History Headscratchers / StrangerThanFiction

3rd Sep '17 5:49:31 PM lorgskyegon
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* {{Jaabi}}: How much of Harold's actions were being dictated by Karen? Her voice wasn't always present so I assumed he was in a way SequenceBreaking by trying to investigate this presence. She only seemed present during any normal, everyday actions he was taking. Think about this- who was he calling in Karen's written version? She can'tve been writing about him calling her... right?

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* {{Jaabi}}: How much of Harold's actions were being dictated by Karen? Her voice wasn't always present so I assumed he was in a way SequenceBreaking by trying to investigate this presence. She only seemed present during any normal, everyday actions he was taking. Think about this- who was he calling in Karen's written version? She can'tve couldn't have been writing about him calling her... right?


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** My guess was that the times when Harold didn't hear the voice, she was writing about the bus driver or the boy on the bike.
25th Jun '17 10:04:50 AM nombretomado
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** She's a formula writer, this isn't her first book where someone dies at the end, she's an established author who's SignatureStyle is to kill off the main character. People buy it to see how he dies. It's like watching a FinalDestination movie, you do it to see the new overly convoluted ways they come up with to take out the kids.

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** She's a formula writer, this isn't her first book where someone dies at the end, she's an established author who's SignatureStyle is to kill off the main character. People buy it to see how he dies. It's like watching a FinalDestination ''Film/FinalDestination'' movie, you do it to see the new overly convoluted ways they come up with to take out the kids.
22nd Apr '16 12:27:13 AM Luppercus
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**There is a trope for that, it's called DeathAsComedy



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23rd Dec '15 9:21:00 PM ConMan1226
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* Pretty minor, but what about that construction team that accidentally started demolishing the wrong building? The audience knows it was likely something Karen wrote to get the plot moving again, but realistically, this grave mistake not only cost a ton of property damage, but could have gotten someone seriously hurt. And the guy just shrugs it off with an 'Oops!'. I think we're looking at a lawsuit here.
23rd Nov '15 1:12:45 PM benda
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** Honestly speaking, if the death is due to the accident or, even more so, natural causes, the chance that a relative in a state of grief would act on such a finding rather than brush it off as a coincidence even if he/she gets to know about it is pretty dim (and it's unlikely that one person could ever learn that there was more than one such occurrence, if the characters are just plain people whose deaths were not reported in the media).

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** Honestly speaking, if If the death is due to the accident or, even more so, natural causes, the chance that a relative in a state of grief would act on such a finding rather than brush it off as a coincidence even if he/she gets to know about it is pretty dim (and it's unlikely that one person could ever learn that there was more than one such occurrence, if the characters are just plain people whose deaths were not reported in the media).
23rd Nov '15 1:11:21 PM benda
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** Honestly speaking, if the death is due to the accident or, even more so, natural causes, the chance that a relative in a state of grief would act on such a finding rather than brush it off as a coincidence even if he/she gets to know about it is pretty dim (and it's unlikely that one person could ever learn that there was more than one such occurrence, if the characters are just plain people whose deaths were not reported in the media).
23rd Nov '15 12:55:24 PM benda
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**** Might be seen as a case of ExactWords, actually. 'Cause she didn't write "He called someone". She wrote ''The phone rang''. And since it obviously couldn't have been Harold's phone, the typewriting machine assumed it was Karen's phone that had to ring...
22nd Nov '15 9:41:38 PM AdelePotter
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** He could be hoping against hope he has an UnreliableNarrator.

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** He could be hoping against hope he has an UnreliableNarrator.
22nd Nov '15 9:40:58 PM AdelePotter
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** He could be hoping against hope he has an UnreliableNarrator.
13th Jul '15 6:38:07 PM Aspie
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** Who says she did? She thinks she might have, but it's equally likely that Harold's situation is just a one-off occurrence.
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