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2nd Feb '17 10:20:39 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Part 3 of ''Anime/JojosBizarreAdventure'' has Hol Horse try to kill Jotaro and co with his gun Stand (capable of firing bullets that he can control the path of) and the help of another Stand user who's power takes the shape of a comic book that predicts the future (but who's predictions can also come true [[ProphecyTwist in unexpected ways.]]) When he reads that Hol Horse is about to fire some bullets into a nearby pipe, causing them eventually to headshot Jotaro, he quickly does so, then panics when they barely miss him, causing him to lose track of his bullets until they actually ''do'' hit Jotaro...'s picture in the comic book from behind, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard and then keep going and hit Hol Horse right in the face.]]

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* Part 3 of ''Anime/JojosBizarreAdventure'' ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders'' has Hol Horse try to kill Jotaro and co with his gun Stand (capable of firing bullets that he can control the path of) and the help of another Stand user who's whose power takes the shape of a comic book that predicts the future (but who's whose predictions can also come true [[ProphecyTwist in unexpected ways.]]) When he reads that Hol Horse is about to fire some bullets into a nearby pipe, causing them eventually to headshot Jotaro, he quickly does so, then panics when they barely miss him, causing him to lose track of his bullets until they actually ''do'' hit Jotaro...'s picture in the comic book from behind, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard and then keep going and hit Hol Horse right in the face.]]
15th Jan '17 11:56:34 AM SteveMB
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Compare TwoPlusTortureMakesFive, a darker version when someone forces you to see and believe things like these. Compare and contrast ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve & WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. See also {{Expospeak}} and TrueArtIsIncomprehensible.

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Compare TwoPlusTortureMakesFive, a darker version when someone forces you to see and believe things like these. Compare and contrast ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve & WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. Contrast PerspectiveMagic, in which reality conforms to even the unrealistic aspects of an image. See also {{Expospeak}} and TrueArtIsIncomprehensible.
26th Dec '16 4:32:51 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In several Creator/RobertAHeinlein books, Fair Witnesses will reply to 'What color is that house' with 'It appears to be white on this side', as they have not seen the other side, and even if they were to walk over there and look, they could not be sure that someone had not repainted it as soon as it was out of their sight. This extends so far that they will even look over at the house before answering, just to make sure. Note that in the case of this example, the house in question was the property next door to the one the woman lived at, and that she was probably very familiar with it. But her training was such that she was unable to assume anything.

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* In several Creator/RobertAHeinlein books, Fair Witnesses will reply to 'What color is that house' with 'It appears to be white on this side', as they have not seen the other side, and even if they were to walk over there and look, they could not be sure that someone had not repainted it as soon as it was out of their sight. This extends so far that they will even look over at the house before answering, just to make sure. Note that in the case of this example, the house in question was the property next door to the one the woman lived at, and that she was probably very familiar with it. But her training was such that she was unable to assume anything.[[note]]Also, she had been specifically asked to "put [her] Fair Witness robes on", to help make this very point. Otherwise, she presumably could have gotten away with making assumptions like anyone else.[[/note]]
3rd Dec '16 3:25:53 PM lucy24
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** Another guy did the same thing selling pictures of a mobile phone.

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** Another guy did the The same thing selling has been done with pictures of a mobile phone.phone. One would-be scammer was brought before Series/JudgeJudy, who was Not Amused.
3rd Dec '16 3:22:34 PM lucy24
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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'', Susan Sto Helit becomes a school teacher. We see her holding up a cardboard clock and asking the kids what it is. Susan is mildly impressed when one of the kids eventually guesses it's "all cardboard, made to look like a clock". One of the lessons ''Miss Susan'' drills into her students is "Always see what's really there."

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* Creator/TerryPratchett:
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In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'', Susan Sto Helit becomes a school teacher. We see her holding up a cardboard clock and asking the kids what it is. Susan is mildly impressed when one of the kids eventually guesses it's "all cardboard, made to look like a clock". One of the lessons ''Miss Susan'' drills into her students is "Always see what's really there.""
** In ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', Granny Weatherwax is trapped in a maze of mirrors with infinitely receding reflections. She canít get out until she identifies the real one. [[spoiler:The person who set the trap should have realized this would never work on Granny Weatherwax, since she immediately points to ''herself''.]]
23rd Nov '16 10:02:06 AM dotchan
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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', a Nobody sent to recover Roxas is baffled by photos of Roxas. [[spoiler: The photos are also not real; Roxas is trapped in a virtual reality program.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', a Nobody sent to recover Roxas is baffled by photos of Roxas. him. [[spoiler: The photos are also not real; Roxas (who himself doesn't really "exist" in a traditional sense) is trapped in a virtual reality program.]]
8th Nov '16 4:05:14 PM thatother1dude
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* [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Monster_A_Go_Go_1965.aspx "There is no monster."]] One of the worst films of all time tried to have a Mind Screw ending: ''Film/MonsterAGoGo'' was about an astronaut who crash landed and mutated into a giant monster and a scientist tries to save him. Except the end revealed that the astronaut actually landed safe someplace else and the monster - gasp! - wasn't real:
-->"As if a switch had been turned, as if an eye had been blinked, as if some phantom force in the universe had made a move eons beyond our comprehension, suddenly, there was no trail! There was no giant, no monster, no thing called 'Douglas' to be followed. There was nothing in the tunnel but the puzzled men of courage, who suddenly found themselves alone with shadows and darkness! With the telegram, one cloud lifts, and another descends. Astronaut Frank Douglas, rescued, alive, well, and of normal size, some eight thousand miles away in a lifeboat, with no memory of where he has been, or how he was separated from his capsule! Then who, or what, has landed here? Is it here yet? Or has the cosmic switch been pulled? Case in point: The line between science fiction and science fact is microscopically thin! You have witnessed the line being shaved even thinner! But is the menace with us? [[TheEndOrIsIt Or is the monster gone?]]"
** This was [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel and the Bots']] response to it[=:=]
-->'''Joel:''' Oh, the ''joke's'' on ''us''!\\
'''Tom Servo:''' ''Boooooo!''
8th Nov '16 4:04:54 PM thatother1dude
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* A central theme of British Cult shocker ''TheLastHorrorMovie''.
20th Sep '16 2:53:12 PM dotchan
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** Painting as a way to depict particular subject matters or for its own sake is also discussed between a damned artist and his more heavenly-minded friend.

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** Painting as a way to depict particular subject matters or for its own sake is also discussed between a damned artist (who wants the paint) and his more heavenly-minded friend.friend (who is trying to get him to focus on a much worthier Subject).
15th Sep '16 10:21:26 PM justanid
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Compare TwoPlusTortureMakesFive, a darker version when someone forces you to see and believe things like these. Compare and contrast ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve & WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. See also TrueArtIsIncomprehensible.

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Compare TwoPlusTortureMakesFive, a darker version when someone forces you to see and believe things like these. Compare and contrast ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve & WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. See also {{Expospeak}} and TrueArtIsIncomprehensible.
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