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10th Aug '17 11:12:45 AM Occidensill
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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."

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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 with added focus on the actual character interactions (plus whatever nuances the actors put in) 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."



* The ''[[Literature/TheHeatherWellsMysteries Heather Wells book Big Boned]]'' can easily be interpreted as having the message 'Do not ever date your teacher', even if both parties are well above legal age of consent. There always will be the power-imbalance in the relationship, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking he might force you into doing exercise]] or [[spoiler: could simply be using you, to make it big in the Big Apple]].

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* The ''[[Literature/TheHeatherWellsMysteries Heather Wells book Big Boned]]'' can easily be interpreted as having the message 'Do not ever date your teacher', even if both parties are well above legal age of consent. There always will be the power-imbalance in the relationship, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking he might force you into doing exercise]] or [[spoiler: could simply be using you, you to make it big in the Big Apple]].



** Schulz said he only created the [[WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown Great Pumpkin]] as a fun idea: "What if someone believed in a Hallowe'en Santa Claus?" Many saw Linus's efforts as a mockery of the foolishness of religious people, but Schulz himself was quite religious, at least in the early years. [[note]] Around the 1980s, Schulz became a secular humanist and he stopped going to church, but The Great Pumpkin was introduced in 1960.)[[/note]] Linus's statement that you should never discuss "religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin" was intended to show that he doesn't view the Great Pumpkin as his religion per se.

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** Schulz said he only created the [[WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown Great Pumpkin]] as a fun idea: "What if someone believed in a Hallowe'en Halloween Santa Claus?" Many saw Linus's efforts as a mockery of the foolishness of religious people, but Schulz himself was quite religious, at least in the early years. [[note]] Around the 1980s, Schulz became a secular humanist and he stopped going to church, but The Great Pumpkin was introduced in 1960.)[[/note]] Linus's statement that you should never discuss "religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin" was intended to show that he doesn't view the Great Pumpkin as his religion per se.
26th Jul '17 3:43:28 PM Kayube
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* Western viewers of ''Manga/InterviewsWithMonsterGirls'' often see the demi-humans can be a metaphor for people who are different. As a result, this series can be seen as AnAesop on diversity and labels, especially in the West, due to the unfortunate time it debuts. While most see that as a valid interpretation, opinion is divided on whether this is Petos' intent, as they are previously known for being drawing CuteMonsterGirl {{doujinshi}}, which implies they may be writing it completely out of AuthorAppeal.

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* Western viewers of ''Manga/InterviewsWithMonsterGirls'' often see the demi-humans can be a metaphor for people who are different. As a result, this series can be seen as AnAesop on diversity and labels, especially in the West, due to the unfortunate time it debuts.labels. While most see that as a valid interpretation, opinion is divided on whether this is Petos' intent, as they are previously known for being drawing CuteMonsterGirl {{doujinshi}}, which implies they may be writing it completely out of AuthorAppeal.
25th Jul '17 7:47:55 AM daydreamlab
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* Creator/GeorgeARomero 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.

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* Creator/GeorgeARomero 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 said 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.
15th Jun '17 6:21:16 PM Luigiofthegods
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* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' has a stunningly powerful GreenAesop as the player discovers [[SceneryPorn grand sweeping vistas]] and slowly corrupts and ruins them, looking back only to find the landscape perverted by their own desires, a shell of its former self. Many players try and keep the landscape as pristine as possible just to avoid this, or replant religiously. According to Notch, this was completely accidental and people probably shouldn't read so much into it. Another easy one could be that Creepers are taken as a representation that all work is transitory, here one point and gone the next, or that some people just can't accept what you have built (or, in light of the GreenAesop approach, they represent GaiasVengeance). Because the game is so open ended it's very possible that quite a few accidental Aesops may just pop up at any time.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' has a stunningly powerful GreenAesop as the player discovers [[SceneryPorn grand sweeping vistas]] and slowly corrupts and ruins them, looking back only to find the landscape perverted by their own desires, a shell of its former self. Many players try and keep the landscape as pristine as possible just to avoid this, or replant religiously. According to Notch, this was completely accidental and people probably shouldn't read so much into it. Another easy one could be that Creepers are taken as a representation that all work is transitory, here one point and gone the next, or that some people just can't accept what you have built (or, in light of the GreenAesop approach, they represent GaiasVengeance). Because the game is so open ended ended, it's very possible that quite a few accidental Aesops may just pop up at any time.


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* Throughout all of ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars]]'', Mario and company are attempting to rebuild the Star Road, the medium in which wishes come true, after it was destroyed by Smithy. During their journey, however, they inadvertently end up fulfilling several unrealized dreams through their actions, most notably [[spoiler:reuniting Mallow with his true family]], well before the Star Road was even close to being fixed, suggesting that it is better to put in hard work and effort in trying to fulfill your dreams, rather than relying on magic and prayers for them to come true someday.
2nd Jun '17 8:45:47 AM Argon2
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* ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWoKokurasetai'': The Irish make ''excellent'' servants.
1st Jun '17 7:32:29 PM jormis29
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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.

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* George A. Romero Creator/GeorgeARomero 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.
25th May '17 3:53:55 PM MiracleChange
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* Western viewers of ''Manga/InterviewsWithMonsterGirls'' often see the demi-humans can be a metaphor for people who are different. As a result, this series can be seen as AnAesop on diversity and labels, especially in the West, due to the unfortunate time it debuts (January 2017, in the midst of the rise of right-wing populism). While most see that as a valid interpretation, opinion is divided on whether this is Petos' intent, as they are previously known for being drawing CuteMonsterGirl {{doujinshi}}, which implies they may be writing it completely out of AuthorAppeal.

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* Western viewers of ''Manga/InterviewsWithMonsterGirls'' often see the demi-humans can be a metaphor for people who are different. As a result, this series can be seen as AnAesop on diversity and labels, especially in the West, due to the unfortunate time it debuts (January 2017, in the midst of the rise of right-wing populism).debuts. While most see that as a valid interpretation, opinion is divided on whether this is Petos' intent, as they are previously known for being drawing CuteMonsterGirl {{doujinshi}}, which implies they may be writing it completely out of AuthorAppeal.
14th May '17 5:47:18 PM SamCurt
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* Western viewers of ''Manga/InterviewsWithMonsterGirls'' often see the demi-humans can be a metaphor for people who are different. As a result, this series can be seen as AnAesop on diversity and labels, especially in the West, due to the unfortunate time it debuts (January 2017, in the midst of the rise of right-wing populism). While most see that as a valid interpretation, opinion is divided on whether this is Petos' intent, as they are previously known for being drawing CuteMonsterGirl {{doujinshi}}, which implies they may be writing it completely out of AuthorAppeal.
11th May '17 11:48:32 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* Quite a few VisualKei artists, have, through the loss of their own lives, shown the problems inherent in abusing methamphetamine. [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]], [[Music/TokyoYankees Soichiro Umemura]], Daisuke from The Studs and Kagerou, and Music/TaijiSawada have all, sadly, served as very good examples for "meth will fuck you up" as AnAesop... unfortunately, it's not like many other VisualKei artists pay attention, meaning more will likely join that list soon enough.
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6th May '17 2:09:22 PM maxwellsilver
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** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E4BartTheMurderer Bart the Murderer]]'', in which Bart is framed for murdering Principal Skinner and only exonerated when Skinner enters the courtroom alive and explains he was trapped in his basement when a stack of newspapers fell on him. Skinner states "Let this be a lesson to recycle", intended as a SpoofAesop. With greater awareness of hoarding, this isn't a bad message.

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** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E4BartTheMurderer Bart the Murderer]]'', in which Bart is framed for murdering Principal Skinner and only exonerated when Skinner enters the courtroom alive and explains he was trapped in his basement when a stack of newspapers fell on him. him, has Skinner states state "Let this be a lesson to recycle", intended as a SpoofAesop. With greater awareness of hoarding, this isn't a bad message.
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