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19th Dec '15 10:42:54 PM Dcoetzee
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* MST3KMantra: A common reminder not to focus ''too'' much on inconsistencies.



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5th Mar '14 1:25:45 PM vifetoile
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Consistency aids WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, while violations of consistency may be jolting and unexpected, which can benefit both humor and drama. The viewer would be quite surprised to learn that in your universe, Hitler was a circus performer, [[VideoGame/{{Loom}} dragons are scared of fire]], and that the married couple no longer recognize each other. Generally, if a work is inconsistent, the viewer expects there to be a good reason for it. On the other hand, sometimes violations of consistency go unnoticed even if they're quite obvious, or may even be ''expected''; e.g. TheCoconutEffect violates External Consistency.

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Consistency aids WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, while violations of consistency may be jolting and unexpected, which can benefit both humor and drama. The viewer would be quite surprised to learn that in your universe, Hitler was a circus performer, [[VideoGame/{{Loom}} dragons are scared of fire]], and that the married couple no longer recognize each other.other in Act III. Generally, if a work is inconsistent, the viewer expects there to be a good reason for it. On the other hand, sometimes violations of consistency go unnoticed even if they're quite obvious, or may even be ''expected''; e.g. TheCoconutEffect violates External Consistency.
8th Feb '14 3:14:41 PM SeptimusHeap
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2nd Nov '13 6:16:39 PM Dcoetzee
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Often, a feature in a work is consistent at one level and not at another; for example, maybe [[OurVampiresAreDifferent your vampires]] [[Literature/{{Twilight}} glitter]] in sunlight, which is not genre consistent with other works featuring vampires, but as long as they always do that, it ''is'' internally consistent. If a work forgoes External Consistency in favor of Genre Consistency, you have TheCoconutEffect. If conversely a work forgoes Genre Consistency in favor of External Consistency, then you have RealityEnsues.

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Often, a feature in a work is consistent at one level and not at another; for example, maybe [[OurVampiresAreDifferent your vampires]] [[Literature/{{Twilight}} glitter]] glitter in sunlight, sunlight]], which is not genre consistent with other works featuring vampires, but as long as they always do that, it ''is'' internally consistent. If a work forgoes External Consistency in favor of Genre Consistency, you have TheCoconutEffect. If conversely a work forgoes Genre Consistency in favor of External Consistency, then you have RealityEnsues.
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