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Voyd211
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07:14:22 PM Mar 30th 2012
Should we add a characters page?
REV6Pilot
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10:16:39 AM Jun 11th 2011
Goddamned Bats and High Octane Nightmare Fuel aren't YMMV items in this case, are they? I mean, an in-universe character thinks of the examples as that. Shouldn't it go on the main page?
CPFMfan
02:54:36 PM Jun 11th 2011
I think someone put them there because they had the little red dot "subjective" sign on the sides. If you say "in-universe" I think those go away.
RocketDude
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04:43:42 PM May 22nd 2011
I doubt that Freeman references Unreal. Anyone opposed to cutting that last example at Shout-Out?
RocketDude
10:45:02 PM Jun 5th 2011
In addition, there are three YMMV items right now that sound more like we could just slap the "Invoked" tag on, but I want a second opinion first.
RocketDude
04:12:20 PM Jun 11th 2011
Another Shout-Out thing:

I remember how Freeman's line about "White men in powered Hazmat suits can't jump" apparently being a reference to something called White Men Can't Jump. It's gone nowadays, though, so why?
pascalCase
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07:59:15 PM Apr 11th 2011
I disagree with the "Arson, Murder and Jaywalking" reference. It's not that leaving fingerprints is like the "jaywalking" part of the above. He is concerned about fingerprints because they could lead to him being implicated in firing the missile rather than leaving his environment a bit messy.
Dragon573
09:20:31 PM Oct 7th 2011
Agreed. I didn't want to remove it, bit now I have to, seeing that someone else caught it. That's more Protagonist-Centered Morality than anything.
stupidasswordhere
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09:25:10 AM Nov 6th 2010
edited by stupidasswordhere
(Sorry if I seem to be bitching a lot, but there's no Headscratchers page, and this is the closest I could find) At the time of the Black Mesa Incident, Gordon Freeman is 27 years old. He has no dependents and is a graduate of MIT, having earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics. His thesis was titled Observation of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Entanglement on Supraquantum Structures by Induction Through Nonlinear Transuranic Crystal of Extremely Long Wavelength (ELW) Pulse from Mode-Locked Source Array (essentially about the teleportation of matter through extremely dense elements). A native of Seattle, Washington, Freeman harbors an early interest in theoretical physics, such as quantum mechanics and relativity. His earliest heroes are Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking and Richard Feynman. After observing a series of teleportation experiments conducted by the Institute for Experimental Physics in Innsbruck, Austria, applications of teleportation become Freeman's obsession. Was there ANY mention of Gordon's interests in theoretical physics or teleportation so far?
UncloudedTJ
09:48:41 AM Nov 6th 2010
Seriously? This a humor series entirely for fun and you're trying to see if there's mention of Gordon's interest in physics? Of course there is, but it's mostly played for laughs. Now about theoretical physics or teleportation specifically that's a bit harder to answer. Off hand I remember in the second episode that he made fun of other scientists having trouble with Newton's law of gravitational force and then talking about how his department is working on Quantum Displacement.
RocketDude
11:37:51 PM Mar 14th 2011
In addition, he seems hell-bent on proving String Theory wrong (saying that those who subscribe to the theory are cultists, for one example). He definitely knows his stuff.
stupidasswordhere
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12:09:47 PM Nov 3rd 2010
edited by stupidasswordhere
This always bothered me. Why does Freeman (and the spin-off characters) assume the health chargers are dispensers? You're supposed to hook up your HEV suit/body armor to it. You can't get "gauze" out of one.
Generality
07:59:02 PM Nov 3rd 2010
Realism. A machine that dispenses Band-Aids makes more sense than one that you plug into to magically get better, at least for the tech level expected of the game. Of course, that explanation only makes sense if you ignore the equally implausible concept of quantified health points, which is why Freeman's Mind doesn't show the HUD.
premier666
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04:42:01 PM Sep 17th 2010
"Literal Ass Kissing: Whoever wrote a lot of the spin-off tropes is guilty of kissing Shephard's ass. Seriously. "

Ok, what the hell is this?
SNES
10:07:29 PM Sep 17th 2010
An inappropriate comment from lordpsymon. *removes*
premier666
04:34:11 AM Sep 18th 2010
Yeah, I thought it was something like that. I didn't want to remove it without asking first, since I'm more used to lurking than editing.
SomeGuy
01:54:45 PM Sep 18th 2010
In the future please at least remove anything that uses the word "literally" as an intensifier. Egads that's annoying. I was expecting a story about someone actually kissing Shephard's ass there!
SoranMBane
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11:03:38 PM May 24th 2010
Should tropes specific to the spinoffs (Shephard's Mind, Barney's Mind, etc.) be added to this page or should they have their own pages created?
T-Jack
06:34:26 AM May 25th 2010
Personally, I would add a "Sponoffs" section to this page. There Is no Such Thing as Notability, but creating a new page for every spioff seems like an overkill.
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