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23rd Aug '16 9:00:36 AM Eievie
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If that were true, I thought, it would explain a lot of things, like how people could live the same day over and over for decades without losing their minds. Yes, it was beautiful and life was good, but if every day were exactly alike and if the kids really couldn’t leave, as Miss Peregrine had said, then this place wasn’t just a heaven but a kind of prison, too. It was just so hypnotizingly pleasant that it might take a person years to notice, and by then it would be too late; leaving would be too dangerous.''

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If that were true, I thought, it would explain a lot of things, like how people could live the same day over and over for decades without losing their minds. Yes, it was beautiful and life was good, but if every day were exactly alike and if the kids really couldn’t leave, as Miss Peregrine had said, then this place wasn’t just a heaven but a kind of prison, too. It was just so hypnotizingly pleasant that it might take a person years to notice, and by then it would be too late; leaving would be too dangerous.''
23rd Aug '16 8:54:46 AM Eievie
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* Downplayed and implied in ''Literature/MissPeregrinesHomeForPeculiarChildren''--Jacob suspects that the loop's magic is addictive.
-->''It was as if just being here had some kind of narcotic effect on me; like the loop itself was a drug--a mood enhancer and a sedative combined--and if I stayed too long, I’d never want to leave.\\
If that were true, I thought, it would explain a lot of things, like how people could live the same day over and over for decades without losing their minds. Yes, it was beautiful and life was good, but if every day were exactly alike and if the kids really couldn’t leave, as Miss Peregrine had said, then this place wasn’t just a heaven but a kind of prison, too. It was just so hypnotizingly pleasant that it might take a person years to notice, and by then it would be too late; leaving would be too dangerous.''
30th Jul '16 3:56:03 PM nombretomado
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* In the DarkSun setting 2e, set on a post-apocalyptic world damaged by arcane magic, there's an interesting variation. Arcane magic includes defiling (which requires less skill and training) which destroys plant life, and preserving (which requires more skill and a Wisdom requirement) which only lightly damages plant life. Arcane casters don't get addicted to spellcasting but can easily become addicted to the defiling ''method'' and never learn or use preserving. This is not good.

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* In the DarkSun TabletopGame/DarkSun setting 2e, set on a post-apocalyptic world damaged by arcane magic, there's an interesting variation. Arcane magic includes defiling (which requires less skill and training) which destroys plant life, and preserving (which requires more skill and a Wisdom requirement) which only lightly damages plant life. Arcane casters don't get addicted to spellcasting but can easily become addicted to the defiling ''method'' and never learn or use preserving. This is not good.
28th Jul '16 7:44:02 PM MsDevin92
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** Later, this is revealed to be the case for [[spoiler:Lapis and Jasper]] after [[spoiler:having spent months fused as Malachite]], fueled by their hatred. The former realizes how destructive it was but still feels some sort of longing for the latter...who took it ''much'' worse and [[InLoveWithYourCarnage became obsessed with the power it granted them, and is now more or less stalking the former as a result]].
17th May '16 7:39:14 AM Eievie
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-->-- Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, ''Series/OnceUponATime''

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-->-- Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, '''Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold''', ''Series/OnceUponATime''



* Warlocks in ''Literature/TheLegendsOfEthshar'' series qualify — the more they use their magic, the easier and more pleasurable it gets. But the power's drawn from an external source, and a warlock who uses too much ends up being irresistibly summoned to that source.

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* Warlocks in ''Literature/TheLegendsOfEthshar'' series qualify — the qualify--the more they use their magic, the easier and more pleasurable it gets. But the power's drawn from an external source, and a warlock who uses too much ends up being irresistibly summoned to that source.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer:'' [[FormerTeenRebel Giles's]] past as a demon-summoner was treated a bit like his hooligan / stoner phase - he himself describes it as an extraordinary high. Willow's subplot in season six was less subtle. It started with her abusing MundaneUtility and getting carried away with her rapidly-increasing power. It ended with her visiting an actual "pusher" who provided his customers with weird hallucinations. It was later subject to an AuthorsSavingThrow that denied that magic itself is addictive.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer:'' [[FormerTeenRebel Giles's]] past as a demon-summoner was treated a bit like his hooligan / stoner phase - he hooligan/stoner phase--he himself describes it as an extraordinary high. Willow's subplot in season six was less subtle. It started with her abusing MundaneUtility and getting carried away with her rapidly-increasing power. It ended with her visiting an actual "pusher" who provided his customers with weird hallucinations. It was later subject to an AuthorsSavingThrow that denied that magic itself is addictive.
13th May '16 2:33:49 PM Quanyails
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Amethyst and Pearl see [[FusionDance fusion]] as a means of feeling [[PowerHigh stronger]]- especially when fusing with Garnet. Amethyst becomes excessively reckless while fused with Garnet, and Pearl fakes a villain's distress signal at least twice to be able to fuse with Garnet more.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Amethyst and Pearl see [[FusionDance fusion]] as a means of feeling [[PowerHigh stronger]]- especially stronger]]--especially when fusing with Garnet. Amethyst becomes excessively reckless while fused with Garnet, and Pearl fakes a villain's distress signal at least twice to be able to fuse with Garnet more.
29th Feb '16 1:09:57 PM AuburnRed
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* In ''[[Fanfic/{{TheirMidnight Revels}}Their Midnight Revels]]''While Edith Crawley and Thomas Barrow do not show all the signs of a parallel drug addiction, some of the syptoms of this trope still apply: such as expanded thoughts, uncontrollable inhibitions, heightened senses, and rapidly changing emotions, particularly rage, anxiety, and depression. Plus their behavior after they return from Faerie the first night mirrors the behavior of a drug user coming down from a high.

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* In ''[[Fanfic/{{TheirMidnight Revels}}Their Revels}} Their Midnight Revels]]''While Edith Crawley and Thomas Barrow do not show all the signs of a parallel drug addiction, some of the syptoms of this trope still apply: such as expanded thoughts, uncontrollable inhibitions, heightened senses, and rapidly changing emotions, particularly rage, anxiety, and depression. Plus their behavior after they return from Faerie the first night mirrors the behavior of a drug user coming down from a high.
29th Feb '16 1:09:33 PM AuburnRed
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* In ''{{Fanfic/TheirMidnight Revels}}Their Midnight Revels''While Edith Crawley and Thomas Barrow do not show all the signs of a parallel drug addiction, some of the syptoms of this trope still apply: such as expanded thoughts, uncontrollable inhibitions, heightened senses, and rapidly changing emotions, particularly rage, anxiety, and depression. Plus their behavior after they return from Faerie the first night mirrors the behavior of a drug user coming down from a high.

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* In ''{{Fanfic/TheirMidnight ''[[Fanfic/{{TheirMidnight Revels}}Their Midnight Revels''While Revels]]''While Edith Crawley and Thomas Barrow do not show all the signs of a parallel drug addiction, some of the syptoms of this trope still apply: such as expanded thoughts, uncontrollable inhibitions, heightened senses, and rapidly changing emotions, particularly rage, anxiety, and depression. Plus their behavior after they return from Faerie the first night mirrors the behavior of a drug user coming down from a high.
29th Feb '16 1:08:53 PM AuburnRed
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* In ''Fanfic/TheirMidnight Revels''While Edith Crawley and Thomas Barrow do not show all the signs of a parallel drug addiction, some of the syptoms of this trope still apply: such as expanded thoughts, uncontrollable inhibitions, heightened senses, and rapidly changing emotions, particularly rage, anxiety, and depression. Plus their behavior after they return from Faerie the first night mirrors the behavior of a drug user coming down from a high.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheirMidnight ''{{Fanfic/TheirMidnight Revels}}Their Midnight Revels''While Edith Crawley and Thomas Barrow do not show all the signs of a parallel drug addiction, some of the syptoms of this trope still apply: such as expanded thoughts, uncontrollable inhibitions, heightened senses, and rapidly changing emotions, particularly rage, anxiety, and depression. Plus their behavior after they return from Faerie the first night mirrors the behavior of a drug user coming down from a high.
29th Feb '16 1:08:04 PM AuburnRed
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*In ''Fanfic/TheirMidnight Revels''While Edith Crawley and Thomas Barrow do not show all the signs of a parallel drug addiction, some of the syptoms of this trope still apply: such as expanded thoughts, uncontrollable inhibitions, heightened senses, and rapidly changing emotions, particularly rage, anxiety, and depression. Plus their behavior after they return from Faerie the first night mirrors the behavior of a drug user coming down from a high.
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