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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:31 pm    Post subject: Things that I don't understand Reply with quote

TV characters: They never chamber a round when they should. Seriously. I'm watching Burn Notice, which I enjoy, yet there is this kid with a shotgun that is thinking of shooting this guy. Anyway, Michael (the lead) approaches him while he (the kid) is in hiding and the kid turns around and pumps the shotgun. Shouldn't he have done this before? To me, it is like walking around carring a sword still in the scabbard. Doesn't anyone in TV land chamber a round and then click the safety? No. Is it for drama? Or is it for the same nebulous reason that every work of fiction has someone described as having "olive" skin color...?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TVTropes is your friend.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fascinating.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's one of those "build suspense" tricks.


If you don't have the click, and just shoot, it'll have a shock impression.

Like holding a gun that suddenly goes off without notice.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aramor wrote:
TVTropes is your friend.

Oh wow, a link to TVtropes. I guess I wasn't planning on doing anything this week, anyway.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know the feeling.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what you mean!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last post here was in August of 09 dude.
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