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21st May '17 5:38:49 AM JackG
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Series/{{Lucifer}}'' when Maze secretly turns on her headphones and [[NotListeningToMeAreYou nods sympathetically as her roommate vents about her recent troubles]], but all Maze can hear is loud rock music.
29th Apr '17 8:23:17 PM TotemicHero
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* Of all places, this was used in a ''porn video''. Set in a college dorm, a couple do their own thing in the same room as their roommate. Because he's got headphones on, studying for a final, he doesn't notice the shenanigans going on behind him the entire time. FridgeLogic? In my pornography?
29th Apr '17 4:09:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''TokimekiMemorial 4'' has IceQueen Rhythmy Kyono, who wears a set of headphones at all times. This is actually because she has an extremely acute hearing, and wearing them helps her not being aggravated by surrounding sounds; however, her wearing those headphones, along with her cold demeanor and her reluctance at talking, intimidates and drives people away from her.

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* ''TokimekiMemorial ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial 4'' has IceQueen Rhythmy Kyono, who wears a set of headphones at all times. This is actually because she has an extremely acute hearing, and wearing them helps her not being aggravated by surrounding sounds; however, her wearing those headphones, along with her cold demeanor and her reluctance at talking, intimidates and drives people away from her.
23rd Apr '17 6:11:41 AM ClatoLawa
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* Played for laughs in ''Fanfic/HopToIt'' when Jack follows Nino as Rabbit and hops on rooftops in hopes of him noticing her from the street. Not only does he fail to see her (until she drops down to street level in front of him), he doesn't notice the screaming from the people around him who do. Rabbit even notes that she can hear his music from the roof with her super hearing and wonders how he hasn't deafened himself.
7th Apr '17 3:40:25 PM nombretomado
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* Invoked by many professional and semi-professional {{poker}} players; since all the communication necessary to play the game can be done by the physical movement of cards and chips, they wear headphones in order to tune out distractions and better concentrate on the game. The etiquette behind this is a point of contention, with many older players finding it [[BerserkButton annoying and rude]].

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* Invoked by many professional and semi-professional {{poker}} TabletopGame/{{poker}} players; since all the communication necessary to play the game can be done by the physical movement of cards and chips, they wear headphones in order to tune out distractions and better concentrate on the game. The etiquette behind this is a point of contention, with many older players finding it [[BerserkButton annoying and rude]].
26th Mar '17 1:37:07 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' episode "Holio", Mrs. Edmonds (Mertle's mother) vacuums her house while dancing way to music on her portable cassette player with her eyes closed, not noticing ''[[UnrealisticBlackHole the black hole directly above her that sucked up her entire house]]''.
22nd Mar '17 5:09:40 AM Adept
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* When Hikaru in ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' was trying to start caring about people besides himself and his brother he was wearing headphones. The whole human empathy finally clicked when he gave them to Haruhi to help her with her FearOfThunder.

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* When Hikaru in ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' was trying to start caring about people besides himself and his brother he was wearing headphones. The whole human empathy finally clicked when he gave them to Haruhi to help her with her FearOfThunder.
18th Mar '17 1:53:31 PM nombretomado
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* In the study hall episode of ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', one of Ned's tips is that a good way to prevent people from distracting you is to wear headphones. After [[MotorMouth Martin]] leaves upon seeing the headphones, Ned gleefully shows the audience that he doesn't even have them plugged into anything.

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* In the study hall episode of ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', one of Ned's tips is that a good way to prevent people from distracting you is to wear headphones. After [[MotorMouth Martin]] leaves upon seeing the headphones, Ned gleefully shows the audience that he doesn't even have them plugged into anything.
10th Feb '17 2:11:04 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Similarly, putting on headphones is a common tactic for avoiding dealing with particularly flirty/creepy strangers, either because it'll discourage making moves on the wearer and give said wearer some verbal ammunition if they get accosted anyway.

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* Similarly, putting on headphones is a common tactic for avoiding dealing with particularly flirty/creepy strangers, either because it'll discourage making moves on the wearer and give said wearer some verbal ammunition if they get accosted anyway.
10th Feb '17 2:10:43 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Similarly, putting on headphones is a common tactic for avoiding dealing with particularly flirty/creepy strangers, either because it'll discourage making moves on the wearer or give said wearer some verbal ammunition if they get accosted anyway.

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* Similarly, putting on headphones is a common tactic for avoiding dealing with particularly flirty/creepy strangers, either because it'll discourage making moves on the wearer or and give said wearer some verbal ammunition if they get accosted anyway.
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