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2nd Jan '14 3:56:47 PM LongLiveHumour
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** The makers of the fiction are aware of how much that melody (particularly its famous opening bars) has haunted popular consciousness ever since first being employed to provide a grim atmosphere in silent movies. They figure that you have to go with what works, and the Toccata really [[IncrediblyLamePun strikes the right chord]]. You'll notice, though, that it is neither played on organ nor for any sort of dark atmosphere in {{Fantasia}}.
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** The makers of the fiction are aware of how much that melody (particularly its famous opening bars) has haunted popular consciousness ever since first being employed to provide a grim atmosphere in silent movies. They figure that you have to go with what works, and the Toccata really [[IncrediblyLamePun strikes the right chord]]. You'll notice, though, that it is neither played on organ nor for any sort of dark atmosphere in {{Fantasia}}.Disney/{{Fantasia}}.
11th Dec '13 8:34:54 AM TheMysteriousTroper
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* Why are kids in fiction either cartoonish little brats or- even worse, IMO- genii with ludicrously large IQs and every talent under the sun? Is it simply because most writers are so distanced from their own childhoods they can't think or write as a convincing kid anymore?
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* Why are kids in fiction either cartoonish little brats or- even worse, IMO- genii with ludicrously large IQs [=IQs=] and every talent under the sun? Is it simply because most writers are so distanced from their own childhoods they can't think or write as a convincing kid anymore?
27th Oct '13 11:47:09 PM DoctorNemesis
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** Depends on how frequently such a depiction / message occurs in the author's work, I guess. Can't speak fully for the example above (although from what I ''have'' seen, Joss Whedon does at times display a tendency to depict male parental figures in a less-positive light more frequently than female parental figures), but one example of such a character by itself is indeed just an example of an individual character being a complete asshat, and shouldn't necessarily be read into too closely. However, if every time or even most times the author wrote a character who was a father they tended to make them asshats of a similar nature, then one might be forgiven for interpreting this to mean that the author has a particular viewpoint about fathers that they want to express. Not everything is an AuthorTract, but if an author is consistently presenting a particular idea than it's not unreasonable to suggest that it's an idea the author believes. Most people don't frequently express ideas they don't believe to some degree.
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** Depends on how frequently such a depiction / message occurs in the author's work, I guess. Can't speak fully for the example above (although from what I ''have'' seen, Joss Whedon does at times display a tendency to depict male parental figures in a less-positive light more frequently than female parental figures), but one example of such a character by itself is indeed just an example of an individual character being a complete asshat, and shouldn't necessarily be read into too closely. However, if every time or even most times the author wrote a character who was a father they tended to make them asshats of a similar nature, then one might be forgiven for interpreting this to mean that the author has a particular viewpoint about fathers that they want to express. Not everything is an AuthorTract, but if an author is consistently presenting a particular idea than it's not unreasonable to suggest that it's an idea the author believes. Most people don't frequently express ideas they don't believe to some degree.
1st May '13 7:36:27 AM MacronNotes
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* Why is it that my love of most characters in fiction is a result of Main/MisaimedFandom and Main/DracoInLeatherPants? And is that an inherently bad thing? Is there something seriously wrong with me? Should I feel bad for misinterpreting what the creator meant, even though it made me happy? Why do I sound like a [[Main/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji]] Main/{{Wangst}} monologue?
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* Why is it that my love of most characters in fiction is a result of Main/MisaimedFandom and Main/DracoInLeatherPants? And is that an inherently bad thing? Is there something seriously wrong with me? Should I feel bad for misinterpreting what the creator meant, even though it made me happy? Why do I sound like a [[Main/NeonGenesisEvangelion [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji]] Main/{{Wangst}} monologue?
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