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13th Apr '17 8:52:09 PM CHLORINEGARGOYLE
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* In the movie ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' it didn't seem to faze anyone that a loom has been ordering the deaths of otherwise unknown people by producing names via medieval binary. One would think that upon learning of this a normal person would want to see if a name was always the result or if it was just a random side effect of a constantly operating loom. Not to mention check to see if the people named always did something wrong or if the all knowing loom had just gotten lucky once.
8th Apr '17 10:22:12 PM TeraChimera
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* Invoked in ''Film/{{Looper}}''. Joe asks his future self about time travel and memories, but Old Joe shuts him down, pointing out how confusing time travel can be. "I don't want to talk about time travel shit. Because if we talk about it, then we're gonna be here all day, drawing diagrams with straws."

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* Invoked in ''Film/{{Looper}}''. Joe asks his future self about time travel and memories, but Old Joe shuts him down, pointing out how confusing time travel can be. "I don't want to talk about time travel shit. Because if we talk about it, then we're gonna be here all day, drawing diagrams with straws." Abe, who's also from the future, concurs: "This time travel shit just fries your brain like an egg."
21st Mar '17 1:01:24 PM JohnnyHuang
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* Henry of ''VideoGame/SilentHill4'' suffers from the same lack of reflection on the circumstances he's facing. Could be justified in that he's been through extended isolation, sleep deprivation and malnourishment to the point that he could be prone to and apathetic to hallucination, but this is simply a projection of conditions only alluded to in the beginning, and never touched on through the story. Heck, the first person he runs into, a woman named Vasquez(?), assumes it's all a weird dream and comes on to Henry. Most of the other people who end up in the [[DarkWorld Other Side]] have similar confused and muted reactions, if at all, as the crack head doesn't seem to even see the monsters.

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* Henry of ''VideoGame/SilentHill4'' suffers from the same lack of reflection on the circumstances he's facing. Could be justified in that he's been through extended isolation, sleep deprivation and malnourishment to the point that he could be prone to and apathetic to hallucination, but this is simply a projection of conditions only alluded to in the beginning, and never touched on through the story. Heck, the first person he runs into, a woman named Vasquez(?), Velasquez, assumes it's all a weird dream and comes on to Henry. Most of the other people who end up in the [[DarkWorld Other Side]] have similar confused and muted reactions, if at all, as the crack head doesn't seem to even see the monsters.
20th Feb '17 2:27:30 PM margdean56
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* Averted and played straight several times in an early Star Trek: Voyager novel. When Neelix leads Voyager to a planet full of wrecked ships (needed for critical spare parts), Torres and Kim promptly began an exhaustive examination of the one powered vessel. Neelix, not caring and deciding that he is useless, decides to take a nap. This sends the ship (a passenger time machine) back in time. Later, we meet an operative who's job is to scare away any "Planet-Hoppers" (The term this people use to refer to the "crazy" races that use dangerous space travel instead of safe time travel) from the abandoned eras of the planet. His main weapon is strange events that the intruders don't care to investigate properly.
* In ''Literature/TheOtherworld'' humans occasionally witness surreal incidents and do nothing. In one such instance the witnesses were, in all fairness, stoned, but in ''Bitten'' Elena's fiance watches her turn into a wolf and when she questions him on it later he claims he'd passed out long before she arived and transformed.

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* Averted and played straight several times in an early Star Trek: Voyager novel. When Neelix leads Voyager to a planet full of wrecked ships (needed for critical spare parts), Torres and Kim promptly began an exhaustive examination of the one powered vessel. Neelix, not caring and deciding that he is useless, decides to take a nap. This sends the ship (a passenger time machine) back in time. Later, we meet an operative who's whose job is to scare away any "Planet-Hoppers" (The (the term this people use to refer to the "crazy" races that use dangerous space travel instead of safe time travel) from the abandoned eras of the planet. His main weapon is strange events that the intruders don't care to investigate properly.
* In ''Literature/TheOtherworld'' humans occasionally witness surreal incidents and do nothing. In one such instance the witnesses were, in all fairness, stoned, but in ''Bitten'' Elena's fiance fiancé watches her turn into a wolf and when she questions him on it later he claims he'd passed out long before she arived arrived and transformed.
20th Feb '17 2:22:45 PM margdean56
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** It's canon in D.C. comics that the after life is pretty much whatever the heck you think it is. That is, until hell comes to Earth and starts eating people, which happens about twice a year.

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** It's canon in D.C. DC comics that the after life afterlife is pretty much whatever the heck you think it is. That is, until hell comes to Earth and starts eating people, which happens about twice a year.
20th Feb '17 2:20:35 PM margdean56
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Compare MisappliedPhlebotinum and ForgottenPhlebotinum. See also ItsProbablyNothing, and BystanderSyndrome. Contrast AchievementsInIgnorance, for when this is neccessary.

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Compare MisappliedPhlebotinum and ForgottenPhlebotinum. See also ItsProbablyNothing, and BystanderSyndrome. Contrast AchievementsInIgnorance, for when this is neccessary.
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17th Jan '17 5:23:31 AM rahalstmin
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** Another example is an episode from the 7th Season, where the Enterprise '''creates life in the holodeck of its own volition.''' The crew's response to this unprecedented and possibly terrifying event? "Oh well, that happened." Then there's the fact that Dr. Soong slaved for years to create a positronic brain capable of supporting a sentient consciousness, a feat that no one else has been able to duplicate, and then an off-hand comment by Geordi to the ship's computer results in the creation of an apparently sentient, self-aware holodeck character. No-one seems particularly interested in investigating how this happened or whether the effect could be duplicated once the immediate danger to the ship is resolved.

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** Another example is an episode from the 7th Season, where the Enterprise '''creates life in the holodeck of its own volition.''' The crew's response to this unprecedented and possibly terrifying event? "Oh well, that happened." Then there's the fact that Dr. Soong slaved for years to create a positronic brain capable of supporting a sentient consciousness, a feat that no one else has been able to duplicate, and then an off-hand comment by Geordi to the ship's computer results in the creation of an apparently sentient, self-aware holodeck character. No-one seems particularly interested in investigating how this happened or whether the effect could be duplicated once the immediate danger to the ship is resolved.
19th Nov '16 6:18:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheOtherworld'' humans occasionally witness surreal incidents and do nothing. In one such instance the witnesses were, in all fairness, stoned, but in ''Bitten'' Elena's fiance watches her turn into a wolf and when she questions him on it later he claims he'd passed out long before she arived and transformed.

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* In ''TheOtherworld'' ''Literature/TheOtherworld'' humans occasionally witness surreal incidents and do nothing. In one such instance the witnesses were, in all fairness, stoned, but in ''Bitten'' Elena's fiance watches her turn into a wolf and when she questions him on it later he claims he'd passed out long before she arived and transformed.
19th Sep '16 3:45:15 PM Dirtyblue929
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-->-- '''YOUR ENTIRE PARTY''', ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Knights of the Old Republic II]]''

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-->-- '''YOUR ENTIRE PARTY''', '''Your entire party''', ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Knights of the Old Republic II]]''
20th Aug '16 2:29:21 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Series/{{Lost}}''. Oh dear god, ''Lost''. There are far too many individual instances to count but the most [[{{JustForFun/Egregious}} egregious]] is in season 6 when the cast fails to ask [[spoiler:Faux-Locke any questions once they find out he's the smoke monster.]] Jin and Jack [[spoiler:(plus Sayid and Claire)]] are the only ones who get something of a pass here. Jin is clearly outwardly terrified of him and Jack asks but he dodges the question.
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