An index of distraction and diversion tropes
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Tropes that cover things that distract or divert a character's attention, whether by accident or design, as well as the characters that plan or fall for them. For examples of things that might distract you, the reader, from something you really should be doing instead, see Wiki Walk and TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Life.
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