History Quotes / DeusExMachina

6th Apr '16 1:57:04 AM Morgenthaler
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-->-- '''Eddie Hitler''', ''{{Bottom}}''

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-->-- '''Eddie Hitler''', ''{{Bottom}}''
''Series/{{Bottom}}''
17th Jan '16 4:57:01 AM StFan
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-->--'''[[http://www.gocomics.com/tomthedancingbug/2004/01/31/ Billy Dare]]''', ''TomTheDancingBug''

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-->--'''[[http://www.-->-- '''[[http://www.gocomics.com/tomthedancingbug/2004/01/31/ Billy Dare]]''', ''TomTheDancingBug''
''ComicStrip/TomTheDancingBug''
26th Jul '15 9:07:52 PM johnnyfog
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->''"A death, an investigation, a social ill unearthed, a lecture that says things are bad...but not that bad yet so relax, and no real resolution--all neatly wrapped up in 50 minutes (For the ''Benefit of My Patients'' is the most egregious example of this, where no one explains where all the government money is going to come from to subsidize a new non-profit hospital...and vicious gang members turn into [[TastesLikeDiabetes Disneyesque community organizers]])."''
-->--'''[[http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/59354/quincy-me-season-five/ Paul Mavis]]'''

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->''"A death, an investigation, a social ill unearthed, a lecture that says things are bad...[[DebateAndSwitch but not that bad yet so relax, relax]], and no real resolution--all neatly wrapped up in 50 minutes (For the ''Benefit of My Patients'' is the most egregious example of this, where no one explains where all the government money is going to come from to subsidize a new non-profit hospital...and vicious gang members turn into [[TastesLikeDiabetes Disneyesque community organizers]])."''
-->--'''[[http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/59354/quincy-me-season-five/ Paul Mavis]]'''
Mavis]]''' on ''Quincy, M.E.''
26th Jul '15 9:06:46 PM johnnyfog
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->'' Resist the urge to use magic to solve problems unless you've already explained and shown that aspect of how the magic works. Don't give the heroes a new power [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands whenever they need one]], and be very careful about writing laws into your system just so that you can use them in a single particular situation... An example of this: [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The fellowship relies on Gandalf to save them from the Balrog. Result: Gandalf is gone for the rest of that book]]."''
-->--'''Creator/BrandonSanderson''', ''[[http://brandonsanderson.com/article/40/Sandersons-First-Law Sanderson's First Law]]''

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->'' Resist the urge to use magic to solve problems unless you've already explained and shown ->''"A death, an investigation, a social ill unearthed, a lecture that aspect of how the magic works. Don't give the heroes a new power [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands whenever they need one]], and be very careful about writing laws into your system just so says things are bad...but not that you can use them bad yet so relax, and no real resolution--all neatly wrapped up in a single particular situation... An 50 minutes (For the ''Benefit of My Patients'' is the most egregious example of this: [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The fellowship relies on Gandalf this, where no one explains where all the government money is going to save them come from the Balrog. Result: Gandalf is gone for the rest of that book]]."''
-->--'''Creator/BrandonSanderson''', ''[[http://brandonsanderson.com/article/40/Sandersons-First-Law Sanderson's First Law]]''
to subsidize a new non-profit hospital...and vicious gang members turn into [[TastesLikeDiabetes Disneyesque community organizers]])."''
-->--'''[[http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/59354/quincy-me-season-five/ Paul Mavis]]'''



->''"These movies have a tendency to do this, where everything that would’ve mattered is immediately rendered irrelevant by some stupid plot contrivance. Lois getting nuked in ''[[{{Film/Superman}} Superman: The Movie]]'' and then time getting reversed, Superman losing his powers '''FOR EVER''' in ''Film/SupermanII'' and then, I dunno, deciding he wants them back and that’s all it takes, and now this. I mean, I guess you could say the same for the comics, but the movies go the extra mile in weaseling out of their own stupid plot points by making their excuses as dumb as possible. Compared to those, a Kryptonian crystal [[OneUP 1-Up Mushroom]] is actually the most believable."''

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->''"These movies have a tendency to do this, where everything that would’ve mattered is immediately rendered irrelevant by some stupid plot contrivance. Lois ->''"Lois getting nuked in ''[[{{Film/Superman}} Superman: The Movie]]'' and then time getting reversed, Superman losing his powers '''FOR EVER''' in ''Film/SupermanII'' and then, I dunno, deciding he wants them back and that’s all it takes, and now this. I mean, I guess you could say the same for the comics, but the movies go the extra mile in weaseling out of their own stupid plot points by making their excuses as dumb as possible. Compared to those, a Kryptonian crystal [[OneUP 1-Up Mushroom]] is actually the most believable."''
13th Jul '15 3:52:55 AM LahmacunKebab
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->''"One minute they're dying of asphyxiation in deep space and the next minute they look over and: 'Hey, look, look, there's a space ship that civilians can fly, that can take us back to Earth and it's within half mile of a station that no one's noticed until now!' It's this kind of thing that was a running joke in ''[[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Fucking Galaxy]]."''

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->''"One minute they're dying of asphyxiation in deep space and the next minute they look over and: 'Hey, look, look, there's a space ship that civilians can fly, that can take us back to Earth and it's within half mile of a station that no one's noticed until now!' It's this kind of thing that was a running joke in ''[[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Fucking Galaxy]]."''
21st Apr '15 4:11:17 PM nombretomado
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->"I am [[GreekMythology Zeus!]] And I declare this conflict RESOLVED!"\\

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->"I am [[GreekMythology [[Myth/GreekMythology Zeus!]] And I declare this conflict RESOLVED!"\\
8th Sep '14 11:21:34 PM johnnyfog
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->''"Genies are only fun in the movies if you define and limit their powers."''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''', review of ''Film/{{Kazaam}}''
30th Jun '14 2:22:47 PM johnnyfog
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-->--'''Chris Sims''' and '''David Uzumeri''' [[comicsalliance.com/comicsalliance-reviews-superman-iv-the-quest-for-peace-1987/ on]] ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''

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-->--'''Chris Sims''' and '''David Uzumeri''' [[comicsalliance.[[http://www.comicsalliance.com/comicsalliance-reviews-superman-iv-the-quest-for-peace-1987/ on]] ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''
30th Jun '14 2:21:45 PM johnnyfog
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->''"These movies have a tendency to do this, where everything that would’ve mattered is immediately rendered irrelevant by some stupid plot contrivance. Lois getting nuked in ''[[{{Film/Superman}} Superman: The Movie]]'' and then time getting reversed, Superman losing his powers '''FOR EVER''' in ''Film/SupermanII'' and then, I dunno, deciding he wants them back and that’s all it takes, and now this. I mean, I guess you could say the same for the comics, but the movies go the extra mile in weaseling out of their own stupid plot points by making their excuses as dumb as possible. Compared to those, a Kryptonian crystal [[OneUP 1-Up Mushroom]] is actually the most believable."''
-->--'''Chris Sims''' and '''David Uzumeri''' [[comicsalliance.com/comicsalliance-reviews-superman-iv-the-quest-for-peace-1987/ on]] ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''
18th Jun '14 6:48:29 AM unnoun
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->''That's the whole point of ''Doctor Who'' in these [[DarkestHour narrative collapse]] stories - that ultimately there is no such thing as threatening the fundamental narrative logic of ''Doctor Who'' because, eventually, it just shrugs its shoulders and does something random to get out of it.''
-->--'''[[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2011/03/anybody-remotely-interesting-is-mad.html Phil Sandifer]]'''

->''"''Series/DoctorWho'' stories are resolved by a [[PhysicalGod Time Lord]] who emerges from a TimeMachine -- they're ALL deus ex machina."''
-->-- '''Creator/StevenMoffat''' [[http://twitter.com/#!/steven_moffat/status/73485927741259776 advises]] fans to adopt a {{postmodern}} perspective.
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