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"Like that time you accidentally started a robot cult. Or when you got distracted by sweet make-outs and wound up forever altering that same cult."
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If this isn't a case of Checkov's Gun, I dunno what else is.
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TvTropes is a pox upon humanity.
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TvTropes is a pox upon humanity.
To be fair, that term is much much older than Tvtropes.
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I know.
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Siddell's doing a good job establishing threats for the new arc, but I still don't know what the motivations and stakes are. That said we're only a few pages in and he's getting more decompressed with his storytelling as time goes by. It could be August before we have the new conflict laid out.
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Sorry Annie, your dad is just one more social mistake away from getting that arrow lodged in his rectum.

Or, like, I guess Coyote might find out there's a new kid in town and go all American Gods for the next few chapters, I dunno.
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To be fair, that term is much much older than Tvtropes.
The great irony of the trope is that the later you get into Chekhov's plays, the less likely the gun is to go off, or to make a difference in its firing. In The Cherry Orchard, his last play, a character actually pulls out a gun on stage and says "I always carry a loaded pistol so that I could kill myself at any time." Then he puts it away and nothing ever happens with it again.
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