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02:44:34 PM Oct 29th 2013
Removed these subjective pseudo-examples from the video game section. This discussion might be relevant to some Lets Plays, so I'm putting it here:

  • Fairly common in gaming. Hands up if you ever gave up on a puzzle in a game and while walking away from it or rotating the camera you saw something you missed.
  • Also common in games because people tend try more complicated methods of solving a puzzle or beating a difficult level, when there's actually a simple solution to the whole thing. And even more common still if said gamer is used to speedrunning said type of game, since they tend to try risky and difficult ways of skipping everything rather than just doing things the 'normal' way.
09:39:26 PM Aug 3rd 2011
I was thinking...isn't this how Writer's Block works? I want to add it, but first I want to make sure if it belongs.
11:00:05 AM Sep 13th 2010
Some natter from the Wheel of Time entry:
  • Since it's repeatedly stated that Saidar and Saidin, the male half of the One Power, are equally powerful, and male channelers control Saidin by forcibly directing it, there are some Unfortunate Implications here...
    • Repeatedly stated by those who believe it, but that doesn't mean it's true. In fact, in a one-on-one fight, a male channeler will almost always beat a female channeler. Female channelers compensate by being able to link without the assistance of male channelers; male channelers cannot do the reverse. (And thirteen linked female channelers can overpower any one male channeler.) Either way, Saidin and Saidar are not equally powerful.
      • Saidin and Saidar are equally powerful. It's not a sure thing that a male channeler will beat a female channeler. Male channelers are generally more powerful, but female channelers are more dexterous in their weaving. Effectively, they're matched. In the books, male channelers are generally more powerful because the Black Tower actively recruits while the White Tower doesn't.
  • Also relates to the elements they're strongest in. Saidin is fire and earth, elements which are built on power. Saidar is wind and water, which give may when struck with force. It's possible that the force Saidin users use water Powers with are actively invoking this trope.
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