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22nd Aug '16 10:05:30 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Literature/HarryPotter tends to do this during meal time at Hogwarts as a result of anxiety and chaotic thoughts.
** It could also be the fact that he was malnourished by the Dursleys and doesn't really think about eating out of habit or, due to malnutrition, isn't usually hungry. There exists evidence for this in the books--in ''Deathly Hallows'', of the Trio, Harry handles the lean times the best because he's more used to it, while Ron handles it the worst because he's never had to deal with it before.

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* Literature/HarryPotter tends to do this during meal time at Hogwarts as a result of anxiety and chaotic thoughts.
** It could also be the fact that he was malnourished
thoughts. His history of being starved by the Dursleys and doesn't really think about eating out of habit or, due to malnutrition, isn't usually hungry. There exists evidence for this in the books--in ''Deathly Hallows'', of the Trio, Harry handles the lean times the best because he's more used to it, while Ron handles it the worst because he's never had to deal with it before.probably contributes.


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* ''Literature/TheSlowRegardOfSilentThings'': Every once and a while, Auri will suddenly feel lightheaded and wonder what's wrong with her. Then she'll realize that she hasn't eaten anything in more than a day.
1st Aug '16 7:07:22 PM WillBGood
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* ''ComicBook/IronMan'': Tony Stark, whenever he's in his lab. Occasionally, people have had to ''argue'' with him in order to get him to come out and eat something--not, actually, because he's being a jerk, but because he's in the middle of something, and, seriously, just give him a bit longer, five more minutes, he just wants to get this part finished [[BlatantLies and then he'll come right up, he swears]].

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* ''ComicBook/IronMan'': Tony Stark, whenever he's in his lab. Occasionally, people have had to ''argue'' with him in order to get him to come out and eat something--not, actually, something--not actually because he's being a jerk, but because he's in the middle of something, and, and seriously, just give him a bit longer, five more minutes, he just wants to get this part finished [[BlatantLies and then he'll come right up, he swears]].
21st Jun '16 5:13:17 AM KatanaCat
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* A good amount of ADHD/ADD medications suppress a person's appetite, so much so that they used to be used as diet pills. When you plain don't get hungry, and have a tendency to lose track of time, this tends to happen.
** This example is actually an [[InvokedTrope invocation]] of this trope, as the neurotransmitter that mediates alertness and concentration ''also'' suppresses appetite. Yes, by invoking hyperfocus, one ForgetsToEat.

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* A good amount of ADHD/ADD medications suppress a person's appetite, so much so that they used to be used as diet pills. When you plain don't get hungry, and have a tendency to lose track of time, this tends to happen.
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happen. This example is actually an [[InvokedTrope invocation]] of this trope, as the neurotransmitter that mediates alertness and concentration ''also'' suppresses appetite. Yes, appetite; by invoking hyperfocus, one ForgetsToEat.ForgetsToEat. And since hyperfocus ''also'' happens when someone with ADHD finds something particularly interesting, this can happen without medication being involved as well.
20th Apr '16 2:05:16 PM margdean56
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* Astrophysicist Jacob Buckman in ''[[Literature/CoDominiumThe Mote in God's Eye]]''. He meets Horace Bury in a ship's corridor. Horace wonders privately what an autopsy at that moment on Buckman would show as cause of death... exhaustion or malnutrition?

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* Astrophysicist Jacob Buckman in ''[[Literature/CoDominiumThe ''[[Literature/CoDominium The Mote in God's Eye]]''. He meets Horace Bury in a ship's corridor. Horace wonders privately what an autopsy at that moment on Buckman would show as cause of death... exhaustion or malnutrition?
29th Feb '16 12:59:43 PM JBK405
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' fanon has Samantha Carter and Daniel Jackson often needing to be reminded to eat, though there is some basis for this in canon.
** In "Arthur's Mantle", for instance, Sam has worked all night and Cam comes in to take her to breakfast. He practically has to drag her away as she insists on running one more test [[spoiler:which puts them out of phase, so they can't eat anyway]].
** At one point, O'Neill arrives in the SGC control room to find Carter there. He says that ''he's'' there two hours early, and asks how long she's been here. She says she never actually left the previous day.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' fanon has In ''Series/StargateSG1'', a recurring theme with Samantha Carter was her obsession with work and Daniel Jackson often needing lack of social life outside of the job. While she was never shown to be reminded forget to eat, though there is some basis for this in canon.
she was on numerous occasions shown to otherwise forget to ''stop working''.
** In "Arthur's Mantle", for instance, Sam has worked all night and Cam comes in to take her to breakfast. He practically has to drag her away as she insists on running one more test [[spoiler:which puts them out of phase, so they can't eat anyway]].
** At one point,
"The Other Side", O'Neill arrives in the SGC control room to find Carter there. He says that ''he's'' ''he'' is there two hours early, and asks how long she's been here. She says she never actually left the previous day.


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** In "Arthur's Mantle", Sam has worked all night and Cam comes in to take her to breakfast. He practically has to drag her away as she insists on running one more test. That experiment then puts them out of phase, so they can't eat anyway.
* A [[PlayingWIthATrope variation]] with Rodney [=McKay=] on ''Series/StargateAtlantis''. Rodney is actually a BigEater and would never forget a meal or voluntarily choose to skip one (A RunningGag throughout the series was the way he would eat at inopportune moments or bring up a fear of starvation at the slightest delay of a meal), but at several points in the show the situation is so dire that he literally does not have the time to stop working long enough to eat or sleep; death (For him and others) would result if he did. He grows continuously more abrasive as the time wears on, with other characters asking him how long it has been.
28th Dec '15 7:56:49 AM Anddrix
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* After being brought back to life in ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', Boston Brand, the former ComicBook/{{Deadman}}, has to be reminded by his ''power ring'' to ''eat a cheeseburger'' in ''ComicBook/BrightestDay''. Being dead for so long made Brand forget that he actually needs to eat again.

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* After being brought back to life in ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', Boston Brand, the former ComicBook/{{Deadman}}, Deadman, has to be reminded by his ''power ring'' to ''eat a cheeseburger'' in ''ComicBook/BrightestDay''. Being dead for so long made Brand forget that he actually needs to eat again.
12th Dec '15 1:10:02 PM mj-dean13
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* In scifigrl47's ''Fanfic/{{TheToasterverse}}'', Tony has to constantly be reminded that he needs to eat. Main/Lampshaded by himself in Some Things Shouldn't Be A Chore.

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* In scifigrl47's ''Fanfic/{{TheToasterverse}}'', Tony has to constantly be reminded that he needs to eat. Main/Lampshaded Lampshaded by himself in Some Things Shouldn't Be A Chore.
12th Dec '15 1:08:23 PM mj-dean13
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* In scifigrl47's ''Fanfic/{{TheToasterverse}}'', Tony has to constantly be reminded that he needs to eat. Main/Lampshaded by himself in Some Things Shouldn't Be A Chore.
28th Sep '15 11:22:42 AM Gwyddone
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* Well, not exactly forgets... the Porcelain Doctor from Literature/DeadWest. Combination of disgusting hallucinations and his medicatin's side effects tends to conclude in this. He actually suffers consequences, getting weaker and weaker, and he was underweight to begin with. Everybody near him tries to make him eat, but they are rarely successful (except Thomas).
5th Sep '15 7:25:46 PM drone5
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** Marie Curie was a real-life StarvingStudent, literally living in a garret in the French Quarter while attending the Sorbonne. She had twenty-hour days and a food budget in the single digits, and would often Forget To Eat the little she had. She passed out at least once at school (between classes, not during a lecture as in the movie). Her sister and brother-in-law, both doctors, had her live in their home so she'd have a steady source of real food and someone to remind her to eat it. However, their place was too far away from school and she subsequently moved back to her garret, beginning the cycle all over again.

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** Marie Curie was a real-life StarvingStudent, literally living in a garret in the French Latin Quarter while attending the Sorbonne. She had twenty-hour days and a food budget in the single digits, and would often Forget To Eat the little she had. She passed out at least once at school (between classes, not during a lecture as in the movie). Her sister and brother-in-law, both doctors, had her live in their home so she'd have a steady source of real food and someone to remind her to eat it. However, their place was too far away from school and she subsequently moved back to her garret, beginning the cycle all over again.
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