History PlayingWith / LotusEaterMachine

22nd Feb '16 5:35:34 PM FF32
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** The device is Bob's way of taking a vacation. A dream lasts 10 seconds, but can feel like ages. A quick nip into WhatMightHaveBeen so he can remember what he's fighting for, and he's right as rain.

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** The device is Bob's way of taking a vacation. A dream lasts 10 seconds, but can feel like ages. A quick nip into WhatMightHaveBeen WhatCouldHaveBeen so he can remember what he's fighting for, and he's right as rain.
2nd Jan '15 12:13:00 PM poi99
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** [[Film/TheMatrix All of society is inside a giant virtual reality machine.]]

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** [[Film/TheMatrix All of society is live inside a giant virtual reality machine.]]machine that allows people to live out their fantasies.
6th Jul '13 1:35:46 PM MarkKB
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** Bob ''thinks'' Carl has put him in a LotusEaterMachine, but the audience knows that this is reality.
30th Apr '13 9:47:29 AM Taxima
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???Bob realizes early on he's in a fake world, but loves it so much he decides to just stay.
17th Apr '13 2:20:24 PM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': Bob is in a simulated world that's pretty much the same as the real world. * '''Justified''':

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* '''Downplayed''': Bob is in a simulated world that's pretty much the same as the real world. world.
* '''Justified''':
17th Apr '13 1:48:55 PM DCC
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* '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''':

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* '''Downplayed''': ???
Bob is in a simulated world that's pretty much the same as the real world. * '''Justified''':
10th Feb '13 8:48:03 AM Jetman123
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** Carl puts Bob in this for the express purpose of [[SecretTestOfCharacter making him want to stop him.]]

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** Carl puts Bob in this for the express purpose of [[SecretTestOfCharacter making him want to stop him.Carl.]]
25th Jan '13 10:05:27 AM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''':
** Bob's dream world is perfect...but humans shouldn't be, and the fact that they are makes everything ''[[UncannyValley creepy]]''.
** Bob becomes horribly depressed at being the only person who ever makes a mistake.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Carl realizes this in a simulation, and makes everything ''just'' imperfect enough.
** Carl mass-produces these machines as "mini-vacation machines".



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



* '''PlayedForLaughs''': [[AntiHero B]][[DarkAndTroubledPast o]][[BlackAndGrayMorality b's]] heart's desire is...half a cup of sugar. Turning it into a nightmare is spilling water into the sugar. Cue BigNo.
* '''PlayedForDrama''': Bob desperately wants to stay, and no one can manage to get him to leave even though they'll all ''[[WhatTheHellHero die]]''. Then [[LoveInterest Alice]] [[CannotSpitItOut spits]] [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove it out,]] [[WhamEpisode forever changing the show]].

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* '''PlayedForLaughs''': '''Deconstructed''':
** Bob's dream world is perfect...but humans shouldn't be, and the fact that they are makes everything ''[[UncannyValley creepy]]''.
** Bob becomes horribly depressed at being the only person who ever makes a mistake.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Carl realizes this in a simulation, and makes everything ''just'' imperfect enough.
** Carl mass-produces these machines as "mini-vacation machines".
* '''Played For Laughs''':
[[AntiHero B]][[DarkAndTroubledPast o]][[BlackAndGrayMorality b's]] heart's desire is...half a cup of sugar. Turning it into a nightmare is spilling water into the sugar. Cue BigNo.
* '''PlayedForDrama''': '''Played For Drama''': Bob desperately wants to stay, and no one can manage to get him to leave even though they'll all ''[[WhatTheHellHero die]]''. Then [[LoveInterest Alice]] [[CannotSpitItOut spits]] [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove it out,]] [[WhamEpisode forever changing the show]].



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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
6th Aug '12 12:44:46 AM FELH2
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** [[TheMatrix All of society is inside a giant virtual reality machine.]]

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** [[TheMatrix [[Film/TheMatrix All of society is inside a giant virtual reality machine.]]



* '''PlayedForLaughs''': [[AntiHero B]][[DarkAndTroubledPast o]][[BlackAndGrayMorality b]]'s heart's desire is...half a cup of sugar. Turning it into a nightmare is spilling water into the sugar. Cue BigNo.

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* '''PlayedForLaughs''': [[AntiHero B]][[DarkAndTroubledPast o]][[BlackAndGrayMorality b]]'s b's]] heart's desire is...half a cup of sugar. Turning it into a nightmare is spilling water into the sugar. Cue BigNo.
19th Jun '12 2:57:25 PM FinalStarman
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* '''Exaggerated''': Bob is spontaneously good at everything he wants to be and can do no wrong, because Carl put a hallucinogenic microchip in his wristwatch.

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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Bob is spontaneously good at everything he wants to be and can do no wrong, because Carl put a hallucinogenic microchip in his wristwatch.



* '''Justified''': Carl realized that Bob would never stop until his work was done...and so made a world where it was.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Carl realized that Bob would never stop until his work was done...and so made a world where it was.



* '''Inverted''': Carl traps Bob in his worst nightmare.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Carl traps Bob in his worst nightmare.



* '''Subverted''': The machine was the fantasy, the paradise ''is'' reality.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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The machine was the fantasy, the paradise ''is'' reality.



* '''Double Subverted''': ...Except that was [[DreamWithinADream layering]] Carl used to trick Bob.

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* '''Double Subverted''': ...Subverted''':
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Except that was [[DreamWithinADream layering]] Carl used to trick Bob.



* '''Deconstructed''': Bob's dream world is perfect...but humans shouldn't be, and the fact that they are makes everything ''[[UncannyValley creepy]]''.

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
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Bob's dream world is perfect...but humans shouldn't be, and the fact that they are makes everything ''[[UncannyValley creepy]]''.



* '''Reconstructed''': Carl realizes this in a simulation, and makes everything ''just'' imperfect enough.

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* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
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Carl realizes this in a simulation, and makes everything ''just'' imperfect enough.



* '''Invoked''': "I won't ''make'' you stay. I'll just make you ''want'' to."

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* '''Invoked''': '''Invoked''':
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"I won't ''make'' you stay. I'll just make you ''want'' to."



* '''Defied''': "You can't give me a perfect world. [[WorldHalfEmpty Such things cannot be obtained,]] only [[WorldHalfFull sought after.]]"

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
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"You can't give me a perfect world. [[WorldHalfEmpty Such things cannot be obtained,]] only [[WorldHalfFull sought after.]]"



* '''Played For Laughs''': [[AntiHero B]][[DarkAndTroubledPast o]][[BlackAndGrayMorality b]]'s heart's desire is...half a cup of sugar. Turning it into a nightmare is spilling water into the sugar. Cue BigNo.
* '''Played For Drama''': Bob desperately wants to stay, and no one can manage to get him to leave even though they'll all ''[[WhatTheHellHero die]]''. Then [[LoveInterest Alice]] [[CannotSpitItOut spits]] [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove it out,]] [[WhamEpisode forever changing the show]].

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* '''Played For Laughs''': '''PlayedForLaughs''': [[AntiHero B]][[DarkAndTroubledPast o]][[BlackAndGrayMorality b]]'s heart's desire is...half a cup of sugar. Turning it into a nightmare is spilling water into the sugar. Cue BigNo.
* '''Played For Drama''': '''PlayedForDrama''': Bob desperately wants to stay, and no one can manage to get him to leave even though they'll all ''[[WhatTheHellHero die]]''. Then [[LoveInterest Alice]] [[CannotSpitItOut spits]] [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove it out,]] [[WhamEpisode forever changing the show]].
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