History PlayingWith / MiseryPoker

27th Mar '18 10:37:48 AM 313Bluestreak
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* '''Enforced''': Bob is far less stoic than Dick and it would be out of character for him to not complain. However test audiences found him too whiny so they threw this in to give him good reason to be quiet.

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* '''Enforced''': Bob is far less stoic than Dick and it would be out of character for him The writer wants to not complain. However test audiences found him too whiny so they threw this in to give him good reason to be quiet.promote AnAesop about complaining about one own problems.



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* '''Invoked''': ???Bob is far less stoic than Dick and it would be out of character for him to not complain. However test audiences found him too whiny so they threw this in to give him good reason to be quiet.



* '''Played For Drama''': Up to this point, Dick hasn't given any indication that anything was going wrong with his life. But Bob's complaining about his laughably minor-by-comparison issues has finally pushed him too far, and he snaps, [[DidYouThinkICantFeel revealing all his issues]] and calling Bob on never asking how ''he'' was doing.

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* '''Played For Drama''': Drama''':
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Up to this point, Dick hasn't given any indication that anything was going wrong with his life. But Bob's complaining about his laughably minor-by-comparison issues has finally pushed him too far, and he snaps, [[DidYouThinkICantFeel revealing all his issues]] and calling Bob on never asking how ''he'' was doing.



22nd Feb '18 7:16:27 PM stopaskingme2signin
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** Alternately, Bob has been dealing with a never-ending string of problems that always seem to be one-upped by someone else's whenever he tries to talk about his problems. Dick's last date stealing his wallet trumps his dilemma with Alice and Eva, last week Elly's car crash trumped Bob's broken window, Charlie's dead aunt trumped Bob's dead dog, Frank's broken arm got priority over Bob's sprained ankle, and so on. Bob feels like a ButtMonkey or even a CosmicPlaything, and [[BewareTheNiceOnes eventually snaps at everyone for having]] NoSympathy, [[SuddenlyShouting culminating in a huge]] TheReasonYouSuckSpeech directed at everyone. This can have a variety of outcomes.
24th Jul '16 1:52:03 AM VPhantom
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* '''Defied''': Bob realizes that his issues are lesser compared to the epic trauma Dick suffered through. [[AllLovingHero Dick]] is sympathetic and points out that just because he suffered worse doesn't mean Bob's suffering is any less real.

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
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Bob realizes that his issues are lesser compared to the epic trauma Dick suffered through. [[AllLovingHero Dick]] is sympathetic and points out that just because he suffered worse doesn't mean Bob's suffering is any less real.



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22nd Jul '16 2:25:06 AM ChrisX
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** Elly suddenly comes out of nowhere and tells them to [[QuitYourWhining shut up about their miseries]] and focus on the current, more important matter that could be done instead of wailing in despair. Realizing that Elly has a point, both Bob and Dick stopped their whining.

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** Elly suddenly comes out of nowhere and tells them to [[QuitYourWhining shut up about their miseries]] and focus on the current, more important matter that could be done instead of wailing in despair. Realizing that Elly has a point, both Bob and Dick stopped their whining.whining and worked together without even mentioning their miseries again.
22nd Jul '16 2:24:17 AM ChrisX
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** Elly suddenly comes out of nowhere and tells them to [[QuitYourWhining shut up about their miseries]] and focus on the current, more important matter that could be done instead of wailing in despair. Realizing that Elly has a point, both Bob and Dick stopped their whining.
9th Sep '15 2:08:57 PM Agronac919
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** Alternatively, Dick is the selfish one because Bob's actually are worse.

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** Alternatively, Dick Bob is the selfish one because Bob's Dick's actually are worse.
9th Sep '15 2:07:57 PM Agronac919
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** Dick is [[ItsAllAboutMe very self-centered]] and thinks Bob's problems aren't nearly as bad as his. Alternatively, Dick is selfish one because Bob's actually are worse.

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** Dick is [[ItsAllAboutMe very self-centered]] and thinks Bob's problems aren't nearly as bad as his.
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Alternatively, Dick is the selfish one because Bob's actually are worse.
9th Sep '15 2:05:26 PM Agronac919
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** Dick is [[ItsAllAboutMe very self-centered]] and thinks Bob's problems aren't nearly as bad as his.

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** Dick is [[ItsAllAboutMe very self-centered]] and thinks Bob's problems aren't nearly as bad as his. Alternatively, Dick is selfish one because Bob's actually are worse.
8th May '14 10:35:15 AM VPhantom
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* '''Defied''': Bob realizes that his issues are lesser compared to the epic trauma Dick suffered through. [[TheMessiah Dick]] is sympathetic and points out that just because he suffered worse doesn't mean Bob's suffering is any less real.

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* '''Defied''': Bob realizes that his issues are lesser compared to the epic trauma Dick suffered through. [[TheMessiah [[AllLovingHero Dick]] is sympathetic and points out that just because he suffered worse doesn't mean Bob's suffering is any less real.
23rd Jul '13 8:09:47 AM skywerewolf
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** Dick as problems, Bob has problems, Bob isn't aware of Dick's problems so he has to bring them up.
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