History HarsherInHindsight / Literature

22nd Mar '18 7:59:07 PM Minni128
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* The RealitySubtext behind ''Broken Gate'', as Amoridere [[spoiler: to cope with an abusive situation in which she endured some times prior.]]

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* The RealitySubtext behind ''Broken Gate'', as Amoridere wrote the story to cope [[spoiler: to cope with an abusive situation in which she endured some times prior.]]prior ]] and it's aftermath, which makes the DownerEnding to the story worse, as [[spoiler: Nezumi dies in the end and said author's note implies that Amoridere contemplated suicide]]
18th Mar '18 3:04:40 PM Minni128
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* ''Place of Angels'' by Erika Fatland is a book about a terrorist attack of Beslan (happened at 1 September 2004). Erika Fatland, a Norwegian sociologist who studied terrorist attacks, went to Beslan in 2007 and then again in 2010 to study how the attack proceeded and what happened in the aftermath. The book concludes with the notion that it is important to learn about such tragedies, even for people living in "safe" Norway. The book went into print on 11. July 2011. Just '''eleven days''' after that, the book wasn't even sold yet, the Oslo/Utøya massacre happened, scarring Norway as severely as Beslan.

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* ''Place of Angels'' by Erika Fatland is a book about a terrorist attack of Beslan (happened at 1 September 2004). Erika Fatland, a Norwegian sociologist who studied terrorist attacks, went to Beslan in 2007 and then again in 2010 to study how the attack proceeded and what happened in the aftermath. The book concludes with the notion that it is important to learn about such tragedies, even for people living in "safe" Norway. The book went into print on 11. July 2011. Just '''eleven days''' after that, the book wasn't even sold yet, the Oslo/Utøya massacre happened, scarring Norway as severely as Beslan.Beslan.
*The RealitySubtext behind ''Broken Gate'', as Amoridere [[spoiler: to cope with an abusive situation in which she endured some times prior.]]
10th Mar '18 11:22:22 AM SS13
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* ''Place of Angels'' by Erika Fatland is a book about a terrosrist attack of Beslan (happened at 1 September 2004). Erika Fatland, a Nowegian sociologist who studied terrorist attacks, went to Besan in 2007 and the again in 2010 to study how the attack proceeded and the aftermath. The book concludes with the notion that it is important to learn about such tragedies, even for people living in "safe" Norway. The book went into print on 11. July 2011. Just '''eleven days''' after that, the book wasn't even sold yet, the Oslo/Utøya massacre happened, scarring Norway as severely as Beslan.

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* ''Place of Angels'' by Erika Fatland is a book about a terrosrist terrorist attack of Beslan (happened at 1 September 2004). Erika Fatland, a Nowegian Norwegian sociologist who studied terrorist attacks, went to Besan Beslan in 2007 and the then again in 2010 to study how the attack proceeded and what happened in the aftermath. The book concludes with the notion that it is important to learn about such tragedies, even for people living in "safe" Norway. The book went into print on 11. July 2011. Just '''eleven days''' after that, the book wasn't even sold yet, the Oslo/Utøya massacre happened, scarring Norway as severely as Beslan.
10th Mar '18 11:20:41 AM SS13
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* ''Place of Angels'' by Erika Fatland is a book about a terrosrist attack of Beslan (happened at 1 September 2004). Erika Fatland, a Nowegian sociologist who studied terrorist attacks, went to Besan in 2007 and the again in 2010 to study how the attack proceeded and the aftermath. The book concludes with the notion that it is important to learn about such tragedies, even for people living in "safe" Norway.
The book went into print on 11. July 2011. Just '''eleven days''' after that, the book wasn't even sold yet, the Oslo/Utøya massacre happened, scarring Norway as severely as Beslan.

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* ''Place of Angels'' by Erika Fatland is a book about a terrosrist attack of Beslan (happened at 1 September 2004). Erika Fatland, a Nowegian sociologist who studied terrorist attacks, went to Besan in 2007 and the again in 2010 to study how the attack proceeded and the aftermath. The book concludes with the notion that it is important to learn about such tragedies, even for people living in "safe" Norway.
Norway. The book went into print on 11. July 2011. Just '''eleven days''' after that, the book wasn't even sold yet, the Oslo/Utøya massacre happened, scarring Norway as severely as Beslan.
10th Mar '18 11:16:02 AM SS13
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' as an unusual in-universe case. During a {{flashback}} to Harry first learning magic under Justin DuMorne, Justin rewards him with a baseball glove and comments that Harry might find baseball to be very rewarding. To young Harry, it seems an innocent enough statement, but a few books earlier, it was revealed that Justin had him practice his shield spell by throwing baseballs at him.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' as an unusual in-universe case. During a {{flashback}} to Harry first learning magic under Justin DuMorne, Justin rewards him with a baseball glove and comments that Harry might find baseball to be very rewarding. To young Harry, it seems an innocent enough statement, but a few books earlier, it was revealed that Justin had him practice his shield spell by throwing baseballs at him.him.
* ''Place of Angels'' by Erika Fatland is a book about a terrosrist attack of Beslan (happened at 1 September 2004). Erika Fatland, a Nowegian sociologist who studied terrorist attacks, went to Besan in 2007 and the again in 2010 to study how the attack proceeded and the aftermath. The book concludes with the notion that it is important to learn about such tragedies, even for people living in "safe" Norway.
The book went into print on 11. July 2011. Just '''eleven days''' after that, the book wasn't even sold yet, the Oslo/Utøya massacre happened, scarring Norway as severely as Beslan.
18th Feb '18 2:28:27 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Creator/RayBradbury's short story "The Veldt" features two kids using a virtual reality playroom to create violent scenarios of bloodthirsty, man-eating lions on an African veldt. When their parents try to stop these gory fantasies after the family therapist tells them they need to live a low-tech lifestyle, the kids trick them into getting trapped in the room and eaten by the lions. In TheFifties, when it was written, it served as a critique of mindless and often violent TV. Nowadays, with talk of video game addiction, and with so many people linking violent video games to youth violence in RealLife, the story is even more chilling (even though a good deal of the video-game allegations are sketchy at best).

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* Creator/RayBradbury's short story "The Veldt" features two kids using a virtual reality playroom to create violent scenarios of bloodthirsty, fantasies about man-eating lions on an African veldt. When their parents try to stop these gory fantasies after the family therapist tells them they need to live a low-tech lifestyle, the kids trick them into getting trapped in the room and eaten by the lions. In TheFifties, when it was written, it served as a critique of mindless and often violent TV. Nowadays, with talk of video game addiction, and with so many people linking violent video games to youth violence in RealLife, the story is even more chilling (even though a good deal of the video-game allegations are sketchy at best).
12th Oct '17 12:49:51 PM Beacon80
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* ''Literature/SoBig'' is about Selina, a DeterminedWidow who makes a success out of her late husband's far and sends her son Dirk off to school. Selina is eventually disappointed when Dirk abandons a career in architecture, which Selina regards as noble and artistic, and settles for money-grubbing as a bond trader. Dirk achieves financial success but realizes that he's essentially wasted his life. What makes this Harsher In Hindsight? The novel was written in 1924. All of Dirk's soulless money-grubbing would have resulted in him very likely being ruined five years later in the crash of 1929.

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* ''Literature/SoBig'' is about Selina, a DeterminedWidow who makes a success out of her late husband's far and sends her son Dirk off to school. Selina is eventually disappointed when Dirk abandons a career in architecture, which Selina regards as noble and artistic, and settles for money-grubbing as a bond trader. Dirk achieves financial success but realizes that he's essentially wasted his life. What makes this Harsher In Hindsight? The novel was written in 1924. All of Dirk's soulless money-grubbing would have resulted in him very likely being ruined five years later in the crash of 1929.1929.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' as an unusual in-universe case. During a {{flashback}} to Harry first learning magic under Justin DuMorne, Justin rewards him with a baseball glove and comments that Harry might find baseball to be very rewarding. To young Harry, it seems an innocent enough statement, but a few books earlier, it was revealed that Justin had him practice his shield spell by throwing baseballs at him.
5th Sep '17 11:32:59 PM jamespolk
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* The tragic book ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen'' is this to anyone who knows the story. Throughout the entire book, the two main characters talk about owning a farm. Of course, tragic events overtake them and at the end [[spoiler:Lennie, the [[GentleGiant Gentle Giant]] accidentally kills someone and a lynch mob goes after him. To avoid him getting hurt more than he has to, George shoots him in the back of the head.]]
5th Sep '17 11:32:20 PM jamespolk
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* In the semi-autobiographical ''The Provincial Lady in Wartime'', published serially in late 1939, a tactless neighbor asks the narrator if her son is still too young to be drafted. (He is in his final year at school.) The following year, when he ''was'' drafted, the authorís real-life son killed himself during basic training.

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* In the semi-autobiographical ''The Provincial Lady in Wartime'', published serially in late 1939, a tactless neighbor asks the narrator if her son is still too young to be drafted. (He is in his final year at school.) The following year, when he ''was'' drafted, the authorís real-life son killed himself during basic training.training.
* ''Literature/SoBig'' is about Selina, a DeterminedWidow who makes a success out of her late husband's far and sends her son Dirk off to school. Selina is eventually disappointed when Dirk abandons a career in architecture, which Selina regards as noble and artistic, and settles for money-grubbing as a bond trader. Dirk achieves financial success but realizes that he's essentially wasted his life. What makes this Harsher In Hindsight? The novel was written in 1924. All of Dirk's soulless money-grubbing would have resulted in him very likely being ruined five years later in the crash of 1929.
24th Aug '17 4:57:00 PM theladyfromplanetx
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* There's a book called ''[[https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1185622_615319465157584_849300856_n.jpg Final Exam]]'' that came out in 1990, 9 years before the Columbine shooting. (Look at the cover.)
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