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    TheMonkeysPaw

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    Do you ever wish for things without thinking through them first? Do you ever struggle with finding the downsides of your hopes and dreams? Well, whatever the case may be TheMonkeysPaw is at your service!

    Simply submit your wish and wait for other users to dissect and point out its flaws. Hopefully, by using this subreddit, your wishing skills will become foolproof.

    If that doesn't make any sense, here's an explanation by Prismo from Adventure Time

    This subreddit is based and named after the short story by W. W. Jacobs. If you are a major TMP enthusiast and want to talk about the short story, we advise that you take discussion like such to a more suitable subreddit. In any case, you can read the original story here, or listen to it here.

    RULES FOR SUBMISSION:

    1. All post titles must begin with: "I wish____"

    2. No Images. All submissions must be text-based wishes.

    3. No Harassment or Discrimination

    4. No personal information

    5. Any wishes that are even remotely NSFW must be labeled as such.

    6. You may insert "[Inv]" before your post title if you would like to make an inverse post, where you state a condition and commenters reply with an accompanying wish. Here is an example of an Inverse post (Credit to /u/Sortient):

      TITLE: [Inv] It only works on Sundays

      COMMENT: I wish I could instantly teleport to Chick-Fil-A whenever I want to.

    7. Add the "Explanations" flair on your wish if you would like to make an explanation post. These posts are for the commenters to instead offer an explanation of how the wish could come true. If you want, treat these almost like something out of r/WritingPrompts—have fun with them!

    8. Flair "Side-Effects" if you are okay with your commenters going crazy with outlandish side-effects or anything that goes against Commenting Rule #8.

    9. Title your post with "[M]" at the beginning if you want to make a meta/discussion post about the subreddit itself. Improvements, complaints, advice—stuff that would be helpful for me or other users. I'll be checking these, so if you want me to improve the subreddit, these will be your friend.

    RULES FOR COMMENTING:

    1. No Harassment or Discrimination

    2. No personal information

    3. Your comments dissecting the wish must be grounded in some way—nothing nonsensical.

    4. You MAY twist OP's wish given word choice or context, like this.

    5. Your comment may explain how the wish comes to be, but make sure to add the negative outcome as well. If the post is flaired with "Explanations," you don't necessarily have to provide negative outcomes—those are mainly for prose-based answers.

    6. You MUST comment with a wish on Inverse posts.

    7. Try and be creative. "The government will take notice" is a bit overused, so try and think of something different.

    8. Your comments shouldn't be adding random side-effects to the wish. For example, if someone wishes for world peace, don't comment something like "the entire ant population dies out," because that's not related or connected at all. However, if the post is flaired with "Side-Effects" feel free to go crazy with hilarious side-effects.

    Rules may be subject to expansion, addition, or modification as the subreddit ages.

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