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17th May '17 11:41:45 AM Nentuaby
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* In ''Film/BladeRunner'', there is intentional ambiguity over whether or not Deckard is a replicant, clearly meant to leave the audience thinking... Unusually for this trope, the creators have actually weighed in on the matter, and some versions of the film are less ambiguous. Except... [[FlipFlopOfGod Said input from the creators is contradictory.]] Ridley Scott says he is, Harrison Ford says he isn't, and various special cuts have made it less ambiguous in ''both'' directions.

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* In ''Film/BladeRunner'', there is intentional ambiguity over whether or not Deckard is a replicant, clearly meant to leave the audience thinking...thinking. Unusually for this trope, the creators have actually weighed in on the matter, and some versions of the film are less ambiguous. Except... [[FlipFlopOfGod Said input from the creators is contradictory.]] Ridley Scott says he is, Harrison Ford says he isn't, and various special cuts have made it less ambiguous in ''both'' directions.
17th May '17 11:41:06 AM Nentuaby
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* In ''Film/BladeRunner'', there is intentional ambiguity over whether or not Deckard is a replicant, though some versions of the film are less ambiguous. Ridley Scott saying he is and Harrison Ford saying he isn't. Clearly meant to leave the audience thinking...

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* In ''Film/BladeRunner'', there is intentional ambiguity over whether or not Deckard is a replicant, though clearly meant to leave the audience thinking... Unusually for this trope, the creators have actually weighed in on the matter, and some versions of the film are less ambiguous. Except... [[FlipFlopOfGod Said input from the creators is contradictory.]] Ridley Scott saying says he is and is, Harrison Ford saying says he isn't. Clearly meant to leave the audience thinking...isn't, and various special cuts have made it less ambiguous in ''both'' directions.
2nd May '17 12:34:55 PM Golondrina
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-->-- ''Music/TheBeatles'', "[[TropeNamer Glass Onion]]"

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-->-- ''Music/TheBeatles'', "[[TropeNamer Glass Onion]]"
"Glass Onion", the TropeNamer.



* AndrewHussie is well known for mercilessly toying with the concept of WordOfGod by [[TrollingCreator trolling factoid-hungry fans]], memorably claiming that the faces of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'''s trolls are actually collections of specialized genitalia that happen to look like an angry face to the human eye, and that all trolls have two penises, one for love and one for hate. When asked why he does this? "[[ForTheLulz Because it's fun!]]"

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* AndrewHussie Creator/AndrewHussie is well known for mercilessly toying with the concept of WordOfGod by [[TrollingCreator trolling factoid-hungry fans]], memorably claiming that the faces of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'''s trolls are actually collections of specialized genitalia that happen to look like an angry face to the human eye, and that all trolls have two penises, one for love and one for hate. When asked why he does this? "[[ForTheLulz Because it's fun!]]"
21st Apr '17 9:51:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', or any other game by Suda51.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', or any other game by Suda51.
Creator/Suda51.
25th Mar '17 3:10:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/JamesJoyce said he hoped ''{{Ulysses}}'' would "keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and thatís the only way of ensuring oneís immortality."

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* Creator/JamesJoyce said he hoped ''{{Ulysses}}'' ''Literature/{{Ulysses}}'' would "keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and thatís the only way of ensuring oneís immortality."
9th Feb '17 11:55:07 AM crashkey
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* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'': like many 'deep' anime series -- was put together to promote differing interpretations and discussion. Ikuhara Kunihiko once admitted flat-out that he and the rest of the production team hadn't really kept track of the symbolism in show and the film because they thought the point was for people to interpret it in their own way. They didn't want WordOfGod to narrow the fans' focus, embracing something many directors often forget: past a certain point, [[DeathOfTheAuthor meaning is ascribed to a series by the viewer, not the creator]]. He admitted in one interview that the reason he [[spoiler:turned Utena into a car]] was because [[AuthorAppeal he always wanted to see a beautiful girl turned into a car.]] No further reason. Doesn't stop fans (or [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Oancitizen]]) from having braingasms trying to figure out what it meant.

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* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'': like many 'deep' surreal anime series -- series, was put together to promote differing interpretations and discussion. Ikuhara Kunihiko once admitted flat-out that he and trusts the rest fans to do analyses on themselves, though, which results in him more or less pretending to know nothing in interviews, often blatantly lying about "not having thought" about some of the production team hadn't really kept track most basic parts of the symbolism in show and show. For example, the film because they thought ending of the point was for people to interpret it in their own way. They didn't want WordOfGod to narrow the fans' focus, embracing something many directors often forget: past a certain point, [[DeathOfTheAuthor meaning is ascribed to a series by the viewer, not the creator]]. He admitted in one interview that the reason he [[spoiler:turned Utena movie (in which [[spoiler:Utena turns into a car]] was because [[AuthorAppeal he always car]]) fits with what cars mean in the show (adulthood), but Ikuni's official explanation is "I wanted to see a [[spoiler:a beautiful girl turned turn into a car.]] No further reason. Doesn't stop fans (or [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Oancitizen]]) from having braingasms trying to figure out what it meant.car]]." The Shadow Play Girls embody this most of all, because you can never tell whether they're legitimate symbolism or parodies.
7th Feb '17 1:50:54 AM Hylarn
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Not to be confused with WarmHeartedWaslrus or WilyWalrus, which are tropes about literal walruses.

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Not to be confused with WarmHeartedWaslrus WarmHeartedWalrus or WilyWalrus, which are tropes about literal walruses.
30th Jan '17 4:30:41 PM Angelus25
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Not to be confused with WarmHeartedWalrus or WilyWalrus, which are tropes about literal walruses.

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Not to be confused with WarmHeartedWalrus WarmHeartedWaslrus or WilyWalrus, which are tropes about literal walruses.



* In the final "dream" episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Season 4, Creator/JossWhedon placed a weirdo with cheese on his head spouting nonsense lines. Although the rest of the episode is heavy with symbolism, he specifically wanted something in each dream sequence that meant absolutely nothing whatsoever. [[http://www.whedon.info/article.php3?id_article=5318 This doesn't stop fans from trying to explain it anyway]].

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* In the final "dream" episode season 4 finale of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Season 4, Creator/JossWhedon placed a weirdo with cheese on his head spouting nonsense lines.lines in each of the four main characters' dreams. Although the rest of the episode is heavy with symbolism, he specifically wanted something in each dream sequence that meant absolutely nothing whatsoever. [[http://www.whedon.info/article.php3?id_article=5318 This doesn't stop fans from trying to explain it anyway]].
29th Dec '16 11:19:03 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'', which despite its apparent MythArc, was simply DavidLynch making things up as he went along.

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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'', which despite its apparent MythArc, was simply DavidLynch Creator/DavidLynch making things up as he went along.
17th Dec '16 8:49:32 PM Spyspotter
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* Music/{{Interpol}}. Paul Banks has said in interviews that their WordSaladLyrics were written to provide to a song's feel, rather than to have any real meaning. He does encourage personal interpretations of songs, though.
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