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18th Dec '16 8:44:54 PM Piotrusp98
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[[caption-width-right:336:[-[[{{Pun}} Windows]] [[WindowsOfTheSoul of the Soul]] [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows has encountered a problem and needs to shut down. We are sorry for the inconvenience.]]-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:336:[-[[{{Pun}} Windows]] [[WindowsOfTheSoul of the Soul]] [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows has encountered a problem and needs to shut down.close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.]]-] ]]
28th Oct '16 9:46:46 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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[[caption-width-right:336:[-[[{{Pun}} Windows]] [[WindowsOfTheSoul of the Soul]] has encountered a problem and needs to shut down. We are sorry for the inconvenience.-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:336:[-[[{{Pun}} Windows]] [[WindowsOfTheSoul of the Soul]] [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows has encountered a problem and needs to shut down. We are sorry for the inconvenience.-] ]]-] ]]
28th Jun '16 3:08:27 PM Dravencour
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Other people can attempt to [[HaveYouTriedRebooting reboot]] the character; GetAHoldOfYourselfMan may work (especially in the stories where violence is always the answer), as may telling them to QuitYourWhining. The best thing that can happen to a hero suffering from a BSOD is meeting a friendly WarriorTherapist; the ''worst'' thing is meeting a ''hostile'' WarriorTherapist, as such a foe can BreakThemByTalking.

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Other people can attempt to [[HaveYouTriedRebooting reboot]] the character; GetAHoldOfYourselfMan may work (especially in the stories where violence is always the answer), as may telling them to QuitYourWhining. The best thing that can happen to a hero suffering from a BSOD is meeting a friendly WarriorTherapist; the ''worst'' thing is meeting a ''hostile'' WarriorTherapist, as such a foe can BreakThemByTalking.
[[BreakThemByTalking ensure that the hero crashes completely]], driving them over the edge into the DespairEventHorizon.
6th Feb '15 6:32:26 PM CaptEquinox
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Compare HeroicRROD (the physical equivalent), FreakOut, and DeerInTheHeadlights. One common reaction is IThinkYouBrokeHim. In RealLife psychology, this sort of thing is known as an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acute_stress_reaction acute stress reaction]], and is related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. If a character starts singing about their (or someone else's) Heroic BSOD, then it's also an example of BSODSong

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Compare HeroicRROD (the physical equivalent), FreakOut, and DeerInTheHeadlights. One common reaction is IThinkYouBrokeHim. In RealLife psychology, this sort of thing is known as an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acute_stress_reaction acute stress reaction]], or a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_breakdown mental breakdown]], and is related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. If a character starts singing about their (or someone else's) Heroic BSOD, then it's also an example of BSODSong
19th Nov '14 5:03:19 PM TomWalpertac2
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Individuals afflicted with this trope are often seen exhibiting the classic [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand-yard_stare "Thousand Yard Stare"]], with its blank, emotionless expression and unfocussed, empty eyes.

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Individuals afflicted with this trope are often seen exhibiting the classic [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand-yard_stare "Thousand Yard Stare"]], ThousandYardStare, with its blank, emotionless expression and unfocussed, empty eyes.
19th Nov '14 4:58:55 PM TomWalpertac2
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The trope is named in honor of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSOD an infamous Microsoft Windows error]] that indicates that the system has screwed itself big time. A particularly literal version could involve a character (preferably a supercomputer or other ArtificialIntelligence) literally displaying a Blue Screen Of Death.

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The trope is named in honor of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSOD an infamous Microsoft Windows error]] that indicates that the system has screwed itself big time. A particularly literal version could involve a character (preferably a supercomputer or other ArtificialIntelligence) literally displaying a Blue Screen Of Death.
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Individuals afflicted with this trope are often seen exhibiting the classic [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand-yard_stare "Thousand Yard Stare"]], with its blank, emotionless expression and unfocussed, empty eyes.
12th Jun '14 5:02:13 PM Acebrock
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Compare HeroicRROD (the physical equivalent), FreakOut, and DeerInTheHeadlights. One common reaction is IThinkYouBrokeHim. In RealLife psychology, this sort of thing is known as an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acute_stress_reaction acute stress reaction]], and is related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Compare HeroicRROD (the physical equivalent), FreakOut, and DeerInTheHeadlights. One common reaction is IThinkYouBrokeHim. In RealLife psychology, this sort of thing is known as an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acute_stress_reaction acute stress reaction]], and is related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Disorder. If a character starts singing about their (or someone else's) Heroic BSOD, then it's also an example of BSODSong
28th Mar '14 1:27:30 AM IBG
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A stunning revelation or horrible event affects a character or someone they care deeply about, leaving them shocked to the point of mentally shutting down for a while, analogous to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Screen_of_Death‎ Blue Screen of Death]]. The effect is similar to passing a DespairEventHorizon, but is temporary rather than permanent. Alternatively, if, say, this occurs during a fight, a hero may have a [[FoeTossingCharge violent outburst]], killing EvilMinions and hurling their own companions aside. They may run off and have to be tracked down by their friends for EpiphanyTherapy. AloneInACrowd typically represents a milder, non-disabling form of BSOD; a related trope is HeroicSafeMode, wherein the hero "defaults" to a fight or flight mindset before rebooting in safety. A ShellShockedVeteran may have a BSOD in their back story.

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A stunning revelation or horrible event affects a character or someone they care deeply about, leaving them shocked to the point of mentally shutting down for a while, analogous to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Screen_of_Death‎ org/wiki/Blue_Screen_of_Death Blue Screen of Death]]. The effect is similar to passing a DespairEventHorizon, but is temporary rather than permanent. Alternatively, if, say, this occurs during a fight, a hero may have a [[FoeTossingCharge violent outburst]], killing EvilMinions and hurling their own companions aside. They may run off and have to be tracked down by their friends for EpiphanyTherapy. AloneInACrowd typically represents a milder, non-disabling form of BSOD; a related trope is HeroicSafeMode, wherein the hero "defaults" to a fight or flight mindset before rebooting in safety. A ShellShockedVeteran may have a BSOD in their back story.
26th Mar '14 9:50:22 PM thnidu
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A stunning revelation or horrible event affects a character or someone they care deeply about, leaving them shocked to the point of mentally shutting down for a while. The effect is similar to passing a DespairEventHorizon, but is temporary rather than permanent. Alternatively, if, say, this occurs during a fight, a hero may have a [[FoeTossingCharge violent outburst]], killing EvilMinions and hurling their own companions aside. They may run off and have to be tracked down by their friends for EpiphanyTherapy. AloneInACrowd typically represents a milder, non-disabling form of BSOD; a related trope is HeroicSafeMode, wherein the hero "defaults" to a fight or flight mindset before rebooting in safety. A ShellShockedVeteran may have a BSOD in their back story.

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A stunning revelation or horrible event affects a character or someone they care deeply about, leaving them shocked to the point of mentally shutting down for a while.while, analogous to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Screen_of_Death‎ Blue Screen of Death]]. The effect is similar to passing a DespairEventHorizon, but is temporary rather than permanent. Alternatively, if, say, this occurs during a fight, a hero may have a [[FoeTossingCharge violent outburst]], killing EvilMinions and hurling their own companions aside. They may run off and have to be tracked down by their friends for EpiphanyTherapy. AloneInACrowd typically represents a milder, non-disabling form of BSOD; a related trope is HeroicSafeMode, wherein the hero "defaults" to a fight or flight mindset before rebooting in safety. A ShellShockedVeteran may have a BSOD in their back story.
2nd Mar '14 8:47:05 PM Kanjilearner
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Other people can attempt to [[HaveYouTriedRebooting reboot]] the character; GetAholdOfYourselfMan may work (especially in the stories where violence is always the answer), as may telling them to QuitYourWhining. The best thing that can happen to a hero suffering from a BSOD is meeting a friendly WarriorTherapist; the ''worst'' thing is meeting a ''hostile'' WarriorTherapist, as such a foe can BreakThemByTalking.

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Other people can attempt to [[HaveYouTriedRebooting reboot]] the character; GetAholdOfYourselfMan GetAHoldOfYourselfMan may work (especially in the stories where violence is always the answer), as may telling them to QuitYourWhining. The best thing that can happen to a hero suffering from a BSOD is meeting a friendly WarriorTherapist; the ''worst'' thing is meeting a ''hostile'' WarriorTherapist, as such a foe can BreakThemByTalking.
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