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27th Sep '16 2:35:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Fatebane frequently chooses a bizarre out-of-box-thinking way of getting out of seemingly impossible situations in ''AssociatedSpace'', to the extent that his companion lampshades this tendency:

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* Fatebane frequently chooses a bizarre out-of-box-thinking way of getting out of seemingly impossible situations in ''AssociatedSpace'', ''Literature/AssociatedSpace'', to the extent that his companion lampshades this tendency:
15th Sep '16 1:21:48 AM PaulA
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** Parson mentions that [[EnforcedTrope this was the entire point]] of the table-top campaign he was running when he got summoned: he was putting his players into a situation unwinnable by conventional means ''just to see if they'd come up with something else''. He's clearly a big fan of this trope. When he's first presented with the hopeless tactical situation he asks himself "[[EndersGame What Would Ender Do?]]"

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** Parson mentions that [[EnforcedTrope this was the entire point]] of the table-top campaign he was running when he got summoned: he was putting his players into a situation unwinnable by conventional means ''just to see if they'd come up with something else''. He's clearly a big fan of this trope. When he's first presented with the hopeless tactical situation he asks himself "[[EndersGame "[[Literature/EndersGame What Would Ender Do?]]"
22nd Aug '16 8:16:12 AM humanpunk
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* The lyric "who'd you rather be: Music/TheBeatles or Music/TheRollingStones?" from Music/{{Metric}}'s "Gimme Sympathy" is a question Music/LouReed asked Emily Haines. Her response: Music/TheVelvetUnderground.
** Music/SteveAlbini was asked which of the two he prefers in an online forum some years earlier. His response was Music/TheStooges.
15th Aug '16 12:43:53 PM Aiguille
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* In Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," when [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind battling]] with his EnemyWithin, an out-of-control creative impulse compared to a rampaging bull, the singer elects to stop fighting a win-or-lose struggle and take a chance on riding it out, seeing where it takes him.
-->Just one chance to kill it dead\\
But I will embrace it\\
Into the darkness on we ride\\
To gamble is all
7th Aug '16 12:46:20 PM kazokuhouou
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* A minor conflict arose in ''WebComic/KevinAndKell'' when both Rachel and Joan asked Lindesfarne to be her bridesmaid, to the point of bribery. Lindesfarne, who didn't want to choose between two good friends, started looking into holograms, but Rachel and Joan found their own third option: they asked her to officiate the ceremony instead.
29th Jun '16 5:52:05 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'': Late in the game, the players [[spoiler: come across Jay, who's trapped in the water filtration system ''by hooks stuck in his body''. Weaver expected that they'd either leave him or MercyKill him, but the players chose to ''save'' him and take him with them when they exit the facility.]]
23rd Jun '16 12:49:07 AM Phys101
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* A classic from Mathematics: the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truel Truel]], a duel with three participants. Mr. White has a one in three chance of hitting his target, Mr. Grey a two in three chance, and Mr. Black is a perfect shot. To make things fair, Mr. White has the first shot. Who should he shoot?

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* A classic from Mathematics: the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truel Truel]], a duel with three participants. Mr. White has a one in three chance of hitting his target, Mr. Grey a two in three chance, and Mr. Black is a perfect shot. To make things fair, fair,[[note]]a phony justification[[/note]] Mr. White has the first shot. Who should he shoot?



** If he takes a third option and shoots into the air, Mr. Grey and Mr. Black shoot at each other until one dies (each would consider the other the greater threat), then Mr. White has the first shot in a ''duel''.[[note]]Odds of Mr. White's survival here is 39.7%.[[/note]]

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** If he takes a third option and shoots into the air, Mr. Grey and Mr. Black shoot at each other until one dies (each would consider the other the greater threat), then Mr. White has the first shot in a ''duel''.[[note]]Odds of [[note]]Against Mr. Black, Mr. White's survival here is 39.7%.[[/note]]chances are one in three. Against Mr. Grey, his chances are three in seven. Still lousy, but better than otherwise.[[/note]] He gets the same benefit if he misses whoever he aims at.
21st Jun '16 12:38:53 AM PaulA
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* It's really more of a ''sixth'' option, but in "The Five Sons" the titular group have rescued a princess, and each has an equal right to marry her. After much argument and rumination, the king decides to marry the princess off to their ''father'', since he'd technically had the biggest role in her rescue (by fathering the kids and urging them to [[EigenPlot go find useful trades]]).

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* It's really more of a ''sixth'' option, but in "The Five Sons" the titular group have rescued a princess, and each has an equal right to marry her. After much argument and rumination, the king decides to marry the princess off to their ''father'', since he'd technically had the biggest role in her rescue (by fathering the kids and urging them to [[EigenPlot [[PlotTailoredToTheParty go find useful trades]]).
18th Jun '16 12:20:14 PM DouglasFir
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*** Or it's completely ''empty''. Half empty of water and half empty of air.
29th May '16 3:53:52 AM Freezer
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* In ''Webcomic/AGirlAndHerFed'', [[http://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.358.html the Girl lists three unacceptable options for]] [[spoiler:dealing with four hundred brainwashed human superweapons]] and wraps up the list with, "Sounds like the fourth choice is your only option."

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* In ''Webcomic/AGirlAndHerFed'', [[http://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.358.html the Girl lists three unacceptable options for]] [[spoiler:dealing with four hundred brainwashed human superweapons]] and wraps up the list with, "Sounds like the fourth choice is your only option.""[[note]]For the record, the three choices were: Leave the agents as is (and in mental anguish), shut the Pocket Presidents down completely (who knows what contingency plan that would trigger) or kill them all (they sicced Ben on someone they knew had been hunting down malfunctioning agents). The fourth option: Do for them what Ben accidentally did for The Agent: {{Nerf}} the chips and let them heal on their own.[[/note]]
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