History Main / FishingForSole

14th Jul '17 11:56:39 PM Vir
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* A José Carioca comic book short features a sort of inversion. Being as poor as he is, he fancies the idea of a free pair of boots, and continues fishing for the other boot. Cut to an annoyed Joe sitting in front of a large pile of ''fish'' but still just one boot.

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* A José Carioca comic book short features a sort of inversion. Being as poor as he is, he fancies the idea of a free pair of boots, boots and continues fishing for the other boot. Cut to an annoyed Joe sitting in front of a large pile of ''fish'' but still just one boot.



-->'''Ogre:''' There used to be a time when you could be sure of catching old boots, cans, hatracks, boxes...now it's ''prawns'' alla bloody time! Lousy ole ocean!

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-->'''Ogre:''' There used to be a time when you could be sure of catching old boots, cans, hatracks, hat racks, boxes...now it's ''prawns'' alla bloody time! Lousy ole ocean!



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## One version is to haul up a crab pot belonging to another boat, dump out whatever crab is already in said pot, and load it with other stuff (garbage is one common example). Sometimes, to add on more insult, the pot would also be tampered with (welding the door shut is common; one boat also slipped a section of pipe down a crab pot's line so as to essentially make it difficult for the targeted boat's crew to haul it up).

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## One version is to haul up a crab pot belonging to another boat, dump out whatever crab is already in said pot, and load it with other stuff (garbage is one common example). Sometimes, to add on more insult, the pot would also be tampered with (welding the door shut is common; one boat also slipped a section of pipe down a crab pot's line so as to essentially make it difficult for the targeted boat's crew to haul it up).



* It can happen in the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series. You can get boots, cans, and tires. It's impossible to know that they're junk ahead of time, since they look and fight back just like real fish. (No idea how or why they fight, but they do.) In City Folk, some villagers may end up locked out of their houses, leaving you to fish for the key. In ''New Leaf'', you can prevent this by enacting the "Beautify Our Town" ordinance which, among other effects, keeps you from fishing up garbage.

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* It can happen in the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series. You can get boots, cans, and tires. It's impossible to know that they're junk ahead of time, since they look and fight back just like real fish. (No idea how or why they fight, but they do.) In City Folk, ''City Folk'', some villagers may end up locked out of their houses, leaving you to fish for the key. In ''New Leaf'', you can prevent this by enacting the "Beautify Our Town" ordinance which, among other effects, keeps you from fishing up garbage.



* {{MMORPG}} ''VideoGame/{{Mabinogi}}'' has a fishing skill and minigame. Aside from fish, catches include any number of different items, including quests, clothing and armour, crafting items, etc. Some items can only be found via fishing. The higher the player's rank, the more valuable the items (and fish) that can be caught.

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* The {{MMORPG}} ''VideoGame/{{Mabinogi}}'' has a fishing skill and minigame. Aside from fish, catches include any number of different items, including quests, clothing and armour, crafting items, etc. Some items can only be found via fishing. The higher the player's rank, the more valuable the items (and fish) that can be caught.



* ''VideoGame/{{Torchlight}}'' and the ''{{FATE}}'' series involve fishing minigames where the fish sometimes contain items. It's usually jewelry or gems, but sometimes other things. There are also actual fish, which when fed to your pet turn it into a [[PowerUpFood powerful]] PetMonstrosity.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Torchlight}}'' and the ''{{FATE}}'' ''VideoGame/{{FATE}}'' series involve fishing minigames where the fish sometimes contain items. It's usually jewelry or gems, but sometimes other things. There are also actual fish, which when fed to your pet turn it into a [[PowerUpFood powerful]] PetMonstrosity.
14th Jul '17 11:42:02 PM Vir
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* In the text-based MMORPG World of Hollow, fishing can net you various fish, a boot, or even a new fishing pole. It's a bit of a game to see if you can fish new poles out of the lake faster than you break them on fish that get away.

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* In the text-based MMORPG World ''World of Hollow, Hollow'', fishing can net you various fish, a boot, or even a new fishing pole. It's a bit of a game to see if you can fish new poles out of the lake faster than you break them on fish that get away.
13th Jul '17 12:44:29 PM dotchan
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* [[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}]] [[http://strips.garfield.com/iimages/1996/ga960723.gif once tried to fish for mice]] using a [[StockAnimalDiet chunk of]] CartoonCheese. He caught a tiny boot instead.

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* [[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}]] ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': The title character [[http://strips.garfield.com/iimages/1996/ga960723.gif once tried to fish for mice]] using a [[StockAnimalDiet chunk of]] CartoonCheese. He caught a tiny boot instead.
30th Apr '17 12:54:50 PM nombretomado
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* Occurs in some of the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' games that feature fishing, such as ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineralTown''. In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS'', you actually have to catch a Bottle so you can [[spoiler:propose to the mermaid, Leia.]]

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* Occurs in some of the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games that feature fishing, such as ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineralTown''. In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS'', you actually have to catch a Bottle so you can [[spoiler:propose to the mermaid, Leia.]]
21st Apr '17 10:08:29 PM nombretomado
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* The "7Seas" MiniGame in ''VideoGame/SecondLife'' has a variety of boots you can catch with your fishing pole. Like the {{Suikoden}} example above, these are wearable items and often have shiny {{bling}}.

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* The "7Seas" MiniGame in ''VideoGame/SecondLife'' has a variety of boots you can catch with your fishing pole. Like the {{Suikoden}} VideoGame/{{Suikoden}} example above, these are wearable items and often have shiny {{bling}}.
18th Mar '17 7:09:51 PM nombretomado
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* [[UnderTheSea Maraqua]] from ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' has "Underwater Fishing", where boots, tin cans, driftwood, broken fishing poles, and other pieces of junk are frequent catches.

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* [[UnderTheSea Maraqua]] from ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' has "Underwater Fishing", where boots, tin cans, driftwood, broken fishing poles, and other pieces of junk are frequent catches.
7th Mar '17 10:09:48 AM Nyperold
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* [[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}]] [[http://strips.garfield.com/iimages/1996/ga960723.gif once tried to fish for mice]] using a [[StockAnimalDiet chunk of]] CartoonCheese. He caught a tiny boot instead.

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* The pond near your home in ''VideoGame/MySims'' has Tire Essences to be fished up... which is good, because some Tasks require them.
** One fishing spot in ''VideoGame/MySimsKingdom'' has a boot... armor-style. Indeed, several pieces of armor can be found, some by fishing.




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* In a classic ''Series/SesameStreet'' sketch, a boy tries to catch fish, but instead pulls up letters in conveniently alphabetical order. Though he initially assumes that he won't be able to eat them, he ends up using them for soup.
31st Dec '16 8:41:03 AM Lemia
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* In ''[[VideoGame/CubeEscape Cube Escape: The Lake]]'', you need to repeatedly go fishing for items you need. You ''do'' catch a fish, but also keys, safes, a seashell (somehow), and a live human...[[HumanoidAbomination oid creature]].
22nd Dec '16 4:43:23 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"Alright! I caught a [[AC:boot]]! I hope someone lost this and DIDN'T TOSS IT HERE ON PURPOSE!"''

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->''"Alright! I caught a [[AC:boot]]! [[AC: boot ]]! I hope someone lost this and DIDN'T TOSS IT HERE ON PURPOSE!"''



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* A José Carioca comic book short features a sort of inversion. Being as poor as he is, he fancies the idea of a free pair of boots, and continues fishing for the other boot. Cut to an annoyed Joe sitting in front of a large pile of ''fish'' but still just one boot.

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* A José Carioca comic book short features a sort of inversion. Being as poor as he is, he fancies the idea of a free pair of boots, and continues fishing for the other boot. Cut to an annoyed Joe sitting in front of a large pile of ''fish'' but still just one boot.



** Another one has him catching more and more stuff, even a 'car', and then he says "Now there must be nothing else left", and he is right, there's no more water.´

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** Another one has him catching more and more stuff, even a 'car', and then he says "Now there must be nothing else left", and he is right, there's no more water.´



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* Happened in ''Film/ForrestGump'', when they were shrimp fishing; only with a greater variety of junk, including a toilet seat.

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* Happened in ''Film/ForrestGump'', when they were shrimp fishing; only with a greater variety of junk, including a toilet seat.



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* In the folktale ''The Fisherman and the Genie'', the title fisherman pulls up several useless items (including a dead donkey) before finding the genie's jar.

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* In the folktale ''The Fisherman and the Genie'', the title fisherman pulls up several useless items (including a dead donkey) before finding the genie's jar.

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* ''[[http://shirtoid.com/58655/oceans-outcasts/ Oceanís Outcasts]]'' by Glenn Jones.

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* ''[[http://shirtoid.com/58655/oceans-outcasts/ Oceanís Ocean's Outcasts]]'' by Glenn Jones.



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* Parodied extensively in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Deep South", when the crew goes fishing. Leela catches a boot with a ''harpoon''. Then she gets something that must be good, since it's 20 times heavier than a boot... and it's a crate containing 10 pairs of boots. She gets confident about the next one since the thing is clearly moving... and then pulls up a boot being eaten by Zoidberg. And they were fishing this at the exact center of the Atlantic Ocean.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', where Peter's terrible fishing trip results in a tire, a boot, a tin can and [[LampshadeHanging a book of clichés]].

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* Parodied extensively in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Deep South", when the crew goes fishing. Leela catches a boot with a ''harpoon''. Then she gets something that must be good, since it's 20 times heavier than a boot... and it's a crate containing 10 pairs of boots. She gets confident about the next one since the thing is clearly moving... and then pulls up a boot being eaten by Zoidberg. And they were fishing this at the exact center of the Atlantic Ocean.
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', where Peter's terrible fishing trip results in a tire, a boot, a tin can and [[LampshadeHanging a book of clichés]].


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21st Dec '16 2:42:15 PM crazysamaritan
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Compare IGotARock and MyNewGiftIsLame for similar lucklessness in receiving gifts.

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Compare IGotARock and MyNewGiftIsLame for similar lucklessness in receiving gifts.
gifts. Contrast RodAndReelRepurposed; the character tries to use their fishing rod for something other than fishing.
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