoTheResearch since Dr. Kane not only didn't consider what might happen if such a room were used on someone who was possessed, he didn't build it properly. [[note]]The mirrors are supposed to be angled in such a way as to reflect nothing but darkness, and the lighting is supposed to be very dim to facilitate this; the bright lighting and array of vertical mirrors were intended to force the person in the chamber to "confront themselves", but that is completely against both the original use of such a room and [[spoiler:Anna]]'s problem. Even aside from him not understanding or believing in the real explanation for her condition, however, the simple fact a man of science was attempting to use a spiritualist concept would probably explain why he either didn't do the research or deliberately altered what he learned.[[/note]] This may explain why matters did not turn out well, to put it mildly, although even if it had been done right, trying to communicate with the spirit realm while suffering DemonicPossession probably would not have had happy results anyway.
7th May '16 6:44:32 PM Ingonyama
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* ShownTheirWork: The TortureCellar used in St. Matthew's Hospital to [[spoiler:cure Anna of possession]] is based on a spiritualist invention called a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychomanteum Psychomanteum]], meant to be used for meditation to help one communicate with the spirits of the dead. At the same time it's an InUniverse example of DidNoTDoTheResearch since Dr. Kane not only didn't consider what might happen if such a room were used on someone who was possessed, he didn't build it properly. [[note]]The mirrors are supposed to be angled in such a way as to reflect nothing but darkness, and the lighting is supposed to be very dim to facilitate this; the bright lighting and array of vertical mirrors were intended to force the person in the chamber to "confront themselves", but that is completely against both the original use of such a room and [[spoiler:Anna]]'s problem. Even aside from him not understanding or believing in the real explanation for her condition, however, the simple fact a man of science was attempting to use a spiritualist concept would probably explain why he either didn't do the research or deliberately altered what he learned.[[/note]] This may explain why matters did not turn out well, to put it mildly, although even if it had been done right, trying to communicate with the spirit realm while suffering DemonicPossession probably would not have had happy results anyway.
27th Dec '15 4:06:34 PM akih08
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* DeadlyBath: Or deadly shower, as it turns out.
20th Feb '15 2:52:44 AM Az_Tech341
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* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Anna]]'s original issue, which she [[MustMakeAmends must face again in order to free the souls of the trapped spirits]]. [[ShownTheirWork Is likely a nod to]] the original [[Literature/TheBible religious notion]] that people with mental disorders were possessed by demons. Only here, [[ParanoiaFuel it's]] [[FridgeHorror true]].

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* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Anna]]'s original issue, which she [[MustMakeAmends must face again in order to free the souls of the trapped spirits]]. [[ShownTheirWork Is likely a nod to]] the original [[Literature/TheBible religious notion]] notion that people with mental disorders were possessed by demons. Only here, [[ParanoiaFuel it's]] [[FridgeHorror true]].
20th Feb '15 2:47:58 AM Az_Tech341
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* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Anna]]'s original issue, which she [[MustMakeAmends must face again in order to free the souls of the trapped spirits]]. [[ShownTheirWork Is likely a nod to]] the original, [[ScienceMarchesOn now-outdated]] [[Literature/TheBible religious notion]] that people with mental disorders were possessed by demons. Only here, [[ParanoiaFuel it's]] [[FridgeHorror true]].

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* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Anna]]'s original issue, which she [[MustMakeAmends must face again in order to free the souls of the trapped spirits]]. [[ShownTheirWork Is likely a nod to]] the original, [[ScienceMarchesOn now-outdated]] original [[Literature/TheBible religious notion]] that people with mental disorders were possessed by demons. Only here, [[ParanoiaFuel it's]] [[FridgeHorror true]].
4th Feb '15 11:27:37 PM Ingonyama
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[[caption-width-right:240:Ben learns the (first) secret of the mirrors and gets a {{Foreshadowing}} of his own fate]]

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[[caption-width-right:240:Ben learns the (first) secret of the mirrors and gets a {{Foreshadowing}} of his own fate]]
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29th Jan '15 4:41:21 AM Terrie
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[[caption-width-right:240:Ben learns the (first) secret of the mirrors [[spoiler:and gets a {{Foreshadowing}} of his own fate]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:240:Ben learns the (first) secret of the mirrors [[spoiler:and and gets a {{Foreshadowing}} of his own fate]]]]
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23rd Jan '15 6:49:41 PM Austin
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* MustMakeAmends: Although it was the fault of the MadScientist psychiatrist, not her, Anna was well aware that [[spoiler:the demon within her had escaped into the mirrors]], and therefore once she learns that this has led to countless deaths, and might cause Ben to lose his family too, she agrees to [[spoiler:return and absorb the demon back into her again]]. Helped along by her already being TheAtoner (and having joined the church) for [[spoiler:the things the demon made her do when she was possessed the first time]].

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* MustMakeAmends: Although it was the fault of the MadScientist psychiatrist, not her, Anna was well aware that [[spoiler:the demon within her had escaped into the mirrors]], and therefore once she learns that this has led to countless deaths, and might cause Ben to lose his family too, too. Althought she initially refuses to help Ben, after he forces her to go at gunpoint, she eventually agrees to [[spoiler:return and absorb the demon back into her again]]. Helped along by her already being TheAtoner (and having joined the church) for [[spoiler:the things the demon made her do when she was possessed the first time]].
5th Jan '15 8:45:05 AM Ingonyama
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* ManOnFire: Ben's body is on fire in one of his mirror visions at Mayflower.



* ManOnFire: Ben's body is on fire in one of his mirror visions at the empty mall.
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