History PlayingWith / CouldntFindAPen

15th Jul '15 3:13:21 AM VPhantom
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* '''Justified''': Bob had crucial information to share and no other method at hand of preserving it.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Bob had crucial information to share and no other method at hand of preserving it.



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15th Jul '15 2:22:45 AM doorhandle
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** It's part of a dying curse, and scrawling runes in blood is the most important cantrip within the ritual.



* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???Detective Alice uses the blood sample conveniently placed on the wall and finds it isn't Bob's, allowing her to deduce he faked his death.
1st Aug '14 3:12:15 PM TrickyTroper
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* '''Inverted''': Due to a magical accident [[NoodleIncident involving a small squid and a book of elves in bikinis]] Bob has ink for blood and writes with it when dying.

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* '''Inverted''': Due to a [[NoodleIncident magical accident [[NoodleIncident involving involving]] [[NoodleImplements a small squid and a book of elves in bikinis]] bikinis]], Bob has ink for blood and writes with it when dying.



* '''Enforced''': "We need to up the shock value of Bob's death".
* '''Lampshaded''': "Yes, I am writing this in blood".

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* '''Enforced''': "We need to up the shock value of Bob's death".
death."
* '''Lampshaded''': "Yes, I am writing this in blood".blood."



* '''Discussed''': "...and on the wall by his corpse, there was a message written in blood".
* '''Conversed''': "If more characters carried pens in their shirt pockets, this sort of thing wouldn't happen".

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* '''Discussed''': "...and on the wall by his corpse, there was a message written in blood".
blood."
* '''Conversed''': "If more characters carried pens in their shirt pockets, this sort of thing wouldn't happen".happen."
21st Apr '13 7:14:26 AM GeneralGoose
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Bob writes a word in tomato sauce.
29th Dec '12 2:47:49 PM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': ???



** Bob's message is written in an unpleasant bodily secretion.
* '''Deconstructed''': Bob died of blood loss before he could finish writing the message.
* '''Reconstructed''': But it still gets the point across.

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** Bob's message is written in an unpleasant bodily secretion.
* '''Deconstructed''': Bob died of blood loss before he could finish writing the message.
* '''Reconstructed''': But it still gets the point across.
secretion, like snot!



* '''Enforced''': "We need to up the shock value of Bob's death."
* '''Lampshaded''': "Yes, I am writing this in blood."

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* '''Enforced''': "We need to up the shock value of Bob's death."
death".
* '''Lampshaded''': "Yes, I am writing this in blood."blood".



* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Discussed''': "...and on the wall by his corpse, there was a message written in blood."
* '''Conversed''': "If more characters carried pens in their shirt pockets, this sort of thing wouldn't happen."
* '''Played for Laughs''': Instead of [[BloodierAndGorier blood]] like the majority of the examples, the medium is something LighterAndSofter that seems rather silly. And it's also funnier if, like the "Parodied" example above, the failure to use a pen makes the character seem rather inefficient and unprofessional. Like a college student who hands in his graduate thesis, written in crayon. Or a newspaper columnist who hands a column in to her boss, written in eyeliner.

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* '''Discussed''': "...and on the wall by his corpse, there was a message written in blood."
blood".
* '''Conversed''': "If more characters carried pens in their shirt pockets, this sort of thing wouldn't happen."
happen".
* '''Deconstructed''': Bob died of blood loss before he could finish writing the message.
* '''Reconstructed''': But it still gets the point across.
* '''Played for Laughs''': Instead of [[BloodierAndGorier blood]] like the majority of the examples, the medium is something LighterAndSofter that seems rather silly. \\
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And it's also funnier if, like the "Parodied" example above, the failure to use a pen makes the character seem rather inefficient and unprofessional. Like a college student who hands in his graduate thesis, written in crayon. Or a newspaper columnist who hands a column in to her boss, written in eyeliner.



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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???
28th May '12 1:33:17 AM Telcontar
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* '''Parodied''': Bob's bloody message is something as inconsequential as his shopping list. And there was a pen right next to him.
**Bob's message is written in an unpleasant bodily secretion.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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Bob's bloody message is something as inconsequential as his shopping list. And there was a pen right next to him.
**Bob's ** Bob's message is written in an unpleasant bodily secretion.



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