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Mar 8th 2018 at 12:26:23 PM •••

Splatoon 2 just got one of these. Marina says: "It's funny because this is only a simulation and free will is a lie." Pearl then responds "Head to the pledge box and choose the side you're programmed to!"

Mar 29th 2017 at 10:41:59 AM •••

Anyone else notice there are two separate Simpsons sections for listing tropes?

Jan 29th 2017 at 8:17:10 AM •••

Would anyone be interested in a subtrope of this for when, in written-dialogue mediums (comics, literature), someone corrects a word someone else, except the wrong and correct words are both homophones and so the corrector couldn't have possibly detected it was misspelled in-universe?

When it looks as if a character can hear ortography, like the dude from Brandon Sanderson's I Hate Dragons writing exercise.

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Feb 24th 2012 at 5:44:28 PM •••

Is there a specific term for characters who break the fourth wall because of No Social Skills? My guess is Beyond the Impossible.

Mar 9th 2011 at 2:16:48 AM •••

I seem to recall a Simpsons episode where Kent Brockman was screaming about commercials planning to kill you. Then of course, real commercial break.

Mar 9th 2011 at 2:07:50 AM •••

Buffy; in one of the college years episode she is having a weird, extended dream. The unreality is heightened by the geography being all wonky. One set leads directly to the other with no logic. This is how the sets are laid out in real life. I think 'Home Improvement' did a similar bit but as a joke.

Mar 9th 2010 at 2:40:16 PM •••

Here's a fun activity to try: Gain Medium Awareness in real life. Complain about what the writers are making you, the main character, deal with today. Refer to what happened "in the last episode." Tell people to continue the conversation after the commercial break has ended. And so on.

It's really fun, I've done it before.

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