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Jan 16th 2019 at 2:30:34 AM •••

I think Tastes Like Chicken should go here as if someone is eating some unknown meat we obviously can\'t taste it and the best way to tell someone what something tastes like is to compared it the taste of something else.

Jan 3rd 2017 at 2:55:59 PM •••

Would No Endor Holocaust qualify? If the audience doesn't see people dying during a destructive battle, then no one died in said battle.

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Jun 24th 2015 at 10:19:07 AM •••

The Doraemon reboot episode "Feeling Crabby" has Doraemon and Nobi accidentally turned into crabs with distinctive faces. To the other characters, they are shown as realistic crabs.

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Jun 24th 2015 at 10:34:02 AM •••

If it's an example, you can add it yourself.

Mar 30th 2015 at 6:43:36 AM •••

(1) I don't know if the following already has a name, but if it doesn't let's call it "stealthy blinkenlichts": a device that is SUPPOSED to remain undetected, such as a tracker or a bomb, has a bright blinking light on it so that the audience knows what kind of device it is, and the hero wastes no time in trying to find it.

(2) "Hidden object POV." The article which the hero is supposed to locate is shown in extreme close-up, from a low angle, e.g.lying on the forest floor, so that the audience is immediately aware of it, subsequently lessening the implausibility of the hero spotting it within seconds.

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Dec 10th 2014 at 10:03:15 PM •••

I've noticed something like this with vampires and sunlight. It's common for it to be UV radiation specifically that hurts vampires, but it's unheard of for windows, which block UV radiation, to protect vampires. Presumably, this is do to the fact that you can't tell windows block light by looking, so you assume they don't. A particular example that comes to mind is the movie Dylan Dog: Dead of Night. Magnesium flares are used because the burn hotter than the sun. This would suggest that UV radiation is the issue, since otherwise you could use other flares and just use more of them, but a vampire is hurt by having his curtains open when his windows are still closed.

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Dec 11th 2014 at 3:07:35 AM •••

Actually, UV radiation in significant amounts does come through glass.

Apr 20th 2014 at 12:02:11 AM •••

I wondered - should Short-Range Long-Range Weapon with regards to video games, live-action TV and film be considered going under this trope?

My thoughts are games or other moving visual media simulating/displaying shooting at targets you can barely even see let alone be immediately identifiable as an individual would of course be lacking obvious perception for its audience, inviting the trope to commonly occur in said media.

Feb 6th 2012 at 5:25:05 AM •••

The entire section dealing with quantum observation, uncertainty principles and dead(?) cats needs to be revised for being "in violation" of tvtropes posting style. I'm not being a rules lawyer or a stop-having-fun-guy, but the whole section devolves pretty quickly into a minor debate and ruins the flow of things (as post debates are wont to do). I'd fix it but I'm too lazy.

Oct 3rd 2011 at 4:08:43 PM •••

Cut this:

* In the Slurm Factory episode of Futurama Fry, thirsty as hell and obsessed with getting his hands on some Slurm, tries to get at the Slurm river the boat is riding on. When Fry finally dives in, because he can't reach it any other way, he comes up spitting because it's not Slurm, it's just a foul-tasting liquid meant to look like Slurm in order to fool people on the tour.
Because this is not an example of this trope.

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Feb 6th 2012 at 5:19:43 AM •••

Unless Slurm has a distinctive smell. Logically speaking, it probably does. However, I'm pretty certain that it was never implicitly stated to have a distinctive odor. Thus, the example should be removed.

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