Playing With / Like You Were Dying

Basic Trope: A character who's about to die decides to live life to the fullest.
  • Straight: Alice, who has a terminal disease, decides to spend her last few days seeing the world and experiencing it.
  • Exaggerated: Alice catches a cold, and, thinking she's going to die, goes on an extravagant spending spree.
  • Downplayed: ???
  • Justified: Alice always talked about how she wanted to do these things.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice spends her last few days curled up in a ball, sobbing.
    • A cancer patient is about to live, he decides to lounge about for the rest of his life.
  • Subverted:
    • "I'm dying? I guess this is my last chance to travel the globe! To the Internet!"
    • She's not really dying, she's just living in such a manner.
  • Double Subverted:
    • "Where I will buy plane tickets to everywhere!"
    • The Reveal indicates she knew she was going to die before she actually told anyone (and by extension the audience), and transitioned into an adventurous person slowly to cast off suspicion, denying it if anyone asked.
  • Parodied: Alice actually throws a little party when she finds out she has the disease.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice doesn't change her daily routine when she learns the news.
  • Enforced: "Alice is dying! It's time for a vacation episode!"
  • Lampshaded: "You've really opened up in these last few days!"
  • Invoked: Alice lies to a friend that he's dying so he can get out of the house.
  • Exploited: Alice is able to include things in her journey around the world that she would never have had the opportunity to do otherwise by bringing up her terminal illness.
  • Defied: Alice, after much consideration, decides that it would probably be better for her loved ones if she just stayed around them until she died.
  • Discussed: "You're dying? Shouldn't you be off swimming with dolphins?"
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Alice's attempts to live life to the fullest are just a mask for her inability to cope with death.
  • Reconstructed: She copes with death by doing the things she loved in life, i.e. partying.

It might be my last chance...better go back to Like You Were Dying.