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15th Mar '17 4:54:14 AM BrendanRizzo
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* ''Anime/PrincessSarah'' was released at the time when ''ijime'' (bullying) was a hot-button issue in Japan. Combined with Lavinia's behavior towards Sarah, this led many fans to believe that the series was covertly dealing with this issue. However, director Fumio Kurokawa says that [[http://www.pelleas.net/int/int1.shtml this was purely unintentional.]] In the interview, he points out that some fans went overboard with this -- one fan even sent the writer a razor blade, with the message "Stop bullying Sarah!"

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* ''Anime/PrincessSarah'' was released at the time when ''ijime'' (bullying) bullying was a hot-button issue in Japan. Combined with Lavinia's behavior towards Sarah, this led many fans to believe that the series was covertly dealing with this issue. However, director Fumio Kurokawa says that [[http://www.pelleas.net/int/int1.shtml this was purely unintentional.]] In the interview, he points out that some fans went overboard with this -- one fan even sent the writer a razor blade, with the message "Stop bullying Sarah!"
8th Feb '17 1:35:38 PM REV6Pilot
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* Writer Walt Williams is not terribly keen on ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' being described as an "anti-war" video game: he has stated that his primary intention was to create a narrative which asked players to question [[DeconstructionGame why they play shooters in the first place]], and the WarIsHell aspect of the game came about largely as a necessary consequence of this rather than out of any especial desire to attack war in its own right.

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* Writer Walt Williams is not terribly keen on ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' being described as an "anti-war" video game: he has stated that his primary intention was to create a narrative which asked players to question [[DeconstructionGame why they play shooters in the first place]], and the WarIsHell aspect of the game came about largely as a necessary consequence of this rather than out of any especial particular desire to attack war in its own right. The game grapples with how such a life and state of being would be one of constant fear, endless violence and bloodshed, which would [[SanitySlippage take a toll on any individual's sanity]].
21st Nov '16 11:15:41 AM azul120
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* Lastly this Creator/CartoonNetwork [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6juEOmOaYVk ad]] delivered at the time what appeared to be a kick the dog moment on the Cartoon Cartoons triumph. The problem being that when it came time for Creator/HannaBarbera vs Cartoon Cartoons on dvd, Hanna Barbera has been doing much better. Cartoon Network more than likely didn't intend any aesops here, but instead made two. One of course to not brag before you know all the information and secondly "what goes around comes around" as now the roles are on the other feet in the home media market.
14th Oct '16 8:30:00 AM kensu
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* The iconic Baltans from the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' series have a similar story. This may have been intentional in their case, however, as nationalistic themes were fairly common in earlier toku productions.

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* The iconic Baltans from the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' series have can be read as a similar story.case of a group of refugees being portrayed as an invasion. This may have been intentional in their case, however, as nationalistic themes were fairly common in earlier toku productions.
28th Aug '16 5:29:20 AM fruitstripegum
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** There's [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/peanuts/images/8/82/Pe700720.gif/revision/latest?cb=20140205024118 a strip]] where Linus asks Lucy about what would happen if a baby was in heaven waiting to be born but its parents decided that they didn't want any more children. Lucy points out his theological and scientific ignorance. It was meant to be a parody of people who ask really weird hypothetical questions, but people on both sides of the abortion debate seized on it as proof that Schulz supported them and asked him if they could have permission to reprint it in their literature. He said no. It may or may not be coincidence that Rerun, younger brother to Lucy and Linus, was born a few years later.

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** There's [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/peanuts/images/8/82/Pe700720.gif/revision/latest?cb=20140205024118 [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1970/07/20 a strip]] where Linus asks Lucy about what would happen if a baby was in heaven waiting to be born but its parents decided that they didn't want any more children. Lucy points out his theological and scientific ignorance. It was meant to be a parody of people who ask really weird hypothetical questions, but people on both sides of the abortion debate seized on it as proof that Schulz supported them and asked him if they could have permission to reprint it in their literature. He said no. It may or may not be coincidence that Rerun, younger brother to Lucy and Linus, was born a few years later.
26th Aug '16 5:14:34 AM fruitstripegum
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** There's [[a http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/peanuts/images/8/82/Pe700720.gif/revision/latest?cb=20140205024118 strip]] where Linus asks Lucy about what would happen if a baby was in heaven waiting to be born but its parents decided that they didn't want any more children. Lucy points out his theological and scientific ignorance. It was meant to be a parody of people who ask really weird hypothetical questions, but people on both sides of the abortion debate seized on it as proof that Schulz supported them and asked him if they could have permission to reprint it in their literature. He said no. It may or may not be coincidence that Rerun, younger brother to Lucy and Linus, was born a few years later.

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** There's [[a http://vignette4.[[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/peanuts/images/8/82/Pe700720.gif/revision/latest?cb=20140205024118 a strip]] where Linus asks Lucy about what would happen if a baby was in heaven waiting to be born but its parents decided that they didn't want any more children. Lucy points out his theological and scientific ignorance. It was meant to be a parody of people who ask really weird hypothetical questions, but people on both sides of the abortion debate seized on it as proof that Schulz supported them and asked him if they could have permission to reprint it in their literature. He said no. It may or may not be coincidence that Rerun, younger brother to Lucy and Linus, was born a few years later.
26th Aug '16 5:14:15 AM fruitstripegum
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** There's a strip where Linus asks Lucy about what would happen if a baby was in heaven waiting to be born but its parents decided that they didn't want any more children. Lucy points out his theological and scientific ignorance. It was meant to be a parody of people who ask really weird hypothetical questions, but people on both sides of the abortion debate seized on it as proof that Schulz supported them and asked him if they could have permission to reprint it in their literature. He said no. It may or may not be coincidence that Rerun, younger brother to Lucy and Linus, was born a few years later.

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** There's a strip [[a http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/peanuts/images/8/82/Pe700720.gif/revision/latest?cb=20140205024118 strip]] where Linus asks Lucy about what would happen if a baby was in heaven waiting to be born but its parents decided that they didn't want any more children. Lucy points out his theological and scientific ignorance. It was meant to be a parody of people who ask really weird hypothetical questions, but people on both sides of the abortion debate seized on it as proof that Schulz supported them and asked him if they could have permission to reprint it in their literature. He said no. It may or may not be coincidence that Rerun, younger brother to Lucy and Linus, was born a few years later.
18th Aug '16 4:52:07 AM Enkind
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* While it is hard to tell whether Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey the book has any kind of aesop hidden under its absolutely mind-numbing prose and cringe-worthy narration, the movie, due to the lack of the aforementioned cons and added focus on the actual character interactions (plus whatever nuances the actors put in) can be easily interpreted as "BDSM is awesome, but you should get into it gradually and don't rush with contracts and hardcore practices, or it will destroy your relationship."
31st Jul '16 4:32:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* George A. Romero has always maintained that he did not intend to make any comments about race in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''. He hired Duane Jones, a black stage actor, to play the hero because "he gave the best audition." Much of the movie's dialogue was improvised by the actors during filming, with only a loose adherence to the script. It was only when the film was released that Romero says he became aware of the implications of Jones's character being black. However, some critics continue to insist that it's highly implausible for someone in the 1960s to cast a black actor as the lead without being aware of the significance.

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* George A. Romero has always maintained that he did not intend to make any comments about race in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''. He hired Duane Jones, a black stage actor, to play the hero because "he gave the best audition." Much of the movie's dialogue was improvised by the actors during filming, with only a loose adherence to the script. It was only when the film was released that Romero says he became aware of the implications of Jones's character being black. However, some critics continue to insist that it's highly implausible for someone in the 1960s to cast a black actor as the lead without being aware of the significance. For better or worse, Romero subsequently started adding intentional but [[{{Anvilicious}} far less subtle aesops]] in all his following zombie films.
20th Jul '16 9:52:57 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon "Kill the Moon"]]: Some viewers reacted angrily to what they saw as a pro-life (as in anti-abortion) message in this one. There's a question of preventing a birth and the Doctor gives the women the "choice" to terminate it. Then, in a democratic method, the whole world together decides to prevent the birth. But finally, Clara just can't bear to "kill the baby", and her decision to save it is proven to be the right one in the end. Alternatively, the message could be seen as that ultimately it is the woman's choice alone whether to terminate the pregnancy, regardless of what others tell her she should do or the outcome -- making it a pro-choice message.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon "Kill the Moon"]]: Some viewers reacted angrily to what they saw as a pro-life (as in anti-abortion) message in this one. There's a question of preventing a birth and the Doctor gives the women the "choice" to terminate it. Then, in a democratic method, the whole world together decides to prevent the birth. But finally, Clara just can't bear to "kill the baby", and her decision to save it is proven to be the right one in the end. Alternatively, the message could be seen as that ultimately it is the woman's choice alone whether to terminate the pregnancy, regardless of what others tell her she should do or the outcome -- making it a pro-choice message. It mostly depends on if you see Clara as analogous to the mother or as someone overriding the mother's choice.
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