History WMG / GroundhogDay

12th Jun '16 7:43:45 AM maryP
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[[WMG: Fred was the sort of guy who would be not afraid to cry in front of Debbie]]
...And change poopy diapers, and perhaps even be willing to use the word "poopy", if necessary. This spurred on her second thoughts about the wedding, because she was the sort of girl who wanted an overly macho sort of man (notice it is she who gets the most excited about the Wrestlemania tickets during their conversation with Phil.) Fred senses that Rita is looking for the more sensitive type of man, thus his longing glance towards her when he kisses her cheek at the party, but alas, her attentions have already been turned to Phil by this point. Debbie sees the longing glance that Fred gives Rita, and angrily pulls him away, which foreshadows a long and unhappy marriage, with an angry, controlling, jealous, and deeply critical woman. This, coupled with many torturous nights viewing pro wrestling, eventually causes a SanitySlippage for Fred, thusly causing him to become AxCrazy at some point, flipping tables and flinging cutlery at the local Punxatawney Diner, raving about how Punxatawney Phil personally told him that the world would be experiencing six millennia of an uninhabitable ice age, and they must all move underground or die, and will be later committed to an insane asylum for the rest of his life, when all is said and done.
1st May '16 10:44:37 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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[[WMG: [[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Witches]] are behind the GroundhogDayLoop]]

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[[WMG: [[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Witches]] are behind the GroundhogDayLoop]]
6th Feb '16 7:01:42 PM CapnMP
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[[WMG: The GroundhogDayLoop was caused by Slaanesh]]
Because every WMG page needs a crossover with WH40k.
2nd Feb '16 3:26:36 PM AHI-3000
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* Or maybe Phil didn't commit rape and wanton murder because, you know, he had enough of a conscious to not do so? Even if history repeats, I don't think all but a sociopath would be able to do what you're describing.

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* Or maybe Phil didn't commit rape and wanton murder because, you know, he had enough of a conscious conscience to not do so? Even if history repeats, I don't think all but a sociopath would be able to do what you're describing.
2nd Feb '16 3:26:08 PM AHI-3000
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* That's reading quite a bit into it, inasmuch as all of those are things one can do to oneself -- and in fact we see one of them.

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* ** That's reading quite a bit into it, inasmuch as all of those are things one can do to oneself -- and in fact we see one of them.
2nd Feb '16 3:24:49 PM AHI-3000
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While daydreaming about all the cray things Phil could do with his powers is always an interesting thought experiment, he may have found himself unable to do things which would possibly haunt him forever - shooting up the town square, rape, cold-blooded murder, killing Rita herself - if the PowersThatBe were intending for him to end up with Rita in the end they kept him from doing anything that would interfere with that end product of the loop.

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While daydreaming about all the cray crazy things Phil could do with his powers is always an interesting thought experiment, he may have found himself unable to do things which would possibly haunt him forever - shooting up the town square, rape, cold-blooded murder, killing Rita herself - if the PowersThatBe were intending for him to end up with Rita in the end they kept him from doing anything that would interfere with that end product of the loop.
22nd Oct '15 8:38:49 PM nombretomado
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*** [[BagOfSpilling Don't]] [[MoneyForNothing forget]][[MajorasMask ...]]

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*** [[BagOfSpilling Don't]] [[MoneyForNothing forget]][[MajorasMask ...forget]][[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask ...]]



* That's ridiculous. [[MajorasMask Who would go to so much effort for a game?]]

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* That's ridiculous. [[MajorasMask [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Who would go to so much effort for a game?]]
28th Sep '15 11:15:13 AM AHI-3000
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** I think a loop like that would eventually drive anyone to become a psychopath, at least for a while. Sociopaths aren't just people who kill for no reason, they're people who can't comprehend that other people have a sense of self. They're completely unable to empathize. From his perspective, eventually, these people would stop seeming like people. He knows exactly what they do, what they think, who they are. They'd seem like an NPC in a video game. Mindless drones going about their set path with no deviation, always spouting the phrase and doing the same things. Phil even says at one point he's a God. I think almost anyone would eventually, after an incalculable number of years would go mad from frustration and literally do everything they can think of to break up the monotony including murder, rape and arson. Morals only hold true so long as we believe other people exist and matter. When you're the only one who can change, do something different, have an apparent sense of free will, other people simply wouldn't seem real.

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** I think a loop like that would eventually drive anyone to become a psychopath, at least for a while. Sociopaths aren't just people who kill for no reason, they're people who can't comprehend that other people have a sense of self. They're completely unable to empathize. From his perspective, eventually, these people would stop seeming like people. He knows exactly what they do, what they think, who they are. They'd seem like an NPC in a video game. Mindless drones going about their set path with no deviation, always spouting the same phrase and doing the same things. Phil even says at one point he's a God. I think almost anyone would eventually, after an incalculable number of years would go mad from frustration and literally do everything they can think of to break up the monotony including murder, rape and arson. Morals only hold true so long as we believe other people exist and matter. When you're the only one who can change, do something different, have an apparent sense of free will, other people simply wouldn't seem real.
5th Sep '15 8:29:08 PM Rockatt
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In the time loop, when a day ends, the day does not disappear into nothingness. It becomes an alternate universe in which Phil exits the time loop through that day. Like the ending of the movie, when Phil exited the time loop through the day in which he is nice to everyone and lives with the consequences and results of that day, each day in the time loop has its own alternate universe in which Phil lives the results and consequences of that day. This means that there is an alternate universe where Phil promised to marry a woman he did not know, several alternate universes in which Phil has a bad relationship with Rita, several alternate universes in which Phil is dead because of suicide, and so on. None of the Phils know this though, and each Phil except for the first and true Phil has exited the time loop, and only the first and true Phil retains the knowledge he has gained from each day. Furthermore...

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In the time loop, when a day ends, the day does not disappear into nothingness. It becomes an alternate universe in which Phil exits the time loop through that day. Like the ending of the movie, when Phil exited the time loop through the day in which he is nice to everyone and lives with the consequences and results of that day, each day in the time loop has its own alternate universe in which Phil lives the results and consequences of that day. This means that there is an alternate universe where the time loop never happened in the first place, an alternate universe where Phil promised to marry a woman he did not know, several alternate universes in which Phil has a bad relationship with Rita, several alternate universes in which Phil is dead because of suicide, and so on. None of the Phils know this though, and each Phil except for the first and true Phil has exited the time loop, and only the first and true Phil retains the knowledge he has gained from each day. Furthermore...
5th Sep '15 5:42:52 PM maxwellsilver
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* WordOfGod says he did, but they didn't show it because it would change the tone too much.
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