History PlayingWith / ComicallyMissingThePoint

2nd May '13 6:08:25 AM Amalthea42
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* '''Discussed''': ???
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* '''Discussed''': ???B.J and Alice have a debate over Bob's habit of missing important details. To prove it, B.J draws a squicky picture of Bob with his head being removed. Bob's first worry is that his hair is the wrong shade of brown.
2nd May '13 6:06:00 AM Amalthea42
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adding Zig-Zag
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???B.J has painted a picture of Bob being horrifically killed. Bob praises the dramatic use of colour before flipping out when he realizes who the subject is and sends B.J to a child therapist. Said child therapist points out that B.J's version of Bob is completely out of proportion, with the arms being longer than the legs, before getting a court order to ensure that B.J never goes near Bob again.
30th Apr '13 1:27:51 PM Lullabee
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* '''Invoked''': ???
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* '''Invoked''': ???Bob is genuinely alarmed by his son's drawing, but compliments his artistic abilities rather than question why his son apparently wants him to die [[SadClown as a joke, because he feels sad that his son apparently wants him to die]].
13th Apr '13 9:04:23 PM VPhantom
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** Not only does Bob remain oblivious to B.J.'s murderous intentions, so does everybody else?
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** Not only does Bob remain oblivious to B.J.'s murderous intentions, so does everybody else?else!
13th Apr '13 8:44:42 PM thewriter
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* '''Straight''': Bob's son draws pictures of Bob dying horribly. Bob compliments him on his shading technique.
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* '''Straight''': Bob's son son, B.J. draws pictures of Bob dying horribly. Bob compliments him on his shading technique.horribly: -->'''Bob:''' "Oh my God... Where'd you learn to draw so well? Look at that shading..."

** Bob's son sets up [[RuleOfFunny 278,948]] contraptions to kill him. All Bob does is repeatedly compliment his son on the thorough sanding of a specific plank of wood in #18. ** Not only does Bob only notice the shading, this is all anyone who sees it notices.
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** Bob's son sets up [[RuleOfFunny 278,948]] 278,786]] contraptions to kill him. All Bob does is repeatedly compliment his son him: -->'''Bob:''' "B.J.! Don't leave your bear-traps on the thorough sanding of steps, someone could trip and fall! And why is there a specific plank of wood flamethrower in #18. the shower? Are you ''trying'' to seriously burn someone? Why does my coffee smell like bleach?" ** Not only does Bob only notice the shading, this is all anyone who sees it notices.remain oblivious to B.J.'s murderous intentions, so does everybody else?

* '''Inverted''': Bob gets the significant point, but the person speaking was only talking about a minor detail, or even about something completely unrelated. * '''Subverted''': Bob first points out a small detail, then realizes the real point. * '''Double Subverted''': ...only to go back to obsessing over the small detail.
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**Bob is literally blind. * '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''': -->'''B.J.:''' "Dad look at my project for my art assignment."\\ '''Bob:''' "Alright, let's take a look."\\ '''B.J.:''' "See, it's a village of angry peasants rising up against the evil tyrant and leading him to his execution."\\ '''Bob (''Looks at the drawing''):''' "Yeah, it looks goo--wait..." ('''Bob takes a closer looks at the drawing. The tyrant is bloody and crying and looks just like Bob. The village people and the executioner looks just like his son. Bob gets the significant point, but the person speaking was only talking about a minor detail, or even about something completely unrelated. * '''Subverted''': Bob first points out a small detail, then realizes finger at the real point. tyrant.)''' "Is that--?"\\ '''B.J.:''' "Watercolors? Yeah, I don't normally use them, but I want a good grade and the teacher encourages us to challenge ourselves."\\ '''Bob:''' "Um, yeah that's nice, but don't you think the tyrants looks--"\\ '''B.J.:''' "Realistic? Well duh, Dad, that's what I was aiming for." * '''Subverted''': -->'''Bob:''' "Haha look how dopey and fat the tyrant is! No wonder the peasants are killing---wait that's me! Why would you paint me being killed?!" * '''Double Subverted''': ...only to go back to obsessing over Subverted''': -->'''Bob:''' "Haha look how dopey and fat the small detail.tyrant is, no wonder the peasants are killing---wait that's me! Why would you paint me being killed?! And why'd you make me look so stupid and fat? I know I haven't been working out lately but I'm not ''that'' fat am I?"

* '''Averted''': Bob understands most things well enough.
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* '''Averted''': Bob understands most things well enough.immediately questions why his son draws him dying.

* '''Lampshaded''': "True, but that's not what I meant!"
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* '''Lampshaded''': "True, but that's not what '''Lampshaded''': -->'''Alice:''' "So you discover several drawings your son made of him killing you and that didn't alarm you at all?"\\ '''Bob:''' "Of course it did. I meant!"didn't realize how much weight I had gained until I saw those drawings."\\ '''Alice:''' "... Don't you think that maybe you're overlooking a more serious issue?"\\ '''Bob:''' "Yeah. My comb-over looks ridiculous!"\\ '''Alice:''' "You can't possibly be ''this'' blind!"

* '''Deconstructed''': Bob hates Alice. He only pretends to miss the point in order to let Alice get beat up. * '''Reconstructed''': The "small detail" [[ChekhovsGun actually proves to be more important]] than the more blatantly obvious point.
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* '''Deconstructed''': Bob's son is planning on killing him and Bob hates Alice. He only pretends to miss accidentally uncovers the point in order written down and drawn out plans. In one of the schematics, Bob is depicted as a very fat man. Bob goes on a very intensive health regimen to let Alice get beat up. fit and impress his son but his obliviousness to his son's obvious plans to kill him eventually gets him killed. * '''Reconstructed''': Because Bob's son is an EvilGenius with a penchant for overly complicated death traps, he rigs Bob's car to explode when Bob steps into it. The "small detail" [[ChekhovsGun actually proves explosives are calibrated to be more important]] than exactly Bob's weight, but since he's trying to lose weight after seeing his son's fat drawing of him, he has been dieting and riding his bike around town. When he finally does get into his car, Bob's too light to set off the more blatantly obvious point.explosives.
28th Dec '12 4:55:18 PM VPhantom
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'''Basic Trope''': A character comes to a conclusion that is technically accurate but inrrelevant.
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'''Basic Trope''': A character comes to a conclusion that is technically accurate but inrrelevant.irrelevant.
28th Dec '12 4:55:04 PM VPhantom
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Added standarized 'Playing With Wiki' template
'''Basic Trope:''' A character comes to a conclusion that is technically accurate but insignificant. * '''Played Straight:''' Bob's son draws pictures of Bob dying horribly. Bob compliments him on his shading technique. * '''Exaggerated:'''
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'''Basic Trope:''' Trope''': A character comes to a conclusion that is technically accurate but insignificant. inrrelevant. * '''Played Straight:''' '''Straight''': Bob's son draws pictures of Bob dying horribly. Bob compliments him on his shading technique. * '''Exaggerated:''''''Exaggerated''':

* '''Downplayed:''' Bob sees his son drawing pictures of Bob dying horribly, and is concerned that his son doesn't like him, but hasn't picked out just how much. * '''Justified:'''
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* '''Downplayed:''' '''Downplayed''': Bob sees his son drawing pictures of Bob dying horribly, and is concerned that his son doesn't like him, but hasn't picked out just how much. * '''Justified:''''''Justified''':

* '''Inverted:''' Bob gets the significant point, but the person speaking was only talking about a minor detail, or even about something completely unrelated. * '''Subverted:''' Bob first points out a small detail, then realizes the real point. * '''Double Subverted:''' ...only to go back to obsessing over the small detail. * '''Deconstructed:''' Bob hates Alice. He only pretends to miss the point in order to let Alice get beat up. * '''Reconstructed:''' The "small detail" [[ChekhovsGun actually proves to be more important]] than the more blatantly obvious point.
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* '''Inverted:''' '''Inverted''': Bob gets the significant point, but the person speaking was only talking about a minor detail, or even about something completely unrelated. * '''Subverted:''' '''Subverted''': Bob first points out a small detail, then realizes the real point. * '''Double Subverted:''' ...Subverted''': ...only to go back to obsessing over the small detail. * '''Deconstructed:''' Bob hates Alice. He only pretends to miss the point in order to let Alice get beat up. * '''Reconstructed:''' The "small detail" [[ChekhovsGun actually proves to be more important]] than the more blatantly obvious point.detail.

* '''Averted:''' Bob understands everything. * '''Enforced:''' Bob misses the point just because the creators want comedic purpose in cartoons.
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* '''Averted:''' '''Averted''': Bob understands everything. most things well enough. * '''Enforced:''' '''Enforced''': Bob misses the point just because the creators want comedic purpose in cartoons.

* '''Conversed''': "You know, this would be a lot less funny if everyone knew what everyone was talking about."
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* '''Conversed''': "You know, this would be a lot less funny if everyone knew what everyone was talking about."about". * '''Deconstructed''': Bob hates Alice. He only pretends to miss the point in order to let Alice get beat up. * '''Reconstructed''': The "small detail" [[ChekhovsGun actually proves to be more important]] than the more blatantly obvious point.

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-------- %% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion: %% %%* '''Implied''': ??? %%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ??? %%* '''Played For Laughs''': ??? %%* '''Played For Drama''': ???
9th Aug '12 3:35:19 PM furiouslyfurry
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* '''Reconstructed:''' The "small detail" actually proves to be more important than the more blatantly obvious point. * '''Parodied''': ???
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* '''Reconstructed:''' The "small detail" [[ChekhovsGun actually proves to be more important important]] than the more blatantly obvious point. * '''Parodied''': ???Bob notices the shading, but Dean complements the color choice, while Alice comments on the medium used to create the drawings - ''and all of them proceed to argue over which is more important,'' all while missing the big picture.

* '''Lampshaded''': ???
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* '''Lampshaded''': ???"True, but that's not what I meant!"

* '''Conversed''': ???
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* '''Conversed''': ???"You know, this would be a lot less funny if everyone knew what everyone was talking about."
28th May '12 1:11:37 AM Telcontar
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indentation
* '''Exaggerated:''' Bob's son sets up [[RuleOfFunny 278,948]] contraptions to kill him. All Bob does is repeatedly compliment his son on the thorough sanding of a specific plank of wood in #18.
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* '''Exaggerated:''' '''Exaggerated:''' ** Bob's son sets up [[RuleOfFunny 278,948]] contraptions to kill him. All Bob does is repeatedly compliment his son on the thorough sanding of a specific plank of wood in #18.

* '''Justified:''' Bob is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
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* '''Justified:''' '''Justified:''' ** Bob is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
16th Feb '12 8:27:30 PM LouieW
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Making Ralph Wiggum into a redirect for The Ditz as per this thread.
** Or a RalphWiggum.
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** Or a RalphWiggum.TheDitz.
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