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8th Sep '15 2:14:23 PM Micah
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* SpaceWhaleAesop: "Be compassionate towards all creatures and don't go around murdering innocent seabirds, or else you'll wind up stranded in the middle of the ocean, all your friends will die, their corpses will torment you, and when you eventually make it to land you'll be forced to constantly wander the world telling your story instead of being able to live a normal life."
** Or as put by BruceDickinson:

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* SpaceWhaleAesop: "Be compassionate towards all creatures and don't go around murdering innocent seabirds, or else you'll wind up stranded in the middle of the ocean, all your friends will die, their corpses will torment you, and when you eventually make it to land you'll be forced to constantly wander the world telling your story instead of being able to live a normal life."
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Or as put by BruceDickinson:
7th Sep '15 4:16:57 PM igordebraga
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Creator/GustaveDore illustrated it in a beautiful and unforgettable way.

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Creator/GustaveDore illustrated it in a beautiful and unforgettable way.
way. Music/IronMaiden turned it into a [[EpicRocking 14-minute]] FilkSong.



* GhostShip: The ship, which manages to sail without wind and only two passengers (Death and Life-in-Death).



* [[{{Hypocrite}} Hypocrites]]: The Mariner's crew start justifying his killing of the albatross; when things start to turn sour, they hang its carcass from his neck. Death promptly shows them the error in their ways.

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* [[{{Hypocrite}} Hypocrites]]: {{Hypocrite}}s: The Mariner's crew start justifying his killing of the albatross; when things start to turn sour, they hang its carcass from his neck. Death promptly shows them the error in their ways.



* MysteriousAntarctica: The whole thing ''literally'' goes south because the Mariner's ship wound up hitting Antarctica. And then death's ship appears...





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** Or as put by BruceDickinson:
-->"[[SpoofAesop And the moral of this story is 'this is what not to do if a bird shits on you']]"
28th Mar '15 11:03:53 AM StFan
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Has its own [[ReferencedBy/TheRimeOfTheAncientMariner Referenced By]] -page

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Borrows elements from Myth/NauticalFolklore. Has its own [[ReferencedBy/TheRimeOfTheAncientMariner Referenced By]] -pagepage.



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* BeamMeUpScotty: It's "nor any drop to drink", not "and not a drop to drink".



* DisproportionateRetribution: The events of the poem occur because the Mariner kills an albatross. Then again, some critics argue that the albratross is representative of Jesus. Also, nautical folklore holds albratrosses to be good omens (perhaps as they often show land is near) and in killing one it was believed you bring on bad luck and misfortune.
** Of course, the fact that everyone on the ship ''except'' the Mariner died because of the Albatross slaying not only makes it disproportionate, but misaimed.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: The events of the poem occur because the Mariner kills an albatross. Then again, some critics argue that the albratross albatross is representative of Jesus. Also, nautical folklore Myth/NauticalFolklore holds albratrosses albatrosses to be good omens (perhaps as they often show land is near) and in killing one it was believed you bring on bad luck and misfortune.
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misfortune. Of course, the fact that everyone on the ship ''except'' the Mariner died because of the Albatross albatross slaying not only makes it disproportionate, but misaimed.



* NauticalFolklore: Borrows elements of this.

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* NauticalFolklore: Borrows elements of this.
16th Dec '14 8:53:42 PM Beiahnu
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* [[{{Hypocrite}} Hypocrites]]: The Mariner's crew start justifying his killing of the albatross; when things start to turn sour, they hang its carcass from his neck. Death promptly shows them the error in their ways.
16th Dec '14 8:49:01 PM Beiahnu
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* TooGoodToBeTrue and AGlitchInTheMatrix: The Mariner points out that there's something wrong with the way the unfamiliar ship is moving towards them, considering there's no wind, no tide and it's coming way too fast.
24th Oct '14 11:11:01 AM Patachou
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Creator/GustaveDore illustrated it in a beautiful and unforgettable way.
29th Sep '14 2:20:54 PM Metz77
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* AntiquatedLinguistics: Coleridge wanted to evoke the feeling of an older age of epic poetry.
17th Jul '14 8:29:26 AM erforce
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[[folder:References to ''The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'']]

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' has an extended comparison between River and the albatross.
-->'''[[DeadpanSnarker Mal]]''': Yes, I've read a poem. Try not to faint.
* ''Film/{{Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory}}'' had Wonka himself reference a certain line, though he changed the wording a bit to fit the Fizzy Lifting Drink Room.
-->'''Wonka:''': Bubbles, bubbles everywhere, not a drop to drink.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* The Mariner appears as a character in ''Literature/KeysToTheKingdom'' by Garth Nix.
* At the end of ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', Marco compares Jake's survivor guilt to "the Ancient Mariner and his albatross".
* The original ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' by Creator/MaryShelley references the poem several times. At one point Captain Walton, the narrator of the [[NestedStory framing device]], even explicitly says:
-->"I am going to unexplored regions, to 'the land of mist and snow'; but I shall kill no albatross; therefore do not be alarmed for my safety or if I should come back to you as worn and woeful as the 'Ancient Mariner.'"
** Frankenstein himself makes a more oblique reference to the poem later on when he says that his promise to create a female companion for the creature is a "deadly weight yet hanging round [his] neck, and bowing [him] to the ground."
* ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' uses this as a major plot point.
* Referenced a couple of times in ''Literature/WelkinWeasels''.

[[AC:LiveActionTelevision]]
* One ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' sketch has a carnival vendor who has an albatross around his neck--because he's selling them.

[[AC:{{Music}}]]
* The Music/IronMaiden FilkSong "Rime of the Ancient Mariner".
* The Music/PublicImageLtd song "Albatross".
* The Music/{{Slint}} song "Good Morning, Captain"
* The CaptainDanAndTheScurvyCrew song "Rime of the Hip Hop Mariners".

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* Rather stealthily in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'', where you find a Djinni named Rime in the older part of Lemuria... home of the [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld ancient]] mariner Piers.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* An old sailor tries to gull the Scotsman into hearing the story in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. The Scotsman is having none of it, but apparently Jack enjoyed the tale.
* The ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "To Another Shore" ends with Wonder Woman giving a Viking Prince a VikingFuneral. As she does so, she reads part of this poem.
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[[folder:References to ''The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'']]

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' has an extended comparison between River and the albatross.
-->'''[[DeadpanSnarker Mal]]''': Yes, I've read a poem. Try not to faint.
* ''Film/{{Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory}}'' had Wonka himself reference a certain line, though he changed the wording a bit to fit the Fizzy Lifting Drink Room.
-->'''Wonka:''': Bubbles, bubbles everywhere, not a drop to drink.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* The Mariner appears as a character in ''Literature/KeysToTheKingdom'' by Garth Nix.
* At the end of ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', Marco compares Jake's survivor guilt to "the Ancient Mariner and his albatross".
* The original ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' by Creator/MaryShelley references the poem several times. At one point Captain Walton, the narrator of the [[NestedStory framing device]], even explicitly says:
-->"I am going to unexplored regions, to 'the land of mist and snow'; but I shall kill no albatross; therefore do not be alarmed for my safety or if I should come back to you as worn and woeful as the 'Ancient Mariner.'"
** Frankenstein himself makes a more oblique reference to the poem later on when he says that his promise to create a female companion for the creature is a "deadly weight yet hanging round [his] neck, and bowing [him] to the ground."
* ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' uses this as a major plot point.
*
Has its own [[ReferencedBy/TheRimeOfTheAncientMariner Referenced a couple of times in ''Literature/WelkinWeasels''.

[[AC:LiveActionTelevision]]
* One ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' sketch has a carnival vendor who has an albatross around his neck--because he's selling them.

[[AC:{{Music}}]]
* The Music/IronMaiden FilkSong "Rime of the Ancient Mariner".
* The Music/PublicImageLtd song "Albatross".
* The Music/{{Slint}} song "Good Morning, Captain"
* The CaptainDanAndTheScurvyCrew song "Rime of the Hip Hop Mariners".

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* Rather stealthily in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'', where you find a Djinni named Rime in the older part of Lemuria... home of the [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld ancient]] mariner Piers.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* An old sailor tries to gull the Scotsman into hearing the story in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. The Scotsman is having none of it, but apparently Jack enjoyed the tale.
* The ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "To Another Shore" ends with Wonder Woman giving a Viking Prince a VikingFuneral. As she does so, she reads part of this poem.
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3rd Apr '14 9:10:28 PM Rytex
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* ''Film/{{Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory}}'' had Wonka himself reference a certain line, though he changed the wording a bit to fit the Fizzy Lifting Drink Room.
-->'''Wonka:''': Bubbles, bubbles everywhere, not a drop to drink.
31st Dec '13 2:39:19 PM CrowTR0bot
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** Of course, the fact that everyone on the ship ''except'' the Mariner died because of the Albatross slaying not only makes it disproportionate, but misaimed.
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