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Aug 22nd 2011 at 10:30:31 PM •••

Is there any chance we could get a picture that more accurately describes this trope? The current one doesn't have much difference between panel 1 and panel 2.

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Oct 20th 2012 at 3:41:51 AM •••

Source comic strip is still relevant:

Page image just needs a re-edit to feature panels 1 and 4 instead of 3 and 4.

Apr 18th 2010 at 9:00:29 PM •••

"Everything's Better with Chocolate, as the main active component of chocolate is the very similar theobromine."

Isn't this wrong? I thought, chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, with the effects of both partly cancelling each other out (Theobromine being more similar to the active component of Cannabis)

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Jun 4th 2010 at 3:40:04 AM •••

No. There's very little caffeine in chocolate. Theobromine is still a stimulant, while Cannabis is more of a depressant/hallucinogen.

I had to learn this because I'm not allowed to have caffeine, but I can have chocolate in limited amounts.

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Apr 11th 2010 at 8:08:34 AM •••

Does this trope also apply to sodas with caffeine in them. Also, does it count as a subversion if a character prefers Cola over Coffee for his caffeine fix?

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Jun 4th 2010 at 3:44:12 AM •••

I would say it does, but only if it's used the same way as coffee. In other words, the soda would have to be used as a stimulant, and the character would have to become lethargic and worthless if they don't drink it. Unless there's a subtrope, it makes sense to list something as having only a slight difference under the same trope.

And, of course, if it's an example of the trope, it can't be a subversion.

I may add a bit to the description to make this clearer.

Edited by BigT
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