History PlayingWith / RippedFromThePhonebook

29th Nov '13 6:42:29 PM movie007
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** ''Pre-internet'': Anytime the character isn't a killer robot from the future with a photographic memory.

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** ''Pre-internet'': Anytime the character isn't a killer robot from the future with a photographic memory.memory and doesn't have a pen and paper handy.
23rd Aug '13 5:53:21 AM MathsAngelicVersion
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23rd Aug '13 5:53:20 AM MathsAngelicVersion
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???A man looks for a Mr. Connor and rips out the part of p. 65 that contains the information he needs to find him.
31st Jan '13 7:36:46 PM VPhantom
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'''RippedFromThePhoneBook''': A character rips out the page with the information they need from the phone book.

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'''RippedFromThePhoneBook''': '''Basic Trope''': A character rips out the page with the information they need from the phone book.



* '''Downplayed''': ???



** '''Pre-internet''': Anytime the character isn't a killer robot from the future with a photographic memory.
** '''Post-internet''': The character used a store phone after losing their Blackberry and after trying to borrow a pen and paper from the store manager, the manager acted like a real tight-ass and refused so he spitefully ripped the page out.
* '''Inverted''': A character leaves a message for another by placing it in a particular phonebook.

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** '''Pre-internet''': ''Pre-internet'': Anytime the character isn't a killer robot from the future with a photographic memory.
** '''Post-internet''': ''Post-internet'': The character used a store phone after losing their Blackberry and after trying to borrow a pen and paper from the store manager, the manager acted like a real tight-ass and refused so he spitefully ripped the page out.
* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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A character leaves a message for another by placing it in a particular phonebook.



* '''Deconstructed''': A private detective can't find what he wants in the public library because so many people have torn out pages over the years. He goes to a bar but the barkeep says they don't bother getting any because people just tear out the pages. He finds another one at a liquor store but the store manager gets pissed at the damage to his property and calls the cops who are happy to waste his time with a trip in the paddy wagon because they are fed up with private detectives getting their noses into investigations.
* '''Reconstructed''': The smark private dick always makes sure to rip out the information so that nobody else can get to it. You've got a whole two sides to throw them off if they try to check it out.



* '''Lampshaded''': "I wondered what sort of crazy world it was, where kids tore up public property. I promptly tore out the page from the public library dictionary. I needed the definitions for 'hyprocrisy' and 'vandalism'."

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* '''Lampshaded''': "I wondered what sort of crazy world it was, where kids tore up public property. I promptly tore out the page from the public library dictionary. I needed the definitions for 'hyprocrisy' 'hypocrisy' and 'vandalism'."



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



* '''Deconstructed''': A private detective can't find what he wants in the public library because so many people have torn out pages over the years. He goes to a bar but the barkeep says they don't bother getting any because people just tear out the pages. He finds another one at a liquor store but the store manager gets pissed at the damage to his property and calls the cops who are happy to waste his time with a trip in the paddy wagon because they are fed up with private detectives getting their noses into investigations.
* '''Reconstructed''': The smart private detective always makes sure to rip out the information so that nobody else can get to it. You've got a whole two sides to throw them off if they try to check it out.



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%%* '''Implied''': ???
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