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01:58:50 AM Mar 18th 2013
I couldn't find any provenance for this one with a quick Google search, so I'm moving this here for the time being -

"Hugo Chavez described socialism as a virus with which he intends to infect all other countries".
09:23:40 AM Dec 10th 2012
The picture is small and confusing. Is the guy being eaten by the cloak?
02:44:38 PM Oct 14th 2012
There's a character in the Tabletop Game "Don't Rest Your Head" called the Tacks Man. He's a beurocrat with a thumbtack for a head. He chases people down and takes parts of the victim (your heartbeat, your memory of your daughter, your first laugh, etc). Would he fit as an example of this trope?
06:17:27 PM Oct 8th 2012
edited by EmmaWoodhouse18
I think there should be a separate trope for when this is used to say that a certain fandom/website/show/whatever is really addictive, such as with The Herd or, of course, TV Tropes itself. If there isn't one, can we create one?
02:51:57 AM Mar 9th 2012
Do the vampires of the novel 'Salem's Lot count? It was implied they drank blood to turn people, and their leader essentially wanted to turn everyone into vampires. The implications of this are discussed by two characters at one point, saying they can't let him turn everyone (or nearly everyone) into vampires. (needing a breeding population of humans shouldn't be a problem - The Cybermen do too.)
08:39:19 PM Sep 22nd 2010
Why was the picture of Alpha taken down?
05:07:21 AM Jun 21st 2010
That picture is Did Not Do The Research - Zachary Quinto as Sylar does not eat brains - just examines them to find out what causes special powers. He kills people because he's Ax-Crazy, rather than having to kill people, since he could easily do it using proper techniques (he does on Charlie.)
12:10:04 AM May 24th 2010
edited by Herbarius
The page quote "We are the Borg. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile." is Beam Me Up, Scotty!...

There are really two variants. The "full version" of that speech goes like this: "We are the Borg. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile."

Then sometimes you'll here the "short version", which is just: "We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile."

Basically, the longer version instead of using the wort "assimilate" will elaborate in detail what they're going to do.
12:00:26 AM Apr 23rd 2010
I changed the eponymous for Chimera Beast back to titular. Not really a major thing to note, but there seems to be a lot of issues about those two, and after checking, I believe this is the only time I've used the word properly here. Chimera Beast is a name that only occurs in the title, they're always called "Eaters" in game.
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