History Main / DefinitelyJustaCold

30th Oct '16 3:04:15 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Arrow's Fall'' of the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, Herald Dirk claims his respiratory symptoms are this, after weeks of self-destructive behavior including [[DrowningMySorrows drinking heavily]], standing hopelessly outside in the rain, and generally being miserable. He does this for two reasons: he's pining with unrequited love for Herald Talia, whom he mistakenly believes to be in a LoveTriangle with his best friend, Kris; and he's trying to cope with the tragic death of a trainee who was under his instruction. The fact that the person who is most suited to help him sort out this mess is [[TheEmpath Talia]], the person he least wants to face in person, compounds the problem, which lasts until he collapses... from pneumonia. The Healers who attend him as he recovers spare no effort in telling him what an idiot he was being.

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* In ''Arrow's Fall'' of the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, Herald Dirk claims his respiratory symptoms are this, after weeks of self-destructive behavior including [[DrowningMySorrows drinking heavily]], standing hopelessly outside in the rain, and generally being miserable. He does this for two reasons: he's pining with unrequited love for Herald Talia, whom he mistakenly believes to be in a LoveTriangle with his best friend, Kris; and he's trying to cope with the tragic death of a trainee who was under his instruction. The fact that the person who is most suited to help him sort out this mess is [[TheEmpath Talia]], the person he least wants to face in person, compounds the problem, which lasts until he collapses... from pneumonia. The Healers who attend him as he recovers spare no effort in telling him what an idiot he was being.
4th Sep '16 12:10:20 PM Specialist290
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This may be used for one or more {{Sick Episode}}s. This may develop into either a SoapOperaDisease or an IncurableCoughOfDeath. If caused by contact with the bad guys, it may be AllergicToEvil. Often used as an excuse by a ZombieInfectee in denial. Opposite of MistakenForDying.

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This may be used for one or more {{Sick Episode}}s. This may develop into either a SoapOperaDisease or an IncurableCoughOfDeath. If caused by contact with the bad guys, it may be AllergicToEvil. Often used as an excuse by a ZombieInfectee in denial. Opposite of MistakenForDying.MistakenForDying, where characters assume the worst when it ''is'' definitely just a cold.
20th Jun '16 9:15:58 AM KatanaCat
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* Zigzagged in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. The illness that Genie gets ''is'' DefinitelyJustACold, but the problem is, when genies get colds, [[PowerIncontinence they can't control their magic]]. ''Big'' problem. So while Jasmine has to watch over a sick genie who's magic threatens to level the city (and in one scene, launches about ten {{Baleful Polymorph}}s at her in a row in a fit of sneezing) Aladdin has to find a gemstone that can cure in a forbidden temple guarded by a divine, golden guardian, without Genie's help. (Fortunately, the guardian [[RiddlingSphinx prefers brainteasers to physical fighting]].)

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* Zigzagged in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. The illness that Genie gets ''is'' DefinitelyJustACold, but the problem is, when genies get colds, [[PowerIncontinence they can't control their magic]]. ''Big'' problem. So while Jasmine has to watch over a sick genie who's whose magic threatens to level the city (and in one scene, launches about ten {{Baleful Polymorph}}s at her in a row in a fit of sneezing) Aladdin has to find a gemstone that can cure in a forbidden temple guarded by a divine, golden guardian, without Genie's help. (Fortunately, the guardian [[RiddlingSphinx prefers brainteasers to physical fighting]].)
13th May '16 12:14:13 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Animation/LeafieAHenIntoTheWild'' Leafie starts exhibiting signs of illness when her son is a teenager. It starts with a sneeze but she ignores it. Hens are not meant to live in marshes. [[spoiler:Leafie dies by a HeroicSacrifice rather than by being eaten]].



* Zigzagged in one episode of the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' series. The illness that Genie gets ''is'' DefinitelyJustACold, but the problem is, when genies get colds, [[PowerIncontinence they can't control their magic]]. ''Big'' problem. So while Jasmine has to watch over a sick genie who's magic threatens to level the city (and in one scene, launches about ten {{Baleful Polymorph}}s at her in a row in a fit of sneezing) Aladdin has to find a gemstone that can cure in a forbidden temple guarded by a divine, golden guardian, without Genie's help. (Fortunately, the guardian [[RiddlingSphinx prefers brainteasers to physical fighting]].)

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* Zigzagged in one episode of the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' series.''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. The illness that Genie gets ''is'' DefinitelyJustACold, but the problem is, when genies get colds, [[PowerIncontinence they can't control their magic]]. ''Big'' problem. So while Jasmine has to watch over a sick genie who's magic threatens to level the city (and in one scene, launches about ten {{Baleful Polymorph}}s at her in a row in a fit of sneezing) Aladdin has to find a gemstone that can cure in a forbidden temple guarded by a divine, golden guardian, without Genie's help. (Fortunately, the guardian [[RiddlingSphinx prefers brainteasers to physical fighting]].)
15th Jan '16 6:39:28 PM azul120
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* Lemmy from Music/{{Motorhead}}, in his final days, had been ill and had only known himself to have diabetes, until after months and months of checkups and only mere days before his demise, had been finally found to be in an advanced stage of cancer.
31st Dec '15 4:49:40 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Community}}'' episode "Epidemiology", a number of guests at the college's Halloween party come down with a mystery ailment whose symptoms include fever and stomachaches. Rich, a doctor, claims the symptoms point to food poisoning which the dean told him to rule out. Then, Star-Burns enters the quarantine area and is grabbed and bitten by the infected Pierce who has a bloodthirsty look on his face. Rich then rules out food poisoning.

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* In the ''{{Community}}'' ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Epidemiology", a number of guests at the college's Halloween party come down with a mystery ailment whose symptoms include fever and stomachaches. Rich, a doctor, claims the symptoms point to food poisoning which the dean told him to rule out. Then, Star-Burns enters the quarantine area and is grabbed and bitten by the infected Pierce who has a bloodthirsty look on his face. Rich then rules out food poisoning.
7th Nov '15 1:52:12 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* There are people who react this way to being ill, and of course most of the time they are right. However once you get past a certain age you really need to be a little more careful because eventually something will find you as your immune system weakens with age.
* Sometimes one of the early symptoms of a heart attack is the heart pumping a little more sluggishly. Blood pools in the lower extremities applying pressure to the intestines. This makes people think they simply have to use the toilet - many heart attack victims are found on the toilet because of this, and if you've ever wondered why hospitals put emergency pulls next to toilets, now you know.
* A month prior to his death from AIDS, Music/EazyE admitted himself to the hospital for what he suspected was a case of asthma. He soon learned he had been living with the aforementioned disease.

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* There are people who react this way to being ill, and of course most of the time they are right. However once you get past a certain age you really need to be a little more careful because eventually something will find you as your immune system weakens with age.
* Sometimes one of the early symptoms of a heart attack is the heart pumping a little more sluggishly. Blood pools in the lower extremities applying pressure to the intestines. This makes people think they simply have to use the toilet - many heart attack victims are found on the toilet because of this, and if you've ever wondered why hospitals put emergency pulls next to toilets, now you know.
* A month prior to his death from AIDS, death, Music/EazyE admitted himself to the hospital for what he suspected was a case of asthma. He soon learned he had been living with was in the aforementioned disease.advanced stages of AIDS.
7th Nov '15 1:51:10 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/{{District 9}}'': So, you or a coworker for a multinational corporation tasked with monitoring aliens were exposed to an unknown black substance in possession of said aliens, which has caused you to: drip black from your nose, vomit black, drop fingernails, and look like you're suffering acute pneumonia. Do you A. Report your condition and have the original substance examined, B. Take a sick day to sort it out yourself, or C. Nothing at all? The answer, of course, is C. Of course, one must remember that, at the time, said infectee was trying his best to make a good impression after a recent promotion. He refuses treatment so as not to look weak or incompetent to his superiors.

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* ''Film/{{District 9}}'': So, you or a coworker for a multinational corporation tasked with monitoring aliens were Wikus is exposed to an unknown black substance in possession of said aliens, which has caused you to: causes him to drip black from your his nose, vomit black, drop black fluid, lose fingernails, and look like you're he's suffering acute pneumonia. Do you A. Report your condition pneumonia, and have shits his pants. He ignores the original substance examined, B. Take a sick day to sort it out yourself, or C. Nothing at all? The answer, of course, is C. Of course, one must remember that, at the time, said infectee was symptoms because he's trying his best to make a good impression after a recent promotion. He refuses treatment so as not to look weak or incompetent to his superiors.



* In ''Film/{{Slither}}'', the increasingly deforming marks, welts and swelling caused by infection by the alien worms are invariably "bug bites". Even when the bearers of said bug bites are shambling around like zombies, eating dead neighbors, or turning into amorphous tentacle monsters.

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* In ''Film/{{Slither}}'', the increasingly deforming marks, welts and swelling caused by infection by the alien worms are invariably "bug bites". Even when the bearers of said the bug bites are shambling around like zombies, eating dead neighbors, or turning into amorphous tentacle monsters.
3rd Nov '15 1:59:53 AM KurosakiMaya
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* In ''Literature/DeepLove'' [[spoiler:-Ayu-]] believes it's a fever when it clearly isn't. [[spoiler:It's AIDS.]]

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* In ''Literature/DeepLove'' [[spoiler:-Ayu-]] [[spoiler:Ayu]] believes it's a fever when it clearly isn't. [[spoiler:It's AIDS.]]
* In ''Manga/BokuNoHatsukoiWoKimiNiSasagu'', Kou suffers numerous headaches after [[spoiler: the car accident]], but he brushes them off saying he's just tired. [[spoiler: They're symptoms of brain hemorrhage, that end up making him faint and enter brain death state.
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31st Oct '15 7:21:11 AM DoctorNemesis
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-> ''The first three "symptoms you should not ignore" were: rectal bleeding; loss of height; and sudden blindness! ''Who ignores sudden blindness?'' Who sits in the office at lunchtime going "Oh, who turned out the lights? Oh, no, I can't see a thing, it's awful, I'm no use to anyone today. I'll answer phones, that's all I can do, that's all I'll be good for today. Oh, don't make a fuss, don't make a fuss, don't make a fuss."''

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-> ''The first three "symptoms you should not ignore" were: rectal bleeding; loss of height; and sudden blindness! ''Who ignores sudden blindness?'' blindness?!'' Who sits in the office at lunchtime going "Oh, who turned out the lights? Oh, no, I can't see a thing, it's awful, I'm no use to anyone today. I'll answer phones, that's all I can do, that's all I'll be good for today. Oh, don't make a fuss, don't make a fuss, don't make a fuss."''
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