History WMG / AlanWake

20th Jun '17 11:02:15 AM DevilMaster
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*** This [[Alan Wake 2 concept video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQRUx-w6t4s]] explains that Mr. Scratch's mind used to mirror Alan's own, but it changed for the worse when people started making up rumors about what happened at the lake (Alan Wake supposedly being a serial killer who chopped his wife to pieces and murdered campers), because Mr. Scratch is a fictional character come to life. Also, the Dark Presence tok over him like it had taken over Barbara, because Alan Wake acquiring those traits would be a plot hole like Barbara returning.

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*** This [[Alan Wake 2 concept video https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQRUx-w6t4s]] com/watch?v=OQRUx-w6t4s Alan Wake 2 concept video]] explains that Mr. Scratch's mind used to mirror Alan's own, but it changed for the worse when people started making up rumors about what happened at the lake (Alan Wake supposedly being a serial killer who chopped his wife to pieces and murdered campers), because Mr. Scratch is a fictional character come to life. Also, the Dark Presence tok over him like it had taken over Barbara, because Alan Wake acquiring those traits would be a plot hole like Barbara returning.
20th Jun '17 11:01:03 AM DevilMaster
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*** This [[Alan Wake 2 concept video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQRUx-w6t4s]] explains that Mr. Scratch's mind used to mirror Alan's own, but it changed for the worse when people started making up rumors about what happened at the lake (Alan Wake supposedly being a serial killer who chopped his wife to pieces and murdered campers), because Mr. Scratch is a fictional character come to life. Also, the Dark Presence tok over him like it had taken over Barbara, because Alan Wake acquiring those traits would be a plot hole like Barbara returning.
21st May '17 2:34:28 AM erforce
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You play as Alice, looking for Alan and trying to figure out what's going on. The third game will be simply "Wake", though I have no idea who you'd play as. Maybe both Alan and Alice, to call back to ''MaxPayne2''?

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You play as Alice, looking for Alan and trying to figure out what's going on. The third game will be simply "Wake", though I have no idea who you'd play as. Maybe both Alan and Alice, to call back to ''MaxPayne2''?
''[[VideoGame/MaxPayne2TheFallOfMaxPayne Max Payne 2]]''?



[[WMG: Address Unknown and possibly VideoGame/MaxPayne itself were written by Alan Wake.]]

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[[WMG: Address Unknown ''Address Unknown'' and possibly VideoGame/MaxPayne ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' itself were written by Alan Wake.]]
15th Jan '17 3:36:31 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: Cauldron Lake/The Dark Presence is the present day [[BrutalLegend Sea of Black Tears]]]]

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[[WMG: Cauldron Lake/The Dark Presence is the present day [[BrutalLegend [[VideoGame/BrutalLegend Sea of Black Tears]]]]
6th Jan '16 9:32:01 PM Doug86
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[[WMG: One of the previous writers lured to Bright Falls was FrankMiller.]]

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[[WMG: One of the previous writers lured to Bright Falls was FrankMiller.Creator/FrankMiller.]]
30th Mar '15 11:13:00 PM justanid
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[[WMG: Mr. Scratch is a [[{{Ravenloft}} Mist Claimer]]]]

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[[WMG: Mr. Scratch is a [[{{Ravenloft}} [[TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} Mist Claimer]]]]
14th Mar '15 8:26:18 PM Vios
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His manipulation by the Dark Presence was depicted [[http://shortpacked.com/comic/book-2-pulls-the-drama-tag/06-the-drama-tag/whores/ here.]]

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His manipulation by the Dark Presence was depicted [[http://shortpacked.com/comic/book-2-pulls-the-drama-tag/06-the-drama-tag/whores/ [[http://www.shortpacked.com/index.php?id=183 here.]]
28th Aug '14 4:37:21 PM ShadowDragon8685
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By signing the Old Gods of Asgard and getting them out of retirement and writing music again he's giving the Dark Presence another foothold into the world that lets it bolster its strength independent of Alan. It's still focusing its attention of Alan because it wants revenge, because his writing seems to be a better source of power for it than their songs (probably because it has so much more to work with in a novel than in just a few verses), and maybe because Odin and Tor just seem to be very good at wiggling out of its influence without anything too bad happening, but having them out there making works and gaining fame is still giving it an edge it would have lacked in its fight against him.

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By signing the Old Gods of Asgard and getting them out of retirement and writing music again he's giving the Dark Presence another foothold into the world that lets it bolster its strength independent of Alan. It's still focusing its attention of Alan because it wants revenge, because his writing seems to be a better source of power for it than their songs (probably because it has so much more to work with in a novel than in just a few verses), and maybe because Odin and Tor just seem to be very good at wiggling out of its influence without anything too bad happening, but having them out there making works and gaining fame is still giving it an edge it would have lacked in its fight against him.him.

[[WMG: The locals Weirdness Censor isn't working more than usual.]]
On the Weirdness Censor in the main page, it is pointed out that the people of Bright Falls don't seem to notice scores of disappearing people, dozens of abandoned cars choking the roads, and buildings completely demolished by supernatural forces. This isn't so weird, though, when you think carefully:

Cars choking the roads could have been accumulated at many points in time, and 'saved' by the Dark Persence. It only needed to start with one car which veered offroad or crashed due to normal circumstances at night, when and where nobody would see it; thereafter, it could simply materialize them when someone else was driving at night and crash them, then Take them and their car quickly. In this manner, it could accumulate many cars/buses/trucks.

Likewise, the majority of the obvious WIZARDRY happens far away from civilization, with the mess at the campground (the wall torn out of a solid log building,) being some of the only obvious supernatural craziness in places which are on the beaten path. The DP didn't go demolishing the buildings in Bright Falls itself, mostly the buildings it smashed were in the ghost towns and out-of-the-way areas. So the folks of Bright Falls would have had enough information to know that something WEIRD was going on, but they wouldn't have to be obviously ignoring blatantly supernatural events. This likely also contributes to the fact that as Deerfest approaches, there were more and more incidents.

[[WMG: More people know about and have been fighting the Taken than we know baout.]]
It's stated many times that every year, as Deerfest approaches, which presumably coincides somehow with an ebbing of power on the DP's part, there are always incidents. Cynthia Weaver is the obvious, given that she's the CrazyPrepared lady who lives in the abandoned power plant (and which is technically in violation of local and federal law, but which the locals don't prosecute her for,) and is always prepared against the darkness, but there's always reports of people firing off their guns at Deerfest, but comparatively few fatalities. Some of that, of course, is likely standard rednecks making noise, but it would make sense if people were seeing Taken, reacting appropriately (melting the darkness off them and then shooting them,) only to have no evidence that they'd ever been under attack in the first place, which they just keep quiet about. (Also, the church is always lit at Deerfest. Hrm...)
9th Apr '14 7:42:43 AM Cass
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[[WMG: Barry is unknowingly making things worse for Al.]]
By signing the Old Gods of Asgard and getting them out of retirement and writing music again he's giving the Dark Presence another foothold into the world that lets it bolster its strength independent of Alan. It's still focusing its attention of Alan because it wants revenge, because his writing seems to be a better source of power for it than their songs (probably because it has so much more to work with in a novel than in just a few verses), and maybe because Odin and Tor just seem to be very good at wiggling out of its influence without anything too bad happening, but having them out there making works and gaining fame is still giving it an edge it would have lacked in its fight against him.
13th Mar '14 10:50:06 PM burichanalt
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You can even add another layer at the bottom, with the ''Alan Wake'' book being an adaption of Thomas Zane's poems into a more coherent narrative.

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You can even add another layer at the bottom, with the ''Alan Wake'' book being an adaption of Thomas Zane's poems into a more coherent narrative.narrative.

[[WMG: The bulk of the Taken died in the lake at different time periods.]]
Here's my toss-in for why no one seems to notice the lack of a few hundred people in a small rural town; only the Elites were freshly taken. Everyone else was accumulated over time. The final level explicitly states that the Dark Presence is tossing stuff at Alan that was in the lake. You see all sorts of items: a plane, train cars, a school bus, etc. All of that junk in the tornado came from the lake. No way it was all just refuse. That small plane? There's a dozen Taken. Your average school bus could supply another two or three dozen (presumably carrying teenagers or maybe chartered for adults). Car crashes, drownings, accidents? Mountains are dangerous. Over the course of 40 years, the Darkness would have had ample time to take all of the people who ended up in the lake.
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