History PlayingWith / CaligulasHorse

19th Feb '15 3:39:43 AM RatherRandomRachel
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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???Zagged''': ... Or rather, Bob teaches Alice HOW to say it, but doesn't actually dictate her policies. Alice has a direction and intends to follow it, and Bob helps her to give speeches because her Tropese is lacking, while her own Paraspeech is much better.
21st Apr '14 5:18:19 AM kenceo
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* '''Inverted''': There's a longstanding tradition that Bob's office appoint a Ratcatcher-in-Chief -- i.e., a cat. Whether as an insult or misunderstanding, he gives a high-ranking politician the job.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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There's a longstanding tradition that Bob's office appoint a Ratcatcher-in-Chief -- i.e., a cat. Whether as an insult or misunderstanding, he gives a high-ranking politician the job.job.
** The parrot appoint Bob as the minister of defense.
31st Mar '14 6:36:40 AM RatherRandomRachel
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* '''Averted''': President Bob doesn't appoint any animal, even if he's certifiably insane.

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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President Bob doesn't appoint any animal, even if he's certifiably insane.insane.
** President Bob appoints an intelligent animal to a post within the cabinet, in a setting where this is not unusual and the animal was elected on their own merits.
28th Dec '12 10:57:20 AM VPhantom
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* '''Parodied''': After Alice the parrot is appointed Minister of Defense, the country's military is set on the right track, something unimaginable during the term of previous minister.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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After Alice the parrot is appointed Minister of Defense, the country's military is set on the right track, something unimaginable during the term of previous minister.


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** The parrot turns to be a [[HypercompetentSidekick rather competent]] and [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure surprisingly fair]] minister, in stark contrast to [[DeadlyDecadentCourt the human members of Bob's cabinet]].
15th Dec '12 1:20:45 PM johnnye
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** Bob is surrounded by doublecrossers, and he's making a public statement would rather appoint Alice as Minister of Defense, as it would have made less damage to the country.

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** Bob is surrounded by doublecrossers, and he's making a public statement that he would rather appoint Alice as Minister of Defense, Defense than any of them, as it would have made cause less damage to the country.



* '''Defied''': Realizing that their dear president has gone off the deep end, the senate knife him in the back and appoints a new president. And they cook Alice too, just to show that a parrot isn't meant to hold office.

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* '''Defied''': Realizing Bob starts becoming more and more of a BunnyEarsLawyer, and people worry that their dear president has gone off he's becoming TheCaligula. When he comes into the deep end, the senate knife him in the back and appoints office with a new president. And they cook Alice too, just to show that a pet parrot isn't meant on his shoulder, he sees the worried glances and laughs that he's not going to hold office.give it a seat on the council.



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Realizing that their dear president has gone off the deep end, the senate knife him in the back and appoints a new president. And they cook Alice too, just to show that a parrot isn't meant to hold office.
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'''Reconstructed''': ???Bob's rivals and colleagues humour his eccentricity, thinking it makes him more harmless and gives them more opportunity to seize power themselves.



%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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Bob's actions are a worrying sign that he might be genuinely losing his grasp of reality, and there are stirrings among the political opposition that this sign of weakness may be a good chance to get rid of him.
15th Dec '12 10:08:51 AM johnnye
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* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Enforced''': ???It's a comedy about Caligula himself, and the horse is just about the only thing most people know about him (and it's certainly the funniest).



* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': President Bob appoint Alice the parrot, who obviously can't say things Bob didn't teach her to say. There's probably an aesop here.
* '''Defied''': Realizing that their dear president has gone off the deep end, the senate knive him to the back and appoints a new president. And they cook Alice too, just to show that a parrot isn't meant to hold office.
* '''Discussed''': ???
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* '''Invoked''': ???
ObfuscatingInsanity.
* '''Exploited''': President Bob appoint appoints Alice the parrot, who obviously can't say things Bob didn't teach her to say. There's probably an aesop AnAesop here.
* '''Defied''': Realizing that their dear president has gone off the deep end, the senate knive knife him to in the back and appoints a new president. And they cook Alice too, just to show that a parrot isn't meant to hold office.
* '''Discussed''': ???
Bob's country has a stipulation in its written constitution that attempting to raise any non-human to a powerful government position will be grounds for instant dismissal from office.
* '''Conversed''': ???"What kind of constitution does this country have, that this guy has the power to make a parrot his Defense Chief?"
* '''Implied''': "He's filled his cabinet with [[YesMan lapdogs!]]" "Well, not literally at least. [[NoodleIncident Remember his grandfather?]]"
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* '''Played For Laughs''': The horse [[AmplifiedAnimalAptitude appears to take its role very seriously, walking into the office every day wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase.]]
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???



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15th Dec '12 8:54:47 AM johnnye
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** President Bob resign and appoint Alice the parrot as his replacement.
** President Bob appoints his azalea bush Shrubby as Secretary of State.
* '''Downplayed''': President Bob appoint his pet parrot Alice as the mascot of the country, replacing a freakin' eagle.

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** President Bob resign resigns and appoint appoints Alice the parrot [[PetHeir as his replacement.
replacement]].
** President Bob appoints his azalea bush Shrubby as Secretary an entire cabinet of State.
animals.
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President Bob appoint appoints his pet parrot Alice as the mascot of the country, replacing a freakin' eagle.eagle.
** Bob gives his parrot [[FormallyNamedPet a knighthood]].



** Bob is surrounded by doublecrossers, and he would rather appoint Alice as Minister of Defense, as it would have made less damage to the country.
* '''Inverted''': Bob is hired as a workhorse by the owner of the mill.
* '''Subverted''': President Bob appoint his pet parrot Alice as Minister of Defense. Turns out Alice is an intelligent animal.
* '''Double Subverted''': Turns out that everything Alice can say is taught by Bob.

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** Bob is surrounded by doublecrossers, and he he's making a public statement would rather appoint Alice as Minister of Defense, as it would have made less damage to the country.
** Bob is a tyrant, who [[LoopholeAbuse gets around]] his democratic country's political checks and balances by appointing inanimate {{Sock Puppet}}s to important positions.
* '''Inverted''': Bob is hired There's a longstanding tradition that Bob's office appoint a Ratcatcher-in-Chief -- i.e., a cat. Whether as an insult or misunderstanding, he gives a workhorse by high-ranking politician the owner of the mill.
job.
* '''Subverted''': President Bob appoint appoints his pet parrot Alice as Minister of Defense. Turns out Alice is an intelligent animal.
* '''Double Subverted''': Turns out that everything Alice can say [[SockPuppet is taught by Bob.Bob]].


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** "President Bob is assembling a new cabinet. As soon as he's got the doors fitted, he's going to appoint it Vice-President! ''Ahthankyaw!''"
10th Dec '12 11:36:50 AM VPhantom
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* '''Exaggerated''': President Bob resign and appoint Alice the parrot as his replacement.

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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President Bob resign and appoint Alice the parrot as his replacement.



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18th Sep '12 12:52:00 PM Scrounge
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** President Bob appoints his azalea bush Shrubby as Secretary of State.
27th May '12 6:23:03 AM Telcontar
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* '''Justified''': President Bob is insane.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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President Bob is insane.



** See {{Exploited}}, below.
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