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3rd Mar '16 5:06:05 AM NotoriouslySarcastic
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->''the realist sees a train entering the tunnel,''
->''the pessimist sees a train speeding at him, hell for leather,''
->''and the machinist sees three idiots sitting on the tracks."''

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->''the realist pessimist sees a train entering nothing but the dark of the tunnel,''
->''the pessimist realist sees a train speeding at him, hell for leather,''
the end of the tunnel,''
->''and the machinist sees three idiots sitting standing on the tracks."''
13th Aug '15 1:24:12 AM eroock
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The answer depends on where the series falls in the Sliding Scale Of Idealism Versus Cynicism.

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The answer depends on where the series falls in the Sliding Scale Of of Idealism Versus Cynicism.



!!Examples

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!!Examples!!Examples:
13th Aug '15 1:23:10 AM eroock
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->''The optimist sees a light at the end of the tunnel,''

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->''The ->''"The optimist sees a light at the end of the tunnel,''



->''and the machinist sees three idiots sitting on the tracks.''

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->''and the machinist sees three idiots sitting on the tracks.''"''
15th Sep '14 5:44:30 AM justanid
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-> ''"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; the pessimist fears this is true."''
-->-- '''James Branch Cabell''', ''The Silver Stallion''.
26th Jun '14 1:44:29 AM SeptimusHeap
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This particular sliding scale can be the topic of fierce debate (hence NoRealLifeExamplesPlease). Each person will have a different point which they tend towards. Therefore, this scale is most useful in targeting demographics and those who are sympathetic to a certain world view, and identifying where on the spectrum one's own work is.

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This particular sliding scale can be the topic of fierce debate (hence NoRealLifeExamplesPlease).debate. Each person will have a different point which they tend towards. Therefore, this scale is most useful in targeting demographics and those who are sympathetic to a certain world view, and identifying where on the spectrum one's own work is.


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[[noreallife]]
10th Jun '14 9:31:17 AM DiscoGlacier
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Added DiffLines:

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18th May '14 4:22:38 PM jeez
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->''and the machinist sees three idiots sitting on the rail track.''

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->''and the machinist sees three idiots sitting on the rail track.tracks.''
9th Feb '14 12:08:37 PM jeez
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-->--'''[[GermanHumour German joke]]'''

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-->--'''[[GermanHumour -->-- '''[[GermanHumour German joke]]'''
9th Feb '14 12:08:23 PM jeez
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-->--'''[[GermanHumour German joke]]'''
28th Nov '13 1:45:26 AM TwoGunAngel
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->-- '''James Branch Cabell''', ''The Silver Stallion''.

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->-- -->-- '''James Branch Cabell''', ''The Silver Stallion''.
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