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104 Post author: Alicorn 01 June 2010 12:43AM

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Comment author: magfrump 03 June 2010 05:54:19PM 1 point [-]

Okay, I think those last couple of paragraphs explain a lot of what I was missing--I definitely did associate "trick" (and gimmick) with being deceptive.

I do agree that this sort of device can become a bit transparent, although I often associate that with worse writing. I'm curious if there are better ways to help bring people into chasing mode.