History Headscratchers / MultipleFormsOfMedia

4th Apr '16 7:49:57 PM ReyKenobi
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** Simple marketing. Have you ever gone into an ''actual'' courtroom or followed actual lawyers, and contrasted it to courtroom dramas? Or followed police officers, and compared their work to the work shown on police shows? Or sat in an ER and compared&contrasted it to hospital fiction? If you did, you'd notice that 98.9% of fiction about that stuff is heavily unrealistic because apparently nobody ''ever'' gets assigned to work on random murders, there are multiple types of lawyers that never get shown on TV (Except as a background character), there are a lot of by-the-book cases that are practically in-and-out the same couple days, rarely the ''exciting'' things that drive the plots of that kind of fiction, and, to be quite frank, loads and ''loads'' of paperwork. Think about it - you have enough pop quizzes, projects, standardised tests, and homework in real life. Would ''you'' want to turn on a show where everyone is just talking about the same stuff you spent 7-8 hours doing in real life? Of course not - and neither do most people in general. This is why police dramas are AlwaysMurder, why hospital dramas are always huge accidents and suspenses, and why courtroom dramas are almost ''always'' criminal cases or major conspiracies rather than what ''acutal'' doctors, police officers, and lawyers do. (Heck, you can in fact make this headscratcher be "Where's all the paperwork in a courtroom drama?" and it would still make sense.) In other words - AcceptableBreaksFromReality.

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** Simple marketing. Have you ever gone into an ''actual'' courtroom or followed actual lawyers, and contrasted it to courtroom dramas? Or followed police officers, and compared their work to the work shown on police shows? Or sat in an ER and compared&contrasted it to hospital fiction? If you did, you'd notice that 98.9% of fiction about that stuff is heavily unrealistic because apparently nobody ''ever'' gets assigned to work on random murders, there are multiple types of lawyers that never get shown on TV (Except as a background character), there are a lot of by-the-book cases that are practically in-and-out the same couple days, rarely the ''exciting'' things that drive the plots of that kind of fiction, and, to be quite frank, loads and ''loads'' of paperwork. Think about it - you have enough pop quizzes, projects, standardised tests, and homework in real life. Would ''you'' want to turn on a show where everyone is just talking about the same stuff you spent 7-8 hours doing in real life? Of course not - and neither do most people in general. This is why police dramas are AlwaysMurder, why hospital dramas are always huge accidents and suspenses, and why courtroom dramas are almost ''always'' criminal cases or major conspiracies rather than what ''acutal'' doctors, police officers, and lawyers do. (Heck, you can in fact make this headscratcher be "Where's all the paperwork in a courtroom drama?" and it would still make sense.) In other words - AcceptableBreaksFromReality.\\
And while I can't speak for all anime, I actually remember ''plenty'' where the characters are in school and ''talk'' about what they have to do in school. This could be because I [[ValuesDissonance am from a society wherein our school days are about six to seven hours long]], but if I had a six-seven hour school day, entrance exams more important than the SAT/ACT at age ''fourteen'', followed by a couple hours of Cram School every night, I think the ''last'' thing I would want to read is people like me talking about their Algebra assignments, doing Organic Chemistry, and studying for cram school. As I mentioned above, I get enough of that every day - and this is probably the one time I get every day or couple of days to take my mind off of the immense pressure put on me by the system.
4th Apr '16 7:35:30 PM ReyKenobi
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** Simple marketing. Have you ever gone into an ''actual'' courtroom or followed actual lawyers, and contrasted it to courtroom dramas? Or followed police officers, and compared their work to the work shown on police shows? Or sat in an ER and compared&contrasted it to hospital fiction? If you did, you'd notice that 98.9% of fiction about that stuff is heavily unrealistic because apparently nobody ''ever'' gets assigned to work on random murders, there are multiple types of lawyers that never get shown on TV (Except as a background character), there are a lot of by-the-book cases that are practically in-and-out the same couple days, rarely the ''exciting'' things that drive the plots of that kind of fiction, and, to be quite frank, loads and ''loads'' of paperwork. Think about it - you have enough pop quizzes, projects, standardised tests, and homework in real life. Would ''you'' want to turn on a show where everyone is just talking about the same stuff you spent 7-8 hours doing in real life? Of course not - and neither do most people in general. This is why police dramas are AlwaysMurder, why hospital dramas are always huge accidents and suspenses, and why courtroom dramas are almost ''always'' criminal cases or major conspiracies rather than what ''acutal'' doctors, police officers, and lawyers do. (Heck, you can in fact make this headscratcher be "Where's all the paperwork in a courtroom drama?" and it would still make sense.) In other words - AcceptableBreaksFromReality.
* Why do people refer to "Shonen" as a genre? Isn't that kind of like saying "YA" is a genre?
25th Sep '15 7:31:53 AM YasminPerry
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* One thing I can't understand (and which REALLY annoys me) about 98.9% of all high school fiction (''especially'' high school anime) ever made, is that unless a character is explicitly identified as a nerd, nobody, and I mean ''nobody'', will ever talk about their schoolwork, not even once. I mean, maybe I just went to a weird school or something, but when I was in HS, me and my classmates cared about our work and grades ''way'' more than all the petty campus drama! And yes, I know you can't really make an engaging plot out of pop quizzes and standardized tests, but it still bugs me a lot, because of how unrealistic it is.
30th Mar '15 4:16:54 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Without having any first-hand experience in such matters, there's probably no real motive or planning behind it. A rerun basically exists just to fill some time on a channel and bring in a little bit of extra cash for the network, so it's not really something people are going to put a lot of hard thought into. Depending on the show and the channel, the people planning the schedule probably aren't going to be experts on every show they'll have include, the episodes might not necessarily be provided to them in original broadcast order and they might not have time to check an episode guide, so they just put on what they've got in the order they've been given or they'll just choose episodes at random or something.
28th Feb '14 7:42:19 PM fq
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* I had no idea where else to put this, but one thing that bugs me about the depiction of male-to-female transgendered individuals in the media is that they are ''always'' either a [[UnsettlingGenderReveal sexy dominatrix who can pass for being born a woman]] or a [[UnfortunateImplications hideously obvious former man who dresses like a color-blind old matron.]] Granted, I grew up in a very conservative Texas town and I haven't had any real experience with transgendered people, but I doubt very seriously that they all fall neatly into one of those two categories.

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* I had no idea where else to put this, but one thing that bugs me about the depiction of male-to-female transgendered transgender individuals in the media is that they are ''always'' either a [[UnsettlingGenderReveal sexy dominatrix who can pass for being born a woman]] or a [[UnfortunateImplications hideously obvious former man who dresses like a color-blind old matron.]] Granted, I grew up in a very conservative Texas town and I haven't had any real experience with transgendered transgender people, but I doubt very seriously that they all fall neatly into one of those two categories.
2nd Jan '14 11:31:32 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Why do networks rerun their shows, animated and live-action alike, in random order? More and more channels are doing this now, if not most American ones. Considering they still have to choose episodes, if only to report to channel guides, what do they have to gain from it? Is it an indirect way of preventing ContinuityLockout by making sure their writers need to make sure the shows can be seen in any order?
29th Oct '13 1:04:30 AM arcana07
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** My guess is that it stems from an old web designer mentality of trying to stick in as many keywords as possible everywhere in the web code used to create your website, so the spiders used by old-style search engines to crawl through the WWW could be more attracted to your website and it would have a high placement when the applicable keyword(s) are typed into said search engines by a user trying to find applicable websites. It's the kind of mentality that should go with the dinosaurs, however, because in this era of Google this is no longer an effective way of securing a high search engine placement (instead, being linked to a lot is the most important/effective thing to do).
22nd Jan '13 9:02:59 AM SeptimusHeap
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* I had no idea where else to put this, but one thing that bugs me about the depiction of male-to-female transgendered individuals in the media is that they are ''always'' either a [[DroppedABridgetOnHim sexy dominatrix who can pass for being born a woman]] or a [[UnfortunateImplications hideously obvious former man who dresses like a color-blind old matron.]] Granted, I grew up in a very conservative Texas town and I haven't had any real experience with transgendered people, but I doubt very seriously that they all fall neatly into one of those two categories.

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* I had no idea where else to put this, but one thing that bugs me about the depiction of male-to-female transgendered individuals in the media is that they are ''always'' either a [[DroppedABridgetOnHim [[UnsettlingGenderReveal sexy dominatrix who can pass for being born a woman]] or a [[UnfortunateImplications hideously obvious former man who dresses like a color-blind old matron.]] Granted, I grew up in a very conservative Texas town and I haven't had any real experience with transgendered people, but I doubt very seriously that they all fall neatly into one of those two categories.
10th Jun '12 11:59:24 PM DoctorNemesis
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*** I think it's simply that 'post-civilization', while perhaps a bit more accurate, makes it sound a bit dry and dull, whereas 'post-apocalyptic' sounds big and epic and massive. And even if it's not a literal apocalypse then surely a little over-exaggeration can be forgiven when describing something that only wiped out 99% of the earth instead of 100% of it.
16th Feb '12 11:08:01 PM nombretomado
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