History Analysis / TheUglyBarnacle

1st Jul '15 8:23:43 PM JohnOrFranz
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Not here. Not only did the barnacle did nothing to resolve his predicament, but said inaction causes his surrounding macrocosm to ''die''. The tale satirize both society's obsession with physical appearance (as the presumably shallow, straight-thinking citizens are ''conditioned'' to be killed by violation of beauty standards) and the inaction of the homely, as the main character's unjustified lack of initiative causes negative and oh-so-very real consequences to himself and his surrounding.

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Not here. Not only did the barnacle did nothing to resolve his predicament, but said inaction causes his surrounding macrocosm to ''die''. The tale satirize satirizes both society's obsession with physical appearance (as the presumably shallow, straight-thinking citizens are ''conditioned'' to be killed by violation of beauty standards) and the inaction of the homely, as the main character's unjustified lack of initiative causes negative and oh-so-very real consequences to himself and his surrounding.
3rd Jul '14 8:56:39 AM Greenhat
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The climax of the tale is a superb case of subverting the reader expectation. Usually, this kind of story will features the main character going on an adventure to "fix" his appearance and conform to the society ideal, or finally accepting his physic and reconfort himself in the saccharine ideal that appearance alone doesn't matter.

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The climax of the tale is a superb case of subverting the reader expectation. Usually, this kind of story will features the main character going on an adventure to "fix" his appearance and conform to the society ideal, or finally accepting his physic physique and reconfort himself in the saccharine ideal that appearance alone doesn't matter.
26th Jun '14 8:00:58 AM Creepypastafan206
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The very first sentence display the author's unwillingness to compromise the timelessness of his ''oeuvre''. The story's setting and rough time period are only referred to as "once". ''Where'' is the ugly barnacle? ''When'' does the barnacle [[spoiler:kill everyone]]?

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The very first sentence display displays the author's unwillingness to compromise the timelessness of his ''oeuvre''. The story's setting and rough time period are only referred to as "once". ''Where'' is the ugly barnacle? ''When'' does the barnacle [[spoiler:kill everyone]]?
15th Feb '14 5:04:47 PM Drewigi
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->"''He was so ugly everyone died.''"

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->"''He ->"''[[WhamLine He was so ugly everyone died.''"
]]''"
20th Oct '12 2:56:04 PM Aiguille
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The so-called "Beige" description also has the quality of bypassing the reader's suspension of disbelief. A more detailed description, no matter how abject, would cause one smartass to spout "[[BattlefieldEarth That doesn't look that ugly]] [[LastNoteNightmare !]]" or "You're exaggerating dude". Simply labelling the barnacle as "ugly" causes the reader to apply his own standard of homeliness, skipping unneeded subjective concerns.

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The so-called "Beige" description also has the quality of bypassing the reader's suspension of disbelief. A more detailed description, no matter how abject, would cause one smartass to spout "[[BattlefieldEarth "[[Film/BattlefieldEarth That doesn't look that ugly]] [[LastNoteNightmare !]]" or "You're exaggerating dude". Simply labelling the barnacle as "ugly" causes the reader to apply his own standard of homeliness, skipping unneeded subjective concerns.
24th Apr '11 11:58:27 AM Glowsquid
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The so-called "Beige" description also has the quality of bypassing the reader's suspension of disbelief. A more detailed description, no matter how abject, would cause one smartass to spout "[[BattlefieldEarth That doesn't that ugly]] [[LastNoteNightmare !]]" or "You're exaggerating dude". Simply labelling the barnacle as "ugly" causes the reader to apply his own standard of homeliness, skipping unneeded subjective concerns.

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The so-called "Beige" description also has the quality of bypassing the reader's suspension of disbelief. A more detailed description, no matter how abject, would cause one smartass to spout "[[BattlefieldEarth That doesn't look that ugly]] [[LastNoteNightmare !]]" or "You're exaggerating dude". Simply labelling the barnacle as "ugly" causes the reader to apply his own standard of homeliness, skipping unneeded subjective concerns.



The climax of the tale is a superb case of subverting the reader expectation. Usually, this kind of story will features the main character going on an adventure to "fix" his appearance and conform to the society ideal, or finally accepting his physic and reconfirm himself in the saccharine ideal that appearance alone doesn't matter.

Not here. Not only did the barnacle did nothing to resolve his predicament, but said inaction causes his surrounding macrocosm to ''die''. The tale satirize both society's obsession with physical appearance (as the presumably shallow, straight-thinking citizens are ''conditioned'' to be kill by violation of beauty standards) and the inaction of the homely, as the main character's unjustified lack of initiative causes negative and oh-so-very real consequences to himself and his surrounding.

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The climax of the tale is a superb case of subverting the reader expectation. Usually, this kind of story will features the main character going on an adventure to "fix" his appearance and conform to the society ideal, or finally accepting his physic and reconfirm reconfort himself in the saccharine ideal that appearance alone doesn't matter.

Not here. Not only did the barnacle did nothing to resolve his predicament, but said inaction causes his surrounding macrocosm to ''die''. The tale satirize both society's obsession with physical appearance (as the presumably shallow, straight-thinking citizens are ''conditioned'' to be kill killed by violation of beauty standards) and the inaction of the homely, as the main character's unjustified lack of initiative causes negative and oh-so-very real consequences to himself and his surrounding.
15th Apr '11 11:01:38 AM SomeName
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The very first sentence display the author's unwillingness to compromise the timelessness of his ''oeuvre''. The story's setting and rough time period are only referred to as "once". ''Where'' is the ugly barnacle? ''When'' does the barnacle [[spoiler:kills everyone]]?

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The very first sentence display the author's unwillingness to compromise the timelessness of his ''oeuvre''. The story's setting and rough time period are only referred to as "once". ''Where'' is the ugly barnacle? ''When'' does the barnacle [[spoiler:kills [[spoiler:kill everyone]]?
11th Apr '11 9:45:45 PM Gloarb
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The so-called "Beige" description also has the quality of bypassing the reader's suspension of disbelief. A more detailed description, no matter how abject, would cause one smartass to spout "That doesn't that ugly!" or "You're exaggerating dude". Simply labelling the barnacle as "ugly" causes the reader to apply his own standard of homeliness, skipping unneeded subjective concerns.

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The so-called "Beige" description also has the quality of bypassing the reader's suspension of disbelief. A more detailed description, no matter how abject, would cause one smartass to spout "That "[[BattlefieldEarth That doesn't that ugly!" ugly]] [[LastNoteNightmare !]]" or "You're exaggerating dude". Simply labelling the barnacle as "ugly" causes the reader to apply his own standard of homeliness, skipping unneeded subjective concerns.
18th Feb '11 7:20:08 PM nuclearneo577
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29th Jan '11 11:50:47 AM MetaFour
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''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=12962844670A18127300&page=1#6 Originally posted here]] by @/{{Glowsquid}}.''
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