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Addressing Fridge Logic in your stories:

Formerly G.G.
While it may not be possible to avoid Fridge Logic, I wonder if anyone has managed to address any thing in the story that doesn't make that much sense? Lets say you have a fantasy setting where it is possible to use magic and there is healing magic that can restore organs but that person is dying and the magus and/or doctor cannot do anything with said magic and the patient dies anyway. Here is the fridge logic, why didn't magic work that time where it some chapters of the story in question it worked well? There are better examples of this in the Headscratchers forums such as "why couldn't the save Aeris with a phoenix down" or "why couldn't revive Galuf with raise?" but how do you address the fridge logic in your stories when the readers, tropers or editors reveal it to you?
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 2 Crystal Glacia, Mon, 2nd Apr '12 9:17:42 AM from Cedarpointland
patience, young padawan
You try to fix it. That's what I call lazy plotting.
 3 feotakahari, Mon, 2nd Apr '12 9:45:58 AM from Looking out at the city
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There are some mechanics that I refuse to use, because they're just too hard to handle coherently. (Time Travel, for instance.) Of course, I don't begrudge anyone else who's willing to take a stab at them.
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 4 JHM, Mon, 2nd Apr '12 9:49:14 AM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
[up] This.

Or, if there is an important reason for this to happen in terms of plot, create a reason that is, ultimately, consistent with how your world works. Just because you know what laws govern the universe doesn't mean that your characters do, but that doesn't mean that you can get by not knowing them.
 5 Mr AHR, Mon, 2nd Apr '12 9:51:39 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Usually most of the fridge logic that happens in my story is because I'm dealing with two parallel stories — what is really happening, and what the reader sees.
 6 Morven, Mon, 2nd Apr '12 10:09:14 AM from Seattle, WA, USA
You have to have some kind of limitations and luck in your healing magic, in that example. Modern medicine can do amazing things, and yet people die of things that sometimes can be fixed. Think about the ways that modern medicine fails and think of magical analogs. Sometimes there is a critical difference between two nominally identical situations — a nicked artery, say, that overwhelms the healer's ability. Some patients may be more responsive to healing magic than others — some, even, may not tolerate it at all ( a magic allergy is a reasonable idea, for instance). There's a question about whether the correct diagnosis is made quickly enough — if the healer spends all their time fixing the big obvious problem that's not the actual thing killing them, for example. There's mistakes, accidents, incompetence, exhaustion.
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 7 Night, Mon, 2nd Apr '12 4:32:28 PM from PSNS Intrepid Relationship Status: Drift compatible
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how do you address the fridge logic in your stories when the readers, tropers or editors reveal it to you?

Short Answer: they have not done so to my knowledge.

Long Answer: I'm the only one with a full set of facts. People have thrown out apparent Fridge Brilliance (it's not) before, but in the end, everything is proceeding in a roughly logical way. If, like me, you have all the facts. Which neither the characters nor the readers do. Bits are revealed as time goes by.

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 8 burnpsy, Tue, 3rd Apr '12 6:45:01 PM from Ontario, Canada Relationship Status: Abstaining
The Eternal Fool
Much like what Night's saying, I really am the only one who knows all the details. Though I'm working with games, the people helping me only know what they need to.

When I see anything that would need to be addressed, I either fix it or, if I like it better the way it is, I have the characters discuss it later.
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Really- you need to understand the implications of whats happening and what you're using to its fullest. Fridge Logic is the result of the reader realizing that what happened at a certain point is not what would happen, given the logic within the story's framework.
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