History Quotes / TheoryOfNarrativeCausality

20th Dec '15 9:33:29 AM DeisTheAlcano
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-> Stories are important. People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it's the other way round. Stories... have evolved... The strongest have survived, and they have grown fat... Stories etch grooves deep enough for people to follow... A thousand wolves have eaten grandmother, a thousand princesses have been kissed... Stories don't care who takes part in them. All that matters is that the story gets told, that the story repeats.
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-> Stories ->''"Stories are important. People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it's the other way round. Stories... have evolved... The strongest have survived, and they have grown fat... Stories etch grooves deep enough for people to follow... A thousand wolves have eaten grandmother, a thousand princesses have been kissed... Stories don't care who takes part in them. All that matters is that the story gets told, that the story repeats."''

->And once again, Probability proves itself willing to sneak into a back alley and service Drama as would a copper-piece harlot.
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->And ->''"And once again, Probability proves itself willing to sneak into a back alley and service Drama as would a copper-piece harlot."''

->Why? Because the plot says so!
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->Why? ->''"Why? Because the plot says so!so!"''

->Because I lost. Because as the villain of a children's story, that is all that I ''can'' do.
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->Because ->''"Because I lost. Because as the villain of a children's story, that is all that I ''can'' do."''

->'''[[{{Series/House}} House]]''': So... what "[[TheForce Force]]" ''is'' protecting him? If you start quoting [[Creator/GeorgeLucas Lucas]], I'm going to get the idiot in the cowboy hat to shoot you. A lot. ->'''[[Series/DoctorWho The Tenth Doctor]]''': Oh, that? No, it's far greater than even a science-fiction thingamabob. ->'''[[{{Series/House}} House]]''': ...Well? ->'''[[Series/DoctorWho The Tenth Doctor]]''': It's ''Narrative Convenience''. ->'''[[{{Series/House}} House]]''': ...I really hate you.
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->'''[[{{Series/House}} House]]''': House]]:''' So... what "[[TheForce Force]]" ''is'' protecting him? If you start quoting [[Creator/GeorgeLucas Lucas]], I'm going to get the idiot in the cowboy hat to shoot you. A lot. \n->'''[[Series/DoctorWho \\ '''[[Series/DoctorWho The Tenth Doctor]]''': Oh, that? No, it's far greater than even a science-fiction thingamabob. ->'''[[{{Series/House}} House]]''': ...Well? ->'''[[Series/DoctorWho thingamabob.\\ '''[[{{Series/House}} House]]:''' ...Well?\\ '''[[Series/DoctorWho The Tenth Doctor]]''': It's ''Narrative Convenience''. ->'''[[{{Series/House}} House]]''': ...Convenience''.\\ '''[[{{Series/House}} House]]:''' ...I really hate you.

->'''Jareth''': What are you doing here? ->'''Javert''': Good question. [[DropInCharacter Why are we always loitering here]], James? ->'''James''': I dunno. 'Coz Erik has the biggest TV set? ->'''Jareth''': ''Narrative Convenience''. ->'''James''': Or that. ... Beer?
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->'''Jareth''': ->'''Jareth:''' What are you doing here? ->'''Javert''': here?\\ '''Javert:''' Good question. [[DropInCharacter Why are we always loitering here]], James? ->'''James''': James?\\ '''James:''' I dunno. 'Coz Erik has the biggest TV set? ->'''Jareth''': set?\\ '''Jareth:''' ''Narrative Convenience''. ->'''James''': Convenience''.\\ '''James:''' Or that. ... Beer?

-> Our first task is to find a ship to fly us off Earth and the main plot reason for this given to this seems to be: "So that we can continue with this video game what we are playing." -->-- [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]] [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation on]] {{VideoGame/Destiny}}
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-> Our ->''"Our first task is to find a ship to fly us off Earth and the main plot reason for this given to this seems to be: "So 'So that we can continue with this video game what we are playing." '"'' -->-- [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]] '''Creator/BenCroshaw''' [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation on]] {{VideoGame/Destiny}}''{{VideoGame/Destiny}}''
19th Dec '15 4:23:32 PM jormis29
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-->-- [[BenCroshaw Yahtzee]] [[ZeroPunctuation on]] {{VideoGame/Destiny}}
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-->-- [[BenCroshaw [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]] [[ZeroPunctuation [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation on]] {{VideoGame/Destiny}}
29th Dec '14 4:51:28 PM MarchVee
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fixed wick
-->-- ''{{Marvel 1602}}''
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-->-- ''{{Marvel ''ComicBook/{{Marvel 1602}}''
9th Dec '14 1:07:24 PM iamreallyyou
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-> Our first task is to find a ship to fly us off Earth and the main plot reason for this given to this seems to be: "So that we can continue with this video game what we are playing." -->-- [[BenCroshaw Yahtzee]] [[ZeroPunctuation on]] {{VideoGame/Destiny}}
20th Feb '13 8:52:17 AM Malitia
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-->-- ConversationalTroping ala ''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor''
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-->-- ConversationalTroping ala ''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor''
20th Feb '13 8:51:49 AM Malitia
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->'''Javert''': Good question. Why are we always loitering here, James?
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->'''Javert''': Good question. [[DropInCharacter Why are we always loitering here, here]], James?

-->-- ''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor''
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-->-- ConversationalTroping ala ''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor''
20th Feb '13 8:46:40 AM Malitia
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->'''Jareth''': What are you doing here? ->'''Javert''': Good question. Why are we always loitering here, James? ->'''James''': I dunno. 'Coz Erik has the biggest TV set? ->'''Jareth''': ''Narrative Convenience''. ->'''James''': Or that. ... Beer? -->-- ''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor''
11th Jan '13 6:16:59 PM Tacitus
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-->-- '''Discworld/WitchesAbroad''' ->''"And once again, Probability proves itself willing to sneak into a back alley and service Drama as would a copper-piece harlot."''
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-->-- '''Discworld/WitchesAbroad''' ->''"And ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'' ->And once again, Probability proves itself willing to sneak into a back alley and service Drama as would a copper-piece harlot."''

-> "Why? Because the plot says so!"
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-> "Why? ->Why? Because the plot says so!"so!

->'''[[ComicBook/FantasticFour Thing]]:''' Reed-you spoke of transmutations. Can you restore to me my humanity? I have been a monster for too long.
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->'''[[ComicBook/FantasticFour Thing]]:''' Reed-you Reed - you spoke of transmutations. Can you restore to me my humanity? I have been a monster for too long.

-->-- ''{{Marvel1602}}'' -> "Because I lost. Because as the villain of a children's story, that is all that I ''can'' do."
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-->-- ''{{Marvel1602}}'' -> "Because ''{{Marvel 1602}}'' ->Because I lost. Because as the villain of a children's story, that is all that I ''can'' do."

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-->-- ''{{Marvel1602}}'' -> "Because I lost. Because as the villain of a children's story, that is all that I ''can'' do."
30th Dec '12 11:18:48 AM nombretomado
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->'''[[FantasticFour Thing]]:''' Reed-you spoke of transmutations. Can you restore to me my humanity? I have been a monster for too long. ->'''[[FantasticFour Richard Reed]]:''' In truth, I do not know, my friend. The natural sciences say yes, a cure is possible. But the laws of story suggest that no cure can last for very long, Benjamin. For in the end, alas, [[StatusQuoIsGod you are so much more interesting and satisfying as you are.]]
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->'''[[FantasticFour ->'''[[ComicBook/FantasticFour Thing]]:''' Reed-you spoke of transmutations. Can you restore to me my humanity? I have been a monster for too long. ->'''[[FantasticFour ->'''[[ComicBook/FantasticFour Richard Reed]]:''' In truth, I do not know, my friend. The natural sciences say yes, a cure is possible. But the laws of story suggest that no cure can last for very long, Benjamin. For in the end, alas, [[StatusQuoIsGod you are so much more interesting and satisfying as you are.]]
18th Nov '12 9:47:47 AM Malitia
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->'''[[{{Series/House}} House]]''': So... what "Force" ''is'' protecting him? If you start quoting [[Creator/GeorgeLucas Lucas]], I'm going to get the idiot in the cowboy hat to shoot you. A lot.
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->'''[[{{Series/House}} House]]''': So... what "Force" "[[TheForce Force]]" ''is'' protecting him? If you start quoting [[Creator/GeorgeLucas Lucas]], I'm going to get the idiot in the cowboy hat to shoot you. A lot.
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