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reason: 1) Nobody cares, it's not relevant. 2) Your grammar is terrible. 3) Your edits are terrible. 4) You're terrible. 5) And you should feel terrible. 20/Aug/09 at 07:24 AM by Rann Deleted line 70:

  • As Jarring as this was I doesn't forgive the artist of Bigger than chesses using that particular panel over and over again, yes we get it, you feel betrayed, get over it!

Should I feel more terrible than the artist who can't get over it? Or the person who couldn't quietly delete this?
Can someone please explain to me why the Ctrl+Alt+Del example is highlighted as a convenient miscarriage? Lilah is a drawing, not an actress. The same writer who decided she would get pregnant decided she would miscarry. He had no obligation to follow it through. It actually developed Ethan into someone who was believable as a father. Sure, it was an awful Drama Bomb, but this is just mean-spirited snark at Buckley.
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Danel: I may be missing the point, but how is the Sword of Truth example any kind of subversion whatsoever? It seems like the trope exactly to me... character considers abortion, decides against it, but alas! baby is miscarried anyway by events out of her control.

joeyjojo: But itís not an accident. (such as falling down stairs, ugh) here she is beaten half to death to induces an a abortion, counter to her demands for mercy.

  • Deirdre from Avalon, before the strip began. It's hinted she secretly had an abortion.
  • Happens in one life track to the main character in Sliding Doors.
  • During Season 4 of Dawson's Creek, Gretchen reveals the pregnancy and miscarriage that caused her to leave college and come back to Capeside.

Not the "convenient" kind.

  • Real Life Example: This editor knew a person who conveniently had a drug induced miscarriage after her uterine cancer was discovered to be a hoax. No one thinks she was pregnant in the first place, making the miscarriage even more miraculous than her sudden recovery from Stage IV cancer.

...this, uh... this seems like the Could Get Us Into Real-Life Trouble kind of example.
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  • An interesting example is in the Sitcom Only Fools and Horses in which the miscarriage was used for legitimate dramatic purposes and not in order to enforce the status quo. The episode in question was one of the final three "Christmas special" episodes that were made to bring the show to a close. In other words, there wasn't really a reason to uphold the status quo of a show that was going to end soon anyway. The final episode (not including the more recent "revival" episodes that weren't very well-received) followed, expanding on the miscarriage plot and how it affected the characters involved, not just sweeping it under the carpet.

Not the "convenient" kind. (If memory serves, they wanted the child and never even considered any other possibilities.)

Arutema: Is the terribly spoilered Battlestar Galactica example really a Convenient miscarriage? It's utterly tragic and heartbreaking, and doesn't seem to be any kind of Reset Button to the Saul-Six-Ellen triangle.