History WebComic / Freefall

25th Mar '17 11:22:01 PM Kalaong
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* FailsafeFailure: Inverted and Lampshaded as one's definition of "failure" boils down to [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2300/fc02268.htm "the machine won't do what I want."]] A security guard can ''see'' an intruder on his monitor, but due to lack of activity, he doesn't know the password to enable manual control or re-enable automatic firing. He's kvetching ''now'', but he'd be singing a different tune if the system had been targeting ''him.''

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* FailsafeFailure: Inverted and Lampshaded as one's definition of "failure" boils down to [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2300/fc02268.htm "the machine won't do what I want."]] A security guard can ''see'' an intruder Sam on his monitor, but due to lack of activity, he doesn't know the password to enable manual control or re-enable automatic firing. He's kvetching ''now'', but he'd be singing a different tune if the system had been targeting ''him.''
23rd Mar '17 8:50:57 PM Materioptikon
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* ShoutOutToShakespeare: Clippy inverts [[Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice Shylock's]] speech to highlight the difference between humans and robots.
23rd Mar '17 8:49:49 PM Materioptikon
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* ShoutOutToShakespeare: Clippy inverts [[Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice Shylock's]] speech to highlight the difference between humans and robots.
16th Mar '17 10:50:56 AM BaconZorp
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[[caption-width-right:256:[-From left to right: [[OnlySaneWoman Florence]], [[LoveableRogue Sam]], and [[CloudCuckoolander Helix]], crew of the ''Savage Chicken''.-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:256:[-From left to right: [[OnlySaneWoman Florence]], [[LoveableRogue [[LovableRogue Sam]], and [[CloudCuckoolander Helix]], crew of the ''Savage Chicken''.-] ]]
21st Feb '17 10:46:05 AM HiddenWindshield
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* LieToTheBeholder: Robots use transponders as the primary means of identifying each other. This means that a robot will "see" whatever the transponder tells it is there, [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2200/fc02105.htm even if it wouldn't actually fit in the space available]], or if the transponder [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2300/fc02296.htm is on an organic being rather than a robot]], or if [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1400/fc01305.htm there's nothing there but the transponder connected to a battery]].
16th Feb '17 4:07:07 AM Nohbody
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* UnwantedAssistance: When talking with the police about Clippy, in [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2400/fc02376.htm this]] strip, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Mr. Kornada]] is forced to order Blunt to shut up, in spite of Blunt believing he was helping Kornada [[spoiler:by revealing that he was responsible for the release of Gardener in the Dark, not knowing that Kornada is in danger of facing criminal charges for it]].

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* UnwantedAssistance: UnwantedAssistance:
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When talking with the police about Clippy, in [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2400/fc02376.htm this]] strip, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Mr. Kornada]] is forced to order Blunt to shut up, in spite of Blunt believing he was helping Kornada [[spoiler:by revealing that he was responsible for the release of Gardener in the Dark, not knowing that Kornada is in danger of facing criminal charges for it]].it]].
** Blunt seems to be feeling this. Mr. Kornada seems to be [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3000/fc02926.htm sabotaging]] Blunt's [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3000/fc02927.htm efforts to defend him]] during his trial.
16th Feb '17 4:05:55 AM Nohbody
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* StopHelpingMe: Blunt seems to be feeling this. Mr. Kornada seems to be [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3000/fc02926.htm sabotaging]] Blunt's [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3000/fc02927.htm efforts to defend him]].
15th Feb '17 7:21:08 AM Kalaong
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* FridgeLogic: In-universe, Ishiguro tells Clippy to think about the claim that Ishiguro died and what happened to stock prices that day. When he considers that, that day the stock prices went up when the ''Chief Financial Officer'' "died", Clippy realizes how little sense that makes.

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* FridgeLogic: In-universe, [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2900/fc02866.htm In-universe]], Ishiguro tells Clippy to think about the claim that Ishiguro died and what happened to stock prices that day. When he considers that, that day the stock prices went up when the ''Chief Financial Officer'' "died", Clippy realizes how little sense that makes.



* MistakenForAfterlife: Clippy the robot is dismantled to prevent him carrying out a plot for world domination ordered by Mr Kornada. When he is reactivated, he believes that he has died and gone to an afterlife, partly because he's in a WhiteVoidRoom (an electronically isolated secure room, to contain any hostile actions he might take before matters get straightened out) and the first person he sees is his rightful owner, who Kornada had convinced him was dead so that he would accept Kornada's orders.

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* MistakenForAfterlife: Clippy the robot is dismantled to prevent him carrying out a plot for world domination ordered by Mr Kornada. When he is reactivated, [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2900/fc02863.htm reactivated]], he believes that he has died and gone to an afterlife, partly because he's in a WhiteVoidRoom (an electronically isolated secure room, to contain any hostile actions he might take before matters get straightened out) and the first person he sees is his rightful owner, who Kornada had convinced him was dead so that he would accept Kornada's orders.
15th Feb '17 12:39:53 AM Miss_Desperado
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* AgitatedItemStomping: Implied by the crunches coming from behind a closed bathroom door in [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2500/fc02439.htm this panel]]. [[UpliftedAnimal Florence]] uses either this trope or her teeth to destroy a [[RestrainingBolt remote control that makes her faint]] before [[NoKillLikeOverkill flushing it down the toilet]]. %%More context for this moment is riddled with spoilers, think twice about whether it's necessary to give more context.



* AnonymityCorrupts: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Dr. Bowman [[spoiler:when he gives Florence a new, much more secure remote]].

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* AnonymityCorrupts: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] by Dr. Bowman [[spoiler:when he gives Florence a new, much more secure remote]]. The device [[DefiedTrope defies this trope]] by recording who uses it.
10th Feb '17 12:49:16 PM Gunsahoy
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** To NotInMyBackyard - "[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1200/fv01127.htm People want electricity, but not the power plants]]. Metals, but not the mining or smelting areas. Chemicals, but not the chemical industry."

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** To NotInMyBackyard - "[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1200/fv01127.htm People want electricity, but not the power plants]]. Metals, but not the mining or smelting areas. Chemicals, but not the chemical industry."" [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2900/fc02829.htm Or Lions, Tigers & Bears]].
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