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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.
Source comic strip is still relevant: http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=535
Page image just needs a re-edit to feature panels 1 and 4 instead of 3 and 4.
"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)
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.
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?
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.
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