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Old 04-28-2012, 09:31 PM   #41
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It's exactly like that. He doesn't cause hallucinations no matter what it may seem. Rather there's some underlying cause that gives the character hallucinations. Bob taking credit for the other hallucinations is itself one of them. Bob IS one of the hallucinations.
If Bob is a Hallucination then getting rid of bob will not necessarily cure problem. if Bob is a real but Meme entities getting rid of Bob gets rid of everything.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:35 PM   #42
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If Bob is a Hallucination then getting rid of bob will not necessarily cure problem. if Bob is a real but Meme entities getting rid of Bob gets rid of everything.
What's Meme?
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:19 PM   #43
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What's Meme?
A though construct.

A Mememic Entities as a creature/person made out of though
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:23 PM   #44
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If Bob is a Hallucination then getting rid of bob will not necessarily cure problem. if Bob is a real but Meme entities getting rid of Bob gets rid of everything.
Then he's kinda both. He's not real, but a figment of my imagination. However, my subconscious is creating him as a means of explaining WHY all these things do and will happen to me, such as me turning into a wolf-man (which will happen).
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:48 AM   #45
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Sounds like Bob is just the background reason for your other disads like nightmares (etc). It's great flavor text, but it doesn't make any difference _why_ you have the nightmares.

If you get rid of Bob, you buy off the disads. "Getting rid of Bob" is the event that lets you buy them off, and the explanation for why they're gone.

I don't see a necessity for modelling Bob as an independent Ally. Keep it simple.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:17 AM   #46
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Sounds like Bob is just the background reason for your other disads like nightmares (etc). It's great flavor text, but it doesn't make any difference _why_ you have the nightmares.

If you get rid of Bob, you buy off the disads. "Getting rid of Bob" is the event that lets you buy them off, and the explanation for why they're gone.

I don't see a necessity for modelling Bob as an independent Ally. Keep it simple.
So he's not my enemy, either, in that case?
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:21 AM   #47
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So he's not my enemy, either, in that case?
Correct, you might have paranoia that there someone out to get you anyway, but the end of they day you're doing it to yourself
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:15 AM   #48
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Properly, a transmissable unit of behavior.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:51 PM   #49
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Properly, a transmissable unit of behavior.
Yes, in analogy to gene (an inheritable unit of biological expression). See Dawkins, The Selfish Gene.
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