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30th Oct '17 1:23:42 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm Over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', Thorvald wonders if they could tell whether meeting each other was another of the dreams.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm Over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', ''Literature/StormOverWarlock'', Thorvald wonders if they could tell whether meeting each other was another of the dreams.
14th Oct '17 8:45:49 PM Psychadelico
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** Unless this was [[MindScrew the complete opposite of his point]]. In the passage directly before the one including the famous "Butterfly Dream", Zhuangzi seems to refer to all of life as a dream, from which there will eventually be a "great awakening". It's worth noting that Zhuangzi was notoriously cagey about explaining what he meant when he said certain things, and seemed to delight in presenting people with logical contradictions, possibly because he had issues with [[GivingUpOnLogic the practice of logic itself]], or possibly because he just wanted to [[TrollingCreator troll them]], so what point he may have been trying to get at (or even if there was one at all) is definitely a matter of debate (and he may very well [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation have liked it that way]]).
13th Jun '17 11:40:24 PM OpusthePenguin
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** That is Terry Gilliam's [[spoiler:original ending, now restored]]. As originally released in the US, [[spoiler:the releasing company cut the final scene that reveals the true ending, and leaves the impression that the happy ending of Sam's delusion is real]].
18th Mar '17 12:16:26 PM Rhivana
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* Dream Machine in ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}: Nobita's Three Visionary Swordsmen'' can swap reality for dream, which means that if the users of the machine are killed in the dream, instead of waking up in the reality, they are ''KilledOffForReal''. And the DreamLand the said users are in is [[NightmareFuel full of creatures capable of killing them instantly]]. They now also perceive their original reality as a dream, wondering why there is someone in it called 'Mama' ever bother to annoy them and tell them to 'wake up'...
11th Mar '17 2:41:14 PM nombretomado
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* In MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm The January Dancer]]'', the CompellingVoice can make you forgot things. As a consequence, you can't be sure that anything you know really is true. Perhaps the person with the Dancer has taken over the galazy and you just don't realize because you've been ordered not to. Perhaps the Dancer made you think that you had destroyed it. Perhaps. . . .

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* In MichaelFlynn's Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm The January Dancer]]'', the CompellingVoice can make you forgot things. As a consequence, you can't be sure that anything you know really is true. Perhaps the person with the Dancer has taken over the galazy and you just don't realize because you've been ordered not to. Perhaps the Dancer made you think that you had destroyed it. Perhaps. . . .
3rd Mar '17 12:40:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Nightwish}}'': Directly referenced at the end. Kim wakes up, the whole movie apparently having been a nightmare, but it turns out she still hasn't woken up or she really is trapped in a cave being fed on by alien parasites. As well, when she was in the dream she fell asleep at one point and dreamt that she was elsewhere as well.

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* ''Film/{{Nightwish}}'': Directly referenced at the end. Kim wakes up, the whole movie apparently having been a nightmare, but it turns out that either she still hasn't woken up for real or she really is she's still trapped in a cave being fed on by alien parasites. As well, when she was in the dream she fell asleep at one point and dreamt that she was elsewhere as well.
3rd Mar '17 12:39:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Nightwish}}'': Directly referenced at the end. Kim wakes up, the whole movie apparently having been a nightmare, but it turns out she still hasn't woken up or she really is trapped in a cave being fed on by alien parasites. As well, when she was in the dream she fell asleep at one point and dreamt that she was elsewhere as well.
2nd Mar '17 3:28:45 PM ElSquibbonator
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* TheReveal of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'' pushes it into this territory [[spoiler: because while it turns out the movie is all being played out by a child, we see nearly all of it from the perspectives of the Lego figurines. While the scene with Emmet moving on his own proves that they have minds of their own, it's not known to what extent they have free will or influence]].

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* TheReveal of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'' pushes it into this territory [[spoiler: because while it turns out the movie is all being played out by a child, we see nearly all of it from the perspectives of the Lego figurines. While the scene with Emmet moving on his own proves that they have minds of their own, it's not known unclear to what extent they have free will or influence]].
27th Dec '16 6:13:33 PM nombretomado
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* One very simple [[OntologicalMystery interpretation]] of ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and ''AshesToAshes'' is that it is all in the mind of the main characters.

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* One very simple [[OntologicalMystery interpretation]] of ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and ''AshesToAshes'' ''Series/AshesToAshes'' is that it is all in the mind of the main characters.
15th Dec '16 11:59:09 AM dotchan
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* ''Manga/XxxHolic'' actually even refers to the above quote and it is an allegory of a central theme in the series.

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* ''Manga/XxxHolic'' actually even refers to the above quote and it is an allegory of a central theme in the series.series--tellingly, Yuuko's symbol is the butterfly, apt for someone [[spoiler: who's in a state of artificially extended existence when she was supposed to have died a long time ago, and who basically disappears in a PuffOfLogic after the truth catches up to her]].
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